Oh, and the Pacers aren’t just facing the Thunder, they are facing the old face of the franchise, Paul George. Remember all of the drama last summer? Of course we do.
Along with PG, the Pacers have to deal with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony who will surely defer to their new teammate so he can show out against his old team. Despite the Pacers fantastic performance in Minnesota on Tuesday, the defensive matchups against OKC don’t look good for the blue and gold.
If you are looking for schedule losses for the Pacers, this would qualify. Fortunately, this group has shown they will show up and take a swing regardless of what the matchups reveal on paper. That has made the Pacers fun to watch through four games even though they are missing the superstar who will face them tonight.
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Pacers vs. Thunder - 8:00 p.m. ET at Chesapeake Energy Arena
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Domantas Sabonis (C)
Thunder: Russell Westbrook (PG), Andre Roberson (SG), Paul George (SF), Carmelo Anthony (PF), Steven Adams (C)