A win would give the Pacers a 2-1 record on the roadie and provide a nice bounce-back effort after a tough loss in Philly on Friday.
Myles Turner returned against the Sixers and is expected to return to the starting lineup in New York, as Clifton Brown reported on Saturday.
#Pacers coach Nate McMillan plans to re-insert Myles Turner back into starting lineup in place of Sabonis for Sunday night's game in NY.— Clifton Brown (@CliftonGBrown) November 4, 2017
That will return Domas Sabonis to the reserve rotation but shouldn't impact the minutes Sabonis has been playing which has often been minimized by foul trouble anyway. What will be interesting is to see who is on the court late in a close game. This is a good problems for Nate McMillan to have to manage.
The Knicks lost their first three games but have on four of their last five led by young big man, Kristaps Porzingis who scored north of 30 points in the four wins. Porzingis is nursing a bad ankle but is expected to play. New York's starting backcourt is familiar with former Pacers guard Jarret Jack at point guard and former Pike Red Devil Courtney Lee at the other guard.
The Pacers wlll be without T.J. Leaf after the rookie sprained his ankle in Philly.
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Pacers at Knicks - 7:30 PM EDT at Madison Square Garden
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
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Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
Knicks: Jarret Jack (PG), Courtney Lee (SG), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (SF), Kristaps Porzingis (PF), Enes Kanter (C)