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Nuggets vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

The Pacers try to win their fourth consecutive game as their Fieldhouse homestand continues against Denver on Sunday.

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The Pacers play the fourth of six consecutive home games on Sunday evening when they host the Denver Nuggets for their annual visit to BLF.

The Nuggets were a major problem for the Pacers last season, not only winning both games but scoring at least 30 points in all eight quarters the two teams played. To make matters worse, the Nuggs embarrassed the Pacers 140-112 on an international stage in London. Of course, the Pacers were more focused on showing up for Paul George's shoe release parties than showing up for the actual game.

No one abused the Pacers worse than Nikola Jokic who showed off his immense talent which nicely compliments his large frame as the Nuggets' young center put up 22 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in London and then 30 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists in Indy. But this time around the Pacers catch a break with Jokic (ankle) ruled out on Sunday. Also, new Nugget, Paul Millsap (wrist) is out after having wrist surgery a few weeks ago. Denver does boast a couple of Hoosier natives in the starting lineup with Mason Plumlee filling in at center and Gary Harris starting in the backcourt.

The Pacers try to keep rolling at home after winning their last three games at BLF but health could also be an issue as four players, including three starters (Collison, Bogdanovic and Young), showed up on the injury report on Saturday. Even is all of the questionables show up ready to play, Nate McMillan will likely need to lean on a deeper playing rotation, as he did against Cleveland on Friday.

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Nuggets (14-11) at Pacers (15-11) - 7:00 PM EDT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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), Myles Turner(C)

Nuggets: Jamal Murray (PG), Gary Harris (SG), Will Barton (SF), Wilson Chandler (PF), Mason Plumlee (C)