The Pacers and Bucks meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night for the second time this season, as the Pacers celebrate the 1990’s.
In their first meeting, the Pacers were run out of Milwaukee, taking a 125-107 loss. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker flashed all of the early-season promise for the Bucks, scoring 27 points each, as the Pacers had no answer defensively.
Things have turned for the worse since then for Milwaukee as they find themselves battling injuries while sitting eight games under .500. While the Pacers have taken off since the start of January, the Bucks are 4-12 since Jan. 4.
Khris Middleton returned to action on Friday after missing the full season up to this point recovering from hamstring surgery. He will not play on the back-to-back against the Pacers, however. Worse yet, Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Wednesday and is done for the year.
After losing their last two game, the Pacers need to take advantage of the struggling Bucks to avoid a potentially mounting losing streak. Thaddeus Young remains questionable for the Pacers.
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Odds: Bovada has the Pacers at -7.5 favorites
Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Paul George (SG), C.J. Miles (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
Bucks: Matthew Dellavedova (PG), Tony Snell (SG) Giannis Antetokounmpo (SF), Thon Maker (PF), John Henson (C)