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

The Pacers catch the Cavs short one of their big three, but LeBron James is still there to pick up the slack.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers and CavaliersT resume their season series in Cleveland on Wednesday after splitting the first two meetings in Indy, including the Cavs 132-117 win at the Fieldhouse last Wednesday.

Kevin Love had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavs last week but is now out after having his left knee scoped earlier this week. The Pacers struggled mightily to defend the three-point arc in the loss and that challenge will remain with Channing Frye picking up more minutes.

Oh, and when Kyle Korver is on the court, they shouldn’t leave him to guard a guy they’d rather have shoot the ball, like this:

The Cavs beat Minnesota on Tuesday so they will be both short-handed and playing on a back-to-back. LeBron James played just shy of 40 minutes against the Timberwolves.

For the Pacers, Thaddeus Young (wrist) remains out with Laoy Allen (knee) questionable. Allen’s status could alter the lineup as Nate McMillan started Kevin Seraphin and Glenn Robinson III against the Spurs.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN along with Fox Sports Indiana. The ESPN cross-over announcers include Dick Vitale AND Bill Walton. Assuming Vitale won’t reference The General, Robert Montgomery Knight during this Indiana broadcast. Let FS1 be your refuge.

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Pacers vs. Cavaliers - 7:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: ESPN/FOX Sports Indiana

Odds: Bovada has the Cavaliers at -6 favorites

Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups

Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Paul George (SG), C.J. Miles (SF), Lavoy Allen (PF), Myles Turner (C)

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving (PG), Iman Shumpert (SG) LeBron James (SF), Channing Frye (PF), Tristan Thompson (C)