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)