The Pacers wrap up their season series with the Knicks when the two team meet at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
A brutal winter weather forecast threatened the game, but the NBA announced that the game will tip as expected after the actual storm failed to match the forecast hype. The Knicks beat the Pacers in the last game at MSG while the two teams split both games at the Fieldhouse. Sounds like it is the Pacers turn for a win, no?
The Knicks are struggling of late, losing five of their last six while the Pacers have alternated between wins and losses in their last nine games. The Pacers improved their spot in the standings while sitting idle on Monday thanks to a loss by Atlanta moving the Pacers within 2.5 games of the fifth spot. On the other side, Milwaukee lost, pushing the Bucks two games behind the Pacers.
Myles Turner had his right index finger wrapped for practice on Monday after jamming it late in win over Miami. Turner is not on the injury report and after practice said he wasn’t concerned about being ready to play on Tuesday. Lavoy Allen (sore left knee) is listed as questionable. For the Knicks, Joakim Noah (knee) is out for the season which adds another young big man, Willy Hernangomez to the front court alongside Kristaps Porzingis.
Pacers vs. Knicks - 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Odds: Bovada has the Pacers at -3.5 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)
Knicks: Derrick Rose (PG), Courtney Lee (SG), Carmelo Anthony (SF), Kristaps Porzingis (PF), Willy Hernangomez (C)