The Pacers and Nuggets meet for the second time this season as both teams fight to remain in playoff position in their respective conferences.
Indiana enters the game on Friday in seventh place in the East with the same record as sixth place Milwaukee (Bucks have tie breaker) and one game behind fifth place Atlanta.
Denver currently holds the eighth spot in the West, trying to hold off Portland and Dallas as the regular season winds down. The Nuggets crushed the Pacers in London in mid-January, led by a monster game by Nikola Jokic. After dealing at the trade deadline, the Nuggets playing rotation is a bit different with Mason Plumlee starting at center. Roy Hibbert is also on the Nuggets but has played just eight minutes over just four games since being traded to Denver.
Veteran Jameer Nelson has been starting at point guard alongside former HSE Royal, Gary Harris in the backcourt. Danilo Gallinari (knee) is doubful for the Nuggs.
UPDATE: Gallinari is back and starting at PF. Jokic at C. Glenn Robinson OUT for Pacers.
Glenn Robinson III makes an appearance on the injury report, listed as questionable with a sore left calf.
Nuggets vs. Pacers - 7:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
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)
Nuggets: Jameer Nelson (PG), Gary Harris (SG), Wilson Chandler (SF), Nikola Jokic (PF), Mason Plumlee (C)