The Pacers continue their season series in Toronto on Friday night playing the second of three regular season games against the Raptors.
The Raptors have been adjusting to life without injured Kyle Lowry and did not miss their star point guard when they pounded the Pacers on Mar. 19, 116-91. That win was part of a six-game winning streak for Toronto which they snapped in their last game, a loss to Charlotte on Wednesday.
The Pacers remain without Al Jefferson (ankle) and Glenn Robinson III (calf) which limits their reserve options. That leaves the Pacers with fewer front court options since Rodney Stuckey has been released and Lance Stephenson is not yet with the team. Rakeem Christmas will likely be the best option to pair with Lavoy Allen since they have to account for Patrick Patterson slipping out behind the arc.
But the stars will obiously have more impact on the game with DeMar DeRozan and Paul George dueling in what the Pacers must treat like a playoff game as they hold on to the eighth spot in the East.
Pacers vs. Raptors - 7:00 p.m. ET at Air Canada Centre
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Odds: Bovada has the Raptors 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), Thaddeus Young(PF), Myles Turner (C)
Raptors: Cory Joseph (PG), DeMar DeRozan (SG), DeMarre Carroll (SF), Serge Ibaka (PF), Jonas Valanciunas (C)