Hopefully, the juice from a TNT game will keep the Pacers focused and bring the energy to close up the road trip and back-to-back with a winning effort. The Pacers will have a little more time than usual to recover for the back-to-back after beating the Hawks following a 1 p.m ET tip on Sunday.
The Pacers were blown out in their first trip to Charlotte early in the season, 122-100. In that game, the Hornets torched the Pacers for 75 points in the first half and cruised home from there. The Pacers defense has fared better of late and the Hornets have been struggling after a strong start to the season.
But the return to health of Cody Zeller has the starting lineup back healthy and ready to face the Pacers. Depth may be an issue with Frank Kaminsky and Ramon Sessions out. The Pacers list Lavoy Allen (knee) as questionable after he missed the game in Atlanta.
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Pacers vs. Hornets - 8:00 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center
Odds: Bovada has the Hornets at -4 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)
Hornets: Kemba Walker (PG), Nicolas Batum (SG) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF), Marvin Williams (PF), Cody Zeller (C)