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The Pacers and Pistons meet for the last time in the regular season, tipping off late for national TV.

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The Pacers wrap up their season series with the Pistons on Wednesday night in what will be a key matchup between two Eastern Conference playoff contenders.

Beating a team four times in one season is never easy, but the Pacers have an opportunity to sweep the Pistons with a win. In the prior three meetings, the Pacers won by 15, 5 and 21 points, with the first two wins at Detroit and a 105-84 win at the Fieldhouse in early February.

Paul George averaged just over 26 points in the first three games and will need to be a factor again as he returns to the Fieldhouse after back-to-back 30-plus-point games in his last two outings.

Like the Pacers, the Pistons didn’t make a move at the trade deadline but have been putting up better results of late, winning three of their last four and ten of their last 15 games.

After a couple of TNT games recently, the Pacers are back on national TV again, this time on ESPN which is why the tip time is at 8 p.m. ET.

For more on the Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. Also, add your thoughts and observations about the game in the comments.

Pistons vs. Pacers - 8:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: ESPN/FOX Sports Indiana

Odds: Bovada has the Pacers 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)

Pistons: Reggie Jackson (PG), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG) Marcus Morris (SF), Jon Leuer (PF), Andre Drummond (C)