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The Pacers will find a desperate Cavs team despite the fact that LeBron and friends will be playing on a back-to-back.

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The Pacers play the Cleveland Cavaliers on a frosty Friday night in the Cavs' final regular season visit to the Fieldhouse.

Much like Miami, the Cavs arrive in Indy after playing in Toronto the night before playing the Pacers. The back-to-back advantage didn't help the Pacers much on Wednesday and considering the state of the Cavs and how their loss against the Raptors played out, there won't be much advantage this time either.

Cleveland lost by 34 points on Thursday and those are U.S. points! It would be like, 42 points with the Canadian exchange rate. The loss with the third in four games for Cleveland. The blowout didn't exercise LeBron too much, although he did log 32 minutes before exiting early. The rest of the starters didn't play more than 30 minutes.

But defense remains an issue for Cleveland after they have allowed 127, 127 and 133 in their last three games, respectively.

The Pacers won the first two meetings and will have to play without center Myles Turner who is out with a right elbow strain. Turner missed the first meeting in Cleveland when the Pacers won 124-107. The Fieldhouse may not be the normal hostile home court advantage after an ice and snow storm hit Indy Friday morning.

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Cavaliers (26-15) at Pacers (21-20) - 7:00 PM EDT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: Fox Sports Indiana

Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected starting lineups

Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Domantas Sabonis (C)

Cavaliers: Isaiah Thomas (PG), J.R. Smith (SG), LeBron James (SF), Jae Crowder (PF), Kevin Love (C)