The Indiana Pacers wrap up their current five-game road trip in San Antonio where they will face the Spurs on Sunday evening.
After back-to-back wins and then back-to-back losses on the trip, the Pacers can return to Indy on a positive note with a win against the Spurs. The game sets up under similar circumstances as when the two team played in late October at the Fieldhouse.
The Pacers won the first matchup with a late rally, highlighted by Victor Oladipo drilling a go-ahead three with ten seconds remaining in the game, among the early signs that Vic was headed toward a special year. Neither Myles Turner nor Kawhi Leonard played in that game and both will be in street clothes tonight in San Antonio. Rudy Gay and Manu Ginobili will also be out this time for the Spurs.
But matchups don't matter against the Pacers if they can put the ball in the bucket which has been a lethal problem in the past two games. Whether you believe the Pacers' case of the clanks was due to poor shooting or quality 3-point defense, they will have to be much better when given good looks since the Spurs rank sixth in 3-point defense.
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Pacers (24-22) at Spurs (30-17)- 7:00 PM EDT at AT&T Center
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)
Spurs: Tony Parker (PG), Danny Green (SG), Kyle Anderson (SF), LaMarcus Aldrige (PF), Pau Gasol (C)