The Pacers play the first of two games against the Spurs in their only visit to San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Last season, Victor Oladipo hit an early-season game winner against the Spurs at home which altered the view of the upcoming season. Suddenly the Pacers were going to be, at worst very entertaining or, as it turned out, a playoff team that was a tough out every night.
After four games and two rough road outings, the Pacers face the Spurs again, looking for a spark to raise their play to a higher level. Turnovers along with adjusting their defensive disposition to handle the new freedom of movement emphasis from officials are glaring areas the team needs to tighten up.
The Spurs are 2-1 after a wild OT win over the Lakers in their last outing. Former Raptor, DeMar DeRozan has stepped in nicely to team up with LaMarcus Aldridge as a strong duo to contend with. Rudy Gay also seems to have turned the clock back a bit and (as long as he stays healthy) presents a formidable third options for the Spurs.
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Spurs: Bryn Forbes, DeMar DeRozan, Dante Cunningham, Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge
IND: TJ Leaf (left ankle) - probable
SAS: Dejounte Murray (right knee) - out, Lonnie Walker IV (right knee) - out, Derrick White (left heel) - out
Enemy view: Pounding the Rock
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