With eight full days off before playing again on Friday, Feb. 23, it is natural for minds to drift toward the time off as the team closes out the dog days of the NBA schedule. Nate McMillan and his veteran players are well aware of the situation and trying to avoid a let down after winning three of their last four games along with six of their last eight. Check out Mark Montieth's latest on the Pacers trying to avoid checking out early before the break.
The Pacers face a struggling Nets team who appear to be tanking although with out their top pick this year, the struggle is real. The Nets have dropped six consecutive and 10 of their last 11 games. In Brooklyn's defense, the schedule has been loaded with difficult opponents throughout that stretch but regardless they are limping into the break.
The Pacers remain without Darren Collison (knee) and list T.J. Leaf (left calf) as questionable. The Nets are without Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris Levert and Jeremy Lin.
This is the last meeting between the teams and a win will give the Pacers a 4-0 sweep of the season series.
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Pacers (32-25) at Nets (19-39) - 7:30 PM EDT at Barclays Center
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Cory Joseph (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie (PG), Joe Harris (SG), Allen Crabbe (SF), DeMarre Carroll (PF), Jarrett Allen (C)