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Pacers vs. Hornets: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

The Pacers play the first game of a back-to-back on the road in Charlotte on Friday night.

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The Pacers visit the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night for the second meeting between the teams this week.

The Pacers beat the Hornets on Monday at the Fieldhouse, 105-96 pulling away in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Myles Turner came up huge off the bench with 22 points and as a result, is now back in the starting lineup for the Pacers. Dwight Howard creates a tough matchup for Turner and the Pacers so Domas Sabonis will be needed to share the defensive burden of pounding in the paint against Howard at times.

After seeing Marvin Williams (ankle) being helped to the x-ray room at the Fieldhouse on Monday, it is no surprise he is out for Charlotte. Frank Kaminsky will likely take his spot in the starting lineup with Cody Zeller expected to return in a reserve role for the Hornets.

Coach Nate McMillan is not with the team due to personal reason so Dan Burke will be calling the shots from the top chair on the bench. McMillan expects to be back with the team on Saturday when they host the Sixers.

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Pacers (29-23) at Hornets (21-29) - 7:00 PM EDT at Spectrum 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), Myles Turner (C)

Hornets: Kemba Walker (PG), Nicolas Batum (SG), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF), Frank Kaminsky (PF), Dwight Howard(C)