After enjoying eight full days off, the Pacers will try to extend their current three-game winning streak with just 24 games remaining in the regular season. The schedule turns tough next Friday so the Pacers need to take care of business against the Hawks at home and then their next two games on the road at Dallas and then Atlanta next Wednesday.
But they can't win three until they win the first one tonight. Energy and effort shouldn't be an issue especially since the Pacers will get an added boost with the return of Glenn Robinson III who will make his season debut after working his way back from ankle surgery in October.
The Hawks have lost four of their last five and played without their starting backcourt in their final game before the break. Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore are both expected to start against the Pacers.
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Hawks (18-41) at Pacers (33-25) - 7:00 PM EDT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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)
Hawks: Dennis Schroder (PG), Kent Bazemore (SG), Taurean Prince (SF), Ersan Ilyasova (PF), Dewayne Dedmon (C)