This game will wrap up the season series between the teams who played their first game at BLF back on Nov. 8. The Pels won that matchup, 117-112 thanks to a double-dose of destruction from their front court of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The duo combined for 67 points, 27 rebounds and 10 assists.
Still, the Pacers led at the half before getting worn out by Cousins and Davis. This time around will be a bit different since Cousins ruptured his left Achilles tendon a couple of weeks ago. New Orleans is 1-4 in the five games without Cousins as they have struggled both to slow down opponents and keep pace at the offensive end.
The Pacers hope to have Victor Oladipo back after he missed their last game due to sickness. Darren Collison had successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and remains out until after the All-Star break.
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Pacers (30-25) at Pelicans (28-25) - 8:00 PM EDT at Smoothie King 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)
Pelicans: Jrue Holiday (PG), Rajon Rondo (SG), E'Twaun Moore (SF), Nikola Mirotic (PF), Anthony Davis (C)