In early December the Pacers and Nuggets played an entertaining game which resulted in a 126-116 OT win for the Pacers. After falling behind early (shocking, I know) the Pacers rallied to take the lead in the second half, but the Nuggets were able to force overtime. Victor Oladipo fueled an OT outburst by the Pacers which saw them score the first 12 points and put away the W.
Oladipo scored a season-high 47 points in the game, dueling a couple of Indy high school legends, Gary Harris and Trey Lyle who combined for 46 points. Darren Collison missed the first meeting for the Pacers, while the Nuggs were without Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap which was obviously a factor.
This time around, Jokic and Millsap are available as the Nuggets fight for a playoff spot in the West. Denver currently trail New Orleans by one game but do hold the tie breaker over the Pelicans. Harris (knee) won’t be on the court the the Nuggets this time around and Wilson Chandler (nasal fracture) is questionable.
The Pacers injury report is clean.
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Pacers (45-31) at Nuggets (42-35) - 9:00 PM EDT at Pepsi 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)
Nuggets: Jamal Murray (PG), Will Barton (SG), Juancho Hernangomez (SF), Paul Millsap (PF), Nikola Jokic (C)