The Pacers visit the nation’s capital for a nationally televised game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
Both teams are short star power with Victor Oladipo and John Wall out for their respective squads. The Pacers will also be missing Vic’s backup, Tyreke Evans who will miss his second consecutive game with lower back soreness. Edmond Sumner will remain in the starting lineup.
The Pacers won the first two games against the Wiz, both at BLF, earlier this season. However, nothing that happened earlier in the season applies for the Pacers anymore without VO in the mix.
As for the Wiz, they are 7-6 so far in January with Bradley Beal leading the way, averaging 27.8 points per game during that stretch.
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN/FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Darren Collison, Edmond Sumner, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Wizards: Tomas Satoransky, Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Jeff Green, Thomas Bryant
IND: Victor Oladipo (right knee) - out, Tyreke Evans (sore lower back) - out
WAS: Dwight Howard (back) - out, John Wall (left heel surgery) - out, Markieff Morris (Transient Cervical Neuropraxia) - out, Sam Dekker (back spasms) - questionable, Ian Mahinmi (right thumb sprain) - questionable
Enemy view: Bullets Forever
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