The Pacers have struggled to get over the hump in the first three games of the season. During all three losses, there were stretches where it appeared the Pacers would go on a run to close the deficit they were facing or even take the lead, only to be beaten back by their opponent.
Against the Pistons in Detroit, the Pacers did finally get over the hump to take a late lead, but were unable to hold on for the win. Now they are faced with getting over the hump for that first win, playing in Brooklyn on Wednesday as one of just three NBA teams with a goose egg in the win column.
Kyrie Irving will be a problem, as usual for a Nets team that is equally uncomfortable with their start, only winning once and already enduring an ESPN story which tried to stir up some discontent among the roster.
None of that is a good thing for the Pacers, but they have their own issues to work through so not team should have a motivation advantage at this point. Just have to execute.
According to reports from BKY, Jeremy Lamb will be back in the starting lineup, but Edmond Sumner is out after hurting his right hand in Detroit. Also, Aaron Holiday is expected to play off the bench after sitting the past two games.
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Nets: Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince, Jarrett Allen
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Edmond Sumner (right hand) - out
BKY: Kevin Durant (ruptured right Achilles tendon) - out, Wilson Chandler (suspension) - out
Enemy view: NetsDaily
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