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Bucks vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

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The Pacers face a tall order, hosting the Bucks with half of their players doubtful or worse for the game.

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The Pacers host the Bucks for the first time this season under less than ideal conditions.

Check that.

Far less than ideal conditions. Oof.

If you’re looking for positives from the carnage listed above, the fact that Jeremy Lamb is doubtful instead of out is an upgrade. However, there seemed to be some hope that Myles Turner may play and being doubtful is worse than questionable, let alone probable.

Oh, and sit back while the narrative on Malcolm Brogdon flips before your very eyes. The story developing throughout the week was why Milwaukee went cheap and didn’t keep Brogdon considering his impressive start to the season for the Pacers. Now, with a sore back (not a foot injury which has been a past problem) the other side of the story will rush in to explain how Brogdon was too big a risk for the Bucks because of his injury history.

Ahhh, narratives.

As for the game, the Pacers will show up and play all 48.

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: FOX Sports Indiana

Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups:

Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday, T.J. Warren, Jakarr Sampson, Domantas Sabonis

Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Donte DiVincenzo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez

Injury update:

IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Myles Turner (ankle) - doubtful, Edmond Sumner (hand) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (sore back) - doubtful, Jeremy Lamb (ankle) - doubtful, T.J. McConnell (sore groin) - questionable

MIL: Khris Middleton (left thigh contusion) - out

Enemy view: Brew Hoop

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