The Pacers remain short-handed but in better shape than the Magic who will be without key front court players, Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon. The Pacers expect to have Jeremy Lamb and T.J. McConnell available, but will still be without Malcolm Brogdon and Edmond Sumner (AND VIC).
The Pacers rallied to beat the Magic in the first meeting down in Orlando, surviving a first-half three-point barrage by the Magic. In that game, Doug McDermott and T.J. McConnell were huge off the bench, combining to score 30 points, to complement big nights from Domas Sabonis (21 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists) and Malcolm Brogond (19 points, 8 assists.
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: Aaron Holiday, Justin Holiday, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Magic: Markelle Fultz, Evan Fournier, Wes Iwundu, Jonathan Isaac, Khem Birch
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (back) - doubtful, Edmond Sumner (hand) - out, Jeremy Lamb (ankle) - probable, T.J. McConnell (groin) - probable, JaKarr Sampson (back) - questionable
ORL: Michael Carter-Williams (left hip) – out, Aaron Gordon (ankle) - out, Nikola Vucevic (right ankle) - out
Enemy view: Orlando Pinstriped Post
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