The Pacers struggled mightily in Milwaukee in the second half on Sunday night as the Bucks ran past the blue and gold for a 28-point win. The Raptors played a little earlier in the day and were down 30 at home to Dallas before rallying to win thanks to a 47-point fourth quarter.
Considering the circumstances of both games, Toronto had to expend more energy, so combined with their lengthy injury report, the Pacers have about as favorable situation for a back-to-back as you could hope for.
Now they just have to play well.
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, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Raptors: Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Patrick McCaw, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Jeremy Lamb (groin) - questionable, Domantas Sabonis (hip) - questionable, Naz Mitrou-Long (ankle) - out
TOR: Stanley Johnson (left groin) - doubtful, Pascal Siakam (groin) - out, Marc Gasol (left hamstring) - out, Dewan Hernandez (right ankle) - out, Norman Powell (left shoulder) - out, Matt Thomas (finger) - out
Enemy view: Raptors HQ
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