The Pacers try to bounce back from a tough loss in Miami which saw them come one rebound away from a quality road win. Instead, they have to push aside the frustration to take care of business against a Pelicans team that will once again force the Pacers to go small if they can’t extract an advantage out of the Myles Turner/Domas Sabonis pairing.
The Pelicans return home after playing their last four on the road. The successful trip saw them win three of those four games, including a nice win in Denver on Christmas Day.
Speaking of holidays, there will be three Holidays playing in this one with Aaron and Justin facing their middle brother Jrue on the Pelicans.
After the late 8 p.m. ET tip in Miami, the Pacers are back in action less than 24 hours later with the 7 p.m. ET tip time (6 p.m. CT in New Orleans).
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Aaron Holiday, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Pelicans: Lonzo Ball, JJ Redick, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Derrick Favors
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - questionable
NOP: Darius Miller (right Achilles) - out, Zion Williamson (right knee) - out
Enemy view: The Bird Writes
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