The Pacers won the last meeting, 120-95 after dropping the first game back in November, 127-109. Much has changes since those last two games, the latter a quality home win for the Pacers and the last game they would finish with Victor Oladipo. Three nights after the win, Oladipo was injured in a win over the Raptors.
Wesley Matthews will make his debut for the Pacers which should add a jolt of energy the team hopes overcome the chunkiness of adding a new player to the mix on the fly. Doug McDermott remains questionable with a rib after appearing ready to return. Myles Turner tweaked his knee against the Cavs on Saturday, but expects to play.
As for the Hornets, the arrive at BLF one game under .500 but sitting in seventh in the East. Tony Parker is out with a strained back.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:00 PM EST
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Hornets: Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb, Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo
Pacers: Victor Oladipo (right knee) - out, Doug McDermott (rib injury) - questionable, Myles Turner (sore right knee) - questionable
Hornets: Tony Parker(back strain) — out
Enemy view: At the Hive
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