The Pacers arrive home after four games on the road to hop in the bubbling cauldron of storylines following the Lakers at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
The Lakers won the first meeting in L.A., 104-96 in a game Victor Oladipo sat out with his initial knee injury. LeBron lit ‘em up for 38 points, while the Pacers’ bench combined for 47 points. That game on Nov. 30 seems a lifetime ago at this point with LeBron trying to return from injury and Vic out for the year.
LBJ said he will play and does not have a minutes restriction. He certainly picked his spots against the Clipper in his first game back, but his presence on the court makes everyone better even if he is hovering around the perimeter taking a possession off.
Lance Stephenson only played five minutes in the first game, but has been playing more of late and will certainly make his presence known at the Fieldhouse, if not Hooters after the game.
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, Cory Joseph, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Lakers: Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac
IND: Victor Oladipo (right knee) - out, Doug McDermott (ribs) - out
LAL: LeBron James (groin) — probable, Kyle Kuzma (left hip strain) - probable, Ivica Zubac (left middle finger injury) - probable, Josh Hart (left knee patellar tendinitis) - questionable, Lonzo Ball (left ankle sprain) - out