In the first meeting at the Fieldhouse, the Pacers survived playing without Domas Sabonis and Myles Turner to beat the Bulls 108-95. Goga Bitadze started the game and TJ Leaf had a double-double. Seems like longer than two months ago.
This time around the Pacers will have both bigs in the lineup and hope to have Malcolm Brogdon back to run the show. Brogdon has missed the past four (really five after the early exit against Philly) and his absence has been missed with the Pacers going 1-3 in their last four.
The Bulls see the Pacers recent struggles and raise them with a five game losing streak heading into this one. The Bulls have a some solid young talent along with Zach LaVine scoring almost 24 points per game. The Pacers will need to be connected facing a Bulls team that is desperate for a W.
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
When: 8:00 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, TJ Leaf, Domantas Sabonis
Bulls: Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (back) - questionable, Naz Mitrou-Long (ankle) - out
CHI: Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) - questionable, Otto Porter Jr. (left foot) - out, Max Strus (left ACL) - out
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