This game will wrap up the three-game season series between the two teams with the Pacers winning both games earlier in the season. Of course, that first win at the Fieldhouse, a comeback win in OT, should be enough to maintain the Pacers attention regarding how dangerous the Hawks can be when Trae Young gets it going.
John Collins did not play in the prior wins by the Pacers and the big man left the Hawks’ near miss against the Celtics last night, but appears available to give it a go on Saturday.
The Pacers will left Malcolm Brogdon in Indy and will also be without reserve guard Edmond Sumner. The lack of backcourt depth pushed Goga Bitadze into the nine-man rotation against Denver but matchup differences with Atlanta may put JaKarr Sampson into play.
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
When: 7:30 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
Hawks: Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Cam Reddish, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Edmond Sumner (hand) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (back) - out
ATL: Kevin Huerter (back) - probable, Jabari Parker (right shoulcer) - probable
Enemy view: Peachtree Hoops
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