The Pacers (22-14) wrap up their mini-roadie in Charlotte on Monday night where they face the Hornets (15-23) for the third time the season.
A short-handed Pacers team dumped their first game in Charlotte, letting an early lead slip away before losing in OT. The Pacers evened the season series at the Fieldhouse, rolling to a 107-85 win with Myles Turner and Domas Sabonis back in the lineup.
The Hornets are coming off a strong road win over the Mavericks, their second consecutive win after losing the prior six games. The Pacers are struggling while once again playing short-handed with four losses in their last five games.
T.J. McConnell’s (ankle) status looms large with the Pacers already playing without Malcolm Brogdon. Regardless, if Devonte’ Graham and/or Terry Rozier get cooking, Edmond Sumner, assuming his knee holds up, could be key to slowing down the Hornets off the bench.
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
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. WarrenD, , Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Hornets: Devonte’ Graham, Terry Rozier, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombo
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Malcolm Brogdon (back) - out, Naz Mitrou-Long (ankle) - out, T.J. McConnell (ankle) - questionable
Enemy view: At The Hive
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