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Knicks vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

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Opening night at BLF! Let’s go!!!

Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

This one counts!

The Pacers and Knicks tip off for real on Wednesday night, the first of 72 regular season games for both teams.

The matchup favors the Pacers with a relatively healthy lineup that will not include sixth man, Jeremy Lamb but will have the rest of the expected playing rotation ready to roll. The Knicks have a new coach in Tom Thibodeau so they should be expected to play hard despite the mismatch collection of talent that is still searching for a star or two to emerge after another luckless draft lottery.

The Pacers are favored by 7.5 to 8 points depending on you betting app of choice. On night one under Nate Bjorkgren, beating that spread would be a nice start for the home team with so many questions on the table in search of answers.

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: FOX Sports Indiana

Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups:

Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner

Knicks: Elfrid Payton, Alec Burks, R.J. Barrett, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel

Injury update:

IND: Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out, Brian Bowen II (groin) - out, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - out

NYK: Mitchell Robinson (ankle) - probable, Dennis Smith (quad) - questionable, Austin Rivers (groin) - out, Omari Spellman (knee) - out

Enemy view: Posting and Toasting

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