The Pacers will try to avenge one of their worst losses of the season when they lost in New Orleans 120-98 the night after a big effort came up short in Miami. Much has changed since that late December matchup.
Rookie Zion Williamson is now available for the Pels which has given the team a boost in talent and energy. Plus, Brandon Ingram earned an All-Star spot and Lonzo Ball has been making things go quite nicely over the past few weeks.
New Orleans decided against trading Jrue Holiday as they keep hope alive that a strong finish can put them in the playoffs. That also means another Holiday brother reunion tonight at BLF.
As for the Pacers, Victor Oladipo will sit out after playing 28 minutes on Friday night in the loss to Toronto. If T.J. Warren can go, he will return to the starting lineup, otherwise it will likely be Aaron Holiday starting at the off guard.
After dropping a pair of tough games to the Raptors, the Pacers are struggling, having suffered four consecutive losses.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday Jeremy Lamb, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Pelicans: Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Derrick Favors
IND: Victor OladipoT (rest) - out, - questionable (rest) - out, T.J. Warren (concussion) - questionable
NOP: Darius Miller (right Achilles) - out, Zion Williamson (left ankle) - questionable, Brandon Ingram (right ankle) - doubtful, Kenrich Williams (right lower back) - out
Enemy view: The Bird Writes
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