The young Suns squad has found their stride in the bubble, much like the Pacers, so this matchup between two hot teams should be entertaining. Devin Booker is the star that makes the Suns go and he’s coming off a 35-point effort which included the game winner to be the Los Angeles Clippers. Booker is averaging just over 30 points per game in Orlando.
Of course, T.J. Warren is leading all scorers while making the Pacers go thus far. He will face his former team which gave up on him prior to last season while trying to make room for the other young players the Suns are seeing start to shine. Considering Warren was equally happy to leave, it is hard to consider this a revenge game.
The Pacers remain fifth in the East, one game behind Miami and one game (actually two with the tiebreaker) ahead of Philly.
Where: VISA Athletic Center, Orlando, FL
When: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday, Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, Myles Turner
Suns: Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Deandre Ayton
IND: Domantas Sabonis (foot) - out, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out, Goga Bitadze (knee) - quetsionable, Malcolm Brogdon (neck) - questionable
PHO: Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee) - out
Enemy view: Bright Side of the Sun
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