The Pacers host the Rockets on Wednesday night at the Fieldhouse.
After surviving a challenging matchup in New Orleans to win in overtime, the Pacers return home for the unique matchup of dealing with James Harden. Despite changes to the roster and coaching staff, the Rockets remain a team playing small and always ready to attack on offense.
John Wall joins Harden in the backcourt and has looked pretty good so far this season considering he hasn’t played the Pacers since December of 2018. The Rockets are getting big returns from their dynamic free agent big man, Christian Wood. But the Pacers will have a size advantage and certainly shouldn’t get crushed on the glass.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
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, Aaron Holiday, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Rockets: John Wall, James Harden, David Nwaba, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood
IND:Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out, Brian Bowen II (groin) - out, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Jalen Lecque (ankle) - out
HOU: Chris Clemons (Achilles) - out, Danuel House Jr. (back) - out, Mason Jones (ankle) - out, Kenyon Martin Jr. (conditioning) - out, Ben McLemore (conditioning) - out
Enemy view: The Dream Shake
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