Eh, may be a bit early to make that proclamation, but the Pacers host the Suns on Saturday night with both teams sitting in second place in their respective overall conference.
Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring at almost 22 points per game but has yet to find the electric flow to his game we saw in the Orlando bubble. But with Chris Paul added to the mix, the upstart Suns have adult/mentor/Hall of Famer putting them in position to win games.
The Suns will be on a back-to-back after dumping a game late in Detroit on Friday night. The Pacers should be well rested after two full days off at home with one practice on Friday. Nate Brjokgren sounded hopeful that Doug McDermott (ankle) would be good to go after he practiced without issue on Friday.
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
Suns: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton
IND: Doug McDermott (ankle) - questionable, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out, Brian Bowen II (groin) - out, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Jalen Lecque (ankle) - out
PHO: Jalen Smith (ankle) - questionable
Enemy view: Bright Side of the Sun
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