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Cavaliers vs. Pacers: Preseason preview and game thread

The Pacers have their final dress rehearsal on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.

Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Pacers wrap up preseason play at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (still getting used to it) on Friday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The next time the Pacers take the floor will be for real, so there remains plenty of work for Carlisle’s crew to put in against the Cavs. They will remain without three fifths of the starting lineup with Malcolm Brogdon remaining sidelined with sprained shoulder.

Speaking of Carlisle, he will be keenly aware of the defensive end where the Pacers had too many lapses and let-my-man-go-backdoors on Wednesday against Memphis. Despite the win, the Pacers coach publicly held his team accountable following the win over the Grizz, which was surely addressed again at the teams shootaround practice on Monday morning.

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: Bally Sports Indiana

Radio: 93.5 FM/107.5 FM

Projected Starting Lineups:

Pacers: T.J. McConnell, Chris Duarte, Torrey Craig, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner

Cavalier: Ricky Rubio, Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen

Injury update:

IND: Kelan Martin - doubtful (left hamstring), Malcolm Brogdon - doubtful (shoulder), Keifer Sykes - questionable (right ankle sprain), Caris LeVert - out (sore lower back), T.J. Warren - out (left foot stress fracture)

CLE: Cedi Osman - questionable (sore lower back), Dylan Windler - questionable (sore right hip)

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