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Pacers Links: Pacers off to face Knicks for first preseason game

The Pacers get to put their preseason work to the test against another team on Tuesday.

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After a week of preseason work at the Ascension St. Vincent Center, the Pacers took a midday flight to New York on Monday where they will take on the Knicks in preseason game number on Tuesday.

As we learned last week at Media Day, the Pacers under Rick Carlisle are starting back at square one, tightening up the details on the defensive end while building a team culture to play better than the sum of the roster’s parts.

Throughout the week, we learned of a major focus on three-point shooting, including the bigs when playing five out on the offensive end. Hopefully, all of the available starters play at least one rotation at MSG to give us a glimpse of those basics the Pacers are focused on. Obviously, they will be saving the good stuff for the regular season, but that general team togetherness thing should be on display regardless of scheme.

With Caris LeVert and TJ Warren sidelined, it appears Justin Holiday and Jeremy Lamb will fill the open spots in the starting lineup with Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner and Domas Sabonis.

That will leave plenty of time for others battling for a spot in the rotation and/or a spot on the regular season roster. While preseason results are meaningless, these preseason games for the Pacers should be plenty entertaining with all of the questions surrounding the team as they prep for the regular season.

Other items of note:

  • Single game tickets for the Pacers are on sale now.
  • Gainbridge Fieldhouse will host Fan Jam this Sunday (Oct 10) to give fans a sneak peek at the newly renovated Fieldhouse.
  • The remainder of the preseason schedule includes a second road game at Cleveland on Friday and then two home games next week with Memphis in on Wednesday (Oct. 13) and Cleveland on Friday (Oct. 15).

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Knicks (Preseason) | Indiana Pacers

Sabonis Hoping to Show Growth as a Shooter | Indiana Pacers

Brogdon Enters Camp with Focus on Leadership, Chemistry with Teammates | Indiana Pacers

Pacers: How about 3 NBA seasons in less than a year? - Indy Star

Justin Holiday returns to the Pacers with a new perspective - Indy Star

Indiana Pacers: Still not on streaming services; where you can watch.- Indy Star

Pacers Malcolm Brogdon says he will fill team's leadership void - Indy Star

Defensive DNA, a visit from a former head coach, and trusting in those you hire: Pacers camp notes after three days - by Scott Agness - Fieldhouse Files with Scott Agness

Togetherness the Theme at 2021 Pacers Media Day | Indiana Pacers

Bells Ring as Pacers Open Training Camp | Indiana Pacers

Report: Pacers are a sleeper team to acquire Ben Simmons from Sixers

The Indiana Pacers have options with Caris LeVert out