After struggling down the stretch on Friday night in Boston, the Pacers took another L and are now sliding down the Eastern Conference standings where consecutive losses make for a quick drop among the big group of teams bunched around the middle of the standings.
The Pacers started Friday in fourth place ahead of the Knicks but arrive at MSG in eighth place, albeit just percentage points behind the Heat, Knicks and Celtics. But the current pace the Pacer are playing at could have them just as quickly slide out of the playoff race, especially when you consider the upcoming schedule which is mostly on the road.
All of this is to say, the Pacers really need to beat the Knicks.
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Knick: Derrick Rose, RJ Barrett, Reggie Bullock, Julius Randle, Nerlens Noel
IND: Caris LeVert (medical condition) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out
NYK: Mitchell Robinson (right hand) - out, Elfrid Payton (hamstring) - doubtul
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