After a thorough drubbing in Milwaukee on Wednesday, the Pacers are looking for a W by any means possible against the young Pelicans who can present all kinds of matchup problems with the dynamic play of Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson in particular.
The Pacers have struggled with big wings all year and Zion in particular is picking up his level of play of late. In their first meeting in New Orleans, the Pacers stole a victory from what appeared like sure defeat with a couple of huge plays by Victor Oladipo and some timely threes, including a bomb from Myles Turner that pushed the game to OT where the Pacers won, 118-116.
This time around, the Pacers are without the firepower Vic could provide, so it will help if they can find the offensive rhythm they enjoyed in their last game at BLF against Memphis.
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, Justin Holiday, Jeremy Lamb, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Pelicans: Lonzo Ball, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Steven Adams
IND: Caris LeVert (medical condition) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out
NOP: Naji Marshall (left ankle) - questionable
Enemy view: The Bird Writes
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