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Pacers vs. Lakers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

The Pacers take on the defending champs after eight days off.

Los Angeles Lakers v Indiana Pacers Photo by Kim Klement - Pool/Getty Images

The Pacers are back in action on Friday after All-Star break when they take on Frank Vogel (ok, and LeBron James) and the Lakers in Los Angeles.

The rough post-break schedule begins with the Pacers final trip out west and a back-to-back starting with a rested and ready LeBron and Co. Not ideal, bt with the news that Caris LeVert expects to return for the second game in Phoenix, the Pacers should get a additional boost of energy.

The Lakers will also be without some key bigs with Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol both out.

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

When: 10:30 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

Lakers: Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Markief Morris, Montrezl Harrell

Injury update:

IND: Caris LeVert (medical condition) - TBD, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Doug McDermott (tooth) - questionable

LAL: Kostas Antetokounmpo (health and safety protocols) - out, Anthony Davis (right calf strain) - out, Marc Gasol (health and safety protocols) - out

Enemy view: Silver Screen and Roll

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