The Pacers find themselves a block south of Beale Street on Sunday night where they will finish their weekend roadie by visiting the Memphis Grizzlies.
After winning their last two games, the Pacer are once again showing signs of life for the strong stretch of play they need to solidify more favorable playoff positioning. The Pacers looked like they were ready for the post-season in their last game against the Grizz in early February when they won, 134-116 at the Fieldhouse.
The Grizz are a different team over two months later, having won four of their last five games with the only loss in their last outing against the Knicks when they had a six-point lead with just over a minute to play but ended up letting it slip away in OT.
Local legend, Desmond Bane remains a fixture in the Grizz rotation continuing his strong rookie season by averaging almost ten points and around three rebounds per game and making over 45 percent of his threes off the bench.
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Caris LeVert, Edmond Sumner, Justin Holiday, Domantas Sabonis
Grizzlies: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas
IND: Myles Turner (ankle) - out, T.J. Warren (foot) - out
MEM: Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee) - out, De’Anthony Melton (left leg) - out, Jontay Porter (right knee) - out, Justise Winslow (right thigh) - out
Enemy view: Grizzly Bear Blues
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