The Pacers are back home to face the Blazers and put their three-game winning streak to the test against a Portland team that has struggled of late but should be fully engaged to end their current five-game losing streak.
The Blazers added noted Pacers killer, Norman Powell at the trade deadline but have hit a rough stretch recently while wading through a tough stretch of the schedule. The Pacers on the other hand have won three straight with wins over the two worst teams in the East and OKC who has been masquerading as the worst team in the West of late despite being ahead of two teams in the standings.
The Pacers continue to have a thin front court with Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner sidelined. Their small-ball approach has worked well of late but will be put to the test on Tuesday with a far more challenging matchup to deal with in Portland.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:00 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, Oshae Brissett, JaKarr Sampson
Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Jusuf Nurkic
IND: T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Myles Turner (big toe) - out, Domantas Sabonis (sore back) - out, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - questionable, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - questionable
PDX: Zach Collins (ankle) - out
Enemy view: Blazers Edge
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