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

The Pacers will look to the court for a refuge from recent rumors swirling around the team.

Sacramento Kings v Indiana Pacers Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The Pacers will try to put aside the soap opera drama only a Woj bomb can create and maintain their ninth place standing in the East when they host the Kings on Wednesday night.

Reports of Nate Bjorkgren being on the hot seat isn’t a good look for the coach nor any players he is coaching at this point and, after the team’s showing in the nation’s capital on Monday night, they earned that heat.

While the Pacers have made under bettors look foolish despite the continual high over/under numbers assigned to their games, at some point they have to get some meaningful stops at the defensive in through pride alone. A roughed up Kings squad is a good place to start since no one will have to stay in front of De’Aaron Fox or slow down dynamic rookie guard, Tyrese Haliburton. Also, Goga Bitadze will be available which should help protect the rim for a bit.

The injury report for Sacrament should give us a chance to watch local legend Kyle Guy out of Lawrence Central. Just wondering how many of his legendary collection of family and friend will make it into the Fieldhouse.

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

When: 8:00 p.m. ET

TV: Bally Sports Indiana

Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups:

Pacers: Caris LeVert, Edmond Sumner, Doug McDermott, Oshae Brissett, Domantas Sabonis

Kings: Delon Wright, Buddy Hield, Maurice Harkless, Marvin Bagley III, Richaun Holmes

Injury update:

IND: Edmond Sumner (knee) - questionable, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - questionable, Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) - questionable, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Myles Turner (big toe) - out, JaKarr Sampson (concussion) - out

SAC: Chimezie Metu (back) - questionable, Harrison Barnes (left adductor) - doubtful, De’Aaron Fox (health and safety protocol ) - out, Tyrese Haliburton (knee) - out, Robert Woodard II (back) - out

Enemy view: Sactown Royalty

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