The Pacers tip off preseason play in Charlotte on Wednesday night, when the rebuilding Pacers take on the Hornets.
Rick Carlisle plans to use expanded playing rotations in the regular season so you can imagine much of the roster will get some run during preseason. To begin, it appears top rookie, Bennedict Mathurin will assume a role off the bench with Buddy Hield and Chris Duarte starting ahead of him.
Varied lineups have been plentiful in camp and that should spill over to the games as Carlisle looks to combos that work best together. Also worth watching will be Tyrese Haliburton playing with Myles Turner and how those two operate together.
Local legend Gordon Hayward is questionable with a knee issue for CHA, so if he is unable to start then Kelly Oubre Jr. will likely fill out the starting lineup.
The game will not be broadcast on Bally Sports Indiana, so League Pass users will be able to stream the game. If not on LP, try your favorite offshore outlets. Of course, the HD visuals provided by Mark Boyle on the radio call is always available.
DraftKings Odds: Pacers -2.5, O/U 221 (latest DraftKings odds here)
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
When: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
TV: No local TV/League Pass
Radio: 93.5 FM/107.5 FM
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, Chris Duarte, Jalen Smith, Myles Turner
Hornets: LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, Mason Plumlee
IND: Daniel Theis - out (rest)
CHA: Gordon Hayward - questionable (knee), Cody Martin - doubtful (knee)
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