Hornets at Pacers
7 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: SportSouth Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
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|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||14.7||4.1||G, D. Sloan||13.5||4.6|
|G, G. Henderson||5.6||2.6||G, S. Hill||11.8||5.4|
|F, L. Stephenson||9.5||9.2||F, C. Copeland||14.3||5.4|
|F, M. Williams||6.5||3.3||F, L. Scola||7.0||6.7|
|C, A. Jefferson||20.0||6.6||C, R. Hibbert||14.2||8.2|
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. Roy Hibbert: Jefferson is arguably the NBA’s best low-post scorer. Hibbert is an elite post defender.
• No team in the East took a bigger off-season hit than the Pacers. First they lost Lance Stephenson to the Hornets in free-agency and then Paul George suffered a compound leg fracture.
• This is Stephenson’s first trip back to Indianapolis since he chose to sign with the Hornets. Figure on some boos from Pacers fans.
• Pacers forward David West has been out with an ankle sprain.
• Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (stress reaction right foot) and Gary Neal (concussion) are both out for the Hornets. P.J. Hairston (right ankle sprain) is doubtful.
Did you know?
The Pacers aren’t as dangerous offensively as last season, but they’re still elite defensively, allowing 94 points per game.