Monday night, the blue and gold host Victor Oladipo and the Orlando Magic. Tuesday night, the Pacers try to break their losing curse in Atlanta.
The IU grad Oladipo is being mentioned as the NBA's Rookie of the Year. He's averaging nearly 14 points a game and was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend.
The Pacers own the NBA's best record at 36-10, but they've struggled on the second night of back-to-backs. They've also sputtered mightily playing in Atlanta, losing 12 straight regular season games there.
The Pacers host Portland Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.