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This is the first half thread. The second half thread will be published around halftime.
Enjoy the game and Go Blazers!
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - Friday, January 6 - 4:00 p.m. PT
How to watch on TV: Root Sports Plus, NBA League Pass
Blazers injuries: Nassir Little (out), Justise Winslow (out), Jerami Grant (questionable), Gary Payton II (questionable), Jusuf Nurkic (probable)
Pacers injuries: Kendall Brown (out), Daniel Theis (out)
SBN Affiliate: Indy Cornrows
Blazers projected starters: Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic
Pacers projected starters: Tyrese Haliburton, Andrew Nembhard, Buddy Hield, Aaron Nesmith, Myles Turner
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