(Milwaukee, WI) - The Indiana Pacers are in Milwaukee this evening to take on the Bucks.
The Pacers have stumbled down the stretch, losing eight of their last eleven games and their last six on the road.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel gave his starters Tuesday off, marking the second-straight day they did not practice. Vogel says he will rest some of his starters during the final four regular-season games.
Following Sunday's loss to Atlanta, Vogel cited fatigue as a factor in Indiana's recent swoon.
Vogel did not specify which of the starters will miss tonight's game, but said that the team has not given up the quest for the number-one overall seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers enter play tonight trailing the Miami Heat by a half-game for the lead in the East after the Heat lost at home to Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
The Blue-and-Gold may have one well-rested player available for tonight's game as backup point guard CJ Watson is expected to return. Watson has missed 17 of the past 18 games with elbow and hamstring injuries.
The Bucks have the worst record in the NBA at 14-and-63, losing five in a row and 13 of their last 14 games. The Pacers are looking for a sweep of the four-game season series with Milwaukee.
Pre-game coverage begins tonight at 7:30pm on 1340 AM WBIW.
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