Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets kickoff time

The 9th seeded Indiana Pacers will meet the 10th placed Charlotte Hornets in their quest for a spot in the playoffs in an inaugural play-in tournament. The winner of this match will face the loser of the 7th-8th position, while the loser will go into the lottery and their next season fate will be determined by the draft. In this article, I will share all the live streaming sources of the Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets match that you can use to watch the game live. 

Coming into the season, Indiana Pacers were the most consistent team in the past five years in the NBA, winning 42 to 48 games in each of the seasons. The Pacers started the season pretty well but could not hold this form for long as they suffered numerous injuries to their key players, including a season-ending injury to T.J. Warren. This injury to Warren occurred in the very first week of the regular season, resulting in their most formidable player being sidelined for a whole season. Their new acquisition Caris LeVert was also not able to play the first two months of the season. The 22 years old shooting Guard was diagnosed with Renal Carcinoma. But the Pacers Shooting Guard somehow survived the adversity.

As far as Charlotte Hornets are concerned, the primary motive of the season was to regain national relevance. The Charlotte Hornets comprises a young bunch of players along with some experienced heads in the form of Gordan Hayward in their roster. This season was always meant to be a developmental year since the Hornets have failed to qualify for the playoffs in their last six seasons. However, if the Hornets do qualify for the playoffs, it will be a huge success.

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets kickoff time

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets kickoff time – live streaming

Indiana Pacers will meet the Charlotte Hornets on May 18th, at 06:30 PM ET time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Stadium, Indianapolis city, USA. 

The winner will face the loser of the Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards match, while the loser will be eliminated from the race of the playoffs and will go into the NBA’s lottery draft.

Indiana Pacers Roster for the Play-in tournament

The Complete roster of the Indiana Pacers for the upcoming play-in tourney is given below.

  • Domantas Sabonis (Power Forward)
  • Caris LeVert (Shooting Guard)
  • Malcolm Brogdon (point Guard)
  • Myles Turner (Power Forward)
  • Doug McDermott (Power forward)
  • T. J. Warren (Power Forward)
  • T. J. McConnell (Point Guard)
  • Oshae Brissett (Power Forward)
  • Goga Bitadze (Center)
  • Justin Holiday (Shooting Guard)
  • Cassius Stanley (Shooting Guard)
  • Edmond Sumner (Point Guard)
  • Aaron Holiday (Point Guard)
  • Jeremy Lamb (Shooting Guard)
  • Kelan Martin (Power Forward)
  • JaKarr Sampson (Power Forward)
  • Amida Brimah (Center)

Charlotte Hornets Roster for the play-in tournament

Here is the complete roster of the Charlotte Hornets for the game against the Indiana Pacers in the play-in tournament 

  • Devonte’ Graham (Point Guard)
  • PJ Washington (power Forward)
  • Cody Zeller (Center)
  • Miles Bridges (Power Forward)
  • Terry Rozier (Point Guard)
  • Brad Wanamaker (Point Guard)
  • Cody Martin (Shooting Guard)
  • Bismack Biyombo (Center)
  • Nate Darling (Shooting Guard)
  • Caleb Martin (Shooting Guard)
  • Malik Monk (Point Guard)
  • Gordon Hayward (Shooting Guard)
  • Vernon Carey Jr. (Center)
  • Nick Richards (Center)
  • Grant Riller (Point Guard)
  • Jalen McDaniels (power Forward)
  • LaMelo Ball (Point Guard)

Tv channels Broadcasting the Indiana Pacers Vs Charlotte Hornets.

This qualifying match between the Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets may not attract a lot of people but for a true basketball and NBA fan, it will surely be a treat to watch. As some of the most promising teams in the form of Charlotte Hornets will be up against the veterans of the NBA Indiana Pacers. ESPN and TNT networks have the right to live telecast this match as well as the other matches being played in the NBA in the whole of the USA. but there are several other regional channels as well that air the NBA in the small restricted regions. But if you are not living in the USA, you can find your respective TV channels from the following table.

Europe

Country

Channel

Albania

Tring Sport

Andorra

Movistar+

Armenia

Setanta Sports

Austria

DAZN and Sport1

Azerbaijan

Setanta Sports

Belarus

Setanta Sports

Belgium

Eleven Sports

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Bulgaria

Diema Sport

Croatia

Arena Sport and HRT

Cyprus

CYTA and NBA TV International

Czech Republic

Nova Sport

Denmark

TV 2 Sport

Estonia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Finland

Ruutu+

France

beIN Sports

Georgia

Silknet and Setanta Sports

Germany

DAZN, Sport1 and NBA TV International

Greece

Cosmote Sport

Hungary

Sport1

Iceland

Stöð 2

Republic of Ireland

Sky Sports

Italy Italy

Sky Sport

Kosovo

Art Sport and NBA TV International

Latvia

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Liechtenstein

Sport1

Lithuania

TV3 Sport and NBA TV International

Luxembourg

Eleven Sports and Sport1

Moldova

Setanta Sports

Montenegro

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Netherlands

Ziggo Sport

North Macedonia

Arena Sport

Poland

Canal+ Sport

Portugal

Sport TV and NBA TV International

Romania

Telekom Sport

Russia

MEGOGO

San Marino

Sky Sport

Serbia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Slovakia

Nova Sport

Slovenia

Arena Sport and NBA TV International

Spain

Movistar+

Sweden

Sportkanalen

Switzerland

DAZN and Sport1

Turkey

S Sport and NBA TV International

Ukraine

Setanta Sports

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Asia And Pacific

Country

Channel

Central Asia

SetantaSports

Indian subcontinent

TBD

China

QQ.com, Migu, Fujian TV, GreatSports Channel, and Guangdong Television

Hong Kong

Sports 2 World, ViuTV, and NBA TV International

Macau

Sports 2 World and NBA TV International

Indonesia

Vidio.com, O Channel (all matches on Indonesia), Champions TV, and NBA TV International

Japan Japan

Rakuten NBA Special

Brunei

AstroSuperSport

Malaysia

AstroSuperSport

South Korea

SPOTV

Mongolia

SPS

Philippines

TV5, One Sports, and NBA TV Philippines

Singapore

Hub Sports and NBA TV International

Taiwan

ELTA TV, and Eleven Sports

Cambodia

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Laos

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Thailand

TrueVisions and NBA TV International

Tajikistan

Varzish TV

Vietnam

VTV Cab

Australia

ESPNandSBSViceland

New Zealand New Zealand

ESPN and NBA TV International

Pacific Islands

ESPN

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

ESP

North, South, and Central America

Country

Channel

Canada

TSN, RDS, Sportsnet, NBA TV Canada

Mexico

ESPN, NBA TV International, TDN

Caribbean

ESPN, Sports Max, NBA TV International

Costa Rica

ESPN

Dominican Republic

ESPN, CDN Deportes, NBA TV International

El Salvador

ESPN

Guatemala

ESPN

Honduras

ESPN

Nicaragua

ESPN

Panama

ESPN, Cable On da Sports, NBA TV International

Puerto Rico

ABC, ESPN, WAPA 2 Deportes, TNT, NBA TV

Argentina

ESPN, DIREC TV Sports ,NBA TV International

Bolivia

ESPN

Brazil

ESPN, SporTV and Band

Chile

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Colombia

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Ecuador

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Paraguay

ESPN

PeruPeru

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Suriname

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Uruguay

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Venezuela

ESPN, DIRECTV Sports ,NBA TV International

Africa and the Middle East

Country

Channel

South Africa

ESPN and e.tv

Israel

Sport 5

The Middle East and North Africa MENA

beIN Sports

You can use Cable TV or Satellite Tv to get these channels on your TV. but in the current era of technology, there are some better sources available as well. Google Chromecast and Firestick are small portable devices that you can connect to your TV and enjoy all the high-quality live streaming of your favorite team on your TV sets.

Where can I watch Indiana Pacers VS Charlotte Hornets online -live streaming

Not every person in the current world has the time to peacefully sit and watch the game live on the Tv. People are too busy in their daily chores but still, their love for the game keeps them thinking about their favorite team and their matches. And when there is a big game on the line, it will surely be a source of unrest for them. So, to assist all these people, I will be going to mention some of the online applications that stream the NBA live. This will enable them to watch the live-action of their favorite team anywhere and any time of the day.

  • CBS Sports App
  • NBC Sports Washington’s live steam page
  • MyTeams app.
  • NBA TV PASS
  • Sling TV.
  • Players Klub app 

As these are the paid sources, you can buy the subscriptions of these passes by going to the respective sites.

How to watch the Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets for free -live streaming

Many of us would be reluctant to buy a subscription to these heavy passes for one or two games. So, in this situation, we will be looking for some online free sources to help ourselves. I will mention some of the live streaming sources that are quite easy to get access to and also they are malware-free. 

The links to some of the genuine sources are shown below.

Since the banning of the famous NBA subreddit sites due to copyright reasons, nbabite and the Sports surge have taken their place and have observed a tremendous increase in their following. Both these sites are credible resources and you can rely on them as they regularly cover all the games of the NBA including the playoffs and the finals. 

Indiana Pacers roster for the season 2021

Indiana Pacers season Review

Indiana Pacers started the season reasonably well. But soon lost their plot as the injuries to their talisman T.J Warren happened too early in the season. T.J Warren has been dropped from the roster due to a season-ending foot fracture, to be precisely a Navicular stress fracture.

Coming into the season, the Pacers were tipped to finish higher in the table after their consistent performances in the last 4 seasons. But the injuries buckled their progress and now they have found themselves in the play-in tournament. 

The first-year Head coach, Nate Bjorkgren replaced the veteran Nate McMillan who went to the Atlanta Hawks and carried the Hawks to their first playoffs in five years.   

Nate Bjorkgren has done a good job with the Pacers, especially in the defense, introducing a variety of zone defense strategies. The Pacers are ranked third in the NBA for the most possessions this season. But the injury to Myles Turner who is the NBA’s leading shot-blocker is a huge blow to the chances of the Pacers qualifying for the playoffs.

The return of Myles Turner is not certain and if they go in this match without him, it will be a tough task for the Pacers to make it into the next round. But one thing on which the Pacers have a definite edge on the Charlotte Hornets is the experience they have in their roster. 

Domantas Sabonis

Their All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis is in good form offensively, and you can rely on Sabonis to score for your team from any position in the court. But the thing with Sabonis is that his defensive work rate is miserable and considering the injury to Myles Turner and his future being uncertain, Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren will use him as a cameo appearance in the later periods of the game.

Charlotte Hornets season review.

Charlotte Hornets started the season with zero expectations to reach the main rounds. The season’s main target was to get some sort of respectability considering they have failed to qualify for the main rounds for the last five seasons on the trot.

The Hornets as usual started the season poorly losing their first two games. But with the addition of the rookie Guard, LaMello Ball, to their roster, had suddenly started to change things for the Hornets. The rookie in his very first start of the season played brilliantly and scored 22 points with five assists to his name as well. Thus ensuring a first win of the season for the Hornets against Luka Doncic’s Dallas Mavericks.

The Hornets were also able to secure the addition of the former All-star Gordan Hayward from the Boston Celtics and that too for free. Hayward along with Terry Rozier and LaMello ball started to make things happen for them and now they have at least a chance to make it into their first playoffs since 2014. 

Head Coach James Borrego believes his team is ready to face the Pacers. The Hornets have the depth in their squad but the one thing they are lacking is the experience of the playoffs in their roster. Apart from Gordan Hayward, nobody in the Hornets squad has ever played the playoffs before in their career. It will be very interesting to see how this young group will cope with the pressure of the big games.

Key Duels in Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets 

LaMello Ball vs Malcolm Brogdon

LaMello Ball vs Malcolm Brogdon

The 19 years old rookie, LaMello Ball will be up against the experienced Malcolm Brogdon. LaMello Ball has been one of the most exciting players to watch this season. He has given a ray of hope to the dead offensive play of the Charlotte Hornets. While Malcolm Brogdon has stepped up big time in the absence of T.J Warren. The 28 years old point Guard averages 21.2 points this season.

It will be Ball’s first post-season match and many experts think that Ball will again show his skill as he is not shy of showcasing his talent on the bigger stage.

Terry Rozier vs Caris LeVert

Terry Rozier has done a fair job along with Gordan Hayward and LaMello Ball. The 27 years old shooting Guard, has been instrumental in the recent success of the Hornets.

Caris LeVert missed the initial two months of the season due to the diagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma. But LeVert after overcoming the disease has returned strongly and has contributed to the cause of the Pacers. It will surely be a mouth-watering contest between these two and a neutral fan will surely enjoy this matchup.

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