Matchup After four dress rehearsals, the new-look Indiana Pacers will take the floor for their first regular season game of the 2017-18 season on Wednesday night, when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Opening Night presented by Kroger. Fittingly, the early theme for the 51st season of Pacers basketball seems to be the start of a new chapter. Just five players return from last year's Opening Night roster. The franchise also underwent a major overhaul over the summer, unveiling new uniforms and a new court design, opening a brand new practice facility (the St. Vincent Center), and even changing the in-game lighting inside The Fieldhouse. Media expectations are low for
Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said. Guard Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. Before exiting the game, Lin had totaled 18 points and four assists in 25 minutes.