FOX Sports Indiana will carry 80 Indiana Pacers’ regular-season games beginning with the Oct. 29 home opener against the Philadelphia 76ers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NBA team announced Tuesday in a news release.
Pacers’ fans can get an early preseason television look at the Pacers on Oct. 15, when they travel to Cincinnati to play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Xavier University’s Cintas Center at 7 p.m. The final home preseason game against Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 18, will also be televised.
The only two games not on FOX Sports Indiana this season will be Jan. 29 against New York and Apr. 14 game against Washington. Those two Bankers Life Fieldhouse games will be available on TNT.
The TV tandem of Chris Denari and Quinn Buckner are back. Denari is in his ninth season as play-by-play announcer. Buckner is in his 16th season as analyst.
Jeremiah Johnson will be the “Pacers Live” pregame and postgame show host as well as in-game sideline reporter. Indiana Fever head coach Stephanie White and former Pacers’ player Scot Pollard will rotate as pre- and postgame analysts.
In the Indianapolis area, ESPN The Fan (107.5 FM/1070 AM) will be the radio home for all Pacers’ games, which can also be heard on the Bankers Life Indiana Pacers Radio Network. Mark Boyle begins his 27th season as the play-by-play voice. Hall of Famer Bob “Slick” Leonard, in his 30th year as an analyst, will join Boyle for all home games.
Pollard will join Boyle for 15 road games as an analyst. Pat Boylan will be in his first year as sideline reporter and pregame host for all home games while also hosting the road games. Additionally, Boylan will be the postgame locker-room reporter for all home FOX Sports Indiana games.
For more information, contact the Pacers’ public information department at (317) 917-2500.
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