Marquee Matchups - Indiana Pacers (Nov. 9)

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This continues a series previewing the Nets' Marquee Matchups of the 2013-14 NBA season.

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Here's a look at the projected lineups:

Brooklyn Nets PG Miami Heat
  Deron Williams   George Hill  
Wiliams is averaging 7.0 assists and shooting .375 from three-point range; Hill is averaging 13.3 points and shooting 7-of-13 (.538) from three-point range through three games.

  Joe Johnson   Lance Stephenson  
Johnson is scoring 12.4 points in 29.0 minutes per game, shooting an efficient .468; Stephenson, again filling in for an injured Danny Granger, is posting an across-the-board line of 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

  Paul Pierce   Paul George  
In 27.6 minutes per game, Pierce is averaging 13.4 points (.512 FG%) and 5.8 rebounds; George, the 2012-13 Most Improved Player, seems to be seeking to add MVP hardware, posting 25.3 points (.455 FG%, .409 3P%), 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists thus far.

  Kevin Garnett   David West  
This matchup pits two of the NBA's toughest power forwards. Garnett's intensity has permeated Nets practices, and West's leadership helped transform the Pacers into one of the East's top teams.

  Brook Lopez   Roy Hibbert  
Two of the NBA's top centers square off, with Lopez leading the Nets in scoring (21.0 PPG, .612 FG%) and Hibbert leading the Pacers with an astounding 4.67 blocks.

Andrei Kirilenko
Andray Blatche
Jason Terry
Shaun Livingston
  Luis Scola
C.J. Watson
Ian Mahinmi
The Nets bench has provided scoring punch during droughts, and the depth to keep everyone's minutes down; the Pacers added a slew of players to bolster a bench seen as their weakest link during last season's run to Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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