INDIANAPOLIS - The Pacers' preseason schedule has a distinctly Indiana flavor to it -- and a neutral court matchup against an old nemesis.
Indiana announced Tuesday it will open the preseason at home against Minnesota and former Purdue star Robbie Hummel on Oct. 7. The Pacers' other two home games will be Oct. 10 against Orlando and former Hoosiers star Victor Oladipo and Oct. 12 against Dallas, a team owned by Indiana grad Mark Cuban.
The most intriguing contest will be Oct. 15, when the Pacers play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cincinnati.
Indiana also will travel to Dallas on Oct. 12, Minnesota on Oct. 21 and Charlotte on Oct. 23. Cody Zeller and Noah Vonleh, who both played at Indiana, and former Pacers guard Lance Stephenson play for Charlotte.
Check out the full preseason schedule below:
Tuesday Oct. 7 vs. Minnesota Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Friday Oct. 10 vs. Orlando Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sunday Oct. 12 at Dallas American Airlines Center
Wednesday Oct. 15 vs. Cleveland Cintas Center, Cincinnati
Saturday Oct. 18 vs. Dallas Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday Oct. 21 at Minnesota Target Center
Thursday Oct. 23 at Charlotte Time Warner Arena