- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The return of two former Indiana Mr. Basketball winners highlights the Indiana Pacers’ seven-game preseason schedule.

Team officials announced Wednesday that the Pacers will open the preseason Oct. 3 against Eric Gordon and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers will wrap up the preseason Oct. 22 at Fort Wayne against Cody Zeller and Charlotte.

It will be the first time Indiana has played in Fort Wayne since 2008.

The Pacers will host another familiar name, former Indiana University star Victor Oladipo, when Orlando visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Oct. 9. Detroit visits town Oct. 13.

Indiana also will play three away games: Oct. 6 at Detroit, Oct. 15 at Cleveland and Oct. 20 at Chicago.

The Pacers open the regular season Oct. 28 at Toronto.

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