There is no question that the Indiana Pacers are one of the league's deepest teams, but the Central Division leaders would prefer to have their entire roster available at once.
They could move closer to full strength Wednesday night if Lance Stephenson and David West return for the start of a four-game trip that kicks off against a resurgent Houston Rockets team.
Without Stephenson (strained right hip flexor), point guard George Hill (strained left groin), Danny Granger (sore left knee) and West (sprained lower back), Indiana (44-27) rebounded from Saturday's 87-84 loss at Chicago with a 100-94 victory over Atlanta on Monday.
Starting for the first time since Dec. 15, Gerald Green led six Pacers in double figures with 19 points - 17 in the second half - to help Indiana move closer to its first division title since 2003-04.
"I feel good about our depth,'' coach Frank Vogel said. "If a guy goes down, it won't be the end of the world for us.''
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