Pacers summon Rakeem Christmas back from Mad Ants

With a thin bench and the latter half of a back-to-back in the offing, the Indiana Pacers recalled forward Rakeem Christmas from Fort Wayne on Monday.

The Pacers will be without forward Paul George (ankle) and forward/guard C.J. Miles (knee) when they host the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, a day after earning their first road win of the season at Oklahoma City.

Christmas had been sent to the club’s NBA Development League affiliate Thursday after riding the pine for all but one of the Pacers’ first 12 games. He had seven points, two rebounds and six fouls Sunday in his only game with Fort Wayne.