Vince Carter makes his Nets home debut Thursday night as the Nets host the Pacers at the Meadowlands. After losing 10 of 12, Indiana has won 2 straight. After suffering through a rash of injuries and suspensions, the Pacers are starting to look whole again, but Jermaine O'Neal could go back on the suspended list before Thursday's game. A federal judge will consider the NBA's challenge of an arbitrator's reduction of his suspension. O'Neal has averaged 20.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game in his 3 games back from his layoff. With a win, the Nets would have a winning record for the month of December and against the Eastern Conference. After Thursday, they play 12 of their next 16 games on the road.