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If a game on the schedule isn't played, is it really a game.
The Indiana Pacers released their preseason schedule for the upcoming season that may not be. So if there is no season or a shortened season, these preseason games are merely a formality -- placeholders just in case. But if the lockout ends and the games are played they would sure make for an interesting preseason. Two games against the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, including the opener at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday, October 11th.
The Pacers also play a pair of games against the Chicago Bulls including a neutral site game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Here's the schedule, for what it's worth.
- Oct. 11 vs. Dallas 7:00PM CFH
- Oct. 13 vs. Chicago 7:00PM KFC Yum! Center
- Oct. 15 vs. Orlando 7:00PM CFH
- Oct. 18 @ Atlanta 7:30
- Oct. 21 @ Chicago 8:00PM
- Oct. 24 @ Dallas 8:30PM
- Oct. 25 vs. Memphis 7:00PM CFH
- Oct. 27 @ Cleveland 7:00PM