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After most of the Indiana Pacers had a day off on Sunday, the team will be back at practice on Monday preparing to face the Los Angeles Clippers, a team with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and other strong moving parts that will present as serious challenge.
The Clippers are taking a similar path through the season to that of the Pacers. After starting the season in strong fashion, the Clips are 7-9 in their last 16 games with a similar overall record at 26-18. Both teams are incorporating new key pieces to the playing rotation this year and seem to have hit the mid-season blahs as they work through the grind looking ahead to the playoffs.
Unlike the Pacers, though, the Clips have won their last two games so they should be feeling pretty good about themselves when they arrive at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday. Should be a fun game.
Check out the links after the jump.
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Video: Blake Griffin makes some new friends, owes them drinks and popcorn | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Why trading Nene was always Denver’s plan | The Basketball Jones | Blogs | theScore.com
With a strong playoff run and some bold offseason moves, the Magic can convince Dwight Howard to stay
Denver Nuggets re-sign Wilson Chandler to 5-year deal - Sam Amick - SI.com