The Indiana Pacers went back to work at the Fieldhouse to prepare for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night in Miami.
David West sat out the practice as the training staff tended to a calf strain that isn't considered serious, according to reports. In fact, he did shoot around on the court after practice. Jeff Pendergraph also missed practice but for a far more exciting reason -- to witness the birth of his daughter. Congrats, Pendy!
Meanwhile Frank Vogel went through the media drill of responding to questions about LeBron James' response to his non-comments. That made for a pretty easy day for Vogel and allowed him to leave the silly stuff behind in Indy before the team heads down to South Beach today...for the Eastern Conference Finals.
Seriously, I can't say that enough. Seems like just yesterday I was trying to squeeze stories out of Troy Murphy and Travis Diener. This is a fitting day to appreciate where this team sits prior to starting their series in Miami since the NBA Draft Lottery is tonight and we don't really care. These are good times Pacers fans.
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