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Open Game Thread #20: Pacers at Magic

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The Pacers are in Orlando tonight to take on the Magic, a team that has emerged as an Eastern Conference heavyweight so far this season.

Check out Bruno's Scouting Report for the details. Thoughts and prayers with Shawne Williams and his family on the passing of his grandmother. Shawne is back in Memphis to attend funeral services.

If you want to learn more on the daunting task facing the Pacers tonight, check out TrueHoop's post on Dwight Howard. Howard is the consensus 'Beast of the East' if not the whole Association. The fact that he's only 21 makes the whole situation borderline disgusting.

Enough for now, I'm home early from work to take the boys sledding.

For some Magic perspective, check out Third Quarter Collapse.

Here's what the efficiency numbers say:

Team Pace Off.Eff. Def.Eff.
IND 97.9(2nd) 104.8(18th) 106(12th)
ORL 94.4(7th) 110.3(11th) 101.4(2nd)



Projected Starters
PACERS pos. MAGIC
Jermaine O'Neal F Rashard Lewis
Danny Granger F Hedo Turkoglu
Jeff Foster C Dwight Howard
Mike Dunleavy G Keith Bogans
Jamaal Tinsley G Jameer Nelson

Feel free to leave your thoughts on the game in the comments.