The Pacers are back at the Fieldhouse tonight for the first of two home games before hitting the road for a week. The Memphis Grizzlies come to town struggling just like the Pacers, so the W is there for the taking if the Pacers take care of their business. I'm just excited to be able to watch the game tonight after missing a couple of weeks of action.
Here's Bruno's Scouting Report with more info on how the Pacers hope to avoid future late game collapses. Making shots is a good start. But if the shots aren't falling, how about having someone make something happen and try to draw a foul or two? Embrace the free throw.
For a Grizz perspective, check out 3 Shades of Blue for a nice preview of the game tonight. Suddenly, I feel better about the Pacers' chances in this one.
Here's what the efficiency numbers say:
The Pacers pace has dropped during the four-game losing streak. Memphis should offer plenty of opportunities to control the pace get the offensive production flowing.
|Jermaine O'Neal||F||Pau Gasol|
|Danny Granger||F||Rudy Gay|
|Troy Murphy||C||Darko Milicic|
|Mike Dunleavy||G||Mike Miller|
|Andre Owens||G||Damon Stoudamire|
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