|November 18, 2008 - 7:00PM EST|
|Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|Mike Bibby||PG||T.J. Ford|
|Joe Johnson||SG||Marquis Daniels|
|Maurice Evans||SF||Danny Granger|
|Marvin Williams||PF||Troy Murphy|
|Al Horford||C||Rasho Nesterovic|
UPDATE: Bruno's Live Blog has some pre-game info. Apparently the Hawks are going big, starting ZaZa Pachulia instead of Maurice Evans. T.J. Ford will start.
The Indiana Pacers face a strong test at home Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. After struggling through two losses in a row, the Pacers face another young, athletic team similar to the lineup Philadelphia used to comeback against the Pacers last Friday.
The Pacers have to take care of the ball and team up on the glass. This will be a great test to see how this team reacts to a little adversity. The thin margin of error the Pacers work within has been evident in each game so far. If they take care of their business the Pacers can stay on the court with any team and have a good chance to secure a W. If not, regardless of the opponent, they will struggle to win.
Here's a look at the matchups plus a nice addition to the pre-game lineup. Bruno is the Emeril Lagasse of NBA team site directors, kickin' it up a notch with a video scouting report showing interviews with Jim O'Brien, T.J. Ford and Danny Granger talking about the challenges the Hawks present. Nice to have a couple of days between games.
Oh, and I'm just going to pretend I didn't see the part about T.J. Ford, a sore neck and a game-time decision. I'd rather not think about Quisy being pressed into point guard duties until it actually happens.
For an Atlanta perspective, check out Peachtree Hoops. Look around, you will learn something interesting about the Hawks.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.