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Game Thread #13: Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets

5-8 10-5
November 26, 2008 - 8:30PM EST
Toyota Center
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
T.J. Ford PG Rafer Alston
Marquis Daniels SG Tracy McGrady
Danny Granger SF Ron Artest
Troy Murphy PF Luis Scola
Rasho Nesterovic C Yao Ming

Once again the Indiana Pacers have to stagger back up off the mat to play a game after being losing a late lead the night before. Tonight the body blows keep coming as the Pacers visit the Southwest Division leading Houston Rockets and our old friend Ronnie Artest.

No doubt Ronnie will be engaged in the action, but will the Pacers. Another disheartening loss, seemingly worse than the others, to the Dallas Mavericks last night will really force the Pacers to dig deep to come up with another solid effort.

Oh, yeah, the collapse was brutal but the team did give a solid effort for 48 minutes. The problem now is figuring out how to deal with closing time in the fourth quarter. Roles and responsibilities, play calling and execution all need to be scrutinized. But, so far, the effort is there. Tonight will be a challenge.

Here are the matchups.

For a Houston perspective, check out The Dream Shake.

Leave your thoughts and observations in the comments.