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Open Game Thread #53: Pacers at Pistons

The Pacers finish up their pre-All-Star break schedule tonight in Detroit against the Pistons. Travis Diener is not expected to play which may unearth some playing time for Stephen Graham. Of course, Graham may have to play point guard. Oh, well, better than nothing. Here's Bruno's Scouting Report which downplays the Pacers' improved play since winning remains a struggle. Meanwhile the Pistons and thier three All-Stars are healthy and cruising along. I think I'll limit my expectations to a solid 48 minute effort again tonight.

Here's what the efficiency numbers say:

Team Pace Off.Eff. Def.Eff.
IND 96.4(3rd) 106.4(19th) 108.4(18th)
DET 86.3(30th) 112.7(6th) 104.2(3rd)


Projected Starters
PACERS pos. PISTONS
Mike Dunleavy F Tayshaun Prince
Troy Murphy F Antonio McDyess
Jeff Foster C Rasheed Wallace
Danny Granger G Rip Hamilton
Andre Owens G Chauncey Billups

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