The Pacers are in Dallas tonight trying to muster up a respectable run toward a playoff spot. For some strange reason, I feel good about the Pacers' chances tonight. The good feeling certainly doesn't come from looking at the numbers or the matchups. Can't explain it. Maybe it's the fact that I took the day off so my wife could visit a friend and I've been immersed in college hoops all day. Maybe the magical March feeling of new hope has overwhelmed my sense of reality.
Peter Vecsey continued floating Pacer rumors today by offering a little hope for Jermaine O'Neal's return to the court.
Again, here's Bruno's Scouting Report. Mike Dunleavy is listed as probable with the tender ankle. After touting his toughness yesterday, he's gotta go.
For a Mavericks' perspective, check out Mavs Moneyball.
Here's what the efficiency numbers say:
|Mike Dunleavy||F||Josh Howard|
|Troy Murphy||F||Dirk Nowitzki|
|Jeff Foster||C||Erick Dampier|
|Danny Granger||G||Jerry Stackhouse|
|Travis Diener||G||Jason Kidd|
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