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Open Game Thread #73: Pacers vs. Nets

Loaded up the Cornrows family truckster today and headed for some warmer weather. I'll be relaxing in the Lowcountry while the Pacers are scrambling for the playoffs. Tonight playoff hopes could become hopeless if the Pacers drop another one to the New Jersey Nets.

Here's Bruno's Scouting Report which keeps hope alive by looking at the math. Both Troy Murphy and Jermaine O'Neal remain day-to-day, hopefully today is the day for both to return. Interesting stat on Ike Diogu. For games Ike has played at least 20 minutes, he's averaged 13.2 points, 6 rebounds on 52% shooting.

Here's what the efficiency numbers say:

Team Pace Off.Eff. Def.Eff.
IND 96.0(3rd) 107.5(18th) 109.3(16th)
NJN 89.9(14th) 105.0(24th) 110.2(21st)

Projected Starters
PACERS pos. NETS
Mike Dunleavy F Richard Jefferson
Troy Murphy F Nenad Krstic
Jeff Foster C Josh Boone
Danny Granger G Vince Carter
Flip Murray G Devin Harris

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