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Open Game Thread #74: Pacers vs. Heat

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The Pacers head into tonight's game against the Miami Heat sitting 3 games behind the Atlanta Hawks after the Hawks took care of their projected win last night.

Here's Bruno's Scouting Report with the glorious news that Jermaine O'Neal will be available off the bench tonight. Considering I have no idea who the Heat are starting at the Forward position tonight, this should be a great game for J.O. to give it a go. The W is critical for the Pacers tonight and with the way the Heat are limping home this season, I see no reason the Pacers don't run away with this one. Of course, a one-point win will work, too.

Here's what the efficiency numbers say:

Team Pace Off.Eff. Def.Eff.
IND 96.1(3rd) 108.0(17th) 109.5(16th)
MIA 89.3(21st) 102.3(24th) 111.3(24th)

Projected Starters
PACERS pos. NETS
Mike Dunleavy F Kasib Powell
Troy Murphy F Earl Barron
Jeff Foster C Mark Blount
Danny Granger G Ricky Davis
Flip Murray G Chris Quinn

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