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Open Game Thread #63: Pacers at Cavaliers

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The Pacers have a rare Saturday afternoon game today at Cleveland. Maybe LeBron James will be a little mellow due to the early start. Also, the Cavs are missing Zydrunas Illgauskas, Boobie Gibson, and Sasha Pavlovic. Gibson and Pavlovic have killed the Pacers in the past so we'll take what we can get. Of course, the Pacers are without, Jamaal Tinsley, Jermaine O'Neal, Kareem Rush, and David Harrison.

Here's Bruno's Scouting Report which looks at Marquis Daniels and his role off the bench reverting back to backup shooting guard/small forward since the signing of Flip Murray. I agree that shedding the ball handling responsibilities should help Quisy play more of his game. I also, hope with Rush out and Shawne Williams in the dog house that Stephen Graham gets some more minutes in the rotation today. Free 23!

Here's what the efficiency numbers say:

Team Pace Off.Eff. Def.Eff.
IND 96.1(3rd) 106.8(18th) 109.0(18th)
CLE 89.4(21st) 107.6(17th) 108.4(15th)


Projected Starters
PACERS pos. PISTONS
Mike Dunleavy F LeBron James
Troy Murphy F Ben Wallace
Jeff Foster C Anderson Varejao
Danny Granger G Devin Brown
Travis Diener G Delonte West

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