|January 16, 2009 - 7:00PM EST|
|Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|Will Solomon||PG||Jarrett Jack|
|Anthony Parker||SG||Mike Dunleavy|
|Jamario Moon||SF||Danny Granger|
|Andrea Bargnani||PF||Troy Murphy|
|Chris Bosh||C||Jeff Foster|
UPDATE II: Bruno's Inside the Game LIVE blog is up. No Quisy, no Calderon. T.J. is a maybe.
UPDATE: J.O. addressed the media earlier today and Bruno has it covered.
The Pacers welcome Jermaine O'Neal back to town along with the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. According to a report on the Dakich show this morning, Jermaine O'Neal woke up ready to give it a go tonight. He won't start but he will be available according to Bob Kravitz.
Both teams don't care about who is ready to play or not since they're both desperate for W's. The Pacers will try to build on their nice win over the Pistons on Wednesday. The Pacers did a decent job of keeping the Pistons out of the lane and the Pistons pitched in by missing their share of perimeter shots. The Raptors always seem to knock down shots against the Pacers so contesting more of the outside shots is needed. The Pacers have to account for players like Jamario Moon, Jason Kapono and Anthony Parker because one of those types of players have burned the Pacers in the past.
Here are the Pacers.com Matchups.
For the Toronto perspective, check out HoopsAddict, Raptors Republic and RaptorsBlog.
- Mike Wells reports on Jermaine O'Neal and his chances of playing tonight.
"Me playing back there doesn't make my situation any better," O'Neal told Toronto reporters. "Winning in Indiana makes our situation better. It'll be good to get back there and see some old faces, but that's it."
- Mike offers up his Eastern Conference All-Star roster which includes Danny Granger.
- Jermaine O'Neal is still handling questions about trade rumors.
- Travis Diener blogs about the Pacers dealing with all the injuries and close games of late.
- Pacers Fan Blogger Dustin Jackson recaps his experience at the win over Detroit. Nice pic, JOB.
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