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Game Thread #40: Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers

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Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers
16-24 14-25
January 16, 2009 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
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 Matchups.

For the Toronto perspective, check out HoopsAddict, Raptors Republic and RaptorsBlog.

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