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Game Thread #13: Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers

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Los Angeles Clippers
@
Indiana Pacers
6-9 5-7
Novermber 25, 2009 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Baron Davis PG T.J. Ford
Rasual Butler SG Brandon Rush
Al Thornton SF Danny Granger
Marcus Camby PF Troy Murphy
Chris Kaman C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers host Eric Gordon and the Los Angeles Clippers at Conseco Fieldhouse tonight, desperately seeking a win to halt an ugly four-game losing streak. EJ has missed the last eight games for the Clippers while resting the always wince-worthy strained groin, but he's hoping to return to the court while he's back home again in Indiana tonight.

According to Bruno's Scouting Report, Mike Dunleavy is listed as out for tonight's game which officially puts to rest the hope he might return to the court against his father's squad. The Clippers present a dangerous challenge for the Pacers tonight. After losing first overall draft pick, Blake Griffin the Clips started the season 0-4. Since the bleak start, however, the Clippers have managed to win more games than they've lost including their last two outings. Chris Kaman and Al Thornton have been getting it done making the Clips less reliant on the up and down results of Baron Davis.
In short, the Pacers better bring it tonight or they'll find themselves in a hole not unlike Charlotte and Toronto. Yesterday, Jim O'Brien mentioned starting Roy Hibbert again tonight, but that was before the game. With the Clippers trotting out Kaman and Marcus Camby it seems like Hibbert could find a reasonable matchup. I'll resist the urge to hope for a better perimeter shooting night from the Pacers and instead implore the home team to move the ball and open up some shots closer to the rim. Time to rise up and find a way to win.
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