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Game Thread #51: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

Orlando Magic
Indiana Pacers
37-11 19-31
February 6, 2009 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Anthony Johnson PG T.J. Ford
Mickael Pietrus SG Mike Dunleavy
Hedo Turkoglu SF Danny Granger
Rashard Lewis PF Troy Murphy
Dwight Howard C Jeff Foster

I'm struggling to get properly amped for this game. Maybe it's the beatdown the Magic just served the Pacers last week. Then you throw in the Danny Granger knee issues to make the Pacers situation murky and the case for a W difficult to make. Finally, the promo for tonight's game which aired on the local broadcast last night destroyed any remaining confidence. Not only did the promo show an imposing Dwight Howard rejecting shots at the rim and throwing down a thunderous dunk, but the block and dunk were against the Pacers earlier in the year. Oy.

Here are the Matchups. Considering the way he looked late in the game last night, I can't imagine Granger being ready to go tonight, although I'm sure he'll make his best effort. Hopefully, Marquis Daniels is available.

For the Orlando perspective, check out Third Quarter Collapse.

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