|February 6, 2009 - 7:00PM EST|
|Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|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 Pacers.com 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.
More Gameday Reading
- Bruno's Inside the Game LIVE final and Postgame Report from the Philly game.
- Kevin Lee previews the Magic game and ponders trading options and assets leading up to the February 19th trade deadline.
- Dwyer's Behind the Boxscore, in case you haven't already hit it.
- Liberty Ballers compares Andre Iguodala to Danny Granger based on last night's matchup. At least jsams admits it wasn't a fair fight.
- Call your buddy down the street. Time to meet at the park for a serious game of G-E-I-C-O. Huh? I wonder how much more the NBA charged GEICO to change the name of the game instead of making it the GEICO H-O-R-S-E game? Not enough.
- Local shooting legend, Billy Keller, has officially joined the Pacers to help straighten out any wayward shots.
Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.