|March 10, 2009 - 7:00PM EST|
|Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|Deron Williams||PG||T.J. Ford|
|Ronnie Brewer||SG||Jarrett Jack|
|C.J. Miles||SF||Marquis Daniels|
|Carlos Boozer||PF||Troy Murphy|
|Mehmet Okur||C||Roy Hibbert|
The Utah Jazz arrive in Indy riding a 11 game winning streak, poised to be heard among the league's elite come playoff time. Carlos Boozer recently returned to action for the Jazz, although he missed their last game on Sunday against Toronto and remains a game-time decision with an ankle tweak. The team won all six games Boozer played in before the ankle issue intervened.
Earlier in the season, the Pacers were ambushed in Utah but battled their way back into the game before running out of gas and time. Both teams were running and gunning in Utah so I imagine we'll see the same thing tonight. One thing I hope we don't see again, is a field day from the floor for Mehmet Okur. Okur lit up the Pacers for a career-high 43 points in Salt Lake City, draining shots from all over the gym.
Here are the Pacers.com Matchups. Danny Granger is not expected back tonight, still battling the foot injury that has sidelined him the past 9.5 games.
For the Utah perspective, check out SLC Dunk.
- Mike Wells is back on the beat reporting on Danny Granger remaining sidelined against the red-hot Utah Jazz.
- Bruno's latest Caught in the Web has hopes for Granger returning to the lineup on Friday and breaks down the problems the Jazz pose for the Pacers.
- Troy Murphy takes us inside the team plane as he blogs during the flight to Sacramento. This is the 20 and 20 double-double of player blog posts. In other words, it's good.
- Kevin Lee reports on Granger sitting out tonight's game and the Pacers entering the game 1.5 games out of the 8th spot in the East . Jeff Foster also sat out practice yesterday to rest his back and is questionable tonight.
- Ross Siler reports on the Jazz taking their winning streak into Indy. Boozer practice some yesterday and his availability for tonight will be game-time decision.
- Paul Forrester takes a look at the Jazz gathering steam for a playoff run.
- David Stern remains positive that the NBA can navigate the rough financial waters facing the league.
- Indy's Capital Improvement Board considers springing for the Fieldhouse operating expenses.
Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.