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Open Thread #34: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers
24-9 10-23
January 5, 2010 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Jameer Nelson PG Earl Watson
Vince Carter SG Luther Head
Matt Barnes SF Mike Dunleavy
Rashard Lewis PF Josh McRoberts
Dwight Howard C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers have to get up off the mat tonight after the early knockout in New York to face a heavy-weight title contender in the Orlando Magic. The inside/outside options the Magic throw at you make this a scary proposition considering the Pacers' last outing.

Troy Murphy and Jeff Foster are still out while Tyler Hansbrough is a game-time decision but not expected to play much if he is available.

While the Pacers are trying to piece together playing rotations with several key players sidelined, the Magic are trying to keep their loaded roster moving in the same direction with limited minutes available for all of their summer free agent signings. Must be nice. Hopefully Dwight Howard will have less than the 22 free throws he shot when these two teams played three weeks ago. Of course, since only made 13, maybe Hansbrough should log enough minutes to hack Howard six times and jack up those FTAs.

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