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Game Thread #81: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

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April 12, 2010 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 1070AM WFNI TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Jameer Nelson PG Earl Watson
Vince Carter SG Brandon Rush
Matt Barnes SF Danny Granger
Rashard Lewis PF Troy Murphy
Dwight Howard C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers close out the home schedule tonight against the Orlando Magic on Fan Appreciation Night at the Fieldhouse.

The Pacers should get the Magic's full attention tonight since they can still secure home-court advantage over any Western Conference team for the NBA Finals. After losing Games 1 and 2 in L.A. to begin last year's finals, the Magic know very well the importance of the home court even if they can no longer catch the Cleveland in the East.

The Pacers did beat the Magic in their last visit to the Fieldhouse in early January in a crazy win since the Pacers played without Danny Granger and Troy Murphy. It could be argued that the Magic were without Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis for the game since they didn't show up despite all of the minutes they played.

For an Orlando perspective, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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