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Game Thread #42: Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers

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January 26, 2011 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Jameer Nelson PG Darren Collison
Jason Richardson SG Mike Dunleavy
Hedo Turkoglu SF Danny Granger
Brandon Bass PF Tyler Hansbrough
Dwight Howard C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers return to action at the Fieldhouse tonight with little buzz and fanfare after returning home from a brutal, 0-4 road trip. To make matters worse, they face the Orlando Magic who come to town a bit surly after dumping their last game at home to the Detroit Pistons.

The Magic beat the Pacers the last time they were in town in November, but this time around they are a different team, literally. After a bold trade, Vince Carter and Quentin Richardson have been been swapped out of the starting lineup for Jason Richardson and Hedo Turkoglu. Yeah, that doesn't really help.

Might be interesting to see if Paul George gets a start tonight instead of Mike Dunleavy to cover Jason Richardson. Regardless, the Pacers need to compete for 48 minutes tonight and put themselves in position to win late in the game. That doesn't seem like much to ask, but we haven't seen a full 48 from this crew for some time.

Here is the Pacers.com preview.

For an Orlando perspective, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post.

Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.