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Game Thread #55: Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards

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February 22, 2011 - 7:00PM EST
Verizon Center
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Darren Collison PG John Wall
Mike Dunleavy SG Nick Young
Danny Granger SF Rashard Lewis
Josh McRoberts PF Andray Blatche
Roy Hibbert C JaVale McGee

The Indiana Pacers return to action following the NBA All-Star break tonight when they visit the Washington Wizards.

The Pacers should be rested and ready to go, but what they really need is a stop on defense. Just focus on getting one stop, then once successful, repeat. Like Detroit, Washington has some offensive weapons that can get going if you let them. Unlike their effort in Detroit, the Pacers can't let them get going something they failed to do in late December when the Wiz ran past the Pacers in Washington, 104-90.

Coming off the break, the Wizards are still a little dinged up. Starters Rashard Lewis and Nick Young are expected to return to action tonight after missing time last week with a knee and ankle, respectively. The minutes for Lewis may be limited, though. Also, reserve guard, Kirk Hinrich is expected to miss the game with a calf injury.

For a Washington perspective, check out Bullets Forever.

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