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IC Cold Links: Pacers try to put together first three game winning streak against the Blazers

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The Indiana Pacers have yet to put together a three game winning streak this season.  They have an opportunity to do so tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.  The Blazers have lost three of four since coming back and beating the Pacers in Portland.  Obviously there have been some changes with the Pacers, so with their renewed optimism and confidence they will look to continue their winning ways.

The Blazers are without about half their team due to injury and had a scare when Wesley Matthews went down the other night.  Sounds like he will play tonight, but keep an eye out to see how effective he is while playing through pain.  After the jump, check out the links of the day including the power forward position being turned into a strength...

PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Trail Blazers
Countdown to Tipoff has the scouting report including key stats, trends and matchups for the Pacers-Trail Blazers game Friday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers - Preview - February 04, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Preview: Final statistics from the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers game played on February 04, 2011

Trail Blazers game preview: Portland at Indiana Pacers | OregonLive.com
The Pacers are 2-0 since interim coach Frank Vogel took over for the fired Jim O'Brien, and they will try to avenge a 97-92 defeat to the Blazers 13 days ago.

Game 50 Preview: Trail Blazers vs. Pacers - Blazersedge
A preview of the Portland Trail Blazers-Indiana Pacers game on Friday, February 4th, 2011.

Vogel likes what McRoberts, Hansbrough offer | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
They come from opposite sides of college basketball's biggest rivalry. They're different players, with different skills; one is a bull in the paint, the other is an elegant passer.

Vogel’s rise has local community beaming with pride | Cape May County
Frank Vogel's home town celebrates his opportunity with the Pacers.