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Game Thread #70: Indiana Pacers at Memphis Grizzlies

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March 19, 2011 - 8:00PM EST
Fed Ex Forum
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: No local TV
Probable starters:
Darren Collison PG Mike Conley
Paul George SG Tony Allen
Danny Granger SF Sam Young
Tyler Hansbrough PF Zach Randolph
Roy Hibbert C Marc Gasol

The Indiana Pacers will have to get amped up in a hurry tonight when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies. Coming off an emotional, overtime win last night over the Chicago Bulls, the Pacers have an opportunity to wrap up one of the team's better weeks of play in recent memory with a win tonight.

A sense of urgency shouldn't be a problem considering this is game 70 of the season meaning every game is critical for the playoff hopes which remain strong. Memphis will be without a major scoring threat in Rudy Gay who has missed the past 12 games with a left shoulder injury.

All of the intrigue should reside at power forward where Zach Randolph and Tyler Hansbrough will be on the attack. Should be interesting to see how Randolph responds to the relentless activity Hansbrough brings to the floor. Hansbrough has to avoid getting into foul trouble against all of the game Z-Bo will throw at him in the post.

Here is the Pacers.com preview.

For a Memphis perspective, check out Straight Outta Vancouver and 3 Shades of Blue.

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