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Pacers Links: Danny Granger injury news continues to improve for Pacers

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The return of Danny Granger continues to draw closer as the Pacers prepare to host the Heat on ESPN.

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The Indiana Pacers are back in prime time on Friday night when they host LeBron James and the Miami Heat for a national television audience on ESPN.

No doubt the Fieldhouse will be rocking on Friday night, but there was also some interesting action on Thursday when Danny Granger continued ramping up his activity in the team's practice. Scott Agnes reports the details.

There's nothing earth-shattering going on with Danny Granger, but his progress continues to be encouraging. For the first time Thursday, Granger played about 20 minutes of half-court live action during practice. He is now doing something every day and doesn't appear to be in any real pain. He has increased his activity level while decreasing the amount of rest in between.

"We're still hoping to see him in uniform before the All-Star game but there's no guarantees with that," Vogel said.

Check out the links:

Pacers expect to see Heat's best effort | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Notebook: Heat–Round 2, Granger’s First Live Action, Stephenson’s Resurgence |'

Will Pacers yield to temptation to make a bold move? | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

Game Preview: Pacers vs Heat | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

LeBron James rips Reggie Evans of Brooklyn Nets for devaluing Miami Heat's championship - ESPN New York

INDIANAPOLIS: Miami Heat’s Joel Anthony: Check ego at door - Miami Heat - MiamiHerald.com

Did Anyone Win the Rudy Gay Trade? - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Three-Pointers: Thunder crush Grizzlies early and coast to blowout win | The Point Forward - SI.com

Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul named captains for new NBA All-Star Saturday Night - Hot Hot Hoops

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