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Mavericks vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

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The Pacers wrap up the pre-All-Star break portion of their schedule at home on Wednesday night when the Dallas Mavericks visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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2013-14 NBA Reglar Season
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February 12, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Jose Calderon PG George Hill
Monta Ellis SG Lance Stephenson
Shawn Marion SF Paul George
Dirk Nowitzki PF David West
Samuel Dalembert C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers will have to put aside thoughts of vacation plans over the All-Star break and focus for 48 more minutes to really enjoy their break with a win over the Dallas Mavericks tonight.

Interesting matchups throughout the lineups tonight with a contrast in styles at shooting guard and power forward. George Hill will need to use his length to attack Jose Calderon at point guard. Calderon seems to always come up big against the Pacers, so if Hill can win that matchup the Pacers will be in good shape.

The Pacers catch the Mavs on the second half of a back-to-back although this time around it may not be a good thing. After winning five games in a row, the Mavs were throttled last night in Charlotte. So the bad loss will have the Mavs more focused tonight, plus the large deficit allowed Rick Carlisle to keep the minutes in check for his veteran players, so they should be feeling fine by tip time.

For more on the Mavericks, check out Mavs Moneyball. Also, please add your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.