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Pacers Links: Pacers to face surging Knicks, Andrew Bynum stays home with 'concerning' knee issues

The Pacers will be without reserve center Andrew Bynum and point guard C.J. Watson when they take on the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

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The Pacers took to the Fieldhouse rook yesterday for an updated team picture. The good news was that Andrew Bynum was standing upright in the picture.

Bynum was also present at practice and even discussed his latest knee problems which didn't paint a pretty picture.

"This one is a little concerning for me because it caused a lot more fluid," Bynum said. "I haven't had that much fluid in there since like the (2010) Boston Finals in L.A."

So the big fella will stayed in Indy to keep working through his issues and await further information on the MRI test performed on Monday. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is in New York to take on Phil Jackson (I think he's playing, might be confused though) and the Knicks.

Since the mere mention of PJax joining the NYK organization the Knicks have been on a tear, winning six straight games over Milwaukee, Boston, Philly, Cleveland, Utah...wait a minute, well the win at Minnesota is pretty impressive. Actually, those wins are as impressive as any the Pacers have logged of late.

So something's gotta give at MSG tonight!

Along with Bynum missing the game, C.J. Watson isn't expected to play due to the right hamstring tweak he suffered last Friday in Philly.

Check out the links:


Q-and-A: Nate McMillan on the Pacers' Recent Play | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers-Knicks Preview - AP

Practice: Bynum Gives Update on Knee | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Practice: Vogel on Injuries, Week Ahead | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS


Time running out for Pacers to shake malaise - 1070 The Fan

Pacers' Roy Hibbert fights through slump | Indianapolis Star |

Jackson has control of the Knicks and plenty to do - AP

Knicks new president talks much like a coach at introductory press conference - NY Daily News

Knicks hiring of Phil Jackson is a no-brainer, even for James Dolan - NY Daily News

Full-Court Press Wooed Jackson to Knicks -

James Dolan, Steve Mills, and Phil Jackson riding ATVs in the desert - Posting and Toasting

Full-Court Press Wooed Jackson to Knicks -

Dolan happy to become a Knicks fan — for now | New York Post

Greg Oden to remain a starter for the Heat | The Point Forward -