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The Pacers try to take their sense of urgency and recent solid play on the road when they play the Magic on Saturday.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers control their own playoff destiny but only if they win their final three games, starting with a roadie in Orlando against the Magic on Saturday evening.

No doubt, Frank Vogel and friends would like to muck up the Pacers post-season hopes but motivation for winning certainly favors the Pacers. In fact, winning could actually harm the Magic’s post-season lottery plans.

But the Pacers still have to win on the road where they are 11-28, the worst record away from home of any playoff contender in the league. The Pacers packed Lance Stephenson for this road trip, however. Six’s presence alone should alter any muscle memory issued this crew has on the road.

The Magic lost Serge Ibaka since playing the Pacers last, but still have size off the bench. Still, Nate McMillan should have no issues sticking with a nine-man (single plodder) rotation which worked well against the Bucks.

Glenn Robinson III (calf) is listed as out for the Pacers. The Magic injury report has Evan Fournier (wrist) questionable, although he hopes to play, and Jeff Green (back) is out.

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Pacers vs. Magic - 6:00 p.m. ET at Amway Center

TV: FOX Sports Indiana

Odds: Bovada has the Pacers at -4.5 favorites.

Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups

Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Paul George (SG), C.J. Miles (SF), Thaddeus Young(PF), Myles Turner (C)

Magic: Elfrid Payton (PG), Jodie Meeks (SG), Terrence Ross (SF), Aaron Gordon (PF), Nikola Vucevic (C)