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Game Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

2014 April 16
by Andrew Melnick

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The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 109-95 on Monday. The Indiana Pacers, who have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

These two teams met on opening night when the Pacers defeated the Magic 97-87 behind 24 points from Paul George.

They met again February 3 and the Pacers blew out the Magic 98-79.

On February, the Magic held off the Pacers for a 93-92 victory.

The Pacers are 55-26 while the Magic are 23-58.

The Magic rank 29th in offensive rating (99.4), 16th in defensive rating (104.7) and play at the league’s 15th-fastest pace (95.94). The Pacers rank 22nd in offensive rating (101.4), first in defensive rating (96.8) and play at the league’s 20th-fastest pace (94.96).

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Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Ron Garretson, Marat Kogut and Leon Wood.

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The Line:  Orlando – 4.0 (186)

Starters:

Indiana Pacers

Roy Hibbert
Luis Scola
Evan Turner
Rasual Butler
George Hill

Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon
Kyle O’Quinn
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo

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  • The Pacers are resting Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West.
  • C.J. Watson is also expected to rest.
  • Andrew Bynum (knee) is out indefinitely.
  • Nikola Vucevic (achilles) is out for the season.
  • Jameer Nelson (groin) is OUT.

Pacers Resources:

Always Miller Time
Eight Points, Nine Seconds
Indy Cornrows
Indianapolis Star
Pacers Gab
Pacers Pulse
The Pawnee Times

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Hey, this season wasn’t all bad…

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