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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Magic/Pacers preview

With the season barely over a month old, this will be the third time the Magic (14-5, 7-4 road) and IND (9-10. 4-2 home, 3rd place Central) have played already. They won't see each other again until MAR 30th. The teams split the previous two games, with each team winning on their home court. IND is coming off a 101-87 road loss to the Lakers MON night. Jermaine O'Neal led IND with 18 pts.

O'Neal leads the Pacers, averaging 18.2 pts and 9.8 rebs. F Al Harrington averages 16.9 ppg, PG Jamaal Tinsley averages 12 pts 6.3 assists, F Danny Granger averages 11.5 ppg, and G/F Stephen Jackson averages 11.4 ppg. Former Magic G Darrell Armstrong averages 4.3 ppg (41.5% 3 pt shooting) off the bench. IND averages 95.6 ppg and allows 98.7 ppg. The Magic average 95.8 ppg and allow 93.1 ppg. The Magic are a fantastic 7-1 in games decided by 3 pts or fewer.

IND has had a road-heavy schedule so far, and should settle down at home. Pacers have allowed 100 or more pts the last 4 games. IND has beaten the Magic the last 3 times at home. Magic look to cap off a great road trip with a win here. Pacers are 1 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).

2 Comments:

  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    I don't know which is tougher; coming back from a long road trip to play at home or being on the tale end of one? I wish that, as far as tonight's game, it is the former. Regardless, we can only win this game with the mindset of playing defense so that easy scoring becomes possible on fast-breaks. Magic 92-87.

     
  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Playing in indiana has always been tough,the key to the game will be stopping the perimeter players for the pacers,their frontline attacks our bigs very well,so if we can hold guys like tinsley,jackson and granger from going crazy,we could steal one.

     

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