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    Default Final: Indiana Pacers 112 - Toronto Raptors 123



    Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors

    5-6, 4th Central, (Road: 2-2) -- 6-8, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 4-2)

    WHEN: Tues., Nov. 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm ET
    WHERE: Air Canada Centre
    TV/Radio: SCORE, SCORE HD, FAN590 Radio



    TORONTO RAPTORS
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    Starters

    (L to R): Calderon, DeRozan, Turkoglu, Bosh, Bargnani

    Bench

    (L to R): Belinelli, Weems, Jack, Johnson, Nestrovic, Mensah-Bonsu, Wright

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Banks, Evans, O'Bryant

    INDIANA PACERS
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    Starters

    (L to R): Ford, Jones, Granger, Murphy, Foster

    Bench

    (L to R): Watson, Price, Hansbrough, Head, Jones, Rush, Hibbert

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Diener, Dunleavy, McRoberts

    Who's Hot

    TORONTO RAPTORS


    Bargnani: 17.9 ppg in last 14 gp / Bosh: 27.7 ppg in last 3 gp

    INDIANA PACERS


    Granger: 25.3 ppg in last 6 gp / Jones: 20.6 ppg in last 5 gp

    Key Match-ups


    Dahntay Jones vs. DeMar DeRozan


    Troy Murphy vs. Chris Bosh

    Fox Sports World's Head to Head Match-ups
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    PG vs. PG

    SG vs. SG

    SF vs. SF

    PF vs. PF

    C vs. C

    GAME PREVIEWS


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    Prediction

    - 103
    - 93

    We'll get our crap together tomorrow and beat the Pacers. You can take that to the bank.

    Marco, Wright and Amir's statuses are all up in the air right now, so I've left our line-up the same as yesterday's. I'll post updates as soon as they are available later tonight or tomorrow throughout the day.

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    Expect a big game from Jack on his former team. Anything less than 50 points from him will be considered a disappointment.

    ESPN Preview is available now and as soon as Raps Fan or Arsenalist have the RR Pre-Game up, I'll post it here.

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    Changes in the Pacers starting line-up as O'Brien tries to shake things up:


    After a lackluster loss in Charlotte, Jim O'Brien announced a lineup change for tonight's game against the Toronto Raptors. According to Bruno's Scouting Report, Troy Murphy will return to the starting lineup at power forward and Jeff Foster will join him at center.

    The switch moves Roy Hibbert to the bench as well as either Brandon Rush or Dahntay Jones. It also frees up Danny Granger to move back to small forward. The offense certainly needs a boost and having Murph available to spread the floor along with Granger at his natural position should help.

    The defensive impact will be interesting and considering the Raptors have the leading offense in the NBA maybe it's better to focus on attacking their league worst defense. The question remains though: Is this lineup the go-forward plan of is it tailored to the Raptors with the idea to mix and match starters to fit the opponent?

    Certainly starting Granger on Chris Bosh would be a problem and Foster can chase Andrea Bargnani out to the arc better than Hibbert.

    The best part of this move by JOB though is that it surely caught everyone's attention. If the team plays like junk, changes will be made to find something that works so if you want to play make it work.
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    Keep in mind too guys, we'll be playing against yet another Raptor killer. Jeff Foster always seems to come up big when playing against us. Maybe not lighting up the scoreboard, but he always kills us on the offensive boards.

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    Some great news. We already knew Marco and Wright were back tonight, but confirmation from Eric Koreen's Twitter account that Amir is likely cleared to play not too.

    Johnson (foot), Belinelli (flu) and Wright (ankle) all likely to play tonight.
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    Nice start to the game. Ford and Jose exchanging buckets. Not defense from either guy too. LOL

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    74 points and the 1st half isn't over? On the flip side, they've given up 50 points. That's not good... Better start thinking about the number 74 again!

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    Pllllllease let us not blow this lead. We've seen it happen waaaaay to many times this season.

    Keep feeding Jose. He's feeling it tonight and has "the touch".

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    Annnnnd here we go. Down to a 9 point lead.

    *Mommy .... hold me*

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    This is waaaaay too close for comfort. Nice to see Andrea waking up at least.

    We can't blow this lead. Plllllease guys win this. We have to take advantage of teams like the Pacers right now. Especially when we're playing the first game of a back-to-back.

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    Chalk up another dub-dub for Bosh.

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    Revenge on his former team = mission accomplished for Jack tonight.

    You can tell his Jack's confidence has improved ten fold. He's playing like the player we hoped he would be. Amazing performance from him tonight, not to mention a great night for Jose beating his old buddy Me.J. Ford.

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    A healthy run for Raptors, collecting baskets and ignoring on defense end. It looks like Raptors force just enough to get a Win. Well, I don't mind but still bothers me the level of energy Raptors showed tonight.

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