Sorry, but a combination of a busy day at work and a sick daughter has prevented me from putting together a proper game preview. All you need to know about the Pacers is that they are very much like the Oklahoma City Thunder. They play hard and keep things close until the very end where they enjoy finding unique and interesting ways to pull out a loss.
Danny Granger has become the best player in the league that no one is talking about. Kevin Martin is like Muhammad Ali or Elvis compared to Granger.
Out of the seven games on the current homestand this looks to be the easiest win and thus has the greatest chance for a letdown. Although the Nuggets have an average scoring margin at home against the east of plus 11.4 points and that includes the 15 point beatdown at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
One last thing to keep in mind, the Pacers have a one game winning streak at the Pepsi Center after pulling out a win last season. J.R. Smith had a chance to tie the game from the free throw line after getting fouled on a three point attempt late in the game, but he only made two of the three free throws.
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