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    http://www.indystar.com/article/2010...ow-on-the-road

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    Grizzlies will be a welcome sight in tonight's preseason opener

    Indiana Pacers coach Jim O'Brien will get his first opportunity see his team in action against another opponent tonight when they open the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies.

    The Pacers host the Orlando Magic at Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday, then play at Houston on Saturday.
    O'Brien plans to use different rotations to test various player combinations. He doesn't expect any player to play more than 24 minutes in the first four preseason games, with the possible exception of rookie Paul George.
    The Pacers will be without power forward Tyler Hansbrough and point guard T.J. Ford. Ford is out at least a week with a strained right hamstring. Hansbrough is working his way back from vertigo.
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    Here are some of the key story lines to watch during the preseason:
    George pushing Mike Dunleavy for the starting shooting guard position
    The veteran Dunleavy has been shooting great and moving exceptionally well without the ball after dealing with knee problems the past two years.
    George is showing why he was the No. 10 pick in the draft. He already has a good understanding of the system. He's quick and has active hands on defense. And the coaching staff usually has to tell him something only once.
    O'Brien feels George can be a rotation player early in the season. "He's a special talent," O'Brien said.
    Last season's starter, Brandon Rush, is suspended for the first five regular-season games for failing the league's mandatory drug test three times.
    Collison's continued progress
    Darren Collison has lived up to the hype so far in training camp.
    He pushes the ball at the point, thinks pass first and pressures the ball defensively while leading by example.
    Collison's play has given the Pacers hope they will finally have stability at the position.
    "He's been terrific," O'Brien said. "When the ball is in his hands, he makes very mature, effective plays as a point guard."
    The last roster spot
    The Pacers need to trim their roster from 17 players to the league-mandated 15 by Oct. 25.
    Center Lance Allred will likely be cut. He was brought in as an extra body for camp.
    The Pacers will have to make a two-for-one trade or release a player to get to 15.
    They would like to trade one of their wings because that position remains the deepest on the team.

    Defensive progress
    The defense continues to lag behind the offense. That's not a good sign for the Pacers, if history is any indication.
    "They have to understand there are two ends of the court," O'Brien said. "We have to prove to ourselves that we can protect our basket. I haven't seen that yet in training camp. They've got to prove it to themselves. If they can do that, they can be a playoff team. If they can't, they won't be."
    The Pacers have struggled defensively every year under O'Brien.
    Hansbrough's return
    He is already behind the rest of his teammates because he has yet to take part in the daily five-on-five scrimmages.
    The Pacers say Hansbrough has not suffered a setback, but they have chosen to gradually to ease last year's first-round pick back into the mix so he doesn't get overwhelmed.
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    http://www.indystar.com/article/2010...ow-on-the-road Hansbrough's return
    He is already behind the rest of his teammates because he has yet to take part in the daily five-on-five scrimmages.
    The Pacers say Hansbrough has not suffered a setback, but they have chosen to gradually to ease last year's first-round pick back into the mix so he doesn't get overwhelmed.

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    Overwhelmed? They have to mean that in a medical sense and even then it doesn't make much sense to me. I have vertigo and I would never use the word overwhelmed unless I was so dizzy I couldn't walk.

    All I can think of is he must have it really bad. Mine started about 4 or 5 years ago and it hardly even bothers me anymore, so there's still hope.

    I think what they are worried about is another concussion, but he's going to get hit in the head sooner or later from the way he plays.

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    I think Paul should start in a few preseason games just to give Danny and/or Mike some rest before the season starts.

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    All we've heard about George and Dun are glowing reports, if PG is truly pushing Dun for the starting spot, this is some of the best news we've gotten all training camp.

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    I ultimately see PG as a more athletic Granger and better defender. He has lead or been at the top on the team in the defensive categories such as deflections and steals.
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    Overwhelmed? They have to mean that in a medical sense and even then it doesn't make much sense to me. I have vertigo and I would never use the word overwhelmed unless I was so dizzy I couldn't walk.

    All I can think of is he must have it really bad. Mine started about 4 or 5 years ago and it hardly even bothers me anymore, so there's still hope.

    I think what they are worried about is another concussion, but he's going to get hit in the head sooner or later from the way he plays.
    My wife has vertigo and "overwhelmed" makes some sense to me. If too much is going on and she has to change her attention a lot she tends to whip her head around, which can cause it to start up again.

    She has a "displaced crystals in the balance canals" issue, though.
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    This looks really bad.

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    Man! It's been so long ago since I've actually felt good about the team again. I'm not expecting a 45-win season, but finally the sun is starting to come up for this franchise. Finally some positive and real fun things to look forward to again .

    The exception to this seems to be Tyler. But, for now I'm just sticking with the "bringing him slowly aswell as carefully, but steady"-line.
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    I think its a great idea to give Lance and George a lot of mins in these preseason games. I expect both players to be very nervous tonight, because after all, it is their first NBA game (whether preseason or not).

    Cant wait to watch the game tonight
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    George is showing why he was the No. 10 pick in the draft. He already has a good understanding of the system. He's quick and has active hands on defense. And the coaching staff usually has to tell him something only once.
    O'Brien feels George can be a rotation player early in the season. "He's a special talent," O'Brien said


    Told ya

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    All we've heard about George and Dun are glowing reports, if PG is truly pushing Dun for the starting spot, this is some of the best news we've gotten all training camp.
    Yeh, this is a big win win.
    I'm thinking one of them is going to be an excellent 6th man.
    Depending on if they think PG's defense could be a difference maker, I'd like to see Mike startign and PG watching and learning the starters for awhile. He can come in against 2nd teams (for awhile) and become a factor much quicker. (maybe)
    Mike gets to reestablish his reputation and TRADE VALUE just in time to make him a VERY valuable commodity (HOPE!!!)

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    This looks really bad.

    Injured in 2009 and still can't play?
    Oh c'mon, if you've been paying any attention it's been obvious that this was going to be a long term process in the best case.

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    Yeh, this is a big win win.
    I'm thinking one of them is going to be an excellent 6th man.
    Depending on if they think PG's defense could be a difference maker, I'd like to see Mike startign and PG watching and learning the starters for awhile. He can come in against 2nd teams (for awhile) and become a factor much quicker. (maybe)
    Mike gets to reestablish his reputation and TRADE VALUE just in time to make him a VERY valuable commodity (HOPE!!!)
    I'd love for that to pan out and trade Dunleavy by the deadline for our power forward and let George take over as starter with Rush as the sixth man.

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    I think its a great idea to give Lance and George a lot of mins in these preseason games. I expect both players to be very nervous tonight, because after all, it is their first NBA game (whether preseason or not).

    Cant wait to watch the game tonight
    Game isn't on TV anywhere tonight I thought?

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    Is this game available LPBB

    only ask about legit sources; see Guidelines



    Edit: I should have been more clear. Are there any radio streams from Indy on the internet with the game?
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    Game isn't on TV anywhere tonight I thought?
    ohhh that sucks...I was hoping to catch it on LPBB

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    I am not positive but LPBB

    I think there referring to NBA League Pass Broad Band , which would be a legitimate paid source

    not positive though
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    Game Notes lists probable starters as:

    Collison-Dunleavy-Granger-Posey-Hibbert

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/notes.pdf

    No idea how they come up with that, though.
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    Game Notes lists probable starters as:

    Collison-Dunleavy-Granger-Posey-Hibbert

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/notes.pdf

    No idea how they come up with that, though.
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    MR, you didn't really have to post that did you?

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    I am not positive but LPBB

    I think there referring to NBA League Pass Broad Band , which would be a legitimate paid source

    not positive though
    I edited out the other part they mentioned.

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    If it's like the last year or two, you should (for free) be able to listen to the game on NBA League Pass Audio on nba.com.

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    If it's like the last year or two, you should (for free) be able to listen to the game on NBA League Pass Audio on nba.com.
    I know that used to be the case, but if Im not mistaken they now want you to pay for the "NBA Audio League Pass"
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    So will the game be televised? I don't see it on the Directv schedule.

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