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Pacers Welcome Toronto Raptors To Fieldhouse

Last updated on Monday, February 25, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers face the Toronto Raptors tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Pacers are coming off a home-and-home series with the New Jersey Nets over the weekend. They beat the Nets on Friday night in Indianapolis before falling to the Nets at the Meadowlands on Saturday to fall to 22-and-34 on the season.

Indiana has lost 11 of 14 but are still in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The blue-and-gold stand eleventh in the east, but are just two and-a-half games behind Philadelphia for the eighth and final playoff berth.

The Raptors are in fifth place in the east at 30-and-24. Toronto has won their two previous games with the pacers this season, winning 110-101 at the Air Canada Centre on November 16th and 104-93 at the Fieldhouse on December 14th.

The Pacers blew double-digit leads in both of those games. Jermaine O'Neal and Jamaal Tinsley are expected to miss tonight's game. O'Neal has missed Indiana's last 17 games while Tinsley has been out for the last seven games.

The Raptors are led by fourth-year forward Chris Bosh, who is averaging just under 23 points per game.

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