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Pacers Prepare For Battle With Southeast Division Leading Magic

Last updated on Thursday, November 20, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers will practice today as they get ready for a Friday night game with the Orlando Magic.

The Pacers improved to 5-and-5 with a 113-96 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Head Coach Jim O'Brien spent the early part of the week drilling the pacers on fundamentals.

The plan worked as Indiana cut down its turnovers to 14 while out rebounding the Hawks 46-to-41.

Troy Murphy grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds against Atlanta while Danny Granger was the game's leading scorer with 34 points.

Center Rasho Nesterovic had an impressive all-around game versus the Hawks.

Nesterovic finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.

The Magic lead the southeast division at 8-and-3 and are riding a four-game winning streak.

Orlando will have also been off since Wednesday night, when they knocked off the Toronto Raptors 103-90.

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