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Pacers Look Ahead For Playoff Berth

Last updated on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers are back home to face the Cleveland Cavaliers this evening at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Pacers are staggering to the all-star break, having lost four of their last five games including a last-second defeat at Washington on Sunday night.

Despite the recent struggles, the Pacers are in twelfth place in the eastern conference at 20-and-32. They enter play tonight four games behind eighth-place Milwaukee for the final playoff berth in the east.

Marquis Daniels has missed Indiana's last three games with pain in his lower back and is listed as day-to-day. Mike Dunleavy left Sunday night's loss at Washington after three and a half minutes with soreness in his balky right knee. Dunleavy is also listed as day-to-day as is center Jeff Foster, who has been bothered by a sore back. Foster scored just three points in 24 minutes of action against the Wizards.

Following tonight's game, the Pacers head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks Wednesday night in their final contest before the all-star break.

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