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Pacers To Play Without Granger Versus Jazz

Last updated on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers are back home for one game as they host the Utah Jazz tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Pacers are coming off their final west coast road trip, taking two of three with wins over the Kings and the Clippers and a loss to the Trail Blazers.

Indiana is 28-and-37 and enters play tonight just a game and-a-half behind the Bulls and the Bucks for eighth place in the eastern conference with four other teams still involved in the battle for the final playoff spot.

The Pacers are going for their seventh-straight win at the Fieldhouse. The Jazz are the hottest team in the NBA. They won their eleventh-consecutive game on Sunday afternoon with a 109-101 victory in Toronto.

Pacers forward Danny Granger did not practice on Monday and will not play in tonight's game with the Utah Jazz. It will be the tenth game Granger has missed since suffering a partial tear of a tendon in the sole of his right foot.

The Pacers have won six of the nine games Granger has missed so far.

Center Jeff Foster also missed practice with a sore lower back. Foster is listed as day-to-day.

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