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Injuries Continue To Plauge Pacers As They Host Magic Tonight

Last updated on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers are back home tonight as they host the Orlando Magic at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The blue and gold are coming off a 132-89 pounding at the hands of the Knicks Sunday night in New York.

It was the worst loss for the pacers in almost 23 years and dropped Indiana to 10-23.

Orlando is 24-9 and have the third-best record in the east behind only Cleveland and Boston.

The Magic won the first meeting between the teams, defeating Indiana 106-98 December 14th in Orlando.

One contributing factor to the pacers' recent struggles has been injuries, particularly along the front line.

Danny Granger could return late this month from his foot injury.

Jeff Foster did not make the trip to New York due to a bad back.

Tyler Hansbrough also stayed home as his inner ear infection made it impossible for him to travel and Troy Murphy missed his third-straight game with a sprained ankle.

Hansbrough and Murphy are listed as day-to-day.

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