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Pacers Set To Battle Magic In First Round Of The Playoffs

Last updated on Friday, April 27, 2012

(Indianapolis, IN) The schedule for the first round of the NBA Playoffs is out and the Indiana Pacers will open their series with the Orlando Magic at home on Saturday night.

Game two will take place on Monday night before the series shifts to Orlando for games three and four.

Game three will be played on Wednesday, May 2nd and game four will be on Saturday, May 5th.

The series shifts back to Indianapolis for game five, if necessary, on Tuesday, May 8th.

Game six is scheduled for Orlando on May 11th and if the series goes seven games, the final contest will take place on May 13th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pacers enter the postseason having won twelve of their 15 games in the month of April and are relatively healthy.

Backup guard Leandro Barbosa could be a game time decision tomorrow as he has an ankle injury. Danny Granger, who missed Indiana's final two games with a sore knee, is expected to play.

The Magic lost eleven of their final 16 regular season games.

They enter the postseason without All-Star center Dwight Howard.

Howard missed the final ten games of the regular season with a back injury that required season-ending surgery.

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