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Will it be a Sunday Funday for Orlando as they continue their five-game home-stand?

Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images

Who: Indiana Pacers (5-4) at Orlando Magic (3-6)
When: Sunday, November 11th, 6:00 PM EST
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Line: Orlando -4.5, O/U: 202.5
Injuries: Indiana - Lamb (OUT), Turner (OUT), Sumner (OUT), Bitadze (OUT)

Indiana Orlando
108.2 (14th) Offensive Rating 99.9 (30th)
105.2 (12th) Defensive Rating 100.4 (3rd)
99.9 (25th) Pace 97.8 (29th)
Projected Starters
Aaron Holiday G Markelle Fultz
Malcolm Brogdon G Evan Fournier
JaKarr Sampson F Aaron Gordon
T.J. Warren F Jonathan Isaac
Domantas Sabonis C Nikola Vucevic


Pregame quotes from Coach Clifford


“He’s off to a great (start) - 22/3/9.9 assists. I think he’s like fifth or sixth (in the league) in drives into the paint. His pick-and-rolls, just like he did last year in Milwaukee, just driving the ball. He’s strong, he’s very clever. He’s great at changing speeds and he doesn’t need a lot of room. When he gets in there, he can score, he can get fouled. He makes the right play.” ~ Coach Clifford on Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon

“He’s just a basketball player, he’s fun to watch. He’s like an old-school - I grew up in new England - he reminds me of like an old Celtic, like a Dave Cowens. Fundamentally sound, he knows totally what his game is. He’s got terrific toughness - he can shoot, pass, score with his back to the basket. It all start for me...he’s a throwback competitor.” ~ Clifford on Pacers center Domantas Sabonis

“The last two games, so much better. The other day against Memphis, Markelle had 14 drives to the paint, D.J. has 13. If you look at our team, we need them both to play well. This is the beauty of D.J. - he doesn’t care if he starts, doesn’t care if he comes off the bench (as long as he gets his minutes). And he (Augustin) is always ready to play. The groups that they are playing with, they can both function well. As the two point guards, their penetration ability really sets a lot of it (the offense) up.” ~ Clifford when asked about his offense after moving Fultz into the starting lineup (and Augustin to the second unit).


For perspective from our opponent, check out the work from our friends over at Indy Cornrows.

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