INDIANAPOLIS — Jacque Vaughn rarely, if ever, posts bulletin board material in an attempt to motivate his team.
In this case, he shouldn't have to.
The Orlando Magic should have ample reason to feel excited to play the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
On March 8, the Pacers dominated the Magic 115-86 at Amway Center.
Indiana made almost 52 percent of its shot attempts, while Orlando made just 39 percent of its shots.
The Magic also committed 21 turnovers, resulting in 30 Pacers points.
On Tuesday, Magic players will face a challenge in addition to the Pacers.
The Magic will be tasked with recovering from their heartbreaking 115-109 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, a loss in which the Magic led by 13 points early in the fourth quarter.
"Hopefully, they remember what Indiana did to us at home," Vaughn said of his players. "That'll be a good challenge for us. We'll need to fill our juice back up after this one, but we'll do that."
Tobias Harris has started five consecutive games for the Magic at power forward, and the streak began against the Pacers and the Pacers' bruising power forward, David West.
Tuesday's game should provide an interesting rematch.
West is 6 feet 9 and 250 pounds, while Harris is 6 feet 8 and 226 pounds.
West is in his 10th
No wonder the Pacers and West repeatedly went at Harris on March 8.
But West didn't have much success offensively.
In 26 minutes, West made just four of his 13 shot attempts and finished with nine points.
That said, West did help push Harris into early foul trouble. Harris committed two fouls in the game's first six minutes and a third foul in the second quarter. Harris finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds and five fouls in only 21 minutes.
In his five starts for Orlando, Harris is averaging 14.4 points per game on 40.7 percent shooting. He's also averaging 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Back in Indy
On Monday, the Magic practiced at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of the Pacers.
The Magic hadn't stepped foot inside the arena since May 8, 2012, the night the Pacers eliminated them from the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Point guard Jameer Nelson is the only player from that Magic team who attended Monday's practice.
Hedo Turkoglu is serving his 20-game NBA suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid and didn't travel with the team on this road trip.
Glen Davis is recovering from a fractured left foot and also didn't accompany the team.
Turkoglu will turn 34 years old on Tuesday. His suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid is scheduled to expire with the Magic's game on March 25 against the Miami Heat.
He will be eligible to play again on March 27, when the Magic will play the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte.
Going for two
The Magic have recorded two wins apiece this season against four teams: the Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns.
Orlando will try for its second win this season against Indiana. The teams split their two prior games.