Pacers-Magic NBA Playoff Schedule is Set

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For once, the NBA did the Pacers a favor. Not only did Indiana finish the regular season with four consecutive home games, but they they had the final night of the regular season off. Orlando, meanwhile had a game in Memphis Thursday, then traveled to Indianapolis for their first round playoff series against the Pacers.

The Grizzlies beat the Magic 88-76 in a game that meant much more to Memphis than it did Orlando. While the Magic were playing and traveling, the Pacers were inside the friendly confines of Bankers Life Fieldhouse preparing for their first-round opponent.

"They're a dangerous basketball team. They can spread you out, shoot a lot of three's, make a lot of three's, a team full of guys that kind of know the game and are very smart. We've got our hands full. We've got to be very precise on how we want to guard them, and how we want to limit them," said David West.

Late Thursday night, the NBA released the schedule for the series, which starts Saturday night with a 7:00 PM tip-off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Game 1 - Sat April 28 Orlando at Indiana 7:00PM ESPN

Game 2 - Mon April 30 Orlando at Indiana 7:30PM NBA TV

Game 3 - Wed May 2 Indiana at Orlando 7:30PM NBA TV

Game 4 - Sat May 5 Indiana at Orlando 2:00PM ESPN

Game 5 * Tue May 8 Orlando at Indiana TBD TBD TBD

Game 6 * Fri May 11 Indiana at Orlando TBD TBD TBD

Game 7 * Sun May 13 Orlando at Indiana TBD TBD TBD

Click on the video at the top of the page for some interviews from the Pacers practice Thursday afternoon.

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