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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season
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April 6, 2013
Verizon Center
7 p.m.
CSN, 106.7 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
George Hill PG John Wall
Lance Stephenson SG Garrett Temple
Paul George SF Martell Webster
David West PF Nene
Roy Hibbert C

Emeka Okafor

2012/13 Advanced Stats
90.1 (25th) Pace 92 (15th)
104.4 (20th) ORtg 100 (30th)
99.1 (1st) DRtg 102.5 (5th)
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WASHINGTON -- There was a lot of talk pregame about the 1978 championship team, which will be honored at halftime, but the current players are a little distanced from that. Randy Wittman says many of the members of the 1978 title team have visited practices this year, but John Wall admitted he's only met Elvin Hayes and Wes Unseld briefly prior to tonight.

Nevertheless, Wall said he hopes the fans give the 1978 title team the proper respect.

"When you come to an organization and you get the only championship they've had, and it's been 35 years, you've got to show them a lot of love and support. I hope they get a standing ovation."

Pacers coach Frank Vogel, meanwhile, was asked by our Thomas Pruitt about whether he's changed coverages on Wall since his March breakout.

"You still want to keep him out of the paint first and hope he doesn't get hot from the perimeter," Vogel said. "So I guess from that regard, you've got to honor his game from the perimeter too. That makes keeping him out of the paint that much more challenging."

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