The Nets will have either 10 or 11 players in uniform Wednesday night, depending on whether Anthony Morrow (sore right shoulder) can play, a stark contrast to their opponents who've lived a charmed life all season. That's not to say they're lucky. The Pacers are coming off a convincing 15-point victory over the Heat but they have avoided the injury bug that's crippled the Nets.
Indiana has had a highly successful season (29-19) thus far without a debilitating injury. Its top six players, Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Darren Collison, David West and Leandro Barbosa, have missed a grand total of three games. Six players, including four starters, have played in every game (compared to one, Shelden Williams, for the Nets). Of their rotation players, only George Hill and Jeff Foster, who retired mid-season, have missed more than 10 games.
For the Nets, it's an opportunity to make fans forget their performance vs the Jazz, one of the worst games of the season. After Wednesday, the Nets head out west for a four-game road trip against the Warriors, Kings, Lakers and Trail Blazers, returning a week from Friday for their final run in New Jersey.
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