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2012 NBA Playoffs, Pacers Vs. Magic Game 1: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Orlando Magic, without Dwight Howard, begin their playoff quest for a championship on Saturday evening when they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers.

Apr 26, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA;  Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 26, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Orlando Magic, without Dwight Howard, begin their playoff quest for a championship on Saturday evening when they travel to Indianapolis to take on the Pacers. The Magic took three of four games against the Pacers in the regular season, but Howard was available for all of those contests.

Hedo Turkoglu, who had cheekbone surgery on April 7, will play in the series, wearing a protective mask.

Here is what you need to know for today's game:

Game Day and Time: Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m ET

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

TV Coverage: ESPN

Here is the full series schedule:

Game 1: Sat. April 28, Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Mon. April 30, Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3: Wed. May 2, Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4: Sat. May 5, Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m., ESPN
Game 5: Tue. May 8, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
Game 6: Fri. May 11, Indiana at Orlando, TBD
Game 7: Sun, May 13, Orlando at Indiana, TBD

For more on the Orlando Magic, check out Orlando Pinstriped Post. For more on the Indiana Pacers, check out Indy Cornrows. All your NBA news and analysis can be found at SB Nation's NBA hub.

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