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

March 11, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) is defended by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) during the second quarter of a game at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Without Dwight Howard the Orlando Magic look to continue their dominance over the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

The first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs tips off with a matchup between the Orlando Magic and the Indiana Pacers. This won't be the typical matchup between the Magic and the Pacers, however, as the Magic will be without star center Dwight Howard, who had season-ending back surgery and will miss the entirety of the playoffs.

The Magic finished the regular season dropping four of five games, struggling to match up with teams without the presence of Howard on the court. In the regular season, Orlando beat the Pacers three out of four times, but each time the Magic dropped the Pacers, Howard was on the court.

The Magic are going to have a tough time matching up with Pacers center Roy Hibbert without Howard on the floor.

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

Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind.

TV: ESPN

For more on the Orlando Magic, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Indiana Pacers, visit SB Nation's Pacers blog Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. For more on the 2012 NBA Playoffs check out SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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