Pacers to play Bulls at Notre Dame

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--The Pacers will play four preseason games in Indiana, but only three will be played in Indianapolis. They'll play Minnesota, Atlanta and Memphis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The fourth game, in which they'll be the road team, will be played at Notre Dame against the Chicago Bulls.

--The Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks made fairly significant moves to improve their rosters. Still, Pacers F Danny Granger still believes Indiana is the second best team in the Eastern Conference behind the Miami Heat. "It's going to be tough," Granger said. "Brooklyn, they are going to be a threat. Obviously, Miami is going to be there, but I think we still view ourselves as a top-two team in the East."

--Training camp doesn't officially start until Oct. 2, but that's not stopping the Pacers from getting together early to prepare for the season. The team is holding a minicamp in Los Angeles later this month as part of a bonding experience on and off the court. Forward Danny Granger is hosting a cookout for his teammates at his house.

"Floyd is one of the two best boxers in the world right now. I'm like small fries compared to him in that aspect." -- C Roy Hibbert on 12-year-old Lee Eddins wanting to see him and boxer Floyd Mayweather

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