Despite Blizzard, Indiana Pacers Plan to Play Home Game

By J.M. Nicholas
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Although Indianapolis did indeed have a white Christmas this year, the real snow waited to fall until the day after Christmas. An eastward-bound blizzard hit the Circle City in the early hours of Wednesday morning, dumping around a foot of snow on Indianapolis, and even more so in other parts of the state. The blizzard has shut down most of the Hoosier state, including shopping malls, government buildings, and even local U.P.S. delivery hubs.

Despite the whiteout conditions, the NBA seems hard-pressed to move on in Indiana. On Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers are scheduled to play the Chicago Bulls, for a match-up at the top of the Central division. The question of cancellation is still up in the air, but at press time of this article, the Pacers and Bulls will still battle it out at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

All flights to and from the Indianapolis airport have been delayed or cancelled at the current time, but the Bulls got in town late Tuesday night, just before the storm hit. The Bulls are coming to Indy for the second game of a back-to-back, where they were totally dominated by the Houston Rockets, losing by a score of 120-97 on Christmas night.

If both teams were not in town at the time of the storm, there is little doubt that the game would have been postponed. Since all of the necessary parts are available, it seems that the show will go on, even if there will only be a handful of fans in the stands.

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