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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Danny Granger doubtful for opener

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Danny Granger, slowed by a calf injury, is doubtful for the Indiana Pacers' season opener against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, coach Frank Vogel said Thursday.

"There's a chance he could play on opening night, but it's probably unlikely," Vogel said, according to the Indianapolis Star. "He was on track to maybe have a role with the starting unit. Now, he's struggling to find his timing. We're running the offense through Lance (Stephenson) when he comes off the bench. We'll see where he's at on a day-by-day basis."

Granger hasn't played since injuring the calf against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 16. 

Despite Granger being limited to five games last season due to a knee injury, the Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost in seven games to the eventual champion Miami Heat.