Friday , Jan , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Pacers’ Bender placed on IL

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Indiana Pacers forward Jonathan Bender
was placed on the injured list Friday with a sore left knee.

Bender, who missed 39 straight to open the season after undergoing
arthroscopic surgery on the knee, missed the last three games. He has played
in just three games this season for the Pacers.

In a related move, Indiana activated Primoz Brezec before Friday’s 78-74 loss
at Houston.

Forward Scot Pollard also missed the game against the Rockets with the flu.