Friday , Feb , 04 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Pacers’ Bender back on IL

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers placed forward
Jonathan Bender on the injured list Friday with chronic soreness in his right
knee.

Rookie center David Harrison was activated from the injured list and was
expected to be in uniform for the Pacers’ game against the Dallas Mavericks
Friday night.

Bothered by knee problems that forced him to miss large chunks of playing time
over the past several years, Bender has appeared in seven games this season
averaging 13.3 minutes and 5.1 points.

A first-round pick from Colorado, Harrison has been out since suffering a
concussion in a January 11 game against Memphis. In 32 games, including 14
starts, he’s averaging 6.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.56 blocked shots.

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