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Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork. Durham Smythe Jersey .com) - The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts. Head coach Frank Vogel made the announcement at Fridays shootaround. Neither player will be on a minutes restriction. West (sprained right ankle) and Watson (bruised right foot) both missed the first 15 games of the regular season. Wests return, in particular, should spark the 6-9 Pacers. Im just going to play, said West, who will be inserted into the starting lineup immediately. I know who I am, so Im not going to go out there and try to reinvent the wheel. West averaged 14.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season and was one of the key pieces for the regular-season Eastern Conference champion Pacers. The 11-year veteran out of Xavier holds career averages of 15.9 points and 7.2 boards. Watson made five starts in 63 games last season, his first in Indiana after stints in Golden State, Chicago and Brooklyn. He averaged 6.6 points per game. The Pacers are still without All-Star forward Paul George, who is expected to miss most of the season after breaking his leg this summer, while point guard George Hill (knee) has yet to play this season and center Roy Hibbert will miss his third straight game Friday with an ankle injury. Minkah Fitzpatrick Jersey . HABS HEADED TO CONFERENCE FINAL The Montreal Canadiens scored early in Game Seven, built a lead and protected it well on their way to a 3-1 series-clinching win over the Boston Bruins. While this game or series isnt necessarily a referendum on the value of fourth lines, the Canadiens certainly benefitted from production lower down their forward depth chart. Jason Sanders Jersey . Dancevic won his singles match on Friday, defeating Go Soeda 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-1, to even the best-of-five series at a game apiece. World No. 18 Kei Nishikori defeated Peter Polansky in the opening match, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. . -- Jonathan Diaz is easy to spot in the Blue Jays clubhouse. ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons hired Scott Pioli as assistant general manager on Wednesday, reuniting him with GM Thomas Dimitroff. Pioli was director of player personnel for the New England Patriots from 2000-08, including six seasons with Dimitroff, who directed college scouting. He was the Kansas City Chiefs general manager for four years before leaving by mutual agreement in January 2013. Pioli, 48, will join the Falcons on Feb. 3, after he completes his contract with NBC Sports and SiriusXM Radio. Pioli began his NFL career in 1992, when he was hired by Bill Belichick as a scouting assistant for the Cleveland Browns. Pioli was made the New York Jets director of pro personnel in 1997 before joining Belichick in New England. Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Dimitroff initiated the push to bring in Pioli. "This move was made as a result of Thomas commpetitive drive to build the best personnel team in the NFL, and the addition of Scott to his team certainly reflects that," Blank said. Jason Sanders Dolphins Jersey. Dimitroff said Pioli is "one of the most respected and adept talent evaluators in the NFL." "We have worked together well in the past and been friends for more than 20 years," Dimitroff said. "We have had the opportunity to experience a lot of success together, and I am very pleased that he has agreed to join our personnel team so we can work together again." The Falcons were 4-12 in 2013 after five straight winning seasons. "We have made the commitment to improve every aspect of our organization this off-season, and with the addition of Scott to our personnel department, we have taken an important step to enhance our scouting staff," Dimitroff said. Cheap Chargers Jerseys Cheap Rams Jersey Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Cheap Vikings Jerseys Cheap Patriots Jersey Cheap Saints Jerseys Cheap New York Giants Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Raiders Jerseys Cheap Eagles Jerseys Cheap Steelers Jerseys Cheap 49ers Jerseys Cheap Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys ' ' '

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