The Pacers are trying to prove doubters wrong this week. We can all breathe a sigh of relief, no letdown last night! The Pacers played as though they believed they were the better team. There have been a number of times in the past when the Pacers have played down to the level of their opponent. They showed no such characteristic last night, and even played with a swagger that showed through continual pounding of the Cavaliers.
The Pacers take their 7-6 record and give thanks for a couple days of rest after an emotional and exciting few days. They will sit back, eat, and watch some football (and hopefully some tape on the Thunder!). They will take on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday while both teams are trying to build confidence and establish who they are on a consistent basis. After a 3-3 start, the Thunder have one seven of their past 8 games and are hungry for more (luckily they have Thanksgiving tomorrow!).
After the jump check out some positive reaction to the game from Indianapolis perspective, Cleveland's take on where we both stand, and the possibility of Big Roy leading the pack for Most Improved Player!
- Box score
GAME REWIND: PACERS 100, CAVALIERS 89
Bruno has all of the quotes, notes, numbers and highlights from the Pacers' win.
Pacers maintain intensity
What letdown? These aren't the Indiana Pacers of old, the players say. The days of following an impressive win by falling flat in the next game are a thing of the past.
Things are coming together for the Pacers
Mike Wells explores the possbility that things are really turning around for our Pacers!
- AP: Cleveland vs. Indiana - Recap
Pacers blow out Cavaliers, 100-89: Mary Schmitt Boyer's in-game blog
The Cavaliers' fourth-quarter rally can't hide an abysmal performance against the Pacers.
Granger helps Pacers beat Cavs 100-89
Danny Granger scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-89 on Tuesday night.
Some Love for the Pacers
Seems like some people are open-minded enough to see this
Pacers Crawl up the Power Rankings to #12
SI.com shoots the Pacers up 7 spots after a solid win against Miami. Hopefully the continue their strong week after another solid win against the Cavs.
NBA Awards Watch - ESPN
Big Roy looking good as the lead man for Most Improved
Lockout a certain thing?
Billy Hunter declares a lockout is 99% certain...