The Pacers accept the sloppy win against Stephen Jackson and the Charlotte Bobcats. Jackson started off hot (understatement of the day!) in front of his former crowd but eventually cooled off. The Pacers really need to tighten up the offensive glass, giving up opportunities in hand fulls the last couple games.
The league decided to give Roy Hibbert a nice birthday present (Happy Birthday, Roy!) this season with Al Horford, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah. The Pacers couldn't sweep the past three sub-500 teams they have faced consecutively, but seem to be up to big challenges this year. So, here they are...another big challenge facing them head on. Can they put three solid games together and come out 14-10? Can they beat the defending champions again? This will be a tough test, but this season they have showed the ability to overcome what they haven't been able to do in the past.
So, they have shown the ability to beat good teams, what will be their record after these three games? Fill me in and let me know what it will take to sweep this stretch...
After the jump check out the links of the day...
- Box Score
Pacers grind out win over Bobcats | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star
A form of the word 'grind' was thrown around the Pacers' locker room the way Peyton Manning flings passes after Indiana beat the Charlotte Bobcats 100-92 Friday.
Bobcats can't put out fires in Indy - CharlotteObserver.com
The coach said his team's offense resembled "a fire-drill,'' and Larry Brown didn't mean the Charlotte Bobcats exited the building in a quick-but-orderly manner.
Balanced Effort Leads Pacers Past Bobcats, 100-92 - SB Nation Indiana
Balanced Effort Leads Pacers Past Bobcats, 100-92
GAME REWIND: PACERS 100, BOBCATS 92
Game Rewind has exclusive interviews, highlights, analysis, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers-Bobcats game Friday night in Conseco Fieldhouse.
- Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks - Preview - ESPN
Roy Hibbert emerges to become Pacers' guiding force
A nice full article featuring the progress of Roy Hibbert
TBJ positional power rankings: NBA centers, December 2010
Roy Hibbert makes the list of top 10 centers as ranked by the Jones.
Pacers very much in the race at the quarter pole
Bruno takes a look at the real possibility of a playoff appearance this year for the Pacers
Posey shows his value | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star
Mike Wells looks into the value of having James Posey
Pacers face Hawks, Bulls, Lakers -- The Indianapolis Star
The Indiana Pacers begin their toughest three-game stretch of the season tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. The Pacers also play the Chicago Bulls, who lead the Central Division, on Monday; and host the Los Angles Lakers, whom they beat two weeks ago, on Wednesday.