So, there is some good news and some bad. Let's start with the good news!....The Pacers have the opportunity to turn things around against a team that is 8-22 and 0-15 on the road. As you guessed it, the bad news is that this is the same team that made the Pacers look far inferior just a couple days ago.
So, question is...what team will show up, what kind of emotion will Danny Granger and co. bring? Hopefully Roy Hibbert, Tyler Hansbrough and Josh McRoberts take control of the rebounds and prevent another 21 offensive rebound game for the Washington Wizards. With the Wizards poor shooting early last game, the Pacers could have been up by double digits. However, the offensive rebounds kept them right in the game which kept their confidence strong and eventually they made a run.....didn't turn out nice. So, let's just keep them shooting poorly and REBOUND!...
After the jump, check out the links of the day.....
PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Wizards
Countdown to Tipoff has the complete scouting report on the Pacers' New Year's Eve game against the Washington Wizards.
Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers - Preview - December 31, 2010 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Preview: Final statistics from the Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers game played on December 31, 2010
Slumping Pacers' offense stuck in place | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
The frustration is mounting for the Indiana Pacers. And it isn't just the losses. It's the loss of offense. It was clear watching the body language of leading scorer Danny Granger. After some of his teammates had showered and dressed following Wednesday's 104-90 road loss to the Washington Wizards, the Pacers' leading scorer was still in his uniform, sitting in a padded chair in front of his locker, his feet in an ice bucket.
Wizards get another shot at Pacers
Even for a mostly untested team with an evolving roster, playing on the road wasn't supposed to be this dreadful for the Washington Wizards .
Playoffs might be not that hard to miss, after all
Conrad Brunner takes a look at what he thought to be a tough-to-miss playoffs year...
Williams Takes Success In Stride - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
His contract isn't guaranteed, but Shawne Williams has played well enough to earn a spot in Mike D'Antoni's exclusive rotation.