The Indiana Pacers looked solid all (well...most) of the game last night as they fight to hold onto their 7th seed playoff position. It looked like a playoff match up last night in terms of rotation. Looks like Jim O'Brien really wanted a W on the road, so he played Danny Granger, Mike Dunleavy and Darren Collison all right around 40 minutes.
JOB's trust in those three guys really paid off as all three contributed heavily in the game. I am proud to say that I picked up DC three days ago on my fantasy team (whoever dropped him obviously wasn't watching what the Pacers were doing) and he produced nicely for me last night!
The Pacers put a halt a couple streaks last night, as they were on a 3 game overall losing streak and a 9 game road losing streak. They will look to start their own winning streak, which will have to continue tonight against the high-powered Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki should be out for the game, but the Mavs run deep in the talent pool. Let's keep an eye on the rotation again to see if JOB will tighten his lineup continually and let his main guys play in longer stretches (especially DC, for more reasons that simply to help my fantasy team).
After the jump, check out reviews of last night's game, previews of tonight's game and a few other items....
- Box Score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Pacers 111, Philadelphia 103
Game Rewind has highlights, analysis, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers' game in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Mavericks
Countdown to Tipoff has the complete scouting report, including stats, trends, injury updates and broadcast info, for the Pacers' game tonight against Dallas in Conseco Fieldhouse.
- Granger, Collison lead Pacers past 76ers | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
Pacers Darren Collison excels in Philadelphia | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
I picked up Darren Collison on my fantasy just three days ago....
Pacers' 1st road win since November hits spot | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
PHILADELPHIA -- The Indiana Pacers found their offense. Whether it was just for one night or a sign they're coming out of a slump, it was an efficient flow that gave them their first road win since Nov. 30.
Poor defense leaves Sixers out in the cold against Pacers | Philadelphia Daily News | 01/12/2011
Game review from Philadelphia perspective...
Liberty Ballers - For Philadelphia 76ers Fans
Liberty Ballers' game review
- Game Preview
GameDay: Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers | Mavericks/NBA | Sports News and Videos on the D...
The Mavericks are trying to avoid their second three-game losing streak since Dirk Nowitzki went out with a sprained right knee.
Weather or not, Mavericks need a fast start on trip | Dallas Mavericks Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News
Dallas Mavericks Blog - Dallasnews.com's Dallas Mavericks coverage includes the latest news, notes, commentary, analysis, blogs, e-mail newsletters, photos and videos of the Mavericks.
Mavs Moneyball - For Dallas Mavericks Fans
Your best source for quality Dallas Mavericks news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.
RealGM: Europe Basketball - Europe Review: Top 16, Jasikevicius, Gaines & More
An update on former Pacer, Sarunas Jasikevicius
Top 5 Worst Contracts Ever - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
I got through the top 5 list and was excited not to see any Pacers players, but then I saw the honorable mention....