The Indiana Pacers are trying to emulate how successful teams play basketball. Coach Vogel has studied the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, among other teams I'm sure. He believes their spacing and their ability to spread the scoring around is what makes them so dangerous (in addition to their all-star regulars). This has proved successful and Coach Vogel and the Pacers will try to continue their upward trend tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves are only 13-29 so far this season, but they seem to be doing something right over their last two games (wins). Kevin Love is a first-time all-star this year while they have Michael Beasley playing well most of the year. The Wolves are a very young team and have had their share of ups and downs over the season, so don't discount their ability to come up big.
After the jump, check out the links of the day including Reggie Miller showing his class as he passes the 3-point torch to Ray Allen...
PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Timberwolves
Countdown to Tipoff has the complete scouting report, including key stats, trends, matchups and injury info, for the Pacers-Timberwolves game Friday in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Simple is better for hot Pacers | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel is always trying to figure out ways to get the most out of his players.
Wolves-Indiana game preview | StarTribune.com
Preview: Both teams are on the upswing
Pacers new-look offense
Bruno takes a look at the Pacers offense for Fox Sports Midwest.
Ellington experiences highs, lows within days | StarTribune.com
INDIANAPOLIS - In a matter of days, Timberwolves guard Wayne Ellington's life went from solemn to celebratory
Ray Allen passes Reggie Miller for career 3-pointers | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
BOSTON -- Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller, sat courtside working the TV broadcast.
Reggie Miller’s Top 10 Three-Pointers - RealGM Basketball Blog
Brings back great memories....