The Pacers played their worst complete game so far under Coach Frank Vogel last night against the Detroit Pistons. Tayshaun Prince, Ben Gordon and Rodney Stuckey each took their turns going at the Indiana Pacers defense with more success than not. This was the exact definition of a "trap game" (literally, it says Pacers v. Pistons), and the Pacers got caught and lost because of it.
I have good news! The Pacers now have a break to practice. Coach Vogel has not really had much time to install new schemes into practice so far. As he mentioned last night, their defense has taken a hit and it bit them in the butt last night because of it. Not only were Pistons flying by a Pacers defender in a one-on-one matchup, but the defensive rotation allowed for an easy slam or layup more times than not. Vogel can continue to make this team his own with some much needed practice. Obviously, there will be a small break for the players, but this team seems hungry enough under Vogel to want to continue to improve.
After the jump, check out the links of the day...
- Box Score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Pistons 115, Pacers 109
Game Rewind has the complete wrapup, including highlights, analysis, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers-Pistons game Wednesday in Detroit.
- IndyStar.com | Defensive breakdowns | Pacers Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star
Pacers suffer big letdown in 115-109 loss to Pistons | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It was probably fitting that the Detroit Pistons sealed their 115-109 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers by scoring off a loose ball.
Pistons need a getaway after home stand | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
After Wednesday's game against Indiana, the All-Star break comes just in time for the disgruntled Pistons to get some time away from each other.
O, Cruel Collar of Caroms
Tim Donahue has some fun with the Pacers' breakdowns last night.
Daily Dime - Pacers Get Heat's Attention In Loss
According to Brian Windhorst, the Pacers may have lost ... but the Heat were put on notice.
- The Point Forward " Posts Murphy’s value bottoms out in New Jersey