IC Cold Links: Pacers Ready For Next Challenge After Putting Away Celtics

The Indiana Pacers moved to 9-3 on Saturday night after methodically wearing down the Boston Celtics and rolling to a 97-83 win.

After the game Frank Vogel spoke of continuing to challenge his team and for the most part, they've been able to answer the challenge. The back-to-back wins heading into a few days off before the West Coast roadie required survival instincts in Toronto and focus on the task at hand against Boston.

The C's simply didn't have the depth of legs to keep up with the Pacers last night and to Vogel's credit his team did as instructed and kept the pressure on. George Hill made Ray Allen work for his touches and then when PG was tired he tagged out for George Hill who did the same. There was no relief for Allen off the bench.

My favorite play of the game came in the second half when an outlet to George Hill started a fast break opportunity, key word -- fast. Hill sped the ball up the middle of the floor while the equally speedy Darren Collison filled the right lane. The pair literally ended up running past four Celtics on the play as Collison finished with a layup.

Now the Paces have to rise to their next challenge of coming together on the left coast and winning more than they lose.

Check out the links after the jump.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Indy Cornrows

You must be a member of Indy Cornrows to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Indy Cornrows. You should read them.

Join Indy Cornrows

You must be a member of Indy Cornrows to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Indy Cornrows. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker