The Pacers actually didn't pass much of anything last night with Roy Hibbert, Danny Granger and David West accounting for the team's eight total assists for the whole game. Things started fine working through the post with Roy Hibbert but the Pacers had no counter after the Magic adjusted which put too much of a burden on the big fella to continually work inside against Dwight Howard and company.
Plus, once the Magic started rolling, all of their shooters emerged from the Boston funk. Ryan Anderson missed all eight of his shots against the Celtics on Monday, but came back to make five of seven three-pointers. It was like the Magic used the first quarter to infect the Pacers with their shooting woes and then they were healed once they passed it along.
Hopefully the Pacers can get rid of the clanks tonight and infect the Chicago Bulls in the process as they try to bounce back against their Central Division rival.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Box Score: Magic 102, Pacers 83
- PACERS: Rewind: Pacers vs. Magic
- Pacers crumble after strong first quarter in loss to Magic | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers notebook: Hibbert gets a mask | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.comMagic show no signs of hangover in win - FSMW
- PACERS: Caught in the Web Indiana Pacers blog: Experienced, productive bench pivotal for Pacers
- Orlando Magic: Orlando Magic play the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 24, 2012 - fox59.com
- It’s only one game | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Orlando Magic 102, Indiana Pacers 83 - Orlando Pinstriped Post
- Post-Game Grades: Pacers Play One Good Quarter, Magic Play Three | Eight Points, Nine Seconds
- Pacers plan to make good after Boomer backboard incident
- Pacers, 76ers Should Consider Making Their Big Moves Now - SBNation.com
- Bulls-Pacers: Already formidable, Indiana Pacers are improved - fox59.com
- Luol Deng’s bad break could be a good thing for the Chicago Bulls | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
- Washington Wizards fire Flip Saunders, because it was totally his fault | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports