After an uninspiring 2-2 start to the season, in many ways, the Pacers' toughest opponent will be themselves. The sloppy play, the wavering energy and the apparent lack of any sense of urgency to correct the problems from the players is, well...a problem.
Somehow, the Pacers are not leading the NBA in turnovers, instead checking in at second with 18.8 turnovers per game (Houston is first at 19.7 tpg). The turnovers are an obvious, tangible sign of slippage by the Pacers, but getting a grip on the internal fight to combat the mistakes and compete is harder to gauge. But after getting rolled in San Antonio there should be some pride on display in Atlanta. Believe me, you'll know it when you see it.
Check out the links:
- Pacers coach Frank Vogel's challenge now is to convince team they're still an elite team | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Brian Shaw the Most-Qualified Assistant Coach in NBA | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers-Hawks Preview - Yahoo! Sports
- Atlanta Hawks: Smith still questionable against Pacers (updated) | Atlanta Hawks
- Josh Smith Injury: Hawks forward participates in full practice on Tuesday - Peachtree Hoops
- NBA Recap - Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs - Nov 05, 2012 - CBSSports.com