The excuses were lined up like bargain hunters at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Fourth game in five days. Back-to-back road games. Looking ahead to three off days and time with family. Opponent desperate to win a game.
In reality, the Pacers did fall victim to all of those issues. They gave up 28 points to New Orleans in the second quarter and only score 29 point in the first half. But just when it looked like they had packed it in, the Pacers rose up and finished off the full 48 minutes to earn what turned into an unlikely win.
In doing so, the picked up a game on Chicago and Milwaukee as both teams lost their back-to-back games on Saturday after big wins on Friday. The Pacers and Bulls are now essentially tied atop the Central Division which will add a little extra zip to Indiana's next game when they host Chicago on Wednesday.
Check out the links:
- Pacers at Hornets - Box score and highlights
- Game Rewind: Pacers 81, Hornets 75 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- West enjoys New Orleans homecoming, scores 25 in Pacers comeback win | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers rally to beat Hornets - AP
- New Orleans Hornets unable to overcome low-scoring third quarter in their 81-75 loss to the Indiana Pacers | NOLA.com
- Pacers: Where does Saturday rank on West’s best games as a Pacer? | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- West leads huge comeback as Pacers stun Hornets | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Pacers notebook: Hibbert puts shooting woes on wrist injury | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Indiana Pacers forward David West credits team for comeback victory - Video | NOLA.com
- Beyond the box score: New Orleans Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers | NOLA.com
- Hornets Lose to the Pacers - At The Hive
- Post-Game Grades: But, Seriously, Pacers Rally to Beat Hornets | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
- Gordon set for contact practice - Yahoo! Sports
- Kings suspend Cousins indefinitely for ‘unprofessional behavior’ | The Point Forward - SI.com
- Wizards sign Shelvin Mack - Yahoo! Sports