The Pacers and Chicago Bulls have played a league-leading 14 road games and both teams have won nine of those games, tied with Oklahoma City for the most road wins. That's some elite company and exceeds Frank Vogel's goal of winning half of the team's road games. Those road W's also have the Pacers enmeshed in a quagmire atop the Eastern Conference, as well. With Chicago and the Miami Heat losing last night, the Pacers still reside in fifth place in the East but they are just 1.5 games behind Chicago in first place.
So despite all of the success, the Pacers will have to maintain their current level of play if they want to earn home-court advantage in the playoffs. But looking ahead to the playoffs won't get it done, so the Pacers need to keep focusing on the grind which continues at Dallas on Friday night.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Box score: Pacers 109, Timberwolves 99
- PACERS: Rewind: Pacers vs. Timberwolves 120201
- Granger stoked to score big in Pacers' win over Timberwolves | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Timberwolves suffer another home-court letdown in lethargic loss to Pacers - TwinCities.com
- Kevin Love fired up after incident in loss: 'I don't like the Pacers' - Minnesota Wolves news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities – Minnesota Sports News & Opinion (Twins, Vikings, Wolves, Wild, Gophers)
- Love: 'They all think they're tough guys' - FS North
- Notebook: Hill's injury opens door for Price | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Post-Game Grades: Road Warrior Pacers Claim Another Victim in Minneapolis | Eight Points, Nine Seconds
- Granger goes off while the Pacers add another enemy to the list | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Pacers continue to win on the road - Brunner - FS Midwest
- ANIMATED: Rick Carlisle Played Kickball - From Our Editors - SBNation.com