Pacers Looking To Run And Take The Fight To Thunder

The Indiana Pacers are ready to measure themselves against the Oklahoma City Thunder and despite going against the top team in the West that thrives while leading the league in pace, the Frank Vogel doesn't want to alter the identity of his team.

"We don't want to ever slow it down," Vogel said prior to the game. "We always want to explore early opportunities in the shot clock."

Along with keeping up the Pacers, Vogel wants to make sure his smash-mouth style of ball is primed and ready for the Thunder as they try to dictate the way the game is played.

"We always want to try to impose our style on the game and we want to hit first," said Vogel. "We saw the physicality that they played with in Miami so we don't want to come out and have them deliver some hard fouls on us and all of a sudden we're back on heels. We want to hit first. We want to be the instigators. That's how you win in the playoffs and that's how you win in a matchup like tonight."

We know the Pacers are comfortable getting under the skin of an opponent so this game could get real interesting with both teams trying to establish and impose their will on the other.

We invite you to subscribe to the Indy Cornrows YouTube channel, follow Indy Cornrows on Twitter and like Indy Cornrows on Facebook.

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