April 07, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers shooting guard Leandro Barbosa (28) dribbles the ball to the hoop as Boston Celtics center Greg Stiemsma (54) defends and Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) tries to strip the ball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Boston defeated Indiana 86-72. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
Rest, ice and rest some more.
That's what Danny Granger was looking forward to on his day off which at this point in the season sounds like the ideal day for the Pacers after their busy schedule of late caught up with them last night against the Boston Celtics. The C's were more than ready to make the Pacers feel those tired legs and work for everything they could get. The Pacers responded with no bounce in their legs, just plenty of shots bouncing off the front iron.
Now the Pacers have Easter Sunday off with no travel, just some coveted time to rest and recharge for the final ten games of the season. They will need to ramp things back up in a hurry though since their standing in the Eastern Conference is now day-to-day with all three teams directly behind them in the standings, Atlanta, Orlando and Boston, all logging wins on Saturday night.
Check out the links along with my thoughts following the loss last night after the jump.
- Box score: Celtics 86, Pacers 72
- Rewind: Pacers vs. Celtics 120407 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Schedule creates energy crisis | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- This loss just symptom of a long, hard season | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers: Nothing left in the tank for Indy vs Boston | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Pierce leads Celtics past Pacers, 86-72 - NBA - AP
- Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen lead Celtics past Pacers, 86-72 - The Boston Globe
- Not a bad Celts win - BostonHerald.com
- Not Too Cool For School; Celtics Win In Indy - CelticsBlog
- Post-Game Grades: Moving On | Eight Points, Nine Seconds