The Pacers built a double-digit lead on a faulty foundation with foul trouble forcing Frank Vogel to rely on a playing rotation that would struggle to score under normal circumstances. Once the Nets started rolling through a 17-0 run every loose ball bounce and 50-50 call (or no call) seemed to go Brooklyn's way and if that wasn't the fact, the Pacers believed it so and were distracted far too long to overcome the Nets' closing effort.
Considering the circumstances this wasn't a loss like the Pacers took in Boston where there was just no 'there' there. The Pacers showed up, they just didn't get it done down the stretch. Now they move on with two more chances this week to work things out on the road at Charlotte and Orlando.
One thing we learned on Sunday is that a playoff series with the Nets would be a good time.
Check out the links:
- Pacers at Nets - Box score and highlights
- Game Rewind: Pacers at Nets | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Frustrated Pacers falter in fourth quarter, fall to Brooklyn | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Nets take control in fourth quarter, stop Pacers | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Nets top the Pacers, 97-86, winning their 6th straight game - NetsDaily
- Finally Pointed in Right Direction, Nets Have No Interest in Looking Back - NYTimes.com
- Nets Fight Through Injuries and Surge Past Pacers - NYTimes.com
- Brooklyn Nets win sixth straight game, get new coach P.J. Carlesimo off to second best start in franchise history. - NY Daily News
- Indiana Falls Apart in the Fourth Quarter, Get Run Out of the Gym by Brooklyn - 8 Points, 9 Seconds
- Pacers notebook: Paul George is latest player KO'd by the flu | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- A list of NBA players who can veto or block trades in 2013 | ProBasketballTalk