The Pacers held on to beat the Chicago Bulls on Monday and now must amp up for another tough matchup against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
On to the next one.
Indiana Pacers survived to beat the Chicago Bulls on Monday in game one of three in a row and four in five days. Frank Vogel didn't look ahead on Monday, instead staying in the moment to focus on beating the Bulls which required 44 minutes from Paul George, 38 minutes from George Hill and 36 minutes of beast, er... David West.
Now the focus turns to the
Atlanta Hawks, a team that has been a bad matchup for the Pacers over the past few years. But the Pacers are at home again tonight, riding a 14-game winning streak at the Fieldhouse. The Pacers may need a little more help off the bench, but the Hawks will be a tad short-handed with center Zaza Pachulia expected to miss the game and guard Devin Harris questionable after missing Atlanta's loss to Chicago on Saturday with a sore foot.
Vogel got his money's worth out of the heavy minutes from his top three options with West scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the team, Hill quietly adding 22 points and six assists and of course, Paul George doing a little bit of everything with 21 points, five assists, 11 rebounds and these highlights.
With the back-to-back games, check out plenty of links today.
Bulls at Pacers - Box score and highlights
Game Rewind: Pacers 111, Bulls 101 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
3 Pacers score at least 20 points as team wins 14th straight at home | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Bob Kravitz: Sure the Pacers are in first place, but there's something still missing | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
George Hill: The Case of The Reluctant Point Guard | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Pacers move into first place tie by beating Bulls, 111-101 | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
Pacers "Big Three" shine in win over the Bulls | Fox 59 News – fox59.com
Bulls Game Day: Pacers win 14th straight home game - chicagotribune.com
Bulls fall to Central Division rival Pacers | CSN Chicago
Chicago Bulls: Chicago Bulls blame themselves for 111-101 loss to Indiana Pacers - chicagotribune.com
Bulls vs. Pacers final score: Indiana uses size to outlast Bulls in surprising shootout - Blog a Bull
Pacers notebook: Roy Hibbert must figure out how to play against Atlanta | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Pacers tie up Bulls in Central with 111-101 win - AP
Hawks-Pacers Preview - AP
Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beat Bulls to Win 14th Straight in Indiana | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
Pacers: Which team presents the biggest problem in the playoffs? | Pacers Insider
Game Preview: Pacers vs Hawks | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Hawks search for consistency in matchup against Pacers | www.ajc.com
Josh Smith will remain a Hawk, but for how long? | Mark Bradley | www.ajc.com
Could the Rockets trade for Josh Smith or Danny Granger? - The Dream Shake
Would the Houston Rockets trade for Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger? - Red94
Paul George can also dunk really well - SBNation.com
Paul George is talented and wants you to recognize his talent - SBNation.com
Joakim Noah forced to leave bench due to unusual outfit - SBNation.com
The value of the NBA's cheap blue chippers, and how to trade them at the right moment - SBNation.com
Trade season round-up, featuring Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Rip Hamilton, and Danny Granger | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Amundson talking about getting traded or released | StarTribune.com