Pacers Links: Pacers have enough in reserve to beat Bucks

Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers used a spirited effort down the stretch from their reserve unit to beat the Bucks and recapture the top spot in the East.

Frank Vogel shook up the Pacers' team dynamic on Wednesday night and accomplished everything he could hope for in the process including arriving back in Indy with a win over the Bucks and the top spot in the East.

With the starting unit fully engaged on the bench, Chris Copeland capped off a strong effort from the reserves to beat the beat the Bucks just before the final buzzer while the Miami Heat were losing in Memphis. The standings continue to fluctuate on a day-to-day basis with the road through the one remaining a challenge, but if the Pacers actually do bounce out of their rut thanks to the rest plan executed in Milwaukee, it may not matter.

Miami has to beat the Pacers on Friday if they have any hopes of grabbing the top spot in the East. After their loss to the Grizz, the team sounded like the Pacers on Sunday night, trying to minimize the matchup with the Pacers with an eye toward getting right for the playoffs, Although, LeBron James did let slip that the intensity of the matchup is hard to deny.

Unless one of the team goes with a full 'Poppovich' to hold back players, Friday should be a nice playoff primer between two teams that just can't get along.

Check out the links:

Pacers at Bucks - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 104, Bucks 102 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Highlight: Copeland's Game-Winner | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Radio Highlights: Pacers 104, Bucks 102 | Pacers Blogs

Frank Vogel's bold move pays in Pacers' win - Indy Star

Pacers 104, Bucks 102 - Indiana's reserves too much for Bucks

Pacers rest starters, edge Bucks 104-102 - AP

Vogel putting job on line by resting Pacers starters - 1070 The Fan

Frank Vogel wins a bold gamble for Indy - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

Pacers set to score 28 sellouts, attendance up 15 percent | 2014-04-09 | Indianapolis Business Journal | The Sha-Nay Nay (Why the Pacers' bench & the Heat made Frank Vogel look like a genius)

Recap | Pacers 104, Bucks 102: Copeland's game-winner gives starter-less Indy surprise victory - Brew Hoop

Post-Game Grades: Pacers reserves confirm how bad the Milwaukee Bucks are - 8 Points, 9 Seconds

NBA Playoff Picture: Look who's back in first place? -

Good morning, the Bobcats' destiny is upon us -

Bobcats defeat Wizards to leap into No. 6 seed in Eastern Conference -

Wednesday NBA grades: Pacers’ reserves, Bobcats deserve praise | ProBasketballTalk

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