Pacers Links: Pacers look to leave foolishness behind against Pistons

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers must be happy to see the month of March end but can they do any better in April with the playoffs looming in a couple of weeks?

Maybe March was just an elaborate April Fools' Day joke pulled off to perfection by the Pacers?

Yeah, I know, that's funny but I think we're running out of explanations for the team's 8-9 March record which somehow has them only percentage points behind the Miami Heat in second place.

But the standings are the least of the Pacers' worries at this point as they are just trying to find a way to score points, stop the sliding and begin building some positive momentum. The Detroit Pistons are in the Fieldhouse again on Wednesday, the first team to beat the Pacers at the Fieldhouse back in mid-December, to present matchup problems that will test the Pacers once again.

March became embarrassing for the Pacers, whether with their play on the court or their reactions off it. April sounds like a good month to show a little pride in their craft and figure out how to get back on track as a team.

Oh, and no, Larry Bird is not taking over the head coaching duties for the rest of the season as the boys on PTI tried to sell yesterday.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers vs Pistons | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pistons-Pacers Preview - AP

Pacers’ opportunity lost, frustration unrestrained - 1070 The Fan

Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings fined for flopping | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

First spiraling, now splintering, Indiana loses grasp of its No. 1 goal " Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith | NBA.com

Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings fined $5,000 for flopping during win over Milwaukee Bucks (Video) | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

The Fundamentals: Will Pacers’ problems derail their once-promising drive for a title? | The Point Forward - SI.com

Why Paul George And The Pacers Are Struggling - BBall Breakdown

The Extra Pass: Nets clinch a playoff spot, and may do some real postseason damage | ProBasketballTalk

2014 NBA front-office rankings - overall - ESPN

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