After cruising to a win against the Los Angeles Clippers last night to even their record at 5-5, the Indiana Pacers have to get amped up to take a swing at a couple of the bullies on the block in the Eastern Conference.
The Orlando Magic are 8-3 and visit the Fieldhouse on Saturday night. The Magic have had a couple of hiccups but for the most part have manhandled lesser opponents this season. Roy Hibbert will have Dwight Howard's full attention after catching the Magic monster in the middle off-guard early last year.
Two night's later, the Pacers take their talents to South Beach (not sure that will ever get old) to see where they stack up against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. Yep, we've moved into the hang-on-for-dear-life portion of the schedule.
On a lighter note, the NBA released the All-Star ballot for this season and it includes three familiar faces. Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert and Darren Collison represent the Pacers on this season's ballot. You can vote for all three online through Pacers.com/NBA.com or in the main concourse at the Fieldhouse during upcoming home games until the voting closes on January 14, 2011.
After the jump, a few links of interest from last night's win.
- Box score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Pacers 107, Clippers 80
Game Rewind has exclusive analysis, highlights, interviews, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers-Clippers game Thursday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Pacers Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert lead in 'must win' over Clippers
Mike Wells reports on the Pacers taking care of business last night.
AP: Granger leads Pacers past Clippers
Cliff Brunt reports on the Pacers' win.
Clippers lose to short-handed Pacers, 107-80 - latimes.com
Lisa Dillman reports on the Clippers running running out of gas against the Pacers.
Indiana 107 - Clippers 80 - Told You It Could Get Worse - Clips Nation
Steve Perrin serves up the Clippers' side of the story.
- Hoopdata Advanced Box Score - Los Angeles Clippers vs Indiana Pacers 11/18/2010
Eric Gordon developing into a star for Clippers
Jeff Rabjohns reports on EJ's annual visit to the Fieldhouse to play in front of his home-town fans.
Indiana Pacers Offensive Breakdown via Synergy
Tim Donahue takes a look at the early season numbers and finds the Pacers are trying to utilize the talents of Darren Collison and Roy Hibbert, even if the execution remains a work in progress.
NBA, union hold another round of CBA talks
Talking is a good thing.
Ex-Hoosier Moye recovering after suffering stroke in German league
Nothing but positive thoughts for a full recovery by A.J. Moye.