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IC Cold Links: Pacers take on Oklahoma City Thunder

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Pacers look to refocus and continue their recent string of success against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  After a 3-3 start, the Thunder have rattled off wins in seven of their next 9 games.  The Pacers will be put to test against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Co.  It will be interesting to see if Rush gets the nod over Dunleavy for defensive purposes against a very young and athletic Thunder ball club. 

The Pacers are 2-0 this week and are seeking their first official winning streak of the year.  This will be another test of focus and continuity.  It is exciting to see how they will react to the couple days off, two wins in a row and another tough test in front of them.

After the jump, check out the links of the day...

  • Thunder-Pacers Preview
    Indiana is barely over .500, but the way the Pacers have played this week has coach Jim O'Brien excited about what potentially lies ahead for his improving club.
  • Defensive-minded
    Defense has been considered a foreign language with the Indiana Pacers the past few seasons. One or two players would understand it while the others were left lost and bewildered.
  • PACERS: Destination Unknown with Mark Boyle
    Mark Boyle takes a look at Area 55 and the impact it is have at Conseco Fieldhouse
  • Keith Smart getting his "SHOT"
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Keith Smart seriously considered walking away from Indiana well before he hit 'The Shot' that won the Hoosiers the 1987 NCAA title, unsure he could deal with demanding, fiery coach Bob Knight.