The Pacers sit two games below .500 and are looking for a spark across the board. Luckily, they have the "old" Celtics trio of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. All kidding aside, this seems like one of those games the Pacers come out of nowhere and hit on all cylinders. Danny Granger will have to pick up his shot efficiency, while Roy Hibbert needs to have a huge game.
The Celtics are coming off their first loss in 15 games against the Orlando Magic last week, so they will be looking for vengeance. It will be interesting to see who JOB starts at the 4 spot to take on Garnett. I would imagine he would stick Jeff Foster in there to take on the big ticket all night. And, who will be the back up PF?....It sure would be fun to watch Tyler Hansbrough and Glen Davis go after each other as the second units come in late in the first.
This is the type of situation in which the Pacers would like to make a statement to the league but also to themselves. They have Pacers fans cheering them on and will keep Conseco rocking! I am calling the Pacers to come out flying and play aggressive, hard-nosed defense....what do you guys see happening in tonight's game against a very tough Boston Celtics team?
After the jump check out the links of the day...
- Game Preview
PACERS: Countdown to Tipoff: Pacers vs. Celtics
Countdown to Tipoff has the complete scouting report, including video interviews with the players and head coach Jim O'Brien about the keys to the Pacers' game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers - Preview - ESPN
- PACERS VIDEO: Pacers-Celtics Preview
East Coast Foes Dot Pacers' Schedule - SB Nation Indiana
Boston, Washington and New York dot the Pacers' schedule this week. SBNation Indiana looks at the four-game set.
Scoring points has become problem for Pacers | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
Offense is one area that wasn't supposed to be a problem for the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers showed their offensive capabilities the past few years; it wasn't a problem to put points on the scoreboard.
NBA Insights December 27 " mathletics
IU's Wayne Winston takes a look at who is making a +/- impact for various teams and finds Mike Dunleavy to be a bright spot but not Darren Collison.
NBA Power Rankings
Check out where the Pacers sit in the Hoopsworld rankings
NBA Basketball Power Rankings - ESPN
ESPN's power rankings...Pacers down a couple
2010-2011 Hollinger Power Rankings 16-30- National Basketball Association - ESPN
Pacers sitting near the 17-20 in most rankings...
Kemba Walker, Derrick Williams top emerging NBA draft prospects - NBA - SI.com
Here's an early look at some upcoming draft prospects...
Time to Trade: Eastern Conference - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
The Philadelphia 76ers are hoping that if there was a market for Gilbert Arenas, there will be one for Elton Brand, too. What other trades could happen out East?