The Indiana Pacers begin the most grueling week of the season, which is saying something considering the team's 20-39 record to date.
There's no other way to view it. The Pacers have played through several four-games-in-five-days stretches of the schedule this year, but this is ridiculous. Back-to-backs starting on Tuesday with the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. After an off-day on Thursday, the Pacers have to play Friday in altitude against the Denver Nuggets before closing out the gauntlet run at the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
Can anyone make a case for a win on this roadie?
After the jump, a few links of interest.
Pacers Notebook: Reggie Miller still cares about the Pacers
Mike Wells talked with Reggie about the current Pacers while he was in town. Also, some stories from Charles Barkley and bench minutes shifting around.
Reggie Miller Comes to New York to Promote the Documentary ‘Winning Time’
When Reggie Miller walks through the city this week, he’ll be booed and cursed. And he’ll love it. Chris Smith remembers Reggie from a New York perspective.
Lakers put Nuggets in lockdown and earn a key victory
Speaking of the Lakers and Nuggets, Mike Bresnahan reports on the game between the two Western Conference powers yesterday. Defense won the day for the Lakers with Ron Artest giving Carmelo Anthony fits.
Jim O’Brien: “I’m not counting on [Tyler Hansbrough] to be back”
Jared Wade reacts to JOB's comments about Tyler Hansbrough possibly shutting it down for the season.