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IC Cold Links: Pacers look to Raptors to build confidence, as a rough week approaches

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So, some of the last few games, including tonight's game, were supposed to be the easier games of this recent stretch.  Now that the Indiana Pacers have lost 5 straight, they play the Toronto Raptors and then the New York Knicks (twice), Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and the Memphis GrizzliesDanny Granger, Roy Hibbert, Darren Collison and company better find their grooves real quick as next week's schedule will destroy any bit of confidence and will provide the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats the perfect opportunity to win a couple and take the 8th seed.

The Pacers have shown they can beat/play with the top teams and handle the lesser teams, but they have also shown if their confidence and swagger are not there they can lose to anyone.  The Pacers need this game to build upon for next week's games.

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