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IC Cold Links: Pacers Try To Bounce Back In New Jersey Tonight; Nets Without Deron Williams

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Once again, the Indiana Pacers will try to gather some positive momentum to finish the season in playoff position. After winning 3 of 4 and beating the Chicago Bulls in overtime it appeared the Pacers had found their groove until they were ground to a halt with a poor performance in Memphis.

Losing is one thing, but playing so poorly and losing requires a complete reset of the mindset. In the end though, the Pacers survived a grueling week that could've knocked them out of playoff contention. So it is time to turn the page and get back to winning tonight in New Jersey which will begin another big week of games. The Nets will be without starting point guard Deron Williams who is trying to let a wrist injury heal.

The Pacers stay on the road after tonight to play a huge game at Charlotte then finish the week with back-to-back games on Friday at home against Sacramento and at Detroit on Saturday. A 4-0 week has to be the goal along with avoiding any major lapses in play along the way.

With this team, though that is easier said than done.

After the jump, a few links of interest including the Milwaukee Bucks looming in the Pacers' rear-view mirror.

Balance still an issue | The Indianapolis Star |
Mike Wells reports on the fluctuating production among the Pacers' starters that directly impacts the won/loss column.

Pacers-Nets Preview - March 20, 2011 - NBA -

New Jersey Nets PG Deron Williams (wrist) to sit 3 games - ESPN New York
Chris Broussard reports that Deron Williams will miss the New Jersey Nets' next three games with a right wrist injury.

Nets Team Report - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

Bucks hold on for victory over Knicks, stay in playoff race - JSOnline
Charles F. Gardner reports on Milwaukee winning last night and moving into a tie with Charlotte, 1.5 games behind the Pacers.