I picked a good game to miss, I suppose. Unfortunately, or rather fortunately, I was unable to watch the game last night. From the sound of things my stress level would have been highly elevated. Jeff Foster and Dahntay Jones both expressed their concerns during the timeouts, but it wasn't enough as the Pacers showed little fight.
As the Pacers have struggled the past week or two, my first thought that runs through my head is "If they are going to struggle, I'm glad they are struggling with Paul George, Lance Stephenson, Roy Hibbert and all the other young guys." However, they have shown what they are capable of, so what has caused the lack of focus and fight from this team? The Pacers, even through all that has happened, are still solidly holding onto the 8th spot. The Charlotte Bobcats and the Pacers are both really fighting for the 9th spot.
Hopefully, the return home will be exactly what this young Pacers team needs as they face the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. After the jump, check out the links of the day...
- Box Score
- Game Rewind
Pacers start to unravel | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
HOUSTON -- Jeff Foster displayed the state of the Indiana Pacers midway through the second quarter against the Houston Rockets.
Notebook: Leadership void strikes hard | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
HOUSTON -- The Indiana Pacers' lack of leadership has been quite evident lately. The struggling Pacers have eight players with three years or less of NBA experience. Seven have two years or less.
IndyStar.com | Is the ship sinking? | Pacers Insider blog | The Indianapolis Star
IndyStar.com: 'Next man up' philosophy paying off
Rockets rip Pacers 112-95, push record back to .500 | NBA Basketball | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Complete news coverage of the Houston Rockets basketball team, with schedules, scores, stats and Houston Chronicle columnists and bloggers.
Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trail Blazers - Recap - March 05, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trail Blazers game played on March 05, 2011
- The Dream Shake
Former Lincoln star and Pacers rookie Lance Stephenson may be able to cheer on Railsplitters at MSG
He led Lincoln High School to four straight PSAL basketball championships, and he's the all-time leading scorer in New York state high school basketball history. And if the Railsplitters survive to play for their fifth citywide title in the last six years, a game scheduled for next Sunday at Madison Square Garden, Lance Stephenson may actually be right back there with them.