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Pacers Links: Pacers beat Hawks, now look for three wins in three days at 76ers

Pacers enjoy a rare win over Atlanta for their fourth consecutive win and 15th in a row at home.

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Forget the fact that the NBA forced the Indiana Pacers to play back-to-back-back games this week. Now the Pacers have a chance to WIN back-to-back-to-back games.

The Pacers have to hit the road to complete the feat when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The game defines "schedule loss" for the Pacers who already struggle on the road but also have to play their third game in three nights. No doubt, Frank Vogel has never considered the term "schedule loss" and will maintain expectations that his team execute well enough to win.

On the way home last night, I heard Mark Montieth provide a little inspiration while talking with Eddie White on Pacers OT (after every game on 1070 The Fan, btw). Monthieth, a vaunted Pacers historian, mentioned that in the Pacers' first ABA season in 1967, the team played a back-to-back-to-back set and won all three. Not only that, all three wins were on the road under far less favorable travel conditions.

Here is the list of ABA results, which shows that the Pacers beat Kentucky (in Louisville), 106-99 on Oct. 20, then New Orleans, 114-111 on Oct. 21 and finally Dallas, 121-101 on Oct. 22. Nice trip, no? We'll see if the current Pacers can gut out a similar triple against the Sixers who will be down Thaddeus Young.

Check out the links:

Hawks at Pacers - Box score and highlights

Game Rewind: Pacers 114, Hawks 103 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS


Pacers get rare win against Atlanta, run home win streak to 15 | Indianapolis Star |

Pacers close out triple-header in Philly | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

Replay delivers another kick in the acorns | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

Horford calls Augustin play "dirty" in loss to Pacers (updated) |

The Indiana Pacers have taken the Central lead based heavily on the All-Star level work of David West | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

Pacers notebook: David West is certainly an All-Star in teammates' eyes | Indianapolis Star |

Quinn Buckner thinks human bowling is the funniest thing ever -

Post-Game Grades: Two Down, One to Go as Pacers Knock Off Hawks | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Hawks vs. Pacers final score: Atlanta drops 2nd straight, 114-103 - Peachtree Hoops

Al Horford unhappy with D.J. Augustin elbow - Peachtree Hoops

Pacers-76ers Preview - AP

In Thaddeus Young, Sixers lose 'most important player' for 3 weeks

76ers' Thaddeus Young to miss three weeks with hamstring strain

Let's Play Three: Pacers Head to Philly | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

The Philadelphia 76ers If Andrew Bynum Had Played - Liberty Ballers

Let's Play Three: Pacers Head to Philly | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

LeBron James likely to leave Miami Heat in 2014 because of NBA's new CBA. - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN

Indy's non-pursuit of NBA all-star game remains mystery | 2013-02-05 | Indianapolis Business Journal |

Bulls vs. Pacers: Looking at small vs. big lineups from Monday and the threat Indiana poses in the playoffs - Blog a Bull

NBA 2012-13: Bulls at Pacers - Who's Got The Better Coach? - YouTube