All of our thoughts remain with Boston.
But we all have jobs to do and work to get back to which includes the Indiana Pacers. While the team's future visits to Boston will never be the same, the business of the NBA must go on with playoffs starting this weekend. The Pacers haven't practiced the past two days but will step back on the court on Wednesday night to finish the regular season against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Pacers have a chance to win 50 games in what is now a 81 game season, but the lure of rest and playoff prep should take precedence. David West, Roy Hibbert and Paul George all expect to play while George Hill will sit out to rest his strained groin for the weekend. But don't expect the remaining starters to play heavy minutes as Frank Vogel and the Pacers are surely eager to hit the reset button for the second season of the playoffs.
Wonder if they could talk Doug Collins, coaching in his last game for the Sixers, to run some Hawks' sets to give the Pacers a good practice look? Couldn't hurt to ask.
Check out the links:
Game Preview: Pacers vs Sixers | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Indiana Pacers wait on playoff foe: Will it be Bulls or Hawks? | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Doug Collins will be a Sixers consultant next season - Philly.com
RTV6 - Pacers return from Boston with heavy hearts - Sports Story
Al Horford out against Raptors with sore shoulder - Peachtree Hoops
Putting NBA games in perspective | Pacers Blogs
Pacers-Celtics cancellation right move by NBA - 1070 The Fan
Pacers locked into playoffs, but stars refuse to rest
Hawks no longer control playoff seeding after loss (updated) | www.ajc.com
Knicks architect Donnie Walsh not bitter about exit - USA Today
Star reporter in Boston: 'A sick feeling went through my body.' | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Former Knicks president Donnie Walsh praises Carmelo Anthony - NYPOST.com
Pacers: Top playoff performances in the last 20 years | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
The NBA has canceled Tuesday’s Celtics-Pacers game after Boston Marathon explosions | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Doug Collins May or May Not Take Consulting Role with Sixers - Liberty Ballers
NBA cancels Tuesday’s Celtics game vs. Pacers because of Boston Marathon tragedy - Sports - The Boston Globe
Road to the Finals: Indiana Pacers - CBSSports.com
Tracy McGrady, San Antonio Spurs reach deal - ESPN
All the Atlanta Hawks wore headbands on Tuesday, and people were pretty confused by it | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
NBA playoffs: How final day of season can change things
NBA delays vote on Sacramento Kings sale, relocation | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter