41 games down and 41 to go before the real season begins for the Pacers.
After compiling a gaudy 33-8 record to start the season, the Pacers begin the second half of their regular season schedule on Friday night in Sacramento. The Kings were one of the Pacers' victims at home last week when the Blue and Gold had everything working at both ends of the floor to slow down Sacramento with a 116-92 win.
Aside from a monstrous performance by DeMarcus Cousins, the Pacers had the Kings under their thumb all night. Tonight when the Pacers visit Sacramento, they likely won't see Cousins nor Rudy Gay. Both are listed as day-to-day after leaving the Kings' loss on Wednesday early with injuries. Cousins (ankle) and Gay (Achilles) received good news after their respective MRI's as far as the severity of the injuries, but reports out of Sacramento indicate both players won't be available against the Pacers.
That's 40-plus points of production the Kings will have to account for which should give the Pacers a good chance to find their defensive mojo on the road which was deserted in the desert against the Suns on Wednesday.
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