The Indiana Pacers look to win a second game in a row when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday after hanging on to beat the Timberwolves on Sunday in Minnesota. The Pacers haven't won consecutive games since beating the Bulls and Hornets more than a month ago.
Nothing will be easy about winning that second consecutive game, though since the Pelicans present plenty of problems. Anthony Davis is problem number one (two, three, ...) with his length and skill in the front court that no player on the Pacers (nor few in the league) can match. To make matters worse, point guard Jrue Holiday is playing well in the back court along with Tyreke Evans who presents another level of matchup problems.
The Pacers still have an edge in veteran know-how and will certainly have a game-plan ready to go capable of gathering another win. For all of the talent New Orleans has, they also have plenty of youth which has a tendency to rise up and take notice at times when they struggle.
George Hill joining the Pacers off the bench will be a welcome sight for the home team and add another vet to the mix.
Unfortunately, Eric Gordon will miss the game with yet another injury, but here is a nice article on the local legend by Gregg Doyel.
For more on the Pelicans, check out The Bird Writes. Also, please add your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.
|2014-15 NBA Regular Season|
|December 23, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan|
|Jrue Holiday||PG||C.J. Watson|
|Tyreke Evans||SG||Rodney Stuckey|
|Luke Babbitt||SF||Solomon Hill|
|Anthony Davis||PF||David West|
|Omer Asik||C||Roy Hibbert|