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Pacers Links: Pacers look to get better at home against Celtics

After a rugged three game road trip left the Pacers with losses in their last four games, the Blue and Gold returns to action at the Fieldhouse to face the Boston Celtics.

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Forget stringing together a few wins over the next week as the schedule lightens up. The Pacers need to focus on winning one game. The one they play Tuesday night at home against the Boston Celtics.

You can't put together a winning streak without winning the first game, so while the Pacers focus on playing better at both ends of the floor, the first step toward turning this thing around is getting that first win.

At least the Pacers won't be looking past the C's. After destroying Boston in their first two meetings, the Pacers escaped Beantown with a hard-fought W in their last meeting. Now the Celtics arrive at the Fieldhouse coming off of wins over Brooklyn and Detroit.

The Pacers have complained about every opponent giving them their best shot lately. Seems like it is past time for the Pacers to return the favor.

Check out the links:


Celtics-Pacers Preview - AP

Pacers have only themselves to blame for slump - 1070 The Fan

Making Sense of the Pacers' Last Week | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Defense, bench hurting Pacers during four-game losing streak | Indianapolis Star |

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau: Derrick Rose ‘nowhere near ready’ to practice | SI Wire

Real MVP question in NBA: Who’ll finish third? - 1070 The Fan

Rajon Rondo, Celtics pass the ball around well in win over Pistons - Sports - The Boston Globe

Celtics all about Rajon Rondo right now | Boston Herald

Evan Turner Ruined Four Straight Possessions as Dallas Pulled Away | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Why a Phil Jackson-Knicks marriage would eventually end in an ugly divorce - Yahoo Sports

Phil’s first fix: Jackson could start by hiring Steve Kerr | New York Post

Marcin Gortat suggests NBA allow in-game player fights | ProBasketballTalk