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Pacers Links: Pacers begin busy stretch of schedule against 76ers; Reggie Miller, Spike Lee still beefing for fun

The Pacers enjoyed some time to work through the kinks in practice before beginning a stretch of the schedule which should let them work through their issues in game situations.

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The Pacers had two days off to practice in Indy which had to feel good for Frank Vogel, giving the coaching staff some actual time to work through any issues and sharpen some dull edges on the practice court.

With six games over the next eight days, dedicated practice time will be limited at best. The first of those six games tips off on Friday night in Philadelphia against the 76ers. The Pacers will be short-handed without Andrew Bynum along with little expectation that  C.J. Watson and Ian Mahinmi will be available.

Philly is trending toward a historically bad losing streak, so tapping into the Pacers' depth shouldn't be an issue. Plus, Lavoy Allen sliding into the reserve big man minutes will work well as he is obviously rested and should be more than ready to face his former team.

Winning is one thing, but playing well is another, and the Pacers need to focus on both factors over the next week, starting in Philly.

Before hitting the links, check out some good ol' Reggie Miller vs. Spike Lee banter on the Baron Davis Comeback spoof (via Deadspin).

Check out the links:


Bynum Focused on the Here and Now | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers-76ers Preview - AP

Future can wait; Pacers’ Turner living in moment - 1070 The Fan

On the Airwaves: Donnie Walsh on the Pacers | Pacers Blogs

Boomer Honored With Prestigious ROSE Award | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers Host Annual Full Season Ticket Holder Party | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Evan Turner adjusting to Vogel's voice, free throws with Pacers | Indianapolis Star |

Why Pacers star Paul George's former coach thinks the best is yet to come - Indy Star

Bynum says he won't play vs. Sixers on Friday | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Baron Davis's "Comeback" Is An Excuse For Reggie-On-Spike Trash Talk - Deadspin

How to beat the Miami Heat's pressure defense -

Mike Dunleavy returns from stitches to lead Bulls by Rockets - USA Today

Sprinting to the Finish Line " Grantland

Sixers reportedly sign Darius Johnson-Odom to 10-day contract - Liberty Ballers

Q&A: Gordon Hayward on Getting Love in Utah and the Chase-Down Block " Grantland