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Pacers podcast: Victor Oladipo returns to form but Indiana can’t get past the Toronto Raptors, plus a preview of this week’s games

The Locked on Pacers podcast returns for new year

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan watches the action during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena. Credit: Nick Turchiaro
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The Locked on Pacers podcast is hosted by Indycornrows staff writer Adam Friedman in collaboration with West Indianapolis Community News Pacers columnist Tony East.

On this week’s Locked on Pacers podcast Adam and Tony return from a week-long hiatus for their weekly show to discuss Victor Oladipo’s dominating performance in Chicago, the disappointment in Toronto and preview Indiana’s games against Cleveland, Boston and New York.

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In the first segment of the show the guys discuss why Oladipo’s first two games of the week were the first time he has performed at his clutch playing level since his knee injury. They also breakdown the last quarter and overtime of the Bulls game.

Tony tells a story about how he might have reverse jinxed the Pacers during the Bulls game.

In the second segment of the show Adam turns the podcast to a sour note regarding Indiana’s inability to beat Toronto. Tony tries to find a positive note by playing the Myles Turner injury card.

Then guys then move on to preview Indiana’s upcoming opponents.

Both Adam and Tony agree the Pacers should beat the Cavaliers, along with the fact that because of the last time these teams played, it’s less likely Indiana overlooks Cleveland in what could be called a “trap game.”

On the second night of a back-to-back Indiana travels to Boston to take on the Celtics. Both guys agree that this is best game of the week, but it’s unfortunate that it’s a back-to-back game. Tony and Adam disagree on whether or not the Pacers will win.

Finally, Adam and Tony discuss Indiana’s last game of the week against the Knicks. Both guys can’t believe this game will be on ESPN but not the Boston game, but agree that the Pacers should win.

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