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Pacers Links: Pacers push past Hornets, now ready for Lakers

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The Pacers finished the weekend with a pair wins, avoiding the look-ahead with the Lakers headed to town on Tuesday.

Charlotte Hornets v Indiana Pacers Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images

The Pacers rolled to a 22-point win over the Hornets in a game that challenged the structural integrity of the rims at the Fieldhouse.

So many clanks.

The Pacers bounced 25 threes off the iron (yes, the Pacers didn’t take 25 threes, they MISSED 25 threes) while the Hornets missed 27 from behind the arc. The Pacers were beaten on the boards by five rebounds, but with all of the long caroms, some of that was luck of the bounce. However, early in the game, Bismack Biyombo in particular, was quicker to the ball than the Pacers bigs. Still, both Domas Sabonis and Myles Turner finished with double-doubles.

The Pacers did have 30 assists on their 40 field goals which is how they like to go about getting buckets, but the game in general was nothing special once the bench pushed back a second-half run by the Hornets. In the end, the Pacers won by 22 going away, so please don’t take easy dubs like this for granted.

With the Lakers in town on Tuesday, the starters were able to play fewer minutes than usual. Only Sabonis went over the 30 minute mark and Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb and T.J. Warren weren’t needed at all in the fourth quarter thanks to the closing power of Aaron Holiday who scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the final quarter.

After taking care of business on Sunday, the Pacers are set up well to take a swing at the top team in the West on Tuesday. The Lakers weren’t happy with their winning effort in Atlanta on Sunday, beating the Hawks by five. Frank Vogel has already sounded the alarm and you know he will be motivating his current team to take care of his old team.

Check out the links:

Game Rewind: Pacers 107, Hornets 85 | Indiana Pacers

GAME RECAP: Pacers 107, Hornets 85 | Indiana Pacers

Improved, poised Holiday lights another spark - Pacers.com

Mini-breakout for Myles Turner in leading Pacers past Hornets - Indy Star

Will Pacers' Domantas Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon make NBA All-Star game? - Indy Star

Recap: Charlotte Hornets struggle to shoot, lose to Pacers 107-85 - At The Hive

Frank Vogel -- Lakers, after winning at Atlanta, won't continue to with similar play

Pacers beat Hornets 107-85 for 3rd straight victory | FOX Sports

T.J. McConnell has a new team, and a fresh nickname. Here's why everybody loves 'Sunshine.' | Arizona Wildcats basketball | tucson.com

Bitadze, Johnson return to Pacers after playing with Mad Ants Saturday | FOX Sports

How the Pacers’ Nate McMillan looks out for younger coaches, just as others did for him – The Athletic

Three Things to Know: LeBron James isn’t resting, his Lakers aren’t losing

Lakers News: Anthony Davis says ankle is ‘a little sore,’ but told Frank Vogel he wanted to finish game - Silver Screen and Roll