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Pacers Links: Pacers look to rebound on the road, Aaron Holiday questionable against Suns

The Pacers will try to warm up their offense in Phoenix.

Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns Photo by Barry GossageNBAE via Getty Images

The Pacers are in Phoenix for game three of their five-game roadie against Western Conference teams on Wednesday night. The Pacers are 1-1 thus far after taking a monster L against the Jazz.

All losses are frustrating, even an expected schedule loss like the Pacers took against Utah on Monday night. Shooting numbers alone revealed the dead legs the Pacers played with against the Jazz after a strong effort at elevation to beat the Nuggets the night before. A 7-26 performance from behind the line will rarely get it done as the Pacers worked over the front rim paint at both ends of the Vivint Smart Home Arena floor.

With Victor Oladipo back in Indy and getting in some work with the Mad Ants at the Pacers practice facility on Monday, prepping for his expected return to action when the rest of the team returns on Dec. 29, the Pacers remain relatively healthy on the road.

Aaron Holiday did show up on the injury report as questionable with a sore shooting hand thumb for the game in Phoenix. If Holiday can’t go, Edmond Sumner would likely fill the void which may work out well defensively for the Pacers considering the heavy minutes Devin Booker normally plays for the Suns.

Slowing down the Suns will be a top priority since they have a few guys (Booker, Kelly Oubre, Dario Saric, Ricky Rubio) who can get cooking and help the Suns score in bunches. The outcome in Phoenix will certainly tip the scales for either a successful or disappointing road trip. Gotta get right on the road tonight!

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Suns | Indiana Pacers

Game Rewind: Pacers 88, Jazz 118 | Indiana Pacers

The Triple Team: Jazz beat good Pacers team soundly, thanks to smart play on both ends - The Salt Lake Tribune

NBA Power Rankings: Bucks take top spot back from Lakers; Pacers make huge leap; Celtics, Rockets fall - CBSSports.com

Insider: All-Star worthy Pacers make case but will anyone notice? - Indy Star

Jazz smash Pacers' hopes for perfect West coast trip in blowout - Indy Star

Can Mike Conley raise the Jazz’s ceiling without throwing off their groove? - SLC Dunk

Insider: Indiana Pacers continue to deal with good vs. bad Jeremy Lamb - Indy Star

The Athletic’s NBA Power Rankings Week 13: What if the NBA All-Star Game was like baseball’s All-Star Game – The Athletic

McDermott’s hot shooting, Sabonis’ triple-double helps Pacers end one streak and continue another – The Athletic

Donovan Mitchell’s one-on-one battle with Aaron Holiday in Utah Jazz win over Pacers - Deseret News

T.J. McConnell Figured The Indiana Pacers Out. Now, He’s A Critical Part Of The Team’s Success

What the World Was like Last Time the Indiana Pacers Won in Denver | The Fieldhouse

Aron Baynes’ absence loomed large over Phoenix Suns’ loss to Spurs - Bright Side Of The Sun