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Pacers Links: Pacers begin stretch of games against Western Conference teams in New Orleans

The Pacers have a quick roadie against the Pelicans on Monday night.

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The Pacers flew to New Orleans for a one-game road trip against the Pelicans on Monday night in what will be the first of nine consecutive games against Western Conference teams.

After playing the Pels, the Pacers return to the Fieldhouse to host the Rockets on Wednesday and the Suns on Saturday. Then they leave town for their first extended road trip with five games out west.

On Sunday, Justin Holiday and Nate Bjorkgren both pointed toward the rebound deficit the Pacers had in their loss to the Knicks as a critical area of improvement going forward. As Holiday mentioned, if they take care of the glass, they win that game which is certainly hard to argue. It would also help if the Pacers didn’t give the opponent so many rebounding opportunities via missed shots.

The rebounding challenge won’t get any easier with the Pelicans trotting out a dynamic double-big lineup with Zion Williamson and Steven Adams.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Pelicans | Indiana Pacers

Game Rewind: Pacers 102, Knicks 106 | Indiana Pacers

Pacers handled inside on a bad shooting night, lose to Knicks to start 2021 - Fieldhouse Files with Scott Agness

3 takeaways from Indiana Pacers' loss to New York Knicks - Indy Star

Pacers news: Losing T.J. Warren is a setback but not a death blow - Indy Star

Knicks use balanced effort to clip Pacers in gritty road win - NY Post

SNY | Knicks Takeaways from Saturday's 106-102 win over the Pacers, including a nice bounce-back game for RJ Barrett

Knicks 106, Pacers 102: Scenes from Austin “Big Nuts” Rivers and the defensive stylings of Julius Randle - Posting and Toasting

Tom Thibodeau on Knicks win over Pacers: 'We showed improvement from that first game we played out here'

Sindarius Thornwell out for Monday's New Orleans Pelicans game vs. Indiana Pacers | New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans should get tested by Pacers, another 4-2 team featuring a sturdy frontline - The Bird Writes

New Orleans Pelicans: Why the Indiana Pacers are a stressful match-up