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Pacers Links: Pacers drawing attention on the road

The Pacers road show has been plenty entertaining thus far.

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The Pacers are on the road for one more game on Monday night in Brooklyn in what has turned into an eventful first road trip.

First, the team’s offensive prowess has burst forth on the road, leading to back-to-back wins over the weekend with Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin continuing to make the rest of the league take notice. Then Myles Turner took advantage of his monster game on Friday (after taking Saturday night off) to extoll his basketball virtues on the Woj Pod.

For a 3-4 squad, the Pacers are anything but boring right now for NBA junkies paying the slightest bit of attention to the league. To add to the intrigue, it seems like Rick Carlisle is juggling his playing rotation every night while dealing with both minor injuries and a quest to play some close-to-average defense to go along with on of the top offenses (7th in Off Rtg) in the league thus far. The Pacers rank 27th in the NBA in defensive rating, so the struggles continue to guard both the rim and the perimeter at the same time without getting caught looking the wrong way.

After playing the Nets on Monday night, the Pacers will have three full off days at home to continue working on the defensive end before a gnarly four-game homestand starts on Friday night against Miami.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Nets |

Game Rewind: Pacers 125, Nets 116 |

Doyel: Pacers' Myles Turner wants trade to Lakers, where LeBron James reigns
"Pay attention, kids. Myles Turner is giving a seminar in leadership, and you’ll want to watch what he does, and hear what he says. Talking to you as well, Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin. You’re not kids – you’re the Indiana Pacers’ backcourt of the present, and future – but it would serve you well to pay attention to Turner, to how he carries himself in his final days with the Pacers. And do the complete opposite."

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Pacers vs. Nets: Hot 3-point shooting gives Indiana second straight win - Indy Star

Running thoughts: Pacers handle the Wizards, 127-117

Injury Update: Brooklyn Nets Ben Simmons Downgraded To Questionable Against Indiana Pacers - Sports Illustrated Brooklyn Nets News, Analysis and More

Nets host Pacers (again) in desperate need of a win - NetsDaily

Myles Turner argued why Lakers should trade for him on Woj’s podcast -

Myles Turner Speaks on What He Could Possibly Bring to Lakers if Traded For - SLAM

Baltimore’s Jalen Smith making the most of a fresh start - Baltimore Sun

Bennedict Mathurin’s Hot Start Is No Fluke - The Ringer

Markieff Morris' comments on Nets' mindset after Pacers loss is telling

Lakers News: Does Myles Turner Think The Lakers Should Give Up Both Draft Picks For Myles Turner? - All Lakers | News, Rumors, Videos, Schedule, Roster, Salaries And More

Bojan Bogdanovic, Pistons reach 2-year, $39.1 million extension - ESPN