Indiana Pacers Fading Fast: News and Notes From This Weekend’s Games

January 9th, 2011 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Two more games, two more losses for the Indiana Pacers.

The San Antonio Spurs came to town Friday night on a two-game losing streak. The Pacers had them on the ropes in the second half. They held an 11-point lead at one point during the fourth quarter, only to lose the game.

Indiana went 1-of-16 from the field in the fourth quarter. Let me say that again. They only made one shot in the entire quarter.

Tyler Hansbrough got the start on Friday night at PF and didn't disappoint. He finished the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds in the home loss. His play from that game earned him another start the following night against the Atlanta Hawks.

Unfortunately for Tyler, and the rest of the Pacers, they weren't prepared for Josh Smith and Joe Johnson, and got lit up in yet another loss. Nothing really stood out looking at the box score, but just by watching the game for a few minutes without looking at the score, you knew who was controlling the game.

The loss dropped the Pacers to 14-20, and was their sixth loss in the last seven games. The lone win came at home against the Washington Wizards.

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