Indiana Pacers Lose at Home, Now Face Difficult Uphill Battle

November 5th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
I've seen this movie before and I know how it ends.

These are the games a team is supposed to win if it wants to have any success in the future.

Instead, the Pacers fell at home on Friday night to the Milwaukee Bucks, dropping their record to 2-3. They have lost two games in a row against teams that they should defeat. First they lost to the 76ers, then they lost to a Bucks team at home that had just suffered a tough overtime loss in Boston on Wednesday.

They still had their chances earlier in the game.

Darren Collison and Danny Granger led the team in scoring with 19 points apiece. Granger also pulled in nine rebounds, but he had no assists and seven turnovers. Roy Hibbert chipped in with 14 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks and six turnovers. He also led the team in assists with four. The team as a whole only had 11 assists in the entire game. Not exactly perfect offensive execution. 19 turnovers and just 11 assists is a recipe for defeat.

Stop me if you've heard this before. The Pacers led by two after the first quarter, by eight at halftime and by six at the end of the third quarter, but eventually fell apart in the four ...

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