Pacers Hit the Road: Tough West Coast Trip Begins with NBA Champion Lakers

November 28th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Pack your bags. Last one out of Conseco Fieldhouse, don't forget to turn off the lights.

The Indiana Pacers are headed on a west coast road trip that will really test their young team. It will begin with a contest against the two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. The Pacers have never beaten the Lakers at the Staples Center. Their last win against the Lakers in L.A. came at the Great Western Forum in February of 1999, before the Lakers called Staples Center home.

Both teams are coming off of heartbreaking losses, as the Pacers fell at home Friday night to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin Durant had 25 points, but it was Russell Westbrook that the Pacers couldn't stop. He finished with 43 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists as the Thunder took care of business in overtime.

Indiana lost Friday despite having all five starters score in double figures for the first time this season, with Granger leading the way with 30 points.

Indiana (7-7) has played a league-low five road games, but will nearly double that total this week. After its game against the Lakers on Sunday night, it will head to Sacramento on Tuesday night.

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