Pacers Look to Get Back on Track Against Eastern Conference Opponents

December 5th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
The Pacers have been out west for the last four games, which ended in a 2-2 record. After beating the Lakers and Kings, they fell to the Jazz and Suns. They will now return home to face the Toronto Raptors on Monday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Seven of the next eight games will be against teams from the east, but the one game against the western conference will be a rematch with the reigning NBA Champion Lakers, whom they beat in L.A. to start that four-game West Coast trip. Needless to say, they will be salivating at the opportunity to return the favor of beating them in front of the home fans.

The first two games looked like the new Pacers team that many people have been talking about this season. Everyone played crisp offensively, the ball was moving great, the defense was tenacious and guys were crashing the boards and diving for loose balls. The other two games did not look like that team.

The turnovers, lack of rebounding and inconsistent offense led to the two losses in Utah and Phoenix. Danny Granger struggled in the game against Phoenix, finishing with just eight points. Brandon Rush had a season high of 21 to continue his impressive se ...

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