The Pacers started strong – again.
The Pacers let a sizable second quarter lead dwindle – again.
The Pacers’ offense deserted them in the third quarter – again.
The Pacers’ defense deserted them in the fourth quarter – again.
Roy Hibbert scored early, but still played like someone who doesn’t believe they belong out there – missing five of his last six shots – and finishing a non-factor – again.
Danny Granger put up great numbers (24-points on 9-of-15 shooting), but disappeared in the fourth (1-of-4, 2 TO’s) – again.
Brandon Rush was a complete non-entity – again.
Jim O’Brien flailed around looking for a lineup – again.
The opponent (Portland) was shorthanded – missing Brandon Roy, Marcus Camby, and Andre Miller – but had others step up, while Pacer key players stepped back – again.
The Pacers lose – again.
Again and again and again and again.