So, I told you in Saturday’s TwitLonger preview for the Magic game to watch the third quarter. I should ap0logize for that. Nobody should have to watch that third quarter. It was the Pacers’ worst offensive third quarter of the season (67 pts/100) – killer in a 4-point game. The Pacers have used their starters more heavily (66% of the minutes) than all but four teams in the league, and that wear and tear showed on Saturday night.
Also, it’s not great news for a team that looked dead on their feet after four games in five nights that the next 9 nights bring seven (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) games. It’s time for another Twitter video preview – I’ll give you my thoughts in 140 seconds or less.
You can follow Jared Wade (@8pts9secs) and I (@TimDonahue8p9s) during the game on Twitter for the Pacers’ side. From the Jazz side, be sure to check out our True Hoop sister site: Salt City Hoops. Also, be sure to give Spencer Ryan Hall (@saltcityhoops) a follow.
For my fellow stat geeks and obsessive-compulsives, I give you the fact sheets.