Mark down two losses for the Pacers this week, and this week is not going well for the team. A tough game in Chicago, and letting this one slip away last night as the Hawks pulled away for a 101-96 win and a third straight one for the Hawks.
The Pacers let Josh Smith score at will as he hit for 27 points, while David West tried to keep up with his 24 points for the Pacers. Jannero Pargo seemed to dominant that fourth quarter as I was listening to the game and I felt like his name was called a lot during that final period. He ended up with 16 points, but hit daggers to put away the Pacers.
Not exactly the game the Pacers wanted to lose as they will head to Miami and Orlando this weekend. Have to pick a win in one of those two games, and don’t feel the chances against the Heat are great, so they better take care of business against the Magic.
Indiana still sits in fifth place, and can definitely move up by the end of the season, but need to get winning against winning teams if they want to be a real contender. The time is now to start doing that, and this team needs to show that.