All of that momentum of beating Heat seemed to go by the wayside after last night’s battle with the New Jersey Nets. The Pacers fall to the Nets after a dreadful fourth quarter, where at one point Derron Williams ended up outscoring the Pacers team. But it’s just one loss, and the Pacers play again tonight, so they can forget last night and move on. Then there’s a couple of games this weekend to keep the train moving along.
What happened in this game though? Danny Granger had one of those games where he was out of it. He fouled out, which had 3 or 4 of those were offensive fouls, so it looked like he was trying too much at times. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this type of game from Granger, but hopefully it’s just a blip on the screen.
The Pacers actually shot better in the first half than the Nets, but were still down six points, which could have been the way this game unfolded. Even after the third quarter, the Pacers were down three points, but that fourth quarter didn’t pan out for the Pacers. They couldn’t hit anything, and the Nets were hitting everything.
Any bright spots to this game? Paul George had 22 points. I’m trying to be optimistic here, but there’s not much to talk about this game. The Pacers stay right in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, so that’s good enough for now. Like I said earlier, and the Pacers should be able to come out focused tonight against the Wizards.