Game Night: Pacers Head to Charlotte for Bobcats' Season Opener

The Pacers try to continue a season of good tidings after an emotional, last-second victory up in the Great White North on Wednesday. The schedule gods were kind to Indiana to start the year, giving them somewhat of an extended preseason against a few teams they should be able to handle. Everyone is up on Toronto this year for understandable reasons, and they did look improved. But the Pacers pulled it out on the road even without playing well, and now they get a road/home back-to-back against the Bobcats tonight and the Kings tomorrow, two of the biggest dregs in the league.

Still no Danny Granger so nothing can be guaranteed, but these are two teams Indiana needs to beat in the Fieldhouse. Especially considering that next week they head to San Antonio, Atlanta and Minnesota, three locations in which any squad could take an L.

This is Charlotte’s first game of the season, so not much to report about what to expect. My hot sports take: they will no longer be historically bad, like last year, but they will be memorably bad. People love this Michael Kidd-Gilchrist fella, I hear. There’s your analysis.

Talk about the game in the comments. Post-Game Grades at 11.

Tags: Game Preview

  • JC

    The game’s in Charlotte. Just FYI.

  • Jesse Worker

    FYI–it’s in Charlotte.

  • dwaink

    wow, what a stinker of a loss. free throws killed us, defense was lousy, rebounding and block outs were sporadic…focus focus focus was what was lacking. Heck of a game from Lance and Tyler though…well played! one admonition for Gerald Green…u are a Pacer, no one can steal that food from your plate man, we are behind u all the way, you are a serious offensive threat, play your game within yourself and let the game come to you. DJ tough last shot in your former home, we know u will hit more of those than you miss!!!! Go Pacers!!!