If there was ever a time the team just needed to leave town, now is that time. With all the talk about Danny Granger being traded and what to expect from Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, now the time is for the play to get back. It’s been a crazy filled 48 hours for the team, and to get away from the local attention is probably best for the mindset.
I know everyone talks about moving on and forward, well, tonight starts that. I really want to see a strong and concentrated effort out of this team tonight. I don’t want to see those lulls that have been coming back around for the team in the past six games.
Tonight’s game needs to be a dominant effort against the worst team in the league, the Milwaukee. That same team the Pacers will face off again at home next week. Tonight in Milwaukee, I don’t want to see the Pacers squeaking by in the fourth quarter.
This is the game that the Pacers have to put their best effort into and show that they’re on that track to where they were headed. All those other cliches I could throw out there.
Paul George needs to have a strong game to continue his impressive play over the past couple of games. I’d like to see 25 or more points from him again this week.
Roy Hibbert is a guy that I know could be an advantage in the playoffs, so his game needs to get going again. How about 15 or more points from him?
Between Lance Stephenson and George Hill, I want to see at least 30 points from them.
David West can continue his strong play with another 15 or more points.
The starters are the guys that the Pacers have counted on for the strong start. Now tonight is that game where the starters continue that as well. The defensive effort needs to be one of the best we’ve seen, and I believe offensively, they can come alive against the Bucks, who give up 101 points a game.
I don’t know about you, but I do expect a big Pacers win tonight. What is your expectation for tonight’s game?