Currently, the Indiana Pacers have a 7-5 record and are coming off the worst loss of the young season to the Orlando Magic.
While the Pacers have lost far worse than this, losing by a staggering 51 points to the Boston Celtics on November 1, that was without Tyrese Haliburton, and they had the misfortune of playing the best team in the NBA that is currently 11-3 and headed for an NBA title run.
In my opinion, the Memphis loss was far worse, as not only did the Pacers get shut down by Orlando's number-one-ranked defense, but they also couldn't manage to stop Orlando's 25th-ranked offense, no matter how hard they tried.
While they did make it somewhat of a game in the fourth quarter, the Pacers eventually lost 128-116 and are now the seventh seed in the East after being as high as number two a short while ago.
A loss like this has many reasons. Teams don't just fall behind by as much as 40 on accident. The same problems that plagued the Magic game were the same problems that have plagued the Pacers all season long and will probably plague the Pacers for the rest of the season as they try to go for their first playoff spot in four years.
These issues have been talked about individually before but never as a whole, which is why they should all be addressed at once now, in case Indiana improves on their flaws or keeps them up.