The Indiana team that made an appearance at TD Garden Friday hardly resembled the group that was expected to compete among the NBA elite for years. George has a broken leg. Lance Stephenson was brought to Charlotte by Michael Jordan. George Hill is out until December with a bruised left knee. C.J. Watson has a bruised right foot. And David West is beginning to make some basketball moves on his sprained right ankle but is out for another two weeks.
The Pacers’ franchise goals have shifted dramatically in the past three months. They might have had a chance to compete without Stephenson, but the loss of George was monumental, and then the Pacers were besieged with nagging injuries that make competing for a playoff spot a chore.
“Nobody is feeling sorry for us and we’re not feeling sorry for ourselves,” coach Frank Vogel said. “We’re coming close to some victories but we’ve got to squeeze some out. I’m a patient guy in any situation, whether it be the team that’s competing for the best record in the East or the team that’s really banged up like this, you have to have patience. You have to have a teaching mentality, an improving mentality, and get the best out of whatever group you have.”
- Ex-76ers minority owner Michael Rubin admits to ‘violating every rule the NBA had’
- The Spurs Are Finding Their Offensive Identity Around Victor Wembanyama
- Is Donovan Mitchell playing tonight against Pistons?
- Can Brandin Podziemski extend the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty?
- Lil Wayne Says He Was ‘Treated Like S—t’ At Crypto.com Arena During Lakers Game
Main Page 1 week ago
Former Rockets Guard/Forward Robert Reid Dies At 68 After Battle With Cancer
NBA 2 weeks ago
Anthony Edwards admits players don’t contest All-Star Game: ‘Nobody wants to come and compete’
Headlines 2 weeks ago
NBA All-Star Game Sparks Rumors That Kevin Durant and Rapper Yung Miami Are Dating
NBA 1 week ago
Kevin Durant believes high school star Cooper Flagg could dominate NBA ‘for 15 years’