Looks like the Pacers aren’t back on track, at least not yet.
In what was probably one of their more winnable games during this horrendous stretch, the Pacers dropped a close one to the Atlanta Hawks, 101-96, making it two straight defeats after a season-high six consecutive victories. The Pacers trailed for most of the game, and while it looked like they might have been able to produce something down the stretch, the Hawks answered every blow and put the game away at the line when Danny Granger missed a three that could have tied it.
Now the 23-14 Pacers go back to the drawing board to try and snap out of this funk they’re currently in. It’s not going to be easy in next few games though, as they go up next against the Heat in Miami and then the Magic in Orlando. So chances are we’re going to have to wait until those two home games against Portland and then Philly to have a real chance of getting back in the winning column. If not, there’s always the away-and-home series against the Jeremy Lin and the Knicks after that.
Things look kinda bleak right now, but with a surprising win the Pacers could turn things around in a hurry. I hope.