The Pacers don’t play much defense anymore
The Pacers are the kings of disaster as of now. In Orlando two days ago, they completed the first quarter with 17 points behind and 46 points conceded (46-29). We can’t say the lesson was learned from last night, against the Bucks, they suffered exactly the same fate.
Leading by 15 points on their floor after 12 minutes (30-45), the Pacers, unlike their trip to Florida, this time could not react in the next 12 minutes. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his band launched so well that they chained the second quarter with 40 units.
As a result, at the break, the Indiana franchise scored 85 points and found themselves behind by 29 points (56-85)… The Bucks signed the most prolific first half of their season, with 13 baskets in particular to 3-pointers scored.
“ Yes, they put in some tough shots, but we saw that last time we played against them (note: 10 days earlier). We have to make defensive efforts in the first quarter. We have to push ourselves a little more “, was content to own Myles Turner, his team’s leading scorer with 24 points. ” The coach attacked us because our starts were just wild “Reports for his part TJ McConnell, noting that his team showed in the second half that they can play with the eye for the Bucks.” But he was too late. »
The kings of delays and returns
On the contrary, Wesley Matthews reported that he and his teammates are suspicious of a possible “return”. The Pacers have won 11 games this season after trailing by 10 or more points, including two by 20 or more. No team has done this much this season. ” No lead is secure in the NBA, period. And we know they will play hard. It’s their DNA, their identity. This is what Carlisle said (rick) to preach Matthews notes that he played for the coach in Dallas.
The latter laments that Milwaukee has taken his men in every possible situation. ” One on one, ‘pick-and-roll’, penetrations, under the circle, in transition… “, enumerates the technician.
” I think we need to play with more determination. If we feel like a big challenge tonight, go to Memphis (Sunday) will be the same. We have to dig deep. Nobody wants to hear excuses, whether it’s the end of January or whatever. We faced good teams and we didn’t show ourselves as we should. Result, very embarrassing for the first 24 minutes “, he qualified.
His team is going through the biggest upset of his season. The Pacers have won just one of their last ten meetings. During this time, Indiana was one of the worst defenses in the league averaging 120 points against 100 possessions. This bad pass coincided with an injury to Tyrese Haliburton, who missed the last nine games for his team. Pending the return of the leader, who is expected to resume in early February, Indiana occupies only 9th place in the East, a drop of three places compared to the beginning of January.
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