It wasn’t without a scare, but the Indiana Pacers put together a much better effort against the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, winning 108-99 in the end.
Granger had 30 points to lead the way, and Hibbert, Rush and Dunleavy each had 15.
The win snapped a 3-game losing streak, but things don’t get much easier as the Pacers next head to Boston to take on the Celtics.
The good news is that the win will give the Pacers some confidence. The great news is that Rajon Rondo won’t be playing, sitting out with an ankle injury. The bad news is that it’s still going to be very very hard to beat a Boston team that has won freaking 12 games in a row.
There’s no particular area or player that the Pacers need to focus on for the win — they simply need to be close to perfection in every facet of the game in order to have a chance. They’ve already done it this year against the Heat and the Lakers, so why not the Celtics?
Won’t be easy. Even if they lose, let’s hope the Pacers at least put in a good effort and make it respectable. They can’t let the Celtics jump out to a lead.