I was so confident that the Indiana Pacers were going to bring their A game and topple the Boston Celtics tonight — so confident that I didn’t even post after the Pacers got blown out at home in a 104-90 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies a couple of days ago.
The Pacers played well for the first 2.5 quarters of the game, leading by double figures a couple of times, but they ran out of gas and the Celtics took over down the stretch, eventually winning 95-83.
Another home game, another loss.
They are now 13-16, but luckily they have a chance to get back on track with two games against the Washington Wizards. If the Pacers win both games, which they should, they’ll be back at 15-16 heading into 2011.