The Indiana Pacers are in the midst of a stretch of games in which they face a number of teams with losing records.
These teams not only have losing records, they are struggling mightily and stand at or near the bottom of the NBA standings.
I mentioned last week that this series of contests would be a great opportunity for the Indiana Pacers to string together some wins and gain that confidence they had at the beginning of the season. They have currently won two straight and have a good chance to win their next three games.
Those games — which will be played over the course of the next four nights — come against Milwaukee Thursday, at Boston on Saturday and back at home Sunday against Utah.
The Milwaukee Bucks, reigning from the Central Division, are the worst team in the league at 11-45. Indiana played the Bucks last week in Milwaukee, winning by 10 points. The Pacers also dismantled the Bucks at home earlier this season in a 27-point victory.
Thursday’s game against the Bucks will be the third of four meetings between the Central Division foes this season.
Saturday, the Indiana Pacers travel to Boston to take on the Celtics. These Bostonians aren’t the typical dominating team they have been known as over the decades, however. General Manager Danny Ainge is in the middle of a rebuilding project with first-year head coach Brad Stevens, and it shows in their record this season. Boston, as of Wednesday night, has a 19-39 record through 58 games.
The third opponent in four nights for the Pacers is the Utah Jazz on Sunday evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy. Utah boasts a nice core of young players, specifically Trey Burke, Gordon Hayways and Alec Burks. Nevertheless, the team is still climbing out of a hole with their 20-36 record.
Again, not much rest for the Pacers over the weekend, but three wins in four nights would push their winning streak to five games.
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