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What They’re Saying – Dec. 3

What They’re Saying – Dec. 3

The Indiana Pacers started their first West Coast road trip of the season with a 116-99 loss Tuesday night to the Phoenix Suns. Here’s what they’re saying about the loss:

IndyStar: As he has always been against the Pacers, [Goran] Dragic was hard to contain. According to STATS, Dragic has averaged 20.6 points on 57.1 percent shooting in the five previous career starts against the Pacers. On Tuesday, Dragic surpassed his season-high with 34 points and made 11-of-15 shots including five 3-pointers. Read More

IndyCornrows: The Indiana Pacers were welcomed on their West Coast road trip by the Phoenix Suns in much the same fashion they’ve been welcomed by the Suns in each of the past two seasons: in blowout fashion with the Pacers grasping for answers rather than a victory. Read More

IndyStar: The Indiana Pacers arrival in the desert also marked the beginning of a tough road in the schedule. Thought the Pacers have successfully survived a previously difficult batch of road games against Miami, Chicago, Dallas, and San Antonio, the latest obstacle kicked off Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns when Indiana will face seven straight opponents with winning records. Read More

Bright Side of the Sun: After allowing the Pacers to shoot 58 percent in the first quarter, and 61 percent in the second quarter to take a 56-54 lead going into the half, the Suns allowed only 43 points in the second half, dropping the Pacers’ field goal percentage to only 40 percent in the third quarter and just 33 percent in the fourth. That was the biggest difference in the game. Read More

Bleacher Report: The most recent installment of the Indiana Pacers player power ranking is skewed in a way it has never been before. This is because so many unsung heroes have risen to the occasion for Indiana, a crippled team which just concluded the month of November with a 7-10 record and four of its five started from a season ago not around … George Hill and Paul George can’t come back soon enough. Read More

Reuters: The sluggish Phoenix Suns needed a win. They needed to tighten up their defense, get their fast break in gear and give their high-scoring backcourt room to operate. Luckily, the perfect opponent was next on the schedule, allowing the Suns to emphatically check all the boxes. Read More

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