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What They’re Saying – December 5

What They’re Saying – December 5

The Indiana Pacers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 88-82 Wednesday night in their third game of a mid-season West Coast road trip. Here’s what they’re saying about the game and the state of the Pacers:

Indy Cornrows: The Indiana Pacers lived up to their early season resume with another close loss where the Pacers struggled to make plays down the stretch, wasting a solid comeback only to chalk up another loss. Indiana fought back in a number of ways, but tonight’s loss against the Portland Trailblazers seemed particularly pronounced regarding a wealth of wasted opportunities. Read More

IndyStar: As dull as the Indiana Pacers can look on the offensive end with half courts sets resembling charity drives since they give the ball away so often, and their shot making appearing like a lost art, they still have a hope in surviving for a low seed in the Eastern Conference by playing great defense. But recently the Pacers have shown vulnerability in this defining characteristic, allowing 109 points to Cleveland then surrendering a season-high 116 in Phoenix in back-to-back losses. Read More

Associated Press: The game was more about defense for the Blazers, who held the Pacers to their second-lowest point total of the season. It was Portland’s lowest offensive output this season. Read More

Blazer’s Edge: The Portland Trailblazers defeated the Indiana Pacers tonight 88-82 … The bad news? Well, our Instant Recap headline called this a “Defense Bout.” That’s got to be a euphemism. This game was a bout with something, but I’m not sure defense was it. Try paying your taxes while waiting in the DMV line standing next to your in-laws as a Philadelphia 76ers highlight reel set to Justin Bieber music plays on the TV. I guarantee you that you will experience more fun and excitement than this game provided. Read More

The Oregonian: The Portland Trail Blazers set season lows in a handful of offensive categories, but still managed to grind out an 88-82 win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night at the Moda Center. Read More

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