Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 1/10/12
The video above makes the Pacers' 96-86 defeat at the hands of the 76ers seem closer than it really was.  Without Danny Granger (food poisoning) and George Hill (sore back courtesy of Gerald Henderson's body slam), this game was always going to be a challenge, but at the same time it should have been an opportunity for the team to showcase its celebrated depth.Instead the Pacers played with little passion and once again struggled to find the basket.  The 76ers were barely challenged after the first quarter and they are clearly the better team at the moment.  Hibbert had some bright patches but they didn't feed him the ball enough.The road ahead is not going to get any easier.  Despite the 6-3 start, the Pacers have really only played 3 "good" teams (Miami, Boston and Philly), going 1-2.  From here until the end of the month, the Pacers are going to play: Atlanta, @Toronto, Boston, @Sacramento, @Golden State, @LA Lakers, Orlando, @Chicago, @Boston, @Orlando, New Jersey.  With the way...
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