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Apparently desperate times call for desperate measures. Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel has decided to sit all five of his starters Wednesday night as they face the Bucks. Taking a page out of Popovichâs book, Vogel has made the decision to rest his starting five and give the bench some more time on the floor.Â Vogel said âWeâre not playing well as a basketball team right now, our starters arenât playing well, our bench is not playing well. We want to try to get the starters on track by getting their legs back under them and getting them healed up and we want to get the bench back on track by giving them extended minutes in tonightâs game.â
The Pacers have been in a serious slump as of late, losing five of their six last games. They have fallen far from where they started, and the team has looked discombobulated and sluggish. The Pacers are apparently still chasing the number one seed, but they have to start playing better soon in order to do that. Vogel said, âWe still have our sights on the No. 1 seed, but the most important thing for our team is fixing our team and this is the plan to try to do that.â In addition to resting the starters tonight, he canceled practice entirely after Sundayâs game,
The Pacers definitely need to do something different. Their last couple performances were far from extraordinary, including their embarrassing loss Sunday against the Hawks, where they scored a franchise low 23 points in the first half. In addition to resting the starters tonight, he canceled practice entirely after Sundayâs game. Vogel also gave the starters a break the day after the canceled practice. Maybe he thinks getting the starters a lot of rest will fix their offensive woes.
The starters will return to practice Thursday, and face Miami on Friday. Hopefully this rest will give the Pacers some kind of jump start, and Vogelâs decision will be worthwhile.
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