NEW YORK -- Last week, general manager Kevin Pritchard was pondering ways to improve the Indiana Pacers. As the trade deadline came and went, no moves were made.
Then the Pacers justified the lack inactivity with two more victories and continued a strong push toward the All-Star break.
The Pacers hope to get one more win before the break Wednesday night when they visit the struggling Brooklyn Nets.
Indiana (32-25) is a season-high seven games over .500 after a 97-91 victory at Boston on Friday and a 121-113 win over the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Pacers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and 13-6 since falling to .500 with a five-game skid since Dec. 26-Jan. 3.
Before Indiana's latest win, Pritchard spoke about how chemistry influenced his decision-making especially after several players urged him to keep the team together.
"They feel like they are overachieving and had a little bit of a chip on their shoulder," Pritchard told reporters before Sunday's game. "They wanted to have the opportunity to finish this out and try to get into the playoffs. That carried a lot of weight with me." >> Read more
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