All of the reasons why the Pacers’ defense has slipped

Indiana’s defense has been lit up without Myles Turner. But his absence isn’t a catch-all, and therefore pressure shouldn’t be heaped on him to be a cure-all. After leading the league in defensive rating (at 101.9 points per 100 possessions) through their first 34 games, the Pacers have ranked 26th in defensive efficiency (114.7) since. And five of their seven games in that stretch have come against bottom-10 offenses. Outside of the master class in hustle they put on against Detroit, in which it...

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2 months ago, Indy Cornrows, Indiana Pacers

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