December 27, 2017, 9:20 am
The Pacers unraveled early, falling behind by 23 points less than 12 minutes into the game. It continued a recent trend for the Pacers where the team falls behind early. McMillan has grown weary of that trend, and with the Pacers hosting the Mavs on Wednesday night, he would not rule out changing the lineup, or adjusting minutes, in an effort to solve the Pacers’ sluggish starts. The Pacers don’t have enough size and muscle and have struggled against bigger teams. Darren Collison and Thaddeus Young each scored only five points and were no-shows on Tuesday but that has not happened often. It’s anyone’s guess if and how McMilan could alter his starting lineup but owners should check back before tipoff tonight.