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Tough Road Ahead For Pacers Squad

Last updated on Tuesday, December 2, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers return to action on Tuesday night when they face the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Pacers lost Friday night at home to Charlotte in overtime before falling in Orlando on Saturday night to drop to 6-and-10. Indiana has lost two-straight and seven of their last nine games.

The Lakers have won seven straight and improved to 14-and-1 with a win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night.

The Lakers swept both games against Indiana last season for the first time in five years. The Pacers have beaten the Lakers in four of LA's last five games in Indianapolis.

It is the start of a tough week for the blue-and-gold. Following tonight's game, they will head to Boston to face the defending NBA Champion Celtics. Boston is off to a 17-and-2 start after beating Orlando at home last night.

After that, it's on to Cleveland on Friday night to face the 14-and-3 cavaliers before returning home for a rematch with the Celtics on Sunday evening.

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