The Indiana Pacers are a vastly different team when they step into the lime light with new interim coach Frank Vogel. Perhaps the most notable difference is the fact that the team is actually back to winning games. After a large number of losses under previous coach Jim O’Brien, Indiana has won the last four under Vogel. Their most recent victory was Sunday night’s game against the New Jersey Nets in Newark. In this match-up, the coach’s enthusiasm and demand that the team play defense and rebound sparked something in Dahntay Jones. Scoring a season-high 18 points, the SG pushed his team to a 105-86 routing of the Nets after regulation time. Vegas odds.
Dahntay was one of the six Pacers to score in double-digits on Sunday, yet another reflection of the changes that are being made. The game was tied at 8-8 on a three-point jump shot by Mike Dunleavy [18 points, 4 rebounds] two minutes into play, but the Pacers soon went on a 10-point run that put them out from for good. Aside from Dahntay’s season high, Paul George put up 14 points with 6 rebounds, while Danny Granger finished with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assist. The other two Pacers who finished in double-digits were Darren Collison [10 points] and Roy Hibbert . The team led by an increasing amount of point at the end of each quarter, and eventually brought it to an end by a difference of 19 points. Indiana [21-27] has now scored 100 points or more in each of its games under Vogel. Betting lines.
The Nets simply got off to a slow start, something that had become a pattern in their games. New Jersey opened it up with jump shots from Brook Lopez and Anthony Morrow for the first four points and a lead, but trailed for the remainder of the game. The loss marked the Nets third straight loss. For the latest lines, scores and online betting information on all of your favorite sports, www.scoresandodds.com has got you covered. Sports scores.