Pacers return to action against Sacramento
The Indiana Pacers head back to work Tuesday night rested and ready to go. They host the 13-22 Sacramento Kings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have not played since January 10 when they beat the Washington Wizards and held them to an NBA-low 66 points.
After the Wizards win, Coach Frank Vogel ordered the players and coaches to take some time off after playing five games in a seven day stretch.
"I believe in the power of resting and rejuvenation," Vogel said. "Every time we have an off day, all three of my assistants are in here for eight to ten hours and if I come in for an off day, probably 11 of our 14 guys are in here getting a lift, getting shots up or watching tape with a coach. That's good, and I credited them for that, but sometimes you need a day off."
The Pacers play three home games this week before heading out on a five-game western road swing.
They'll start the trip against Golden State January 20 and wrap things up in Phoenix January 30.
ESPN.com still has the Pacers listed as the top team in the NBA.