After Ron, a transition game
As much as we are entertained by the Ron Artest soap opera, the real-life victims are the Indiana Pacers, who have to continue to play three or four games a week.
Before Thursday's gutty 99-89 win in Golden State, the Pacers had lost five of their last six. Overall, they are just 6-6 since Artest asked for a trade.
Some think the Pacers are probably distracted by the Artest affair, but I don't think that's the real problem.
Rather, I think this situation creates two other problems.
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