Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel leaned back against the ghost white walls inside the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., last month, his face still red and his voice filled with frustration after the Trail Blazers put on a passing clinic against them.
Vogel wanted his team to emulate that same type of unselfishness with the basketball.
Do that, combined with an already stingy defense, and the Pacers would have a chance to start moving up in the standings.
It took constant harping from Vogel and his assistants, but the message has finally sunk in for the Pacers.
The Pacers continued their offensive explosiveness when they beat the Detroit Pistons, 114-82, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday.
“That changed our whole season around,” Vogel said. “We didn’t share the ball and we got blown out.”
The coaching staff showed the players video of the Portland game in their next practice in Utah.
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