Frank Vogel calls it a "still-figuring-things-out-kind-of-mode," which is as good a way as any to describe what the Pacers are going through. Their 89-85 victory over Washington at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday night ended a three-game losing streak, but wasn't thorough enough to qualify as the start of a turnaround. It came over a winless team, although one that has consistently played hard, and Roy Hibbert's struggles remain perplexing. But the lack of style points can be forgiven, being that it was their fourth game in six nights and came in the setting that is usually the most difficult for an NBA team—the first home game after a week-long road trip.
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