Even thought last night didn't quite go as planned, the Pacers are still fine. Every team is going to have some bad nights, sometimes against bad teams. The Pacers just so happened to have one of their bad nights against a team that may well win the whole enchilada. I wouldn't read too much into it. I did, though, like what I saw out of late pickup Lou Amundson. You might remember him as the kinda funny looking dude with the ponytail from either the Phoenix Suns or UNLV. He hadn't gotten in too much to start the year, and I don't know how much we'll see him, with the power forward spot kind of locked down between David West and Tyler Hansbrough. But, he gave a very solid contribution, which makes me feel better about times when West or Hansbrough get into foul trouble, which both are wont to do.
My attention will be on Purdue taking on Penn St. tonight. It shouldn't be too much of a game, but we'll see how it goes. I sure hope I'm right about it. I'll probably check in on the Blackhawks after Purdue is done. They're in Philly, which is the Flyers first game since the Winter Classic. Based on what I saw at that game, the Blackhawks ought to feel pretty good about themselves, but that was only one game and all.