Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel is resting all five of his starters for Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Vogel said earlier in the week that the team looked fatigued and mentioned the possibility of sitting players. From Buckner's report:
"We want to try to get the starters on track by getting their legs back under them," Vogel said Wednesday. "We're going out to try to win this basketball game. We still have our sights set on the No. 1 seed, but the most important thing is fixing our team."
The Pacers are currently half a game behind Miami for the Eastern Conference's top spot. All five starters are expected to play Friday night against the Heat. From the report:
"Look, we spent all year with one goal and at some point you got to shift your focus when thing aren't going your way," Vogel said. "You got to shift your focus to not paying attention to what everybody else is doing and fixing your team, and that's the only thing that's on our minds right now."Indiana will replace its starters Wednesday with Donald Sloan, Evan Turner, Rasual Butler, Luis Scola and Ian Mahinmi.