The Indiana Pacers can’t get past the slow start as the winning streak against the Minnesota Timberwolves ends

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers’ five-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday when the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the blue and gold in Indianapolis.

Once again, the Pacers’ greatest weakness was their start into the game. Indiana has the worst net rating in the NBA (-19.8) in the first quarter, they seem to have gotten off to a slow start in every game. That happened again Wednesday when the Pacers were 27-10 less than ten minutes into the game.

The Blue and Golds outplayed Minnesota in the remaining 38 minutes of action. But that didn’t matter because the team started so badly. They’ve struggled with starting games all season and Wednesday night was a particularly poor opening for the team.