Wildwood Crest native Frank Vogel coaches the Indiana Pacers. Every Sunday, The Press will look back on the Pacers' week of games.

Monday: Indiana hung with the first-place Chicago Bulls for the first two quarters but ended up losing 92-72 in a matchup of teams that came in on six-game win streaks. Chicago outrebounded the Pacers 60-32 and outscored them 20-4 on second-chance points.

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"Give credit to the Bulls," Vogel told the Associated Press. "They had all the hustle stats. Won all the loose balls and obviously kicked our butts on the glass. "

Tuesday: The Pacers lost 101-96 to the Atlanta Hawks, getting outrebounded 45-37 and allowing Atlanta to grab 14 offensive rebounds.

"We didn't defend the 3 well and didn't do a good enough job on the defensive glass," Vogel told the AP. "It cost us the game. I don't think we were ourselves the last two games."

Saturday: Indiana lost 93-91 to the Miami Heat in overtime.

This week: The Pacers (23-14) play at Orlando today. They host Portland on Tuesday and Philadelphia on Wednesday before a home-and-home series with the Knicks, Friday in New York and Saturday at home.

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