Fast start and hot shooting fuels Pacers' throttling of the Hornets in play-in game
They led the entire way, advance to play in Washington DC on Thursday with the 8-seed on the line.
The excuse was there to be used. It was there for everyone to see. Late Tuesday morning, Pacers guard Caris LeVert entered the NBA’s healthy & safety protocol, which meant he wouldn’t be available that night against the Hornets in a must-win scenario.
LeVert has be…