Pacers assistant Dan Burke to fill in for coach Nate McMillan vs. Warriors

The Indianapolis Star
Pacers assistant Dan Burke to fill in for coach Nate McMillan vs. Warriors
Pacers assistant Dan Burke to fill in for coach Nate McMillan vs. Warriors

Indiana Pacers finish a four-game Western trip against the champion Golden State Warriors. OAKLAND, Calif. -- In Dan Burke's second stint as the head coach, the Pacers can't do much worse than the first time. They gave up 49 points in the first quarter of a loss to the Charlotte Hornets last season, when coach Nate McMillan was absent because of a family matter. For Thursday's game, McMillan had to take another leave, but the opponent is the Golden State Warriors. "If we had to choose one game this probably wouldn't have been it for me," said Burke, who is effectively the defensive coordinator for what has been at top-tier unit all season. "I've got to do right by Nate. Got to do right by the

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