The Indiana Pacers are playing harder, moving the ball faster and winning more games than most people anticipated.
Fans in this basketball-crazed state expect nothing less from their favorite teams. Around the league, though, the Pacers might be the biggest surprise of the first half of the season.
Just six months after trading four-time All-Star Paul George to Oklahoma City — setting up what many believed would be a long rebuilding process — new president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard has transformed the Pacers virtually overnight.
A younger, more energetic roster has given Indiana a more entertaining style with no significant drop in wins.