The Pacers are one of the toughest teams to figure out in the NBA this season, partially because they are so young. How else can you explain a team that’s beat Boston and Houston but lost twice to Charlotte?
Young forward Danny Granger is making a strong case to make his first All Star appearance, averaging 24.2 points a game on 46.7 shooting from the field.
Marquis Daniels and point guard T.J. Ford have been pleasant surprises, but the team is missing its former cornerstone Jermaine O’Neal, who was dealt to Toronto in exchange for Ford in the offseason. Troy Murphy and Jeff Foster have tried to pick up the slack, but the Pacers front court is still fairly weak.
The Pacers are 0-9 this season when they give up at least 100 points.