The Pacers have won eight of their last 10 games while also riding an eight-game winning streak at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. With all of that winning the Pacers find themselves first place in the Central Division in third place in the Eastern Conference standings, just three games behind the Heat.
This is normally about the time the Pacers see a market adjustment as they always seem to do better in an underdog role yet have a hard time sustaining a high level of play against the top teams in the league. Just like the Knicks are lucky to catch the Pacers without Danny Granger, the Pacers won't shed a tear about Carmelo Anthony missing the game for New York due to a league suspension for eating too much Honey Nut Cheerios or something like that.
Regardless, Pacers vs. Knicks is always fun at the Fieldhouse and the fact that both teams are battling for prime real estate in the East makes it even better.
Plenty of links today since a win over the Heat draws a round of national writer taking note of the Pacers current state. Also, check out the courtside interview with Colts punter Pat McAfee which ends with him saying, "I'm all in LeBron James' head right now, all in there! I'm dancing on his brain!"
- Pat McAfee at Pacers, Heat Game | video | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- With George leading, Pacers look like contender again | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Reggie Miller's outspoken nature makes him a hit on TV | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Notebook: Confidence is Contagious | Pacers Blogs
- Pacers: Are you a fan of Reggie Miller as an analyst? | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
- Three-Pointers: Pacers claim season’s best win thanks to George’s star effort | The Point Forward - SI.com
- Paul George outduels LeBron James as Pacers beat Heat, serve notice that they’re still here | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
- The Extra Pass: Indiana’s Strange Success | ProBasketballTalk
- Lance Stephenson Has Come A Long Way In A Short Time | NBA 24/7 365
- Carmelo Anthony of New York Knicks suspended one game - ESPN New York
- Knicks-Pacers Preview - Yahoo! Sports
- Amar'e Stoudemire's minutes will be limited. - Posting and Toasting
- Carmelo Anthony Suspended for Postgame Incident with Kevin Garnett - NYTimes.com
- Noted trash talker Reggie Miller weighs in on Kevin Garnett-Carmelo Anthony scuffle: families are off limits - NY Daily News
- Carmelo Anthony sitting tonight after KG altercation - NYPOST.com
- Amar'e Stoudemire of New York Knicks will get fewer minutes Thursday at doctors' urging - ESPN New York
- FOX Sports Video - Pacers handle Heat
- Sacramento vows fight to prevent sale, move of Kings | Local News | The Seattle Times