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Remaining undefeated under the bright lights of the big city brought out an increased level of national attention for the Pacers.
The Pacers beat the Nets to move to 7-0 and now everyone is starting to believe there is something different about this team that will make them a beast to contend with all season.
The players have backed up all of their talk about focusing on each game and playing for a top seed in the East by, well, focusing on each game and thrusting out ahead of the pack in the Eastern Conference. After Jeff Green splashed an improbable 3-ball to beat the Miami Heat on South Beach last night. The Pacers flew back to Indiana with a three game lead over the second place Heat and Philadelphia 76ers.
Yeah, I know, long season and it's early.
But just when are the Pacers going to kick back, relax and dump a few games. Just doesn't seem to be in their makeup this year. Surely, adversity will strike at some point during the year, but save for a devastating injury or two, I can't imagine anything happening that would shake the foundation of this group for too long.
So now everyone around the NBA is paying attention, looking for cracks in the solid foundation and measuring the legitimacy of this strong start by the Pacers. The consensus appears to be: It is real and it is spectacular.
Among the links today, are a couple of nice features from Chris Mannix at SI.com and Brian Windhorst at ESPN.com. Feel free to read them a couple of times. Any Pacers fan will thoroughly enjoy.
Check out the links:
Pacers at Nets - Box score
Game Rewind: Pacers 96, Nets 91 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Bird Honored With Statue at Indiana State | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Pacers make history with 7-0 start - 1070 The Fan
Indiana Pacers keep record immaculate with 96-91 road victory over Brooklyn | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Pacers notes: Lance Stephenson attracts media attention upon return home | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Vogel, George, push Pacers to another statement win vs. Nets - NBA - Chris Mannix - SI.com
Pacers’ Boldness Underscores the Nets’ Shortage of It - NYTimes.com
Undefeated Pacers making early statement | New York Post
Despite little playing time, Copeland happy with Pacers | New York Post
Nets suffer first home loss as undefeated Pacers keep rolling - NY Daily News
Nets fall to undefeated Pacers at home, 96-91. - NetsDaily
Post-Game Grades: Pacers Win in Brooklyn, Reach 7-0 | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
NBA: Indiana Pacers stay unbeaten, top seed in mind - ESPN
Lance Stephenson Excelling With Pacers, Wants to Stay in Indiana | ZagsBlog.com
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