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The Pacers hit the road looking to enjoy another W as an appetizer before Thanksgiving.

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Streeter Lecka

The 13-1 Indiana Pacers hit the road on Wednesday night to play another potential playoff team from the Eastern Conference when they face the Charlotte Bobcats.

Well, yeah, the way the East is going there are about 12 "potential" playoff teams. But...were the playoffs to begin tonight, the 7-8 record for Charlotte would have them slotted as a No.5 seed and a possible second-round playoff opponent for the Pacers.

Oy, the East.

Despite the sub-.500 record, the Bobcats can cause problems with a balanced attack led by guard Kemba Walker and a couple of familiar front court faces in Josh McRoberts and Cody Zeller pitching in. Still, with wins over the Knicks, Celtics, Raptors, Cavaliers (twice), Nets and Bucks, the Bobcats are looking for a signature W and no doubt looking forward to taking a swing at the Pacers.

This is where the Pacers stand now, as a top team in the East drawing the full attention of opponents for every game. That's a good thing, even if the East isn't so good.

Check out the links:

Game Preview: Pacers at Bobcats | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Hungry Pacers "Ready to Feast" This Year | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors

Scola has exceeded Pacers' lofty expectations | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Inside the Locker Room: Halftime Adjustments | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers-Bobcats Preview - AP

Pacers’ set ratings high mark for season | Pacers Insider

Charlotte Bobcats Gameday | CharlotteObserver.com

Charlotte Bobcats vs Indiana Pacers game preview - Rufus on Fire

Paul George's commitment to improvement has the Pacers thinking about an NBA title - Grantland

New Details Emerge on Paul George’s Contract; Salary Could Be Lower Than Expected | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

With Rose out, East has two horses and a pack of mules - 1070 The Fan

Video: Magic’s Victor Oladipo dunks on 2 Hawks after nice crossover | The Point Forward - SI.com

Kobe Bryant refused to allow NBA to cheapen his superstar value - Yahoo Sports