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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Are the Pacers the best team in the NBA?
The Indiana Pacers are 6-0 and the only undefeated team left in the NBA. They have already dismantled the Bulls 97-80 which they did without Super-sub Danny Granger and starting Point Guard George Hill.
Indiana is led by rising superstar Paul George who could be the Heat Superstar Lebron James's biggest competition in the MVP Race. George also has help from veteran David West and Center Roy Hibbert who has 25+ blocks through the first 6 games.
George is averaging 25.3 points per game and Granger was averaging 17.7 before going down with a calf injury in the Preseason. With or without Granger, the Pacers are legitimate title contenders.
They play the Nets tonight in Brooklyn which should be a big early season test to see if Indiana can keep up their focus. Will they walk away as the only 7-0 team in the NBA? It depends on whether or not Paul George can keep playing the way he's been playing. But to beat the Heat in the playoffs Indiana will need a huge team effort.