At this point in the season, the Indiana Pacers just might be the best team in the Eastern Conference. Scratch that. They might be the best team in the NBA.
Through five games, they probably are. The Pacers are now 5-0 for the first time since 1971. They look like a complete team from top to bottom. Oh, yea and that’s without Danny Granger, who still hasn’t played in the regular season, and George Hill, who has missed the last three games. Still, no beat missed.
On Wednesday night, they proved their doubters wrong. Again. They took care of the struggling Chicago Bulls 97-80 in pretty impressive fashion. The Bulls drop to 1-3 on the season.
Derrick Rose finished with another lackluster performance – 17 points on 6 for 15 shooting. Rose opened up 3 for 3 from the floor, but went 3 of 12 the rest of the way.
In what appeared to be an off shooting night for Paul George, he still managed to rack up 21 points (6 for 19) and six rebounds.
And he can pass…
With the Heat coasting, Chicago and Rose a shell of themselves, the road to the NBA Finals in the Eastern Conference could go through Indiana. Five games, though.