We all knew the Indiana Pacers would be good, but I’m not sure anyone expected this group to run out to a dominant 7-0 start on the young season.
The Pacers are hungry and are adamant about earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern conference.
“We believe in this locker room that we can get the No. 1 seed and we started the year with that attitude,” said Pacers forward David West after registering 18 points and eight rebounds. “The fact that Game 7 of the conference finals wasn’t in our home building we felt was the difference in a trip to the Finals, and we’re going to do everything in our power to get a Game 7 in our building. And we have to start from the beginning of the season.”
Windhorst reported that even after dispatching the Nets 96-91, all the guys in the locker room could talk about was the Celtics shocking the Heat at the buzzer.
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“The Celtics just beat the Heat by one,” it said. “In Miami.”
The heads went back to the phones.
“Wow, they shot 58 percent and lost.”
“Jeff Green with a 3 at the buzzer.”
“Whoa, what are they now?”
“I think 4-2.”