Pacers Continue to Try for Playoffs
Heading into the 2015-16 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers were considered by some to be a team that could compete for one of the top spots in the conference playoffs. However, through the first quarter of the season, the Pacers have not done as well as some would have expected (https://8points9seconds.com/2016/12/14/indiana-pacers-lose-miami-heat/).
After 27 games, the Pacers have 13 wins and 14 losses, which is good for ninth place in the Easter Conference. One of the primary reasons for the anticipation for the Pacers was due to the improved performance that the team had last year when they finished 7th in the conference. One of the biggest surprises in the NBA last year was the return of Paul George, who came back for his first full season following a very hard injury the year before.
This season, George is continuing to be a top player in the league and the team’s top scorer with a per game average of 22 points. What has been the most frustrating part for Pacer fans so far is the teams inconsistency and tendency to play down to the competition. In the past few weeks they beat the LA Clippers twice, who are one of the top teams in the league. However, after winning those games, the Clippers have lost several games to teams that likely wont make the playoffs. While they have not played very well over the past few weeks, there is a lot of time left and the Pacers will continue to work to make the postseason.