In 2016, the Indiana Pacers were considered one of the more average teams in the league. The Pacers ended up finishing in 7th place in the Eastern Conference and ended up losing in the first round of the playoffs. Then, in the offseason, the team ended up trading away star player Paul George out of fear that the team would end up losing him in free agency in the coming years. Most people expected that this trade would set the team back a few years and that they would not be able to compete. However, the team has continued to surprise a lot of people and has actually looked like they could make a deep playoff run.
The success of the Indiana Pacers continued this past week when they had a shocking big victory over the Golden State Warriors (http://www.nba.com/pacers/rewind-pacers-warriors-180405). Playing in front of a sellout crowd at home, the Pacers looked extremely sharp all game and end up winning the game by a score of 126 to 106. Maybe the most surprising thing about the success that the team had was its scoring.
The Pacers ended up shooting very well from the field. Overall, they made 15 three-point shots, which is among the highest level they have shot all year. The team was once again led by Bogan Bogdanovic and Victor Oladipo, which are two players that have been leading the Pacers all year. The team now looks set to make a major move forward as the final playoff push is here.