The Indiana Pacers don’t learn. With the season winding down and the lottery being the only thing for fans to get excited about these days, the Pacers keep notching up pointless win after win. The latest victim is the Sacramento Kings, whom the Pacers defeated 102-95 in a come-from-behind victory.
That makes it eight consecutive home wins and six of seven.
Danny Granger scored 25 points in the second half to lead all scorers with 33, and added 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Troy Murphy had his usual double-double with 19 and 13. Hibbert and Watson both chipped in with 10 points apiece.
A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at the mock drafts based on standings, and the Indiana Pacers were in line to get a top five pick, possibly even the big one (John Wall) or two (Evan Turner). Now, with other teams tanking and the Pacers rolling off victories, the team has dropped to the tenth pick (based on standings), and in the coming draft, that is a huge difference in terms of talent.
Think about it. Out of all the teams that are not fighting to make the playoffs or improve their seed position, only the Pacers have a winning percentage over 50% over their last 10 games. 7 out of 10, which makes them by far the hottest non-playoff team in the league. Just sayin’.