Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Today, the Indiana Pacers finished off their West coast road trip with a date with the LA Lakers.Truth be told, all I was hoping for was not to have another embarrassment like what we witnessed in Miami a few weeks ago.  I certainly did not expect the Pacers to beat the Lakers in LA, not with that imposing 9-1 home record (including 9 consecutive wins) and not with Kobe being Kobe.But after falling behind early, the Pacers clawed, scratched, fought and chewed their way back into this one, and miraculously ended up winning 98-96 for by far their best victory of the season.  I always say that this Pacers team is not as good as they think they are, but this amazing, well-deserved victory is starting to make me a believer of this team too.  Sure, they are still going to have ugly nights (like the Miami game and that collapse in Sacramento), but a 11-4 record to start the season is beyond the wildest expectations of most fans.Things certainly didn't look good in the first quarter, with t...
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