Posted January 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Paul George and the Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers are starting to look more and more like serious contenders with each passing game. A visit from the Charlotte Bobcats isn't likely to slow them down. Indiana tries to win 10 straight at home for the first time in 10 seasons and avenge a rare loss to the Bobcats as the teams square off Saturday night. Although they got off to a slow start - including a 90-89 loss at Charlotte (9-26) in their second game of the season Nov. 2 - the Pacers (22-14) have picked up plenty of steam lately. Indiana enters the weekend having won 12 of 15 - including nine in a row on its own court. The Pacers haven't strung together 10 straight wins in Indianapolis since a 14-game run in 2002-03. "We want to compete for the one and two (seeds) and for sure want to compete for the No. 1 spot," George said. "We probably could be pushing one or two if we would have started off playing the way we're playing right now." Yielding an NBA-low 89.1 point...
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