Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Apologies for the absence the last few days. Playoffs aside, this was the most important part of the post-lockout season, and I was strangely absent. Not that any of you care, but I had a good reason: I've become a dad! Look out, because in about 20 years the NBA will have a new star.In the meantime, the Indiana Pacers began their season with a 2-0 start, downing Detroit at home (91-79) and then Toronto on the road (90-85). Sure, neither win was against a top notch team, but a win is a win, and with the Pacers beginning the season with 15 of their first 22 games on the road, they're going to have to dig deep to pull some of these out.ObservationsThe Pacers beat two mediocre teams, one with ease (Detroit) and the other ought to have been easier (Toronto). It's only two games into shortened season with a shortened training camp and two new key players (David West and George Hill), but a few things are already jumping out at me. the Pacers are playing good D -- the Pacers have carried ...
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