Count me as one of the surprised.
Perhaps sensing that the world is about to end, the Indiana Pacers played one of their best games of the season by thumping the Utah Jazz 104-84 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse last night. The game wasn't even as close as the score suggests, as the Pacers had a 22-point lead at the half and wasn't threatened for the remainder of the game.
Does this really mean the Pacers have turned the corner? After all, they are now 14-12 after starting the season 3-6.
Paul George has continued to show that he is a prime candidate for most improved this year, putting up an effortless 20 points to go with 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. He shot 9-13, by the way. Gerald Green might have been game-high scorer with a season high 21 points, but most of those points came in garbarge garbage time -- including that sick dunk he threw down with the game all but over.
George Hill had another good shooting night with 20 points on 8-13 shooting, to go with 5 assists and ...