Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 1/18/12
The Indiana Pacers have roared, relative to their usual play, out to a 9-3 start to the 2011-12 season. They'll take on the Sacramento Kings out in California on Wednesday night, starting a run that will see the team play just three games at home over the next 17 days. Good thing, too, because we don't want these up and comers to get down on their chances in the East as they play to a litany of empty seats at home. The Pacers, despite taking 75 percent of their first dozen games, aren't exactly taking Indiana by storm. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star recently pointed out that the Pacers are 26th in the NBA in attendance as they average 14,682 a game. This is an increase over last season, when the Pacers ranked dead-last in attendance as they worked up a 13,538 average, but it's hardly a warming thought once you consider that the team not only has turned into a heavy winner straight out of the gate, but that the squad has turned into one that ranks as aesthetically-pleasing as t...
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