Last night against the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers made their first 20 shots in the 3rd quarter and went on to score 54-points for the period. You have to ask yourself what’s more impressive: a team that can come out of halftime with fire shooting from their fingertips or you can actually name a single Pacer.
They were a team on a mission, seemingly looking to score a bucket for every person in the crowd as they finished with a final tally of 144. Consisting of a collage of forgotten but still capable hoop stars, Carmelo Anthony could only watch in awe as Mike Dunleavy hit six shots from downtown, Kareem Rush threw unintentional alley-oops to himself and this guy named Tyler Hansbrough managed to drop 20-points to Melo’s 13. It may be a franchise record but the Pacers will probably want some of these baskets back come next week.