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Danny Granger stepped into a miserable situation in Indiana. He arrived in Indy just as the Pacers were on the precipice of decline. No matter Granger's effort, the Pacers fell hard.
For his entire career with the Pacers, Granger has been relied on and forced to do everything. Granger responded admirably, but it was clear that he isn't in the same category as Lebron James, Chris Paul or Derrick Rose. If the Pacers were to contend, Granger would need help.
Finally, the cavalry has arrived.
In both of the Pacers' first two games, five players have scored in double figures. Against Detroit, Granger and Roy Hibbert tied for the team lead with 16 points apiece. Against the Raptors, Granger led the team with 21 points, but Paul George added 18, and David West chipped in with a timely 14, including a key late bucket down the stretch.
If the Pacers can continually get double-figure scoring from a myriad of players, not only will it make them more difficult to guard as a whole, but it will take the pressure off Granger, open up the court for him and allow him to be even more dangerous and productive.
For opposing teams, that is definitely a scary thought.