Indiana Pacers: 5 Reasons Why the Pacers Are Legit NBA Title Contenders

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Indiana Pacers: 5 Reasons Why the Pacers Are Legit NBA Title Contenders
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If conventional, talking-head wisdom controlled your NBA brain, you might be surprised to hear that there are NBA contenders that reside outside the cities of Miami, Chicago, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and Los Angeles.

But, worry not Hoosier State hoops fanatics, even the basketball media elite can no longer ignore what the Indiana Pacers are accomplishing on a nightly basis.

An overall record of 35-22.

Currently the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

But, even with what seems like a nightly validation of the Pacers' competitive chops, the boldest of Pacers' fans might still speak with meekness when uttering this seemingly ludicrous claim.

The Indiana Pacers are NBA title contenders.

Need some warrants for that claim?

Here are five reasons why the Indiana Pacers, yes the Indiana Pacers, are legitimate title contenders.

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