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5 Reasons We Should Take the Indiana Pacers Seriously as Title Contenders
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers are contenders for the NBA title. After pushing the Miami Heat to six games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, the Pacers have positioned themselves for a longer run in the NBA playoffs.

The East was stronger last year with the Heat, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls among the title contenders. The upstart Pacers crashed the party once they took a seemingly commanding 2-1 lead versus the Heat.

Overall playoff inexperience doomed the Pacers eventually, but what they learned from that series propelled them into the small elite class of Eastern Conference.

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