When the season began, who really thought that this is where the Indiana Pacers would be standing?
They are one game away from potentially knocking off the defending champion Miami Heat and punching their ticket to the NBA Finals.
This Indiana Pacers team has been a joy to cover. As someone who appreciates defense and classic big man basketball, I have been absolutely delighted to watch each and every game that this scrappy bunch from Indiana has played.
But if we are going to nitpick, let's take a look at each player so far during the Eastern Conference Finals and assess just how well they have been playing.
Here are the grades for each of the Pacers' players so far.