Sonics are hot, Pacers are not
Updated: November 17, 2004, 12:40 AM ETBy Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
It's week two in the NBA, and the conventional-wisdom gurus are still counting provisional ballots in Ohio. Here are a few story lines you didn't read in advance:
Dwyane Wade, the most dominant player of Week 1, was a DNP in Week 2.
The Pistons, who won their rings with the toughest defense in the league last season, are giving up 98.7 ppg through their first six games.
The Sonics, whom we picked to finish last in the West, are 7-1 with Ray Allen shooting 60 percent from 3.
The Pacers, whom we picked to contend for an NBA title this year, are contemplating shipping the Defensive Player of the Year out of town.
Warriors head coach Mike Montgomery realizes in the same week that 1) it ain't easy coaching in the NBA, and 2) the Warriors don't belong in the NBA. Does Stanford still need a head coach?
Each Monday, Insider will break down the week that was the good, the bad and the upside.
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