Practice run

As the Pacers prep for playoffs, we train our lenses on their training

Originally Published: April 5, 2013
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN The Magazine

IN THE 2012 PLAYOFFS, the Pacers were poised to derail the march of the Heat. Up 2-1 after routing Miami in Game 3, Indy had driven Dwyane Wade to distraction, the guard snapping at coach Erik Spoelstra in a huddle. The Heat ultimately got 40-point games from Wade and LeBron James to win the series. But the 2012-13 Pacers didn't fade -- they refueled. Today, with Paul George an All-Star and Roy Hibbert anchoring the NBA's top D, Indy is in the East's scrum for second and remains ...

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