More than the other seven teams this writer has seen in person this season, Indiana plays hard and aggressive basketball for 48 minutes. The Pacers did that again Saturday night – its fourth game in five nights- and came away with a hard-fought 96-91 win over the Nets at Barclays Center to go to 7-0 on the season.
“We are just trying to play our style of basketball,” Pacers forward David West said.
That style includes going hard on every possession and playing the league’s best defense. Indiana has allowed just 85.3 points per game this season, the best mark in the NBA by more than seven points.
The following chart shows the many ways that the Pacers have the NBA’s best defense: