The Indiana Pacers were a team. There was no hand wringing or postgame verbal sparring over sharing the ball. Of course they shared the ball. And rotated on defense. And liked each other, or at least understood the workmanlike bond of a blue-collar team that did the dirty work needed to thrive this time of year. They shunned the klieg lights for the hard work of winning a seven-game series. They didn’t focus on making 3-pointers. They focused on defending the 3-point shot better than any other team in the league
Yes, this is what a team sport is supposed to be about. Are you listening Lakers and other show boat teams? Memphis and Indiana are still alive, and the glitz teams, with the exception of Miami are sitting at home. I love the Spurs, the Grizzlies, and the Pacers. Team sports, ah, a great concept.