The Indiana Pacers are 23-18 at the halfway point of the 2022-23 NBA season, matching the win total that preseason odds had for them over the entire season. They have won six of their past seven games, and eight of their past 10.
Check out 13 numbers that (mostly) show how they’ve exceeded expectations.
Their .561 winning percentage is tied for 9th best in the league through Jan. 8. It’s 6th best in the Eastern Conference.
Pacers’ scoring in 4th quarters, most in the NBA
Last time out: Pacers step up defense behind Turner vs. Hornets
The Pacers score and allow that many points per game (offensive figure is No. 10; defense is No. 20)
Tyrese Haliburton‘s team-leading scoring average
Haliburton’s NBA-leading assist average
Pacers’ assists per game, 4th most
Pacers’ 3-point attempts per game
Indiana’s 3-point shooting percentage
Buddy Hield‘s NBA-leading 3-pointers made; he makes 42.6% of his 3s
Pacers’ blocked shots per game, 3rd most in the NBA
Myles Turner‘s blocked shots per game, 3rd most in the NBA
Pacers’ record on the second night of back-to-backs
Rebounds per game, 25th in the NBA