It’s been a month since the NBA teams arrived in Orlando, and the bubble is working tremendously. The players got used to the system so we can expect a spectacular end of the season. Two nights ago, the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks with a score of 153 to 149. Last night, Indiana Pacers got past Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 127 to 121.
Although Victor Oladipo is the star player of the Pacers, T.J. Warren was the man against the Sixers. Warren played 41 minutes and finished with 53 points, four rebounds, three assists, and one block. He was extremely efficient: 20-29 from the field goal and 9-12 at the three-point line.
T.J’s performance is proof that players who worked hard during this four-months break will be better than other very talented players who didn’t use this break to train. More than that, the Pacers’ staff must be very happy. The Eastern Conference is surprising, and in the bubble, the surprises can get even bigger.
There isn’t any reason why the Pacers shouldn’t believe that they can get into the Eastern Conference Finals. As a fan, I am very interested to see what happens in the following months.
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