Last night in…near perfection

by Micah Hart

Most people are talking this morning about last night’s instant classic between the Heat and Jazz, but we’ll get to that later on today. Hopefully though, the Pacers’ third-quarter barrage isn’t getting lost in the shuffle:

The Pacers made their first 20 (TWENTY!) shots in the quarter, and if you watch the highlight, you’ll notice it wasn’t like they were a collection of layups and dunks either. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Pacers were 12-13 on shots from outside the paint during the period, with the lone miss coming on a Josh McRoberts (BOOO!) three in the final seconds. As a result, Indiana scored 54 points in the quarter, the most in a single period since 1990 and tied for the third highest total in NBA history.

Don’t sleep on this NBA season people — strange and wonderful things are happening every night.

UPDATE: Re-checking the box score, perhaps the funniest aspect to the period is that the Pacers, despite being incendiary from the floor, were only 6-9 from the free throw line. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

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