1. Indiana Pacers (No change from last week)
Off to the best start in franchise history at 16-1 after grinding out a win on national TV in Los Angeles. The defense is still as suffocating as ever. The offense does still struggle to keep the scoreboard ticking over like it did again on Sunday against the Clippers.
The Pacers schedule gets tough quick though. After playing the Clippers, they fly to Portland before consecutive road games in San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Miami put their championship credentials through a thorough examination.
Offensive Rating: 101.6, Defensive Rating: 89.7
2. San Antonio Spurs (No change)
The Spurs stay rolling along, quietly amassing wins while steering clear of the media spotlight currently shining on Indiana.
What hasn’t gone unnoticed, however, is Tim Duncan’s dumpster-fire offense. The legendary veteran is shooting a paltry 42.5 percent from the floor for just 12.4 points per game, both career-lows.
ORtg: 105.0, DRtg: 93.5
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