More challenges ahead for injury-plagued


Funny thing about the Indiana Pacers. Their best player has missed virtually the entire season. Their emotional leader is out indefinitely. And the bench has largely underachieved.

Yet with 11 games left, they have the second-best record in the East and are poised to win their first Central

Division championship since 2004.

But as has been the case all season, there are obstacles to overcome.

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