The Pacers Are the 7th Best Shooting NBA Franchise Since 1980


Best Tickets did a big analysis of shooting trends since 1980, and it showed something most of us probably suspected: The Pacers have been one of the best shooting teams in the NBA for the past few decades.

At 53.68%, they rank seventh in true shooting percentage (which accounts for 3-pointers being worth more and free-throw accuracy) while they come in second from the charity stripe at 76.69%.

With stars like Reggie Miller, Chuck Person, Chris Mullin, and Danny Granger, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but it is interesting to see all the numbers laid out. The chart above shows the true shooting numbers, but you can see a lot more about how Indiana stacks up in different categories — as well as some handy charts detailing league-wide trends since 1980 — over at

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