4 Biggest takeaways from the Indiana Pacers preseason

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The 2023 NBA preseason has come and gone, and with it, fans have gotten a good few looks at the new Indiana Pacers.

On Friday, the Pacers finished their fourth and final game of the preseason, ending it on a high note with a close 109-104 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. With this win, the Pacers finished the preseason with a 2-2 record, as prior to beating Cleveland, they edged out Atlanta in another close contest.

These two wins were much needed, as prior to beating Cleveland and Atlanta, the Pacers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime in the preseason opener and got blown out by the lottery-bound Houston Rockets, in which Aaron Nesmith’s 23 points were the only thing that stood out.

4 Biggest takeaways from the Indiana Pacers preseason

Coming into the preseason, expectations were relatively high for the Pacers compared to previous years, as some had them as a dark horse playoff contender, while others had them skipping the play-in tournament altogether en route to a sixth seed and their first playoff berth since 2020.

In fact, it probably wouldn’t be an understatement to say that this was Indiana’s most anticipated preseason in years, perhaps even more anticipated than 2022, the first full season of Tyrese Haliburton on the team.

Looking through the four preseason games the Pacers played, plenty of things stood out that Indiana should look to take with them to the regular season. Four of them, in fact, stood out the most and are worthy of special coverage.

So, without further ado, let’s get into the four biggest takeaways from the Indiana Pacers’ four preseason games.