4 Things Indiana Pacers fans should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

The Indiana Pacers have been putting together a solid season, so here are four things they should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Indiana Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton, Thanksgiving
Indiana Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton, Thanksgiving / Justin Casterline/GettyImages
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3. The 'Injury Bug' has not hit Indiana, yet!

Six Pacers have played in all of the team's first thirteen games: Buddy Hield, Myles Turner, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin, Aaron Nesmith, and Bennedict Mathurin.

Point guards Haliburton and Andrew Nembhard have each only missed one contest. Center Jalen Smith has only missed two of the team's first twelve games.

Rick Carlisle has not had to adjust much in his starting lineup or rotation due to injuries. Though it is early in the season, Indiana has avoided major injuries and setbacks in maintaining a healthy roster.

4. Pacers clinch spot in Quarterfinals of first In-Season Tournament

 In the inaugural season for the In-Season Tournament, the Pacers are now 3-0. They have wins against Cleveland, Philadelphia, and now Atlanta. 

They have one game remaining in this format against Detroit as they are 0-3 thus far in the tournament. This is a huge step in the right direction for the franchise.

Next. 2 Studs, 1 dud from Pacers' high-scoring win over Hawks. 2 Studs, 1 dud from Pacers' high-scoring win over Hawks. dark

Role players like George Hill and Serge Ibaka have been to the postseason before. This tournament gives a great opportunity for a young roster and maturing core to develop the playoff-like experience that it lacks.