Why the Indiana Pacers can beat anyone once the playoffs arrive

Nothing is scarier than an elite offense and that's exactly what the Indiana Pacers have.
Apr 9, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Indiana Pacers forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks for a basket
Apr 9, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Indiana Pacers forward Obi Toppin (1) dunks for a basket / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

When the NBA Playoffs arrive, anything can happen. The playoffs give every team hope. Just look at the Miami Heat a year ago. They made the NBA Finals after starting in the Play-In Tournament. They got hot at the right time and made things count. The Indiana Pacers are looking for that magic too.

The difference between the Pacers and the Heat from last year is that Indiana has an elite offense. They can outscore any team on any given night. They have the highest-scoring offense in the league as well as the highest-scoring bench. That offense makes them dangerous.

What makes it so they can beat any team on any given day is the fact that they can score in so many different ways with so many different players. This team really likes to run and score in transition but they can also score in the half-court too now that they have Pascal Siakam.

The Indiana Pacers' offense should scare other playoff teams

It's not just Siakam that can score. Tyrese Haliburton can score a bunch, especially if his three-point shot is falling. Myles Turner's offense has really stepped up in recent weeks as well. It's the bench that makes this team so dangerous once the playoffs do get here though.

T.J. McConnell is an assassin in the midrange and close to the hoop. Obi Toppin has turned himself into more than just a rim-runner. He's an incredibly reliable three-point shooter now too. Jalen Smith's three-point shooting has been very good as well.

Simply put, the Pacers can hurt teams from all over the floor with a bunch of different players. That means they can win on any given night against any team in the league. Yes, that means Boston, whom the Pacers have already beaten twice. Of course that means Milwaukee, whom they have beaten four out of five times.

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If the outside shots are falling, the Indiana Pacers are hard to beat. That's why whoever draws the Pacers in the playoffs is not going to be happy to see them.