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Don't sleep on Nap Town: Pacers a key part of East race

NEW YORK - Unless you're in Indianapolis, you probably aren't paying close attention to the Indiana Pacers. And Victor Oladipo is just fine with that.

"I really don't care," Oladipo said in an on-court interview Friday following the Pacers' win over the New York Knicks. "We're just going to keep earning people's respect and eventually they'll wake up."

It's probably time to rise and shine. The Pacers (28-14) have the second-best defense in the NBA, one of the league's best clutch players in Oladipo and the fourth-best net rating in the league.