i dont know if anyone mentioned it, but rick carlisle was on the Mike Tirico show today and when asked what team is under the radar, carlisle said the pacers he believed were a playoff team AND would be competing for home court in the playoffs this season. click on the link below and play the 11/1 show. rick comes on around the 10:50 mark. the homecourt kinda threw me. did he sneak in and chug some of the obrien koolaid or did jim leave some in the ESPN communal fridge that rick got his hands on?