Granger: Pacers 2nd best in East7:34AM ETDanny Granger | Pacers
The Miami Heat knocked the Indiana Pacers out of the 2012 playoffs in the second round and Danny Granger is ready to start the new season.
"I'm over it. It happens. They were the better team. I think they deserved to win the championship," Granger tells The Indianapolis Star. That's the way it goes. We have to get better."
Even though the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks have improved, Granger believes the Pacers are right behind the Heat in the East.
"It's going to be tough," Granger said. "Brooklyn, they are going to be a threat. Obviously Miami is going to be there, but I think we still view ourselves as a top-2 team in the East."
The Chicago Bulls could be a threat in the 2013 playoffs if Derrick Rose is ably to play in the postseason.
-- Nick Borges