Pacers practice after trip to India

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>>>THE COLTS ARE OFF ALL WEEK AFTER BEATING THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND THE PACERS ARE RETURNING TO WORK AT THE ST. VINCENT CENTER. FROM INDIA TO INDIANA, THEY’RE BACK HOME AGAIN TO PRACTICE AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL TRIP TO JOSEPH SEAS.>>I HAVE BEEN HERE AT THE FACILITY SINCE 7:00. AND I THINK I WAS TO LEAVE BY 9:00. AND I WOKE UP AT 4:00. AND I THOUGHT JUST LET ME DO SOMETHING.>>Reporter: THE JETLAG IS REAL FOR THE PACERS AFTER THE HISTORICAL YET QUICK TRIP TO INDIANAA. TWO QUICK FLIGHTS AND TWO GAMES IN A MATTER OF SIX DAYS. AND TODAY IT WAS BACK TO BUSINESS. FIRST PRACTICE SINCE COMING BUREAUCRAT TO THE U.S. COMING BACK TO THE U.S. AND VICTOR OLADIPO WORKED OUT, WHICH PACERS FANS LIKE TO SEE. AND THE TEAM GOT BEHIND THIS.>>THE FOCUS IS STARTING THE TRAINING CAMP ALL OVER AGAIN. TODAY WAS TO GO HARD. AND WE HAVE SOMETHING NOW THAT WE HAVE TO BUILD OFF OF. WE CAN BUILD OFF OF.>>REPORTER: NOT ONLY DID THE PACERS WIN BOTH GAMES ABROAD, SCORING 130 POINTS IN EACH, IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A TEAM FULL OF FRESH FACES TO COME TOGETHER.>>BEING A NEW GROUP, WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF TIME TO KIND OF BOND ON THE FLOOR. AND HANG OUT WITH EACH OTHER.>>GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER A LITTLE BIT MORE. AND THE TIME TO PRACTICE, AND PLAY, AND HANGING OUT. IT WAS ONE THING TO DO THAT IN INDIANA. ANOTHER THING TO DO IT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAVE TO KIND OF STICK TOGETHER.>>I HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW JEREMY AND TJ, AND MYLES. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER ON THE PLANE. IT WAS A MIX MATCH OF GUYS WITH DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AND DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.>>Reporter: THE PRESEASON CONTINUES HERE IN THE CIRCLE CITY AND THE NEW GUYS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO DEBUTS.>>I AM EXCITED TO GET IN FRONT OF THE HOME CROWD AND EXCITED TO PLAY IN THE ARENA WITH MY TEAMMATES.>>I AM SUPER EXCITED. THIS IS THE BASKETBALL STATE. I KNOW EVERYBODY HERE LOVES THE PACERS, SO IT’S EXCITING TO BE ABLE TO FINALLY PLAY FOR THIS TEAM, A TEAM I ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY FOR. AND I AM EXCITED TO PLAY AT HOME, AND FEEL THAT ENERGY.>>Reporter: FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE APRIL, THE PACERS ARE TAKE TO THE COURT AT THE BLIEFER.

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