The Indiana Pacers opened the season two months ago with more optimism than expectations.

Twenty-one victories, a handful of impressive road wins and an All Star later, the Pacers have reached the midpoint of the season where there's now more expectations than optimism for the rest of their season.

The Pacers will head into the All-Star break on a high after they picked up their fourth straight victory – 102-88 - over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.