The Celtics take their most recent win streak into Indianapolis to face the Pacers on Wednesday night. When they get there, they will encounter not only the second best team in the Eastern Conference, but a budding juggernaut built to challenge the powers that be for years to come.

The Pacers have come a long way since a four-year playoff drought brought on by the brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills back in the early stages of the 2004-2005 season. In just two years, they've gone from a below-.500, eighth seed scaring the crap out of the top seeded Bulls in a first round series, to forcing the eventual champion Heat to come from behind in last year's Eastern semis, to a fringe title contender.

And what's most scary is how they've built up to this point.

There is one, count 'em, one player on the Pacers' roster over the age of 30 and that's power forward/Celtics' shunner David West. Oh by the way, he's a free agent after this season.

There is a budding superstar in swingman Paul George and he's just 22. Indy's starting back court, George Hill and Lance Stephenson, are 26 and 22, respectively, and going up and down their roster, not one member of their current rotation is older than 27.