Frank Vogel: 'Indiana Pacers bench looks really strong'

Vogel: 'Our bench looks really strong'
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Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel believes that the team will have a strong bench this season.

Frank Vogel has said that the Indiana Pacers' bench looked strong during their opening game of the NBA season.

Paul George scored 24 points as the Pacers beat the Orlando Magic 97-87 last night.

The head coach told reporters: "Our bench, in the last three pre-season games and tonight, really just blew the game open. I think they're going to be really strong, I think it was just a matter of nerves tonight.

"We have to be dominant at home if we hope to compete for the one seed [in the Eastern Conference] with the likes of Brooklyn, New York, Chicago and Miami. You have to be dominant at home."

Indiana were the runners-up in their conference last season.

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat celebrate after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win Game Seven of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013
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