The Bobcats took advantage of a Pacers team that just didn't have "it" on Wednesday night and made a statement behind another incredible performance from Al Jefferson.

Coming into Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers, the Bobcats were in the midst of their toughest stretch of games yet. They beat Memphis then lost to the Spurs, Heat and Thunder. None of these could really be considered bad losses, but the Bobcats were to wrap up this stretch Wednesday night against the team with the best record in the NBA -- the Pacers. Hey, at least they were at home.

Al Jefferson won the tip to begin the game for the Bobcats and Chris Douglas-Roberts hit a three on his first shot attempt starting in the place of the injured Gerald Henderson. From there the night was indicative of where things were headed. Paul George missed his first three shots for the Pacers and the Bobcats would turn that into a 9-2 advantage near the halfway point of the first quarter. Jefferson cooked the Pacers defense with 12 points to begin the game. Not too bad against the NBA's best defensive team.

While the Bobcats' bench gave their starters some rest, the Pacers went to work. Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson provided a nice one-two punch that cut into their deficit, while Gary Neal struggled to provide the spark. You take the good with the bad as far as Neal goes and this was one of the latter; Neal had one turnover and a couple of missed midrange jumpers before Steve Clifford called timeout. With their lead down to just eight the Bobcats regrouped and were able to stave off the Pacers charge. That's the tricky thing about the Pacers: they play possum and are very good at it. Charlotte did a great job keeping their composure as they have all year in these situations.

Carrying a nine point lead going into the break, the Bobcats were going to have to continue to be resilient in order to pull off the upset. While it was clear that the Pacers just did not have it by the start of the second half when they made just one field goal in the first 6:44 of the third quarter, the Bobcats still had to be opportunistic. And they were; Jefferson continued to take the Pacers to task in the paint while getting support from Kemba Walker and Cody Zeller. By the time the end of the quarter came around the Bobcats held an impressive 73-57 point lead.