Pacers Win Second In a Row; Trample Wizards 102-86

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The Pacers got away with another win, this time, at home. The Pacers improve their record, as they go 2-3 after beating Gilbert Arenas and Washington Wizards by a score of 102-86.

Indiana literally just steamrolled them, and now, I think people need to change their mind about the Blue and Gold now.

Hasnbrough debuted with 13 points, and as he committed his first foul, he received a few words from Antwan Jamison: “This ain’t Carolina, T!” But Hansbrough did well and played great like he did in college and he made the most of it.

13 points in 14 minutes, that’s great. Not bad for the first start.

“It was a lot of hard work and things to get to this stage, but I put that all behind me when I got out there,” he said. “It felt great. Just a relief to get out there and kind of move forward from this injury thing.”

T.J. Ford had another great game, putting up 18 points, ten rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Danny Granger led the team in points, as usual, with 22 points while Roy Hibbert put up the rebound with eleven.

With Troy Murphy injured, Jim O’Brien was counting on Hansbrough to make something great happen.

Well, he did.

“It was a lot of hard work and things to get to this stage, but I put that all behind me when I got out there,” he said. “It felt great. Just a relief to get out there and kind of move forward from this injury thing.”

The Pacers really honored Melvin Simon big time, giving him a victory after he died at the age of 82 just last month.

Caron Butler put up 24 points with twelve rebounds for Washington while Brendan Haywood had tore it up on the boards with 19 and nine points added to that favor. Arenas didn’t have the game many people expected, as he contested for ten shots and having 13 points.

“I’m very disappointed,” Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. “Our effort was poor. We turned the ball over way too much. I told the guys I’m going to have to take responsibility.”

The Pacers will be facing the Golden State Warriors on November 11, as they pay a visit to former teammate Stephen Jackson. It looks like a fun game to watch. But right now, it’s time to celebrate.

And I bet Melvin Simon might be celebrating, too.

Topics: Antwan Jamison, Brendan Haywood, Caron Butler, Danny Granger, Flip Saunders, Game Recap, Gilbert Arenas, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Jim O'Brien, Melvin Simon, NBA, Roy Hibbert, T.J. Ford, Troy Murphy, Tyler Hansbrough, Washington Wizards

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