A win’s a win, and 14 outta 20 of ‘em are great, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Pacers regret making this last one over the Nets harder than it needed to be. The Timberwolves are waiting in Minny with youth, excitement, and loads of match up problems for what promises to be a weary – and wounded (George Hill) – Pacer squad. It’s time for another Twitter video preview – I’ll give you my thoughts in 140 seconds or less.
You can follow Jared Wade (@8pts9secs) and I (@TimDonahue8p9s) during the game on Twitter for the Pacers’ side. From the Timberwolves side, be sure to check out our True Hoop sister site: A Wolf Among Wolves.
One little note – I think Derrick Williams was actually the third guy I wanted to mention, but you can see for yourself.
UDPATE: Upon waking up this morning I found out that the news for George Hill was, indeed, very bad. Per David Woods of the Indy Star:
Hill was sidelined indefinitely by a small chip fracture in his left ankle during the Pacers’ 106-99 victory over the New Jersey Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Time for the Pacers to adopt the Colts’ “Next Man Up” strategy. Last night, coach Frank Vogel went with Lance Stephenson. Lance played well for awhile, then not well for awhile. Whether that experiment will succeed, or last very long, remains to be seen. Should Stephenson falter, the Pacers will turn to A. J. Price.
In any case, here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for George Hill.
For my fellow stat geeks and obsessive-compulsives, I give you the fact sheets.