Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beat the World Champs in Their House

The Pacers really came to play tonight with David West setting the stage for a great start to the game. Indiana made their first 8 shots and were on pace for a 50-point opening quarter half-way through the period. Then, ya know … Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George.

Dirk Nowtizki.

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But in all seriousness.

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Ball movement from willing passers.

In the third quarter … Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George Paul George.

Meanwhile, David West and Darren Collison.

Here is how each guy played individually tonight. Agree? Disagree? Express your thoughts below in the comments or yell at me (@8pts9secs) or Tim (@TimDonahue8p9s) on Twitter.

David West - 37 MIN | 9-11 FG | 6 REB | 5 TO | 20 PTS
You like efficiency? West got ya. You like great passing that didn’t show up in assist column? Had that, too. You like scoring 8 pts in the opening 3 mins? He’s your guy. You like E. Honda defense on Dirk? On it.
Danny Granger - 36 MIN | 5-18 FG | 3-5 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 16 PTS
Was better than his line and tracked down 5 ORBs, some that made his 13 misses non-hurtful. Kept that ball moving and helped show that it’s becoming increasingly irrelevant who scores as long as someone is.
Roy Hibbert - 37 MIN | 3-13 FG | 14 REB | 3 AST | 2 BL | 9 PTS
The Pacers won in the defending champs’ building and Roy gave them nothing on offense. Kinda scary when you think about it. Meanwhile, crushed the glass.
Darren Collison - 33 MIN | 5-12 FG | 4 REB | 6 AST | 13 PTS
Steve Nash who? This guy hasn’t made many bad decisions this week and once again provided everything you could want from the guy running your offense. Why would Indy fans want anyone else right now?
Paul George - 41 MIN | 11-19 FG | 9 REB | 5 AST | 5 STL | 30 PTS
Wish there was something above an A+. Career game from a guy who looks like we’ll be saying that again soon. The total package tonight. Blew up Twitter. Hard to put it in words.

Dahntay Jones, SG 13 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2 REB | 4 PTS
Ate his tough guy pills enough to get Brendan Haywood all riled up and, to much surprise, is becoming a great, reliable contributor off the bench in a lot of ways.
Louis Amundson - 2 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS
Barely played.
A.J. Price - 15 MIN | 1-6 FG | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 PTS
Had his second straight really shaky night. Hurry back, George Hill.
Tyler Hansbrough - 19 MIN | 0-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 PTS
His inability to contribute in many games is becoming worrisome. The starting unit was so good it didn’t matter but it will at some point.
Lance Stephenson - 5 MIN | 1-2 FG | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS
Played fine.

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