Post-Game Grades: Pacers Embarrass Warriors to Kick Off the Second Half of the Season

It would be impossible to kick off the second half of the season any better. The Pacers ran the Warriors off the floor tonight, scoring 26 fast-break points (versus 9 for G-State) and 50 points in the paint (versus 38 for G-State) to fuel a blowout 102-78 victory that really wasn’t even as “close” as the score might suggest.

Danny Granger led the way both in scoring and being aggressive while Paul George showed the world he can do more than dunk while filling up the stat sheet. Roy Hibbert was a load down low as was Tyler Hansbrough off the bench. Not much else to analyze when a team like Golden State doesn’t even show up to play. The defense was stellar, holding the Warriors to 34.1% shooting and in the process making them the 12 opponent to hit less than 40% of its shots this season.

Making the other team shoot 3-for-22 from behind the arc while hitting 23 free throws of your own and recording 21 assists on 37 made baskets?

That will usually work.

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 - 30 MIN | 4-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 10 PTS

Everyone …

Danny Granger - 30 MIN | 9-18 FG | 6-6 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 25 PTS

… destroyed …

Roy Hibbert - 20 MIN | 6-10 FG | 9 REB | 2 AST | 3 BLK | 12 PTS

… the …

Darren Collison - 30 MIN | 4-9 FG | 3-4 FT | 4 REB | 5 AST | 11 PTS

… Dubs …

Paul George - 26 MIN | 4-7 FG | 9 REB | 5 AST | 4 STL | 11 PTS

… equally …

Jeff Foster - 12 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS

… as …

Dahntay Jones - 18 MIN | 2-3 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 9 PTS

… Indiana …

Louis Amundson - 12 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 PTS

… came …

A.J. Price - 12 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 3 PTS

… out …

George Hill - 22 MIN | 1-6 FG | 0-2 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 2 PTS

… of …

Tyler Hansbrough - 16 MIN | 4-8 FG | 7-10 FT | 9 REB | 15 PTS

… the …

Jeff Pendergraph - 6 MIN | 1-3 FG | 4 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS

… break …

Lance Stephenson - 6 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS

… smoking.

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