Post-Game Grades: Pacers Wax Wizards

How you beat the Wizards.

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, PF 22 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 8 PTS
Was pretty invisible.
Danny Granger, 27 MIN | 8-12 FG | 3-3 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 20 PTS
Third straight monster game. Made 5-of-6 in the 1st quarter for 13 points and set the tone for a Pacers team that embarrassed the Wizards in every period but the 2nd.
Roy Hibbert, C 20 MIN | 6-8 FG | 0 REB | 3 AST | 4 BLK | 13 PTS
Really nice little game, making hook shots. Plus, that monster block. 1 board would have been cool though.
Darren Collison, 32 MIN | 7-8 FG | 3-3 FT | 3 REB | 11 AST | 17 PTS
How’s that for shutting up people who want him coming off the bench? To sum it up with a Guilty Simpson line: “Hi, hater. I’ll carve a smile right next to your frown, like laugh now, cry later.”
Paul George, SG 21 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 9 PTS

Dahntay Jones, 21 MIN | 1-3 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS
Got smacked in the head twice so the only real takeaway you’re hoping for is complete health.
Leandro Barbosa, SG 15 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 AST | 14 PTS
Smooth, quick, under control. The Hill/Barbosa backcourt off the bench can be very fun. They really seem to like passing to one another and doing little loopy cuts to open space so the other guy can find them. Like two annoyingly good 2-on-2 playing punks at the park.
Louis Amundson, C 20 MIN | 3-4 FG | 8 REB | 2 BLK | 7 PTS
“Lou Amundson is awfully, awfully close to a “must re-sign” this summer at this point.” – @TimDonahue8p9s
A.J. Price, G 4 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS
Garbage minutes.
George Hill, 20 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 2 PTS
Yikes. Passed it well enough.
Tyler Hansbrough, 29 MIN | 4-8 FG | 6-7 FT | 4 REB | 14 PTS
Atta, boy. Tyler. Although this made me chuckle: RT @Truth_About_It: Tyler Hansbrough reminds me the vacuuming-obsessed, amphetamine-addicted old lady from Requiem for a Dream.
Jeff Pendergraph, F 4 MIN | 0-0 FG |  1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS
Minutos de basura.
Lance Stephenson, SG 4 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS

Tags: Post-Game Grades Washington Wizards

  • redmid17

    For someone who dishes out average grades for someone who only saw garbage time, I’m a bit puzzled why you rated Hansbrough so highly when he didn’t do anything until others put the game out of reach.

  • NoLookPass

    @redmid17 Hansbrough had 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting at the end of the 3rd and scored 6 of our 8 points on a 8-1 run to turn a 6 point lead into a 13 point advantage late in the period. Barbosa was the main blowout stat stuffer as he got 9 of his 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the 4th.

  • John Witczak

    Pacers are a basketball team, and a pretty darn good one. LOLZ ROTFLMAO

  • John Witczak

    Pacers are a basketball team, and a pretty darn good one. LOLZ ROTFLMAO YOLO

  • John Witczak


  • John Witczak

    NBA should stop having winners and losers because the losing team must really feel bad about themselves and that isn’t fair….. every game should be a TIE!! YOLO

  • John Witczak

    Pacers need to PACE themselves for the playoffs……lolololololololololololo #icrackmyselfup

  • John Witczak

    Hey Gang,
    The pacers WON and it sure was FUN
    We scored some POINTS and and said no to smoking JOINTS
    We had a BALL, even though the other team was TALL.

    P.S I will be giving a post game poem after every game so LOOK OUT WORLD!!

  • Jennifer Voss

    Hey John Witczak,

    I really enjoyed your poem, you are very funny. I also enjoyed your PACE joke.
    I was wondering if you want to go out sometime.

  • John Witczak

    Jennifer Voss? Are you a super model?

  • Jennifer Voss

    No, haha you really are funny!

  • John Witczak

    Yea….. awkward ……. please just never post on this site again…. this is for jokesters/poets (ME) and not lonely/depressed divorce’s (YOU)


  • Jennifer Voss


  • John Witczak

    She sure was a handle full, huh gang?

    Anyway, good night and sweet dreams…..
    “For we all have tomorrow to look forward to and yesterday to reflect on.”

    -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -

  • Realist

    lol Hibbert no boards. I guess both teams were shooting pretty high %’s when he was in the game early.

  • Tom

    This site is awesome and just gettin better

  • MCR

    Um…yeah…now that we got that stuff out of the way: I’m just spitballin’ here, but did we pick Lou up when we did so he could become the second coming of Jeff Foster? Speaking of which, Roy my man, the hook shot is looking good but for the love of god channel a little Jeff Foster and grab a board next time!

  • little B

    Now that, that game is out of the way, we can look for an exciting weekend. Thunder then Celtics at home. I’m pumped. Keep the streak going fellas, and Danny keep shooting the lights out because the best shooter in the leauge is about to come in town and we will need it like you did against the Knicks to send these suckers how with back to back loses. DC will get put to the test having to guard Westbrook. Should be interesting. Pacers need to win against the Celtics too, so they have one series between an East team that they won this year. (1-1 CHI, 1-3 MIA, 1-2(1 left) BOS, 1-3 ORL, 1-2 ATL, 1-1 (2 left) PHI, 1-2 NYK. Good games to test the Pacers before the playoffs.

  • Realist

    Fair point, little B.

    But we have beaten every team in the East at least once. Which is pretty damn good, especially considering the shortened schedule.

  • Derek U

    Little B, they’re 2-1 against the celtics.. Shouldn’t be down 1-2 to the hawks, but they’re damn good IMO, and 1-2 vs the knicks is embarassing.

    Thunder in town Friday.. Should be a tough game.. hopefully make it 12-5 against West teams..

  • little B

    you’re right Derek U…i put above that if they win saturday they win that series but typed it wrong with later, thanks for correcting me…Despite their record vs Eastern conference playoff teams (8-13) they fared well agaisnt the west teams..beat Lakers in LA, Beat Dallas in Dallas, last to Spurs(but played ok), beat Houston in a tough game, Beat the Clippers….so if the Pacers make it to the finals they will look really good. Beat OKC tomorrow night and watch out!!! Also Pacers have taken a huge step compared to last year…thata boy Frank.

  • Mike

    Last night was the type of player we all thought we were getting in DC. Hard to believe he’s only had 3 double doubles this year. With the amount of shooters and Roy, he should be hitting 10+ assists way more often.

  • John Witczak

    Hi Everybody
    I apologize for my earlier series of posts. In case you couldn’t tell, I was also posting as “Jennifer Voss” and pretending like I was talking to myself.

    Now that I have your attention: I like to touch little boys.

  • Jennifer Voss

    LOL John you are soooo funny and hott and handsome and strong and everyone who bullies you at school is just JEALOUS because they wish they could be you. I am rubbing my bugyna just thinking about you

  • John Witczak

    unless you are a little boy I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR BUGYNA!

    well, that’s a lie. I also molest helpless animals. I love putting starfish on my chocolate starfish

  • Derek U

    Yeah, 8-13 against east playoff teams is a little troubling.. They struggle against Orlando, Dwight is good, but the rest of the team should get trolled on. I still feel Vogel can learn a thing or 2 about rotations. It’s my only beef with his coaching. Hawks / Orlando in the first round could be rough.

  • dwain


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    You won’t go to Heaven.
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    You don’t know your blood type.
    You can’t read my diary.
    You don’t need a training bra.
    You can’t sing the high notes.
    You won’t live forever.
    You can’t read a novel.
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    You don’t wash your sponges.
    You have an infection.
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    You live in a minivan.
    You have been insulted.

    David Weinstock 99′

    Go Pacers!!!!!!!!!!!