Post-Game Grades: Moving On

Well, that happened.

The best thing that you can say about that game is that it’s over, and now that I’ve deleted it from my DVR, I really don’t ever have to think about it, again.

It was just bad basketball. For both teams.

It really was a demonstration of the worst thing about the NBA’s long, tight schedule. The Pacers were playing the second night of a back-to-back, with the first one being a tense, emotional victory. Boston had a day’s rest, but, for the most part, they’re just old, and they play an ugly style of basketball.

Voila. Bad basketball.

There are going to be people who talk about how dominant Boston’s defense was. Whatever. It really wasn’t. For most of the game, Boston’s biggest accomplishment was to get out of the way while the Pacers stumbled all over themselves.

By the same token, while the results were awful for the Pacers, it was mostly that they just could not get anything going. It was an alarm-clock-not-going-off-broken-shoelace-flat-tire kind of game. They made mistakes and missed shots, but it’s kind of hard to roast a team that held their opponent to less than a point per possession.

It was one of those games where it just wasn’t going to happen, but the game went on anyway. And now it’s over.

So, move on to the next game, and kick Toronto’s ass.

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 33 MIN | 8-10 FG | 4 REB | 1 AST | 16 PTS | -9

Actually, was the only consistent offensive presence on the night, but like I’ll say with the rest..Move on to the next game.

Danny Granger, SF 35 MIN | 6-15 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 20 PTS | -2

Move on to the next game.

Roy Hibbert, C 30 MIN | 3-9 FG | 3-6 FT | 17 REB | 9 PTS | -2

Move on to the next game.

Darren Collison, PG 33 MIN | 5-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -9

Move on to the next game.

Paul George, SG 29 MIN | 0-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 2 PTS | -8

Move on to the next game.

Dahntay Jones, SG 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 PTS | -12

Move on to the next game.

Leandro Barbosa, SG 16 MIN | 3-5 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 AST | 8 PTS | -5

Move on to the next game.

Louis Amundson, C 12 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 PTS | -4

Move on to the next game.

George Hill, SG 19 MIN | 0-6 FG | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 PTS | -7

Move on to the next game.

Tyler Hansbrough, PF 19 MIN | 0-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 4 REB | 2 PTS | -12

Move on to the next game.

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