That will do. The third quarter was tremendous as Indiana put up 30 points while more impressively holding Orlando to 13. Seems like the Pacers must actually be pretty excited about the fact that there is only one day off before the get to play this Magic team again, eh? Smell some blood in the water now, you would hope. 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 |
The double-double, the dimes and the defensive stats. Sure. But the 42 minutes. MAAAAaaaan. The 42 minutes. Pushing people around early and often and the guy who exerted the physicality tsunami on Orlando in the 3rd. Said George Hill: “We are riding the coattails of David West right now.”
|Danny Granger |
Yikes. Couldn’t hit much. Was 5-for-19 (26.3%) before a dunk and layup in the final, largely meaningless minutes. Still, wasn’t actually horrible as much as he was just missing everything and got a little ornery as the team was pulling away.
|Roy Hibbert |
You don’t wanna rip on a guy who grabbed 13 boards in 23 mins despite foul trouble. So I won’t talk about his offense.
|George Hill |
Starter off the game letting Jameer Nelson be way too comfortable. Then took over in the 3rd quarter, scoring a mess of points and doing stuff all over. Good, good stuff.
|Paul George |
Also struggled early with some thoughtless turnovers and general coma-tose-looking play. Then got a tip-dunk, got out in transition and, before you knew it, was hitting fadeaway stepbacks with the shot clock expiring.
|Leandro Barbosa |
Was NOT bashful to catch-and-shoot from anywhere regardless of whether or not he was on balance. But scored at the rim and generally helped kick-start a team in the 2nd half that had otherwise looked on Ambien.
|Louis Amundson |
DIdn’t really do much. His energy actually looked pedestrian what with David West out-there lumber-jacking the whole Midwest. Not to mention …
|Tyler Hansbrough |
TYLER HANSBROUGH HANSBRO’ING ABOUT TOWN. I SHOULD CALM DOWN??? WHY DON’T you CALM DOWN. Best example in recent memory of a stat sheet being irrelevant. No Pacer was better outside of West and, probably, Hill.
|Darren Collison |