While we do have a weekly recap available, I wanted to look a little deeper, and find the best of the best for the Pacers this past week. Even taking a look at some of the worst as it wasn’t the best week for the team. They are in figure it out mode, and hopefully they can get past that, and start putting together wins.
Best Game of the Week- This is hard to choose as the Pacers went 1-3 for the week, and didn’t seem to play a complete game in any of those, so I will throw together a Best Moment of the Week for the team.
Best Moment of the Week- That 20-3 run by the Pacers in the game against Atlanta was impressive. They had struggled in the third quarter in past games, but came out hot in that third quarter. Putting together that run, actually got the Pacers a double digit lead. They didn’t have enough in the tank to finish the game, but you saw a glimpse of good things with that run.
Best Player of the Week- George Hill gets kudos for stepping up and slowly becoming one of the leaders for the Pacers. He just looks to be in so much control out there while running the team on the floor. We are definitely seeing that Hill was worth the money to keep around. He gets guys in good positions to score, while being aggressive enough to score his own points. He has been playing with that hip injury that doesn’t look to bother him as much now. Hopefully that’s easing up, and he will be able to continue to perform at a high level for the team.
Best Bench Player of the Week- There are two guys that came right to mind, Tyler Hansbrough and Lance Stephenson. Both guys really bring energy off that bench, and both played important roles this week. Hansbrough had a good hand in the win against Washington as he helped put together a 10-0 that built the Pacers a lead. Stephenson just seemed to improve upon last night, and has actually developed his three point shot. He got inserted into the starting line up against the Wizards, and played solid enough to make his case that he’s the best option there.
Worst Loss of the Week- No doubt, this is the game against San Antonio. While I thought it was going to be a bad match up for the Pacers, I didn’t think they would look so lifeless and not ready to go like they did. Roy Hibbert got pushed around by the San Antonio big men, and the team never looked to be into that game. It was such a huge game for the Pacers to go against a top contender to show something, but they didn’t show anything in that one.