Indiana Pacers (22-14)
Charlotte Bobcats (9-26)
Paul George will miss tonight’s Pacers game vs. Bobcats with the flu. It is hopes he will join the team Sunday in Brooklyn.
— David Benner (@PacersDMB) January 12, 2013
Well that’s the first thing to talk about when previewing tonight’s game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Indiana Pacers. But I think with the talent that is still around the Pacers, they should be able to take care of business, especially with the current home winning streak of nine games. I would look for more out of the post presence in David West and Roy Hibbert.
This could be that game where the Pacers take advantage of that. We all have seen the low shooting numbers for Hibbert, so what better way to get better than tonight? He should be able to get the position he wants against a smaller Bobcats team. Hibbert should demand the ball against Bismarck Biyombo, a guy who’s never looked to be worth the draft pick he was at.
David West should have a good game as well, and hopefully get some of that shooting touch he’s lost over the past few games. He’s not looked to be the scorer since Paul George has taken over more. But we all know that West is a beast for this Pacers team. He just goes out and does what he can without worrying about personal stats.
That is truly the story of this Pacers team. This is a team effort with no real “superstar.” Tonight, without Paul George’s services, we should see that team effort, and a Pacers win by double figures should be expected.