Post-Game Grades: Pacers Pound Bobcats Heading Into the All Star Break

Paul George is really, really good.

Charlotte is really, really bad.

Frank Vogel says that Tyler is a starting power forward in the NBA. For at least one night, he was right.

After allowing 29 points in the first 12 minutes, the Indy defense knuckled down and held the Bobkitties to 48 over the next 36. This one was easy, and now Pacer fans get to see PaulStar weekend.

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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.

Tyler Hansbrough, PF 23 MIN | 8-13 FG | 3-6 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 19 PTS | +12Tyler hadn’t gotten a start since Game 5 of the Chicago series in 2011. He made the most of it, tying his season high with 19 points.
Paul George, SF 39 MIN | 8-17 FG | 6-7 FT | 12 REB | 12 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 23 PTS | +28Paul Star. Notched his first career triple double – the Pacers’ third of the season – and made it look easy. Best player in the building tonight.
Roy Hibbert, C 18 MIN | 5-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 3 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | +2Plagued with foul trouble, but an otherwise solid performance.
George Hill, PG 32 MIN | 4-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +24Wasn’t a major presence, but his three in the fourth broke Charlotte’s back.
Lance Stephenson, SG 26 MIN | 2-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +9Really, really pressed tonight. Vogel took the blame for Lance’s 2-for-12 performance, but not sure I buy it. Lance did not look comfortable out there.

Miles Plumlee, PF 4 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1Garbage time
Jeff Pendergraph, PF 25 MIN | 5-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | +12Rushed a couple plays, but provided strong minutes for the second game in a row.
Sam Young, SF 4 MIN | 0-1 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +1Garbage time
Gerald Green, SF 9 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | -4Apparently, he’s back in the rotation. Not exactly demonstrating why.
Ian Mahinmi, C 26 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 10 PTS | +21Very nice fill-in for the foul plagued Roy Hibbert. Stuffing the stat sheet.
Ben Hansbrough, PG 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1Garbage Time
D.J. Augustin, PG 12 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | -1Blah
Orlando Johnson, SG 19 MIN | 2-5 FG | 2-4 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | +14Thought he forced things in extended minutes, but spent his 16 minutes better than the guy taken 34 places ahead of him by Charlotte this June did.

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