Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beat Bobcats in Vomit-Off

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If you saw this game, you know what happened. If you didn’t, you have one more thing to be thankful for tomorrow. Be safe on the streets during these holidays, kiddos.

And remember: Nobody needs a TV enough to wake up at three in the morning. Eat too much and sleep in.

Indiana Pacers 99 Final

Recap | Box Score

74 Charlotte Bobcats

Here is how each guy played individually tonight. Agree? Disagree? Express your thoughts below in the comments or yell at Jared (@8pts9secs) or Tim (@TimDonahue8p9s) on Twitter.

David West, PF 25 MIN | 3-9 FG | 5-8 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | +10

Couldn’t find his range — even when that range was one foot away from the hoop (he was 1-for-4 in the restricted area) — but got to the line, and got some boards.

Paul George, SF 27 MIN | 6-15 FG | 2-3 FT | 5 REB | 4 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 15 PTS | +23

Forced several bad shots, turned the ball over carelessly and stayed in foul trouble. Not his finest hour. In fact, this season, it was probably his least fine hour — or least fine four hours, which I believe was this game’s running time.

Roy Hibbert, C 30 MIN | 4-14 FG | 6-7 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | +27

Abused the little Bobkitties in the paint and could have had a bunch more points had he made a more usual percent of the post moves he attempted. Missed a few hook shots that often go down.

George Hill, PG 28 MIN | 2-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | +15

Was very aggressive to start the game, but sort of faded into the background and just became another player who was missing a ton of shots.

Lance Stephenson, SG 37 MIN | 5-10 FG | 5-7 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | +11

Was pretty bad early and couldn’t make anything. Then turned the fourth quarter into a layup line, hitting all four of his shots in the period for 9 points.

Luis Scola, PF 21 MIN | 3-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | +13

Made some nifty passes and was generally OK.

Chris Copeland, SF 9 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -3

Missed all three of his attempts — at least one of which was forced — and just sorta wandered around otherwise.

Solomon Hill, SF 2 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +2

Didn’t realize he played.

Ian Mahinmi, C 18 MIN | 0-4 FG | 3-3 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | -2

Didn’t think he was as bad as 0 FGs suggests. Was whistled for a walk that I don’t think he traveled on, which negated a bucket.

C.J. Watson, PG 30 MIN | 6-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | +13

Mr. Electricity (WATT, SON) lit up the fourth quarter, hitting five straight triples to power the Pacers to a 39-point period and complete their wire-to-wire victory. He was the player in charge as he transformed his potential into buckets, radiated confidence and provided the spark his team needed.

Donald Sloan, PG 2 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | +2

He’s up.

Rasual Butler, SG 2 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 3 PTS | +2

Also awake.

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  • Realist

    Donald Sloan twitter jokes for the win.

    PG didn’t actually shoot that bad once you account for a couple of end-of-quarter heaves. But those turnovers, eep. Treasure that ball.

  • Adam

    You forgot Solomon Hill played, yet posted a grade for him.
    You also, apparently, just plain forgot Orlando Johnson played.

    • Realist

      I think he was there before, you must’ve missed him.

      He can move, after all.

    • Philip Tarrant

      Haha! I knew it seemed like somebody was missing, but already been hitting the egg nog….

  • ConRich

    If Paul George’s worst days mean 15 points on 15 shots, I can live with that. He helped hold Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker, two of the Bobcats leading scorers, to a combined 6-32 from the field.

    Also, I can’t even begin to say how many years DJ Augustin took off my life every time he started to drive last year. Very glad to have a more than capable replacement. Heck, Donald Sloan’s been better than DJ ever was (barring that one game, I don’t remember which, where DJ couldn’t miss from 3).

    • Realist

      Knicks, Game 1

  • Philip Tarrant

    I’ll take a 14 (erm, 25) point win with nobody playing that well (other than CJ). We were never in any serious danger of letting this game slip away thanks to some suffocating D (and an inept Bobcat O). You won’t catch me complaining about a win to go to 14-1 (seriously, 14-1. wow.). Also, why is the T-Wolves score showing at the top of the page?

    • Realist

      I’ll also take a 25 point win.

      • Philip Tarrant

        Yeah, forgot to amend my statement after noticing it was the Wolves score haha.

  • Earl Malmsteen

    Won by 25 on the road against a ~.500 team and really it was pretty unremarkable/unwatchable throughout. Says 2 things to me: this team is really good, and the east is reeeeally bad.

  • Jack Wright

    Anyone else noticing how much better of a team we are when Lance is playing well? We go from being a great team when he’s average to a flat-out deadly team when he’s rolling. If he’s able to play well in a few key road games during the playoffs, the title will be ours.

    • Realist

      Lance Stephenson? You want a quote about Lance Stephenson? I’m not even going to give him the time.

      We’re coming for you, Bron.

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