Post-Game Grades: Pacers Torch Nets Again

postgamegrades_inpost

There once was a National Basketball Association. It had 30 teams. Two of these teams were the Indiana Pacers and the Brooklyn Nets. They played each other two times in one week, once just before Christmas and once not long after. In both instances, the Pacers showed that they are way, way, way better than this team from Brooklyn.

The end.

Brooklyn Nets 91 Final
Recap | Box Score
105 Indiana Pacers
David West, PF 30 MIN | 5-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 5 TO | 10 PTS | +20

Stuffing the stat columns but didn’t have an enormous impact in this second-half smackdown.

Paul George, SF 33 MIN | 9-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +14

Got his thee-game going after the half and scored his jersey number uber-efficiently. Moreover, locked up Joe Johnson time and time and time again.

Roy Hibbert, C 31 MIN | 4-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 11 PTS | +15

Did his job.

George Hill, PG 33 MIN | 6-10 FG | 6-7 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 21 PTS | +20

One of his best games in minute. Making his threes makes him much more dangerous. Good pointguarding.

Lance Stephenson, SG 38 MIN | 7-11 FG | 8-8 FT | 9 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 23 PTS | +13

Damn this guy is a problem. These stat lines aren’t even marginally surprising anymore and he made Paul Pierce look 60. He’s getting very expensive.

Luis Scola, PF 18 MIN | 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -6

Rebounding fool. With one full-court pass to Paul George, ,ade Andrew Luck look like Curtis Painter.

Danny Granger, SF 23 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | +1

Remember that time you got flat-footed blocked by a 60-year-old Paul Pierce. Yeah. That wasn’t awesome.

Ian Mahinmi, C 17 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -1

Lost his tooth.

C.J. Watson, PG 15 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -6

Did OK.

Orlando Johnson, SG 1 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | 0

Garbage minutes.

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

Got time early but not much.

Topics: Game Recap

Want more from 8 Points, 9 Seconds?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Jackson

    Good pointguarding…Nice

  • Philip Tarrant

    Only 4 total TOs from the starting backcourt. Too bad West and Hibb coughed it up a combined 10 times, or this would have been a much prettier game. Honestly, hard to script a much better outing from our backcourt.

  • Joe Betz

    I want Lance Stephenson to imagine he is only playing his hometown team from this point forward. T’was awesome.