Post-Game Grades: Grizzlies Swallow the Pacers

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The Good – Only allowing 82 points is nice. Indiana is generally good at stopping three-point attempts, too. Mike Miller turned into Mike Miller of the 2012 Finals in the first half, but Indiana cooled him down in the final two quarters. Memphis was 0-of-5 behind the arc in the second half.

The Bad – Where should I start? Would you like to rebound? Indiana didn’t care about the glass tonight. I didn’t notice Hibbert collected ZERO rebounds until I checked the final box score. Indiana was 10-of-34(29%) at the restricted area.The offense is so painful to watch. Wow.

MVP – The Memphis Grizzlies had a couple MVP’s. Mike Conley turned into Mike Jordan on multiple occasions. Marc Gasol held down the paint per usual. That guy is a beast.

I did miss hearing “SMOTHERED CHICKEN!” from Quinn Buckner but Austin Croshere is Indiana’s MVP. I wouldn’t mind hearing Croshere talk over games from time to time.

LVP – Paul George? Roy Hibbert? You there?

X Factor – X Factor doesn’t exist.

Agree? Disagree? Shout at me at @jalen_ny on Twitter.

 

Indiana Pacers 71 FinalRecap | Box Score 82 Memphis Grizzlies
David West, PF 33 MIN | 5-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -7They gave him the mid-range. Made two. But was 3-of-9 at the restricted area. Not good.
Paul George, SF 36 MIN | 2-10 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 4 TO | 8 PTS | -8Ricky Rubio is shooting better than Paul George from the field since January 1st. C’mon son!
Roy Hibbert, C 21 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -9That stat line looks Joel Anthony’s. Zero rebounds? Five fouls? C’mon son!
George Hill, PG 35 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -15Hill defended Conley decently in parts of the game. Conley hit two tough floaters where Hill was right on his hip. No turnovers is nice, too. But wasn’t great.
Lance Stephenson, SG 31 MIN | 6-11 FG | 1-2 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 15 PTS | -13Nice stat-line. Efficient shooting. Set up guys in the third quarter.
Lavoy Allen, PF 2 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +2Garbage time.
Luis Scola, PF 16 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -9C’mon son!
Evan Turner, SF 19 MIN | 2-5 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -5Evan, Mike Miller is very good at shooting basketballs. Guard him.
Chris Copeland, SF 11 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | -1Indiana ran post-up plays for Copeland, which was interesting. Seven shots in 11 minutes is a lot.
Solomon Hill, SF 2 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | +2Garbage time.
Ian Mahinmi, C 23 MIN | 1-1 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -3Mahinmi brings it on defense. He’s quick and strong and bottled up Randolph into contested shots.
Donald Sloan, PG 10 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 5 PTS | +3Not much to say here. Nice step-back jumper in the second quarter.
Rasual Butler, SG 2 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +3Garbage time.
Frank Vogel
Is there something wrong with Rasual Butler? Take away some of Turner’s minutes and give them Butler.

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