Post-Game Grades: Pacers Survive in Atlanta, Force Game 7

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The Good: Not losing in the first round to an eight seed that went 38-44 this year while playing in the Eastern Conference. The last few possessions, where David West scored and earned free throws, and George Hill penetrated for a bucket.

The Bad: Frank Vogel having some sort of memory-loss condition that makes him forget how his team plays against the Hawks when Roy Hibbert steps foot on the court.

MVP: David West. He was nails down stretch and continued to prove that he is the team’s best decision maker. When the team went small (or had Ian Mahinmi in rather than Hibbert) and spread out the offense, West was able to handle the ball in the middle of the court (or be a good decoy in the pick and roll) and help create good offense.

LVP: Roy Hibbert. He wasn’t even that bad, really, he just — quite literally in terms of this “award” — adds the least value of any player.

X Factor: C.J. Watson didn’t put up many numbers, but he was assertive as soon as he entered the game and that is when Indiana started playing with more focus and purpose.

Indiana Pacers 95 Final
Recap | Box Score
88 Atlanta Hawks
David West, PF 40 MIN | 10-20 FG | 4-4 FT | 11 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +6Very good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Paul George, SF 38 MIN | 7-18 FG | 9-10 FT | 8 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 24 PTS | +19Very good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Roy Hibbert, C 12 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -12My man.
George Hill, PG 37 MIN | 5-12 FG | 2-4 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 14 PTS | -7Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Lance Stephenson, SG 41 MIN | 7-13 FG | 6-7 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | +4Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Chris Copeland, SF 18 MIN | 1-2 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 5 PTS | +7Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Ian Mahinmi, C 23 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +8Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
C.J. Watson, PG 27 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 7 PTS | +7Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Rasual Butler, SG 2 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | +1Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.
Frank Vogel
Good job not losing to the Hawks in 6.

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