Post-Game Grades: Pacers Incinerate Lakers

The Good: Bwwwahahahahahahahaha. The whole game. Well, not so much those 9 turnovers in the third quarter, but that would be like complaining about a single brush stroke on a Frida Kahlo. Don’t be fooled by the innocuous-looking final score. Indiana led by 39 at one point in this one, and the Lakers shot 16.3% in the first half. This game was masterpiece so far of the the 2014-15 Indiana Pacers.

The Bad: Nada.

MVP: Michael Jordan. This is what happens when you pass up the GOAT, Kobe. You have been warned and any further encroachment upon his records shall be responded to in kind. (Or C.J. Miles.)

X Factor: The ref who tossed up the opening tip. The trajectory and touch he put on the ball kicked off an absolute onslaught from each and every Pacer.

LVP: Nick Young. Just because.

Los Angeles Lakers91Final
Recap | Box Score
110Indiana Pacers
David West, PF 26 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | +18

That’s how you basketball.

Solomon Hill, SF 28 MIN | 1-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 4 PTS | +15

That’s how you basketball.

Roy Hibbert, C 21 MIN | 5-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | +10

That’s how you basketball.

Rodney Stuckey, PG 29 MIN | 6-14 FG | 8-10 FT | 10 REB | 7 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 20 PTS | +31

That’s how you basketball.

C.J. Watson, PG 23 MIN | 3-3 FG | 6-7 FT | 0 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 12 PTS | +8

That’s how you basketball.

Shayne Whittington, PF 4 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -3

That’s how you basketball.

Lavoy Allen, PF 23 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +12

That’s how you basketball.

Luis Scola, PF 18 MIN | 2-6 FG | 4-4 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | +4

That’s how you basketball.

Chris Copeland, SF 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -3

That’s how you basketball.

Damjan Rudez, SF 12 MIN | 0-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -12

That’s how you basketball.

Donald Sloan, PG 25 MIN | 7-12 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 17 PTS | +11

That’s how you basketball.

C.J. Miles, SG 26 MIN | 8-16 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 20 PTS | +4

That’s how you basketball.