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Poor Shooting Theme in Weekend’s Pacers Games

21 Oct

Recap By: Colby A. Martin

Pacers vs Magic (Friday 10/19 @Orlando)

The Indiana Pacers won their 3rd Home game of the Preseason, but continue their losing record on the road. In Friday night’s matchup with the new identity Orlando Magic, the Pacers left Orlando with a 112-96 loss. The few highlights of the night were the production of Power Forward Tyler Hansbrough who had a game high of 23 points. The Pacers as a whole only shot %40 and had half as many assists as the Magic (30 assists). This lack of ball movement and overall production seemed to be a theme for the weekend as the poor shooting carried on to Saturday’s home game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Grizzlies vs Pacers (Saturday 10/20 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN)

The Grizzlies, who many believe are a sleeper in the conference, came out rough and gritty at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. In the early stages of the game they looked to have the 1-up on the Pacers, as the Pacers looked tired and desperately were seeking for energy.

The first half of the game against Memphis looked sloppy, yet it was highlighted by a monster dunk by former Slam Dunk Challenge Contest Gerald Greene. This seemed to be the overall theme for the game, as the Pacers not only found that energy but dominated the paint. The Pacers significantly out rebounded the Grizzlies 52-40 helping them come away with a close 83-80 win. This makes the Pacers 3-0 when out rebounding their opponent, and 0-2 when they fail to do so.

Leading the Pacers in Saturday win was Paul George who scored 14 points, 7 boards, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Roy Hibbert showed up big and came away with a double-double (14 points- 10 Rebounds). The Pacers saw 4 players in double figures (Hibbert 14, George 14, Green 18 and Mahinmi 13). Mahinmi looked solid in his minutes as he came away with 9 boards to go with his 13 points.

Leading the Grizzlies in points was Indianapolis native Zach Randolph who scored 15 points in the loss. Marc Gasol was

It should be noted that in the 2 games this season the Pacers shot below 40%. In those games, the Pacers are .500. In games above 40% shooting, the Pacers are 2-1.

The Pacers (3-2) are in action again on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis (3-3) plays again on Wednesday with the Magic coming to town.

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Pacers Starters Earn Big Minutes Against Atlanta

16 Oct

By: Colby A. Martin

The Indiana Pacers come away with at big win against the Atlanta Hawks 102-98. Paul George led scoring for the Pacers with 20, and was the highlight of the game with a major alley-oop from Center Roy Hibbert late in the 2nd Quarter. The big dunk adds even more to George’s portfolio to get back into the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. and shows the growing chemistry between Indiana’s big man and up and coming star scorer.

Atlanta saw major contributions from the bench with Louis Williams leading them in points with 18. The Hawks saw themselves play a winnable game, and outplayed the Pacers in Rebounds and Turnovers.  However the Hawks overall shooting percentage (76%) was enough to help the Pacers (89% FG%) come away with the win.

Roy Hibbert and D.J. Augustin lead the Indiana Pacers in minutes in tonight’s win The Pacers return to action Friday in Orlando, and are home again on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hawks are at home on 10/18 against the Hornets, and the Mavericks on Saturday.

Starters for Indiana: G. Greene, D. West, I. Mahinmi, DJ Augustin, P. George

Indiana Injury Report: Danny Granger, Sore Left Knee (DNP)

Starters for Atlanta: D. James, J Smith, Al Horford, K. Korver, J. Teague

ATL
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Atlanta Hawks logo

Atlanta Hawks logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

K. KORVER #26 F 23:45 4-10 3-7 2-2 -9 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 13
A. TOLLIVER #4 F 24:06 6-10 2-4 0-0 +10 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 14
Z. PACHULIA #27 C 29:45 2-7 0-0 2-4 +6 1 6 7 2 6 3 1 0 3 6
D. HARRIS #34 G 22:20 4-9 2-5 1-2 +3 2 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 11
J. TEAGUE #0 G 23:28 4-12 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 4 5 2 2 1 1 2 11
M. SCOTT #32 23:55 2-9 0-1 0-0 -14 2 3 5 0 4 0 0 1 2 4
L. WILLIAMS #3 26:04 6-14 1-3 5-6 -8 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 18
J. ANDERSON #11 12:22 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
D. JAMES #8 11:38 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 3 5 8 1 1 0 1 0 0 5
I. JOHNSON #44 18:14 4-10 1-1 3-4 -10 2 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 2 12
A. MORROW #22 12:37 1-3 0-1 0-0 +5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. JENKINS #12 11:46 1-4 0-1 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
C. JOHNSON #6 :
J. PETRO #10 :
D. STEVENSON #92 :
TOTAL 240 36-93 9-24 17-23 13 30 43 16 25 10 11 4 13 98
Technical Fouls: 0 39% 38% 74% TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 11
IND
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Indiana Pacers logo 2005–present

Indiana Pacers logo 2005–present (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

O. JOHNSON #11 F 18:59 2-5 0-1 2-2 +5 0 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 6
D. WEST #21 F 12:00 3-6 0-0 5-5 -1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 11
R. HIBBERT #55 C 30:18 6-13 0-0 4-4 +17 1 10 11 2 2 0 5 6 0 16
P. GEORGE #24 G 29:05 4-14 1-4 11-11 +14 1 7 8 4 3 2 4 1 1 20
D. AUGUSTIN #14 G 31:46 5-7 3-4 0-0 +13 1 0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 13
L. STEPHENSON #1 23:05 2-2 0-0 0-0 -9 2 4 6 3 3 0 1 1 0 4
G. GREEN #25 24:52 3-7 0-2 4-4 -2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 10
B. HANSBROUGH #23 16:14 2-5 1-2 0-0 -9 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 5
M. PLUMLEE #13 17:41 2-3 0-0 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 4
T. HANSBROUGH #50 22:21 1-8 0-0 5-9 +3 5 4 9 0 1 0 3 1 2 7
J. PENDERGRAPH #29 13:39 3-4 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 6
B. AHEARN #6 :
S. GAINES #2 :
L. NEVILL #26 :
S. YOUNG #4 :
TOTAL 240 33-74 5-13 31-35 10 37 47 19 24 3 20 13 4 102
Technical Fouls: 0 45% 39% 89% TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 20
 Stats Courtesy of NBA.com and Pacers.com
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