Post Tagged with: "david west"

  • Despite their obvious skills, David West and Luis Scola rarely played together in 2013-14. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: More players than time at PF

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

    The strongest, most experienced, most consistent position on the Indiana roster is also the oldest. When training camp begins in October, David West and Luis Scola will be 34 and Chris Copeland 30, assuming all remain with the team. The Pacers’ rise to prominence coincided with West’s arrival via free […]

     
  • For the third year in a row, Frank Vogel was unable to get the most out of his bench. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Like players, Vogel must evolve

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This is the second in a series of report cards grading the Pacers’ performance in 2013-14. Next up: the point guards. Frank Vogel experienced the best and worst seasons of his career all at once. As his team bolted out of the gate, from 9-0 to 18-2 to 33-7, all […]

     
  • Athletic centers including Miami's Chris Bosh vexed Roy Hibbert and the Pacers. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Bird must change Pacers’ core, not just tweak bench

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

    For the past two years, the Pacers entered the offseason convinced an upgraded bench was all that stood between them and the next step. It was a reasonable supposition then, but not so now. They’re no longer knocking on the door, they’re banging their heads against the wall. The starting […]

     
  • When Larry Bird looked up at the scoreboard in Miami, he didn't like what he saw. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers’ season of innocence lost ends in misery

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

    And so ends the season of innocence lost: >> With a thrashing so brutal, it should leave scars all over this roster; >> With the best player on the team publicly planting seeds of doubt about his interest in playing with the next-best; >> With Lance Stephenson once again making […]

     
  • Paul George dunks and then reacts during the fourth quarter of the Pacers' Game 5 victory. (Photos: Frank McGrath and Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    George roars to life, resuscitates Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 29, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Fast breaks from the Pacers’ latest episode of survivor, a 93-90 victory over Miami in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: >> After the morning shootaround, Paul George acknowledged he had not left an imprint on this series, a troubling development for the […]

     
  • Once again, Heat carve up Pacers’ vaunted defense

    Once again, Heat carve up Pacers’ vaunted defense

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Fast breaks from the Pacers’ redundant 99-87 loss to the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night in Miami: >> For all the focus on the offensive maladies – and they were many – the Pacers’ true undoing was their defense. For the third game in […]

     
  • Lance Stephenson challenges Dwyane Wade's jump shot. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    James, Wade a recurring nightmare for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Fast breaks from the Pacers’ 87-83 loss to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse: >> For three quarters, Lance Stephenson was the best player on the floor. For the 12 minutes that mattered most, however, James and Wade […]

     
  • Paul George looks for room against LeBron James in Game 1. (Photo: Jeff Clark/Pacers)

    Pacers stick to script, while Miami must rewrite

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Miami played with the languor of a team that thought it might be easy. Indiana played with the tenacity of a team that knew it would not. Producing one of their sharpest offensive games of the year, the Pacers seized control of Game 1 from the outset and did not […]

     
  • Paul George scored 24 points to lead the Pacers to a Game 1 victory over Miami Sunday.

    Balance attack leads Pacers to Game 1 win

    Pacers May 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    The Sports Network The inevitable rematch finally got going on Sunday afternoon. Indiana set the pace early by shooting the lights out. Paul George had 24 points and seven assists and the Pacers routed the Miami Heat, 107-96, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Pacers made six […]

     
  • Lance Stephenson said he will try to take advantage of Dwyane Wade's balky knee in their matchup. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers can’t afford to stumble out of gate again

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 18, 2014 at 7:16 am

    The hottest of the hot buttons entering the Eastern Conference Finals, at least for the Pacers, is to change their pattern of easing into series, lest they ease themselves out of this one immediately. Against both Atlanta and Washington, they lost Game 1 at home, falling behind by double digits […]