Post Tagged with: "george hill"

  • Larry Bird said he plans to keep the Pacers' core together to make another run in 2014-15. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Bird, George both want Pacers’ core intact

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

    There was no pick for the Pacers on draft night, but that didn’t mean there was no news. Though speculation has been swirling the Pacers were in line for something of a shakeup after losing to Miami in the playoffs for the third consecutive year, Paul George asked for continuity […]

  • George Hill counsels Lance Stephenson. (Photo: Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    Pacers report card: good Lance vs. bad Lance

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    After a breakout season that was equal parts mesmerizing and stupefying, this much we know about Lance Stephenson: He’s going to get paid. Whether he’s cashing the Pacers’ checks next season remains to be seen, because the decision is hardly automatic. That’s because there are (at least) two Stephensons: the […]

  • After three playoff runs and two regular seasons as the starter, it's apparent George Hill is no better than average. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: The point guard conundrum

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of report cards grading the Pacers’ overall performance in 2013-14. Next up: the shooting guards. Playing point guard for the Pacers has historically been one of the franchise’s most unforgiving jobs, in part because it has been so difficult to fill […]

  • 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 […]

  • Paul George said teammates have been calling him "Peyton" because he has worn the red "no-contact" jersey in workouts.

    Pacers’ George ‘ready to go,’ cleared to return

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    So, Paul George, how do you feel? “Good,” he said. “Ready to go, hopefully.” Hope was the operative term Friday as the Pacers went through their final full-scale practice before facing the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night in Miami. Coach Frank Vogel said the […]

  • Potential replacements Rasual Butler (L) and Evan Turner have combined for 21 points in last 2 rounds of playoffs, less than Paul George's single-game average. (Photos: Icon SMI)

    If George can’t go, Pacers’ options limited

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The options aren’t exactly plentiful. If Paul George does not pass all the tests in the NBA concussion protocol and is unable to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Miami Saturday night, Pacers coach Frank Vogel will channel his inner Thibs, tell the world his team […]

  • 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 […]

  • Aggressive defense against LeBron James will be critical to the Pacers' chances. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Can Pacers beat Heat? Sure, and here’s how

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    There may be wrinkles, but there won’t be many surprises. The Pacers and Heat have split 14 games the past two seasons, including the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals, so when the teams renew acquaintances in the rematch Sunday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it really won’t be about strategy and tactics. […]

  • The faces of Roy Hibbert and C.J. Watson tell the tale of the Pacers' Game 5 loss to Washington. (Photo: Jeff Clark/Pacers)

    Pacers lose much more than just one game

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Technically, it was only one game. In reality, it was much, much more. This was the chance to bury the Washington Wizards while also laying to rest the doubts, internal and external, about the Pacers’ credibility as a championship contender. This was the chance to silence the steady stream of […]