Post Tagged with: "paul george"

  • Jeff Teague sails by George Hill for two of his 28 points.

    No shrugging off Pacers’ Game 1 performance

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Under normal circumstances, one bad game could be shrugged off, particularly when it is the first of the postseason. These are not normal circumstances. This is an Indiana Pacers team on the brink of one of the most maddening, saddening collapses in franchise history. All they had to do in […]

     
  • Keeping Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague out of the middle of the defense will be key for the Pacers against the Hawks. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers-Hawks keys begin with Teague

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 19, 2014 at 8:26 am

    If you look at the disparity in seeding (one vs. eight) and record (56 wins vs. 38), you might get the impression the Pacers shouldn’t have much trouble with the Hawks in their first-round series. And you’d be wrong. The Hawks present a variety of challenges for the Pacers, primarily […]

     
  • What to expect from Pacers? Anything possible

    What to expect from Pacers? Anything possible

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Jeff Van Gundy still thinks the Pacers are the favorites to win the East. Reggie Miller isn’t sure they’ll make it to the conference finals. Kenny Smith wouldn’t be surprised if they lose in the first round. And so the uncertainty of just what should be expected from these Pacers […]

     
  • Roy Hibbert's individual offensive stats are down, largely because the Indiana offense has been turned inside-out. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Sticking with Hibbert pointless for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Safe to say we can eliminate fatigue as an excuse. Three full days off for the starters, a purportedly inspiring victory by the reserves in Milwaukee Wednesday followed by a lively practice Thursday that produced a lot of jibber-jabber about refreshed legs and renewed energy, and the Pacers proceeded to […]

     
  • Evan Turner flirted with a triple-double in Milwaukee, helping to set up a showdown in Miami Friday. (Photo: Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    Reserves give Vogel, Pacers much more than a win

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Whether this move was the last straw for an overloaded team or the first step in the road to recovery, no one knows. Not yet, anyway. But for one night, Frank Vogel’s decision to turn the starters into spectators couldn’t have worked out better for the Pacers. The Replacements produced […]

     
  • Frank Vogel will rest the Pacers' starters for the final four regular-season games. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Vogel putting job on line by resting Pacers starters

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Frank Vogel is rolling the dice, and the stakes are high. If this gambit pays off with a recharged team making another deep playoff run, the season will be saved. If it does not, his next exit interview with Larry Bird may very well be his last. By pulling the […]

     
  • David West, Paul George and the Pacers may dial it back the final week of the regular season, rather than making a last-ditch effort at passing LeBron James and the Heat. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers settling for consolation prize of No. 2 seed?

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Though they trail the Heat by just one game in the season-long quest to secure the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoff bracket, with a potential showdown game looming Friday in Miami, the Pacers seem resigned to their current fate. “I don’t think we’ve played well enough to earn […]

     
  • Roy Hibbert, pictured against the Hawks in Atlanta earlier this season, was benched for the second half Sunday. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Hibbert drama just latest for floundering Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 7, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Whatever word, four-letter or otherwise, that best describes what happened Sunday night, you can rest assured this one does not: Fatigue. Try as they might to pass that off as an explanation for the putrid stench that wafted across the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a 107-88 loss to […]

     
  • Frank Vogel believes these dark times, too, shall pass for Pacers. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Vogel believes Pacers’ dark times, again, shall pass

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Once a year, without fail, there comes a time when I think Frank Vogel has become unhinged. It is that time when what I see on the court and hear in the locker room simply does not align with the message being sent by the Pacers head coach. Being a […]

     
  • Lance Stephenson had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against Detroit. (Photo: Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    George, Pacers take step in right direction

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

    As the bad shot made good, Frank Vogel turned to the scorer’s table, smiled and flashed a thumbs-up for the inadvertent complicity. The Pacers desperately needed a night like this, where even a miscue could produce a reward. Late in a surprisingly close and combative game, the Pacers were clinging […]