Post Tagged with: "paul george"

  • 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 […]

     
  • After playing sparingly as a rookie, Solomon Hill could figure more prominently in the Pacers plans for 2014-15. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    In absence of top pick, Pacers hope Hill ready

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The Pacers don’t have a first-round pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t have a promising young talent to develop, and quite possibly add to the mix, in 2014-15. You remember Solomon Hill, don’t you? The 6-7, 225-pound forward from Arizona was the […]

     
  • Paul George continued his ascent in 2013-14, but is there another level left in his game? (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Consistency key for George

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Paul George established himself as one of the league’s brightest young stars with his continued improvement in 2013-14. The only question is whether there is still another level or two left in his game, because therein could lie the difference for a Pacers team that hasn’t been able to get […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • The less time Paul George spends on defense against LeBron James, the better it bodes for his offense. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers need more substance than style from Stephenson

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Everyone else can focus on the ear-blowing, huddle-scoping, meme-inducing antics. When it comes to Lance Stephenson, the Pacers need substance. Style only matters if it clashes. Look behind Paul George’s 37-point outburst in the Pacers’ 93-90 Game 5 victory and you’ll see two major factors. The obvious, of course, was […]

     
  • Chris Bosh scored 25 in Game 4, his most in a playoff game since 2011. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    On and off court, Pacers Game 4 performance absurd

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Fast breaks from the Pacers’ embarrassing, pathetic and utterly predictable Game Forfeit loss in Miami: >> As bad as their performance was in the game, it was actually worse in the postgame. They blamed the officials. They actually had the utter ignorance of reality to suggest they somehow played well […]

     
  • Lance Stephenson has totaled four points in the fourth quarter in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Time for Pacers’ Stephenson to walk the talk

    Brunos Blog, Pacers May 26, 2014 at 10:17 am

    There he goes again. First, it was the thinly veiled hint he would try to aggravate Dwyane Wade’s battered knee, offered up by Lance Stephenson even before the Eastern Conference Finals began. Wade seems to be holding up pretty nicely, averaging 24.3 points on 62 percent shooting. Now, it its […]

     
  • 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 […]