Post Tagged with: "roy hibbert"

  • 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 […]

     
  • George Hill and Roy Hibbert  both can make up for bad regular seasons in the Pacers' playoff run. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Playoffs a referendum on Pacers’ future

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

    What begins Saturday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse is much more than a first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. For the Pacers, this postseason is a referendum on the futures of several key figures in the franchise: Larry Bird, Frank Vogel, Roy Hibbert and George Hill. It begins with […]

     
  • Roy Hibbert has struggled mightily against Atlanta's Pero Antic this season. (File photos)

    Pacers, Hibbert must counter Hawks’ Pero pressure

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 16, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Jeff Teague can cause problems with his speed, Paul Millsap with his versatility and Kyle Korver, of course, with his shooting stroke. But the key to the Pacers’ first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks is a 31-year-old rookie from Macedonia. That’s right: Pero Antic. For whatever reason, the 6-10, 260-pound […]

     
  • Bird believes Pacers priority is regaining edge on D

    Bird believes Pacers priority is regaining edge on D

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    While most of us have been obsessing about the anemic offense, Larry Bird has looked at it a little differently. As the Pacers president sees things, his team’s ability to fulfill his lofty postseason expectations begins with a tighter defense. In a one-on-one interview with Dave Furst of WRTV-6 that […]

     
  • 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 […]