Found December 09, 2012 on
The Indiana Pacers appeared to have momentum heading into their showdown with the Denver Nuggets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, so it's disappointing to see them crumple down the stretch and hand the Nuggets a 92-89 victory.
I had hoped for JaVale McGee to score some baskets for the Pacers but instead he dominated Roy Hibbert, who was kept to 10 and 9 on 3-10 shooting (though that's becoming the norm for Roy these days). Wasn't a whole lot to dislike apart from the loss and the stinky bench (again). Paul George led the way again with 22 points in yet another encouraging sign that he is taking a step forward in his game, while David West continued to be beast with 18 and 11. The reserves only gave the Pacers 12 points, and 9 of those came from Sam Young of all people.
Next game, the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Could get ugly.
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In the last couple of years, Nuggets forward JaVale McGee has provided us with many laughs and during Friday night's Nuggets/Pacers game, he provided us with another JaVale moment.After Mr. McGee collects the rebound, a behind-the-back move turned into a terrible fast break which caused JaVale to throw the pass into the third row.To top it all off, he took another Nuggets player...
JaVale McGee remains the NBA worldwide leader in magnificent blunders. During the third quarter of the Denver Nuggets’ game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday, McGee grabbed a loose ball, dribbled behind his back, and attempted to lead a fast break. The only problem is he began losing control of the rock around midcourt and, as he was falling, he chucked the ball over the basket...
JaVale McGee is the source of a ton of frustration coupled with endless giggles with some of the moves he makes on the court. For an example, check out two plays from Nuggets vs. Pacers on Friday night. In one play we watch JaVale attempt to dish a behind the back pass. But during [...]
This is really painful to watch. You knew as soon as he went behind-the-back and the ball got a little too far ahead of him that something was going to horribly wrong. He tries to corral it but he gets off-balance and tries to throw a pass to his Denver Nuggets teammate Kenneth Faried. Needless to say, Faried had zero chance at catching that pass. Hopefully next time McGee...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook displayed his impressive athleticism with a clean block of a dunk attempt by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the fourth quarter of Sunday's NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The block is more impressive given that Russell stands only 6-foot-3, nearly a foot shorter than Hibbert, who stands 7-foot-2.
Roy Hibbert is coming for your title, Dwight Howard. He might not be coming swiftly, or very directly, but he is coming. Hibbert intends to be the best center in the NBA one day, supplanting Howard as the elite of that position, the struggling Pacers center declared while denying that he posted a photo with “#[expletive]Dwight” on Instagram. Hibbert’s offensive decline has...
Looking for the dunk of Friday night in the NBA?Then you need to check out this amazing one-handed stuff that Nuggets forward JaVale McGee decided to throw down on Pacers back-up center Ian Mahinmi:
Roy Hibbert‘s quest to become the best center in the NBA is not going so well. The 7-foot-2 Indiana Pacers big man may be coming off a career season, but on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder he posted another disappointing stat line with 10 points and six rebounds.
Oh, yeah. And this happened, courtesy of 6-foot-3 point guard Russell Westbrook:
The Thunder took down the Pacers 104-93 on Sunday, but Russell Westbrook did much more than that with just one block. Westbrook met the 7′ 2″, 280 lbs Roy Hibbert at the rim and let him know he was not welcome. Westbrook stuffed a Hibbert dunk attempt with a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm. The result was the loss of all self-esteem and balance for Hibbert.
Russell Westbrook got up last night. He earned the block of the night against Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Hibbert stands nearly a foot taller than Westbrook(6'3) at 7'2. This speaks a lot for the ups that Westbrook has as a point guard. Check out the block of the night in the video below.
The Indiana Pacers didn't stand much of a chance against the first...
6’3 Russell Westbrook blocks 7’0 Roy Hibbert’s shot… I mean YEAH! Oh, after this play, Russ hit a jumper. Thunder over Pacers 104-93. video via SLAM
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Tweet OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook at 6’3″ is one the most, if not the most athletic players in the NBA. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at 7’2″ is one of the NBA’s tallest players. With that tale of the tape, you wouldn’t expect this end result of a Hibbert dunk attempt: Incredible display [...]
Denver's Andre Miller brought back a blast from the past Friday night.
The 36-year-old backup guard scored eight of his 15 points during a 10-0 run in the final three minutes, leading the Nuggets past the Indiana Pacers 92-89.
Miller had a hand in all of the points, also getting an assist on JaVale McGee's dunk during the decisive spurt.
McGee dominated the first half...
Point guards shouldn’t be allowed to block 7-foot centers but most point guards aren’t Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. In the Thunder’s 104-93 win over the Pacers Westbrook blocked the 7’2” Roy Hibbert. Hibbert was going up for a dunk but Westbrook denied him.
Westbrook is one if not the best athlete in the NBA; he is just so explosive.
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