Originally written on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 12/23/12
No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis is already a good player and, barring injury, will probably one day become one of the best players in the entire NBA. But in the last 3:40 of the Pacers' 81-75 win over the Hornets on Saturday night he was merely David West's *****. West, who only had 5 points in the first half as the Hornets raced to a 46-29 lead at the break, scored 20 more in the second half, including 8 points on 4-4 shooting in the final 4 minutes, all over the outstretched hands of Davis. It was the same thing over and over. Catch the ball on the block. Drive, create contact, contested fadeaway, jumper or baby hook. Worked every time no matter how tightly he was being guarded by his former team. Thanks to David West beast mode, which has saved the Pacers in probably half a dozen games already this season, the Pacers were able to come all the way back from a 22-point deficit to secure their 7th win in 8 games, moving up to 16-12 for the year. The other big contri...
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