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In small sports-market cities all over the country, it’s not uncommon to see more fans chanting for the away team than the home team. But it’s atypical for players to call out their home-town “fans.”
After the Pacers fell to the visiting Lakers Friday night, a game in which Kobe Bryant played 12 minutes and failed to record a single point, George Hill had some harsh words for the Indiana crowd.
“It sucks. It was 70 [Lakers fans], 30 [Pacers fans] out there,” Hill told Mike Wells of Indystar.com.” These are the same people that wants autographs after the game. We’re out there in the community. We’re doing our job, doing what we’re supposed to do on and off the court. Something has to change.
“I tip my hat to this team. We’ve been trouble free. Been out in the community shaking hands, we’re winning. It shouldn’t feel like an away game, especially with an important game like this. Tonight, that’s what it felt like.”
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George Hill was irate following the Pacers 99-93 home loss to the Lakers on Friday night, and it wasn’t simply because they lost. Hill went on a rant ripping Pacers fans for not supporting the team enough at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse where the crowd was predominantly Lakers fans Friday evening. After losing an “important” game to LA, Hill, who said the Pacers have done...
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Indiana guard George Hill ripped Pacers fans for allowing Lakers fans to take over their home arena in an embarrassing loss on Friday.
One thing athletes need to understand, is that when a someone buys a ticket to a sporting event, they have the right to cheer for whoever they want to cheer for.
The home team, the road team or the cheerleaders. Just because you live in a city, doesn’t require you to be a fan of that team.
Don’t blame the fans for your loss, blame yourself. The Atlanta Hawks had no hometown support...
After the Pacers’ loss to the Lakers tonight, Indiana point guard George Hill was emotional. Angry, even. Part of it was the 99-93 loss that saw the home team crumple in the 4th quarter. But more than anything, George Hill was unhappy with the fans. On a night where the Pacers were playing one of their biggest games of the year (it seems like almost every game is becoming that...
In George Hill's mind, the Indiana Pacers have done enough to regain support from the fan base.
CLEVELAND -- When the Indiana Pacers play like this, they prove a lot of things that so-called basketball experts dont want to hear.
They prove that just making the playoffs can be enough and that finishing with the eighth seed when youre young actually counts for a lot.
They prove you dont need a bunch of lottery picks to build a team through the draft.
And they prove in an...
Indiana Pacers forward David West is out for Monday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a sprained lower back.
West, the Pacers' second-leading scorer with a 17.3-point average, was injured Saturday against Philadelphia. Indiana coach Frank Vogel said the 10-year veteran is day-to-day and could be available Tuesday night when the Pacers host Orlando.
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The Indiana Pacers had a big home game on Friday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, as they faced the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite Kobe Bryant playing only 12 minutes and not scoring a single point, the Pacers still managed to lose the hard-fought game in an embarrassing fashion.
The loss left many Pacers players frustrated, most notably point guard George Hill....
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Gerald Green scored 20 points and Tyler Hansbrough, starting in place of the injured David West, had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 111-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
West missed the game with a sprained lower back sustained Saturday against Philadelphia, but the Pacers dominated without their second-leading...
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