Found March 14, 2013 on HoopStuff:
By Mike Elworth: Publisher- HoopStuff It’s become apparently clear over the last month or so that the Pacers are by far the biggest challenge to the Miami Heat, to win the Eastern Conference. They have the best defense in the Eastern Conference, are the top rebounding team in the Eastern Conference, have incredible coaching, chemistry and every player knows their roles. They also have an ace up their sleeve in Danny Granger, who should be healthy come playoff time. This may disrupt their chemistry a little, but if he accepts a bench role, like the one he had before he reinjured himself, then they will have their top scorer for the last half decade, as a sixth man, which is unheard of. Lets’ be honest, unless Derrick Rose comes back and is able to score 20 points per game, the Pacers are the only team in the East with a legitimate chance to beat the Heat in the playoffs. The conference will come down to Indiana and Miami and despite popular belief, the Indiana Pacers could beat them ...

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Pacers 107, Timberwolves 91

Roy Hibbert had a season-high 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Paul George had 17 points and George Hill added 16 points with six assists to help the Pacers get their second win in three games. Ricky Rubio had 21 points and 10 assists and Luke Ridnour scored 17 points for the Timberwolves...

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's availability for Friday night's game will be a game-time decision. The Lakers' star has spent the past two days treating what he calls the worst sprained ankle of his career. He was injured after landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones in the closing seconds Wednesday night. NBA officials said Thursday a foul should have...

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