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Paul George scored 24 points, and Roy Hibbert added 16 rebounds and seven blocks, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 97-87 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
The two-man tandem looked every bit as dominant in the season opener as they did leading the Pacers (1-0) to the Eastern Conference finals last season.
George's buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter gave Indiana a 69-64 lead and sparked the decisive 17-4 run to open the fourth.
Hibbert nearly matched his career-high for rebounds (17) in the first half. He had eight points but left the game midway through the fourth quarter after injuring his knee in a spill underneath his own basket. Team officials said it was not serious and he could have returned.
But it was George's 3 that provided the spark Indiana needed to seize control.
Victor Oladipo, the ex-Hoosiers star and No. 2 overall draft pick, had 12 points and three turnovers for the Magic (0-1).
Fans gave Oladipo a warm reception in ...
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Paul George just signed a fat new contract with the Indiana Pacers. When most young pro athletes receive their first big check, they typically go on spending sprees (big house, multiple cars, etc).
However, George,a Fresno State alum, wanted to do something nice for his alma matter. He bought every ticket to every seat at Fresno State’s home opener on Nov. 16th and will give them...
Many professional athletes make an effort to give back to their alma maters. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George found a very unique way to do so earlier this week. George, a former Fresno State star, bought all of the remaining tickets to the Bulldogs’ regular season home opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 16. […]
We all know the slogan, never forget where you came from? Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, who recently signed a contract extension that could reach up to $90 million, never forgot the university that made him. George, a product of Fresno St, was drafted tenth overall in the 2010 draft and has become one of […]
Wow! Indiana Pacer all-star forward Paul George celebrated his new contract in rather spectacular fashion.
It appears Mr. George bought every single ticket to his alma mater's (Fresno St) season opener on November 16th.
That would be 15,695 tickets. Yes, 15,695....now free tickets to the public.
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Paul George is not yet an NBA superstar. He took some solid steps in that direction last season, and his impressive play against LeBron James and the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals served as his coming out party of sorts. But, he still has a while to go before he is on LeBron’s level. Heading into his fourth season in Indiana, George certainly seems poised to continue...
Paul George scored 24 points, and Roy Hibbert added 16 rebounds and seven blocks, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 97-87 victory over the Orlando Magic. George’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter gave Indiana a 69-64 lead and sparked the decisive 17-4 run to open the fourth. George keyed a momentum swing late in […]The post Indiana Pacers Wear Down Orlando...
Indiana Pacers: Roy Hibbert Must Be More Involved in the Offense
By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer
Let me get this out of the way now, tonight was just the first game of the season and there is no way that this one game will be exactly how the rest of the year will go. There are still 81 games left to play in a long basketball season and one sub-par performance does not create...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Paul George scored 32, George Hill capped a 19-point performance with pivotal 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Pacers erased a 16-point deficit en route to a 95-90 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Former New Orleans forward David West helped Indiana spoil the home opener for the rebranded Pelicans by hitting four free throws in...
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert landed awkwardly in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic and immediately grabbed his knee in pain. At first, fans had to have been thinking the worst while Hibbert rolled around on the floor. However, it appears he avoided any type of serious injury. Hibbert walked […]
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Roy Hibbert set the tone defensively. Paul George set it offensively. And everything else seemed to spin off the momentum from those two players.
The Magic erased a 12-0 deficit to start the game and hung tough with the Pacers by attacking the basket -- sometimes with reckless abandon -- and forcing turnovers. It was miscues and immaturity though...
23 points. That is how close last year’s Pacers were to making their first NBA Finals appearance since 2000. That’s how close Frank Vogel, Paul George and company were to shocking the world and upsetting the defending champion Miami Heat. Can this year’s team do what last year’s couldn’t and win the franchise’s first NBA […]
Watch Roy Hibbert reject Jason Maxiell’s dunk attempt during the third quarter of the Magic-Pacers season opener Tuesday – just one of his seven blocks.
The post Roy Hibbert Rejects Jason Maxiell’s Dunk Attempt (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Orlando Magic forward Jason Maxiell drove baseline, attempting a dunk. Pacers center Roy Hibbert blocked the ball and ignited a fast break.
It seems like just yesterday the Miami Heat were securing their second successive NBA Championship, but already the start of the 2013/14 season is upon us, with Miami, Indiana and the L.A. Lakers securing wins.
Lebron, Wade and Bosh helped open the season with a win after their ring ceremony (Courtesy DontHateMiami)
The opener saw Indiana beat the Orlando Magic 97-87, with Paul...