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We're alive, yay!
The Indiana Pacers celebrated the passing of the Mayan doomsday prophecy by beating the Cavs in Cleveland, 99-89.
Not much to say except that I thought the Cavs were going to be more competitive than they were, having previously been routed by the Pacers in Indiana not that long ago. But then again, I didn't expect them to be missing NBA rebounding leader Anderson Varejao, who would have undoubtedly given Roy Hibbert fits. Instead, Hibbert finished with a team-high 18 points to go with 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.
All five starters finished in double figures plus Gerald Green, who followed up his season high against the Jazz with 14, including a ridiculous in-traffic slam that almost deserved the taunting technical that followed it.
As a team, the Pacers shot 48.8%, which is really really good for them.
Right now, 15-12 is not a bad place to be.
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Gerald Green is one of the most electric dunkers in the NBA this season and on Friday night he continued his streak. The only thing different this time was the technical foul which he was guilty of for taunting. Truth be told, I would do the same thing if I could dunk like Gerald.
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Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 16 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their sixth straight game Friday night.
Hibbert didn't have to deal with injured Cavs center Anderson Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder. Varejao missed his second game in a row with a bruised right knee.
Tweet Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green demonstrated last night why he should be a participant in the dunk contest in any and every year that he wants: Green finished the game with a team-high 21 points and one highlight-reel slam off the bench in the Pacers 104-84 victory. -ALR
As you already know, I'm a Gerald Green fan.
I just mentioned that I'd like to see Gerald Green back in the Dunk Contest on All Star Saturday Night. Here is his latest "Oh My" dunk. If he dunks like this in a game, just imagine what we'd see in the contest.
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I didn’t think there was any way Gerald Green was going to dunk this basketball. First of all, when he crossed over on Samardo Samuels out near the three-point line, I kind of figured he’d dribble off his foot. As much as I love Gerald, his ball-handling skills are yet to graduate high school. When the crossover actually worked and he progressed into the paint, I still...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Roy Hibbert scored 18 points and Lance Stephenson added a season-high 16 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their sixth straight game Friday night.
Hibbert didn't have to deal with injured Cavs center Anderson Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder. Varejao missed his second game in a row with a bruised right...
CLEVELAND -- If you didn't know better, you'd think these two teams didn't like each other. For the second consecutive game between the two teams, Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson got into a brief skirmish. And, for the second meeting in a row, the Pacers pounded the Cavs, 99-89, on Friday before 14,105 at Quicken Loans Arena. ...
Count me as one of the surprised.
Perhaps sensing that the world is about to end, the Indiana Pacers played one of their best games of the season by thumping the Utah Jazz 104-84 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse last night. The game wasn't even as close as the score suggests, as the Pacers had a 22-point lead at the half and wasn't threatened for the remainder of the game....
After winning the slam dunk contest back in 2009, Indiana Pacers forward Gerald Green has bounced around the NBA for the past couple of years.
Green showed off his aerial antics earlier tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers as he threw down a vicious dunk over Cleveland forward Samardo Samuels:
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...
The Indiana Pacers turned in their best shooting performance of the season in their last game.
A similar effort could be on tap Friday night when they visit a Cleveland Cavaliers team that has lost five straight and struggled on defense all season.
Indiana (14-12) shot a season-high 51.3 percent Wednesday to cruise to a 104-84 home victory over Utah. The Pacers hadn't topped...
At one point, this game was actually close. the Cavs went into halftime with the slimmest of leads, 45-44. After halftime, the bottom fell out of defense. Indiana dropped 33 points in the third period and Cleveland could never recover. Roy Hibbert (18 points) and David West (15 points) killed the Cavs inside (Anderson Varejao was sorely missed). On the other end, Cleveland shot a dismal...
This isnt getting any easier to type, but the Cavaliers just keep losing. Theyve now dropped five straight following Wednesdays loss in Boston -- and 10 of their last 11. Worse, Anderson Varejao is expected to miss Fridays home game against Indiana with a sore knee. Meanwhile, the gritty Pacers are finding a way to stay relevant without injured forward Danny Granger...
As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, we love poster dunks and during last night's Indiana Pacers/New Orleans Hornets game, there was a quality one.It happened in the fourth quarter of the game after a missed shot by Hornets guard Greivis Vazquez which was cleaned up by rookie forward Anthony Davis over Roy Hibbert:Earlier in the game, Davis decided to reverse it...