What a great way to stick it to David Stern.
When the Pacers' Dec. 26 clash with the Bulls was postponed due to a snowstorm, I had a look at both teams' schedules and figured there were plenty of slots for a replacement game that suited both teams. Instead, the NBA decides to shaft the Pacers and hand them the only back-to-back-to-back game of this season, while the Bulls don't even get a back-to-back. So fair, so fair.
After beating the Heat and Atlanta in the first two games by double-digits, the Pacers saved their best for last, crushing the shorthanded 76ers 88-69 for their third win in as many nights. Yes, the 76ers were missing Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson, and yes the game was ugly and yes the Pacers looked gassed at times -- but they still pulled out the victory to give a massive one-fingered salute to the NBA.
Roy Hibbert had one of, if not the best game of his season by putting up 18 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. He only shot 8-20 but the...