Posted June 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Pacers forward David West will start in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night. West was sent home early from the team's morning shootaround after doctors diagnosed him with an upper respiratory infection. About 75 minutes before the game, coach Frank Vogel told reporters he believed the fever had broken. About 20 minutes after that, the Pacers released their starting lineup, with West in it. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward has been a key factor in this series, averaging 18.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in the first five games. West's availability is even more crucial with Indiana trailing 3-2 and trying to stave off elimination by defending champion Miami. The Heat are playing without backup forward Chris ''Birdman'' Andersen, who was suspended by the NBA.

Report: Clippers, Hawks Interested In David West

Pacers forward David West is having a pretty good Eastern Conference Final, and it may end up paying off for him the near future. Sporting News is reporting that the L.A. Clippers and Atlanta Hawks are going to be hungry for West services when he becomes a free agent this summer. What’s most remarkable is that West has been so effective for Indiana this year, at age 32. After the...

David West Sick, But Plans To Play In Game 6

    Game 6 is tonight and the Pacers are gearing up to stop an elimination, but one their more vocal players, David West, is feeling a little bit under the weather. Missing his teams shoot around this afternoon, Indiana’s Pacers David West is suffering from an upper respiratory infection. Despite the sickness, the Pacers are expecting West to play tonight.   West has been averaging...

David West Wants To Re-Sign With Pacers

David West wants to re-sign with the Indiana Pacers this summer as an unrestricted free agent. “Yeah,’’ West said after the Pacers fell behind 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals. “I love what we’ve been able to accomplish in the lockout season (of 2011-12) and this full season. And I just pretty much love how this group has grown together since I’ve been there.’...

Report: David West Played Game 6 With A 103-Degree Fever

The Indiana Pacers forced a Game 7 against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday, but the true story is the fact David West played the game with a 103-degree via Adrian Wojnarowski. Indiana Pacers forward David West played Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a 103-degree fever, a league [...]The post Report: David West Played Game 6 With A 103-Degree...

Pacers’ West misses shootaround, likely to play

Indiana Pacers forward David West missed his team's shootaround prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals because of an upper respiratory infection, but the team said West is expected to play in Saturday night's game.,

Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

The Atlanta Hawks may consider signing David West this summer, according to a source. The Hawks are projected to have enough salary cap room this summer to sign two max free agents. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies have also been mentioned as potential suitors for West, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Roy Hibbert apologizes for slur, reaches out to Jason Collins

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert issued an apology through the team’s website Sunday morning for using a gay slur in one answer to a question and for cursing in another following the Pacers’ 91-77 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Hibbert responded to one question during his news conference about his defense 

Pacers size still too much for Heat

Before Indiana's 91-77 Game Six victory over Miami to force a decisive Game Seven on Monday, Frank Vogel said David West (nursing an injury) told him not to stop the fight. Like Apollo Creed against Ivan Drago, even if he was about to die, he wanted the fight to go on. Pride, country and Rocky Balboa were all in his corner depending on him. Maybe not all those things. But...

This Has Been A Clinic On Flopping

The NBA and NHL really know what they’re doing when it comes to scheduling their playoffs. Not only are we stuck in a time of the year where nothing happens but there is also NOTHING on TV that any sane person would watch. For God’s sake, Ape was bragging about watching some documentary on mermaids yesterday. Since we talked about the hilarious end to the Red Wings’ season...
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