Found December 04, 2012 on
After chucking up a turd in the last game against the Warriors in his last game, Paul George came to play tonight against the Bulls in Chicago, putting up an efficient 34 points on 14-25 shooting to go with 9 rebounds as the Pacers survived with an 80-76 victory.
Importantly, the win puts the Pacers back to 0.500 at 9-9, which puts them in a three-way tie in the Central division with the Bulls and the Bucks. It also ends an unexpectedly successful 3-1 road trip, showing perhaps the Pacers are back on track for the season. Maybe.
It was again an ugly, low-scoring and low-percentage game between two strong defensive teams. The Bulls had been struggling somewhat without Derrick Rose and recently lost Richard Hamilton to injury as well, so I guess you could say the Pacers caught a bit of a break. They also caught a break on what was effectively the Bulls' final offensive possession of the game. With the Pacers up 78-76, Luol Deng drove down the basline and was challenged by ...
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CHICAGO -- Paul George hit just 2 of 18 shots during the last two games of Indiana's West Coast trip. So when the Pacers landed in Indianapolis after a red-eye flight from Oakland, George went straight to the gym for two hours of shooting. The extra practice paid off, as George poured in 34 points and Indiana won a defensive battle against Chicago 80-76 on Tuesday at the United...
Paul George scored 22 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-92 on Wednesday night.
George Hill added 18 points and David West had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers (10-9) , who have won four of five and moved above .500 for the first time since a 2-1 start. Indiana, the league leader in scoring defense, held the Blazers to 43 percent shooting...
Paul George scored 34 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to an 80-76 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Roy Hibbert added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana, which closed a four-game trip with three victories.
The Bulls, who failed to win three straight for the first time this season, were able to keep David West, Indiana's leading scorer...
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert appeared a little embarrassed when he found some blood on his jersey near his belly button during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. However, the situation became more awkward, and a bit comical, as Hibbert pulled his shorts way up high to cover up the stain.
Not sure what Hibbert was so embarrassed...
OUT OF SIGHT...
The Indiana Pacers beat the Portland Trail Blazers last night 99-92. Roy Hibbert had an action packed fourth quarter of hiding the blood on his shirt. With 2:44 left in the game, Hibbert spotted a big blood stain on his jersey and didn't want to come out of the game to clean it off, so like a true NBAer, Hibbert jacked his pants up as high as Urkel to hide the stain from...
Can the Indiana Pacers ever win a championship with George Hill as their starting point guard? The answer to the question is debatable, but judging from the five-year, $40 million contract they gave him over the summer, Indiana’s chief decision-makers believed it was a resounding yes.
After finding themselves a few bounces of the ball away from an Eastern Conference...
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers looked as if they were still sleepwalking from their four-game road trip in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, but they woke up after halftime. The Pacers outscored the Trail Blazers by 17 points in the third quarter en route to a 99-92 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "Nothing builds confidence like quality...
The Indiana Pacers were ready for a letdown game after an impressive 3-1 road trip out West. But instead, the team seized the opportunity to go over 0.500 for the first time since they started the season 2-1, and defeated the Portland Trailblazers 99-92 to improve to 10-9 for the season including 5-2 at home.
- The Pacers gave their fans another scare when...
The light at the end of the tunnel
The Portland Trail Blazers have played their last six games away from the Rose Garden, but they’ll be headed back home once their final contest of the seven-game road trip concludes on Wednesday.
Matchup: Portland (8-10) @ Indiana Pacers (9-9)
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Time: 4:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
The trip hasn’t gone...