Posted April 09, 2012 on
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The Indiana Pacers welcomed a day off after a grueling stretch, and they will no doubt be welcoming their next opponent to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have won six straight at home over the Toronto Raptors heading into Monday night's matchup.
Playing for the fourth time in five nights and coming off an emotional victory over Oklahoma City, Indiana (34-22) looked lethargic in shooting 35.1 percent Saturday as its four-game win streak ended with an 86-72 home loss to Boston.
"Yes it was four games in five nights but we knew coming into the season the lockout would have an impact on games," said coach Frank Vogel after his club matched its season low in points. "You can't overreact or underreact in any situation."
Top scorer Danny Granger averaged 26.3 points during the four-game streak but was a different player Saturday with 20 points on 6-of-15 shooting.
"This is just a bump in the road for us, and we must put it behind us and get ready ...
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Man that was close. After leading for most of the game and 10 points with 1:43 left in the game, the Raptors went nuts from downtown, hitting four 3-pointers, including three in the last 27 seconds. Fortunately, the Pacers kept their composure and George Hill and Paul George finished them off. Final score, 103-98.The most noteworthy thing to take from this game is that Darren Collison...
In related news, Ray Allen said moving to the second unit might actually help him get into a better flow. (Boston Herald)“The way it’s been, that first six or seven minutes I’m kind of floating a little bit, and that’s how I’ve been for the last few months,” said Allen. “The second unit gives me the ability to get more shots and have the ball in my hands a little...
These are so much more fun when we win. The refs were atrocious in this game. You know the refs are bad when the other team is talking about how many bad calls are going their way. Loved that the Celtics won even playing 5 on 8 at times and didn't let the bad calls take them out of their game. Tommy was in rare form last night about all those bad calls. Obviously, the...
Paul George is a tall, athletic guy… similar to Kevin Durant. He’s got a good defensive reputation, too. George took the majority of Dahntay Jones’ minutes yesterday because Frank Vogel thought he was a better option against the 6’11 Durant.
Turns out there is no “better option” when it comes to KD. Here are 2 of his 44…
Honorable mentions to Brandan Wright...
Danny Granger and George Hill scored 18 points each as the Indiana Pacers took an early lead and held off the Toronto Raptors 103-98 Monday night.
Paul George had 15 points and Leandro Barbosa added 14 to help the Pacers win for the fourth time in their last five games. Hill, making his first start of the season in place of the injured Darren Collison, also had seven rebounds and...
The Indiana Pacers had yet to lose in the month of April until the Boston Celtics handed them an 86-72 loss Saturday night at the TD Garden.
Paul Pierce led Celtics scorers with 24 points while Ray Allen scored 19 points in his second straight game coming off the bench for Boston.
Danny Granger led the Pacers with 20 points.
The Toronto Raptors visited the Indiana Pacers and their former teammate Leandro Barbosa, but came up on the losing end 103-98.The Pacers seemed to have control throughout the game and had a 10 point cushion most of the way. The Raptors got within 3 points by a Calderon 3 pointer with 7.9 seconds left, making it 101-98, but the Pacers had final possession and put the game away...
Boston Celtics (30-24) at Indiana Pacers (34-21)
Saturday, April 7
7:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #55, Road Game #27
TV: CSNNE, FSI, NBA-LP 751(BOS)/752(IND)
Radio: WEEI, WJBC
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Referees: Eddie F Rush, Kevin Fehr, Brian Forte
This is the 4th and final meeting between these two teams. The Pacers won one game in Boston and one in Indiana while the...