Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 11/2/13
Make no mistake: this was an ugly game. Both sides were sloppy, missed a lot of shots up close, lost control of the ball and turned it over on numerous occasions. Botched fast break layps and dunks (including one by Paul George). But the good news is that the Indiana Pacers still came out on top with an 89-74 win they appeared to be in control of for most of the game. That moves their perfect record up to 3-0 and has the team looking fairly good but with still plenty of areas for improvement. Starting point guard George Hil was supposed to be day-to-day with a sore hip that wouldn't keep him out of tonight's game, but Frank Vogel kept him out as what I hope is just a precaution (he should return Tuesday night in Detroit). The concern was of course that Kyrie Irving would razzle dazzle and light up the Pacers with a virtuoso performance, but the team shut him down pretty well, keeping him to 15 points on 7-21 shooting. The guy that did light them up a little in the second quarter was
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