LUIS SCOLA NEWS

Splitter, Brazil to meet Serbia in Quarter-Finals after victory over Argentina

Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola came into Sunday’s match between Brazil and Argentina averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in group play. After 40 minutes of having to deal with Brazil’s tough defensive frontcourt made up of San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter, Washington Wizards center Nene, and Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao, […]
Via Project Spurs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Real Madrid interested in acquiring Luis Scola, but he plans to play for Pacers next season

Luis Scola has been reduced to a role player at this stage of his NBA career, and while he appeared in all 82 regular season games for the Pacers last season, his averages of 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.1 minutes off the bench are replaceable, especially for an Indiana team that’s going to struggle to make the playoffs after losing its two best offensive players in Lance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: A Trade For the Celtics’ Jeff Green

Indiana Pacers: A Trade For the Celtics’ Jeff Green By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Indiana Gets: Jeff Green and Shane Larkin Boston Gets: Andrea Bargnani, 1st round pick (Indiana) and 2nd round pick (NY) NY Gets: Luis Scola, Chris Copeland and C.J. Watson Yes, this is hypothetical, but you try having your job writing about the NBA with zero going on in the league...
Via HoopStuff
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina’s Scola gets posterized

The “Golden Age” of Argentina basketball may be over but that is not stopping other teams at the 2014 FIBA World Cup from giving them any slack. Take the Philippine’s Gabe Norwood who had no mercy for Luis Scola during a recent game. While on the fast break, Norwood had a clear path to the rim with only Scola in his way. Then this happened! Argentina held off the Philippines...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina’s Scola gets posterized

The “Golden Age” of Argentina basketball may be over but that is not stopping other teams at the 2014 FIBA World Cup from giving them any slack. Take the Philippine’s Gabe Norwood who had no mercy for Luis Scola during a recent game. While on the fast break, Norwood had a clear path to the rim with only Scola in his way. Then this happened! Argentina held off the Philippines...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Trading For Scola, Watson and Copeland

New York Knicks: Trading For Scola, Watson and Copeland By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… NY Gets: Luis Scola, Chris Copeland and C.J. Watson Boston Gets: Andrea Bargnani, 1st round pick (Indiana) and 2nd round pick (NY) Indiana Gets: Jeff Green and Shane Larkin Yes, this is hypothetical, but you try having your job writing about the NBA with zero going on in the...
Via HoopStuff
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Jeff Green 3 Team Trade

Boston Celtics: Jeff Green 3 Team Trade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Boston Gets: Andrea Bargnani, 1st round pick (Indiana) and 2nd round pick (NY) Indiana Gets: Jeff Green and Shane Larkin NY Gets: Luis Scola, Chris Copeland and C.J. Watson Yes, this is hypothetical, but you try having your job writing about the NBA with zero going on in the league; it’s ridiculously...
Via HoopStuff
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 FIBA World Cup Short Movie will get you hyped

The 2014 FIBA World Cup i just right around the corner and to get fan hyped for the games, FIBA released one epic short movie capturing the passion of the games from the teams competing. From NBA player such as Luis Scola, Nicolas Batum, and Marc Gasol to other international players including Team USA, this short highlight reel will make you wish you were there for every moment of the tournament.
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers interested in Carlos Boozer

The Indiana Pacers are still being very active in their pursuit of a better roster this offseason, and they are looking at one player in particular that could hit free agency in the near future. According to a report from Mitch Lawrence, the Pacers would be interested in Carlos Boozer if the Chicago Bulls do decide to use the amnesty provision on him. This would certainly be an interesting...
Via Sports-Glory
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Post Draft Analysis

#482704631 / gettyimages.com With the Rockets first round pick they went with the PF Clint Capela from Switzerland. Ultimately they will stash him away overseas (to avoid paying him) for a couple years, let him develop and will most likely be brought on late. I look at this draft pick something like the Luis Scola situation. Even though Luis Scola wasn’t drafted by the Rockets...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough believes it’s ‘unlikely’ they keep all three first-round picks

(Courtesy of vaughtsviews.com) During an interview with Orlando radio, Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough expressed to CBS Orlando that the Suns will more than likely trade at least one of their three first-round picks. This is not a surprising announcement whatsoever as having three first-round picks gives the team more attention in trade talks. After all, the Suns are...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lottery Season Report Card: Phoenix Suns

The surprise team of the season, the Phoenix Suns proved everyone wrong and look poised for a bright future. With Luis Scola and Marcin Gortat traded away, along with a new head coach in Jeff Hornacek, the Phoenix Suns were predicted by many to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference. 48 wins later, they prove how little we actually know. Final Record: 48-34 Grade: B+ 48...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Poaching From the Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have over $60 million in guaranteed salaries for next season split between 8 players and if they want to retain Luis Scola that number rises to about $65 million. The luxury tax shy Pacers do not have a lot of wiggle-room and they need to either add talent or make some significant trades. Poaching players from the Pacers looks very possible heading towards the...
Via Pro Bball Report
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Would Like Luis Scola Back

Luis Scola spent his first five seasons with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds during the 2010-11 season with Houston. Now, Zach Lowe from Grantland reports that McHale and the Rockets would love to have Luis Scola back: “But Scola is a true basketball character, a superstar... The post Rockets Would Like Luis Scola Back appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George questions officiating in Game 4 loss

Indiana Pacers star Paul George says the officiating in Game 4 was the difference-maker in his team’s 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night. The Heat took 17 more free throws and were called for 10 fewer fouls than the Pacers, who fell behind 3-1 in the best-of-7-series. “It’s just demoralizing when [the free throws are] lopsided,” George said, via ESPN.com. “I...
Via Sports-Glory
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Marcin Gortat Shines in Game 1 Win

Former Phoenix Suns teammates Marcin Gortat and Luis Scola find themselves squaring off in the Eastern Conference finals. Scola was traded to the Indiana Pacers in July for Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee and a first round pick. Gortat was traded days before the start of the regular season to the Washington Wizards for Emeka Okafor and a first round pick. Scola gave the Pacers scoring...
Via Standing O Sports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Holding 2-1 series lead, Hawks not usual No. 8 seed

ATLANTA -- Seen through one prism, perhaps through that of the national media, it is a shock -- shock! -- that the Atlanta Hawks, the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, hold a 2-1 series lead over top-seeded Indiana. Not only do the Hawks lead the series but they have essentially controlled most of it. In the 12 quarters played so far, the Hawks have outscored Indiana in six,...
Via Fox Sports South
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Luis Scola turn things around for the Pacers?

The Indiana Pacers were able to pick up a huge win last night largely in part to a huge game from veteran power forward Luis Scola. Scola has been one of the key Pacers that have been struggling through the last couple months, but things certainly took a major turn for the better yesterday evening. Can Luis Scola turn things around long-term and help lead the Pacers back to being...
Via Sports-Glory
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers shut down Hawks 101-85

The Pacers pieced together a tremendous second half as Paul George scores 27 and Luis Scola scores 20 to help tie the series with Atlanta at 1-1. The Indiana Pacers finally pieced together a huge second half burst, finally showing up for the 2014 NBA Playoffs with a 31-6 run late in the third quarter as they capped their first win of the postseason to tie the series at 1-1 against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Second-half scoring drought dooms Hawks in Game 2

The Hawks accomplished what they wanted to in the first two games of their series with Indiana by winning Game 1 on Saturday. That said, they had the opportunity to do much more in Game 2 and let it get away from them. In the first four minutes of the second quarter the Hawks led by 11 points and took a four point-lead into halftime. However, they went cold in the second half --...
Via Fox Sports South
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Scola's 19 points leads Pacers past Bulls

Luis Scola had reason to wear the look of the happiest man in the Indiana Pacers' locker room on Friday night. His team had beaten the physical Chicago Bulls at their own game, 91-79, proving again to be the most dominant defense in the league and capturing a rare victory against a good opponent. And personally, Scola contributed with his best scoring game as a Pacer, leading...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Scola lifts Pacers past Bulls 91-79

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Luis Scola had 19 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 91-79 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Scola--Savvy Veteran or Bad Passer?

The Indiana Pacers won a close one over the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night 97-96. Along the way there were several solid plays made by the entire team, but the best might have come at the end of the game by veteran forward Luis Scola.[GIF via Reddit user trreeey]It appears that he screwed up and nailed Paul Pierce in the back with the inbound pass, but if you watch closely you can...
Via FatManWriting
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Scola Wins Game By Passing Ball To Paul Pierce’s Butt

Sometimes players use their heads to win a game, but Luis Scola used Paul Pierce’s rump to win a game. With the Indiana Pacers up 97-96 and inbounding the ball with .4 seconds left in the game, instead of taking the chance of forcing a pass, the heady Scola passed the ball to Pierce’s ass. The ball rolled, time expired and the Pacers won. What a fantasstic play. Article found...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luis Scola makes smart play to end game

Louis Scola made a veteran play to win a one-point ballgame over the Brooklyn Nets.
Via Gamedayr
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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