Yes I counted, yes I counted every single one, yes it wsn't as fun as it might sound
First quarter the Pacers ran 10 pick and rolls. Broken down as follows: Collison 7, Ford 3. Meaning Collison was the ball handler in 7 and Ford was the ball hander in 3.
Second quarter Collison ran 5, Ford ran 2
Third quarter Collison ran 5 Ford ran 1.
Fourth quarter Collison ran 4, Ford ran 2.
I also counted those times when the point guard was not involved in the pick and roll, I think all of these involved Danny. 4 didn't involve the pt. guard.
So that is a grand total of 33 tonight. I think that is about average, My guess is the pacers run on average around 30 per game.
Keep in mind I didn't count them if the play was to run a pick and roll, I only counted them when they actually ran it. There was probably another half dozen times when the pacers were setting up for one but for whatever reason they broke the play.
So as I suspected the problem isnt that they never run pick and rolls, it is they have horrible execution when they do run them. And that was clearly the case tonight