Just got back from the game. Let me first say there is a reason theycall these games preseason games. Unless you are a die-hard I can't imagine anyone else enjoying preseason action.
I have to make this very quick.
Most will talk about Jackson first, but I have to start with Scot Pollard.
He looked like the Scot Pollard I remembered from the Sacramento Kings. He was active, aggressive, and much more mobile than last season. He lookd thinner. He was much better than he was last season. His "quickness" has returned. Pollard impressed me more than anyone tonight.
Jackson can flat out score. He just puts points on the board. I hesitate to say this, but please I mean this in the best way possible, Pacers have not had a guy like Jackson since Jalen Rose. When Jackson he is open he shoots and he can score in a variety of different ways.
I was interested to see if Mike brown acted differently on the bench this season because of Kevin O'Neill. Well he was as active as ever, all over the place coaching the defense, up talking to players as much as last season. O'Neill sat on the bench the whole time and looked clearly like an assistant coach while Brown is the associate coach
I love Artest, I know he missed a ton of shots, but I love watching him play.
Tinsley does look quicker, still can't shoot, but otherwise he looked good.
Not much else to say about anyone else.
Pollard was very impressive people