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    Default 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    HOW HARD COULD
    IT BEES?



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    PACERS
    Danny Granger - left knee tendinosis (out)
    Gerald Green - right ankle sprain (doubtful)



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    Jared Dubin: Examining Roy Hibbert’s Hook Shot Struggles

    I understand why Frank Vogel likes this offensive action. It is tough to cover, it can create
    open layups and it, sort of, allows you to get away with moving screens easily. What I’m
    talking about is a staple in the Pacers half-court sets: an action where a perimeter player
    feeds the post then rushes directly towards the recipient to cut off his shoulder towards
    the hoop.

    Roy Hibbert is having what can generously be described as a down year offensively. His
    scoring average has dropped 3.1 per game, his field goal shooting has dropped 10.4%,
    and he’s taking fewer free throws per game (while shooting a career low percentage from
    the stripe) than any season save his rookie year, when he was playing half the minutes he
    is now.

    The problem, near as I can see, can be traced to the astonishing lack of accuracy Hibbert
    has displayed on his trademark move: the hook shot. Not nine months ago, I took to
    writing this post about the Hibbert hook and how it had become one of the most
    devastatingly effective shots in the league. By the end of the regular season, Hibbert
    taken taken 231 hook shots and connected on 145 of them, or 62.8%.


    Courtesy of mySynergySports

    This season, that number has tumbled all the way down to 48.0%. Hibbert has made just
    36 of his 75 attempted hook shots so far. Knowing this, it’s not hard to see why his
    production has declined in post-up opportunities, on cuts, and off offensive rebounds.
    Hibbert’s best weapon is failing him.

    From watching the video of Hibbert’s hooks, two main differences between this year and
    last can be gleaned. First, he’s shooting too quickly off the catch far too often this season.
    Last year, one of the most important factors in Hibbert’s game when deploying his hook
    shot was his patience. He’d catch the ball in the post, wait out a cutter or two, back his
    man down and drop the hook shot over him. There’s more “catch, hook” and “catch, one
    dribble, hook” this season, and it’s not helping things.

    Just 42.1% of Hibbert’s made hooks last year were of the assisted variety. He was doing
    much of the creating himself once he established position and received the entry pass.
    This season, Hibbert’s been assisted on 55.9% of his hooks, shedding light on how
    differently those attempts have come.

    Here’s a pretty good barometer...CONTINUE READING AT HOOP CHALK



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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Looks like atc went Wicker Man after last time's public outcry. Power to the people!

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    hopefully Gerald Green has another good game, I want to see a vicious slam from him again! I kinda hope I see D.J. Augustin out playing

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    The Hornets' defense really struggles without Uncooperative meeting notes.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Eric Gordon's 1st practice of the season was today

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    Hoping Frank puts Lance in the post against Rivers..

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    hopefully Gerald Green has another good game, I want to see a vicious slam from him again! I kinda hope I see D.J. Augustin out playing
    Almost thanked your post then I saw your Augustin comment.

    I agree Green needs to have another good game. 2 games is a fluke, 3 games is the beginning of a trend.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    I definitely think the change at backup PG has helped the bench guys, but Green is being used much better now. Vogel is clearly drawing up plays to get him more involved offensively and is utilizing his full abilities.

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    Eric Gordon's 1st practice of the season was today
    I'm looking forward to seeing him back out on the court soon. Always a fan of EJ.

    Hopefully the extended time out will lead to good health for him.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Appears Green won't be playing. That sucks a lot.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Soft schedule continues, need to put this team away early though. We let some teams hang around way too much.

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    That was a weird shot
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    West off again tonight

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    Hibs with 2 fouls early on. This game has started far from great.
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    Ian. Nice finish
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    Collison for Ian is looking better every day.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Is the lighting in the arena weird or is it just the tv? Looks like they used light bulbs that are not bright enough.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2012 Game Thread #28: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    Everyone is still too shaken by Green's dunk to score the ball. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

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    West off again tonight
    Is he tired? His shot has been way off. His explosiveness is back but he shot is nowhere near where it should be.
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    Excellent play, Lance.

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    Is the lighting in the arena weird or is it just the tv? Looks like they used light bulbs that are not bright enough.
    looks kind of yellow tinted for me

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    Collison for Ian is looking better every day.
    Ian would have signed with us for nothing, so that trade will never look good to me.

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    GTFO Ben you suck.

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    Other than Brow this has been hideous.

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    GTFO Ben you suck.
    He is better than Augustin.

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