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    Default 2/5/2013 Game Thread #49: Pacers Vs. Hawks

    PLUCK THE HAWKS!


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    Home: 19-3
    East: 16-10
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    PACERS
    Danny Granger - left knee tendinosis (out)



    HAWKS
    Devin Harris - sore left foot (out)
    Zaza Pachulia - sore right Achilles (out)
    Johan Petro - strained back (questionable)
    Lou Williams - torn ACL, right knee (out)


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    Eight Points Nine Seconds:
    Mark Evans: Roy Hibbert, The $58 Million Man

    Not too long ago, the NBA world was buzzing about how the Indiana Pacers could ride
    Roy Hibbert and David West to victory over the seemingly invincible Miami Heat. In a
    league where teams are getting smaller by the minute, a squad with a 7’2” center and
    a bruising power forward presented a massive threat.

    Funny how times change.

    If you ask Pacers fans who they would like the offense to be run through this season,
    Roy Hibbert’s name may come up after those of DJ Augustin or even Gerald Green.

    It is a strange turn of events for someone who was a popular commodity this offseason
    as a restricted free agent. The Portland Trailblazers made a strong attempt to pair him
    with LaMarcus Aldridge, but Hibbert ended up returning to Indiana on a four-year, $58
    million deal.

    This season, he has not been worth his money.

    Offensively, he’s been miserable. Hibbert is shooting under 42%, a number that makes
    no sense for someone who is 7’2” and should be living around the rim. He has never
    really been a polished offensive player, and has never shot over 50% from the field
    over the course of a season, but 42% just isn’t acceptable.


    Worse still, according to Basketball-Reference, Hibbert has somehow figured out a way
    to generate negative offensive win shares. There are about 100 players to appear in an
    NBA game this season who have pulled off this feat, but only 28 have a worse total than
    Hibbert’s -0.3 offensive win shares. (Gerald Green is one of them.)

    Hibbert was better in January, when he shot slightly over 46% from the field and
    actually had a few games where he resembled a $58 million player. He was efficient,
    for example, in an 18 point, 11 rebound effort against the Detroit Pistons recently, but
    these kind of games are overshadowed by too many in which he only converts 25% of
    his shots.

    As bad as he’s been offensively, however, he might actually be inversely good
    defensively.

    According to Basketball-Reference, Hibbert allows just 96 points per 100 possessions,
    which is the best of any Pacer this season and helps make Indiana an elite defensive
    team. And since Hibbert is a great rim protector it allows Indiana’s athletic wing
    defenders to gamble a little more. And did I mention that he’s tall?

    As awful as he is this season on offense, his defensive efforts have been good enough
    to still make him a plus player.

    The verdict on his season...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s



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    Very confident about this match, despite Hawks being are our bogey team. More confident than Jim Boylen before the start of the second half yesterday.
    Go Pacers.
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    As long as we don't make Ratface look as good as Bellineli yesterday night....then we will do fine.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Roy goes scoreless tonight. Hopefully not though.

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    hopefully Horford doesn't kill us tonight...

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    Don't think we'll win. Hawks have our number.

    Hope I am wrong.
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    Interesting pre-game comments from Frank saying he plans to use more of a staggered rotation with Hibbert and West to try to get more play call opportunities for Roy. Not sure what to make of this, is it what he needs to get out of this pro-longed slump or are we just asking for more bad offense trying to do this? Be interesting to see how it plays out.

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    The Hawks are a bad match up for us but the 2 losses were away games. We're a different team at home.
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
    Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

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    Interesting pre-game comments from Frank saying he plans to use more of a staggered rotation with Hibbert and West to try to get more play call opportunities for Roy. Not sure what to make of this, is it what he needs to get out of this pro-longed slump or are we just asking for more bad offense trying to do this? Be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    Those Hawks retro uniforms are dope.

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    Default Re: 2/5/2013 Game Thread #49: Pacers Vs. Hawks

    very good handoff from Roy there
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    I really really really really really hate when we play Atlanta.
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    As long as we don't make Ratface look as good as Bellineli yesterday night....then we will do fine.
    really hope we don't get punk'd by him

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    PG

    Nice rebound and pass, Roy
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    Well done Roy. Excellent start.
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    There we go Roy Roy!!!! Let's go Roy!!

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    This team is so much fun to watch!!!
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    Roy is really dialed in tonight!

    I really hope he gains some confidence in this game.
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    Laugh with Lance all the time driving and handling the ball like a madman.
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    Just tuned into this game. Old-school Hawks uniforms. When are Mookie Blaylock, Steve Smith, and Dikembe Mutombo checking in?

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    Great look by West.
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    This team is dialed in offensively. I don't think they've passed this well in years. Even last night when they kept turning it over they were good looks, just bad passes.

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    Compared to, say, a month ago, this is just a completely different offensive team. Much more efficiency and ball sharing.

    And by the way, I still love the pinstripes

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