Besides going down early to the Jazz on the road and Roy Hibbert‘s bashed elbow, the Pacers also ran into a problem during their three hour bus ride from from where they landed in Houston to San Antonio late last night. Backup point guard C.J. Watson, locked himself in the bathroom. Hibbert’s IG video appears to show the bus driver attempting to get him out. Read More »
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During Indiana’s comeback victory over the lowly Jazz last night — where they were down early against the worst team in the Western Conference — Roy Hibbert banged his elbow something fierce. Hibbert is paid to punish guys in the post, and he’s doing a great job at it so far this year for the Eastern Conference leading Pacers. But his elbow still looks pretty gnarly. Read More »
The Blazers won at home last night against the visiting Pacers who had only lost once this season before falling Monday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the victory, and Roy Hibbert matched his double-double with 16 and 13 of his own. But the two battled off the court, too. Read More »
Along with that amazing Oklahoma City Golden State game that came down to a pair of shots at the end — with the Dubs coming out victorious— Monday night’s Portland Indiana slugfest was exactly what everyone was hoping for: the top team in the East battling against one of the top team’s out West. It was not a disappointment. Read More »
The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »
The movie Friday, the 1995 stoner flick featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, has become a cult classic over the years. I wanted to begin with a nice quote from the movie, but they all read like a Matt Barnes tweet. Anyway, the film surrounds a 16-hour period in which two unemployed bums (Craig and Smokey, played by Cube and Tucker respectively) must pay a local drug dealer $200 or risk facing his wrath. Read More »
All stats from games prior to Friday
Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.
The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »
The NBA gave fans a great week of basketball in the second week of the 2013-14 season. There were a few upsets, a couple of comebacks, and plenty of matchups that made the fans rise to their feet and go wild. Week 2 in the NBA season proved there is nothing predictable in basketball. There are 52 games in the schedule this week (Monday-Sunday). What are the five must-see games of Week 3? Let’s find out. Read More »
There’s a common misconception in sports that individual accomplishment usually falls outside the purview of team triumph. For baseball less so, but for basketball, hockey and certainly football, team success is held up as sacrosanct above singular accolades. That’s why Pacers center Roy Hibbert has gotten a little flack for his tweets following Indiana’s 97-80 dismantling of Central Division rival Chicago last night. Read More »
All numbers prior to games played on 11/5/13
Statistics has never been more fun.
To the writer, numbers are meant to be a sworn enemy. You become an English or journalism major at college solely because you know it’s an escape from math, and the only numbers you see are at the bottom of a page. You only wish there was a way numbers could be put into situations that make them practical and memorable. Read More »