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George Hill, Indiana Pacers

George  Hill
George Hill was the clearly the factor X  for the  heavy Indiana Pacers. (NBA.com photo)

Hill unfortunately missed the Game 5 of the series with a bad concussion and his absence was conspicuous. Without Hill to run the point, Indiana turned the ball over 19 times and shot just 36.2 percent in a 10-point loss that forced the series back to Indianapolis for Game 6.

Hill returned for Game 6 and the turnover count dropped to nine, with just one of them coming in the second half, and the Pacers were able to withstand a sizzling second-half run by the Knicks to close out the series. 11-2 to close out well the series. We need to thank every Pacers who had solid performances during the span.

It’s not as if Hill’s numbers in the series were dazzling—16.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in the five games he played on just 36.8 percent shooting (25-for-68). But the advanced numbers tell a big story. Hill had an offensive rating (ORtg, points per 100 possessions), of 106 and a defensive rating of 97.1—that 8.9 differential was far and away the best among Indiana’s balanced starting five. What a player to help his team to destroy Knicks ! The balanced starter was the key factor !

The game of his life

Hill was especially tough in Indiana’s Game 4 win, with 26 units.

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West’ first triple double career powered  Pacers to a win 96-88 vs Bobcats

Playing without their best offensive player , Paul George , Indiana was looking for offensives answers.

Indeed, their low-scoring game 98 vs hopeless Charlotte Bobcats appeared surely while on the opening act Pacers were clumsy and missed their first ten shoots of the game.

After a slow first half, Indiana was better on the second half with 53 points while Charlotte scored only 43 points whom 20 in the third corner.

George Hill dropped 19 points , DJ Augustin added a season high 18 and Indiana topped the Bobcats for a fourth straight win.:

FACTOR PLAYER :

David West  a former all-star with a new balanced performance behind his first triple double in his career was pretty efficient. He tailed 14 points , 12 rebounds and handed out a career high 10 assists. He was everywhere on the court playing with a high basketball IQ.

He was the overwhelming player to stretch score and defense because he offered 26 points for his teammates because of West’s 10 assists, six came on 3-pointers who literally means 18 points in the bank if you pay attention a couple of second.

His only bad performance was prehaps his four turnovers but for the rest he was amazing. He finished with a ration of 2,5 assists per turnover an excellent ratio for a big man.

IS CHALOTTE LOOKING FOR A CONSTANT LEADER IN THE LOCKER ROOM ?

Ben Gordon scored 21 off the bench to lead Charlotte (9-27), which lost for the 22nd time in 24 games, while Kemba Walker contributed for 16.

TURNING POINT: Charlotte led 10-1 in the first period but after Pacers found way in defense and cleaned the glass with  17 offensives rebounds. Roy Hibbert with 8 offensives rebounds collected almost  the total of Charlotte who finished with 9

Pacers outrebounded Charlotte 48-38.

Pacers have won eight of their last 10 games and are 21-14 now.At the final they were under 100 points for the seven time in seven contest but win is more important than points.

According to a survey made by nba.com Pacers are a serious team in post season ! Look the votes now !

Once healthy, how far can the Pacers go this season?

  • First-round playoff exit 35k
  • East semifinals 71k
  • East finals 24k
  • NBA Finals 5k
  • NBA champions 9 K

THEY SAID:

“They were doubling David just about every time he touched the ball and we knew that would open up some things for our 3-point shooters.”
— Indiana coach Frank Vogel.

“I’ve been close to a triple-double a bunch of times and finally pushed it through tonight.”
— West.

THE STAT WAS FOR WEST : Of West’s 10 assists, six came on 3-pointers.

Friday, December 14, 2012

picture from nba.com

George Hill , the native of Indianapolis is the player of the night .

He gets his first career triple-double with 15 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds to lead Pacers to a win vs 76ers 95 85.

http://www.nba.com/games/20121214/PHIIND/gameinfo.html?ls=iref:nbahpgt%5B0021200327%5D

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George Hill signe son premier triple double en carrière.

Le meneur natif d’Indiana George Hill finit la nuit avec 15 points, 10 rebonds et 10 passes en 39 minutes de jeu.

Les Pacers s’imposent 95 à 85 contre les 76ers.