This is why you heard so much about Raps wanting to try to steal David West from the Pacers. To be their Paul Pierce. They needed it, too
Sweep stinks, but still a great effort by the Celtics and a fun* series for the fans. (*Unless the Pacers win the lottery.)
Good news for Bulls fans is that Bulls came back and won Game 5 by 27 points over the Pacers at home a couple nights later in that series.
This game was reminiscent of Bulls loss to Pacers in 2011 1st round. They were up 3-0 and couldn't close the door on the road.
I feel like Bulls often play a team in first round that you just know will improve in a year or two. ATL a few yrs ago. Pacers. Now Bucks.
After clicking "replay lottery" over 100 times, I finally got the Pacers in the #3 spot. You're welcome.
Riley points out that the Heat, Pacers and Thunder didn't make the playoffs after suffering injury losses to key players.
Reason Nets pick 41st in 2nd round: tied for 11th-worst record. Jazz/Pacers pick higher (lottery) in the first, so Nets get priority in 2nd.
Pacers win tiebreaker w/ Jazz, Mavs win vs. Bulls, Grizz wins vs Spurs and Rockets win vs Clips when NBA determines draft order today
Ties broken for NBA draft: Pacers won over Jazz. Mavericks won over Bulls. Grizzlies won over Spurs and Rockets won over Clippers.
If neither team wins the lottery, the Pacers will pick 11th, the Jazz will pick 12th in the 2015 NBA Draft
NBA tie-breaks results: Pacers win tiebreaker w/ Jazz; Mavs over Bulls, Grizz over Spurs; Rockets over Clippers. Updated draft order coming
The Jazz lose lotto tiebreaker to the Indiana Pacers...will have 12th pick odds in the NBA lottery next month
Roy Hibbert needs to opt out, if this is the way the Pacers truly feel about him
While Larry Bird did say he wants Hibbert back, made it clear Pacers want to be smaller, quicker. Hibbert can opt out and become a FA.
So even the Pacers plan to go small now... *looks over in Woodson's direction*
Pacers are pretty much saying theyll be fine with or without Hibbert going forward. Yikes.