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David West with two early fouls for the second game in a row. Hawks’ offense rolling; they’ve made 8 of their last 11 after 0-for-5 start.
David West just picked up his second foul.
Vogel going with a two PG lineup, Hill and Watson in the backcourt. Mahinmi also now in for Hibbert.
After that tap back, crowd was really rooting for Hibbert on that one on one matchup with Antic, but he missed the shot
Players feed off coaches Vogel made a fuss abt the non call, emboldening PG to raise arm. How bout they focus on something other than calls?
I thought the ball and player movement was better, but Lance has played "pound the rock" too much already. Hasn't been effective in halfct
Tough for the underdog to play from in front on the road in a playoff series -- but Hawks don't seem bothered by it.
the Wolf of Wall Street-looking dude behind me in the expensive seats is an ATL fan and counting Kyle Korver blocks on Roy. "That's three!"
Pacers (4 turnovers) making a concerted effort to go inside. After scoring the game’s first seven points, ATL has gone in front, 13-11.
Pero Antic pulls the chair, Hibbert stumbles backwards but ball still swings to open Paul George in the corner for a 3
Pacers up 4-0 early on, Hibbert and West each with a bucket. PG on Teague, West checking Antic.
As expected, Paul George is on Jeff Teague
Which puts Hill on Korver.
George opens as the defender on Teague.
Good inside look from D. West leads to a dunk for Roy Hibbert to start off the game.
Paul George opens the game guarding Jeff Teague.
Non-game note: Lance Stephenson took care of four HS girls and their dates, giving them the ‘Ultimate Prom Experience.' Pretty cool.
Actually, keeping Hibbert closer to the basket is significant info. It means a significant change with the D if Antic is on the perimeter.
Greenfield-Central grad Kyle Gibson is 3-0 with an 0.93 ERA for Minnesota Twins. Faces Tampa Bay and David Price tonight.
Tell it's the playoffs. Vogel usually pretty forthcoming with the media during regular season. Tonight in pre-game? Virtually nothing.
The home white uniforms return tonight http://t.co/4OnF8nLKeA
Pacers going with same starting lineup tonight, Vogel says. Defense will keep Hibbert close to the basket, whatever they do.
Not letting coaches off hook. I suggested benching Hibbert weeks ago. But the players have to show some self pride. Otherwise, forget it.
Two days in summary: starts on defense & being in their gaps, be more physical, contain Teague, defend without fouling, not overthink on O.
Stephenson says “they have something” to keep Teague out of the lane and from creating shots. What do they got? “I can’t tell you.”
Frank Vogel not tipping his hand. On whether there will be any lineup changes: “Maybe.”
Paul George said he put up ~500 jumpers after yesterday’s practice. As for any lineup changes: “I don’t think so.”
Interesting. Frank Vogel, whose team finished atop the East, didn’t receive any COY votes. Last year, he finished fifth.
San Antonio’s Greg Popovich named Coach of the Year for the third time. PHX’s Jeff Hornacek second, CHI’s Tom Thibodeau third.
What the hell lol
Tony Allen is a pest one of the best to play d
These western conference games I don't want t end they are that good
Let it fly!!!!!
Chicago’s Joakim Noah voted NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year. Roy Hibbert finished in a distant second, with 166 votes (to 555).
Fans in attendance for Game 2 on Tuesday will receive a gold rally towel: http://t.co/dQdr9ZtHUo
I asked Vogel if zone defense was a possibility. He didn't say it wasn't, and said he wished he had used it during regular season.
Vogel says there’s a hesitancy to make lineup changes because of the risk. “We all know the story of the Dallas Mavericks.”
PG on Barkley’s take: “That’s Charles being Charles. I don’t take no offense to it. Chuck ain’t ever been behind this team from the get go.”
Fun, fun game. Only one weekend in and the drama hasn't disappointed. Gotta love this stuff
Why'd Harden hesitate?
I sincerly believe that Damian Lillard has the Bill Conti catalogue playing in his head.
jump ball, holmes
Aldridge didn't even have to set that screen.
If Lopez is out, does that mean Meyers Leonard goes in? Would be a shame to muss that hair.