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After huge 3, Lance runs right to a camera.
Stephenson (17/9/11) hits a huge 3-pointer, then slaps hands with coach Vogel. Pacers 97-91, 34.2 seconds.
David West with the block on Kevin Durant.
Now G. Hill back in for the final 59 secs
After Watson TO, Vogel brings back Hill.
That's the 2nd time a ref has gotten in the way of the ball tonight.
Watson checks in for Hill for final 3 minutes.
Out of the timeout, Vogel going with the starters + C.J. Watson. Tied at 89, 2:19 left.
Hibbert back in the game
With 2:19 remaining, Vogel is putting Roy Hibbert back into the game after Ian Mahinmi has played very, very solid
Pacers’ home finale is sellout No. 28 of the season, the most since 2000. They had 10 all last season.
Well, that 11-point lead disappeared in a hurry. Assist to G2 zone for waking up Westbrook with taunts.
Just like that, it’s all tied up at 89. 2:29 left.
All even here at BLF, 89-89 with 2:30 to go
Stephenson so caught up in trying to beat Westbrook that he got his pocket picked. His 4th turnover. Pacers clinging to 5-pt lead, 3:54.
Metta World Artest in the house.
Paul George a little gimpy. Hurt left knee on recent drive.
Westbrook tries one of those block-the-shot-on-a-dead-ball move (the ones I hate) and fell while doing it. BLF responds appropriately
Despite his donut, Roy Hibbert has been very active and vocal on the bench. He was the first out to greet the players during the timeout.
After knocking ref David Jones into the front row after a loose-ball chase, KD just turns and walks away. As well as refs take care of him?
Refs getting abused here today
So interesting that the two guys who sub in for the two starters with the biggest confidence issues have put together season high gms 2day
Season high for Ian Mahinmi with 11 points
Today’s bench play is what Larry Bird envisioned this past summer. Watson, Scola and Mahinmi all playing well and in double figures.
They play same position with same responsibilities and yet: GHill 2 FGA in last 52m, Watson 9 FGA in 22m tonight.
Season high for C.J. Watson. 19 points
C.J. Watson hits yet another 3-pointer, his fourth of the game, giving Indiana its first double-digit lead. 83-72, 9:10 left.
Stephenson, who’s played seven more minutes than any other Pacer (35), heads to the bench with 10:01 left. He has 12/7/9.
Pacers 74, Thunder 66 after three quarters of play. Five Pacers in double figures, led by DWest’s 16, eight tallied in the 3rd.
Paul George has 11 rebounds… his season high is 14
Nick Collison back out here to start bleeding again
Kevin Durant at it again. Draws the foul and hits the shot. He's now 8 for 17 with 26 points (perfect 10 for 10 at the FT line)
Triple-double alert update: Lance with 7-7-7 (and 4 TOs, so maybe should be quadruple double update)
Lance is always comedy. Vogel calls 4 a timeout and Lance is near the sideline darn there jumping and screaming b/c he wanted to run a play
Loose ball foul on Ibaka then hit with a technical foul
Technical foul on Serge Ibaka, and he may be hearing from the league for getting in official Scott Foster’s face like that.
Thunder leaving DWest open on the wing for jumpers and he’s making them pay. 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Timeout OKC.
Kendrick Perkins becomes the first starting center in this game to score a bucket
Kevin Durant getting his 8th and 9th free throws, much to the chagrin of Frank Vogel
Paul George with an easy two-handed flush on his own. He has 12 points; Pacers 58-55.
Just a spinning pass from Lance to David West because… well, I can't tell you why
When Larry Bird talks, reporters listen. http://t.co/r3q4cBL9nh
Pacers shot 50% in the first half, but have 12 turnovers and have been outscored at the line, 15-4. Durant with 7FTs by himself.
Pacers shooting 50 percent despite Hibbert going 0-7 and PG 1-6. Bench is 11-of-15. Like I've been saying, it's up to the All-Stars.
Hibbert is engaged in the game and trying, but can't score. It's obviously in his head now. But, no, not time to bench him. Think longterm.
Pacers lead the Thunder 47-45 at the break. C.J. Watson with 14 points, four off his season high. Durant has 19.
Watson takes Perkins to the rim and finishes tough layup
Lance Stephenson: 5 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds
Paul George called for his third foul. Vogel arguing to official David Jones that PG went straight up. Turner returns.
Roy's just snakebitten now and Paul George gets called for this third foul with 3:02 remaining in the half.
Luis Scola joins Watson in double figures, all 10 scored in the second period.
Roy wins tip but Westbrook steals possession from Paul George. Easy slam dunk on other end
Hibbert fell down (not sure why) on the baseline which leads to jump ball between he and Ibaka.
Pacers back with starters, except Scola for West.
Turner has had some bad moments this quarter, but I think his playmaking has stood out. Has four assists and two turnovers
Terrific fast break there, Turner finds Scola for the layup. Pacers with their biggest lead, 8, 41-33. 5:27 2Q. 10asts on 16 hoops so far.
If Scott Foster wasn't up before, he's wide awake now
Turner guarding, er, assigned to KD, and everyone else shooting for Thunder. Talk about bad recognition.
Your boy Mahinmi has been putting up some solid efforts under the radar lately
Watson completes the three-point play at the line. He’s 4-for-4 today, for a team-high 12 points. Pacers up 35-29.
Even if you take into account that 3-pter at the end of the quarter that was waved off, Watson has not missed a shot today
And I'm sure if we (the media) ask him about it later, Watson's response will be a monosyllable mumble.
Watson laid on ground and pumped his fist, that's about the most emotion I've seen out of "Quiet Storm" all year
C.J. Watson is feelings it. Knocks down a three, then finishes the 2 on 1 layup thru the foul.
Think C.J. Watson was missed?
As soon as they put a shot up, Pacers sending everyone but their center back on defense.
So if the Pacers lose by 3 or less, we know the turning point.
Durant 12 points, 4-8 FG in 1Q. Teammates 9 points, 2-12 FG.
Watson nearly does it again, but he stepped out of bounds. He’s 6-for-6 from deep in his 3gms back. They put 0.2 on the clock
Review of Watson's 3: he stepped out of bounds with 0.2 game clock. Left foot grazed the sideline.
Shot no good but Watson stepped out of bounds so .2 is back on the clock to close the quarter
Scott Foster with the initial call: no good. Watson's 3-pointer in the corner will not count. Refs not looking at the review
I think that was after the buzzer
Make that two triples in a row from C.J. Watson, who really has looked sharp since his long time off due to hamstring & elbow problems
Back-to-back triples from C.J. Watson, from the same spot, has the Pacers on top 22-19. Amazing how well he’s shot it since his elbow injury
I think everybody on the right side of BLF saw Watson open and really, really wanted D West to find him. He did. 3-pointer. Tied game.