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Ex-Pacers Sidney Lowe and Mike Sanders on Utah coaching staff. Seems most NBA teams have former Pacers on coaching staff. Not sure why.
Mahinmi down after a hard fall over Favors. Limps to bench for timeout. Gonna be a bull market on ice packs in locker room.
Mahinmi down hard under Utah basket. Seems genuinely hurt.
Roy out with 5th foul. But, Mahinmi has been better today anyway.
More than 3 mins and 1 FG into 4Q, I dare @grady to do the "goooooaaaaaallllll!" call on the next bucket.
Vogel sticks with Mahinmi in place of Hibbert to start fourth quarter. Can't say I blame him. West gets a breather and replaced by Turner.
George and West combined for 21 in third. Hayward had 11 for Utah.
Paul George is going to need to stay in the cold tub a little longer tonight after his last fall on a dunk attempt. He remains on the floor.
George slow getting up after being fouled hard by Utah's Evans. Walked off on his own, but that definitely hurt. Went down hard on back.
Scola and West on floor together. Combination we've seen this year, but not often. Hibbert on bench with four fouls.
Vogel going with both West-Scola as Hibbert (2pts) sits with four fouls. West has a game-high 21pts.
ABA Pacers got in fights, threw ball racks onto court, cussed out refs ... but now it's horrible they complain about calls? Is it that bad?
Pacers in the midst of a 18-5 run, and are now lead the Jazz, 63-58, 3:53 3Q. Watson and Mahinmi giving IND quality minutes.
There's your ominous shot of the day. Ian's free throws bounces off top of backboard and falls through.
Mahinmi puts back a Stephenson miss, makes FT to give Pacers a 60-58 lead with 4:32 left in the third.
"I didn't say nothing," George yells out after getting hit with technical.
Wonder what Paul George said to get a technical. Quick whistle there. Jazz ahead 58-52.
Now, Hibbert hit with fourth foul and heads to bench with 8:20 left. Not all bad. Frankly, Mahinmi has been better tonight.
Jazz miss 10 in a row but when Trey Burke breaks the skid, they're up three.
That's 11 techs for Lance, 3rd most among players. That brings his final total to 29K and is 6 techs away from mandatory suspension.
Once down 40-28, Pacers outscored the Jazz 17-6 over the final five minutes but trail by one, 46-45. West has 11pts.
Vogel did not protest the technical. Talked to Stephenson. Looked like he was trying to calm him down.
Lance Stephenson playing ridiculously out of control, has to be tamed by DWest after picking up his 11th technical foul of the season.
Refs are calling this game tight! Whistles galore.
Stephenson's 3 stops a 9-0 run for the Jazz, who lead 40-31.
On a related note, Utah is 18-10 with this starting lineup.
Pacers trail the Jazz, 35-28, mid 2Q. Both Stephenson and Hibbert are still scoreless (0-for-7). Jazz, meanwhile, shooting 58%.
Something special coming up during this TO if you're at the game. Pay attention.
Hellova pass from Sloan through wickets of legs in the lane.
Hayward hits a 3 after missing first four shots. I don't claim to be Rick Mount, but his shot really looks off.
Jazz got up 10, but Pacers have gone in front. 21-20 after 1. Mahinmi has 5pts, 2rebs in 8mins.
Mahinmi picks up his second foul, but some good news for Pacers. Utah's Favors picks up his second.
Ya know, if Diane Lane has asked me to walk the red carpet with her at The Oscars, I would have asked for the night off.
Indiana gets down and needs a bucket, they go to David West and he converts. Like clockwork.
Slow start for the Pacers, trailing 13-4 almost five minutes in. Derrick Favors has nine points.
So far: Lance running point, Roy curling off screens for Js.
Not shockingly, Hayward gets a warm ovation during introductions. A few Butler jerseys tonight, but nothing overwhelming.
George Hill will miss his second straight game due to a shoulder bruise. He says it isn’t right yet, couldn’t make all the passes, etc.
Brought up the IU score to Evan Turner. He’s confident OSU will make 2H run. Surprisingly said Purdue, Iowa, Penn St toughest B1G sites.
"I really think some of these teams are playing above themselves. Throwing in a lot of shots they normally don't make against good defense."
"No, I think we're going to go with George Hill and C.J. We'll use that situationally, but I don't see that as a long-term thing." --Vogel
Utah’s Jeremy Evans, who sprained an ankle in practice yesterday, will play tonight.
George Hill is going to test his bruised left shoulder pregame, then make a decision whether he can play tonight vs Jazz.