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Me: "Lionel Messi!" West, unconcerned: "Who's Lionel Messi?" Me: "The biggest star in the world!" West, apathetic: "What does he do?"
C.J. Miles on snapping the 6-game losing streak: "It just takes some of that weight off."
Estos pibes tienen mucha onda... http://t.co/AsEwXic1tj
Meanwhile, the Spurs are on track to score 142 tonight...
After gm, Damjan Rudež was smiling big. Not just bc of the win. Was waiting for Scola to finish dressing so he can tag along and meet Messi
Also, it helped that John Wall had five fouls. Had to defend G. Hill cautiously on last play
Hill said he knew once Nene committed to D West to defend a possible pick-&-pop, he would have straight lane to the basket.
George Hill on his GW play: "Just trying to get to my float game, my right hand layup quick."
Boston loses at home to Miami but remains in 8th in the East with tiebreaker on the Pacers. 9. Pacers (31-40) 10. Nets (30-40) 11. Hornets
George Hill scores 29 points, including 12 in the 4th Q and the game winning finger roll. That's what you call Capitol Hill, y'all.
George Hill has gone from Most Misunderstood Pacer to Most Valuable Pacer.
Knew that play was coming from a mile away … and still, George Hill scores to end the losing streak. 103-101 in DC.
That George Hill!
Wall drains the 3 around a Gortat screen that G. Hill got caught in. All tied up at 101 with 11.2 seconds remaining
That John Wall.
Pacers have so much trouble getting the ball in at times like this. West was open for the pass.
If you watch Solomon Hill, he's as much a coach on the floor as much as anyone. Not bad for a second year player.
George Hill take over.
G. Hill with the steal and fast break. Great PG matchup between Hill and Wall right now
John Wall with 10 points in the first five minutes of the 4th Q
Good to see Rasual Butler playing for DC. Told me earlier this year he hopes to play another yr or 2. Then, wants to get into broadcasting.
John Wall now taking over
The amount of crazy that happens when an opposing player misses two straight FTs… when he does, fans inside Verizon get free Chick Fil A
George Hill, as he has been doing recently, carrying the load for the starters with 17 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds.
Asked Vogel earlier today what has to be done to get more balance from the starters. Gave a forgettable response. Roy 0 pts, D West 6 pts
Nearly every Argentinian soccer player in the suite threw their hands up and went "Oooo" when Scola's mid range jumper missed.
Developing a dependable jump shot will secure Solomon Hill a place in the league for a long time.
Argentinian soccer players have got to be thinking: 'we score more than this, no?'
Luis Scola's two early fouls have given the backup minutes to Lavoy Allen: 5 mins, 1 reb, 1 foul, 0 pts
On Tuesday, Frank Vogel talked about how Wall's speed challenges the entire team on fastbreak D. It was on display there.
Rasual Butler really helping out his old team again
Messi more than gracious to smile for those fans currently in the selfie struggle game, trying to hold their phones @ just the right angle
Vogel shaking things up by putting Lavoy Allen in the game at PF due to Scola's foul trouble.
Brad Beal (sprained right ankle) is OUT for the rest of the game.
Indiana's 14 1st Q points tied its season low. Happened twice, once vs Portland and the other vs. Washington in November.
Messi, front row on the left of the reflection. He was passing down water bottles to teammates http://t.co/QxiAFK2MU2
Brad Beal now walking gingerly off the court during this timeout
Man, you gotta hope Beal is OK. man has dealt with a bunch of injuries in his young career. His right ankle was severely tweaked.
David West took a knee from Drew Gooden (who is still in the NBA!!) and exits the game.
David West sitting at the end of bench, a trainer is working on his left calf/leg it appears from my vantage point.
Apparently, Lionel Messi is at the game tonight with his Argentinean nat'l soccer teammates. Fans next to press row super giddy, taking pics
There were multiple beer causalities on that play as Mahinmi and Sessions go into the front row.
Some of Harden must have rubbed off on George Hill. The swing through move - which I hate - works and earns Hill 3 FTs
Pacers get some good ball movement and it leads to a CJ Miles tre.
That offensive set seemed to be doomed after the second pass
Wizards answer Pacers 6-0 start with a 10-0 run of their own. Vogel calls a timeout.
With Rodney Stuckey and Paul George both out tonight, the Pacers’ total for games missed due to injury is now 201.
Vogel: "I read (the comments)… I don’t have the same opinion of the Wizards. They’re a tough minded group."
I say tonight's Vogel Reply-O-Meter is teetering on a 7
Vogel cont'd: "We’ll let everybody know when he’s ready to play, give y’all plenty of time to write your stories."
Tonight R-O-M comes from a PG question asked by a Wash. reporter: "I'm sure you get asked this all the time…" Vogel: "Everyday..."
I'm going to start a Vogel Reply-O-Meter for all the P George ?s. Scale of 1 to 10. 1= Slightly Annoyed. 10 = U Got 1 Mo' Time Askin Bout PG
Bird on keeping core intact: “I wanted to keep our group together b/c in the summer, if David and Roy opt out, we're back to zero, really."
Larry Bird to ESPN on tanking: “I've never believed in that. If I ever get that way, I'll be out of the game.”