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Just showed Springsteen at the UCLA-Duke game. Only guy there making more than Coach K.
200k. Wow. Thank u all.
Lakers say Kobe is out 6wks w/ a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. That puts him back about the time IND in LA: 1/28.
A reporter mentioned to George that he might get a little more rest with Granger back. "Yeah, I can tan on the sideline," he said. Comedian.
Granger: "It’s not a thing where I have to rush (back) or do this or do that. As long as I’m ready by the playoffs, I’ll be fine."
Granger expects to mess up a few plays and have some mishaps. But "I’m a lot better than I was a week ago,” he said.
Vogel believes Granger is good w/ play calls. They ran thru an extensive simulation for ~30mins to make sure he is good at both wing spots.
Vogel: There’s no way to simulate the game intensity/adrenaline. I’m sure that’ll feel differently for him & there’s gonna be an adj. period
It's official: Granger will debut tomorrow, scheduled for 15-20 minutes.
Tonight's 1on1: Former ND All-American Vagas Ferguson, who's back in Richmond working for school system. 7pm on FM107.5 and 1070 The Fan.
Vogel says Granger is officially playing tomorrow. Likely 15-20 minutes.
PG: “It’s been long-awaited. To answer all the ‘Can Paul George and Danny Granger play together.’ I think it’s time to move beyond that.”
Would have been funny if Phil Knight donated the money for Assembly Hall and had it named after himself.
Just how does someone donate $40 million to a university? Write a check? Brinks truck? Online banking?
IU renaming the Hall — Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall — after Cindy Simon Skjodt, daughter of former Pacers co-owner Mel Simon, donates $40M.
“Both schools have great fan and alumni bases there, so it will make for an entertaining evening of college football," Burke said.
Almost 14 hours since last night’s Pacers-Heat game ended, NBA official Joey Crawford is the No.1 Twitter trend in Indy.
Paul George is 14th most popular NBA jersey in terms of sales from Oct. to Dec. Top five: LeBron, Kobe, DRose, Durant, Carmelo.
ESPN’s telecast of Pacers-Heat drew a 2.4 overnight rtg, the highest of the yr. Pulled a 6.7 in Indy, the highest non-Xmas reg. season game.
Quote of the week. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela
Seems arguments among players in a huddle always lead to good things. Like with LeBron and Chalmers.
Jalen told story of stealing TV and vcr from Patrick Ewing at airport during Pacers - Knicks playoff series.
Tough one tonight very competitive Game we will bounce back
Hibbert was limited to 6pts and 2rebs in 23mins. MIA scored 50pts in the paint (and were +1 on the glass), a season-high for an IND opponent
Vogel: “Got to move the ball against them. … Got a little sticky for a couple possessions.”
It’s just too bad we have to wait until March 26 for the next meeting. IND and MIA play twice over the final 11 games.
Heat's big three accounted for 71 of their 97 points (73%). Last meeting, none of them scored over 17 (55% of Miami’s points.)
Pacers defense good enough to win a championship. Offense needs a lot of improvement. Too slow to initiate, too predictable.
Heat outscored the Pacers 26-18 in the 4th, 12-2 over the final 3:09. Indiana missed its final five shots.
Pacers fall in Miami, 97-94, for their second consecutive loss. Paul George scored 25. Wade dropped 32.
Man, it would really help to have a point guard that could pass.
Pacers run the usual pick-and-roll with Hill and West, then Hill tries to fire to PG in the corner. LeBron intercepts and is fouled.
David West gets to the free throw line, and hits them both. 95-94 Heat, with 44.4 seconds.
Heat on a 10-0 run, and it’s a 3-pointer from Ray Allen, of course, who gives the Heat their first lead since the 1Q. 95-92. One minute...
Amazing how much Pacers struggle to get good shots.
Bosh nails a 3-pointer to tie the game up for just the 4th time tonight. 1:15 to play.
Ray Allen in five regular season games vs. the Pacers over the last two seasons: 5-for-26 FGs.
Wade with an easy dunk in transition brings the Heat to within three, 92-89, with 2:43 to play.
I used to cringe whenever Lance got the ball late in the clock. Now I cringe when he doesn't.
Are the Kia rodents gerbils or hamsters? My wife needs to know. She's disappointed every time she sees a Soul being driven by a human.
Vogel calls a timeout midway thru the 4Q. With Hibbert still on the bench, Pacers hold a 6-pt lead. PG has 20+pts for the 1st time in 4gms.
"Look at my tan, Joey."
James to Chalmers, making up in recent timeout: "Yo, Rio, I was wrong. My bad"
OK, now we're having some fun. The kind that requires Pepto.
Ian Mahinmi, everybody. His best game of the season. Especially if he stops shooting jumpers.
Why not play off LeBron and see if his jumper is falling?
David West had a typical David West third quarter. 11pts in the period. Pacers’ lead is just five; they’re 18-0 when leading after 3.
Gonna be interesting to see what kind of poise Pacers have in 4th quarter.
James nearly injured himself running into PG while aggressively failing to pick up his fourth foul.
A LeBron James and-1 slam ignites the crowd. Indiana’s lead trimmed to five.
$50 fine for every Mahinmi jump shot.
Chalmers fouls Paul George in the act of shooting a 3-pointer, his 4th. PG hits all three. IND 66-51.
Miami still without a 3-pointer tonight, 0-for-9. They hit eight per game, on average.
Excellent hustle back by Stephenson to steal the ball, then PG makes the Heat pay with 3-pointer at the other end. 63-49
I appreciate coaches who take risks. Hibbert should know better. Gotta trust your veteran players.
And that's precisely why. Unnecessary gamble now leads to Hibbert's fifth foul as Heat isolate Bosh and make it happen.
Less than a minute later, Hibbert is whistled for No. 5. Was the right call. Pacers need big minutes from Mahinmi, Scola.
Don't agree with leaving Hibbert in the game with 4 fouls. Way too early for that.
Vogel opting to leave Hibbert in with four fouls. 9:20 left in the third.
Joey Crawford wants to review whether Battier’s shove is flagrant.
Basic truth: Games always appear better-played in person than on TV. Being there makes a difference.
Don't know if I've ever seen a coach's career ascend and crash more quickly than Avery Johnson's. Coach of the Year, then gone in no time.
Halftime discovery: there is such a thing as a Moose Munch cookie. I may weigh 350 by the final buzzer.
Pacers have a 52-41 halftime lead, led by 11 points and 6 assists from Lance Stephenson. Wade with 14.
Alert the equipment staff to rub some Flex-All in Hibbert's, um, undergarment at halftime.
Two keys for the Pacers: They have just one turnover in the 2nd, and the Heat are 0-for-7 from deep.
Here's the thing: Pacers up 11 and PG has three points.
Miami can call flop all it wants but Wade was taking a shot at his head, had no play on the ball.
Pacers simply don't move the ball well enough. A point Larry Bird made in my Q&A last week. Initiate offense more quickly, then be patient.
If anyone is still trying to find Waldo, he's on the Miami bench.
Too much dribbling, but the Pacers are bailed out by a LeBron foul — his third. Refs say no FTs for Hibbert. 4:26 2Q.
Vogel said yesterday best way to get PG going might be to have him play off the ball more, work the weakside. Not seeing much of that.
Now nine straight points for Miami. Pacers’ lead is down to three, with 6:25 left in the half.
Lance Stephenson and Mario Chalmers given double T’s. Stephenson has a team-high five technicals this season.
So now we see why Haslem's in the game.