Candace Buckner

Hey! It's @ChrisDenari's birthday. Pacemates present him a cake that I'm sure Quinn is going jack.

Candace Buckner

Hibbert picks up his first asst, passing out of a double team to find Lavoy Allen. As a team #Pacers up to 10 assts on 16 makes. Lead 42-39

Candace Buckner

That was Rodney Stuckey tapping back an offensive rebound over two guys, including taller Lou Armundson

Mark Montieth

This game is simple to analyze. Knicks can't win without Carmelo, Pacers can't win without George Hill.

Candace Buckner

#Knicks ahead 37-34. Both teams have 14 defensive rebounds but #Pacers have 4 offensive boards; that effort helped on last possession.

Scott Agness

Lavoy ‘He’ll Get It’ Allen with two points, four rebounds in < 5mins.

Candace Buckner

I don't think Roy Hibbert was able to move Quincy Acy an inch on that post up

Scott Agness

Lavoy ‘Lil Boy’ Allen in replacing David West, rather than Luis Scola. Pacers trail the Knicks by five, early 2Q.

Candace Buckner

No Scola to start the second quarter - it's Lavoy Allen as backup 4

Candace Buckner

End 1st Q: #Knicks lead 29-22, were hot early but still maintained good shooting clip in spite of the whistles breaking the flow (61.1 %)

Candace Buckner

14 fouls called tonight so far.

Candace Buckner

That forced shot by David West was on Ian Mahinmi… he needed to get out of the paint. West took that shot to beat 3 seconds call

Candace Buckner

CJ Miles must've stretched tonight.

Candace Buckner

Quincy Acy = if Rick Ross lost 200 pounds.

Candace Buckner

#Knicks now with the Son Lineup (Shane Larkin and Hardaway, Jr.) and right on cue, Tim drops a 3. NYK up 27-16

Candace Buckner

That was a pretty sharp change of directions for George Hill on that sore groin. #goodsign or #becarefulson

Candace Buckner

David West, Facilitator. Finds Rodney Stuckey cutting to the basket for the layup. He's credited with 1 asst but active in moving the ball

Candace Buckner

Solomon Hill and Roy Hibbert miscommunication on the switch, leaves Carmelo Anthony (of all people) wide open for layup. #Knicks up 17-8

Scott Agness

Funny moment on the video board: George Hill’s girlfriend and her brother are shown on the kiss cam. Oops.

Candace Buckner

#Knicks have scored on seven of 10 possessions and shooting 77.8 percent. #defenseyall

Candace Buckner

Watson gets caught up in a screen and Calderon pops open midrange look. #Pacers immediately call TO. NYK leads 15-8 at 6:15 mark

Scott Agness

Amazing how much can change in a year. Last season, all 5 #Pacers starters rec'd votes for All-Star, PG & Roy went w coaches. This yr: None.

Candace Buckner

Roy gets called for hooking around Armundson and it's an offensive foul. But keep feeding him; #Pacers have done well getting ball in post

Candace Buckner

Carmelo Anthony made that look super easy

Conrad Brunner

Jason Smith whistled for hurling his face at David West's elbow. And, yes, blood resulted.

Candace Buckner

Travel on Roy Hibbert doesn't get called. #Pacers wound up with a foul but Jason Smith gets the worst of it, losing bodily fluids outchea

Conrad Brunner

ICYMI, reviewed debut of @BleacherReport video series chronicling @Paul George comeback. bit.ly/1Dk8zHS @Grady @dandakich @JMV1070

Conrad Brunner

Not exactly a must-win for #Pacers tonight. More like a better-not-lose-or-else.

Candace Buckner

Lillard. RT @Kurt Helin: So do you pick DeMarcus Cousins or Damian Lillard for the Kobe spot? Both got screwed, deserved to make roster.

Candace Buckner

With rookie Shayne Whittington away in Fort Wayne, a vet (Roy Hibbert) has to take care of the "captain's meeting" duties during pre game

Scott Agness

The #PacersFloJos — of PG, GHill, D-West, and Roy — will first be available in the gift shop for $110 (plus tax) on Feb. 4.

Conrad Brunner

If you're wondering who Langston Galloway is, one wise man offered this: "He's Jeremy Lin's second cousin." #Pacers #Knicks

Scott Agness

#Pacers confirm they’ll break out the #FloJos on 2/4 v DET, and for six games in total. bit.ly/15QD3qz http://t.co/nXFxQmg9BB

Conrad Brunner

CJ Miles will play a couple of short rotations tonight for #Pacers. G Hill still limited to around 20m off bench for 2 more games.

Scott Agness

VIDEO: Paul George working on his handles instagram.com/p/ydMOF4F5Sj/

Greg Rappaport

Paul George taking some corner 3s. http://t.co/R5pCDLNRdy

Scott Agness

George Hill getting shots up pre-game @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse instagram.com/p/ydL8vVl5SP/

Scott Agness

#Pacers rookie Shayne Whittington sent to D-League, will make debut w/ @TheMadAnts tonight bit.ly/1A45jT9 http://t.co/YnT6NUeuFd

Greg Rappaport

Pablo Prigioni getting some shots up an hour before tip. http://t.co/TXY6pLCcDI

Candace Buckner

#Pacers fans, be sure to folo @Chris Herring for #Knicks perspective. If I'm a fan, I'd want Herring to be the beat reporter of my team

Candace Buckner

Also, C.J. Watson has been playing with "pretty significant soreness" on his feet, Vogel said. And will do so for rest of the season.

Candace Buckner

Vogel said he expects to keep George Hill around his 20-minute restriction tonight & Saturday and "hopefully expand him after that."

Greg Rappaport

Stuckey, the only Pacer without social media, getting some pregame foul shots in. http://t.co/gsZuaicGha

Candace Buckner

"...and we’re going to have to play great to beat them." Vogel talking abt the much-improved (recently) #Knicks

Candace Buckner

Vogel on NYK: "We’re catching a team… that doesn’t have a good overall record but is playing their best basketball of the season right now..

Michael Pointer

Surprising. Missouri athletic director Mike Alfen resigning. University of #Evansville graduate.

Greg Rappaport

Carmelo will indeed play tonight. Some speculation he would sit since it's the second night of a b2b

Michael Pointer

Per TSN in Canada, former #Colts receiver Austin Collie has signed with CFL's B.C. Lions.

Greg Rappaport

Knicks Head Coach Fisher on the scene. http://t.co/52zkVPp7Pt

Scott Agness

Plan for George Hill is to keep him to 20 minutes again tonight and Saturday (vs Kings), then they hope to increase his workload.

Candace Buckner

CJ Miles will play tonight but in short rotations vs #Knicks

Scott Agness

C.J. Miles (groin) will play tonight in a few different short stretches, per coach Vogel. http://t.co/o9IcJTaIIX

Greg Rappaport

CJ Miles WILL play tonight.

Greg Rappaport

A project the @pacers and @Indiana PacersCares has had in the works since June finally comes to fruition nba.com/pacers/news/pa…

Greg Rappaport

Josh Gordon is the man. Too often we forget it's a 23-yr-old kid we are talking about. @TheCauldron continues to own medium.com/the-cauldron/a…

Michael Pointer

Plus, you may have noticed how well #Butler is playing. He's not a slam dunk, but to argue he's not a candidate is crazy.

Michael Pointer

Those using offensive numbers against Jones for Big East POY are missing the point. Super defender. Leader. Plays multiple roles. #Butler

Michael Pointer

We all saw this one from coming from a mile away: Pence kills Just IN news site indy.st/1KbWPJG via @indystar

Greg Rappaport

After shootaround, Cope (@Chris Copeland)got his hands on the mic and asked some tough Q's to Lavoy Allen(@Lavoy Allen) nba.com/pacers/video/t…

Michael Pointer

An extend #Butler Q&A: On Dunham's shooting, Holtmann's coaching, future scheduling, recruiting. indy.st/1CCCWeq via @indystar

Michael Pointer

For those not old enough to remember, White was a tremendous high school and college player. Led Purdue to 1999 national title.

Michael Pointer

#IndianaFever coach Stephanie White getting ultimate honor. Her alma mater to give out her bobblehead when Purdue hosts Illinois on Feb. 21.

Michael Pointer

Wrote about Ely and his longtime relationship with Perry head coach Mike Armstrong a few years ago. Good man and a good coach.

Michael Pointer

Best wishes to longtime Perry Meridian girls assistant Howard Ely, who suffered a heart attack recently indy.st/1K7LsTi via @indystar

Michael Pointer

IMO: Purdue kept it simple last night. Knew IU has real problems guarding the post. Kept feeding it there. Everything else followed.

Paul George

Wishing the big homie well @Kobe Bryant!! That rotator cuff is no joke!! instagram.com/p/yciyNZnMrU/

Michael Pointer

#Butler's game at Marquette on Saturday is on Fox Sports Net. That is Fox Sports Indiana locally. Check your listings elsewhere.

Greg Rappaport

Lavoy (@Lavoy Allen ) answers @JJFSINDIANA like Marshawn: "I'm just here so I won't get fined." Luckily, he went on to actually answer.

Michael Pointer

You can tell Roosevelt Jones has immense respect among coaches around Big East. Starting to think he has a legit shot for BE POY. #Butler

Michael Pointer

“That 2010 bunch was a pretty special group," Wojciechowski said. "This #Butler team is having a special year. I love their veterans."

Michael Pointer

Wojciechowski noted he had the scout on #Butler before the 2010 national title game when he was a Duke assistant.

Michael Pointer

Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski on Roosevelt Jones: "I really admire that kid." #Butler

Michael Pointer

"We played #Butler twice. I think they're one of the best defensive teams in the country," Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann said he's pleased by better balance. “We have great coaches in our league. One of the things they do is take away primary options."

Michael Pointer

Holtmann very complimentary of Marquette's Fisher and Carlino. Probably not what IU fans want to hear after lopsided loss to Purdue. #Butler

Michael Pointer

“He has the ability to score with his back to the basket which is kind of a special thing today," Holtmann on Marquette's Luke Fischer.

Michael Pointer

. . .special players I've ever coached. . .His mind and his competitive spirit in some ways may be his two greatest assets," Holtmann said.

Greg Rappaport

Cont'd: "they'll see me in more than one game. I definitely have bigger aspirations than making the Rising Starts Game."

Michael Pointer

Holtmann on Roosevelt Jones: "He’s probably the most unique player I’ve ever coached. I've also said he's one of the most. . (1)

Greg Rappaport

Solomon Hill on not making the Rising Stars game: "I have bigger worries out there ... If we can get to the playoffs,"

Michael Pointer

That has limited Davis' minutes, Holtmann said. Wonder if he's close to surpassing Etherington? We'll see. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Holtmann said Jackson Davis been impressive, but stuck behind two seniors (Woods, Etherington). Other freshmen only behind one. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Chris Holtmann was very popular on Big East coaches call this morning. Got a lot of questions. Highlights upcoming. #Butler

Candace Buckner

Per Vogel, #Pacers plan for rookie Shayne Whittington in D-League: play next two games with Fort Wayne & another stint near All-Star break

Candace Buckner

CJ Miles still questionable vs the #Knicks though he is going through extra shooting post shootaround

Conrad Brunner

New @BleacherReport video series lifts curtain on @Paul George's comeback. #Pacers bit.ly/1Dk8zHS http://t.co/s7udLUpryQ

Michael Pointer

The Big East is having a coaches teleconference with the media at 11 a.m. EST. I'll tweet along any pertinent news. Holtmann is on at 11:24.

Michael Pointer

We've got an extended #Butler q-and-a today. What do you think of Holtmann's coaching so far? indy.st/1CCCWeq via @indystar

Conrad Brunner

Hot Button: Can #Pacers salvage season? bit.ly/1ChcgkM @grady @dandakich @jmv @1070thefan http://t.co/MMbtEjTjZE

Chris Singleton

Beautiful mawnin! Today is going to be a good day!

Adonis Thomas

Shoutout to @DSmoove1_2many for being named a McDonald's All American. Represent the city! Big accomplishment!

Mark Montieth

Purdue's W-L record in game following "upsets" of IU is not good. Will be interesting to see how well they play at Northwestern on Saturday.

Mark Montieth

Props to Neal Beshears. Walk-on's been riding Purdue's bench for 4 years, and been through some hellacious practices. #LoveOfTheGame.

Mark Montieth

Free throw shooters falling backward as they release. I'll never understand it.

Candace Buckner

#Pacers C.J. Miles, the "psychic from Water Boy," reveals on Holding Court how he predicted Rudez's big game in ORL indy.st/1K6MT48

Mark Montieth

Seeing S. Bardo reminds me: He was bad shooter at Illinois. Troy Lewis used to yell "Yeahhhhh Bardo!" whenever he saw someone brick a shot.

CJ Watson

The death of your struggle determines the height of your success