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Is there a less predictable player in the NBA than DJ Augustin?
Idea that shorter shot clock will improve college bball is wrong. Studies have proven that. Only means bad shots are more likely.
Players and baseline camera folks are getting to know each other quite intimately this game. Now, count's up to Covington, Richardson, Scola
Philly's already in the penalty at the 7:06 mark. Thanks, Sixers. Thanks a lot.
Jason Richardson takes out two cameramen with one fall.
Hard foul by Robert Covington on the baseline. Still down and clearly in pain
Robert Covington gets by Miles easily & scores. Miles should find a new way to express disappointment tho - he stomps his already sore feet
Roy Hibbert has been a pest defensively tonight, but he needs more help. He's got 10 & 11 for his 14th double-double of the year, plus 4blks
During that set, S. Hill told George Hill to use Hibbert's screen. From there, G. Hill dropped a pretty step back baseline J.
Philly has cut the lead to 63-53
Roy Hibbert caught himself on that fall with his bare elbow. (Sleeve on his other one) Didn't look pretty. But he's OK
It should be a rule: if a big blocks a shot, then sprints down to the other end, he should automatically get a touch.
C.J. Miles back in the starting lineup here to begin the second half.
Pacers lead 59-46 at the half. So far the highlight of the game was Thomas Robinson running up to row 9, then almost getting a cherry pick.
Lavoy Allen Appearance
Roy Hibbert with some nice blocks during this 2nd Q and he has 7 rebounds to go with this.
What a dump off by Stuckey, finding Hibbert for the easy slam. Pacers' lead has swelled to 16 as Sixers keep throwin' up air balls.
Luis Scola scores a layup over Nerlens Noel while getting fouled. Hibbert celebrates w/ a roll-the-dice move (?) Not sure, but Indy up 44-34
Rodney Stuckey with 6 points here in the 2nd Q
JaVale McGee didn't even try to get around that screen and defend Ian Mahinmi on that inbounds play
Surprised McGee is putting up air balls from 18 feet when he's trying to get a buyout from Philadelphia.
So when are they replaying that HOU-CLE game?
Surprised McGee is playing while he tries to get a buyout from Philadelphia.
Guess the foot is feeling fine. Miles rises up for the and-1 over Grant.
Pacers got their better start. And then took a break. Just not comfortable with an early lead.
McGee tried defending the rim with his back turned to the play and jumping. That's either sheer creativity or just kinda weird
Last game, an elbow from JaVale McGee gave a pretty nasty shiner to Ian Mahinmi. Two still physical at end of this 1st Q
Looks like Noel was trying to throw a bounce pass there, then thought better of it… and still committed the turnover
C.J. Miles wearing some different shoes tonight (Peak brand), I'd imagine they're stocked with support for his heels
Miles gets word from Vogel to go check in. Pacers lead the Sixers, 15-7, with 4:55 left in the 1Q.
So Miles, who was scratched from the starting lineup, now comes in as a substitution.
Aaaaaan here comes CJ Miles
Damjan looking like the new kid dropped into a new school in the middle of the semester
PHI, NO, CHA, CLE mascots here to celebrate Boomer’s birthday. Note: They typically really are *the* one. Not just a random in a costume.
Robert Covington scronng. Rudež bounces off of him on rebound, and he wrestles ball away form Hibbert.
Brett Brown telling Isaiah Canaan to defend G. Hill better: "He doesn't even know you're here!"
Vogel wanted a faster start, sparked by better defense. So far getting it.
Luc Mbah a Moute's shot was uglier than a regular air ball. The thing grazed the bottom of the backboard
Remember, C.J. Miles missed most of Thursday's practice with sore feet issues.
No sign of C.J. Miles on the bench. Presumably still in the locker room with trainer Josh Corbeil.
Damjan Rudez gets his first-ever NBA start due to a late scratch of C.J. Miles (foot) from the lineup.
Late development: Damjan Rudež is starting in place of C.J. Miles
Frank Vogel's been saying he'll never catch Slick's record for wins. I wouldn't put it past him, though. He's a lifer, impervious to burnout
Pacers starting lineup: C- Roy Hibbert, F- David West, F -Solomon Hill, G - C.J. Miles, G- George Hill
Vogel on Noel: "He's a major-league disrupter on the defensive end."
... at him being able to even be discussed in that type of sentence. What an amazing thing the human body is."
76ers coach Brett Brown on PG: "When I hear about PG even in the conversation of coming back this year, I'm just blown away ...
Pretty cool to see a head coach working with his guys at shootaround http://t.co/8VmBTYDKFZ
Sixers coach Bret Brown was in awe that PG is even close to returning. Seemed genuinely amazed.
Joel Embiid working on the 3-ball. http://t.co/vx3JYwoHRK
Nerlens Noel is active and will give it a go tonight.
After win #191, George Hill presented coach Vogel with a ball. Of course, Hill kept the game ball as a keepsake for his first triple-double.
Solomon Hill missed practiced yesterday due to illness, but Frank Vogel says he's fine and will play.
Vogel sees Noel as a possible future all-defensive player.