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This hasn't exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers.
The Indiana Pacers' prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg.
It's been a less than ideal offseason for the Indiana Pacers.
With Paul George lost for the entire 2013-14 season, the Pacers are scrambling to add some pep to an offense that ranked in the bottom third last season, even with George's team-leading 21.
The NBA Lebron is still one of the best defenders in the league, but given Miami finished 11th in defensive rating this season after being a top-five defensive team the last two seasons, it's not a surprise to see him on the second team instead of the first — where he had finished the last four years.
On the final possession of last night's game between the Heat and the Pacers, Miami trailed by two with a chance to either send the game into overtime or end the series with a three.
For the fourth time in the 2014 NBA Playoffs and the sixth time over his last 21 games, Pacers big man Roy Hibbert put up a bagel in the scoring column.
Combined, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had 23 points on 10-for-22 shooting through the first three quarters.
Miami's defense couldn't figure out what Indiana was doing on offense, and the Pacers withstood Miami's small ball attack on the other side of the court while cruising to a 107-96 win at home and a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Playoff basketball is structured to ignite the best basketball out of every player and every team fortunate enough to get invited to the big dance.
The NBA is “Where Amazing Happens” and the 2014 NBA Playoffs have given a new definition to the word amazing.
Roy was true to his word.
Everybody is wondering what's happened to Indiana big man Roy Hibbert.
Roy's been God-awful, but other guys have seen dips in production, too.