Atlanta Hawks Too Much To Handle For Shorthanded Pacers at Home

November 16th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Even though Darren Collison and Tyler Hansbrough missed the game with left ankle sprains, that is never an excuse for losing a game, especially at home.

Yes, the Hawks are a fantastic team, a squad capable of getting a top four seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, but if Indiana is ready to make a move in the East, they have to play better in the second half.

They trailed by just one at the half, but Atlanta jumped on them early in the second half, and quickly found themselves up by 13 points. The Pacers were never able to get it closer than five points the rest of the way.

T.J. Ford started at PG for the Pacers, and he did okay on offense with six points, five assists and no turnovers. On the other hand, he shot just three for 10 from the floor, and on defense, Mike Bibby and Jamal Crawford were able to do whatever they wanted.

Bibby finished with 16 points and seven assists, while Crawford came off the bench to add 11 points and five assists. Josh Smith led all scorers with 25, eight assists and seven blocks.

Danny Granger led the way for Indiana with 22 points and six rebounds, but Roy Hibbert was the main force, wi ...

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