Indiana Pacers: West and George Carrying Load Without Granger

December 1st, 2012 by Tyler Brooke Leave a reply »
The Indiana Pacers won against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night 97-92.  This gives the Pacers a record of 8-8 on the season.  

After a very shaky start, they have now won four of their last five.  With the absence of Danny Granger due to injury, the Pacers are beginning to turn it around thanks to two of their best players.

David West has played very well recently without Granger in the lineup.  West currently is averaging 17.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories.  He has kept his field goal percentage close to what is was last year, shooting 48.3 percent.  However, he has increased his scoring by nearly five points per game, which is a big jump.

West showed that he is the guy to step in for Granger on Friday night.  West had 31 points on 13 of 20 shooting.  His impressive shooting overshadowed his 11 rebounds, giving him a rather impressive double-double.

Paul George is in his third year in the NBA, and he is now expected to be one of the star players for this team.  George is averaging 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.  All of these ...

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