IC Cold Links: Pacers snap losing streak against Wizards, using Paul George as the secret weapon


Many positive headlines after last night's game!  Darren Collison played real well, while attacking and looking to score (which he seems to be able to do at will sometimes).  Danny Granger drove to the basket for EASY buckets?!  He should really limit himself to outside shots until he makes at least 5 fg's inside the paint or right outside the paint.  I think this would much such a positive impact in his game.  Roy Hibbert looked pretty strong down low....oh yeah, and Paul George had a huge impact on the game!....

I loved the spark this guy provided, but did you see how many deflections this young rook had?? Even when he wasn't getting steals (which he was about every 3 minutes he played), his hands are so active and have to frustrate the opponent.  It's great to see him get some run and it seems Jim O'Brien didn't immediately shoot down his confidence, so let's see how this progresses.  Sounds like we may see some more small ball, which would obviously affect our defense quite a bit.  Keep an eye out for Granger playing more 4 so PG can get some floor time.

After the jump, check out the links of the day including Paul George's nice windmill dunk....

PACERS: Official Box Score: Pacers 95, Wizards 86

PACERS: Game Rewind: Pacers 95, Wizards 86
Here is the game review from Pacers.com and in case you missed it, Paul George's windmill is on here too!

Balanced Pacers cruise past Washington, 95-86 | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
Danny Granger and Darren Collison scored 18 points apiece and the Indiana Pacers pulled away early for a 95-86 victory over the Washington Wizards today.

Wizards at Pacers: Washington loses 16th straight road game despite 25 points from John Wall
Washington Post review of last night's game

Wizards commit a zillion turnovers, lose to Pacers - Bullets Forever
review from the perspective of SB Nation's Bullets Forever....

George may be the Pacers' cure
PG getting some major love in the links today!

IndyStar.com | George’s play is about to impact the rotation | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star
IndyStar.com: 'Next man up' philosophy paying off

Pacers say good riddance to December with win over Wizards | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
The Indiana Pacers couldn't wait to take December, throw it in a trash bag and place it on the curb along Pennsylvania Street for pickup.

Pacers' George makes most of his playing time | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
Indiana Pacers rookie forward Paul George darted into the lane and picked off fellow rookie John Wall's pass and raced up court.

Your NBA team's New Year's resolutions - CBSSports.com
Not much here in regards to Pacers...nothing we didn't know, but I figured I would throw it out there in case you want to check out other teams..

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