Apr 17, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Indiana Pacers forward David West (21) shoots over the defense of Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand (42) during the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Indiana Pacers have done a great job in April of dictating their own post-season fate but with one more win can officially seal up the third seed in the East without relying on Atlanta losing.
Plenty of good stuff in the links today as the Pacers continue gathering momentum and attention heading into the playoffs. Of course, George Hill was tabbed the starting point guard for the remainder of the season although his first pitch for the Indy Indians was rained out.
David West has also ramped up his game with the playoffs in sight and also stiffened the spine of the roster to make sure no one backs down from a challenge, whether that be to their manhood or on the defensive end. The physical and mental toughness West and Hill have added this year can't be overlooked as they've helped a team with great chemistry bolster their confidence to a Vogel-esque level of believing anything is possible at this point.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Caught in the Web: West not only "a bad man," he's very, very good | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Caught in the Web: Changing of the guard, Hill to remain in lineup | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers' Hill to remain starter at point guard | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- David West helps lead Pacers back to NBA elite | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers' Winning Streak Boosts Attendance - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis
- NBA fines Pacers Danny Granger and David West; suspends Milwaukee's Larry Sanders for flare-up | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Pacers David West visits juvenile center " Breaking News " The Herald Bulletin
- Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Roy Hibbert: "We’re the best kept secret. We don’t need the national media to really give us any recognition."
- Brian Shaw talks about the Pacers progress with JMV - podcast
- George Hill chats with Greg Rakestraw on Dan Dakich Show - podcast
- Orlando Magic: Magic must prepare to compete in playoffs without Dwight Howard - Orlando Sentinel
- Chicago Bulls: Chicago Bulls must respond to physical play in kind - fox59.com
- Basketball Prospectus | Coach of the Year
- Basketball Prospectus | The Playoff Picture
- Don't expect Collins to tinker with Sixers lineup
- Klout.com ranks Colts' McAfee, Pacers' Hibbert high in social media influence | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com