What a game last night! The Pacers desperately needed a game like that to get a little re-energized. It would have been devastating to lose that game after dominating most of it. The Pacers showed fight and didn't give up even after David West nailed his jump shot with only about 4 seconds left. Dunleavy's tip was obviously the highlight of the game, but seeing the way Jeff Foster played was inspiring.
Jeff Foster has done so much for this organization, but hasn't had much opportunity to do much so far this season. As he always does, he maintains his conditioning and was ready when called upon. JOB said he wasn't real comfortable with Josh McRobert's health, so Foster got the start and played huge. His defense was huge against West and provide key offensive rebounds and a sense of comfort out there for the younger players. So, with this huge game, you have to ask...what should we expect the rest of the season from Foster? Will he continue to provide a spark every once in a while and see spot minutes? Will he lock down the starting PF position next to Roy Hibbbert? Or, will he get locked into the rotation while taking away minutes from one of the younger guys? Let me know where you see Jim O'Brien fitting in Foster over the course of the next few months...
After the jump check out the links of the days...
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One heck of a Christmas present | Pacers Insider | The Indianapolis Star
Mike Wells dives into the highlights of last night's game
Pacers beat Hornets at the buzzer | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com
Mike Dunleavy tipped in Danny Granger's missed shot as time expired to give the Indiana Pacers a 94-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at Conseco Fieldhouse on Monday.
Dunleavy's tip-in pushes Pacers past Hornets
Danny Granger's jump shot looked like a game-winner. It floated softly toward the rim and was halfway down ahead of the buzzer.
GAME REWIND: PACERS 94, HORNETS 93
Game Rewind has highlights, analysis, notes, quotes and stats from the Pacers' thrilling 94-93 victory over the Hornets Monday.
At The Hive - For New Orleans Hornets Fans
Check out the game recap and other analysis from SB Nation's at the hive
New Orleans Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers - Recap - December 20, 2010 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the New Orleans Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers game played on December 20, 2010
Dunleavy delivers last-second Christmas gift
Bruno looks into the "perfect miss"
Foster gets a start at power forward for Pacers
Nice analysis of Foster's big game last night
Bradley takes on idol, friend in Indiana's Ford
Jessica Camerato shares a nice story about T.J. Ford mentoring fellow Texas point guard Avery Bradley as he transitions to the NBA with the Boston Celtics.
NBA Basketball Power Rankings
Pacers take another tumble down the ESPN power rankings
2010-2011 Hollinger Power Rankings 16-30- National Basketball Association - ESPN
Check out the Pacers sitting right in the middle of the pack in Hollinger's rankings
Five observations from new-look Orlando Magic's debut loss to Atlanta Hawks - Chris Mannix - SI.com
Check out how the new-look Magic played last night, as they lost to the Hawks