What a game last night! There were so many things that went right and clicked last night. The Indiana Pacers got any lose ball, had a number of deflections and even a number of steals to continue pushing when the New York Knicks tried to seal the game late. Danny Granger stepped up huge after being out with strep throat. Darren Collison and Roy Hibbert both had monster games as well, Roy has really excelled in defending the rim recently.
These three guys did have great games, but I think a part of them having great games was the focus Amare Stoudemire and company had on Tyler Hansbrough. Wow, he tearing it up recently! I think with the recent success of Hansbrough will take a lot of pressure off everyone else on the court. In turn, these guys will get more open shots and not feel like they will lose if they miss one shot. Hansbrough has been an absolute beast the last couple weeks and I look forward to seeing how well he does going up against the two best teams in the east, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls.
After the jump, check out the links of the day including what T.J. Ford is doing with his free time...
- Box Score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Pacers 119, Knicks 117
Danny Granger hits the game-winning shot with less than a second left as the Pacers defeat the New York Knicks 119-117 for the 2nd time in 3 days. Tyler Hansbrough surpasses his career-high and finishes with 30 points. Granger added 26 points along with Darren Collison's 24 points.
Granger hits game-winner as Pacers beat Knicks again | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger likes to refer to it as his go-to move. It's a move that he had yet to use for a game-winning basket during his six-year career.
Hansbrough beginning to blossom for Pacers | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Tyler Hansbrough doesn't play video games. Not that he has anything against video games, but they remind him of some of the worst times of his life, when he was back home in Missouri, unable to work out or lead a normal life, sidelined with vertigo and reduced to doing nothing more than playing video games on his couch.
- Tyler Hansbrough: Man On A Mission - HoopsWorld
No Final Shot for Anthony After Granger Hits Winner - NYTimes.com
A 17-foot jump shot by Danny Granger with 0.3 seconds to play gave the Pacers their second victory in three days over the Knicks.
No defense as Pacers beat Knicks - NYPOST.com
Marc Berman reports on the Knicks defensive woes against the Pacers.
Carmelo Anthony wanted ball in final play as Pacers beat Knicks on Danny Granger's game-winner
Frank Isola reports on a frustrated Melo after the Knicks' loss.
New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers - Recap - March 15, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers game played on March 15, 2011
- Posting and Toasting
- NBA Recaps For Tuesday, 3/15/11 (In Which Psycho T Dominates Dog Days Of March) - RealGM Wiretap
TJ Ford’s Enchilada Recipe
Gotta love a signature enchilada.
- Rondo’s play now a point of concern - The Boston Globe
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics - Preview - March 16, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Preview: Final statistics from the Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics game played on March 16, 2011
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - Recap - March 15, 2011 - ESPN
NBA Basketball Recap: Final statistics from the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks game played on March 15, 2011