The Indiana Pacers look to split their season series with the Golden State Warriors when the two teams meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
The game will also mark Danny Granger's return to BLF where I'm sure he hopes the friendly environs will lead to a better shooting night after going 1-10 in Detroit on Saturday. The Warriors will present plenty of problems for the Pacers as they did in Oakland in early December when Paul George put up the "Golden State Goose Egg" which he used as motivation to become a monster for the rest of the season.
On Monday, Granger acknowledged PG and the other talent on the roster now which will change his role as he can now focus on the team winning as opposed to trying to carry the offense, as Mark Montieth reports.
"I don't need to be the player I was before," he said. "We have such a talented squad. We have five guys (four, actually) who are either an All-Star or have been an All-Star. We're a really, really deep team.
"We have seven or eight guys who don't care how many touches they get. Sometimes David West will score 30 points and the next game he'll take five shots. Same with Paul. Sometimes he likes to pass more than he likes to shoot. George Hill, same way. Nobody on our team really worries about scoring a lot of points, we just like to pass the ball around, move it and get good shots for each other, and that's what makes a team special. We don't have that one player who has to get 20 shots a game or he's going to be mad."
Check out the links:
Game Preview: Pacers vs Warriors | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
Pacers: Roger Brown Night at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday | Pacers Insider
Warriors’ Jackson doesn’t need award for validation | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
Unselfish Jarrett Jack a key to Golden State Warriors' rise - San Jose Mercury News
Granger's Impact and 10th Grade Science | Query & Schultz - WNDE Sports Radio 1260
Killer Lineup: The Pacers' stingy starters - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
George Hill: 0.7 ppg as a Freshman | Query & Schultz - WNDE Sports Radio 1260
Are Pacers being overlooked? | Watch the video - Yahoo! Sports
Notebook: Granger Talks, Power Rankings, more |
Wade tries to nickname himself "WOW." LeBron not impressed. | ProBasketballTalk
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