|2013-14 NBA Playoffs|
|May 1, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Philips Arena - Atlanta, GA|
|TV: FOX Sports Indiana/NBA TV---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Jeff Teague|
|Lance Stephenson||SG||Kyle Korver|
|Paul George||SF||DeMarre Carroll|
|David West||PF||Paul Millsap|
|Roy Hibbert||C||Pero Antic|
While Frank Vogel remains coy on any changes for the critical game, the players have indicated a new plan of attack is ready to roll after a couple of practices at the Fieldhouse before leaving for Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon. After the team's shootaround in Atlanta, Paul George told the media he was ready for the team to switch up their approach and go small, as Candace Buckner reported. (Note to self: Don't tell PG any secrets.)
Seems like a good plan but the question remains: How will the Pacers implement their plan?
I still assume the regular starting five will begin the game. Will Hibbert be used more against the Hawks' second unit? Will he be used more than 10 minutes? Will Chris Copeland see extended minutes in both the first and second half? Will Cope remain a break glass emergency option if things aren't going well in the second half? Will C.J. Watson and George Hill play more together?
Regardless of how those questions are answered, Paul George and David West will be heavily involved and have to rise up to lead the Pacers. Big time players have to show up in big time games and for the Pacers this is as big as it gets for this season.
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