The Pacers offense was in attack mode in the first half against the Hawks on Wednesday night and the Hawks couldn’t stop them. Which is an issue for the Hawks because the Pacers offense isn’t that good. But that’s another post for another day.
Gerald Green we know can dunk and he attacked the rim in this one and no measly Josh Smith was going to stop him. That was huge. HUGE.
But Roy Hibbert had a pretty good one of his own. We saw offensively aggressive Hibbert in the first quarter, he had 10 points, and that’s a good sign for the Pacers.
Matt Barnes says he went to house because his son looked distressed
It makes sense, though. Who cares about this preseason game? If travelling less helps the 66-year-old Popovich stay fresh in the years ahead, that’s well worth it. Plus, it gets Messina a little extra experience. Some day, he might be the head coach.