What They’re Saying: December 1st, 2014
The Indiana Pacers waived guard A.J. Price on Friday to make room for guard C.J. Watson, returning from injury. Watson and David West both made their season debuts Friday night in the Pacers’ 98-83 home win over the Orlando Magic, before falling to the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Saturday 109-97. Here’s what people around the web are saying on Price, Friday’s win against the Magic, and the loss in Cleveland on Saturday.
Indy Cornrows: “After a hellacious month of injuries, the Indiana Pacers have finally begun to see a light at the end of the tunnel with David West and C.J. Watson both making their season debuts against the Orlando Magic…Indiana would hold the Magic to just 83 points on the night, winning 98-83 in controlling fashion, rarely letting the Magic get much more than a run when the score began to tighten up.” Read More
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst: “The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed veteran guard A.J. Price off waivers from the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. To make room for Price on the roster, the Cavs waived rookie guard Will Cherry. Price played well in 10 games with the Pacers, averaging 10.5 points and 2.7 assists while shooting 44 percent. The Pacers waived Price after point guard C.J. Watson returned from injury last week.” Read More
IndyStar: “Never mind that injuries have still sidelined two starters, the other big nuisance in the Pacers’ 2014-15 season has been the rush of opponents that like to play as if the 24-second shot clock takes too long. So far, Indiana has not fared well against these teams and again on Saturday, the Pacers remained stuck in the mud while another opponent played a full-on sprint. The latest hare, the Cleveland Cavaliers who jumped to a large lead inside a sold-out Quicken Loans Arena and held on for the 109-97 victory.” Read More
Indy Cornrows: “Indiana had no margin for error against the Cavs, and despite digging out of a 19 point hole, hurt themselves from the get go even falling into that hole. In a game James offered his lamentations at not getting to face Paul George, he likely didn’t have the same feelings for Roy Hibbert, whose absence opened up the paint for 48 Cleveland points.” Read More
USA Today Sports: “The Indiana Pacers received an energy jolt with the return of David West and C.J. Watson from injury and moved a spot up in this week’s USA TODAY NBA power rankings. The Pacers are still a far cry from the heights they were accustomed to last year, but scrappy play has Frank Vogel’s squad primed for a run at a playoff berth.” Read More