GAME GRADES: Can we play the Bucks again? Pacers 105, Nets 91

Posted on: December 28th, 2013 by Chris Hooker Comments


Jason Terry POINT GUARD

Made one shot and had a goofy collision with Lance Stephenson that resulted in a foul. That's about all I remember.

Mason Plumlee CENTER

Finished two big alley-oops from D-Will and had some better defensive moments than in recent memory. He didn't shut out Roy Hibbert, but I thought he played him tough and provided his usual instant energy style of play. There's a case to be made for more minutes, but his one-dimensional game did hurt that case.

Paul Pierce POWER FORWARD

One of his best offensive days of the season in the first half, as he was simply on fire shooting and was making buckets from all over the floor. But Paul George was the better Paul tonight, and a lot of that was because of the defense Pierce played on him. In the third quarter collapse, he was the reason the Nets stayed in the game, but they also ran a few iso plays for him that didn't go well.

Shaun Livingston POINT GUARD

Deron Williams was simply not good tonight, and Livingston should have played more minutes before of it. Played good D on Watson and even hit a jump shot!

Kevin Garnett POWER FORWARD

Kevin Garnett cannot shoot a basketball to save his life.

Alan Anderson SHOOTING GUARD

Good defensive moments and made a couple of buckets. I like what he brings on both ends of the floor, but with the state of the roster right now, it's tough to argue that he should be back to being a starter.

Deron Williams POINT GUARD

Got burned by George Hill on several occasions and was lazy with the basketball. I don't understand what went on with him tonight. Played with little energy and urgency and refused to attack the basket. Didn't start the fourth quarter and it was warranted.

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

Speaking of playing with little energy and urgency, Joe Johnson was apparently playing NBA 2K tonight. He couldn't shoot, he couldn't defend and appeared to be checked out by the fourth quarter. Should not have played in the last 12 minutes.

Reggie Evans POWER FORWARD

Had a nice little put back dunk. That's it.

Mirza Teletovic POWER FORWARD

Your quintessential Mirza game. Made a few threes and had some nice offensive moments, but then he started missing. Then he made a few more buckets, and then he missed some. Had a hard time guarding David West, because David West is about a million times stronger than Teletovic. I don't think he should be starting, but more on this later. Still, for a moment in the second quarter, we got a nice little #FEARZA hashtag rolling. That was fun.