With Butler about to take on Duke in the NCAA Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Pacers took care of business against the Houston Rockets in nearby Conseco Fieldhouse in a 133-102 blowout.
About time the reserves played more minutes. Josh McRoberts was on fire, throwing behind the head and behind the back passes on his way to 18 points, 12 boards in 33 minutes, hitting 8 of 9 shots. AJ Price played 23 minutes and scored 17 points. No starter played more than 29 minutes. Hibbert was dominant, with 20 points, 11 boards, 7 assists and 2 blocks, but Rush went scoreless in 19 minutes (took only ONE shot!).
I like to see McRoberts and Price play 30+ minutes a night for the rest of the season, but I can’t complain with tonight’s performance. If the Pacers win games like this, then so be it.