The Raptors after a humbling loss to the Bobcats now face the lone remaining undefeated team in the NBA in the Indiana Pacers. This seems like bad news for the Raptors despite having some success on the road last year in Indiana. It begins with figuring out how to deal with Roy Hibbert on both ends of the floor. After a slow start to last year Hibbert is back to his usual form basketball wise for the Pacers. If you figure that out if you couldn’t guard Gerald Henderson on the Bobcats have fun trying to deal with Paul George.
Getting back to Roy Hibbert unlike the Raptors he is talking D on Tiwtter and bringing that effort with him to the floor. Also a note for all you cyber bullies and trolls don’t go looking to mess with @Hoya2aPacer because he will fire back. All of this got some attention in the Indy Star where Hibbert proclaimed himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year.
Pacers are coming off an impressive 17 point win over the Bulls and sit as the NBA’s only undefeated team as mentioned at a perfect 5-0. The Raptors in their first 5 games have given no reason for us to think the Pacers will not be 6-0 after tonight.
Raptors after this game will fly home to face the Jazz with a rare Saturday night tilt at the ACC. Will Fifer will have the re-cap of this one tonight with Pacers and Raptors.