Trans. Apr 24 8:50 ET (Apr 24 8:50 ET ) INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether it was Roy Hibbert dunking all over Ivan Johnson or Gerald Green hammering one down on Josh Smith, the Indiana Pacers made it clear they wouldn't settle for just beating the Atlanta Hawks.
March 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Pacers 95, Magic 73 The Indiana Pacers followed up their easy victory over the Cavaliers on Monday by beating the Magic 95-73 on Tuesday. Indiana has won two in a row after dropping two straight and four of its last six prior to the Cleveland game. Swingman Paul George had 19 points and five rebounds for the Pacers. Gerald Green added 15 points off the bench for Indiana. Arron Afflalo and Maurice Harkless had 10 points each for Orlando while Magic coach Jacque Vaughn was ejected after picking up two technicals in the second half. ...
HOUSTON — Earlier this week, Terrence Ross told Ball Don't Lie that he thought he had a chance to surprise some people on All-Star Saturday Night, because he didn't think many people knew what he was capable of . Well, they sure do now, after the Toronto Raptors rookie won the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in a stunning display at the Toyota Center on Saturday.
"This feels unbelievable," Ross said as he held the competition trophy over his head after defeating 2012 contest champion Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz in the championship round.
Ross received 58 percent of the fan vote for the final round, compared to 42 percent for Evans.
Ross outlasted the heavily favored duo of 2007 champion/2008 runner-up Gerald Green of the Indiana Pacers and legendary dunker James White of the New York Knicks to earn the Eastern Conference's slot in the final round. Evans, who said Friday he felt he wasn't getting the respect he deserved as the defending champion in this event, outshined Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe and Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried to represent the West in the finals before finishing as the runner-up.