SMH Frank Vogel...
I couldn't believe how many times he tried to run the same play for David West (15+ times IN A ROW), it was truly the definition of insanity (Doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result). Now don't get me wrong I love the toughness and the attitude he has brought to the Indiana Pacers, but man he does not know how to draw up plays to finish off a game.
Yes the Pacers won, but the game should've been put away earlier and putting the ball in George Hill's hands to dribble 100 times then dish with 2-3secs left on shot clock to me is useless. The best play they ran was the last one getting the ball into Paul George or Roy Hibbert's hand, I say that give the kid a chance to be that guy and don't handcuff him before we know whether or not he is capable of it or not.
On the plus side we got to see a bit more of Lance Stephenson and all though he didn't shoot well he was willing to man up in order to score down the stretch.
that Vogel was afraid to go to Hibbert vs Cousins, who is not a good defender. Instead, he wanted West vs the smaller Chuck Hayes on the perimeter (for some reason). I can see using Hill vs Brooks in the post, or Paul G vs Thornton in the post (never tried), but pick-n-roll with West looking for a contested shot on the perimeter was not working. Vogel's sets out of timeouts almost never work. This may be due to the Pacers lack of go-to guy, but it speaks to a bigger problem of poor coaching in critical moments.