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David West shot 11-of-17 from the field for 26 points with five boards and one assist in 41 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.
He had a big game and did some damage with seven of his field goals coming from within the paint. The Pacers had the Heat right where they wanted them in the first half with a five-point lead and a slower pace, but Miami changed the tempo in the second half. Lance Stephenson was also effective on the glass with his 12 boards to go with seven points, three assists and three steals, but his shot selection was sub-par, shooting 2-of-10 from the field.
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The Clippers will make a "hard run" at David West in the offseason, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
West is responsible for changing the culture with the Pacers, and both Indiana and West have gone on the record saying they'd like to remain with each other. Regardless, the Clippers will have West on the radar, and it wouldn't surprise us to see the veteran cash in with another multi-year deal around $10 million per season like the contract he's playing on now. West played with Chris Paul in New Orleans.
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David West was limited by a strained right calf during Monday's practice, but he doesn't expect it to hamper him during Game 1 on Wednesday.
When asked if the injury would be an issue, West replied, "Nah." He is the Pacers' third-leading scorer during the playoffs at 15.5 ppg on 47.0 percent shooting, while playing nearly 35 minutes per game, and the good news is that his strained calf has a few more days to fully heal.
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David West logged a double-double in Thursday's 85-75 loss to the Knicks with 17 points and 10 boards, while adding two assists and three steals in 39 minutes.
He was hobbling a bit in the first quarter with an apparent foot injury, but it didn't seem to be an issue as the game progressed. West shot 7-of-17 and struggled with his jumper, making just one of his six attempts outside of seven feet. He wasn't the only one that was off as Roy Hibbert was also sub-par with nine points, seven boards, one assist and two blocks in 31 minutes.
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David West said the Pacers young core "only has room to get better," and he is inclined to re-sign with the team as a free agent this summer.
Remember that the Pacers are still competing in the playoffs, so West's circumspect quotes must be taken with a big grain of salt. "I love it here, love this group of guys, this environment, love the core group that we have," said West. The 32-year-old PF is earning $10 million this season and may look for similar compensation in a new contract.
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David West scored a team-high 20 points in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Knicks to go with four boards, two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes.
The Pacers were getting great shots all afternoon and outscored the Knicks in the paint 46-32. Even though they didn't record any fastbreak points, the Pacers were able to put up 102 points in the win. The Knicks put Carmelo Anthony on West for a large portion of the game and that looks to be more than a mismatch for the undersized Knicks. New York did a bang-up job on West in their four games against him during the regular season with West averaging just 13.8 points per game.
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David West scored 21 points on 9-of-21 shooting with eight rebounds and four blocks as the Pacers dispatched the Hawks to advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Friday.
The Pacers struggled a lot more than many thought they would with the Hawks, but they pose a legitimate threat to the Knicks in the next round. Roy Hibbert went for 17 and 11 with two blocks, and George Hill had 21 points and seven assists in the win.