» A Chance in Hill: Lance Stephenson returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and no one really cared. Instead, Pacers fans were talking about Solomon Hill’s buzzer-beating putback that lifted Indiana to an 88-86 win over Charlotte.
Stephenson, meanwhile, was neither #GoodLance nor #BadLance, finishing with 10 points. #SoSoLance?
» Leaving—the Possibility: Is it time to to start considering that IU freshman James Blackmon Jr. might be a one-and-done? Last night the shooting guard scored 26 in the unbeaten Hoosiers’ Assembly Hall win over No. 22 SMU (hey there, Larry Brown). We’re only three games into the season, but Blackmon is averaging 23.3 points per game and shooting better than 60 percent from 3-point range. By the way, on Saturday the Hoosiers will face one of Donnie Baseball’s kids.
» Probably Gets the Coffee Order Wrong, Too: The Pacers’ David Benner is learning that interns can be so needy:
— David Benner (@PacersDMB) November 19, 2014
» Happy Birthday, “Malice in the Palace”: This week marked the 10th anniversary of the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl. The Indianapolis Star‘s Candace Buckner took a look at how the incident changed the NBA while frequent IM contributor Matt Gonzales, writing for Punchnels, declared the franchise’s black eye healed.
» Dance Remix: We got a lot of social-media response to our post about Anthony Castonzo’s end-zone dance during the Colts’ 42–20 loss to New England. Castonzo, an offensive tackle who scored his first career touchdown, said he drew inspiration from Dhalsim, a character from the popular Street Fighter video-game series. But the consensus is that he can do better. Here, a few dance moves offered by IM editors and readers that Castonzo might consider stealing:
» Now Read This: Two years ago, Alzheimer’s forced legendary women’s-basketball coach Pat Summitt to prematurely retire. Now son Tyler is following in her footsteps—but as a coach of Louisiana Tech, his mom’s former rival.