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Indiana has won five of six against the Lakers

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TSNs Jack Armstrong offers his thoughts on the Christmas Day extravaganza, including the Nets struggles, the improvement of Serge Ibaka, the feisty Mario Chalmers, the performance of Chandler Parsons and the lane presence of DeAndre Jordan. Chris McCullough Jersey . 1. BROOKLYN NETS: I know Brook Lopez is a good player but come on now. The Chicago Bulls didnt have Derrick Rose and Luol Deng wasnt suited up and they get their tails kicked at home. What I see is a team thats disjointed and just not on the same page in terms of what the plan is. Injuries and the lack of practice time with a healthy group have been factors no doubt but when I see inconsistent effort and lack of fire/passion, then I wonder. I think we all thought this team would be so much better. Now what? Tough decision for GM Billy King. Theyve gone all in with this group and it will be a difficult fix. 2. SERGE IBAKA (Thunder): Each time I watch him, Im more and more impressed with what I see. Hes continuing to improve his game and has become a very nice third piece to compliment Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Plays the game very hard. Relentless in his rebounding effort, finishes in the lane and has become so much more confident in his face-up game and jump shot. He was so raw when he first entered the league but not anymore. Its a true testament to his work ethic. 3. MARIO CHALMERS (Heat): Doesnt get a lot of attention on this team yet hes a feisty perimeter defender and gets the ball to the right places at the right time. Is a guy that can hurt you with the 3-point shot and loves the big moment. Perfect complimentary fit for this club. You dont need to run a lot of plays for him and the style of play is good for his game. Has a really good motor and compete level and playing with such great players has taught him to slow down and concentrate on making the smart play which he does with better consistency. 4. CHANDLER PARSONS (Rockets): Never thought hed be this good as a pro when he came out of the University of Florida. Not a big, strong guy and when you look at him, hes far from a physically imposing figure yet at an explosive/demanding position, hes more than held his own. His performance yesterday against the Spurs was one of pure efficiency and productivity with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists. He makes you guard him from deep (5- 3 Pointers) and has a neat change of pace with his ball skills. Plays the game at a controlled speed yet with superb energy and awareness. A keeper. 5. DE ANDRE JORDAN (Clippers): He gives his team the lane presence that is so important to win consistently in the NBA. Gets 13 rebounds and six blocks against the Warriors and takes only terrific high percentage shots in the lane, usually on offensive rebounds or off of Chris Paul penetration for dunks. As we get into the playoffs in April, Ill be curious to see if Doc Rivers continues to play him major minutes, particularly late in games with his shaky free-throw shooting. Rivers has made it a point of emphasis to play him and boost his stock and compliment him and its paid dividends in an improved player. With coaches leaning towards playing small and adding skill to the court in bigger games, this will be an interesting dynamic to watch develop. Marcin Gortat Jersey . The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended the 2011 lockout gave either side the right to opt out after six years. With the league projecting financial growth, there has been speculation that players will take that option in three years, especially since a new national TV contract will be in place by then. Markieff Morris Jersey . Hollis-Jefferson went 5-for-6 from the field and added six rebounds, while Stanley Jefferson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats, who used their trademark tough defense to dominate the games final 24 minutes and advance to Tuesdays winners bracket matchup with Kansas State. http://www.authenticbasketballshopwizards.com/michael-jordan-wizards-jersey/ . A player confirmed to TSN on the condition of anonymity that he received his ballot yesterday. Another confirms hes been told to expect his shortly. "The unions executive committee insists a strike vote does not mean were pushing away from the table," the player said. "But we want the league to know were serious about our position.Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Lakers scored the final six points of the second quarter. The Pacers, who had lost eight straight games, still led by 33 at halftime. Rodney Stuckey posted his second straight double-double and Indiana crushed Los Angeles, 110-91, on Monday. The Pacers got to rest on Sunday while Kobe Bryant and the Lakers played in Minnesota. Bryant hit a pair of free throws in the second quarter of that game to pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list. The Lakers beat the Wolves to win their third straight game, but they came down from that high just minutes into Mondays game in Indiana. C.J. Miles layup at 2:22 of the first quarter gave the Pacers a 26-4 lead. Los Angeles scored 11 points in the final two minutes of the period and still trailed 34-15. They came out and just jumped on us, Lakers head coach Byron Scott said. They have a good team. The second quarter went much like the first, with a 14-2 Indiana run pushing the margin to 48-17 five minutes before halftime. The Pacers led by 39 points when Bryant and Wesley Johnson hit consecutive 3s to send the two teams into haalftime. Wes Unseld Jersey. Bryant shot 3-for-13, the bench was 2-for-19 and the Lakers stumbled to a 16.3 percent shooting performance over the first 24 minutes. They trailed 60-27. Stuckey had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Miles scored 20 off the bench for Indiana, which hadnt won since Nov. 28 against the Magic. Defensively, we made it tough on them, Miles said. We have to go out there and know its not going to be given to us. Bryant put up 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting. Nick Young netted a more efficient 18 points on 12 shots and Carlos Boozer went for 13 and 10 boards. The Lakers won the third quarter, 31-29, and outscored Indiana by 12 in the fourth. They got as close as 14 on a Jordan Clarkson 3-pointer with a minute remaining. Donald Sloan had 15 of his 17 points in the fourth, including a pair of 3s in the final minute, to push the final margin back to 19. Game Notes The Pacers avoided their first nine-game losing streak since 2007 ... Indiana has won five of six against the Lakers ... 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