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BostonConnection
04-20-2005, 06:28 PM
:thankyou: THE END OF AN ERA!!! :thankyou:

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Game Time Start: 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM Indiana Local Time)

STANDINGS:
Bulls (47-34)- 2nd place, 7 GB, Central Division.
Pacers (43-38)- 3rd place, 11 GB, Central Division.

PROBABLE STARTERS:
Bulls - SF Andres Nocioni, PF Antonio Davis, C Othella Harrington, SG Chris Duhon, PG Kirk Hinrich.
Pacers - SF Stephen Jackson, PF Jermaine O'Neal, C Dale Davis, SG Reggie Miller, PG Anthony Johnson (corrected).

TEAM LEADERS:
Bulls - Curry, 16.1 ppg; Chandler, 9.7 rpg; Hinrich, 6.4 apg.
Pacers - O'Neal, 24.3 ppg; Jeff Foster, 9.1 rpg; Jamaal Tinsley, 6.4 apg.

SEASON SERIES:
Bulls, 2-1.

LAST MEETING:
March 26; Bulls, 100-96. At Chicago, Curry scored 27 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Gordon added 20 off the bench for the Bulls. Miller was ejected in the second quarter of his final game at the United Center and coach Rick Carlisle was tossed as well.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
Bulls - 20-20 on the road
Pacers - 24-16 at home.

INJURIES:
Bulls - G-F Deng (wrist); G Frank Williams (groin); C Curry (heart).
Pacers - G Tinsley (foot); F Jonathan Bender (knee); C David Harrison (knee).

SoupIsGood
04-20-2005, 06:30 PM
:goponies:

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 06:40 PM
I'll pull a RM8325. Go Reggie Miller. :cry:

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 06:42 PM
Reggie is top 3

NorCal_Pacerfan
04-20-2005, 07:00 PM
Go Pacers, Go Reggie!

Have fun discussing the game! I'm going to record it on my computer, so I won't be able to get on the internet. Later...

Natston
04-20-2005, 07:01 PM
I'm heading out so I'll miss the game... :grumble:

ajbry
04-20-2005, 07:10 PM
I'd put Reggie in the top 10 overall all-time, and top 3 for guards.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 07:19 PM
GO REGGIE!!!

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 07:23 PM
Oh yeah i put reggie on Top 5... not only because i love the man, but because there are Two Different type of ShootingGuards, the best Slashers(ex. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant) and The best Shooters(ex. Ray Allen, Reggie Miller), Reggie is the best Shooter and the most effective one aswell.. Jordan is the best slasher.. i would Rank reggie #2 right behind Jordan of the all time best ShootingGuards.

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 07:29 PM
Why is Fred starting, GO PACERS!!!!!! GO REGGIE!!!!!

PaceBalls
04-20-2005, 07:34 PM
Is AJ not playing or something?

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 08:01 PM
Is FSN going to show the post-game celebration?

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:10 PM
LOL at our guys huddle. That looked fun.

gilpdawg
04-20-2005, 08:15 PM
AJ's out there, don't know what you meant, but he's out there. Fred's not in either.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:16 PM
******* it AJ hit the free ones

jkimb950
04-20-2005, 08:16 PM
AJ's out there, don't know what you meant, but he's out there. Fred's not in either.

Fred is listed as the starting PG at the top of the thread

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:20 PM
Ron is at the game, How? I thought suspended players where not allowed to be at games.

jkimb950
04-20-2005, 08:21 PM
the NBA made a exception b/c its Reggie's last game.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:25 PM
We are going to Reggie way too much. We still have to win this game guys move the ball.

There you go Reg nice pass to AJ on the break

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 08:28 PM
artest is there, thats awesome

Cactus Jax
04-20-2005, 08:31 PM
Not that it's much of a surprise but Philly is pasting Atlanta.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 08:34 PM
Damnit, we cant lose this!! cmon guys! :mad:

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:34 PM
Down 12 in the first, I hope I'm not the only one who thinks that this is ****ing sad.

ABADays
04-20-2005, 08:36 PM
Weeeeeeeeee are not looking good - AGAIN!

Hicks
04-20-2005, 08:37 PM
Chicago is a well-oiled machine.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:38 PM
The way we are playing it wont matter who we play in the playoffs cause we are going to get our *** kicked either way if this doesnt change.

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 08:39 PM
this sucks ron needs to get back now!!!!!

ajbry
04-20-2005, 08:40 PM
I don't see any energy. Chicago is getting easy shots, offensive rebounds, and just playing better. Our offense is just some penatration early in the shot clock, then kick it out for an awkward isolation with like 5 seconds left on the shot clock. Not looking good so far.

ABADays
04-20-2005, 08:41 PM
The way we are playing it wont matter who we play in the playoffs cause we are going to get our *** kicked either way if this doesnt change.

That's for sure.

ajbry
04-20-2005, 08:42 PM
James for two. About time.

obnoxiousmodesty
04-20-2005, 08:44 PM
The Bulls are out-toughing the Pacers. How sad.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:45 PM
You know Austin Croshere is the worst player in the NBA BAR NONE

ajbry
04-20-2005, 08:46 PM
Reggie's back. Thank god.

ABADays
04-20-2005, 08:46 PM
What *****ing Hell is going on with this *****!!!!! Damn Funderburk looks better than any of us.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 08:47 PM
OMG, Reggies last season game memory... a real nightmare...

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:47 PM
Hey you know what, let Ron come out on the court in his suit I bet he will show more energy and will to win this damn game then anyplayer who has played in this game so far. I think these guys either want to play the Pistons or we just suck. Cause there is no reason why we should be playing this bad, they have Jarred Reiner and Lawrence Freaking Funderburke playing out there and we still cant cut the lead down any.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Regg at the line

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 08:51 PM
They just showed Ron on the bench again :(

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 08:51 PM
We are shooting 28% FGs... 0% from the Arch.. are we hot or what!!!??

ajbry
04-20-2005, 08:52 PM
Reggie needs to a hit a three.

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 08:53 PM
Free Ron! :D

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:53 PM
They just showed Ron on the bench again :( You know the highlights of this game for me so far have been seeing Ronnie in the huddle with the team and the 2 times they have shown him on the bench.

gilpdawg
04-20-2005, 08:55 PM
Jersey went on a 32-8 run for the entire third quarter, and are now up by 13 going into the 4th. So much for LeBron making the playoffs.

ABADays
04-20-2005, 08:55 PM
This is one ugly *** game.

ajbry
04-20-2005, 08:55 PM
Lead is down to 10. Great.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 08:55 PM
Did we just hit a shot!!? wtf!

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 08:55 PM
I thought Ron wasn't allowed to go to games?

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 08:59 PM
I thought Ron wasn't allowed to go to games? I guess they made an exception for this game. Or maybe they will allow him to play if we tank the game to play against the Pistons :eyebrow:

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 08:59 PM
Jermaine is in noticable pain

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:01 PM
Dale just steps up and shoots it from the foul line? WHY?!?

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:02 PM
JEEZUZ CHRIZZZTTTTT

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 09:03 PM
Just give Jack the ball and let him work with it

gilpdawg
04-20-2005, 09:05 PM
Also, checking other games, LeBron has a triple-double and the 4th is only about 4 minutes in.

SoupIsGood
04-20-2005, 09:05 PM
I love how Dale plays. :)


Now, let's give the ball to Jermaine more. If not him, Jackson, or even kick it out to Johnson.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:06 PM
LOL.. who da hell voted Reggie for TOP 100 ??? :D

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 09:08 PM
Othela Harrington > Wilt

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 09:10 PM
Seriously

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 09:11 PM
No defense, no offense. not a good recipe

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 09:15 PM
***** this *****

ABADays
04-20-2005, 09:16 PM
We have just been awful the past week and a half. Awful!

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 09:16 PM
how *****ing stupid is it gonna look when they honor reggie after a *****ing loss

ABADays
04-20-2005, 09:31 PM
You know as a coach - you tell players there will be some games they will always regret, just don't make this one of them.

If we don't get some energy from somewhere - there's going to be a lot of regrets.

BostonConnection
04-20-2005, 09:32 PM
Halftime Score:
:bulls: 48
:thepacers 38


HALFTIME TEAM STATISTICS
-----------------------Bulls-----------Pacers
FG%---------------------53.8------------35.0
3PT%--------------------50.0-------------0.0
FT%---------------------60.0------------71.4
Turnovers----------------7---------------5
Fast Break---------------6---------------6
Biggest Lead------------14---------------1
Unanswered Pts-----------2---------------2
Points in the Paint-----20--------------18
Offensive Rebounds-------5---------------8
Defensive Rebounds------17--------------13

obnoxiousmodesty
04-20-2005, 09:36 PM
So hey, energy is good and stuff.

The lead's down to 6.

PacersFan
04-20-2005, 09:36 PM
4 fouls on Othello!

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:36 PM
YEA BABY!! GO REGG ! GO JERMAINE!

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:42 PM
OFFENSIVE FOUL!!??!?!? WTF? Can somebody tell me whats going on?

ABADays
04-20-2005, 09:42 PM
Where the hell did this myth develop about Johnson's defense. One of the familiar phrases this year is "drives around Johnson".

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:42 PM
Come on Reggie - hold it together. We've come so close to getting the score even...

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 09:44 PM
Nice save, Bench.

shags
04-20-2005, 09:46 PM
Reggie's got to be careful. Joey Crawford will eject him, even if it is his last game.

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:46 PM
Pacers within 2!

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 09:48 PM
Hell yeah Pacers tie the game now thats how you play

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 09:49 PM
Damn guys look at our bench everyone is on their feet

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:50 PM
JO is starting to look really good - powerful on the offensive end and he just got a defensive stop as well.

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:50 PM
Jermaine IS BACK!!!

SjA3837
04-20-2005, 09:51 PM
Jermaine IS BACK!!!
Yes..

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 09:53 PM
Yes..

LOL? I dont mean it like that... i mean his skills are back to 100% now, well at least this game :D

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:54 PM
Anyone find it ironic that AJ and Jax can keep their cool while the savy vets Miller and DD are having a little trouble in that category tonight. I know Dale can get hot often, but he knows when a game is big and how he should handle himself.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 09:55 PM
Its making me real happy to see Ronnie out there standing up and cheering for the team. I hope they let him stay on the bench with the team for the playoffs too.

shags
04-20-2005, 09:55 PM
I've noticed that. It seems to me that everyone but Reggie is being poised. But I've only watched the 2nd half.

indytoad
04-20-2005, 09:56 PM
On the plus side, the Pacers have shown a lot more effort in this third quarter and are playing pretty well.

On the downside, they're still not as good as Chicago on an off night.

IndyToad
Delicious, delicious paste

shags
04-20-2005, 09:57 PM
Its making me real happy to see Ronnie out there standing up and cheering for the team. I hope they let him stay on the bench with the team for the playoffs too.

Maybe for home games. But that's a BIG maybe. Could you imagine him in Detroit? Not a good scenario.

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 09:59 PM
James is getting to be soooo good at setting up his shot - now he pumps, dribbles, and settles for 2. His game is improving all the time.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:01 PM
We wont be playing Detroit

SjA3837
04-20-2005, 10:02 PM
LOL? I dont mean it like that... i mean his skills are back to 100% now, well at least this game :D
I know, just messing with ya' :-p

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 10:02 PM
On the plus side, the Pacers have shown a lot more effort in this third quarter and are playing pretty well.

On the downside, they're still not as good as Chicago on an off night.

IndyToad
Delicious, delicious paste

:mad:

shags
04-20-2005, 10:02 PM
We wont be playing Detroit

You will if you lose this game, and you might in the 2nd round even if you win.

shags
04-20-2005, 10:10 PM
Major league continuation there for O'Neal. Wow.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:10 PM
Hell yeah JO 3point play, Pacers up 1

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 10:10 PM
BOOM BEJBEHHH!!!

PS: Reggie with 6 boards (season high)

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 10:11 PM
JO is on fire - 19 points, and the fans our out of their seats!

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 10:12 PM
Thrilled to see JO playing better

blanket
04-20-2005, 10:14 PM
anyone else surprised they let artest come to the game? has anything been said about this?

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 10:15 PM
CAN U FEEL IT CAN U FEEEEEL ITTT

shags
04-20-2005, 10:16 PM
anyone else surprised they let artest come to the game? has anything been said about this?

I am. I'll probably get bashed for this, but it was nice of the league to allow.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:20 PM
anyone else surprised they let artest come to the game? has anything been said about this? I was very suprised to see him on the bench, I knew the rule was if you are suspended you cant sit on the bench so it suprised me. It also made very happy to see Ronnie there cheering the guys on from the bench. I hope they let him come to our other playoff home games.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:22 PM
Hell yeah JO nice pass to AJ for the 3

SjA3837
04-20-2005, 10:28 PM
anyone else surprised they let artest come to the game? has anything been said about this?
Maybe... Stern is letting him come back, but the Pacers just didn't want him to play this game, to take the highlight away from Reggie? :champagne






But prolly not.

Southside_Pacer
04-20-2005, 10:32 PM
Great, we're blowing this game.

ABADays
04-20-2005, 10:32 PM
G*d damn Funderburk schooling us.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:34 PM
AJ BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM BABYYYYYYYYYY

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 10:34 PM
AJ!!!!

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 10:34 PM
AJ with a huge 3 to put us up 4!

Evan_The_Dude
04-20-2005, 10:34 PM
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!!

tseramid
04-20-2005, 10:35 PM
Was that AJ or Byron Scott? That play looked familiar.

PacersFan
04-20-2005, 10:35 PM
AJ!!!

Evan_The_Dude
04-20-2005, 10:38 PM
My a$$ is starting to hurt from us getting f**ed on the defensive end.

Deadshot
04-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Rick called a 20 second timeout - maybe Reggie can be used as a decoy here as the fans are chanting his name.

Jermaniac
04-20-2005, 10:41 PM
DALE DAVIS IS THE ****ING MAN, THANK YOU DALE

Evan_The_Dude
04-20-2005, 10:42 PM
AHHHH REGGIE!!!

Suaveness
04-20-2005, 10:43 PM
Wow this was close

3ptmiller
04-20-2005, 10:45 PM
*PHEW*

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 10:51 PM
Its going to get a little stuffy in here.... Man, I can't believe MJ was in tears talking about Reggie.

Lord Helmet
04-20-2005, 10:58 PM
I....can't.....fight.....it.....


:cry:

NorCal_Pacerfan
04-20-2005, 10:58 PM
DD was so clutch tonight. AJ was also clutch in the fourth. That 3 was too sweet to seal it, and Reggie and AJ hugged, which was too cool.

What a win, what a win. Chicago came hard. Our defense stepped up in the fourth and kept Gordon in check. This should give us a boost going in...

Ready or not, here we come!

BostonConnection
04-20-2005, 10:58 PM
Final:
:thepacers 85
:bulls: 83

Box Score (http://scores.nba.com/games/20050420/CHIIND/boxscoreprint.html)

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
-----------------------Bulls-----------Pacers
FG%---------------------44.2------------40.3
3PT%--------------------45.5------------14.3
FT%---------------------66.7------------80.8
Turnovers---------------13--------------13
Fast Break--------------12---------------8
Biggest Lead------------14---------------9
Unanswered Pts-----------2---------------3
Points in the Paint-----32--------------34
Offensive Rebounds------11--------------17
Defensive Rebounds------28--------------31

Jaydawg2270
04-20-2005, 11:00 PM
wow i sure put my foot in my mouth with this one

BostonConnection
04-20-2005, 11:11 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050421/capt.naf10204210123.bulls_pacers_naf102.jpg

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2005042011

Indiana 85, Chicago 83

By STEVE HERMAN, AP Sports Writer
April 20, 2005

AP - Apr 20, 9:27 pm EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jermaine O'Neal and Anthony Johnson saved Reggie Miller's farewell party and made sure the Indiana Pacers won't begin the playoffs in Detroit.

O'Neal had 21 points and Johnson added 20, scoring the go-ahead basket and a clinching 3-pointer in the final minute, as the Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 85-83 Wednesday night.

It was the final regular-season game for Miller, who is retiring with 25,279 points in his 18-year career, and it guaranteed the Pacers the sixth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and a first-round series against Boston.

Had the Pacers lost, they would have opened at Detroit, the site of their infamous brawl with fans early in the season.

Miller had 12 points and shot just 3-of-13, each miss drawing groans from the 18,345 fans who turned out for a farewell that included taped messages from former President Clinton and a host of former and current NBA stars.

Chicago led by 14 points early in the game, but the Bulls missed their first eight shots in both the third and fourth quarters, and the Pacers slowly fought their way back.

Miller scored a basket and then two free throws at the start of the final period, tying the game at 64. Johnson then stole the ball, and O'Neal hit two baskets and a free throw to put Indiana up 69-64. The Pacers stretched the lead to 76-67 before the Bulls made their final comeback.

Two baskets by Jennaro Pargo, who finished with a season-high 17 points, helped put Chicago up 79-78 with under two minutes to go. Johnson then gave Indiana the lead again and hit his big 3-pointer for an 83-79 lead. Stephen Jackson, who finished with 17 points, gave Indiana its final points with two free throws with four seconds to go before the final basket by Chicago's Jared Reiner.

Andres Nocioni added 13 points and Othella Harrington had 11 points for Chicago, which will play Washington in the first round of the playoffs.

Miller scored two early baskets but missed his next five shots, and the Pacers began falling behind. The Bulls hit seven straight shots midway through the first quarter, and rookie Ben Gordon had all nine of his points in a 13-2 run late in the period. His second 3-pointer made it 26-14, then after a pair of free throws by Indiana's Fred Jones, Lawrence Funderburke scored off a miss by Gordon for a 28-16 lead at the end of the period.

Miller managed only a pair of free throws in the second quarter and did not attempt a shot in the third period, when he picked up two quick personal fouls and a technical.

Notes

Chicago placed F-C Tyson Chandler on the injured list and activated G Frank Williams before the game. Williams did not play. ... Miller was 0-for-2 on 3-pointers, ending his NBA record streak at 15 straight years with at least 100 3-pointers. He had 96. ... Indiana used its 30th different starting lineup of the season. ... The Pacers and Bulls split their season series 2-2. ... Chicago is 0-14 in Conseco Fieldhouse. The Bulls' last victory in Indianapolis was in 1998 at Market Square Arena. ... The Pacers have held 11 of their past 15 opponents to 90 points or less. ... Miller, who hit all six of his free throws, was 250-of-268 (93.3 percent) for the season, becoming just the third NBA player to lead the league in FT percentage five times. ... Bulls coach Scott Skiles came to Indiana in a trade with Milwaukee in 1987 and played two years with Miller; F-C Antonio Davis was drafted by the Pacers in 1990 and played six years with Miller.