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brichard
05-09-2005, 11:00 PM
Yes, I realize that Detroit is a good defensive basketball team. And, I realize that all teams go through streaks and droughts....

But... when we can't hit... we can't hit.

I mean, you know that JO is going to miss a point blank range shot on a night like this. We can have 7 wide open 3-pt. shots and watch them all painfully glance off of the rim. It was just awful to watch, but strangely enough I'm not all that upset.

The reason I'm not upset is that this team has trained me to expect a complete thrashing... one way or the other. What I have not come to expect is any type of a consistent effort.

We are consistently inconsistent.

indytoad
05-09-2005, 11:05 PM
I've never seen a team so consistently miss wide open jumpshots. The Pacers are the easiest team to defend left in the playoffs. You can leave their guards pretty much wide open with no recourse. There's also no team that fails to take advantage of opportunity so consistently. How many FT's did Detroit miss in the third quarter? And yet the Pacers couldn't even make up a single point - in fact I think they were further in the hole after the quarter ended than when it began.

Of course, after what happened in the first round you can't count this team out completely. But, unlike Boston, the Pistons will not constantly shoot themselves in the foot (feet?). They're much more composed and we can't count on them to make scads of boneheaded errors like the Celts did. I still think they'll be able to take one though.

IndyToad
Now give me my five dollars

SoupIsGood
05-09-2005, 11:09 PM
And next year, we will be getting yet another streaky player on offense back.

I can hardly wait.

Hicks
05-09-2005, 11:14 PM
I really wish we had one guy who could consistently hit shots. Just one. We have none.

This teams' shooting ability is so opposite of the 2000 team it's a bit sickening. Very frustrating.

If we ever win a title, it probably won't be until we find a team that has more of the offense like the 2000 team (though hopefully still with some post scoring), and the defense this team is usually capable of playing. I don't think I've ever seen us have both.

Bball
05-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Re: Is this team Bi-Polar or what?

I noticed David Harrison had an earring in his right ear.... if that means anything...

Oh wait... Bi polar.... nevermind...

-Bball

brichard
05-09-2005, 11:23 PM
I really wish we had one guy who could consistently hit shots. Just one. We have none.

This teams' shooting ability is so opposite of the 2000 team it's a bit sickening. Very frustrating.

If we ever win a title, it probably won't be until we find a team that has more of the offense like the 2000 team (though hopefully still with some post scoring), and the defense this team is usually capable of playing. I don't think I've ever seen us have both.

It's funny, but as much as I know that defense wins championships, I so long for a player who has some instant offense. I'd love to have a player like a Ricky Davis to come off the bench and score in bunches. Heck, I'd kill for Steve Kerr to put on a uniform. He certainly is a better ball player than an announcer. He was so one-sided tonight it was nauseating.

To say the Pacers got ghost fouls tonight was comical.

brichard
05-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Re: Is this team Bi-Polar or what?

I noticed David Harrison had an earring in his right ear.... if that means anything...

Oh wait... Bi polar.... nevermind...

-Bball


... not that there is anything wrong with that.

Anybody have a marble rye?

Ragnar
05-09-2005, 11:27 PM
I have said this before and I will say it again. GIVE JAMES JONES ALL OF FRED JONES SHOTS.

Hicks
05-09-2005, 11:30 PM
It's funny, but as much as I know that defense wins championships, I so long for a player who has some instant offense. I'd love to have a player like a Ricky Davis to come off the bench and score in bunches. Heck, I'd kill for Steve Kerr to put on a uniform. He certainly is a better ball player than an announcer. He was so one-sided tonight it was nauseating.

To say the Pacers got ghost fouls tonight was comical.

I suppose one positive thought is that when healthy, Fred Jones can be a Ricky Davis off the bench for us. Not quite the lethal shooter, but his 3-ball was becoming quite a weapon this season, and I only expect him to keep working on his shooting this summer. Hopefully a midrange shot this time. That with his driving ability (the broken knuckle seems to have messed up his ball control in the air as well) should provide a consistant punch off of the bench next year.

If James Jones can keep improving, he and Fred together might be enough, but I'd still feel better with a true "microwave" offensive player added to the mix, rather than a ton of streak shooters.

Los Angeles
05-09-2005, 11:32 PM
I've never seen a team so consistently miss wide open jumpshots. The Pacers are the easiest team to defend left in the playoffs. You can leave their guards pretty much wide open with no recourse. There's also no team that fails to take advantage of opportunity so consistently. How many FT's did Detroit miss in the third quarter? And yet the Pacers couldn't even make up a single point - in fact I think they were further in the hole after the quarter ended than when it began.

Of course, after what happened in the first round you can't count this team out completely. But, unlike Boston, the Pistons will not constantly shoot themselves in the foot (feet?). They're much more composed and we can't count on them to make scads of boneheaded errors like the Celts did. I still think they'll be able to take one though.

IndyToad
Now give me my five dollars
Indytoad? Is that you? Or is this another hijacking?

Bball
05-09-2005, 11:37 PM
I suppose one positive thought is that when healthy, Fred Jones can be a Ricky Davis off the bench for us. Not quite the lethal shooter, but his 3-ball was becoming quite a weapon this season, and I only expect him to keep working on his shooting this summer. Hopefully a midrange shot this time. That with his driving ability (the broken knuckle seems to have messed up his ball control in the air as well) should provide a consistant punch off of the bench next year.

If James Jones can keep improving, he and Fred together might be enough, but I'd still feel better with a true "microwave" offensive player added to the mix, rather than a ton of streak shooters.

Hey... here's an idea...
Maybe the team should gamble the last roster spot on a hot shooter (even if he does have liabilities) instead of ill prepared 7' white kids that Carlisle is afraid to play even if he's the only option... Just a thought..

-Bball

Jermaniac
05-09-2005, 11:37 PM
And next year, we will be getting yet another streaky player on offense back.

I can hardly wait.I some how wish we could get that 20 ppg,best defensive player in the NBA, right now. I dont give a damn how streaky he is.

indytoad
05-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Indytoad? Is that you? Or is this another hijacking?

It's my special double-reverse jinx. Shags must be thwarted.

IndyToad
Is friend with the Human Pudding

SoupIsGood
05-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Hey... here's an idea...
Maybe the team should gamble the last roster spot on a hot shooter (even if he does have liabilities) instead of ill prepared 7' white kids that Carlisle is afraid to play even if he's the only option... Just a thought..

-Bball


I get the feeling something like that flies in the face of Donnie's religon.




Thou 15th man must be useless, yet tall.

pb777
05-10-2005, 01:27 AM
I feel you Hicks - a consistant shooter would be a tremendous lift. But who is "consistant" really? Rip, ray allen, bron? To a certain degree everyone is streaky. And everyone has bad nights. Tonight just happened to be a bad shooting night for most of our guys, and a good shooting night for most of theirs.

Anthem
05-10-2005, 02:15 AM
SoupisGood, it should be "Thy" not "Thou." Get it straight!

Bedevere: Three, sir!
Arthur: Three!

SoupIsGood
05-10-2005, 03:01 AM
SoupisGood, it should be "Thy" not "Thou." Get it straight!

Bedevere: Three, sir!
Arthur: Three!

D'oh.

I had started it correctly, but didn't change the thou once I scrambled thee wording. Oh well.

SycamoreKen
05-10-2005, 05:34 AM
Hey we could sign Glenn Robinson! I read today that he is even playing some defense now. He can still stroke it like no one's buisness.