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WEST
05-10-2005, 03:09 PM
I'm feeling incredibly nervous after game 1. Not just that we are in jeopardy of losing the series, but i'm afraid that of us not being competive. I don't want to see Reggie's career end in a sweep on our home floor. I know that we actually got beat worse in game 1 of the Boston series (trailing by 37 at one point) but Detroit is obviously a much better team than Boston. I don't mean to sound negative but Detroit is also much more consistent and better coached than Boston, and you know they will show up ready to play even better in game 2.

SportsCenter said that the Pacers looked tired and fatigued. There is only one day off between the games in this series unlike the Boston series where there were two days off between some of the games. If this is true, what can the Pacers do to prevent fatigue from being a factor in the following games, and what did they do in game 1 that should give us hope in the rest of the series?

This is my first week of being a member of PD so please hang in there with me and hopefully I will get better at posting, thanks.

Los Angeles
05-10-2005, 03:14 PM
Here's a positive: It's only one game in a best-of-seven series.

Kstat
05-10-2005, 03:18 PM
I'm feeling incredibly nervous after game 1. Not just that we are in jeopardy of losing the series, but i'm afraid that of us not being competive. I don't want to see Reggie's career end in a sweep on our home floor. I know that we actually got beat worse in game 1 of the Boston series (trailing by 37 at one point) but Detroit is obviously a much better team than Boston. I don't mean to sound negative but Detroit is also much more consistent and better coached than Boston, and you know they will show up ready to play even better in game 2.

SportsCenter said that the Pacers looked tired and fatigued. There is only one day off between the games in this series unlike the Boston series where there were two days off between some of the games. If this is true, what can the Pacers do to prevent fatigue from being a factor in the following games, and what did they do in game 1 that should give us hope in the rest of the series?

This is my first week of being a member of PD so please hang in there with me and hopefully I will get better at posting, thanks.


well, you can always NOT practice between games to conserve energy....but philly tried that tactic last round, and it didn't work out

indygeezer
05-10-2005, 03:22 PM
3 positives


it was only 1 game

nobody got hurt

there will be another game

Bball
05-10-2005, 03:24 PM
It's all part of a grand plan. The Pacers wanted to take a look at the Pistons' plans for the series as well as tank the first game in order to get the Pistons over confident and to overlook us. Mission accomplished. ;)

Seriously... positives from game 1...
It ended.
I don't think the odds were with us of winning game 1 anyway. We had to change gears from the type of team we'd just faced a couple nights prior. Statistically, winning another game on the Pistons' court wasn't in our favor.

We now know what needs to happen to take game 2. It'll be interesting seeing if the team can switch gears, execute, and get it done.

Unlike the Boston series, this is a series where I don't think the Pacers can blink and not defend their own court. It would be very hard to get 2 games on the Pistons' homecourt. We need to defend our own court and just try to get one of the games at Detroit. It would be nice to get it out of the way Wed night :D

-Bball

DisplacedKnick
05-10-2005, 03:28 PM
It wasn't a prime number game (not for this series anyway) so that's still good.

The problem with the prime number theory is; Does it count for the number of a game in a series or total playoff games?

If it's in a series, you'll win 4-3 again. But I'm afraid the numbers aggregate from one series to the next which means you'll lose, 4-1, winning only game 4 (playoff game 11).

naptownmenace
05-10-2005, 03:46 PM
All joking aside, the Pacers were able to get a lot of good looks at the basket.

They had nearly the same amount of open looks as in Game 7 against Boston, they just missed them this time. The Pistons played the passing lanes very well but the Pacers shot themselves in the foot (offensively) more than anything the Pistons did.

Alabama-Redneck
05-10-2005, 03:47 PM
What in the world is everyone so upset about ?? Did anyone think we would sweep the Pistons. This is one game and one game only.

I have seen many predictions from Pistons winning in 4 to Indy winning in 7. Where does it say that losing game 1 ends the series. Suffering the 4th loss ends the series.

Since moral victories are for moral people, I don't put much credence in them. A 1 point loss or a 30 point loss counts the same. 1 loss.

We may get swept but it still takes 4 games to do it, not 1.

Relax and remember " The Pacers lost last night but damn if the sun didn't come up again this morning. What can you make of that ??


:cool:

Graywolf_59
05-10-2005, 04:14 PM
Fatigue played a factor in Game 1-----We will play alot better from here on out.....!?4 some reason this (Team) seem's to play better with it's back to the wall?!Rest is what we need right now.....a walk thru today and back to your room's is best right now=== Rest Rest Rest!

DisplacedKnick
05-10-2005, 04:56 PM
SportsCenter said that the Pacers looked tired and fatigued. There is only one day off between the games in this series unlike the Boston series where there were two days off between some of the games. If this is true, what can the Pacers do to prevent fatigue from being a factor in the following games, and what did they do in game 1 that should give us hope in the rest of the series?

One game off between every game is a pretty fair amount of rest for an NBA team. It beats the regular season with back-to-backs fairly frequently - sometimes with a 6-hour flight stuck in the middle of it.

I don't see fatigue being much of a factor. The Pacers are deep and Detroit is, IMO, the most well-conditioned team in the playoffs though their bench is a tad short.

And with these two teams it isn't like you need a practice - they know each other very well and neither team's gonna change their style of play at this point.

Since86
05-10-2005, 05:21 PM
W
Since moral victories are for moral people, I don't put much credence in them. A 1 point loss or a 30 point loss counts the same. 1 loss.

:laugh:

BigDawg44
05-10-2005, 05:32 PM
One positive that came out of game 1 was the ability of tinsley and Jax to penetrate.

aceace
05-10-2005, 05:49 PM
One positive that came out of game 1 was the ability of tinsley and Jax to penetrate.

I thought of 2 positives.

1. We lost the first game in Boston the same way and ended up winning the series. Grant you Boston is not Detroit.

2. We had many open shots and just missed this game could have easily been won with a fresher team.

Alabama-Redneck
05-10-2005, 06:16 PM
The loss in game 1 is a positive for Pacer Digest.

Has anyone noticed after a loss, there are more posters, arm-chair coaches and opinions than after a win.

This place is a virtual beehive of activity. :o :laugh: :D


:cool:

WEST
05-10-2005, 06:30 PM
The loss in game 1 is a positive for Pacer Digest.

Has anyone noticed after a loss, there are more posters, arm-chair coaches and opinions than after a win.

This place is a virtual beehive of activity. :o :laugh: :D


:cool:

I hope there aren't many posters on Thursady then. Cuz that would mean we won! ;)

Alabama-Redneck
05-10-2005, 06:38 PM
I hope there aren't many posters on Thursady then. Cuz that would mean we won! ;)


I am with you !!!! :D


:cool:

Anthem
05-10-2005, 09:13 PM
All joking aside, the Pacers were able to get a lot of good looks at the basket.

They had nearly the same amount of open looks as in Game 7 against Boston, they just missed them this time. The Pistons played the passing lanes very well but the Pacers shot themselves in the foot (offensively) more than anything the Pistons did.

A great point. Until the end, I never felt that game was out of reach.

We can do this. I don't fear Detroit.

ChicagoJ
05-10-2005, 10:14 PM
The loss in game 1 is a positive for Pacer Digest.

Has anyone noticed after a loss, there are more posters, arm-chair coaches and opinions than after a win.

This place is a virtual beehive of activity. :o :laugh: :D


:cool:


Even *I'm* not crabby enough to second-guess playoff wins. :D

Alabama-Redneck
05-10-2005, 10:17 PM
Even *I'm* not crabby enough to second-guess playoff wins. :D


:laugh: :D ;)


:cool:

pb777
05-11-2005, 12:30 AM
3 positives

1. It's over
2. It was on TNT high-def which looks remarkable on my screen!
3. We got all the bad shooting out of our systems...

Bball
05-11-2005, 12:36 AM
3 positives

1. It's over

amen



2. It was on TNT high-def which looks remarkable on my screen!

There's nothing like owning a 53" High Def TV and knowing the Pacers game is broadcast in HD on a channel that for whatever reason is unavailable to me (In this case Directv doesn't offer TNT HD) Grrrrrrrrrrr

(At least I can get regular TNT from Directv)



3. We got all the bad shooting out of our systems...

Not only that but maybe the Pistons can 'catch' the bad shooting 'bug' themselves now. :D

-Bball "Directv, please bring more HDTV options ASAP!"

pb777
05-11-2005, 12:44 AM
There's nothing like owning a 53" High Def TV and knowing the Pacers game is broadcast in HD on a channel that for whatever reason is unavailable to me (In this case Directv doesn't offer TNT HD) Grrrrrrrrrrr

(At least I can get regular TNT from Directv)

-Bball "Directv, please bring more HDTV options ASAP!"

Man - that how I feel about ESPN high def. I know it's out there but it's not offered by my cable provider. There are only 20 or so high def channels offered, the coolest in the discovery. If you ever wanna show your screen off, put it on discovery high def, you and your guests will be amazed!

MagicRat
05-11-2005, 12:50 AM
I was pleasantly surprised to find TNT-HD added to Comcast a couple of weeks ago. Not exactly sure when it was added, but I give it a big :thumbsup:.

As PB mentioned in the other thread, the only problem is good old fashioned AM beats HD to my house by a couple of seconds, so Mark and Slick aren't in sync. I stuck with them though. A minor annoyance to be able to enjoy both a pristine picture and the best announcers......

Bball
05-11-2005, 01:02 AM
I was pleasantly surprised to find TNT-HD added to Comcast a couple of weeks ago. Not exactly sure when it was added, but I give it a big :thumbsup:.

As PB mentioned in the other thread, the only problem is good old fashioned AM beats HD to my house by a couple of seconds, so Mark and Slick aren't in sync. I stuck with them though. A minor annoyance to be able to enjoy both a pristine picture and the best announcers......

Read the other thread for a couple of possible solutions... depending on how much effort you want to go to and what equip might be available to you.

-Bball

Hicks
05-11-2005, 01:02 AM
I caught Game 2 @ BOS on TNT-HD via my brother-in-law's 60" HDTV. TNT has terrific HD.

pb777
05-11-2005, 01:03 AM
I caught Game 2 @ BOS on TNT-HD via my brother-in-law's 60" HDTV. TNT has terrific HD.
I have it on a 57" screen and it is just amazing!

Hicks
05-11-2005, 01:04 AM
Re: AM being ahead, you'd think they could make radio with a small cache that allowed you to set a delay.

pb777
05-11-2005, 01:07 AM
Thats what Bball led to in the other tnt thread. Check it out, I'm gonna try it tomorrow

bmac
05-11-2005, 10:53 AM
Game 1 positives:

1. Jeff Foster

2. Jeff Foster

3. Jeff Foster.

that is all.