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Southside_Pacer
03-31-2004, 10:13 PM
We did it!!!

:champagne: :buddies: :dance: :pepper: :applaud: :thumbup: :rockon: :rockon2: :rock: :cucumber: :pineapple: :carrot: :mango: :orange: :apple:

Hicks
03-31-2004, 10:14 PM
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

bulletproof
03-31-2004, 10:21 PM
:rolleyes: :unimpressed:





























:P









:devil:









:dance:

Shade
03-31-2004, 10:22 PM
One title down, two more to go. :devil:

Suaveness
03-31-2004, 10:22 PM
One title down, two more to go. :devil:

And you KNOW it's going to happen :devil:

MSA2CF
03-31-2004, 10:23 PM
I knew it. :cool:

TheSauceMaster
03-31-2004, 10:25 PM
:alcohol: :buddies: :champagne: :cheers: :thumbup: :worship: :rock:

Ragnar
03-31-2004, 10:27 PM
Well that was satisfying. :)

Suaveness
03-31-2004, 10:35 PM
WTF....

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=240331011


RECAP | BOX SCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | GAMECAST

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Last season, Ron Artest dragged down the Indiana Pacers. This season, he is leading them to new heights.

Artest scored 13 of his 21 points in the decisive first quarter as the Pacers clinched the Central Division title and the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 111-78 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The talented but troubled Artest had difficulty controlling his temper last season, hurting both himself and the club. He smashed a TV camera and got into a shoving match with a team executive, and the Pacers stumbled down the stretch, giving away the division crown and going out in the first round of the playoffs.

Artest has been on his best behavior this season, making the All-Star team for the first time and teaming with Jermaine O'Neal to give the Pacers the best forward tandem in the East. As a result, the Pacers have claimed their first division title since 2000, when they reached the NBA Finals.

Normally a defensive stalwart, Artest did most of his damage on offense, helping the Pacers open a 30-13 lead after one period. He made 6-of-8 shots while the Bucks sank just 4-of-15.

Indiana led by double digits thereafter and by as many as 34 points in the fourth quarter as it avenged a 95-86 loss in Milwaukee on Tuesday. The Pacers had lost the first three meetings with the Bucks but shot 56 percent (45-of-80) and committed just eight turnovers.

O'Neal scored 16 points in just 25 minutes for the Pacers (55-20), who are one game ahead of Sacramento for the NBA's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Hicks
03-31-2004, 10:37 PM
WTF....

What are you talking about?

Suaveness
03-31-2004, 10:38 PM
WTF....

What are you talking about?

Why are they going off on tangents about Artets on a post game recap?

Roaming Gnome
03-31-2004, 10:40 PM
Do you know that we won the LAST Central Division title as we know the Division since there will be realignment next year. Heck, will this even be the Central Division by name next year?

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Southside_Pacer
03-31-2004, 10:40 PM
I agree. Why mention Ron's antics last year when he's been clean for the most part this season, and the season is almost over? :whoknows:

Hicks
03-31-2004, 10:41 PM
Guys, lighten up: They were bringing it up to help contrast this year's Pacers from last year's Pacers.

Shade
03-31-2004, 10:42 PM
WTF....

What are you talking about?

Why are they going off on tangents about Artets on a post game recap?

It's completely changed already. :confused:

TheSauceMaster
03-31-2004, 10:43 PM
Really you guys need to lighten up , that's Espn for ya :laugh:

ABADays
03-31-2004, 11:00 PM
One small step for the playoffs . . . one giant leap over Isiah Thomas.

Suaveness
03-31-2004, 11:01 PM
One small step for the playoffs . . . one giant leap over Isiah Thomas.

That giant leap happened a LONG time ago...like when Rick was hired.

MSA2CF
03-31-2004, 11:02 PM
One small step for the playoffs . . . one giant leap over Isiah Thomas.

That giant leap happened a LONG time ago...like when Rick was hired.

Where's New Yawk to celebrate with us? :P

Suaveness
03-31-2004, 11:04 PM
One small step for the playoffs . . . one giant leap over Isiah Thomas.

That giant leap happened a LONG time ago...like when Rick was hired.

Where's New Yawk to celebrate with us? :P

In New Yawk ;)

obnoxiousmodesty
03-31-2004, 11:39 PM
:gopacers:

wintermute
03-31-2004, 11:48 PM
well, it's nice, but... it had to happen sometime ;) i'm sure no one here thought we'd fall off the top.

oh, all right. cheers for a great regular season! :pepper:

on to postseason dominance! :dance: :D

Dukins
04-01-2004, 10:02 AM
MY TURN TO CELEBRATE. Yeah Yeah turn the caps off i know. GO PACERS :boomer: :gopacers: :jawdrop: :jump: :champions: :cheers: :pepper: :D :punch: :shakehands:

Gyron
04-01-2004, 11:17 AM
WOOHOOOOO!!!! GO PACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heck look at NBA.com. No mention what-so-ever of the pacers even playing last night, not to mention clinching the east, central division, being the first to clinch, heck even a score? NOTHING.

Nice Bias Stern:)

NewYawk
04-01-2004, 11:22 AM
One small step for the playoffs . . . one giant leap over Isiah Thomas.

That giant leap happened a LONG time ago...like when Rick was hired.

Where's New Yawk to celebrate with us? :P

:unimpressed:

I'm right here, and I'm happy... but not too happy. Central Divisions titles mean nothing with playoff victories. I'll celebrate and post little dancing chili peppers when we're in the Finals.

Oh, and can we lay off the Isiah comments please. "One giant leap over Isiah Thomas." :unimpressed: That's just dorky.

kerosene
04-02-2004, 12:39 AM
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