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BostonConnection
04-23-2006, 05:48 AM
:kicknuts: KICK NJ IN THE NETS!!! :kicknuts:


http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/IND.gif -VS-http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/NJ.gif
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Game Time Start: 1:00 pm EST

TV: WB4, TNT

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=450><TBODY><TR><TH bgColor=#003366 colSpan=6>Projected Pacers' Starting Lineup:</TH><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>C</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SG</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PG</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jeff_foster.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jermaine_oneal.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/peja_stojakovic.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/stephen_jackson.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/anthony_johnson.jpg</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Foster</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>O'Neal</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Stojakovic</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Jackson</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Johnson</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TH bgColor=gray colSpan=6>Projected Nets' Starting Lineup:</TH><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>C</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SG</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PG</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/nenad_krstic.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jason_collins.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/richard_jefferson.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/vince_carter.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jason_kidd.jpg</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Krstic</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Collins</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Jefferson</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Carter</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>Kidd</CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Series Summary: (0-0)
Game 1: at NJ - Sun, Apr 23 - 1:00 pm EDT
Game 2: at NJ - Tue, Apr 25 - 8:00 pm EDT
Game 3: at IND - Thu, Apr 27 - 7:30 pm EDT
Game 4: at IND - Sat, Apr 29 - 3:00 pm EDT
*Game 5: at NJ - Tue, May 2 - TBA
*Game 6: at IND - Thu, May 4 - TBA
*Game 7: at NJ - Sat, May 6 - TBA
(* - If necessary)

Regular Season Stat Comparisons
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;Pts&nbsp;Avg&nbsp;|&nbsp;Pts&nbsp;Opp&nbsp;|&nbsp;Rbs&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;Asts&nbsp;|&nbsp;Stls&nbsp; |
Pacers:&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;93.9&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;92.0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;42.2&nbsp;|&nbsp;19.9&nbsp;|&nbsp;7.3&nbsp;&nbsp; |
Nets:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;93.8&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;92.4&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;41.0&nbsp;|&nbsp;23.0&nbsp;|&nbsp;6.8&nbsp;&nbsp; |


:morning: Posting the game thread way early today.... time to get some coffee!

Mourning
04-23-2006, 06:13 AM
Private poll? :) Anyway, I voted Peja vs Jefferson as the crucial matchup we must try to win.

:gopacers:

hoopsforlife
04-23-2006, 07:47 AM
I vote AJ vs Kidd. However, I really believe the main difference in this series will be the water boys. If our water boy can provide the right additives to our water we will win easily. If not we won't. :shrug:


:)

heywoode
04-23-2006, 09:10 AM
Gotta be Jack vs. Carter in my mind...

If we can keep Carter bottled up and not slashng and running, plus Jack can get into the lane early to free up his (and others) jump shots, we will have as good a shot as we are going to get to win.

GO PACERS!!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 09:43 AM
Private poll? :) Anyway, I voted Peja vs Jefferson as the crucial matchup we must try to win.

:gopacers:

I believe all of BC's game thread polls are private.

I went with Jax vs Carter. We have to contain this guy. If Jax doesn't bring the D, it's going to be a long (or short) series.

SoupIsGood
04-23-2006, 10:14 AM
I picked the bench matchup, because I think Granger's play in this series is key. We NEED some great games from him.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 10:39 AM
The reason I think the Peja/Jefferson matchup is so important is because I think Carter is going to get his points anyway. Stephen can do a great job and limit Vince, but I have not much doubt the guy will come close to averaging 20 a game anyway.

AJ could try to slow down Kidd's production too, but he (Kidd) will in the end also get his numbers.

For us JO has to and WILL get his numbers. Thats vital, but I'm not really worried about him accomplishing that.

Now Peja is currently our second option on offense, but will also guard the Nets third option who on many a team could be a second option. Jefferson isn't an easy guy to guard and we all know Peja isn't the best defender (though also not as bad as avertised previously before we acquired him) either. He will have to outmatch Jefferson on the offensive end and score in the 20s for us to have a serious chance in this series IMO. IF he won't be able to average say more then 16/17 points in the series then we will lose, especially if Jefferson averages about his season average.

Offcourse, we also have other options on offense (Stephen, AJ, Danny, Austin, Sarunas and David to name a few), but we need JO AND Peja to score consistently through this series as they are obvioulsy our best offensive weapons. The others can each bring it for a short period in a game, a game or maybe two games, but ultimately JO and Peja are the most reliable to me.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

bulldog
04-23-2006, 10:44 AM
I picked JO cause he needs to just flat-out demoralize the Nets. If we're scoring from the inside, it's gonna be so much tougher for them to run and get easy buckets.

sweabs
04-23-2006, 10:49 AM
The most important matchup is AJ vs. Kidd.

If Johnson can somehow stop Kidd from creating, running, penetrating, etc., then the game becomes a lot more difficult for Carter and Jefferson. Those are two guys who absolutely thrive based on Kidd's playmaking ability - but if you can d-up on Kidd, you can shut down the main cog to their wheel.

Another important thing with Carter that I picked up watching him in his years in Toronto. If you get aggressive with him, he will start taking jump shots. This is why I want Granger given the opportunity to guard him...he will be aggressive and force him into taking jumpshots, and that is definitely the Carter we want to see.

These guys are going to run. Kidd/Carter/Jefferson are all very athletic and it's going to be crucial that we get back on transition defence which scares me, because we seem to have a relatively slow team.

We have to feed it down low in the post and be aggressive and drive to the rim on the offensive end, as the Nets don't have anyone close to being capable of stopping us down low. They have no shotblockers at all. So not only do Harrison and JO need to get lots of touches, but guys like Jackson have to DRIVE. Please, Jackson - do NOT settle for jumpshots against a team like this.

Another idea - on the defensive end it would be wise to get Carter and Jefferson into some foul trouble by drawing offensive fouls. Those are guys who like driving to the rim with some force, so if the help side defence steps out and plants his feet, I can see them getting into some foul trouble which would be good.

The Nets are not a good three point shooting team. Carter is streaky, Kidd's shot is always up in the air, Cliff is inconsistent...this is really why the AJ/Kidd matchup is so important. If you take away Kidd's playmaking ability, suddenly they have to settle for long-range shots and that's exactly the type of game we want them to play.

Man, I love playoffs! LET'S GO BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bball
04-23-2006, 10:57 AM
The most important matchup is JO vs JO. We're going to go to him... a lot... If he tries to force it and be the star then there's not much hope especially over the course of the series. If he can make quick decisions and hit open players, or just keep the ball moving when his position isn't favorable, then we have a chance.

...But the other guys need to hit their shots or keep the ball moving if the defense finds them.

Every pass doesn't have to be an assist.

It does no good for JO to pass to Sjax and Sjax hold the ball and take a forced shot anymore than seeing JO forcing something.

We don't have to run a motion offense and we don't have to 'run and gun' to win, but we do need to keep the ball moving and make life tough on the defense.

Obviously our defense can't let them have whatever they want either.

It all starts with JO on offense today.

-Bball

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 11:10 AM
Its Jack vs Vince, Jack has to play great defense on Vince and make him work for everything no more taking a plays off. He also has to shoot real good on offense, cant have those 38% shooting games.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 11:37 AM
Peja and RJ is a tricky one but JO and Collins is THE one.

:boomer:

Kegboy
04-23-2006, 11:46 AM
:booprivatepoll:

While we obviously have to win the JO-Collins matchup to even win a game in this series, I think that's a given, so I don't think of it as "key". The matchup we really need to win is Peja-RJeff. We can win if Jax is at least competitive with VC, but if RJeff is outplaying Peja, we're dead.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 12:16 PM
:booprivatepoll:

While we obviously have to win the JO-Collins matchup to even win a game in this series, I think that's a given, so I don't think of it as "key". The matchup we really need to win is Peja-RJeff. We can win if Jax is at least competitive with VC, but if RJeff is outplaying Peja, we're dead.

My thoughts exactly.

bulldog
04-23-2006, 12:26 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2006/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&id=2417921

Key matchup: Jermaine O'Neal vs. Jason Collins. The beauty of this one won't lie in the statistics, at least not for Collins. It'll show in the way Collins is able to keep O'Neal away from the basket and coax him into making mistakes.

I'll admit I'm a little worried about that. If JO plays like he has lately instead of shooting turn-arounds over Collins from 17 feet, we're golden.

Will Galen
04-23-2006, 12:32 PM
I said JO vs Collins.

PG: AJ vs Kidd. Kidd will win this match up but it won't be really lopsided because AJ plays well against his former team.

SG: Jax vs Carter. Carter will probably win, but not by much. Jax will score too.

SF: Peja vs Jefferson. This is probably a wash.

C: Foster vs Krstic. Probably a wash. Foster will win on the boards and Krstic will score more points.

Pacers' bench vs Nets' bench. Pacer's bench is way better, but it's not that big of an advantage in the playoffs where rotations are short.

Carlisle vs Frank. Rick will win this battle. He adjusts game to game well.

PF; JO vs Collins. JO has to really dominate up front. If he does and I think he will, Pacers will prevail.

Injuries to key players on either team would of course effect the outcome.

Kegboy
04-23-2006, 12:37 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2006/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&id=2417921


I'll admit I'm a little worried about that. If JO plays like he has lately instead of shooting turn-arounds over Collins from 17 feet, we're golden.

Collins doesn't concern me. If Jermaine lets Collins impact his game (thanks Jay), then we really do need to trade him.

JO vs. Uncle Cliffy is another story. Jermaine always used to have problems with his Portland mentors. However, in the last couple years he's had success against Grant and Robinson, just not Wallace. However, over a series I could still see Cliff giving him some problems.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 12:39 PM
Man we could use Tins today, stupid injuries.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 12:41 PM
They said he "could" be back Tuesday.

Freddy Jones is playing today!

Mourning
04-23-2006, 12:43 PM
Collins doesn't concern me. If Jermaine lets Collins impact his game (thanks Jay), then we really do need to trade him.

JO vs. Uncle Cliffy is another story. Jermaine always used to have problems with his Portland mentors. However, in the last couple years he's had success against Grant and Robinson, just not Wallace. However, over a series I could still see Cliff giving him some problems.

Yeah, if JO would experience problems playing against Collins then indeed the time to move him has apparantly come. I'm not worried about this matchup at all. He might "contain" JO one game, but not much more.

Robinson, well... he used to give JO a few problems, but the guy is going towards 40 and has been showing signs of it. The only thing that worries me a little bit about him is his range.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 12:44 PM
They said he "could" be back Tuesday.

Freddy Jones is playing today!
That's not really a good thing, IMO. Because I'd bet he's still hurt and his injury will really screw with his play.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 12:49 PM
That's not really a good thing, IMO. Because I'd bet he's still hurt and his injury will really screw with his play.

I don't mind him seeying a few minutes if we are leading in big numbers, but otherwise I rather not see him out there at this moment and CERTAINLY NOT on Carter!

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 12:51 PM
I WOULD LOVE if Reggie was doing our game, it would fire the guys up and we are 3-0 when he does our games. Come on TNT make it happen please.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 12:53 PM
That's not really a good thing, IMO. Because I'd bet he's still hurt and his injury will really screw with his play.

He says he won't shoot and if he does it's going to be in those no choice situations but he just wants play D.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 12:59 PM
"Remember the name.."

:boomer: It's 1:00 BABY!

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:00 PM
LETSSS GO PACErSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:01 PM
I WOULD LOVE if Reggie was doing our game, it would fire the guys up and we are 3-0 when he does our games. Come on TNT make it happen please.
Reggie would just say that we can't win the game cuz of this...cuz of that. :rolleyes:

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:01 PM
He says he won't shoot and if he does it's going to be in those no choice situations but he just wants play D.
Yeah, but I don't want him guarding Vince.....

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:01 PM
Game on........BRING IT!!!!!

Hicks
04-23-2006, 01:01 PM
Bennet Salvatore. I just threw up a little.

Robertmto
04-23-2006, 01:02 PM
Really it comes down to TWO matchups - Jack vs. Carter and Peja vs. Jefferson. I think the high flying, quick paced game the Nets play will be too much for the Pacers defense. In order for the Pacers to win they have to turn this into a half-court game.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:02 PM
Horrible shot by JO to start it off.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:02 PM
Geez.......1st shot...clank.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
We win the tip.
JO misses.
Nenad rebounds.
Foul on Peja.
RJ hits for 2.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
Way to start out with a jump shot from the top of the key and a defensive turd.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
Peja airballs. Carter with a slam.

This could get ugly.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
GAME OVER

Fireball Kid
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
Oh God what a Dunk!!!!

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
4-0 Nets with all the momentum already.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
God....I hate VC. He's the JONeal of the Nets.......

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:03 PM
It'd be awesome if we actually drove inside instead of took jump shots.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:04 PM
They're oopin :uhoh:

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:04 PM
AJ hits our first point of the game.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:04 PM
Hey...we scored a point!

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:04 PM
1 of 2 on FT's in not acceptable.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:05 PM
JACK FOR THREE!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:05 PM
Boom Baby! Jax!

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:05 PM
:boombaby: JACK!! Tied at 4.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:05 PM
Looks like we're going to settle for jumpshots today. Jackson just jacked it up. Thankfully he made it, though.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Jack again.

Robertmto
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
At least the Pacers are TRYING to slow it down.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Jackson getting hot.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
SJax......4 straight points...

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
And just like that we've got the lead 6-4.

I'd still like us to look inside more than we are.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Jack gives us the lead at 6-4

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Looks like we're going to settle for jumpshots today. Jackson just jacked it up. Thankfully he made it, though.
I'll take it as long as they're falling.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
JACK ATTACK

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:06 PM
Vince walks by Jackson on D.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:07 PM
Carter will have 30 today

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:07 PM
See, VC is already going off on us. Need to do a better job on him.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:07 PM
We're settling for jumpshots.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:07 PM
WTF was JO doing? Why didn't he grab that?

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Nice fastbreak. Jax is on right now.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Now that was a nice fast break with a good end result.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Jack throws it down.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
JO is having a horrible start.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
JO loses the ball in the post.....

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
Peja get it together. Jesus.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
2 airballs by Peja.....

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
What exactly is Peja shooting at?

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
WTF is going on here? Jesus slow it down already and stop jacking up airballs.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:09 PM
Peja with two shots, none have hit rim.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
Good God Peja 2 freaking airballs

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
Nice pass by Foster and lay in by Jax.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
JACK IS ON FIRE!

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
Jack seems into things today at least.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
JO is having a horrible start.

Not as bad as Peja.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:10 PM
Nice drive by AJ. He's on the line for 2, Timeout.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:11 PM
AJ draws the foul.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:11 PM
JACK IS THE MAN, I TOLD YALL THIS MAN STEPS UP PLAYOFF TIME.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:11 PM
wowie! Stephen prove us wrong, please!!! go on!!! :thumbsup

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:11 PM
Not as bad as Peja.

Both of them are sucking. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come with Peja in the playoffs like some kings fans suggest.

Robertmto
04-23-2006, 01:12 PM
Pacers cant win by trying to outrun the Nets. Carlisle HAS to stress takin good shots. And he better tell Peja where the rim is.

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:12 PM
Nets are playing some good defense so far. If Jack can keep up his play, he might get VC in foul trouble. AJ is doing well so far too. Peja and JO need to get it together.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:12 PM
We need to go in the post more, all these jumpshots will stop falling after a while.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:12 PM
I think Jack is on FIYA :nod:

JO's getting really frustarated.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:12 PM
Peja is not doing anything right now to shake his playoff choking image.

Tony Valente
04-23-2006, 01:13 PM
I guess these series can be won if we get them into foul trouble. And as I see, the things are evolving well for us ...

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:13 PM
The one thing I always said about Peja was he dissappears in the playoffs.

So far he isnt doing much to prove me wrong.

Get to together Peja!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:14 PM
Peja is not doing anything right now to shake his playoff choking image.
Agreed.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:14 PM
I've been telling all of you guys that Jack is a very important part of this team and there is nobody on this team who is better come playoff time.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:14 PM
Peja is not doing anything right now to shake his playoff choking image.

I was thinking the samething :uhoh: :shudder:

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:15 PM
Hit your motherf****** freethrows!

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:15 PM
LMAO at these refs. AJ is doubled and fouled and they call traveling. Dumbasses.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:15 PM
AJ makes one of two grabs his own miss, gets elbowed but is called for traveling. :rolleyes:

pacers20
04-23-2006, 01:16 PM
krstic is coming up big already they need to put granger on krstic

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:16 PM
DEF 3 SECONDS on NETS

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:16 PM
AJ makes one of two grabs his own miss, gets elbowed but is called for traveling. :rolleyes:
NBA refs suck. I don't care what anybody says otherwise.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:16 PM
1 of 2 on FT's is STILL not acceptable.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:17 PM
Is JO not posting up because he has double planta faciitis? (sp???)

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:17 PM
NBA refs suck. I don't care what anybody says otherwise.
Thank you. Then Vince goes into the paint and yells and a whistle is blown. :rolleyes:

Good going, refs.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:17 PM
Good Lord, JACKSON!!!!!!!

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Jack is always great in the postseason :D

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Shake that laffy taffy, haha

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Jackson is keeping us in the game. Man, he's really feeling it.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
I'm waiting for Carlisle to pull SJax......

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Then Jackons bails out Kidd and just jacks up a three. :unimpress

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:18 PM
We still need to look inside a heck of a lot more than we are. Good to know that Clark just pointed out that shot by Jack.

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I've been telling all of you guys that Jack is a very important part of this team and there is nobody on this team who is better come playoff time.

He hasnt even had a good quarter.

Yes he can be important, if he is hot and if he isnt bickering at the refs.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I'm not thrilled with our defense thus far.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Our team is not very good right now outside of Jax.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I'm glad that SJax is hot....but I hate that he telegraph's his shot attempts.

If he holds the ball for more then 4 seconds....he's gonna shot it.

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
Wow, right off the bench, Freddie for 3!

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
THAT'A WAY FREDDY! :boombaby:

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
Nice inside/outside game. If JO draws all that attention each time, somebody's going to be open.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
JO is playing horrible.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
Ugh. JO :( :( :(

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
WTF???

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:20 PM
Cro was open the whole possesion, and JO forces up a airball......

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Why are we not posting Jermaine up at all? Him walking around setting picks and taking shots late in the shot clock wont help anyone.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:21 PM
JO is having a miserable start :( Peja isn't far from that. AJ and Jack are keeping us in this. Not to mention Freddy's 3. We're down 1. 20-19 Nets

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
WTF are both JO and Peja doing??? They better get it together before Stephen cools down.

able
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
Cro was open the whole possesion, and JO forces up a airball......
of course he got the ball with 3 seconds on the clock....

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
I've got a baaad feeling....

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
Why are we not posting Jermaine up at all? Him walking around setting picks and taking shots late in the shot clock wont help anyone.

I'm wondering the same thing. The one time I saw him actually working in the paint, he get's triple team, puts up a spin move, passes it to Fred and got an assist.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
Cro was open the whole possesion, and JO forces up a airball......Forces up an air ball? See how pathetic you people are. He took the shot with 1 second left on the shot clock because Jack couldnt get a shot. The hate is amazing.

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:22 PM
The Nets have taken the Pacers out of their game. We really need to get JO going if we want to have any chance of winning this game. Jack isn't going to stay this hot the entire game.

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:23 PM
Imagine how good we would be doing if O'neal and Peja were contributing at all. Also, Granger needs to get some damn minutes.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:23 PM
Are they nervous?

J_2_Da_IzzO
04-23-2006, 01:24 PM
And we thought the problem would lie at Jax on Carter. Looks like JO & Foster have been pretty close to useless out there.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:24 PM
I agree, we need to get the inside-outside game going with JO. Feed it to him in the post.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:24 PM
:boombaby: CRO! :D

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:24 PM
Boom Baby! Cro!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
That's 2 on JO.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Defensively, what the hell is JO doing? He's just standing there and fouling people. Where's his shot-blocking?

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Kristic abusing JO and all our post players. Yeah, Kristic. :unimpress

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Austin!!!!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Here comes Hulk.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
Krstic is killing us inside....while JONeal is doing very little inside. Hulk IN!!!!!

He can get his 2 quick fouls then Pollard can come in.... ::rolleyes::

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
I can't believe I'm saying this...

Stop Nenad Krstic!

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:25 PM
of course he got the ball with 3 seconds on the clock....

True, but he did have the ball earlier in the possesion.


Forces up an air ball? See how pathetic you people are. He took the shot with 1 second left on the shot clock because Jack couldnt get a shot. The hate is amazing.

Grow up.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Let's go Hulk!! That was nice.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Nice shot by DH.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Sarunas coming in soon... Hulk working the low post...

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Nice move by David.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
HULK SMASH! We're up 24-22

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Could we just let the players play. Come on refs. You're taking over the game.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:27 PM
Nice to see SOMEBODY do something in the post...

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:27 PM
Good job David!

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:27 PM
Oh god, Sarunas.....

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:27 PM
No, Saras is in. No. No. No.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Jaiskavicus needs 15 damn seconds to set up the damn offense

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Oh God, why don't we just let Jones bring the ball up the court when Runi is in the game.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:28 PM
Finally a Pacer that can hit both FT's.

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
God, Sarunas is horrible.

We cant even get the offense set he takes so long to get set up

Raskolnikov
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
Yes. Sarunas is in. Yes. Yes. Yes.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
JACK AGAIN!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
Awesome move by Jax. 28-24 P's.

Raskolnikov
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
Jackson my my...

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:30 PM
Yes. Sarunas is in. Yes. Yes. Yes.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:30 PM
This is good. We have some offensive momentum, even with the lineup consisting of mostly bench players right now.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:30 PM
Nice finish by the Pacers. 30-24 after 1.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:30 PM
30-24 :thepacers at the end of ONE.

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:30 PM
Up 6 and JO and Peja have not scored, We got to feel good about that. WE GOT TO.

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:31 PM
Very nice first quarter! Up six without O'neal or Peja scoring.

arenn
04-23-2006, 01:31 PM
Not a bad first quarter, all things considered.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:31 PM
OUR 2ND UNIT = :2tup:

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:31 PM
Well, just like rcarey said...play physical D on VC and he'll start forcing jumpers.

I can't wait to sic Granger on him. :devil:

J_2_Da_IzzO
04-23-2006, 01:31 PM
Is Vince just missing shots or is Jax doing that good on D??????

Raskolnikov
04-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Even with a bad start of our two primary offensive weapons, we're up by 6.

Not bad.

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:32 PM
Is Vince just missing shots or is Jax doing that good on D??????

A little bit of both.

But like the announcers said, Vince has been known to get lazy and settle for jumpers.

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
My one complaint so far is that Danny didn't play.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
Is Vince just missing shots or is Jax doing that good on D??????
He's jacked up a couple that would usually go in.

heywoode
04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
To score 30 points and be up 6 after one quarter with our top two scoring options sucking balls is pretty encouraging to me...

JO and Peja better get their heads out of their butts quick-like...

Jumper
04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
Jax is showing what he has right now. Jermaine will get his eventually and so will Peja. Like what I see so far.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:33 PM
We need for JO and Peja to get going, period. It's unacceptable for them to have 0 combined points so far.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:34 PM
Up 6 and JO and Peja have not scored, We got to feel good about that. WE GOT TO.

Yup! Our first two options have been pretty bad sofar, but in the end things will probably average up again :). So, we can expect at the very least one of the two to seriously heat up in this game.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:34 PM
Good start by the Nets for us.

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:35 PM
I like our lineup right now.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:35 PM
I like the way NJ started this quarter.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:35 PM
We let Vaughn walk right in and he sets up a three point play.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:36 PM
Uncle Cliffy with the bucket and the foul. Where is our interior defense today?

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:36 PM
This is about the time when we become complacent. Got the lead and we need to build on it. Down to a 3-point game.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:36 PM
Atleast the refs are calling it both ways. They may suck, but they're sucking in both directions.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:36 PM
Runi makes me nervous out there for some reason.

Foul on Vaughn

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
What the hell was that Cro?

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Croshere.......nice.

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Wha? nice inbound play

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Cro! Right on time with a beauty!

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Cro with an amazing shot...

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
What the hell was that Cro?
He made up for it. Good job.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Nice job Austin. 7 points already for him.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:37 PM
Vaughn flops and the refs buy if, of course.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:38 PM
Crap. Get AJ back in there. I like Runi, but not right now. Down to a 1-pt game.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:38 PM
Wow, we are letting them kill us in the paint. God.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:38 PM
That was a tough play......I don't blame Sarunas on that play.

granger
04-23-2006, 01:38 PM
:mad::mad::mad:refs *************

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
1st unit coming back in....

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
And Sarunas is bleeding. You know the saying, "no blood, no foul?"

Well, Saras is bleeding and somehow the foul was on him.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
FRED!!!!!!!!

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
FREDDIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Nice dunk by Freddy.

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
FREDDIE THROWS IT DOWN.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Oh my!! Fred!!!

vapacersfan
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
FRED JONES!!! WHAT!!!!?!?!?!???!

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Freddie with the jam!!!!

arenn
04-23-2006, 01:39 PM
Awesome, baby!

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
WHO!? FRED JONES! :D

Jermaniac
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
FREDDDDDDDDDDIEEEEEEEEEEEEE DONT DO ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
2nd team foul.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Freddie!!!!

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Too bad the refs call all these weak ticky-tack fouls.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Geez....that was explosive...

Raskolnikov
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
No regards?

:disappoin




;)

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:40 PM
Granger with the solid defense....

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:41 PM
F****** refs bailed out RJeff. Ridiculous.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:41 PM
Ok, I take back what I wrote about rather not having Freddie in this game!!! Hope he keeps it up!

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:41 PM
How on earth is that a foul on Granger. I call that perfect defense. PERFECT.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:41 PM
Danny is playing excellent defense right now. Too bad the refs are calling these ticky-tack fouls on him.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
They are calling everything. This is stupid.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
Okay, time to get the starters back in.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
The number of foul calls on us is pathetic.

PostArtestEra
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
Alright, let;s get the starters back in there now.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
Jesus, we can't even be on D for 5 seconds and a foul is called on us. Another horrible showing by the NBA refs. Not a surprise though.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:42 PM
Lead is down to one.

Danger is simply amazing. I call ALL BALL.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:43 PM
I take back about my comment about the refs sucking both ways. They are now just sucking in one direction.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:43 PM
F****** refs bailed out RJeff. Ridiculous.
RJeff was getting dominated, too. Too bad these pathetic refs are not going to let him get pushed around like that.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:44 PM
Lead is down to one.

Danger is simply amazing. I call ALL BALL.
He needs to work a little on his three's, but his defense is outstanding.

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:45 PM
4 Pacers with 2 fouls.......Nets have 0 players with 2 fouls.....hmmmmmmm

Southside_Pacer
04-23-2006, 01:45 PM
That offensive rebound from Granger was amazing.

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Great job Danny, and great 3 by Fred.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Bad shot by JO, nice rebound by Danny, great shot by Freddy.

arenn
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Boom!

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
:boombaby:FRED! AND THEN WHAT!? WHO!? FRED JONES! Nice rebound Danger!

Aw Heck
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
JO misses...But Granger with the one handed rebound and the assist to Freddie for 3!

Raskolnikov
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Freddeyy

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Man......JONeal is way off....they are double-teaming him like crazy.

Mourning
04-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiice! FREDDIE!!!! :boombaby:

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:47 PM
VC with a three. :puke:

ajbry
04-23-2006, 01:47 PM
JO draws the foul, he needs to get some offense going.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:47 PM
JO FINALLY gets to the line!

granger
04-23-2006, 01:47 PM
CMON JERM!

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:47 PM
JO is struggling. He'll get it going. He's has too.

RedPitSea
04-23-2006, 01:48 PM
Granger is playing with a lot of emotion right now. I think thats the reason he got the quick two. Once he settles in he going to be great tonight.

cramerica
04-23-2006, 01:48 PM
Bad shot by Jax.

Lord Helmet
04-23-2006, 01:48 PM
Jackson stop shooting all these garbage shots. Jesus.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:49 PM
Fastbreak...and the Pacers jacks up the ball...

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:49 PM
Lead down to one.

I think Fred's left thumb is ALL better...that was a nice rejection back there.

317Kim
04-23-2006, 01:50 PM
We have to get this going again. I'm hopin JO and Peja are fire in the second half because 0-7 is not cutting it.

CableKC
04-23-2006, 01:50 PM
I hate and love that SJax is the only one that can score.....but I don't understand the need for a 3pt shot when we had a fastbreak.