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Shade
04-30-2004, 09:02 PM
FIGHT!!!!! :boxer:

Southside_Pacer
04-30-2004, 09:06 PM
Alston gets ejected.

He got one T because of the altercation, and got another T a few possession later. He punched a guy in the groin to get the second one.

Crowd chanted something at NO, don't know what though.

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 09:07 PM
What you are seeing in the Heat imploding , I am starting to think the Hornets are gonna steal this series

Southside_Pacer
04-30-2004, 09:08 PM
You really can't impload when you haven't lead all that much in the game. :confused:

It's still rather close going into the fourth. This game is far from over.

Hicks
04-30-2004, 09:09 PM
Starting to look like the dirty, dirty Hornets are our next matchup.

Dirty Hornets.

DIRTY!

Shade
04-30-2004, 09:10 PM
Starting to look like the dirty, dirty Hornets are our next matchup.

Dirty Hornets.

DIRTY!

Hey, Hicks! If you only had one adjective to describe the Hornets, what would it be? :devil: :laugh:

Hicks
04-30-2004, 09:11 PM
Starting to look like the dirty, dirty Hornets are our next matchup.

Dirty Hornets.

DIRTY!

Hey, Hicks! If you only had one adjective to describe the Hornets, what would it be? :devil: :laugh:

Unwashed.

Southside_Pacer
04-30-2004, 09:12 PM
Unsanitary for human health. :unimpressed:

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 09:13 PM
Wow , Heat making a nice run

Shade
04-30-2004, 09:51 PM
Starting to look like the dirty, dirty Hornets are our next matchup.

Dirty Hornets.

DIRTY!

Or not. ;)

Shade
04-30-2004, 09:53 PM
See, this is why I hate a 7-game series in the first round. This had every bit the feel of an elimination game for both teams. I don't know if the Hornets have what it takes to push this to 7, but I did pick the Hornets in 7 before the playoffs began... :idea:

Southside_Pacer
04-30-2004, 09:53 PM
:heat: win.

:cool:

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 09:55 PM
Heat should defintely be saying there prayers tonight , they played like crap

I think that game just sealed it as a 7 game series , the HEAT are a terriable road team

Unclebuck
04-30-2004, 10:03 PM
Now that was a playoff game. The best game so far this year. You could feel it.


The Pacers better be ready because if the pacers play the Heat or the Hornets, it won't matter both of those teams are significantly better than the Celtics. Both are so much better defensively and so much more physical.


Tim Floyd continues to proove to me that he is a horrible coach. Did the Hornets take anything other than 3 point shots in the last 5 minutes of the game. I don't believe they did.

You say well how is that the coaches fault, or you say well I am sure the coach did not want them to take so many threes. The Hornets have all season long thrown up horrible three point shots, and when the pressure is really on, a team reverts back to what is habbit. That is what is so great about Carlisle, he does not allow things to slack during the regular season

Hicks
04-30-2004, 10:10 PM
We might sweep the Heat.

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 10:15 PM
Yeah I agree UB , the Hornets can't blame anyone but themselves with the poor shot selection they took in the last 5 , heck they even had a chance with about 55 secs left but they went for 3 when they should been thinking 2

Unclebuck
04-30-2004, 10:18 PM
I'll bet anyone $100.00 the Pacers don't swep the Heat.

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 10:21 PM
I'll bet anyone $100.00 the Pacers don't swep the Heat.

Sorry I like my money and I will agree with you UB

Kegboy
04-30-2004, 10:46 PM
We won't sweep, but we better not lose more than 1. Miami might be physical, but they're not the least bit sound defensively. The fact that N.O. managed to lose just shows how horrible they really are.

TheSauceMaster
04-30-2004, 10:50 PM
Not really , even Walton said the Heat were Lucky to get a Win and I agree

kerosene
04-30-2004, 10:56 PM
Pacers won't sweep the Heat. Given our play against the Hornets if they pull it out I doubt they'd get swept either. They really need to do something down there. Get rid of some players and maybe the coach too. If the Pacers drop two to either team then I get concerned.

Shade
04-30-2004, 10:58 PM
Pacers won't sweep the Heat. Given our play against the Hornets if they pull it out I doubt they'd get swept either. They really need to do something down there. Get rid of some players and maybe the coach too. If the Pacers drop two to either team then I get concerned.

The Hornets need to nix Floyd and get anything they can for Mashburn, for starters.

Suaveness
04-30-2004, 11:15 PM
Floyd is a terrible coach. I thought at first it was just because he had a bad team in Chicago, but he really is bad.

Pacers in 5.

Shade
04-30-2004, 11:16 PM
Pacers in 5.

You don't even know who we'll be playing yet. :laugh:

Suaveness
04-30-2004, 11:19 PM
Pacers in 5.

You don't even know who we'll be playing yet. :laugh:

Doesn't matter :D

I originally thought Pacers would go to 6 with NO, but we will beat them in 5.

Unclebuck
05-01-2004, 12:15 AM
Miami might be physical, but they're not the least bit sound defensively. The fact that N.O. managed to lose just shows how horrible they really are.


Wow, I could not disagree with you more. The Heat are an excellent defensive team, very, very well coached. I said this after the pacers played the heat in late March, that I have not seen a team trap the pick and rolls and yet get back to their men so quick and at times it seems like the heat had 6 defenders on the court.

The are extremely sound defensively. Now they don't have much size or shot blocking, but they use their great quicknes to the best of their advantage

Kegboy
05-01-2004, 12:42 AM
Miami might be physical, but they're not the least bit sound defensively. The fact that N.O. managed to lose just shows how horrible they really are.


Wow, I could not disagree with you more. The Heat are an excellent defensive team, very, very well coached. I said this after the pacers played the heat in late March, that I have not seen a team trap the pick and rolls and yet get back to their men so quick and at times it seems like the heat had 6 defenders on the court.

The are extremely sound defensively. Now they don't have much size or shot blocking, but they use their great quicknes to the best of their advantage

Did you watch this game? Yeah, they trapped, but they didn't rotate, they repeatedly zoned off Darrell Armstrong in the corner, and constantly miscommunicated on switches. They very much looked like a young team not ready to play with the big boys. They played down to the Hornet's level, which is not good. New Orleans is a team in turmoil, and their demeanor reminded me very much of Boston's.

I still have concerns about what Miami can do against us on the offensive end, especially Wade. But between this game, and seeing how JO manhandled Brian Grant during the regular season, I don't think they can stop us on the defensive end.

One note in Miami's favor. That's the best I've ever heard a crowd down there. Even back when Miami was good/great, their crowd never showed up. It could be argued that that's why the Heat never did well in the playoffs, cause they didn't have the crowd to give them a real homecourt advantage. Props to South Beach for finally supporting their team.

Tim
05-01-2004, 04:19 AM
I want the Heat to advance, and I think it is possible the Pacers could sweep the Heat.

I am not taking anything away from the Heat, but as UB pointed out the Bugs have advantages that they don't use against the Heat. Pacers will not make the same mistake.

The Heat sometimes hurt themselves with quick shots, missed free throws, defense without rebounding. They have the ability to break us down, we probably won't be able keep Wade out of the paint, but he doesn't have the shooters to kick it out to, or the size for repeated offensive put backs.

Unclebuck
05-01-2004, 09:38 AM
Miami might be physical, but they're not the least bit sound defensively. The fact that N.O. managed to lose just shows how horrible they really are.


Wow, I could not disagree with you more. The Heat are an excellent defensive team, very, very well coached. I said this after the pacers played the heat in late March, that I have not seen a team trap the pick and rolls and yet get back to their men so quick and at times it seems like the heat had 6 defenders on the court.

The are extremely sound defensively. Now they don't have much size or shot blocking, but they use their great quicknes to the best of their advantage

Did you watch this game? Yeah, they trapped, but they didn't rotate, they repeatedly zoned off Darrell Armstrong in the corner, and constantly miscommunicated on switches. They very much looked like a young team not ready to play with the big boys. They played down to the Hornet's level, which is not good. New Orleans is a team in turmoil, and their demeanor reminded me very much of Boston's.

I still have concerns about what Miami can do against us on the offensive end, especially Wade. But between this game, and seeing how JO manhandled Brian Grant during the regular season, I don't think they can stop us on the defensive end.

One note in Miami's favor. That's the best I've ever heard a crowd down there. Even back when Miami was good/great, their crowd never showed up. It could be argued that that's why the Heat never did well in the playoffs, cause they didn't have the crowd to give them a real homecourt advantage. Props to South Beach for finally supporting their team.


I watched close to every minute of this series. Probably 95% of every minute, and I still disagree with your assessment of their defense.

Kegboy
05-01-2004, 03:29 PM
I watched close to every minute of this series. Probably 95% of every minute, and I still disagree with your assessment of their defense.

Okay, but in the last game alone, I saw dozens of opportunities where we can exploit their defense. I'm sure Rick and the guys saw them too.