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BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 12:32 PM
:cool: IT'S TIME TO GO TO WORK!!! :cool:
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http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/IND.gif-VS-http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/BOS.gif

Pacers-Celtics Playoff Schedule: (All Indianapolis Times)
GAME    DAY  DATE  SITE  TIME     RESULT
Game 1  Sat  4/17  IND   1 pm     --
Game 2  Tue  4/20  IND   7:30 pm  --
Game 3  Fri  4/23  BOS   6 pm     --
Game 4  Sun  4/25  BOS   Noon     --
Game 5* Thu  4/29  IND   TBA      --
Game 6* Sun  5/2   BOS   TBA      --
Game 7* Tue  5/4   IND   TBA      --
* - If Necessary

Today's Projected Starting Matchups:
  Pacers          Celtics
         CENTER
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jeff_foster.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/mark_blount.jpg
  Foster (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jeff_foster/index.html?nav=page)        Blount (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/mark_blount/index.html?nav=page)
      POWER FORWARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jermaine_oneal.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/walter_mccarty.jpg
  O'Neal (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jermaine_oneal/index.html?nav=page)        McCarty (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/walter_mccarty/index.html?nav=page)
      SMALL FORWARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ron_artest.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/paul_pierce.jpg
  Artest (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ron_artest/index.html?nav=page)        Pierce (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/paul_pierce/index.html?nav=page)
      SHOOTING GUARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/reggie_miller.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jiri_welsch.jpg
  Miller (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/reggie_miller/index.html?nav=page)       Welsch (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jiri_welsch/index.html?nav=page)
      POINT GUARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jamaal_tinsley.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chucky_atkins.jpg
  Tinsley (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jamaal_tinsley/index.html?nav=page)        Atkins (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chucky_atkins/index.html?nav=page)

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 12:34 PM
Where's the all of the above option?

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 12:36 PM
Where's the all of the above option?

I purposely didn't put one. Even if they have an advantage over Boston in all those areas, I'm asking for the biggest one for the Pacers. :)

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 12:38 PM
Where's the all of the above option?

I purposely didn't put one. Even if they have an advantage over Boston in all those areas, I'm asking for the biggest one for the Pacers. :)

Oh i didn't see that. Well, i put the front court.

zxc
04-17-2004, 12:57 PM
Ah finally the pre game show begins.

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 01:09 PM
no
:boomer:

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 01:23 PM
is the chat open yet?

TheSauceMaster
04-17-2004, 01:25 PM
is the chat open yet?


YES :dance: :pepper:

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 01:32 PM
its not working for me.

Southside_Pacer
04-17-2004, 01:35 PM
its not working for me.

Same here. I get a page not found site.

Southside_Pacer
04-17-2004, 01:36 PM
its not working for me.

Same here. I get a page not found site.

I got it to work. :D

Hicks
04-17-2004, 01:48 PM
Playoff time = Isolated Hicks. I'm going off to the TV room, and refuse to be interrupted during the game. See you all on the other side.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:03 PM
LET'S GET IT ON!!! :boxer:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:18 PM
6:13 to go in the 1st quarter

:pacers: 17
:celtics: 12

Latest Plays
6:13 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #1)
6:22 BOS - M. Blount makes shot
6:22 BOS - M. Blount offensive rebound
6:22 BOS - C. Atkins misses an 11-foot jumper along the right baseline
6:43 IND - J. Foster makes shot. Assist: J. Tinsley
6:50 IND - J. Foster defensive rebound
6:52 BOS - P. Pierce misses a layup
7:15 IND - R. Miller makes a 19-foot jumper from the right corner. Assist: J. Tinsley
7:22 IND - Offensive rebound
7:22 IND - J. Tinsley misses a 24-foot three-pointer from the right wing

7 pts for Ron on 3-3 FG shooting, 5 pts for Reggie on 2-3 FG shooting

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:25 PM
20 sec timeout

:pacers: 23
:celtics: 21

Latest Plays
2:53 IND - 20 sec timeout
3:02 BOS - Layup by R. Davis. Assist: P. Pierce
3:06 BOS - P. Pierce steals the ball from R. Artest
3:25 BOS - C. Atkins makes a 23-foot three-pointer from the right corner. Assist: R. Davis
3:31 BOS - W. McCarty defensive rebound
3:32 IND - F. Jones misses a layup
3:36 IND - J. Tinsley steals the ball from C. Atkins
3:58 IND - Slam dunk by J. O'Neal. Assist: J. Tinsley
4:07 BOS - 3-second violation on M. Blount
4:24 IND - A. Harrington makes a 15-foot jumper in the lane. Assist: R. Artest

Shade
04-17-2004, 02:36 PM
Very disappointing first quarter. :thumbsdown:

Atkins is playing WAY over his head right now.

Our transition defense sucks.

We're getting mugged inside a lot with no calls.

Where's our friggin' defense?

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:36 PM
End of the 1st Quarter:

:pacers: 30
:celtics: 29

Latest Plays
:00.0 End of 1st Quarter
:00.0 BOS - P. Pierce makes shot
:05.6 IND - A. Johnson hits the second free throw
:05.6 IND - F. Jones enters game for R. Miller
:05.6 IND - A. Johnson hits the first free throw
:05.6 BOS - Personal foul on M. Banks
:17.5 BOS - R. Davis hits the second free throw
:17.5 IND - R. Miller enters game for F. Jones
:17.5 BOS - M. Banks enters game for C. Atkins
:17.5 BOS - R. Davis misses the first free throw

1ST QUARTER STATISTICS
-----------------------Celtics------Pacers
FG%--------------------55.0----------50.0
3PT%-------------------75.0----------33.3
FT%--------------------66.7----------83.3
Fast Break Pts----------8-------------2
Turnovers---------------4-------------4
Pts in the Paint-------10------------14
Unanswered Pts----------2-------------3
Biggest Lead------------4-------------7

Reggie4Three
04-17-2004, 02:38 PM
I hope these refs are working the Pistons series down the road, with the way the Celts are going to the line on minimal contact in the first quarter.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:39 PM
Pacers let the C's get too many good looks, they're shooting 11-20 from the field in the 1st quarter. One thing to remember: Boston plays no defense. If we can clamp down on their shooting and not turn over the ball as much we'll do fine.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:46 PM
8:42 to go in the 2nd quarter

:pacers: 35
:celtics: 35

Latest Plays
8:42 - Official timeout
8:42 BOS - Shooting foul on W. McCarty
9:02 BOS - R. Davis hits the second free throw
9:02 BOS - R. Davis hits the first free throw
9:02 IND - Shooting foul on J. Foster
9:08 BOS - M. Banks defensive rebound
9:11 IND - A. Harrington misses a 19-foot jumper from the left corner
9:22 BOS - J. Welsch enters game for P. Pierce
9:22 BOS - Personal foul on C. Mihm
9:22 IND - A. Harrington steals the ball from P. Pierce

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 02:55 PM
:pacers: 44
:celtics: 36

Latest Plays
7:18 BOS - M. Blount enters game for C. Mihm
7:18 BOS - Full timeout (Timeout #2)
7:24 IND - J. O'Neal makes a 17-foot jumper along the right baseline
7:45 IND - A. Harrington defensive rebound
7:48 BOS - J. Welsch misses a 24-foot three-pointer from the right corner
8:00 IND - J. O'Neal hits a free throw
8:00 BOS - R. Davis hits a technical free throw
8:00 IND - Technical foul on J. O'Neal
8:00 BOS - Loose ball foul on B. Hunter
8:02 IND - F. Jones makes a 27-foot three-pointer from the left wing. Assist: A. Harrington

Got an opportunity to put some distance between us and the C's now, take advantage of it!

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:04 PM
:pacers: 50
:celtics: 39

Timeout called, JO has a cut under his right eye... :(

Al has been huge in this 2nd quarter!!! :dance:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:18 PM
HALFTIME SCORE: :cool:

:pacers: 65
:celtics: 43

Latest Plays
:00.0 Halftime
:00.5 IND - J. Foster defensive rebound
:01.9 BOS - C. Atkins misses a 3-foot jumper in the lane
:07.0 IND - J. Foster enters game for J. O'Neal
:07.0 IND - F. Jones enters game for R. Miller
:07.0 IND - Bad pass by R. Artest
:43.0 IND - J. O'Neal hits the second free throw

Hicks
04-17-2004, 03:19 PM
Checking in at half-time. Two words: *****. Yes.

PaceBalls
04-17-2004, 03:20 PM
wow... what a 2nd quarter. That's championship ball there.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:20 PM
The thing to be wary of in the 2nd half: laying off the Celts 3 pt shooters in the 2nd half. If we don't let Atkins, Pierce, and McCarty go 3 crazy, we win going away.

PaceBalls
04-17-2004, 03:22 PM
8:42 to go in the 2nd quarter

:pacers: 35
:celtics: 35

Latest Plays
8:42 - Official timeout
8:42 BOS - Shooting foul on W. McCarty
9:02 BOS - R. Davis hits the second free throw
9:02 BOS - R. Davis hits the first free throw
9:02 IND - Shooting foul on J. Foster
9:08 BOS - M. Banks defensive rebound
9:11 IND - A. Harrington misses a 19-foot jumper from the left corner
9:22 BOS - J. Welsch enters game for P. Pierce
9:22 BOS - Personal foul on C. Mihm
9:22 IND - A. Harrington steals the ball from P. Pierce

from there till halftime boston only scored 8 points, while the Pacers scored 30. nice!

zxc
04-17-2004, 03:22 PM
Yeah gotta watch those threes. We were up by 18 or so during game 1 last year and let it slip away. Course Pierce also got to the line like 20 times in the fourth quarter.. so watch for that too =\

Shade
04-17-2004, 03:22 PM
As disappointing as the first quarter was, the second was just as impressive. :thumbsup:

Rick's adjustments show exactly why this a much better team than it was under Zeke.

Al is playing awesome since that airball. Doing it on both ends of the floor. Very good to see.

Go Pacers! Win by 50! :devil: :laugh:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:26 PM
HALFTIME TEAM STATISTICS
-----------------------Celtics------Pacers
FG%--------------------35.9----------52.2
3PT%-------------------57.1----------50.0
FT%--------------------84.6----------73.7
Fast Break Pts---------11-------------6
Turnovers--------------12-------------6
Pts in the Paint-------12------------28
Unanswered Pts----------3-------------7
Biggest Lead------------4------------22


Leading Scorers:
:pacers: O'Neal 16 pts, Artest 17 pts, Harrington 10 pts
:celtics: Atkins 13 pts, Pierce 13 pts

Hicks
04-17-2004, 03:29 PM
Couple other things:

It's nice to see Freddie isn't intimidated by the spotlight. He's already proven to me he's not afraid of the playoffs.

Al Harrington finally showed up. And it's fanstastic. :dance:

Oh, and on recording the game:

I had it start recording about 15 min. before the game, and when I came in to check on it, it had frozen before the game even started. :(

But, I restarted the PC, turned it back on, and since just after JO got the T for retaliating, it's been recording. So far, so good.

Anthem
04-17-2004, 03:31 PM
The ESPN announcing crew is pretty decent, better than I thought they'd be. No particular bias, easy to listen to. Not really insightful, and they get some stuff wrong (they kept talking about this excellent team that Larry Bird assembled), but I'd take them over Tolbert any day.

The thing that drives me crazy, though, is that they can't pronounce Carlisle's name correctly.

It's CARlisle, right? Not carLIsle?

Pig Nash
04-17-2004, 03:32 PM
i've heard it pronounced both ways but i think the first one is correct.

PaceBalls
04-17-2004, 03:33 PM
wow, George McG just said this is the best Pacer team ever. that's saying quite alot considering this club has never been out of the 1st round except Reggie and Austin.

PaceBalls
04-17-2004, 03:35 PM
Al Harrington finally showed up. And it's fanstastic. :dance:

.

Ya, I think he has been playing awesome the last couple weeks after that bad slump.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:45 PM
:pacers: 76
:celtics: 52

Latest Plays
6:24 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #4)
6:26 BOS - Layup by J. Welsch. Assist: C. Atkins
6:31 BOS - C. Atkins steals the ball from R. Miller
6:47 BOS - C. Atkins makes a 25-foot three-pointer from the top of the arc
7:11 IND - J. Tinsley makes shot
7:18 IND - J. O'Neal defensive rebound
7:20 BOS - W. McCarty misses an 18-foot jumper along the left baseline
7:31 BOS - M. Blount defensive rebound
7:33 IND - R. Artest misses a 19-foot jumper from the right corner
8:00 IND - Loose ball foul on J. Foster

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:52 PM
We need to settle things down offensively, 'cuz right now it is U-G-L-Y! :unimpressed:

zxc
04-17-2004, 03:55 PM
We need to settle things down offensively, 'cuz right now it is U-G-L-Y! :unimpressed:

Yeah. Hitting our usual offensive lull. Lucky it is coming after we got a 28 point lead this time =\

Hicks
04-17-2004, 03:55 PM
That's it. This piece of **** card is going back to the store. Froze up on me again. Made it through the 2nd quarter and halftime, froze midway in the 3rd. **** it. I'm gonna get the one recommended in another thread. This thing is crap.

Pacer-wise, up 22 about to be up 20, but hey, just keep it there and we'll be OK.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:56 PM
:pacers: 80
:celtics: 58

Latest Plays
2:23 BOS - Full timeout (Timeout #4)
2:23 IND - Shooting foul on A. Johnson
2:32 IND - R. Artest dunks the ball. Assist: A. Johnson
2:36 IND - A. Harrington steals the ball from P. Pierce
2:48 BOS - W. McCarty defensive rebound
2:50 IND - A. Johnson misses a 19-foot jumper from the top of the key
3:02 BOS - M. Blount hits the second free throw
3:02 BOS - M. Blount hits the first free throw
3:02 IND - Shooting foul on A. Harrington
3:15 BOS - M. Blount defensive rebound

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 03:57 PM
That's a significant stat that ESPN just posted: point in the paint favor the Pacers 38-18

Celts now trying out a lineup I thought they would have to revert to, Blount and Mihm in the game at the same time

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:03 PM
End of 3 Quarters of Play: :)

:pacers: 88
:celtics: 64

JB with a shot to end the 3rd!

Latest Plays
:00.0 End of 3rd Quarter
:00.0 IND - J. Bender makes a 22-foot jumper from the right wing
:04.5 BOS - P. Pierce hits the second free throw
:04.5 BOS - M. Banks enters game for C. Atkins
:04.5 BOS - P. Pierce hits the first free throw
:04.5 IND - Personal foul on J. Bender
:08.6 IND - A. Harrington hits the second free throw
:08.6 IND - A. Harrington hits the first free throw
:08.6 BOS - Shooting foul on M. Stewart
:28.8 BOS - M. Stewart enters game for M. Blount


TEAM STATISTICS AFTER 3 QUARTERS
-----------------------Celtics------Pacers
FG%--------------------37.3----------47.8
3PT%-------------------62.5----------44.4
FT%--------------------77.8----------78.3
Fast Break Pts---------15------------10
Turnovers--------------19-------------9
Pts in the Paint-------18------------40
Unanswered Pts----------3-------------2
Biggest Lead------------4------------29

Hicks
04-17-2004, 04:04 PM
88-64 after 3.

When Jonathan Bender is hitting buzzer beaters on you in the playoffs, you KNOW you're in trouble.

sweabs
04-17-2004, 04:06 PM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

IT DOESNT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST WROTE MY EXAM- I THINK I COULD HAVE ACED THE THING!!!
NOW - THINKING I DONT GET THE GAME, I JUST TRY ONE CANADIAN CHANNEL AND THEY ARE DOING SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM ESPN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND TO MAKE THINGS A TONNNN BETTER - WE ARE KILLING THE CELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! I HAD THE CAR FLAG GOIN ALL THE WAY BACK FROM THE EXAM WEARIN MY JERSEY WEARIN MY HAT AMONG ALL THE LEAFS JERSEYS!!!! COME ON INDIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:12 PM
:pacers: 90
:celtics: 72

Latest Plays
9:45 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #5)
9:51 BOS - C. Mihm makes shot
9:52 BOS - P. Pierce offensive rebound
9:56 BOS - M. Banks misses a 20-foot jumper from the right wing
10:03 BOS - J. Welsch enters game for B. Hunter
10:03 IND - Foul on J. Foster
10:03 IND - Offensive foul on J. Foster
10:11 BOS - Layup by B. Hunter
10:11 BOS - B. Hunter offensive rebound
10:14 BOS - R. Davis misses a layup

Stupid foul call by the refs on that screen by Foster... :mad:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:17 PM
Celts on a 12-0 run here :neutral:

:pacers: 92
:celtics: 76

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:30 PM
:pacers: 102
:celtics: 84

Latest Plays
3:00 IND - 20 sec timeout
3:04 BOS - R. Davis makes a 25-foot three-pointer from the right wing. Assist: C. Atkins
3:12 BOS - P. Pierce steals the ball from J. O'Neal
3:13 IND - J. O'Neal offensive rebound
3:15 IND - R. Miller misses a 21-foot jumper from the top of the key
3:35 BOS - Slam dunk by C. Mihm. Assist: J. Welsch
3:47 IND - Foul on R. Artest
3:47 IND - Offensive foul on R. Artest
4:05 BOS - Layup by R. Davis
4:16 IND - R. Miller makes a 27-foot three-pointer from the left wing. Assist: J. Tinsley

3 minutes to go - time to put this game on ice

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:37 PM
Final Score:

:pacers: 104
:celtics: 88


Pacers lead the series 1-0 :pepper: :dance:

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:40 PM
JO elevates over Mark Blount for the layup...
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040417/capt.naf10104171948.cletics_pacers_naf101.jpg
(Picture courtesy of Yahoo.com)

zxc
04-17-2004, 04:41 PM
Nice win. Though only really played that one good quarter then just sorta coasted. Guess that is all right though.


One bad thing I just saw on espnnews. Ron got off the bench when JO got into it with hunter, espn guy "that's a suspension waiting to happen". Hope they don't play that up was really no big deal.

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:44 PM
FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
-----------------------Celtics------Pacers
FG%--------------------40.3----------46.4
3PT%-------------------57.1----------41.7
FT%--------------------75.9----------77.8
Fast Break Pts---------18------------10
Turnovers--------------22------------18
Pts in the Paint-------28------------48
Unanswered Pts----------4-------------2
Biggest Lead------------4------------29

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:45 PM
http://scores.nba.com/games/20040417/BOSIND/boxscoreprint.html

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:47 PM
Reg gets the crowd into the game...
http://www.nba.com/media/pacers/reggie_210_040417.jpg
(Picture courtesy of nba.com)

BostonConnection
04-17-2004, 04:50 PM
JO denies the dunk attempt by Pierce...
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040417/capt.naf10204171949.cletics_pacers_naf102.jpg
(Picture courtesy of Yahoo.com)