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BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 07:42 PM
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Game Time Start: 8:00 pm EST

Last played: Dec. 23, 2003; Pacers 79, Rockets 71 (http://www.sportsline.com/nba/gamecenter/boxscore/NBA_20031223_IND@HOU)

Season Records:
INDIANA 33-11
HOUSTON 24-17

Injuries:
INDIANA - G Kenny Anderson (calf); C Primoz Brezec (Achilles'); F James Jones (calf); Jonathan Bender (calf)
HOUSTON - F Adrian Griffin (knee)

Tonight's Projected Starting Lineups:
Indiana Pacers
C - Foster
PF - O'Neal
SF - Artest
SG - Miller
PG - Tinsley

Houston Rockets
C - Yao
PF - Cato
SF - Jackson
SG - Mobley
PG - Francis

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 08:16 PM
Just updated the projected lineup, apparently Ron will miss tonight's game with a thumb injury. :(

Ragnar
01-23-2004, 08:31 PM
You are showing four people on the injured list there can only be one er I mean three.

able
01-23-2004, 09:03 PM
well change that line-up again :)

Ron is playing (due to all the other "injuries"( mostly because Bender and Pollard are out, with the latter we lose defense and that's why Ron is playing I assume, will juts shoot lil i hope.

Primoz will make an appearance that is more then a token one, he will have to replace Pollie

Still it is time for him to start showing and he has the size to match up Yao, plus he practices with guys a lot worse then the ones Yao is playing with in practise :)

anyway, to late to change my predictions so we will go with a lot of faith in the guys, and especially in JO.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:06 PM
I made some updates to the initial post. I guess we'll find out in a few minutes how much Ron does end up playing.

I am psyched that I get to watch this on ESPN tonight! :pepper:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:06 PM
Bill Walton doing our game again? Bah.

Hope Artest is alright to play and not forcing it. His offense has been a bit shaky lately sure thumb is a big part of it. Got injured in NJ I think right?

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:07 PM
Tinsley with the 3!

:pacers: Pacers lead 5-3 with 10:53 to go in the 1st

The ESPN announcers said that the decision to put Ron back in was made with about 30 minutes to go before the game started

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:08 PM
Big start for Tinsley with an assist than our next 5 points. 7-3 pacers timeout Houston.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:10 PM
I think they just said that Ron's going to have his doctor in NY, who operated on him before, take a look at the thumb.

:pacers: 11-7 Pacers at the 9 minute mark

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:11 PM
Pacers are on fire coming out of the gate. :cool:

11-7 Pacers

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:12 PM
JO looked very smooth on that jumper over Cato

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:13 PM
Started well on offense, but they are starting to pick apart our D now. 13-13 timeout Carlisle.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:14 PM
Latest Plays
7:09 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #1)
7:18 HOU - Y. Ming dunks the ball. Assist: K. Cato
7:26 HOU - J. Jackson defensive rebound
7:26 IND - R. Artest misses a 17-foot jumper from the right wing
7:41 HOU - K. Cato dunks the ball. Assist: Y. Ming
7:41 HOU - Y. Ming offensive rebound
7:43 HOU - C. Mobley misses an 11-foot jumper from the right wing
7:54 IND - Personal foul on R. Artest
8:07 IND - J. O'Neal makes a 9-foot jumper along the left baseline. Assist: R. Miller
8:26 HOU - Layup by Y. Ming

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:17 PM
Looks like another off night for Artest on offense so far..

able
01-23-2004, 09:18 PM
we just need to get our barings on defense, something is not ticking there, i still feel confident, we haven't played our 3d q yet :laugh:

JO needs to get straight at Yao and force some fouls, when JO goes in, either he CAto will be fouling.

GO PACERS!


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:18 PM
Heh, liked the way that Foster just "pulled the chair" out from under Yao :D

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:20 PM
Not sure what happened to Cato there.

Ah, it looks like he got kneed in the stomach when JO went up for the dunk. Don't hurt him, JO, Cato's on my fantasy league team...

:rockets: Rockets lead 17-14

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:20 PM
Al in for Reggie now.

8-1 run for Rockets, up 3 =\

able
01-23-2004, 09:21 PM
OK that's 2 on Cato, bye bye, NEXT!


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:22 PM
I hate when everyone stands around watching the rebound hit the ground... :mad:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:22 PM
Hmm, Pacers forgot to go after the rebound there.

Artest needs to stop shooting from distance. 1-6.

able
01-23-2004, 09:22 PM
damn soundstream is behind the facts again HRMPH

:mad:


:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:23 PM
Primoz checking in for Foster in first quarter? Wow.

able
01-23-2004, 09:23 PM
WTG TINS!

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:24 PM
JO a bit off on the FTs tonight. Been doing so well lately too.

able
01-23-2004, 09:24 PM
^$^%$ nba audio league is even behind the bloody stats on nba.com!

and i PAY for that crap!

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:25 PM
Al with the nice jumper off the screen

:pacers: Pacers lead 21-19

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:25 PM
Very nice screen by Brezec set up an open jumper for Al.

21-19 Pacers, 2:42 left in 1st.

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:25 PM
Primoz looking pretty good. Nice screen for Al there, and not doing bad at all on Ming.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:26 PM
Latest Plays
2:42 HOU - Full timeout (Timeout #2)
2:42 HOU - Bad pass by J. Jackson
2:58 IND - A. Harrington makes a 19-foot jumper from the right wing
3:15 HOU - S. Francis makes a 17-foot jumper from the right wing
3:30 IND - J. O'Neal hits the second free throw
3:30 IND - J. O'Neal misses the first free throw
3:30 HOU - Shooting foul on M. Taylor
3:34 IND - R. Artest defensive rebound
3:36 HOU - M. Taylor misses a 17-foot jumper from the right wing
3:50 IND - P. Brezec enters game for J. Foster

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:27 PM
Pistons and Timberwolves both shooting around 20% in the first quarter of their game. 12-8 Minny with 2:30 left in first.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:29 PM
Why didn't Al pass to Ron who was right behind him? :confused:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:29 PM
That was ugly. Can't believe Al turned that over like that.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:31 PM
:pacers: 25-23 Pacers after 1 quarter of play

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:33 PM
25-23 pacers. Not a bad first quarter. Rockets shooting 56% though? Can't have that..

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:33 PM
25-23 Pacers after 1.

Primoz has been doing a good job, I think.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:34 PM
Latest Plays
:00.0 End of 1st Quarter
:00.9 HOU - M. Taylor defensive rebound
:02.9 IND - A. Harrington misses a 24-foot three-pointer from the left corner
:06.8 HOU - C. Mobley enters game for C. Weatherspoon
:06.8 IND - R. Miller enters game for P. Brezec
:06.8 HOU - S. Padgett enters game for Y. Ming
:06.8 HOU - Personal foul on C. Weatherspoon
:24.9 IND - A. Harrington steals the ball from M. Taylor
:39.8 IND - J. O'Neal makes a 17-foot jumper from the top of the key. Assist: P. Brezec
:54.9 IND - A. Johnson steals the ball from M. Taylor

able
01-23-2004, 09:34 PM
JO is the (small) difference at the moment, and will be more so later on in the game.

Primoz sounds usefull, Al sounds as like he is thinking he can/has to do it all alone.

Tins sounds good AJ got burned by Francis fast.

GO PACERS !!


:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:37 PM
Al, Croshere, Jones, Artest, AJ to start the second quarter.

Francis gets a wide open three and they take back the lead.. =\

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:38 PM
FIRST QUARTER TEAM STATISTICS
---------------------Rockets-------Pacers
FG%--------------------55.6-------47.8
3PT%-------------------66.7-------33.3
FT%--------------------50.0-------50.0
Fast Break Pts----------3----------2
Turnovers---------------7----------1
Pts in the Paint-------10----------8
Unanswered Pts----------5----------4
Biggest Lead------------3----------6

able
01-23-2004, 09:38 PM
We do however need some boards! they are outrebounding us 13 - 7 thus far, can't allow that to happen!

To bad Al's TO lead to a foul by JO.

Tins did a good job, wonder if he gets more minutes this game.

CRO is in, let's hope he does something on defense!

:stupid:

ABADays
01-23-2004, 09:39 PM
What happened to Pollard?

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:39 PM
Jimmy Jackson can't miss from three. Can't believe Al lost that rebound.

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:39 PM
The team seems a little out of it on both ends of the court.

able
01-23-2004, 09:40 PM
Pollie is sick, serious bout of the flu, two games out at least.

Cro lets Paget go, Francis can do what he wants if AJ is on him

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:40 PM
:rockets: Rockets lead 33-30 at the 9:00 mark of the 2nd quarter

ABADays
01-23-2004, 09:41 PM
Walton and one of the other announcers just said they thought the Pacers were the best team in the league.

able
01-23-2004, 09:41 PM
who in earth is defending Jackson?

(and doing a p poor job at it)

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:42 PM
Latest Plays
8:33 - Official timeout
8:33 HOU - Personal foul on M. Taylor
8:37 IND - A. Croshere defensive rebound
8:38 HOU - M. Taylor misses a 19-foot jumper from the right wing
8:48 HOU - S. Padgett defensive rebound
8:49 IND - A. Harrington misses a 12-foot jumper along the right baseline
9:07 HOU - S. Francis makes a 19-foot jumper from the right wing
9:21 HOU - M. Taylor defensive rebound
9:21 IND - A. Johnson misses the second free throw
9:21 HOU - C. Weatherspoon enters game for J. Jackson

able
01-23-2004, 09:43 PM
we need some starters back in, this is ridiculous, Francis and Jackson can shoot at will.

Ron should stop shooting, just concetrate on defense Ronnie, Tins should get back in, we need to stop at least one of those shooters!

:stupid:

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:45 PM
JO with the bucket and the foul! Wow.

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:46 PM
Three fouls on Taylor, Ming back in. Croshere gonna guard him now? =\

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:47 PM
That was a heckofa rebound by Freddie! :cool:

Jax in the game now for the Rockets

able
01-23-2004, 09:48 PM
LOL Smits was interviewed, he still plays some leagues, i was shouting at them to stop interviewing and tell him to get dressed, we need some help at center!

(they didn't listen to me)

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:49 PM
:pacers: Pacers lead 34-33 with 6:20 to go in the 2nd

able
01-23-2004, 09:50 PM
Kudo's to JO for playing smart with their big guys.

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:50 PM
JO draws a second foul on Yao.

Let's make some FTs!

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:50 PM
Tinsley checking back in.

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:51 PM
Freddie for 3! 39-33 Pacers, 5:19 left in 2nd.

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:52 PM
Fred Jones for three. 9-0 run pacers, up 6 timeout Houston.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:52 PM
Latest Plays
5:18 HOU - Full timeout (Timeout #3)
5:28 IND - F. Jones makes a 26-foot three-pointer from the left wing. Assist: A. Harrington
5:39 IND - A. Croshere offensive rebound
5:41 IND - A. Harrington misses a 16-foot jumper from the right wing
5:46 IND - F. Jones defensive rebound
5:48 HOU - J. Jackson misses a 25-foot three-pointer from the left wing
6:03 IND - J. O'Neal hits the second free throw
6:03 IND - J. Tinsley enters game for A. Johnson
6:03 IND - J. O'Neal hits the first free throw
6:03 HOU - J. Jackson enters game for S. Padgett

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:55 PM
One pass too many for the Rockets on that break :P

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:56 PM
Al kinda killing our offense with these shots he is taking. Not really bad shots though I guess, just not hitting so far.

able
01-23-2004, 09:56 PM
Cato. Ming & Taylor have 7 fouls between them: thanks JO :)


:stupid:

able
01-23-2004, 09:57 PM
woohooo 3 on Cato, NEXT!!!!!!

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:57 PM
I can't believe Yao went all the way out to the 3 point line to challenge that 3 attempt by Jamaal! :o

obnoxiousmodesty
01-23-2004, 09:58 PM
I think Padgett travelled at least twice on that possession. :unimpressed:

zxc
01-23-2004, 09:58 PM
5-0 run for Houston after timeout, now timeout pacers. Though looked like Padgett travelled a few times on that last possesion and the clock ran out.. =\

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 09:58 PM
Latest Plays
3:06 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #2)
3:15 HOU - C. Mobley makes a 24-foot three-pointer from the left corner. Assist: S. Padgett
3:40 HOU - C. Mobley defensive rebound
3:41 IND - J. Tinsley misses a 24-foot three-pointer from the left corner
4:05 HOU - Y. Ming makes shot. Assist: C. Mobley
4:20 HOU - Y. Ming defensive rebound
4:22 IND - R. Artest misses a 25-foot three-pointer from the left wing
4:46 HOU - S. Padgett enters game for K. Cato
4:46 IND - R. Artest enters game for A. Croshere
4:46 IND - R. Miller enters game for F. Jones

able
01-23-2004, 10:00 PM
we are still ahead in this game, they are in a minor form of foul trouble with their big guys and JO is hot

got a feeling that despite some defensive let ups we're in great shape.

:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:03 PM
Artest 1-9... :unimpressed:

Reggie needs to try and get some shots here.

able
01-23-2004, 10:03 PM
great now someone broke the sound cable, this is really pathetic, now i will have to start listening to the Houston feed :mad:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:04 PM
You know, if the Rockets ever actually passed Yao the ball, they'd be pretty dangerous... :rolleyes: ;)

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:04 PM
Terrible turnover by Tinsley, They get a three out of it. 10-0 run for Rockets they got their largest lead of the half now.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:05 PM
Latest Plays
:44.4 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #3)
:49.9 HOU - J. Jackson makes a 24-foot three-pointer from the left corner. Assist: S. Francis
:55.9 HOU - S. Francis steals the ball from J. Tinsley
:59.8 IND - J. O'Neal defensive rebound
1:00 HOU - C. Mobley misses a layup
1:19 IND - Bad pass by J. O'Neal
1:36 HOU - Y. Ming makes a 7-foot hook shot in the lane
1:38 HOU - Y. Ming offensive rebound
1:39 HOU - J. Jackson misses a 23-foot three-pointer from the left corner
2:01 HOU - S. Francis offensive rebound

birdman
01-23-2004, 10:07 PM
REGGIE Boom BABY!

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:07 PM
Boom Baby!!!! :pepper:

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:07 PM
Reggie! They called that a 2 pointer? Looked like three to me.

Down 2 at half. That quarter sucked.

birdman
01-23-2004, 10:08 PM
he was behind the line, that was a 3, but they counted it as a two.

able
01-23-2004, 10:09 PM
Reggie hitting the closer!

now let's warm up for OUR 3d Q !!!!!


(all together now) GO PACERS!!


JAY -OOOOO, JAY -OOOOO, JAY -OOOOOO


:stupid:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 10:09 PM
I made a point of looking at Reggie's feet on the replay, should have been called a 3. :(

But then, it was a buzzer-beating shot, so they have to review it. Hopefully they'll see it was a 3 and overturn that.

Anthem
01-23-2004, 10:11 PM
I made a point of looking at Reggie's feet on the replay, should have been called a 3. :(

But then, it was a buzzer-beating shot, so they have to review it. Hopefully they'll see it was a 3 and overturn that.

Thinking the same thing. It was definately a 3, and should be reviewable. I think we'll have a point more to start the 3rd quarter than we did to close the second.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:12 PM
FIRST HALF TEAM STATISTICS
---------------------Rockets-------Pacers
FG%--------------------48.6-------42.5
3PT%-------------------50.0-------28.6
FT%--------------------50.0-------55.6
Fast Break Pts----------9----------6
Turnovers---------------9----------5
Unanswered Pts---------10----------2
Biggest Lead------------4----------6

able
01-23-2004, 10:13 PM
well after reading pacers.com we all know that they are now talking about tightening defense, sharpening offense, (more balls to JO) how JO should attack the rim with their guys in foul trouble and that would result in???


a PACERS 3d quarter run!

stats on our starters except Ron's shooting look ok, Al's shooting looks horrendous to btw.

:stupid:

efx
01-23-2004, 10:19 PM
Looking at the stats it seems we're favored in the foul category.

birdman
01-23-2004, 10:20 PM
you guys watching on espn or fox sports midwest?

Anthem
01-23-2004, 10:22 PM
you guys watching on espn or fox sports midwest?

ESPN.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:24 PM
you guys watching on espn or fox sports midwest?

ESPN, the only way I could see it out here without NBA league pass

JO leads the Pacers with 14 pts, 4 rbs
Francis and Jimmy Jackson lead the Rockets with 12 pts apiece

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:25 PM
They didn't change the shot to a three. What a rip off.. =\

Wasn't even close too, how did they miss it to begin with.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:27 PM
There was no question at all that it was a 3. I never heard of that rule that the refs can't make a change once they go into the locker room. What a load of crap! :mad: :annoyed:

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:29 PM
Terrible start. Down 6 right away, timeout Carlisle. Houston on like a 20-2 run? =\

able
01-23-2004, 10:29 PM
Cato picked up #4 Rockets up 6. some people are not listening that's for sure!

WAKE UP


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:30 PM
Latest Plays
10:32 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #4)
10:34 HOU - S. Francis dunks the ball. Assist: C. Mobley
10:37 HOU - S. Francis steals the ball from R. Miller
10:47 HOU - Personal foul on K. Cato
11:00 IND - J. Foster defensive rebound
11:00 HOU - Y. Ming misses a 12-foot jumper along the left baseline
11:15 HOU - J. Jackson defensive rebound
11:18 IND - R. Artest misses a 10-foot jumper along the right baseline
11:37 HOU - S. Francis makes shot

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:32 PM
Hey Snickers, can you post the game pics like you used to do in tonight's game thread? :cool:

:rockets: 47-41 Rockets at the 10 minute mark of the 3rd

able
01-23-2004, 10:34 PM
JAY - OOOOO JAY - OOOOO JAY - OOOOOOO

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:36 PM
JO sends back the layup attempt by Jackson :laugh:

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:36 PM
Their backcourt really has Pacers scrambling on D. Tough shot by Jackson there. Course he pushed off to get it =\

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:38 PM
JO is all we got on offense tonight it seems. In some trouble here.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:39 PM
Not sure what Stevie Francis was thinking when he kicked the ball out so far for a shooter when Francis was basically right at the rim... :confused:

:rockets: Rockets lead 52-50 with 5:30 in the 3rd

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:40 PM
Huge miss from Reggie there. Can't get over the hump here..

able
01-23-2004, 10:40 PM
Count it, count it and out him on the line!

3pt play!

Tins great strip, sad Reg misses.


JAY-OOOOO JAY-OOOOOOO JAY-OOOOOOO

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:41 PM
Cut it to 2, right back to 6 again. Foster isn't having a good night out there.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:41 PM
As bad as the Pacers are starting in the 3rd, they're lucky not to be down by a bigger margin

:rockets: 56-50 Rockets

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:44 PM
Yao out of the game with 3:30 left in the quarter. Need to close this gap now.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:45 PM
Ron is determined out there, going up against multiple Rockets on the last 2 possessions

:rockets: Rockets lead 56-53 at the 3:08 mark of the 3rd

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:47 PM
Latest Plays
3:08 HOU - Full timeout (Timeout #4)
3:08 IND - A. Croshere enters game for J. Foster
3:08 HOU - Shooting foul on K. Cato
3:08 IND - R. Artest makes shot
3:17 IND - R. Artest defensive rebound
3:19 HOU - M. Taylor offensive rebound
3:19 HOU - M. Taylor misses a tip in
3:21 HOU - S. Francis misses a 6-foot jumper in the lane
3:34 IND - R. Artest hits the second free throw
3:34 HOU - K. Cato enters game for Y. Ming

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:49 PM
Yao back in already.

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:51 PM
Mobley heating up. Not good for us.

efx
01-23-2004, 10:51 PM
Was that AJ with the 3?

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:52 PM
What a wild sequence out there! Yao blocks Artest's shot, only to have Johnson catch it for the 3

able
01-23-2004, 10:52 PM
we need some stops, one way or the other.

certainly with JO on the bench, but i guess he needs a breather to :)

Artest is coming up big now, what a fighter!

great shot from AJ

JO wants to stay in!

woohooo

talking about wanting something here!

:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:53 PM
Hmm, See JO waving off the substitution like that?

Damn big miss from AJ. Just can't take this lead back or tie it up.

able
01-23-2004, 10:54 PM
come on AL, HIT something!

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:55 PM
After 3 Quarters: Rockets 63, Pacers 60

Latest Plays
:00.0 HOU - Defensive rebound
:00.9 HOU - S. Francis misses a 9-foot jumper along the right baseline
:03.8 IND - A. Harrington hits the second free throw
:03.8 IND - A. Harrington misses the first free throw
:03.8 HOU - Shooting foul on S. Padgett
:23.6 HOU - M. Taylor makes a 10-foot jumper in the lane
:38.0 IND - F. Jones enters game for J. O'Neal
:38.0 IND - Personal foul on A. Johnson
:41.9 HOU - M. Taylor steals the ball from J. O'Neal
:44.9 IND - R. Artest offensive rebound

zxc
01-23-2004, 10:55 PM
Down 3 after 3... :unimpressed:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 10:56 PM
Although it certainly could have been better, our defense has been pretty good tonight. Their guards are simply hitting nearly all the shots they have to, and the Rockets have also hit some really tough shots against good D.

Either they keep doing that in the 4th, and win by 6, or they finally come back down a bit, and we win by 4.

able
01-23-2004, 10:57 PM
well its one less :)

we're firmly in this game and with the attitude from JO and Ron I'm still having high hopes.

Fact is they're a lot better then their record indicates or last time we played them :)

Maybe Reggie will get some feet in the final 5 :D


Otherwise, give it to JAY OOOOOO


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 10:59 PM
TEAM STATISTICS AFTER 3 QUARTERS
---------------------Rockets-------Pacers
FG%--------------------44.1-------40.4
3PT%-------------------43.8-------27.3
FT%--------------------80.0-------64.7
Fast Break Pts---------11----------9
Turnovers--------------13---------11
Pts in the Paint-------22---------20
Unanswered Pts----------2----------2
Biggest Lead------------7----------6

able
01-23-2004, 10:59 PM
Nets were buried tonight by the Heat, and the Kings are down a gazillion in the 4th

:D

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:00 PM
Bad start to the fourth. I don't like this unit we have out here at all.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:01 PM
We gotta get some momentum soon. Or we're sunk.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:01 PM
If they lose tonight's game, I sure as hell hope it's not by the margin of the 3 point shot at the half that the officials counted as a 2 pointer! :mad: :pissed:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:02 PM
If they lose tonight's game, I sure as hell hope it's not by the margin of the 3 point shot at the half that the officials counted as a 2 pointer! :mad: :pissed:

True, but we've also missed 6 free throws tonight.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:02 PM
Nice recovery by Al there!

able
01-23-2004, 11:03 PM
IF we lose tonight whether it is by 1 or more, it never comes down to one shot, heck Al is shooting 2 - 10, Ron even worse, why are they not told to get the ball to people who can shoot! :D


:stupid:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:03 PM
Mobley with the AIRBALL. :)

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:03 PM
Fred Jones and Croshere should be outta the game by now. Not much time to waste here.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:04 PM
9 minute mark. JO better be in after this timeout or Carlisle's getting nuts.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:05 PM
Latest Plays
8:48 - Official timeout
8:48 HOU - Personal foul on C. Weatherspoon
9:00 IND - A. Harrington defensive rebound
9:03 HOU - S. Francis misses a 23-foot three-pointer from the left corner
9:14 HOU - C. Weatherspoon defensive rebound
9:15 IND - F. Jones misses a 12-foot jumper along the left baseline
9:34 HOU - Defensive rebound
9:36 HOU - C. Mobley misses a 21-foot jumper from the right wing
9:56 IND - A. Harrington makes shot
10:18 HOU - S. Francis hits the second free throw

able
01-23-2004, 11:05 PM
i would say we need some rebounding, with Jeff having an off night we sorely miss Pollie's hustle on those offensive boards

I think after this time out we will see most of the starters back in.

perhaps some plays for Reg and a few for JO.

:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:06 PM
Pistons leading the wolves by 1 with 1:30 left in the game.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:07 PM
JO back in.

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:08 PM
Croshere blatently held down on that rebound.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:08 PM
9 minute mark. JO better be in after this timeout or Carlisle's getting nuts.

JO's in, guess Carlisle's not nuts :D

able
01-23-2004, 11:08 PM
OK that miss seals it, get AJ out and put Tins back in!

wtg JO

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:08 PM
2 point game, Reggie ready to come back in.

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:09 PM
No excuse to not be going after rebounds at this point. Course they convert off that offensive board.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:09 PM
****ing Rockets hit yet ANOTHER TOUGH SHOT :annoyed:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:10 PM
The Pacers are moving the ball around, but the Rockets doing a good job defending the perimeter

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:10 PM
Crazy offensive foul call on Pistons loses them the game.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:10 PM
Reggie in, Ron, Tinsley waiting.

Croshere LOSES IT. :cry:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:11 PM
By the way.. WHY IS CROSHERE STILL IN THE GAME? =\

able
01-23-2004, 11:11 PM
Johnson is costing, good thing Tins is coming back in



now get this offense going and start hustling

(nice play Cro) :unimpressed:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:11 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggg!!!!! Croshere shoulda caught that pass :mad:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:12 PM
Latest Plays
6:16 HOU - Full timeout (Timeout #5)
6:16 IND - J. Tinsley enters game for A. Johnson
6:18 IND - A. Harrington offensive rebound
6:20 IND - J. O'Neal misses a 7-foot jumper along the left baseline
6:31 IND - A. Johnson defensive rebound
6:33 HOU - Y. Ming misses a 10-foot jumper along the right baseline
6:46 HOU - Y. Ming defensive rebound
6:48 IND - A. Johnson misses a 7-foot jumper in the lane
6:48 IND - A. Johnson offensive rebound
6:52 IND - J. O'Neal misses a 23-foot three-pointer from the left corner

Kstat
01-23-2004, 11:12 PM
You;ll be happy to know the Pistons lost to the T-Wolves tonight. I can take some solice in the fact the ref that made the final call is certainly going to lose his job.

We didn't dominate the game, but I.......just watch the replay. Geroge Blaha, the most timid and demure commentator in the NBA, may have to be escorted from the building.

able
01-23-2004, 11:13 PM
Despite monster game from Divac the Kings are down 21 with 4 minutes to play

able
01-23-2004, 11:14 PM
there is no reason to be happy the Pistons lost, certainly not on idiot foul calls, G*d knows we have had our fare share.

we are happy the Kings are being trashed though :D :dance:

:stupid:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:14 PM
Well glad everyone else is losing. Just wish we weren't.

JO with 4 rebounds tonight? That sucks.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:15 PM
Jax out there for the Rockets instead of Francis right now

Kstat
01-23-2004, 11:15 PM
there is no reason to be happy the Pistons lost, certainly not on idiot foul calls, G*d knows we have had our fare share.

we are happy the Kings are being trashed though :D :dance:

:stupid:


Just watch the final play. Its the worst regular-season call I've seen in my lifetime. Im dead-serious.

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:16 PM
Al heading to line to tie it up.

Misses one. We just can't tie this or take the lead =\

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:16 PM
Artest with the behind the back pass to Al under the hoop :D

able
01-23-2004, 11:16 PM
WTG AL! (4 on Yao)

AL HIT THEM PLEASE!

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:17 PM
Lead is cut to one, 68-67 Rockets at the 4:20 mark

able
01-23-2004, 11:17 PM
we need another stop


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:18 PM
Eeek - Yao with the basket plus the foul on JO :(

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:18 PM
JO just picked up his fifth foul. I don't agree wit hhaving him in their guarding Yao at this point. What happened to Primoz? Played well first Q then never in again. We are in big trouble here down 4 again.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:19 PM
Mo Taylor getting into it with Tinsley after the block? :confused:

able
01-23-2004, 11:19 PM
where was the help defense on that play?

why let JO pick up such a simple 5th?

that was pre-announced that play!

:stupid:

we need a STOP

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:20 PM
JO with the clutch bucket :)

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:20 PM
We have Al Harrington guarding Yao Ming right now? Reggie getting to line to tie this up. Taylor fouls out.

able
01-23-2004, 11:20 PM
Stip him AL, GO JAY OOOO

WTG REGGIE!!!!!!


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:21 PM
Reggie ties the game :cool:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:21 PM
Finally we tie it up, now to take the lead. Need more stops.

able
01-23-2004, 11:21 PM
tied ballgame

come on defense

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:22 PM
#$(@#(&$@#(&

Why did the shot clock reset there? Should have been a shot clock violation.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:22 PM
Like a goal-line stand in football! JO with the big strip when it looked like Yao had the easy dunk! :thumbup:

Quite the 'scrum' for the loose ball there...

able
01-23-2004, 11:23 PM
JUmp ball Al vs Francis? if that is correc twe have a chance to get the ball, play being setup by RC, do i smell the lead coming to us ?

GO PACERS


:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:23 PM
Latest Plays
2:48 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #5)
2:59 HOU - Y. Ming offensive rebound
3:00 HOU - S. Francis misses a 19-foot jumper from the top of the key
3:14 IND - R. Miller hits the second free throw
3:14 IND - R. Miller hits the first free throw
3:14 HOU - K. Cato enters game for M. Taylor
3:14 HOU - Shooting foul on M. Taylor
3:17 IND - J. Tinsley steals the ball from S. Francis
3:33 IND - J. O'Neal makes a 12-foot jumper along the left baseline. Assist: R. Artest
3:47 IND - A. Harrington steals the ball from S. Francis

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:24 PM
I can't remember the last time we won a jump ball besides the opening one. Seems like we always lose them no matter who is jumping. Need to get this one.

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:26 PM
damn the pistons got screwed tonight.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:26 PM
Rockets get the ball after the tip

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:27 PM
HUGE knock away by Al. Then Yao runs over Reggie. Now to take the lead and never look back.

able
01-23-2004, 11:27 PM
Now the refs point to Tins?? what a mess!

good play here, YAO on 5or 6 ?

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:27 PM
JO.. . wow what a play

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:27 PM
Pacers take the lead!!!

:pacers: 73-71, 1:58 to go

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:28 PM
Man, let that rebound slip away getting that stop would have been huge.

Now they give Francis some gift FTs.. =\

able
01-23-2004, 11:29 PM
JO with the monster play!

Defense!

foul on Tins ???

that was WAY before the shot!

ok so our refs are helping our opponents even in our own house?

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:29 PM
Al tried to pull the chair on Yao, but got called for a foul :confused:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:30 PM
Al pulls the chair and they call a foul.. :unimpressed:

Rockets take lead back we are in big trouble again. JO only one we have who is scoring we need someone else to step up now.

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:30 PM
BS offensive foul on Reggie and that might cost us game.

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:30 PM
******** ********

efx
01-23-2004, 11:31 PM
What's the score guys?!~

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:31 PM
24 second violation on the Rockets!

Rockets 75, Pacers 73 with 47 secs to go

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:31 PM
Huge stop. Timeout Carlisle. Need to score this possesion and tie it up or game is over probably.

BayouPacer
01-23-2004, 11:31 PM
73 us, 75 rockets

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:32 PM
75-73 rockets timeout
p's ball

able
01-23-2004, 11:32 PM
those refs are going to give this game away for us, this is very bad officiating, good thing is we are still in it, but that we do not thank the refs for!

:stupid:

yes to many stupid calls at the end of the game and the one at the end of the 1st half

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:32 PM
Latest Plays
:47.2 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #6)
:47.2 HOU - Shot clock violation
1:10 IND - Foul on R. Miller
1:10 IND - Offensive foul on R. Miller
1:21 HOU - Y. Ming hits the second free throw
1:21 HOU - Y. Ming hits the first free throw
1:21 IND - Personal foul on A. Harrington
1:36 HOU - K. Cato defensive rebound
1:37 IND - J. O'Neal misses a 16-foot jumper along the right baseline
1:54 HOU - S. Francis hits the second free throw

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:33 PM
give it to JO and let him go against Yao

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:33 PM
JO our only guy in double figures tonight. That is no good. Wonder who gets the shot here.. =\

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:34 PM
Yao fouls out on the shot attempt by JO! :pepper:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:34 PM
JO gets to the line and Yao fouls out. This is huge. Now for the free throws.. ugh.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:34 PM
JO fouls out Yao to go to the line.

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:34 PM
Yao ming fouls out!

JO at the line .

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:35 PM
Does JO hit 1 of 2 here or both?

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:35 PM
Does JO hit 1 of 2 here or both?

both

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:36 PM
Hits the first!

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MISSES the second! :(

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:36 PM
JO makes one of 2, Rockets lead is 75-74 with 41 secs to go

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:36 PM
Ugh. Misses the second. Now we need a stop so bad.. :(

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:37 PM
Latest Plays
:41.1 HOU - Full timeout (Timeout #6)
:41.6 HOU - J. Jackson defensive rebound
:41.9 IND - J. O'Neal misses the second free throw
:41.9 IND - J. O'Neal hits the first free throw
:41.9 HOU - C. Weatherspoon enters game for Y. Ming
:41.9 HOU - Shooting foul on Y. Ming
:47.2 IND - Full timeout (Timeout #6)
:47.2 HOU - Shot clock violation
1:10 IND - Foul on R. Miller
1:10 IND - Offensive foul on R. Miller

able
01-23-2004, 11:38 PM
shotclock in our favour now if we can get a stop here.

41.1 1 point behind, they got the ball, i'll listen to your ideas, but in mine the least we can get is overtime, which should look better for us since they just lost Yao.

Just hope that doesn't lead the play Rick will call.

:stupid:

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:38 PM
he throws it out!!!!

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:38 PM
TURNOVER! PACER BALL!

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:38 PM
Rockets throw it away. Please score pacers..

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:39 PM
Big, big TO by the Rockets!

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:39 PM
Why didn't we foul right away?!

Southside_Pacer
01-23-2004, 11:39 PM
What kind of offensive set was that??

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:39 PM
We get a JO three point attempt out of that. Terrible possesion. We just lost... :(

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:40 PM
What kind of offensive set was that??

A bad one :mad:

able
01-23-2004, 11:40 PM
TURNOVER ! play it safe!

2.7 left and Mobley takes two, how come we did not get a shot on that play?

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:40 PM
Hits the 1st. Likely to hit the 2nd.

We have a timeout, need a Reggie prayer here though. :(

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:40 PM
Alright it's MILLER TIME!!!

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:40 PM
:rockets: 77-74 Rockets with 2.7 seconds to go

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:41 PM
Bill Walton just mentioned it. That play they called wrong at halftime comes back to hurt us.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:41 PM
What kind of offensive set was that??

A bad one :mad:

Credit Houston. They hadn't doubled all night, and threw something different at us down the stretch. Threw JO off his rythm.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:41 PM
If they lose tonight's game, I sure as hell hope it's not by the margin of the 3 point shot at the half that the officials counted as a 2 pointer! :mad: :pissed:

:banghead:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:41 PM
Bill Walton just mentioned it. That play they called wrong at halftime comes back to hurt us.

That's true. It was pretty blatant.

Still, we missed more FTs than we have been lately.

able
01-23-2004, 11:41 PM
ok so now we'r eall praying for Reg, though if those refs had not made the calls they did so badly we would not have needed that, that saying they played damn fine defense.

Reggie please??


:stupid:

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:42 PM
That's game.

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:42 PM
holy ****

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Pacers lose the ball out of bounds on the pass attempt to Reg for the 3 :blush: :cry:

zxc
01-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Well Tinsley just cost us the chance for a miracle three. Bad loss tonight. Depressing =\

birdman
01-23-2004, 11:43 PM
Why didn't we call a TO?? We needed to set that one back up.

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:43 PM
Well Tinsley just cost us the chance for a miracle three. Bad loss tonight. Depressing =\

Depressing. Pff Hardly. Yeah, we should have one, but as long as this isn't a trend it's not too bad.

able
01-23-2004, 11:43 PM
sad loss, thanks the refs, and good play from Houston.

but no matter, we are still leading te league, we played decent, JO played a monster, adn tomorrow we can redeem ourselves!

maybe we should give Ron a rest, and send Al to Chuck!

:D

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:44 PM
Jax inbounding for the Rockets

That was a dangerous pass Jax made - towards the Pacers basket!

able
01-23-2004, 11:45 PM
Tins was challenged by a 7 footer, that was a hard pass, Reg had a chance to handle but didn't I hardly call that Tins losing us the game

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:47 PM
Final Score
:rockets: 78

:pacers: 74

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:49 PM
Would have liked this one, but I can deal with it.

Just don't let up for the Wizards tomorrow! If you play hard to not lose back-to-back games again, should be able to cruise!

:gopacers:

efx
01-23-2004, 11:49 PM
It'd be nice if we wouldn't blame every loss we get on the refs. It was a loss fair and square. Look at the good side, both Detroit and NJ lost tonight (the latter badly) so the standings are still cool. And we get to send Carlisle to the allstar game :)

Snickers
01-23-2004, 11:49 PM
*sigh*

Put this one up there with the San Antonio loss. A few bad calls, but mostly mental mistakes.

:(

Suaveness
01-23-2004, 11:50 PM
But we played well in SA...I honestly thought this wasn't a good game for us...we just didnt "feel" right, i guess...

able
01-23-2004, 11:52 PM
perhaps we shouldn't have played Ron, perhaps Al should have shot better, both their shooting stats are sad, ok Ron's is abyssmal but still :)

With Pollie we would have had a couple more rebounds, who knows, all i know is that tomorrow is a new game, which we will win hard!

I'm also happy to see JO do so good and seeing him becoming better and better, we know Ron plays with an injury, perhaps tonight Reg should have been more aggressive, perhaps they should have ran some games for him earlier, no matter what Houston played a great game and with a little help from the refs and the Pacers they won the game.

we are still no 1 in the league people SMILE!

:stupid:

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:52 PM
FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
---------------------Rockets-------Pacers
FG%--------------------40.3-------36.8
3PT%-------------------35.0-------20.0
FT%--------------------81.3-------65.2
Fast Break Pts---------12---------11
Turnovers--------------20---------15
Pts in the Paint-------26---------24
Unanswered Pts----------4----------2
Biggest Lead------------7----------6

Hicks
01-23-2004, 11:53 PM
But we played well in SA...I honestly thought this wasn't a good game for us...we just didnt "feel" right, i guess...

I had that "feeling" most of the night that this was a loss, but you never know so I didn't really bring it up. Pointless.

But just to watch, it was one of those games where the other team was hitting just about every shot they had to, and then they pulled some really tough shots out of thier ***, and then we missed a handful of extra free throws, the Reggie call was sucky at half, some other bad calls, Ron and Al both shot poorly, and Reggie was very quiet. All spells a loss.

BostonConnection
01-23-2004, 11:53 PM
http://scores.nba.com/games/20040123/HOUIND/boxscoreprint.html