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Unclebuck
04-28-2004, 10:07 AM
Not much to talk about, so I thought I would ask a series of questions at the quarter break for the Pacers playoff run. More Pacers questions at the end.

1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?


2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?


3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?


4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?


5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?


6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?


7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?


8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?


9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?



10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

bulletproof
04-28-2004, 10:26 AM
Unclebuck: Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

bulletproof: No.


UB: Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

bp: Heat.


UB: If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

bp: Ha-ha.


UB: For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

bp: No. I live in Los Angeles. It'll take a trip to the finals for me to travel to Indy.


UB: Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

bp: Yes. No. Maybe?


UB: Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

bp: Um, no.


UB: Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

bp: I'd like to see New Jersey win. Not because I think we'd have an easier time with them, but because Pistons fans have become really smug since they acquired Sheed, and it's always nice to see people humbled.


UB: Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

bp: The Bench. Note capitalization of Bench.


UB: What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

bp:


UB: Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

bp: Promising.

MagicRat
04-28-2004, 10:29 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

After game 1, no. Game two actually felt like the playoffs in the fieldhouse. After that, not so much again. So, I guess they've played one playoff game......and maybe a couple of playoff quarters

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?
Hornets are probably a tougher matchup, but I have no real preference as to who the Pacers play.....

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?
I suppose Odom. I have no comment on part 2.......

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?
N/A

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?
Don't really care....

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?
Nope....

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?
Netstons

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?
Group award to the bench....

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?
I have no pressing concern at this point, other than AJ handling the press at the point.........

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?
A good start......[/quote]

ChicagoJ
04-28-2004, 10:30 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

No, I thought it felt more like a regular season game against Milwaukee on a snowy Tuesday night in February.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

The tougher matchup is NO. Although they don't play very well, thier team has the right combination of players that cause us problems. Baron's quickness; PJ's and Magloire's muscle; Wesley's shooting, etc. I'd rather play the Hornets because they've got a little more playoff experience and they'll give us a better challenge. If we played Miami and eliminated them in five games, we'd really be unprepared for the intensity that Detroit or NJ would bring.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

(Putting on my pessimist hat). Brian Grant's muscle and his ability to play mental games with JO. Eddie Jones' consistency at the defensive end. Sure, both of those guys are overpaid but they are great players. Wade's quickness, Odom's versatility, they're just scarry.

Now, I still think JVG would look very good standing in front of the Pacers' bench. :love:

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

I'm going, regardless of the opponent.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes. Yes.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No, but it is the Western Conference Finals.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons in seven.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Al Harrington.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Lack of playoff experience.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Long overdue, and unexpected in the next round.

Peck
04-28-2004, 10:32 AM
1. Yes, it felt like the playoffs to me.

2. The Hornets are by far & away our toghest matchup of the two. I would much rather have Miami anyday.

3. Lamar Odom. You only can do so much to stop somebody of that talent. Yes, Stan is the better looking VanGundy although he has always reminded me of Larry Storch of "F-troop" fame.

4. I can't answer this because I was there from game one.

5. Don Nelson should be fired either way & while they are at it they should sell the team to some owners with class. No Pat Riley won't be the coach.

6. No. Hell no. Either Detroit or ourselves have a legitimate chance against either of those teams.

7. I gotta go with the Pistons. I never like to downplay an opponet but N.J. has just never done it for me. It's almost like it's been three years of smoke & mirrors with them.

8. I gotta go with Al Harrington. He set the tone from game one & he never really let up.

9. We've addressed this all season long but I'll do it again. Big physical teams (ie N.O.) scare me. Quick point guards are also somewhat of a concern, but the middle bothers me more.

10. Good. Now I'd like to see that against a better team & with as much emphasis on the defensive end of the floor as I see on the offense. Although much to my suprise he was not made a fool of by Paul Pierce.

whodean
04-28-2004, 10:32 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

The Pacers played a JV team in the first round, nuff said.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

PJ Brown could be a thorn in O'Neal's side, I think the Hornets would be tougher.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

You should worry about Lamar Odom, he makes that team tick.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

not applicable.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes. No. (Dell Harris)

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

Yes, the Spurs will win it, only stumbling in the ECF IF they meet the Pistons.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

No question here.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Danny Ainge

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

They have to play the Pistons

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Good. Needs to do it against real competition--I'll agree with that.

Hicks
04-28-2004, 10:41 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

The first game felt like a playoff series, and I guess the 2nd did. However game 3 and game 4 quickly felt like a formality (Once we got a lead, you knew they weren't coming back)

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

I think the Hornets are the tougher matchup. Magloire and Brown will rough up JO and Jeff and Al pretty good in the paint. And Brown's a dirty *****, who will probably cause a suspension one way or another because of his punk attitude (he pushes people and talks trash like they've wronged him, BEFORE the other side does anything)

I'd rather play Miami.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Probably Wayde. Keeping him in check is important. Obviously Odom is someone you have to deal with, but we have some great frontcourt players to deal with him.


4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Finals are next week. If there's a game 5, I'll probably be there.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Maybe. And I don't know. It'd be interesting to see what Riley got them to do.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

Only if the Spurs beat us or Detroit. :p


7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Probably the Pistons.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

I think it was a collective effort, but Al comes to mind. He did a good job of attacking, rebounding, and drawing fouls. Artest on Pierce was huge as well. And the bench as a unit was a great thing to see.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Our ability to score when needed.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Great, especially considering pre-series expectations of.... nothing.

kybjones
04-28-2004, 10:49 AM
2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Minus Mashburn, I'd say I'd rather play the Hornets. I'll almost always take a beaten up team over an inexperienced team. Call me crazy.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Eddie Jones. A veteran with playoff experience. Just salivating on the chance to knock down some open three's on an Odom or Wade kickout. I assume Ron and Al would split time guarding Lamar with Ron's other time spent splitting on Wade with Fred and Jamal. That leaves Eddie with some mix of Reggie and AJ defending.

Odom is a tougher player to guard. Wade is a tough matchup for us as well. I just think Eddie would the most effective in a series.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Fired yes, but based on the regular season, not the Kings series. Riley won't end up in Big D. Little Donnie will get the job when Cuban and Big Donnie come to an "understanding."

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Consistent perimeter shooting and defending 1st class, quick PGs.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Encouraging.

Ragnar
04-28-2004, 10:52 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Not really but the 1 should beat the crap out of the 8


2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Neither one should be tough. Yes we lost to the Hornets twice but there are a few things that make me think we wont in the playoffs.

a) they had Mashburn for the two wins and did not for the two losses.

b) Artest went out in the first game we lost and was still out for the second game.

c) Mashburn is gone and Artest is back

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Odom I guess but right now neither team has proven they can win on the road and they would have to beat us in our home court to get past us.


4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Will try to make some games but living in Fort Wayne makes it tough to make a game that starts at 6:00.


5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

I dont know about Nelson but maybe Cuban should fire himself for putting together a team that has not intrest in defense. I dont think Riles will be the coach. He has a good thing going in Miami why leave.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

*&^$%&^$&^^$


7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

It will either be the Nets or the Pistons.


8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Ron for shuting down Pierce.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Lack of anyone to guard Shaq or Miller :mad: if we face the Lakers or Kings. And the continued use of AJ. Why oh why could we not have signed Darryl Armstrong.


10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Encouraging but did not raise my hopes that he would do it in the ECF or the Finals.

indygeezer
04-28-2004, 10:57 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Not after game 3

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Hornets---Heat

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

It will be the Hornets and David Wesley is the X factor. SVG looks like he should belly up to a bar in Boston.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Maybe....but I may have to count coins 'cause I definately wanna go to the ECF games...only so much coin to go around.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes and no


6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Nets

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Harrington

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Fast Point gaurds and Big Centers

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Hopefully a prelude of better things to come.

Slick Pinkham
04-28-2004, 11:10 AM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Sure. There was focus. Nobody was goofing around or thinking about getting rest until the 4th quarters.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Heat, since they will have gotten their confidence by beating the Hornets. The Pacers can defend bulk (well, except Shaq) better than speed. Wade, Odom, Alston, Butler are all super-quick.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Odom. Who guards him? Foster? Jermaine? Ron? He is long, quick and can take you off the dribble.

All Van Gundy are equally ugly, in deifferent ways.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

not applicable. The games will be more instense and appealing, though.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

No. They changed the whole team on him in one year. The NBA ain't fantasy league. Guys must gel. Riley? Nah.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

Only in the minds of the Western Conference butt-kissing media.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Bench mob: Al, JB, AJ, AC.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

turnovers.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

a breath of fresh air.

Suaveness
04-28-2004, 01:46 PM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

A playoff series is a playoff series. Doesn't matter who. Boston is a basketball team, and they still played.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

The Hornets are a tougher matchup, since they are a bigger team. I would rather play the Heat.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Wade. They are BOTH ugly.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

No clue.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes. No.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

JO.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Oddly enough, Defense. I don't think our defense is good enough to beat Detroit, and I think their Defense is better than ours.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Very good. Lets see if he can keep this up without getting injured against more physical teams.

Kegboy
04-28-2004, 02:17 PM
1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Home games felt like the playoffs, cause people actually cheered (myself included.) Away games, not so much. :sleep:

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Hornets, cause of their experience. Heat, cause they're fun to watch.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Odom is usually the most difficult matchup for them, but Wade would give us the most problems. Stan; it's easier to lose weight then regrow hair. :cry:

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

N/A in my case. But I still don't see sellouts until the ECF.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yep. Nope. Cuban might want him, but I don't see Riles going there. Another year or two before he coaches again.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

Nope. The ECF is. :devil:

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Eh. :whoknows:

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Brandon Hunter. :P

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Dick Bavetta being called in to ref all our games, just like '99. :mad: :boxer: :maniac: :sadbanana:

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

The Beginning <insert THX intro>

efx
04-28-2004, 02:27 PM
I'll just answer the first question since it's been on my mind recently.

Yes. As far as difficulty goes the Celtics weren't much of a challenge. But until this year, the Pacers hadn't made it out of the first round in 3 years.

You can bet your *** it gave them a mental boost that is invaluable.

Kstat
04-28-2004, 02:33 PM
Not much to talk about, so I thought I would ask a series of questions at the quarter break for the Pacers playoff run. More Pacers questions at the end.

1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

No.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

If I'm Indy I pray I'm playing Miami in round 2.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Dwayne Wade presents the biggest matchup problem for Indiana. And both Van gundys are ugly.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

If I were a a fan I'd be going every game reguardless, but thats just me i suppose.......

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Nelson SHOULD be fires, and Pat Riley SHOULD and WILL replace him.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No, because I don't think LA will win the NBA title.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons in four. Sweep retribution.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Danny Ainge.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Their propensity for taking too many jumpers.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Impressive. Though on the same token nobody was guarding him.

NewYawk
04-28-2004, 03:55 PM
[quote]Not much to talk about, so I thought I would ask a series of questions at the quarter break for the Pacers playoff run. More Pacers questions at the end.

1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Yes. Those 4 games were the most intense I've seen the Pacers all year.

The PAcers will walk through the East.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Both are tough. Both will lose in 5.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Butler, Wade, and Odom are all good players. Both VanGundy's are better looking than Rasheed "no low post game" Wallace.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

If the games do not sell out, then Indiana does not deserve the Pacers. Move them to Staten Island. :D

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Pat Riley will be coaching the Lakers next year.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No. SA will not face LA in the WCF.

Nor will Indiana face Detroit in the EFC. Indiana will face NJ, and beat them in 5.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Nets in seven. The Pistons have no answer for Jason Kidd or Kenyon Martin. Kidd will Kill Billups ;) and Hamilton. Neither Wallace can guard Martin (or anyone else in the post for that matter).

Oh, and Detroit stinks.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

The bench, and Jermaine O'Neal. Both are better than anything Detroit has on its roster... because Detroit stinks.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

None. No real competetion in the East. Most complete team in basketball next to SA.

10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Impressive. Looked like Tayshawn Prince was guarding him though.

DisplacedKnick
04-28-2004, 03:58 PM
Not much to talk about, so I thought I would ask a series of questions at the quarter break for the Pacers playoff run. More Pacers questions at the end.

1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

Hardly. Nice to get to rd 2 though


2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

I think the Hornets are the tougher matchup but w/out Mashburn it's pretty marginal. The only reason is, if he's healthy, Baron can almost take over a series. The Heat have some tough matchups like Odom but nobody who'll average 30 for the series and if the Pacers play their game they just pound, pound, pound it inside and wear Miami out.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Odom would. Antoine gave you lots of problems last year by taking the ball inside (like he should all the time) and either scoring or passing out of doubles. Odom can do that and do it better.

4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Kind of an N/A for me but I'll probably try to make a finals game or two, esp vs the Spurs and probably an ECF game vs the Pistons - I like how all 4 teams play and think it'd be fun to watch.

5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes and no. Don has built a team that can't win in the playoffs. Period. Riley would go insane trying to coach those guys. Fratello or even Doc Rivers would be better.

6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No - Minny's still there. And really you can't discount the Kings either.

7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons. Nets will be lucky to average 75. Det can slow the break and stifle them in the halfcourt.

8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Danny Ainge. Or JO I guess.

9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

2 actually - mental toughness you get from making deep playoff runs. Detroit's done it, Indy hasn't. The other area of concern is called the San Antonio Spurs.


10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Very exciting - loved seeing him spend a lot of time 10-15 feet from the basket rather than drifting around the 3-pt line. He could be large vs the Heat though seeing his play vs NO would be more interesting because we'd see if he can perform vs a team that plays physical and leans on him.

TheSauceMaster
04-28-2004, 04:29 PM
Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

No , It was certainly nothing to gauge our play on how far we will go ing the playoffs


Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Hornets - I would rather play the Heat , but no matter what I think they would both be tough matchups for us from what I have seen so far in the series.


If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Well I think Wade , Odom and Jones. Stan is defintely more blessed with looks :)


For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Yes


Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

Yes


Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

No , but I think whoever wins that series will be WCF Champ


Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

I think the Nets will win the Series afterall they are 2 time defending EC Champs and they look healthy enough and the rest they are getting could help them over the top agaisnt detriot


Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

The Pacers Bench


What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Center position and lack of offenseive ability in the backcourt to put up decent scoring


Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

pretty good , but he needs to prove he can do this consistantly and against much better teams

Millerartest
04-28-2004, 04:59 PM
I skipped a few...

1) Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

I can see the argument that they haven't, but it's not their fault the Celtics are so subpar. And they should get credit for making it look easy.

2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

Doesn't matter to me who Pacers play. But Baron Davis will shred our point guards all over the court.


3) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings?

No way. He's been a great fit for that team. I think, if anything, management should be questioned because Walker has inured their chemistry from last year. Firing coaches are the easist, but not always the best solution, witness the Orlando Magic.

4) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

That's a laugh.


5) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Pistons have arrived.

6) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

Bench Mob

7) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Poing guard - yes Tinsley is great but I worry about how he would fair against guys like Tony Parker and Sam Cassel. Center - once again, we have no answer for Shaq. And winning big games down the stretch.

8) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Astonishing. The Skinny Assassin will do it against anybody. Top 10 in the league last I looked in points per minute. He and Reggie will be the difference makers in the big games.

Kstat
04-28-2004, 07:01 PM
http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/homer/g5.gif

Oh yeah and:

No. SA will not face LA in the WCF.

WOW, you were really going out on a limb there! I predict the Pistons will not play the Pacers in the NBA finals.....

You're pretty funny, Writerman... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Tim
04-28-2004, 07:16 PM
Not much to talk about, so I thought I would ask a series of questions at the quarter break for the Pacers playoff run. More Pacers questions at the end.

1) Playoffs, what playoffs. Pacers vs Celtics felt more like a preseason home and home scrimmage. Looking back does it feel like the Pacers have played a playoff series yet?

I lean towards yes because the Pacers showed playoff intensity. The Celtics had no business being there.


2) Who is a tougher matchup for the Pacers, the Heat or Hornets. Who would you rather play?

The Hornets wold be tougher than the Pistons if they were healthy. Pacers can't do anything with a strong point. If Baron Davis is healthy enough Pacers may not advance beyond the Hornets.

3) If we assume it will be the Heat, what player on the Heat worries you the most? Is Stan Van Gundy really the beter looking Van Gundy?

Wade but he doesn't have the supporting cast to take on the Pacers.
No opinion on Stan and Jeff other than they both can coach well.


4) For those of you who were saving your money for the later rounds and more exciting series. Will the Pacers v Heat/Hornets get you to the Fieldhouse?

Yes, especially the Hornets.


5) Should Don Nelson be fired if the Mavs lose to the Kings? Will Pat Riley be the next coach?

No and No.


6) Is the Spurs v Lakers second round series really the NBA Finals?

Not if the Spurs advance. I still think the Championship is going to the Lakers.


7) Who will win the Nets v Pistons series?

Nets unfortunately, I think we would be better off taking on the Pistons, no Jason Kidd.


8) Who was the Pacers MVP in the Celtics series?

What Bullet said, the bench.


9) What is the one area of concern, that is making you doubt that the Pacers can win the championship this season?

Quick backcourts. Baron Davis, Jason Kidd, Tony Parker, those one of those guys will end the season for the Pacers.



10) Bender's play in the Celtics series was ?

Good to see he is healthy, but that is about it. If he plays well in the next round, that will be something.