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BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 06:40 PM
:death: HAMMER THE PISTONS!!! :death:
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http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/IND.gif-VS-http://images.sportsline.com/images/nba/logos/DET.gif

Game Time Start: 7:30 pm Indiana Time (8:30 pm EDT)

Tonight's Projected Starting Matchups:
**Pacers**********Pistons
*********CENTER
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jeff_foster.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ben_wallace.jpg
**Foster (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jeff_foster/index.html?nav=page)********Wallace (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ben_wallace/index.html?nav=page)
******POWER FORWARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jermaine_oneal.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/rasheed_wallace.jpg
**O'Neal (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jermaine_oneal/index.html?nav=page)*********Wallace (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/rasheed_wallace/index.html?nav=page)
******SMALL FORWARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/ron_artest.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tayshaun_prince.jpg
**Artest (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/ron_artest/index.html?nav=page)********Prince (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/tayshaun_prince/index.html?nav=page)
******SHOOTING GUARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/reggie_miller.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/richard_hamilton.jpg
**Miller (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/reggie_miller/index.html?nav=page)********Hamilton (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/richard_hamilton/index.html?nav=page)
******POINT GUARD
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/jamaal_tinsley.jpg -VS- http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chauncey_billups.jpg
**Tinsley (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jamaal_tinsley/index.html?nav=page)********Billups (http://www.nba.com/playerfile/chauncey_billups/index.html?nav=page)


Pacers-Pistons Playoff Schedule: (All Indianapolis Times)
GAME****DAY**DATE**SITE**TIME*****RESULT
Game 1**Sat**5/22***IND***7 pm*****Pacers 78, Pistons 74 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040522/DETIND/boxscore.html)
Game 2**Mon**5/24***IND***7 pm*****Pistons 72, Pacers 67 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040524/DETIND/boxscore.html)
Game 3**Wed**5/26***DET***7:30 pm**--
Game 4**Fri**5/28***DET***7 pm*****--
Game 5**Sun**5/30***IND***7 pm*****--
Game 6**Tue**6/1****DET***7 pm*****--
Game 7**Thur*6/3****IND***7 pm*****--
* - If Necessary

Pacers-Heat 2nd Round Results:
GAME****DATE**SITE**RESULT
Game 1**5/6***IND***Pacers 94, Heat 81 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040506/MIAIND/boxscore.html)
Game 2**5/8***IND***Pacers 91, Heat 80 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040508/MIAIND/boxscore.html)
Game 3**5/10**MIA***Heat 94, Pacers 87 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040510/INDMIA/boxscore.html)
Game 4**5/12**MIA***Heat 100, Pacers 88 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040512/INDMIA/boxscore.html)
Game 5**5/15**IND***Pacers 94, Heat 83 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040515/MIAIND/boxscore.html)
Game 6**5/18**MIA***Pacers 73, Heat 70 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040518/INDMIA/boxscore.html)


Pacers-Celtics 1st Round Results:
GAME****DATE**SITE**RESULT
Game 1**4/17**IND***Pacers 104, Celtics 88 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040417/BOSIND/boxscore.html)
Game 2**4/20**IND***Pacers 103, Celtics 90 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040420/BOSIND/boxscore.html)
Game 3**4/23**BOS***Pacers 108, Celtics 85 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040423/INDBOS/boxscore.html)
Game 4**4/25**BOS***Pacers 90, Celtics 75 (http://www.nba.com/games/20040425/INDBOS/boxscore.html)

Spicoli
05-26-2004, 07:29 PM
Undecided. Actually, he should have been fined. But for that matter so should have Sheed for his little outburst. And Krazy Karl should have been fined like $20K for his little forearm shiver.




What, whoa, how'd I get here?? This isn't the Star...

:cool:

sweabs
05-26-2004, 08:03 PM
Well - I'm officially nervous.

obnoxiousmodesty
05-26-2004, 08:22 PM
The gold unis will NOT be denied! Or something... :uhoh:

Hicks
05-26-2004, 08:30 PM
What, whoa, how'd I get here?? This isn't the Star...

:cool:

:welcome:

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 08:39 PM
no radio broadcast?

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 08:39 PM
Undecided. Actually, he should have been fined. But for that matter so should have Sheed for his little outburst. And Krazy Karl should have been fined like $20K for his little forearm shiver.




What, whoa, how'd I get here?? This isn't the Star...

:cool:

Spicoli!!!!! :o

Glad you finally made it over here! :cool: :shakehands:

Can a mention of various bodily functions be far behind? :laugh:

Hicks
05-26-2004, 08:41 PM
Their announcer is kind of a tool. He's mis-prouncing all our names.

"Reggie Milla"

"Jermaine Oneal" (hard to describe. Think "oatmeal" without the "t" and with an "n" instead of "m")

"Ron ARtest"

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 08:41 PM
haha they had ben with the sledgehammer smashin the flying P logo

Jermaniac
05-26-2004, 08:44 PM
Ron got his hair cut, things are going to change tonight.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 08:45 PM
Refs tonight are Bavetta, Spooner, and Rush
:dancingbavetta:

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 08:48 PM
Ron got his hair cut, things are going to change tonight.

:fro: I prefer that to the 'do he'd been sporting through the playoffs... (too bad he didn't shave the 'stash though)

Hamilton starts off the scoring tonight

:pistons: 2
:pacers: 0

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 08:55 PM
Tins attacking the basket a lot in this quarter....

:pistons: 10
:pacers: 8

Play-by-Play
(5:22) [IND] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:23) [DET 10-8] B. Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)
(5:33) [DET] Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(5:34) [IND] Foster Jump Shot: Missed
(5:53) [DET 8-8] Billups Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)
(6:10) [IND 8-6] Tinsley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)
(6:17) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(6:19) [DET] Billups Jump Shot: Missed
(6:24) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(6:25) [IND] Artest Layup Shot: Missed
(6:49) [IND] Team Rebound
(6:50) [DET] R. Wallace Turnaround Jump: Missed
(7:09) [DET] Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(7:10) [IND] O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed
(7:16) [IND] Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)

Hoop
05-26-2004, 08:56 PM
Why does every time Ron scores on a layup, even a simple layup, the announcers always say "he powers it in"? That just bugs me.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 08:58 PM
Corliss Williamson with a behind-the-back pass? :confused:

zxc
05-26-2004, 09:02 PM
Well.. looks like our offense still sucks =\ Ron already with like half our shots..

Pistons is coming alive though. This one gonna be over quick if Pacers can't get stuff together right now.

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:03 PM
this game is not going well... that loss may have had a big mental impact

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:04 PM
:pistons: 17
:pacers: 10

Play-by-Play
(5:22) [IND] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:23) [DET 10-8] B. Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Billups (1 AST)
(5:33) [DET] Billups Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(5:34) [IND] Foster Jump Shot: Missed
(5:53) [DET 8-8] Billups Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)
(6:10) [IND 8-6] Tinsley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)
(6:17) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(6:19) [DET] Billups Jump Shot: Missed
(6:24) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(6:25) [IND] Artest Layup Shot: Missed
(6:49) [IND] Team Rebound
(6:50) [DET] R. Wallace Turnaround Jump: Missed
(7:09) [DET] Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(7:10) [IND] O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed
(7:16) [IND] Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:10 PM
The Pistons have their offense clicking pretty well, ours is very, very rough right now...

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:11 PM
End of the 1st Quarter:

:pistons: 27
:pacers: 14

Play-by-Play
(0:00) [IND] Team Rebound
(0:01) [IND] Artest Jump Shot: Missed
(0:25) [DET 27-14] James Driving Layup: Made (2 PTS)
(0:35) [IND 14-25] O'Neal Turnaround Jump: Made (8 PTS)
(0:51) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(0:52) [DET] James Jump Shot: Missed
(0:57) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)
(0:58) [DET] Williamson Jump Shot: Missed
(1:14) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)
(1:16) [IND] Jones Jump Shot: Missed
(1:28) [DET] Hamilton Substitution replaced by Hunter
(1:28) [DET] R. Wallace Substitution replaced by Okur
(1:28) [IND] Team Rebound
(1:30) [IND] Johnson Running Jump: Missed
(1:54) [IND] Team Timeout: Short

zxc
05-26-2004, 09:12 PM
Well this performance is depressing. How many games can we go playing like this on offense? Got lucky winning that last one vs Miami then game 1 vs Detroit. Seems like it is never gonna turn around here :(

ABADays
05-26-2004, 09:13 PM
Well wasn't that fun! Looks like we've decided we don't know how to play defense anymore either.

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:15 PM
well the way this game is goin the final score will be
pistons 108
pacers 56

BillS
05-26-2004, 09:15 PM
Piston defense is collapsing down into the lane and is in severe danger of a defensive three second. They are willing to give us every perimeter shot we want, and we're obliging them by taking them and bricking them.

On the other end, the Piston offense is comfortably spread but we can't afford to give them the outside shots because they are hitting them. So, we do dumb things like try to double from the low post all the way out to the 3-point line, leaving the easy score.

So far, the fact that the Pistons are getting so many easy baskets while we can't hit anything either inside or outside means that it's likely we'll be playing game 4 down 2-1. There, I said it.

At least the officiating isn't embarrassing.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:16 PM
FIRST QUARTER TEAM STATISTICS
----------------------Pacers-------Pistons
FG%--------------------25.0----------52.2
3PT%--------------------0.0-----------0.0
FT%-------------------100.0---------100.0
Fast Break Pts----------2-------------4
Turnovers---------------2-------------1
Pts in the Paint--------4------------20
Unanswered Pts----------2-------------2
Biggest Lead------------2------------13

BillS
05-26-2004, 09:19 PM
Maybe I should be that obviously pessimistic more often ...

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:19 PM
some nice solid play by AJ! gawd we need him to play good

AcneBrain
05-26-2004, 09:21 PM
Looking better, but too bad we have climb out of our own hole.

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:21 PM
Let's hear it for AL and AJ so far.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:22 PM
Bench giving us a little lift here, need to continue it

:pistons: 27
:pacers: 18

Play-by-Play
(8:44) Timeout: Official
(8:44) [DET] James Turnover: Foul (1 TO)
(8:44) [DET] James Foul: Offensive (1 PF)
(8:59) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)
(9:01) [DET] Prince Jump Shot: Missed
(9:18) [IND] Croshere Layup: Missed Block: B. Wallace (1 BLK)
(9:18) [IND] Croshere Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)
(9:23) [IND] Harrington Layup Shot: Missed
(9:35) [IND] Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)
(9:37) [DET] Hunter Jump Shot: Missed
(10:06) [IND 18-27] Harrington Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)
(10:13) [DET] Prince Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal: Johnson (1 ST)
(10:27) [IND] Jones Turnover: Foul (1 TO)
(10:27) [IND] Jones Foul: Offensive (1 PF)
(10:31) [DET] B. Wallace Turnover: Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal: Harrington (1 ST)

Ryan
05-26-2004, 09:23 PM
looks like we weathered the storm SOME WHAT. Gotta get it going on the offensive end.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:26 PM
No scoring for the Pistons in over 4 minutes... :thumbsup:

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:27 PM
Hey Sheed! Nice try on the lob! :tongue:

Slowly chipping away at this lead


:pistons: 27
:pacers: 22

AcneBrain
05-26-2004, 09:29 PM
Now this is what I call:

PAAAAAAACEEEERS BASKETBAAAALL!

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:29 PM
whew, pacer bench is awesome

sweabs
05-26-2004, 09:29 PM
This looks great so far - I am ecstatic - yeah we're down but I love the game we've been playing.

PENETRATE PENETRATE PENETRATE.

Thank you Carlisle.

And hell - AJ is playing a great game so far!

DEEman
05-26-2004, 09:30 PM
detroit still scored 0!!!! points this quarter :D

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:33 PM
detroit still scored 0!!!! points this quarter :D

I would laugh my *** OFF if the Pistons didn't score this quarter :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

:pistons: 27
:pacers: 26

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:34 PM
man doc rivers has not a clue..

What's he talking about the Piston lineup is so much bigger?

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 09:36 PM
8:17 no Detroit FGs.

very impressive

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:37 PM
:pistons: 30
:pacers: 26

See, now in the 80's, if a guy broke free for a fast break dunk like that, he was likely to get fouled into the courtside seats rather than give him the dunk...

*sigh*

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:40 PM
In the game now for the Pacers: JO, Al, Ron, Reggie, Tins

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:43 PM
Ron was right to be mad on that last fast break play by the Pistons - where the hell were his teammates? :mad:

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:48 PM
Halftime Score:

:pistons: 36
:pacers: 30


I say we should consider ourselves damn lucky to be only down by 6 pts after that half... :neutral:

Play-by-Play
(0:00) End Period
(0:00) [DET] Hamilton Turnover: Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal: Tinsley (1 ST)
(0:01) [DET] Ham Substitution replaced by Prince
(0:01) [IND] O'Neal Substitution replaced by Foster
(0:01) [DET] Team Timeout: Short
(0:01) [IND] Artest Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO)
(0:01) [IND] Team Rebound
(0:01) [IND] Tinsley Layup Shot: Missed Block: B. Wallace (2 BLK)
(0:16) [IND] Team Rebound
(0:18) [DET] Billups Jump Shot: Missed
(0:32) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)
(0:35) [IND] O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ham (1 BLK)
(0:49) [DET 36-30] Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)
(0:49) [DET 35-30] Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)
(0:49) [IND] Artest Foul: Personal (2 PF)

zxc
05-26-2004, 09:50 PM
Hold em to 9 points in a quarter and we still trail by 6..eesh. Be nice if our offense could get it together one of these days.

sweabs
05-26-2004, 09:51 PM
So far I have been impressed with our play in the first half.

Surprisingly, I might even think AJ deserved more minutes!

Anyways - Carlisle is letting the team do a little more on their own - and I really like to see the dribble penetration causing the Pistons defence to collapse.

Baby Al playing a great game along with Jermaine...defensively it's our DPOY Ronnie back to his normal self. C'mon boys - this is our chance.

:pray:.

obnoxiousmodesty
05-26-2004, 09:51 PM
Reggie still hasn't gotten a shot off. I'd look to him in the 2nd half for a timely shot or two.

PistonsDynasty
05-26-2004, 09:52 PM
WOW, crappy first half thus far for both teams.

sweabs
05-26-2004, 09:52 PM
WOW, crappy first half thus far for both teams.

I'm pretty happy with the way we have played - the changes are nice and are working.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:53 PM
HALFTIME TEAM STATISTICS
----------------------Pacers-------Pistons
FG%--------------------31.6----------42.9
3PT%--------------------0.0-----------0.0
FT%-------------------100.0----------85.7
Fast Break Pts----------2-------------8
Turnovers---------------8------------11
Pts in the Paint-------14------------24
Unanswered Pts----------4-------------4
Biggest Lead------------2------------13

Unclebuck
05-26-2004, 09:54 PM
AJ was much better than Tinsley in the first half. Tinsley's passing was bad, he over penetrated and killed a crucial fastbreak.

I liked Ron's game in the second quarter. He was causing turnovers on the defensive end and was not forcing things offensively.

J.O looks strong.

But the pacers defens ein that 1st quarter was horrible, terrible, and embarassing

BillS
05-26-2004, 09:55 PM
I have to decide whether to be positive and jinx 'em or be negative and continue the streak.

"Superstition..."

Hicks
05-26-2004, 09:55 PM
The bench lifted my spirits tonight. I hope we can keep chipping. Right now it feels like a "chip, chip, chip, oh look we're tied. then back and forth for a while, then chip, chip, chip oh look we're up 6 or 7".

I hope I'm right.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 09:58 PM
This is like watching a 10-7 football game, where every possession is precious and every turnover is critical. It's hell on the nerves! :uhoh:

waxman
05-26-2004, 10:07 PM
Not a bad position, in light of the 1st quarter......

Bench brought good energy Al, Cro, and AJ were effective.

JO had another good 1st half....needs to carry that over to the 2nd....

Ron looks good and was wreaking havoc defensively..... to bad the P's couldn't capitalize on all the breaks.

Jamaal needs to play better....and Reggie needs more looks.....

AJ came in and got us going I thought... he had a nice dish on one break and was pretty aggressive offensively and defensively.

Need to come out with energy in the 3rd, the Pistons surely will.....

Both teams looking to get easy buckets when the opportunity presents itself....


GO Pacers

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:17 PM
Still staying within striking distance, but damn I wish we could get a real sustained run on offense... (wishful thinking in this series)

:pistons: 41
:pacers: 35

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:22 PM
Ugh, now it's starting to get away from the Pacers a little here, dangerous

:pistons: 49
:pacers: 37

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:23 PM
Not good. Unless we have another run in us, the P-Men are in trouble.

ABADays
05-26-2004, 10:23 PM
This is the first time I've even thought this - and God forgive me - there is no way in hell we are going to win this series. It's going to take us 2 games to get into double digits in assists.

PistonsDynasty
05-26-2004, 10:24 PM
Wow, it COULD get very ugly for the Pacers real soon!!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:25 PM
Wow, it COULD get very ugly for the Pacers real soon!!

Real soon? It's pretty ugly now, PD! :rolleyes: :blush:

Chambizzle
05-26-2004, 10:25 PM
Insert fork here -> :pacers:

We're not even hussling on either side of the ball. This is not Pacer basketball at all... and it's not even because of the Pistons. It's because we lack true leadership. No one will step up and it's ridiculous.

Maybe they'll understand in this last quarter and make me eat my words but as for right now... We're done.

zxc
05-26-2004, 10:26 PM
This is the first time I've even thought this - and God forgive me - there is no way in hell we are going to win this series. It's going to take us 2 games to get into double digits in assists.

Yup.. I said before it began that we would be lucky to win 2 games this series. Sadly it is looking like it will be the case. I don't know how our offense can be this pathetic. It can't all be the defense, pacers just suck right now.

:( cmon pacers, get it together.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:27 PM
Finally! Reg for 3!

ABADays
05-26-2004, 10:34 PM
They are just flat out taking it to us!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:36 PM
End of the 3rd Quarter:

:pistons: 56
:pacers: 45

Play-by-Play
(0:00) End Period
(0:00) [DET] Team Rebound
(0:01) [DET] Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed
(0:03) [IND] O'Neal Turnover: Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal: B. Wallace (1 ST)
(0:27) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)
(0:29) [DET] B. Wallace Jump Shot: Missed
(0:42) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
(0:43) [IND] Johnson Jump Shot: Missed
(0:48) [DET] Ham Turnover: Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal: Johnson (1 ST)
(0:49) [DET] Ham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)
(0:51) [DET] Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)
(0:58) [IND] Harrington Foul: Personal (3 PF)
(1:16) [DET] R. Wallace Substitution replaced by Ham
(1:16) [IND] O'Neal Turnover: Traveling (2 TO)
(1:36) [DET 56-45] Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)

TEAM STATISTICS AFTER 3 QUARTERS
----------------------Pacers-------Pistons
FG%--------------------32.7----------42.6
3PT%-------------------20.0-----------0.0
FT%--------------------75.0----------90.9
Fast Break Pts----------2------------10
Turnovers--------------13------------15
Pts in the Paint-------20------------34
Unanswered Pts----------5-------------5
Biggest Lead------------2------------13

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:37 PM
Not giving up yet. Reggie needs to take every single shot the rest of the way. He's really the only shooter capable of getting hot and carrying us.

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 10:37 PM
the pacers will be lucky to score 11 in the 4th unless they hit alot of 3s. Let alone take the lead

t-Bone
05-26-2004, 10:38 PM
hey guys, what is that chat address? thanks :)

Hicks
05-26-2004, 10:38 PM
hey guys, what is that chat address? thanks :)

Click on "Pacers Digest" at the top right (the scroll down menu)

waxman
05-26-2004, 10:39 PM
Jermaine can't get a call.....and james travelled on that last opportunity......

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:39 PM
Carlisle got a T between quarters? :confused: :(

indytoad
05-26-2004, 10:39 PM
45 points at the end of the third quarter?

Detroit is good but I don't think it's possible for anyone's D to be that dominant... Our offense just blows now. Maybe they're intimidated.

:confused:

IndyToad
Clean block or not

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:41 PM
I don't know what it is, we can't seem to hit anything. We still aren't moving much, though the offense is at least spread a little bit.

But look at the difference. We get in the middle and get banged, put the ball up, and it misses. The Pistons do it and it goes in.

And we can't hit free throws, either.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:41 PM
In the game now for the Pacers: Croshere, Al, JB, Freddie, AJ

FREDDIE WITH THE MONSTER JAM!!!! :o :o :cool:

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:42 PM
go FREDDY!

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:43 PM
FREDDY BABT!

indytoad
05-26-2004, 10:43 PM
Sheesh Freddy, don't hurt em like that...

Like the bench's energy.

IndyToad
Over the back

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:44 PM
That's the other thing - we battle inside and foul. They battle inside and everything is clean. I can't figure that out, either.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
As much as I love Tins.... Payton would look mighty good in a Pacers uni next season.

Please make a game of it bench.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
Sheesh Freddy, don't hurt em like that...

Like the bench's energy.

IndyToad
Over the back

And over Big Ben too! :pimp:

:pistons: 58
:pacers: 48

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
I belive the next ten minutes are the most crucial ten the Pacers and there Fans have faced in the last 3 years... this is it and I beleive the next ten will deciede the next 5 years... if we Win the future is bright... if we don't then it's not our time yet and we need more maturity


RonRon please Stand Up and Be counted...

How does it decide the next 5 years? Whatever happens this is a great foundation to build on.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
Boom Baby!!! JB for 3! :D

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
Bender! 7pt game. COME ON.

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:45 PM
go JONNY!

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:46 PM
And a stupid foul.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:46 PM
Silly foul after silly foul. Never gunna get it close playing D like this.

Artest/Al in..

indytoad
05-26-2004, 10:47 PM
I keep thinking about all the people who discounted the Pistons as not being the same class as us and how we owned them this season and how Rasheed will disrupt their team...and...and....wonder how many will bother to post how wrong they were if we go down tonight?

Of course anyone who did see it coming is not a true Pacers fan. At least I think that's how it works.

IndyToad
Rip it good

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:47 PM
Forget that. No AL.

BillS
05-26-2004, 10:48 PM
I gotta give AJ some props tonight, he is playing very well. You certainly can't blame the lack of offense on him this time, since it stinks just as bad with MelMel in there.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:48 PM
One last run guys, give us one last run...

:pistons: 60
:pacers: 51

Play-by-Play
(8:56) Timeout: Official
(8:56) [DET] Billups Foul: Shooting (2 PF)
(9:12) [IND] Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(9:13) [IND] Harrington Substitution replaced by O'Neal
(9:13) [IND] Bender Substitution replaced by Artest
(9:13) [DET] Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 1 missed
(9:13) [IND] Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF)
(9:13) [DET 60-51] Hamilton Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: R. Wallace (2 AST
(9:21) [IND] Croshere Foul: Personal (3 PF)
(9:34) [IND 51-58] Bender Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Croshere (2 AST)
(9:40) [IND] Croshere Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)
(9:41) [DET] Williamson Layup Shot: Missed
(9:46) [IND] Harrington Turnover: Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal: R. Wallace (2 ST)
(10:07) [DET 58-48] Williamson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)
(10:07) [DET] B. Wallace Substitution replaced by R. Wallac

sweabs
05-26-2004, 10:49 PM
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE DEDICATE A THREAD TO THAT DUNK ON BEN - OH MY - PLAY OF THE FREAKIN YEAR.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:52 PM
AUSTIN!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:52 PM
Man, I felt the breeze from that Sheed miss all the way here in Boston! :laugh:

Cro for 3! :D

indytoad
05-26-2004, 10:54 PM
I think those 4 points are as close as we're gonna get. We had two chances to get it back to four and wasted them, Detroit will increase their lead again.

IndyToad
*tweet*

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 10:55 PM
Lineup for the Pacers: JO, Cro, Ron, Reggie, Tins

:pistons: 63
:pacers: 58

Ryan
05-26-2004, 10:58 PM
Miller time. We HAVE to get him going don't we?

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:00 PM
I wonder if RC is planning to keep Cro in there for his outside shooting, or will he bring Jeff back in for rebounding and setting picks?

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:01 PM
The pity here is that we are playing fairly decent defense, but we can't hit open shots or all our free throws. We're giving ourselves opportunities but we're blowing them.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:02 PM
I keep thinking "there's plenty of time" and then ...

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:03 PM
:wtf:

indytoad
05-26-2004, 11:03 PM
Billups just put the game away.

I think we can agree that this series is over, no?

IndyToad
To boot

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:03 PM
Game Set Match. Not looking good.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:04 PM
Just can't get over the hump in this game... :(

:pistons: 71
:pacers: 60

Play-by-Play
(5:05) [IND] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:08) [DET 71-60] Williamson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)
(5:08) [DET 70-60] Williamson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)
(5:08) [IND] Artest Foul: Personal (5 PF)
(5:16) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)
(5:19) [IND] Artest Jump Shot: Missed
(5:41) [DET 69-60] Billups Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)
(5:55) [IND 60-66] Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)
(5:55) [IND 59-66] Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)
(5:55) [DET] Williamson Foul: Shooting (5 PF)
(5:55) [IND] Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)
(5:56) [IND] Artest Layup Shot: Missed
(6:15) [DET 66-58] B. Wallace Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (4 AST)

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:08 PM
Why can Sheed dance around angrily after being called for a foul without getting T'd up? :mad:

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:09 PM
And that's the story of the damn game. Throw it in the air while you get fouled and bang - in it goes. When the Pistons do it, that is.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:13 PM
G*ddammit, why don't the ref's f******* T up Sheed!!!! :mad: :mad:

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:14 PM
5pt game. does it matter?

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:15 PM
A last sliver of hope?

:pistons: 76
:pacers: 71

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:16 PM
This isn't a game where they are playing to win. This is a game where they are playing to give me a heart attack.

Damn.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:16 PM
Why wasnt Brown T'd? Ugh.

obnoxiousmodesty
05-26-2004, 11:17 PM
Let's see if the Pacers can make a defensive stop after that Pistons timeout... :pray:

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:17 PM
Hard to believe...the Pacers have scored 26 pts in the 4th quarter! :eek:

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:18 PM
TINS! 3pt game!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:18 PM
Sheed missed both FTs

Tins with a runner! :D

:pistons: 76
:pacers: 73

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:19 PM
CRO!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:19 PM
YEAH AUSTIN!!!!

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:20 PM
Foul and 1 for Sheed. Crap.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:20 PM
And another stupid foul.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:21 PM
BAck to 4. Come on.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:21 PM
4 pts 1:32 left.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:21 PM
:pistons: 79
:pacers: 75

Play-by-Play
(1:32) [IND] Team Timeout: Regular
(1:32) [DET 79-75] R. Wallace Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)
(1:32) [IND] Croshere Substitution replaced by Harrington
(1:32) [IND] Croshere Foul: Shooting (6 PF)
(1:32) [DET 78-75] R. Wallace Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (5 AST)
(1:50) [IND 75-76] Croshere Driving Dunk: Made (6 PTS)
(2:06) [IND] Croshere Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)
(2:09) [DET] Prince Hook Shot: Missed
(2:33) [IND 73-76] Tinsley Driving Layup: Made (12 PTS)
(2:44) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)
(2:46) [DET] R. Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(2:46) [DET] Team Rebound
(2:46) [DET] R. Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(2:46) [IND] Croshere Foul: Personal (5 PF)

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:21 PM
Go straight at sheed. Go straight at sheed.

waxman
05-26-2004, 11:22 PM
croshere didn't even touch Sheed....BS call.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:22 PM
This quarter starts to lift my spirits. So, of course, we're DOOOMED

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:22 PM
:pray:

waterjater
05-26-2004, 11:22 PM
how on any Planet is that a foul on Croshere???? Our guys get banged and no call, we don't touch him and he goes to the line!

CRAP!

Water

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:23 PM
Didn't need a three there dammit.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:24 PM
Back to 5. That's probably it.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:24 PM
AL!!!!!!!!

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:25 PM
OMG!!! Al with the 3!

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:25 PM
And we can't get the stop.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:25 PM
How are they making these? Luck is on the Pistons side tonight. Its so god damn GDBNUEWHDNNF!

zxc
05-26-2004, 11:26 PM
Well at least we made it a game. Hopefully some of this offense from the fourth quarter can carry over to the next one and we can actually have a few good quarters in a game for once. We don't get game 4 this series is definitely over =\

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:26 PM
:pistons: 82
:pacers: 78

27 secs to go....

Play-by-Play
(0:29) [IND] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:31) [DET 82-78] B. Wallace Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS)
(0:31) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)
(0:31) [DET] R. Wallace Layup Shot: Missed
(0:48) [IND 78-80] Harrington Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)
(1:03) [IND] O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)
(1:05) [DET] Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(1:05) [DET 80-75] Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)
(1:05) [IND] Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)
(1:22) [DET] B. Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)
(1:24) [IND] Miller Jump Shot: Missed

waterjater
05-26-2004, 11:27 PM
1st team to80 wins and that wasn't us

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:28 PM
I agree, we finally found our offense, just too late.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:29 PM
brick

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:29 PM
:(

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:29 PM
****ing ugly play. ugly.

hurts.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:30 PM
Tins fouls out...

:pistons: 83
:pacers: 78

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:30 PM
We just need to remember the fourth quarter. We play like this all game and we're up by 6, not down by 6.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:30 PM
Er, 5.

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:31 PM
We just need to remember the fourth quarter. We play like this all game and we're up by 6, not down by 6.A loss is a loss. Being down 2-1 makes game 4 a must win. A lot of pressure on a team who had NO pressure on it the entire season.

Tall order.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:32 PM
Reggie thought he'd get that foul.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:32 PM
Reg tried, but couldn't draw the foul on the 3

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:33 PM
Game over.

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:33 PM
Reggie, that was STUPID.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:33 PM
Final Score: :(

:pistons: 85
:pacers: 78

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:33 PM
Each loss feels like a Game 7 loss.

Gah.

Hicks
05-26-2004, 11:34 PM
next game is Sat and I won't be online..... how cruellllllllll

Next game is Friday.

waxman
05-26-2004, 11:36 PM
Pistons get game 3.... good game.....GO PACERS.

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 11:37 PM
Though they lost this game, with some cheap fouls, I feel really good about their chances in game 4. We just need more than one of those 4th quarter outbursts

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:37 PM
http://scores.nba.com/games/20040526/INDDET/boxscoreprint.html

BillS
05-26-2004, 11:37 PM
in one word people

why did we lose ??????????????????????

Bad-early

Ryan
05-26-2004, 11:37 PM
in one word people

why did we lose ??????????????????????

Pistons got easy buckets the entire game. Our offense didn't score until it was too late.

zxc
05-26-2004, 11:37 PM
Sigh....


I'll second that.

:( :( :(

I'm just glad we kept it respectable tonight, looked like we were gonna be blown out a few times. Though I really am seeing nothing to make me think we can win another game this series.. but oh well guess gotta keep hoping =\

waterjater
05-26-2004, 11:38 PM
If they're not going to call fouls when we go to the hoop then we might as well forfeit the series.

Dick the Knick Bavetta is the 2nd worst official in the league!

How come Larry Brown didn't get a technical or Rasheed for all his complaining????


Double standards. Detroit commits fouls on just about every drive to the hoop but nothing is ever called. I can't remember us shooting ANY AND 1's??

water

PaceBalls
05-26-2004, 11:39 PM
With all the BS calls on Cro, Reggie shoulda got that call, he got his guy in the air and he got the contact...

waxman
05-26-2004, 11:39 PM
in one word people

why did we lose ??????????????????????


Detroit shared the ball....and I would say the margin of victory was decided by the number of uncontested dunks/layups, via defensive breakdowns early in the game....and a failure to go to Jermaine on the block again... in the second half.

BostonConnection
05-26-2004, 11:40 PM
33 pts in the 4th quarter for the Pacers tonight. It'd be nice if we could get that every quarter...

JOneal7
05-26-2004, 11:40 PM
well i couldn't help but feel so dejected after we almost came back. You know a lot of stupid fouls and just not blocking out ben wallace on his shot was terrible. Croshere hits that huge dunk and were down 1. I didn't see a foul on that sheed play. Seriously he hit the shot but that foul was bullsh*t. Anyways i got high hopes and don't think we are going to go down 3-1 or lose 4-1 that's for sure.
Let's keep it respectable people.
BTW JONES DUNK ON WALLACE! WHOAAA! EAT THAT BIG BEN!
:)

zxc
05-26-2004, 11:41 PM
33 pts in the 4th quarter for the Pacers tonight. It'd be nice if we could get that every quarter...

Be nice if we coulda got that much in the second half last game.

waxman
05-26-2004, 11:41 PM
If they're not going to call fouls when we go to the hoop then we might as well forfeit the series.

Dick the Knick Bavetta is the 2nd worst official in the league!

How come Larry Brown didn't get a technical or Rasheed for all his complaining????


Double standards. Detroit commits fouls on just about every drive to the hoop but nothing is ever called. I can't remember us shooting ANY AND 1's??

water

Bavetta is the worst and he's been around for 35+ years... you'd think he could recognize a flop when he sees one.

PistonsDynasty
05-26-2004, 11:55 PM
Come ON!!!!!!!!

don't blame the refs. They were pretty good for the 1st 3 and 1/2 quarters then they called some VERY VERY cheap fouls on BOTH TEAMS!!

Please don't blame the refs. You guys got beat FLAT-OUT.

It was a good game anyway and the Pacers almost came back.

Jermaniac
05-26-2004, 11:57 PM
Wow look at who is saying dont blame the refs, you cry like a little girl after every loss. And you know damn well if you lost you would cry like a baby about how the refs cheated you. Refs sucked tonight and Let Sheed get away with **** no Pacers player can dream about getting away with

Hicks
05-26-2004, 11:58 PM
Please don't blame the refs. You guys got beat FLAT-OUT.

As much as we beat you in game 1.