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Shade
04-11-2008, 11:11 PM
...after a 25-41 start.

Naptown_Seth
04-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Schedule easier.

Added Flip and he's had time to adjust.

JO has returned.

I think Hollinger's CPU was predicting the Pacers to finish around where they are looking to fall right now. He's had them 1 game behind Atlanta roughly for at least a few weeks, maybe the last month or so.

In fact at one point he had them going something like 19-18 to finish out, I think they were the only team he had going over .500 after being below .450 or something like that.

So his CPU isn't surprised either. This is what I was saying in some of those draft threads back when they were behind NJ and Chicago.

Kaufman
04-11-2008, 11:16 PM
though I do think it is a nice way to finish on a high note, what is the combined records of those 13 teams. So I don't know how to take this record.

BlueNGold
04-11-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm pleased with the way the team is playing and now believe we have hit rock bottom and will improve if managed properly. JO is a helpful asset when he uses his strengths on defense. As long as Dun or Granger is the #1 option on offense, we should be fairly solid. Both of those guys score well with ball movement. IMO, we are definitely a playoff team if the guys play the roles they should be playing.

BlueNGold
04-11-2008, 11:22 PM
though I do think it is a nice way to finish on a high note, what is the combined records of those 13 teams. So I don't know how to take this record.

Philly is a pretty solid team. They just beat Detroit. Atlanta is not a pushover anymore. If we had all our horses this year, we would have been a .500 team IMO...definitely in the playoffs.

Shade
04-11-2008, 11:23 PM
What is the combined records of those 13 teams though.

The only "bad" loss in the 13 was to the Nets. The other two losses were to the top team in each conference (Boston and Nawlins).

Before the last 13 games, the Pacers had lost to the likes of:

Chicago (twice)
New Jersey
Miami
Milwaukee
Sacramento
Memphis
Charlotte (twice)
Atlanta (twice)
Minnesota
Seattle
LA Clippers

That's 14 losses to teams with sub-.500 records.

So, though the schedule has gotten easier, the Pacers are obviously playing better ball as well.

Hicks
04-11-2008, 11:53 PM
Everyone plays the same schedule (basically). It's just a matter of when the harder stretches and easier stretches are. I'm still proud of them for ending the year this way. They could have folded up the tents and quit a month ago if they didn't care. Some players in this league, and some teams, don't always care enough to play hard this late into the year to even win as much as we are against a light schedule.

Further still, **** dismissing it in any way, shape, or form. Not only for the reason I already stated, but we're supposed to be a bad team. We were in no way expected to win against most of these teams. We were supposed to be the door mat that any of them could still beat into the ground. But they didn't.

Let's get some more pride going! It's not all or nothing!

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We're going to Indy! To Washington! AND BACK TO INDY! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!

duke dynamite
04-12-2008, 12:18 AM
Danny is the man. I've always known that.

Love the new sig, Mal!

Anthem
04-12-2008, 07:59 AM
I want to believe.

D-BONE
04-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Even if we can't overtake Atlanta, at least this is a great momentum for the off-season and next year.

Gives hope we have more as a collective with this group than we might have perceived, which hopefully means our addition of talent does not need to be so drastic in order to return to a higher level of success.

The interesting off-season, early next-season personnel question are:

-What contribution will whoever we draft be capable of in the short term?

-Will one of Shawne, Danny, Mike be deemed necessarily expendable to upgrade an area of need?

-Is JO worth being a defensive specialist as one of the league's higherst players? (Of course, our hands may be tied on this whatever we think the answer is.)

-Of Rush, Flip, Quis, Ike, and Harrison, how many will be back and why?

- And what, if anything, will transpire in the Jamaal Tinsley saga?

grace
04-12-2008, 02:02 PM
So, though the schedule has gotten easier, the Pacers are obviously playing better ball as well.

Or the other teams stopped trying.

:duck:

:zip:

OnlyPacersLeft
04-12-2008, 02:22 PM
win tonight and a loss by atlanta and we are one back...we will know tonight if we will be making the playoffs I think.

duke dynamite
04-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Being one back, it's more comfortable than 2. (Thank you, Mr. Obvious)

LOL I'm trying to keep myself from going insane. Sorry.

Pacers4Life
04-12-2008, 02:38 PM
I want to believe.
I do.