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BostonConnection
01-16-2010, 01:57 PM
:fly: SWAT THE HORNETS!!! :fly:

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Game Time Start: 6:00 PM EST
Where: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Local TV: FSI
Local Radio: 1070 The Fan
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Projected Matchups:


http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/roy_hibbert.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/emeka_okafor.jpg C : Hibbert VS Okafor
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/troy_murphy.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/david_west.jpg PF: Murphy VS West
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/danny_granger.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/peja_stojakovic.jpg SF: Granger VS Stojakovic
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/brandon_rush.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/devin_brown.jpg SG: Rush VS Brown
http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/earl_watson.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/chris_paul.jpg PG: Watson VS Paul


Season Records: (W-L)
:thepacers 14-25 (Home: 10-9)
:hornets: 20-18 (Road: 5-15)

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IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 02:23 PM
I like the mathcup tonight, looking at a double figure win imo

Ozwalt72
01-16-2010, 04:23 PM
I like the mathcup tonight, looking at a double figure win imo

Maybe in the mathcup.

MyFavMartin
01-16-2010, 04:56 PM
Wonder what the actual attendance will be?

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Hope Hansbrough can get a couple meaningful minutes tonight

dal9
01-16-2010, 05:58 PM
why is the video on LPBB not working?
i only get an audio link
is this on NBA TV or something

spazzxb
01-16-2010, 05:59 PM
Wonder what the actual attendance will be?

They should of had a half game ticket special. I wonder what the second half attendance will be?

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:00 PM
Why doesn't League Pass have video for the game? Did it start yet?

Nateorade
01-16-2010, 06:03 PM
Why doesn't League Pass have video for the game? Did it start yet?

I got the same thing man...i bought league pass to WATCH the games not listen to em...grr

dal9
01-16-2010, 06:06 PM
I got the same thing man...i bought league pass to WATCH the games not listen to em...grr

no crap...for the $ they are charging, the NBA TV blackouts and the technical F ups theyve had more than once, are frustrating

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:07 PM
****ing Colts...this has to be about the rescheduled game time...

Kemo
01-16-2010, 06:08 PM
ROY with the Hibba-Dunk..!!

Hoop
01-16-2010, 06:09 PM
Hornets head coach over heard mumbling " where's my red stapler".

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Hornets head coach over heard mumbling " where's my red stapler".

LOL

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Finally!

MyFavMartin
01-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Hornets head coach over heard mumbling " where's my red stapler".

That's my line.

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 06:16 PM
good TO to get Roy out of there. Didn't think he would be getting into foul trouble tonight, didn't take into account that he would be running the break and playing full court D

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:17 PM
I've never seen so many backboard-only shots as I've seen this year - is that just me?

dal9
01-16-2010, 06:22 PM
is Bernard Kerik coaching the Hornets? I thought he was still in the slam

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:24 PM
I missed the first couple minutes of the game - what happened to Danny?

EDIT: Apparently, he was just getting some time off because of the back-to-back.

Psycho T
01-16-2010, 06:29 PM
I missed the first couple minutes of the game - what happened to Danny?

Nothing that I know of? I mean I didnt see or hear anything.

Kemo
01-16-2010, 06:34 PM
Did I just hear someone yell "eff you!!" ?? lmao

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:34 PM
Not going to shock anyone with this statement, but Solo needs to get stronger.

Kemo
01-16-2010, 06:38 PM
Holy Rik Smits sighting ..!!

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Hopefully some of those threes will begin falling.

Kemo
01-16-2010, 06:41 PM
AJ with the dagger from Roy..

Kemo
01-16-2010, 06:42 PM
hahaha @ the big roar by roy after his block ...lmao .. that was great!!


I swear Hibbert, has to be the most likable player with the most enjoyable personality I have had the joy to watch on this team in a very very long time..

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The Joy of Roy.... indeed....

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IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 06:43 PM
a lot of missed opportunities so far, hopefully we can start converting

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:43 PM
Rush passed it to Danny because Hibbert wasn't open. Then Danny tries to throw it to Hibbert anyway. Granger's gotta improve his decision making in terms of when to pass to the big fella.

sportfireman
01-16-2010, 06:49 PM
Bird quote reported during the game "AJ may be at worst a great backup pg":happydanc

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 06:54 PM
mike shooting 2/4 from the line tonight so far.

Trader Joe
01-16-2010, 06:54 PM
He's already a pretty good backup PG...

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 06:54 PM
Danny doesn't appear to want the rest at this point. Looks disappointed about being yanked with a couple minutes left in the half. Or maybe it's just fatigue.

Rush with the nice pass to Hibby.

Psycho T
01-16-2010, 06:58 PM
Heard early in the game that before Hansbroughs ear infection he was averaging 12 and 7.. Not bad. Also heard he had made something like 27 of 28 free throws which is insane.

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 06:58 PM
Would like to see more Tyler when we get in the bonus, as much as he draws fouls could lead to to some easy points, but I guess shooting 3 is the better option?

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:01 PM
We need Danny to get in a rhythm in the second half, especially without Luther and a poor shooting effort thus far from Murph.

Will Galen
01-16-2010, 07:03 PM
I wonder whats up with Danny. Only three shots for 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 turnover, and that's it. Usually he stuffs the stat sheet.

BobbyMac
01-16-2010, 07:04 PM
Would like to see more Tyler when we get in the bonus, as much as he draws fouls could lead to to some easy points, but I guess shooting 3 is the better option?

When he improves his shooting percentage that will be a good idea.

Psycho T
01-16-2010, 07:06 PM
Would like to see more Tyler when we get in the bonus, as much as he draws fouls could lead to to some easy points, but I guess shooting 3 is the better option?

He needs to get more minutes in the second half.. Murphy is doing much of nothing. This is a back to back I think so his added energy could go a long way.

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 07:07 PM
Heard early in the game that before Hansbroughs ear infection he was averaging 12 and 7.. Not bad. Also heard he had made something like 27 of 28 free throws which is insane.

If you drop the first game in December he shot 51 of 58 for 88% in the month which included the one he missed on purpose at the end of the Washington game.

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 07:17 PM
When he improves his shooting percentage that will be a good idea.

The 19 games before his ear problem he shot 85% counting his intentional miss in 72 attempts.

Ballerzfan
01-16-2010, 07:21 PM
nice block by RUsh

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:22 PM
pacers look awful so far in the 3rd

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:25 PM
I wonder whats up with Danny. Only three shots for 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 turnover, and that's it. Usually he stuffs the stat sheet.

I don't want to blame the coach, because Danny's definitely settling for jumpers, but he was yanked in and out of the lineup at the beginning of the game and was never really able to get into a rhythm. I understand Jim wanted him rested, but I've never seen him come out so early in a game where he wasn't injured or in foul trouble.

Ballerzfan
01-16-2010, 07:28 PM
beautiful up and under by Hibbert!

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:29 PM
We're in real trouble because our top two scorers have combined for 7 points on 2-14 shooting.

Ballerzfan
01-16-2010, 07:31 PM
Beautiful recovery by Hibbert for the swat!

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:31 PM
Two straight great blocks!

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Smart timeout by New Orleans after the four-point Dahntay Jones' swing. We'll need someone to step up the rest of the way if Danny and Troy stay cold.

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:40 PM
need to stop the 2nd chance opportunities

judicata
01-16-2010, 07:42 PM
need to stop the 2nd chance opportunities

Granger at the 4 isn't helping. He's getting beat up a little bit.

Psycho T
01-16-2010, 07:43 PM
Smart timeout by New Orleans after the four-point Dahntay Jones' swing. We'll need someone to step up the rest of the way if Danny and Troy stay cold.

Who is going to step up if they are on the floor the whole time?

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 07:43 PM
Wow, the Bobcats are up 51-27 on the Suns 3 min into the 2nd quarter!

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:43 PM
3-19 threes.

I want to point out, as our announcers did, that most of them were actually pretty good looks that just didn't go down.

Kuq_e_Zi91
01-16-2010, 07:43 PM
I would have liked to see the unit that brought us back to only down three get a chance to finish the 3rd. Instead, Murphleavy came back and the Hornets extended the lead again.

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:45 PM
Since when do the Pacers have a Green Man?

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:50 PM
get danny out of the game

MillerTime
01-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Roy is really making an impact

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 07:53 PM
need to stop the 2nd chance opportunities

x 2. And a lot of those rebounds are just bouncing away from the P's and into the wrong hands, setting up easy baskets.

As much as those frustrate me, we REALLY NEED to make a jump shot - my lord!

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:54 PM
hornets in the penalty with 6:52 left

MillerTime
01-16-2010, 07:55 PM
Im really liking Price and Hibbert...they're playing really well

We really need Granger to wake up if we want to win

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:56 PM
dun's missed 3 free throws now

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 07:59 PM
off topic, but the bobcats are up by 30 on the suns in the first half of their game

Kemo
01-16-2010, 08:05 PM
wow, Roy CAREER HIGH 27 pts .. 9 Reb .. 3 Blocks

we would win this game hands down,,,,if Danny actually showed up ..

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 08:05 PM
We're going to lose this game, but it's really unfortunate because we did the things we needed to - played the right way - to put us in position to take this one and make it four straight. We just couldn't make a ****ing shot from three. (Perhaps too early for this post; I hope I'm proven incorrect)

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 08:06 PM
welcome to the game danny

Kuq_e_Zi91
01-16-2010, 08:07 PM
Loving AJ's defense on CP3 right now... Need a bucket right here!

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 08:07 PM
wow, Roy CAREER HIGH 27 pts .. 9 Reb .. 3 Blocks

we would win this game if Danny actually showed up ..

games not over yet, and dont fault danny. everyone has missed a ton of shots, as a team we've had a lot of mistakes on offense not just danny

MillerTime
01-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Roy just got 10 rebs...double double

Only if he was this consistent every game....but big men do take a long time to develop

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 08:12 PM
We spent tons of time in the bonus but yet have only 18 FT, 3 by Hansbrough who played an amazing/aggravating 4:17?

gummy
01-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Why put Watson on CP3 when AJ successfully guarded him during the last possession?

Kemo
01-16-2010, 08:14 PM
games not over yet, and dont fault danny. everyone has missed a ton of shots, as a team we've had a lot of mistakes on offense not just danny

Why not fault Danny for his stinker of a game ?

Hibbert, Jones and Price have been AWESOME, and have carried this game... and have made it very enjoyable with that silver lining through this loss..

Even when Danny has a bad shooting night, he STILL at LEAST scores 15 to 20 pts.. which we are sorely missing right now...

I am not trying to be hard on him , but geeze.. This is uncharacteristic of him..

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IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 08:14 PM
just never seemed to get a good bounce, or able to make a jump shot. as the saying goes; you live by the three, you die by the three.

also waiting for the O'brien hate and the "we weren't down by enough jokes"

IUfan4life
01-16-2010, 08:15 PM
why not fault danny for this stinker?

even when he has a bad shooting night, he STILL at LEAST scores 15 to 20 pts.. which we are sorely missing right now...

I am not trying to be hard on him , but geeze..

you're right. I misspoke. I meant to say that the blame should go to everyone not just danny

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 08:18 PM
also waiting for the O'brien hate and the "we weren't down by enough jokes"

There shouldn't be any of the former tonight (the latter might be necessary to help ease the frustration of a close loss). We just could hit a barn with a beachball. 5 of 27 from deep - and, save for the last couple, most of those were decent to good shots.

Kemo
01-16-2010, 08:21 PM
The JOY OF ROY..... 27 pts 10 Reb 3 Blocks 1 Steal

Putnam
01-16-2010, 08:21 PM
3-19 threes.

I want to point out, as our announcers did, that most of them were actually pretty good looks that just didn't go down.



Speaking as the guy who comes in after the game and points out how the Pacers actually didn't shoot too many threes, or that the team's reliance on threes weren't the cause of the loss, or that shooting threes is really a very good basketball strategy . . . .








. . . . . I have nothing to say.

TMJ31
01-16-2010, 08:21 PM
... and you die by the three...

AlexAustin
01-16-2010, 08:22 PM
29 three point attempts and 18 free throw attempts, starter shoot only 5 FT Boom Baby?

LoneGranger33
01-16-2010, 08:26 PM
If there was one thing I'd do differently, I wouldn't have taken Danny out so soon to begin the game. I assume the reason was fatigue from big minutes last night at Continental.

When he came out at 5:48 remaining in the 1st, he was 1 for 1. Now, due to League Pass' inability to do anything right, I missed up until that point, so I don't know how he looked. Doesn't he usually play most of the opening quarter though (if he doesn't get into foul trouble, that is)?

He came back with 1:31 left in the first, and left again less than three minutes into the second. Maybe I'm just splitting hairs with this, because he wasn't the only one with a poor shooting performance (Murph, Dun and Price weren't too hot from outside either), but I feel like his good games usually start well with Danny getting into a good rhythm. Clearly, this wasn't a good game for him.