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avoidingtheclowns
04-16-2011, 10:37 AM
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Game Time Start: 1:00 PM EST
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
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Season Records:</TH></TR>
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Upcoming Games:</TH></TR><TR><TD><CENTER>April 18</CENTER></TD><TD><CENTER>April 21</CENTER></TD><TD><CENTER>April 23</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD>
at :bulls:<br>TNT</TD><TD>
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http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/IND_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:</TH><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>C</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SG</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PG</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/roy_hibbert.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/tyler_hansbrough.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/danny_granger.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/paul_george.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/darren_collison.jpg</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>HIBBERT</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>HANSBROUGH</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>GRANGER</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>GEORGE</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>COLLISON</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TH bgColor= #CC0000 colSpan=6>
http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/CHI_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:</TH><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>C</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SF</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>SG</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>PG</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/joakim_noah.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kurt_thomas.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/luol_deng.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/keith_bogans.jpg</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/derrick_rose.jpg</CENTER></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>NOAH</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>THOMAS</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>DENG</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>BOGANS</CENTER></TD><TD align=middle width=90><CENTER>ROSE</CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


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Interweb Playoff Previews:</TH></TR><TR><TH><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/22390645" width="560" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></TH></TR><TR><TH><iframe title="YouTube video player" width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ndLL48rqkU4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></TH></TR></TABLE>


<TABLE border=2 bordercolor=black><TR><TH bgColor=#003366 colSpan=1>When We Last Met the Bulls:</TH></TR><TR><TH><iframe title="YouTube video player" width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9BggslrMna8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></TH></TR></TABLE>


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8p9s Playoff Preview:</TH></TR><TR><TH>

Part 1: Why Indiana Can Win<br>The teams will kick off their first-round series on Saturday evening in Chicago.<br>The 1st-seeded Bulls are of course heavy favorites over the 8th-seeded Pacers.<br>We will be breaking down the match-up in much more depth in the hours and<br>days to come — with most of the analysis pointing to all the reasons that<br>Indiana has no chance to win — but let’s kick things off on a positive vibe with<br>a few reasons that the Pacers actually could perhaps pull off one of the biggest<br>upsets in NBA history...CONTINUE READING PART ONE (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-1-why-indiana-can-win/)<br><br>
Part 2: The Stoplight Analysis<br>The first statistical deep dive we’re going take into the Pacers/Bulls series is<br>what is sometimes called a “Stoplight Analysis.” It’s a simple visual tool that<br>identifies the good (green), the average (yellow), and the bad (red). In this<br>instance, green will reflect a top ten ranking in a category, yellow for middle<br>ten, and red for bottom ten. The graphic above shows where both the Pacers<br>and the Bulls rank in key advanced statistical categories as of this past<br>weekend. What I’ve done...CONTINUE READING PART TWO (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-2-the-stoplight-analysis/)<br><br>
Part 3: Synergy Breakdowns<br>In the next part of our detailed analysis of the upcoming Pacers/Bulls 1st round<br>playoff series, we’re going to take a look at some Synergy breakdowns.<br>mySynergySports.com is a fantastic site that tracks a team’s results by play<br>types — isos, pick-and-rolls, post ups, etc. — and provides film on each of<br>these plays. It’s a great way to look at how a team approaches its offense, and<br>where a team is strong or weak at both ends of the floor. Once again, we’re<br>going to start at the...CONTINUE READING PART THREE (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-3-synergy-breakdowns/)<br><br>
Part 4: Beating the Bulls<br>As we continue our Playoff Preview, we will look at the Bulls’ losses. We’ll start<br>with overall trends and differences, then we’ll break down two specific Chicago<br>losses that are of interest to this series: March 28 at home to Philadelphia and,<br>of course, March 18 at Conseco to Indiana. The Chicago Bulls only finished the<br>season with only 20 losses, which ain’t a lot. There has been nothing in my first<br>two analyses (stoplight and Synergy) indicating that Chicago is anything other<br>than an excellent... CONTINUE READING PART FOUR (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-4-beating-the-bulls/)<br><br>
Part 5: Learning from Indy’s March 18 Win vs. the Bulls<br>The Bulls have only lost threes games since March started. One of those losses<br>came at the hands of the Pacers on March 18. Carlos Boozer didn’t play but, as<br>Tim has shown, these guys don’t get beaten very often so if we want to find<br>some lessons in how they can perhaps be defeated, we have to look somewhere.<br>So I re-watched that Pacers victory today to see what could be found and was<br>struck by a few areas that helped them succeed. Here are a few that the Pacers<br>should focus on... CONTINUE READING PART FOUR (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-5-learning-from-indys-march-18-win-vs-the-bulls/)<br><br>
Part 6: Match Ups Worth Watching<br>Basketball is a team game, and as a general rule, I believe that the unit is more<br>important than the individual match ups. However, the individual contests are the<br>contact points for the units. Each affects how the group – and the game – flows.<br>For that reason, it’s worth looking at the key head-to-head pairings. It’s on these<br>that that the success or failure of the whole can pivot. This one is going to be less<br>about detailed statistics... CONTINUE READING PART SIX (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2011/04/pacers-vs-bulls-playoff-preview-part-6-match-ups-worth-watching/)<br><br></TH></TR></TABLE>

pwee31
04-16-2011, 10:44 AM
I'm stupid excited for this game. I think we'll either get blown out or win a close one. Don't see the Bulls winning a close one.

If we can keep it close and have confidence late, we're going to win this game

KingGeorge
04-16-2011, 10:52 AM
These 2 hours need to go by really fast!

GO PACERS!!!

BlueNGold
04-16-2011, 11:29 AM
These 2 hours need to go by really fast!

GO PACERS!!!

yep

idioteque
04-16-2011, 11:32 AM
I would love to win. I'll be disappointed with a loss of course, but this team is incredibly early in its development still, so my wounds won't be so deep if we're at least competitive throughout.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 11:41 AM
I woke up with a huge grin on my face.

It's Christmas in April! :happydanc

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:25 PM
Boozer is starting not Old Kurt Thomas wishfull thinking I guess.

PaceBalls
04-16-2011, 12:25 PM
It feels so good to have one of these threads again!

40mins until tip off!!!! WOOOT!!:happy:

PaceBalls
04-16-2011, 12:27 PM
Boozer is starting not Old Kurt Thomas wishfull thinking I guess.


I'm glad Kurt isn't starting. He freakin owns Hibbert. In fact whenever Kurt is in the game I would take Hibbert out.

Exile on Pennsylvania
04-16-2011, 12:28 PM
Go Pacers! I'm excited...almost forgot what a Pacer playoff game feels like.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:31 PM
I'm glad Kurt isn't starting. He freakin owns Hibbert. In fact whenever Kurt is in the game I would take Hibbert out.

Noah will guard Hibbert he is healthy now and is a great defender when healthy. I would much rather have Boozer out how can you say you are glad Boozer is playing he is a double double machine who does everything well on offense. If a 39 yr old washed up Thomas can lock down Hibbert then he has a lot of work to do.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 12:31 PM
IM PUMPED!!!!!!!!

Trophy
04-16-2011, 12:32 PM
This really doesn't feel real.

It's been a while.

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:33 PM
I think this is my first post ever in a Pacers playoff thread. I joined this forum the same month we were last eliminated from the playoffs. Wow.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Lol the Bulls montage about there journey. Its almost like the.Bulls are playing themselves. Nice to see Jalen Rose back on tv.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 12:35 PM
I want the Pacers to win so badly today. If just to **** all over ESPN.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Lol the Bulls montage about there journey. Its almost like the.Bulls are playing themselves. Nice to see Jalen Rose back on tv.

They are the 1 seed and have one of the most marketable players in the NBA. Gonna have to earn respect from the media by beating them which is how it should be if your the 8th seed vs the 1 seed.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 12:37 PM
ESPN is incredibly bias towards the best teams.

They're barely talking about us.

There's 2 teams playing.

They usually respect both teams.

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:38 PM
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Sort of embarrassed that I like this song, but it's a good pump up song and I have been lifting weights and running on the treadmill to it for like 10 years. NSFW.

http://www.pjstar.com/photos_graphics/x1777820583/Bulls-Pacers-basketba-Hugh-jpg/g12c00000000000000012e187b0102df249bbbc612c9b61885 62aca6c4e.jpg

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:38 PM
Hannah Storm say "more about the bulls coming up" lol

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 12:39 PM
Hannah Storm say "more about the bulls coming up" lol

she said pacers also

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 12:39 PM
I hope Granger.backs it up today. I hope he rains 50 on them.

mildlysane
04-16-2011, 12:39 PM
It's us against the World....cue Tupac.

PacersForever
04-16-2011, 12:41 PM
If we struggle with Rose I hope Vogel puts Jones on him.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 12:41 PM
If I could quote a Ice Cube lyric.... F.uck dying!

spazzxb
04-16-2011, 12:41 PM
I wanted to make a thread for this, but todays game is also airing on ESPN 3D. I believe this will be the first ever 3D Pacers game.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:42 PM
ESPN is incredibly bias towards the best teams.

They're barely talking about us.

There's 2 teams playing.

They usually respect both teams.

Yes like they should be. If it is a 1 seed vs an 8 seed they normaly dont talk about the 8seed unless they have a star and we dont have one. What are they gonna say about the pacers man Pacers have 37 win and werent even .500. Most of them proably think we shouldnt be in the playoffs it is all about ratings Bulls and Drose marketable Pacers are not.

TMJ31
04-16-2011, 12:42 PM
I probably won't be posting much during the game since I really want to soak this one in.

SO I will say this:

Brother's & Sister's, we've been waiting a LONG time for this and we've been through some really frustrating and discouraging times.

But today we begin the journey towards being back where we belong; deep in the NBA playoffs. Whether we win or lose in this first round matchup, our boys are BACK and the future is very bright!

We may be the laughingstock-status underdog. I frankly don't give a crap. We *CAN* beat this team in a best of 7 series, I know they can. I just hope that THEY know it as well...

Enjoy this today, we've spent 5 long years earning the excitement and joy today and the coming games will bring to our glorious franchise.

GO PACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:42 PM
It's us against the World....cue Tupac.

Reggie said in his book he used to listen to that one before Knicks games back in the day.

MaHa3000
04-16-2011, 12:43 PM
NBA Playoffs and my Pacers are involved....Its like my youth has returned to me!

I'm hoping this will be the first of another long streak of playoff apperances.

Go Pacers!!!

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:44 PM
If we struggle with Rose I hope Vogel puts Jones on him.

nobody has stopped Rose all season not westbrook rondo ect. expect Rose to go for 35. You just have to not let Boozer Deng and Noah go off Drose is gonna get his.

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 12:44 PM
Noah will guard Hibbert he is healthy now and is a great defender when healthy. I would much rather have Boozer out how can you say you are glad Boozer is playing he is a double double machine who does everything well on offense. If a 39 yr old washed up Thomas can lock down Hibbert then he has a lot of work to do.

:shakehead:

Trophy
04-16-2011, 12:45 PM
This is bull****, I want the game to start already.

It's almost as if we're not even at the arena yet and they have to stall.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 12:45 PM
nobody has stopped Rose all season not westbrook rondo ect. expect Rose to go for 35. You just have to not let Boozer Deng and Noah go off Drose is gonna get his.

ok westbrook and rondo? LMFAO..... jones is a defensive specialist! and is Rose's size!

Mr_Smith
04-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Is this WGN or ESPN??? Wow! Sucks that this game isn't on FSI. I would like to hear about the PACERS!

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:46 PM
I never wear jerseys but I got a Granger authentic for a gift once (the thing still has its tags on it) but I've got it on today!

CableKC
04-16-2011, 12:47 PM
I'm surprised that most of you are not at the Viewing Party. I'd think that you'd at least have a PD Forum Viewing Party at some Pizza joint in Indy.

MarvelousMarvin
04-16-2011, 12:48 PM
ok westbrook and rondo? LMFAO..... jones is a defensive specialist! and is Rose's size!

Rose and Westbrook are almost exactly the same size and Westbrook is a very good defender.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 12:48 PM
I never wear jerseys but I got a Granger authentic for a gift once (the thing still has its tags on it) but I've got it on today!
Yeah....I bought a Adidas Pacers Shooting Shirt just for this occasion. Wearing it for the first time today as well :buddies:

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:49 PM
ok westbrook and rondo? LMFAO..... jones is a defensive specialist! and is Rose's size!

Djones is a scrub compared to Westbrook's size and athletic ablity on defense. Just get it though ur head no one has stoped Drose all year he is gonna get his.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Espn should have called this the Chicago Bulls pre game show

Major Cold
04-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Dear Tyler,

Please channel you inner AJ Moye....
http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/stories/2010/11/19/sports_hk_moye_1119.jpg


Love,

Frank Vogel

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Yeah....I bought a Adidas Pacers Shooting Shirt just for this occasion. Wearing it for the first time today as well :buddies:

got my hanbrough UNC jersey on

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:50 PM
8 seeds never get respect guys. The blue and gold glasses are strong.

Pacertron
04-16-2011, 12:50 PM
Let's goooooo booooyssss!!! craaaaazy pumped for this game!!! Time to prove the doubters wrong!!

Trophy
04-16-2011, 12:52 PM
I'm really worried we're going to get scared and start the game off trailing like 10-0.

Roy really needs to man up.

I'm not worried about Tyler manning up. He's gonna give it his all.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:52 PM
8 seeds never get respect guys. The blue and gold glasses are strong.

Yes, it is like some people have never watched the playoffs before. The Warriors finnaly got respect after they beat the Mavs a few years back.

MaHa3000
04-16-2011, 12:52 PM
ESPN is starting to Really really P!$$ me off....Jalen and Chris both played together for the Pacers and they can't even give us some love. B.S.
Now we are talking about the LAKERS?? WTF

xtacy
04-16-2011, 12:52 PM
i'm pretty sure it's gonna get ugly but i don't care.

I'M EXCITED.

NewEra
04-16-2011, 12:53 PM
Lets Go Boys. We have all waited along time for this game

idioteque
04-16-2011, 12:55 PM
ESPN is starting to Really really P!$$ me off....Jalen and Chris both played together for the Pacers and they can't even give us some love. B.S.
Now we are talking about the LAKERS?? WTF

Well this is kind of a playoff preview not just a Pacers-Bulls preview.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 12:55 PM
I never watch pregame shows for the playoffs.

I'm just waiting for the nonsense talk to stop and for the game to start.

Hopefully we earn our respect in next year's playoffs and actually finish above .500.

Brad8888
04-16-2011, 12:58 PM
J. Crawford, V. Palmer, B. Salvatore

At least they have the cream of the crop to officiate this game.

MaHa3000
04-16-2011, 12:58 PM
Well this is kind of a playoff preview not just a Pacers-Bulls preview.

Right, but ESPN sucks regardless.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 12:59 PM
ESPN is starting to Really really P!$$ me off....Jalen and Chris both played together for the Pacers and they can't even give us some love. B.S.
Now we are talking about the LAKERS?? WTF

Just look at it like this. Who would the ave joe from Texas want to here about. The top seed and other teams who have a legit shot at a title like La, Bos, Miami ect. or Danny grangers's Pacers who the ave fan has no clue who they are and when they look at the record they think they shouldnt be here. It isnt personal it is about just getting ratings.

righteouscool
04-16-2011, 12:59 PM
I don't know why you expect them to talk about th ePacers. Most people can hardly name one person on the Pacers. If they play the Bulls well in the playoffs and play well next year they will get attention. You have to earn respect.

Mr_Smith
04-16-2011, 01:00 PM
They can't show the pacers warming up..... Pacers should have just stayed at home

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:01 PM
Its kind of a spit in the face to not even mention the Pacers. Unreal.

Major Cold
04-16-2011, 01:01 PM
That Led Zep cover sucks...purely sucks.

Hicks
04-16-2011, 01:01 PM
J. Crawford, V. Palmer, B. Salvatore

At least they have the cream of the crop to officiate this game.

Jesus. Seriously? Well, at least Joey tends t favor they road team. But he still annoys, too.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:01 PM
I don't know why you expect them to talk about th ePacers. Most people can hardly name one person on the Pacers. If they play the Bulls well in the playoffs and play well next year they will get attention. You have to earn respect.

My friend in Chicago didnt know who Danny Granger was lol

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:02 PM
Noah only aved 14 and 4 in the regular season vs us wow. Hopefully he will reb at that rate in the playoffs.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:03 PM
Now it's interesting.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:03 PM
J. Crawford, V. Palmer, B. Salvatore

At least they have the cream of the crop to officiate this game.
If that's the crew, we won't be allowed to win. That's the crew that basically rigged it for
Boston a month ago.

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:03 PM
Jon Berry makes it sound like Danny is afraid to play Boston lol hope thats not true

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Lol thats not what Danny said...

Let's go Pacers. Now is the time I'm gonna be full homer and think we will sweep them!

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Bring it......

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Noah only aved 14 and 4 in the regular season wow. Hopefully he will reb at that rate in the playoffs.

he averaged 11 and 10...WTF Are u looking at?

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:05 PM
he averaged 11 and 10...WTF Are u looking at?

vs the Pacers

Phree Refill
04-16-2011, 01:05 PM
I can't even put into words how absolutely pumped I am for this game. I'm more excited for this game than I have ever been for Christmas or My birthday combined.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:05 PM
vs the Pacers

ok that makes sense :P

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:05 PM
he averaged 11 and 10...WTF Are u looking at?

stats vs pacers

daschysta
04-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Yes, it is like some people have never watched the playoffs before. The Warriors finnaly got respect after they beat the Mavs a few years back.

It's not as much that as I think alot aroudn here aren't accustomed to the pacers being the 8th seed, and even when we were we still had people like reggie and JO that were more mainstream and earned us more respect.

Most of these national audiences and even commentators haven't watched more than 1 or two pacers games all year, which statistically we probably lost. We can't expect to be handed props for that. We as fans have seen us at our best and know what we're capable of, but it's perfectly understandable for the larger audience to judge us based on results, whcih are the weakest in the playoffs.

graphic-er
04-16-2011, 01:06 PM
I'm getting so hyped right now! Pacers Playoffs!

Marlin
04-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Best wishes guys. It's been a long time, here's to a great game for our return to the playoffs!

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Let this be an introduction for us and everyone on this team now knows what it's like to be in the playoffs and know what they need to do in the future.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:07 PM
LETS GO!!!!

daschysta
04-16-2011, 01:07 PM
WOOO!!!! let's GO PACERS!!!!

Thoreau87
04-16-2011, 01:07 PM
I can't even put into words how absolutely pumped I am for this game. I'm more excited for this game than I have ever been for Christmas or My birthday combined.

Took the words right out of my mouth... But I have a big mouth so I'll say it myself. I'm more excited for this game than I have ever been for Christmas and my birthday combined. AND I'M AN ONLY CHILD!!!

Gold
04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
:laugh: Still talking about Danny's quote.

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
LOL NBA players and the media are so much more sensitive then they were 15 years ago.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
HEre we GO

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:08 PM
Let's get these mother****ers baby, let's go!

MaHa3000
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
I expect we will get blown out in this game, so anything positive will be a plus. Low expectations yields satifaction.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Hibbert!

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
They are grilling Grangers comments media blows everything out of proportion.

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Is this when I wake up? ARe WE REALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Good hustle guys

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
ROY!

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:09 PM
Way to work Roy

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
I really hope that we attack the basket early and get the frontcourt in trouble early.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Thats a damn blocking foul

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
BS

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
FLOP

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
yep Paul will be on the bench in another min with 2 fouls

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:10 PM
That's ok Paulie, stay aggressive.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:11 PM
Great work hibbert!

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:11 PM
Great follow up by Hibbert.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:11 PM
GOD DAMN REFS ALREADY!!!!

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:11 PM
Bull**** foul

4040
04-16-2011, 01:11 PM
I haven't seen a Pacers playoff game in so long that this feels like some kind of preseason game.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
My God....I'm older then Vogel is....by 1 year.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
Damn, Sick hook!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
ROY MOTHER ****ING HIBBERT

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
My God....I'm older then Vogel is.

:-p

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
Yah Roy!!!!!

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
PG!

PacersHomer
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
George with the thunderdunk!

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Alley Oop to PG

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
BABY!!!!! BOOMBABYY!!!

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Woooooooo

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, Paul George

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Wooo **** yea

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
:dance:

huber14
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Nice start for the Pacers. Glad they are on in Ohio again!

kester99
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
What a great start! Woohoo!

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
PAUL GEORGE BABY!!

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
good start we cant afford to Turn the ball over like in the regular season this is the playoffs play smart.

righteouscool
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
LOL NBA players and the media are so much more sensitive then they were 15 years ago.

No kidding. I was watching winning time the other day and Reggie said and did 20x more ridiculous stuff.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:13 PM
Great start.

I'm impressed with how we've started. Guys like Roy I didn't think would step up to the challenge to start the game.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:14 PM
:-p
I know that he's young...but not that young.

DemonHunter1105
04-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Let's just get this out of the way...I'm gay for Paul George.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:14 PM
That's the way that I want Boozer to get his points...he has to earn it.

PacersHomer
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
2 on George. That's pretty bad.

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
God, Stern really gave us the **** platter for refs.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
**** YOU NOAH!

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
yep Paul will be on the bench in another min with 2 fouls

I hate that i am right but he makes to many rookie mistakes

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
Stop fouling please.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:15 PM
BRush in.....for PG :rolleyes:

Hib-Block on Noah!!!

Thoreau87
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
yep Paul will be on the bench in another min with 2 fouls

I think u meant 30 seconds

15th parallel
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Man, it's playoff time...it's 1AM already here...

Hope for a win before I go to bed.

And these fouls are already killing us.

PacersHomer
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
You can just tell that Joakim Noah listens to Celene Dion and cries.

Legendary
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Refs obviously rooting for the Bulls to start..

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
bad shot

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Charge???

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Rose is creating this off the screen, we need to come off them quicker.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Nice hit rush!

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Rush baby

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Have the pacers gotten a call yet?

Jared Sullinger
04-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Fouls
Indiana: 5
Chicago: 0

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Hans fears no one

dryley
04-16-2011, 01:18 PM
I can't get the game on Dish! Says blacked out.... WTH?

Legendary
04-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Finally one on them..

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:18 PM
That is what they need to do with Boozer

Legendary
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Noah... SMH

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Any guesses for the foul ratio for the series, 3:1?

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
we need to box out

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
They are getting some lucky shots :censored:

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Keep Feeding HIbby to draw fouls on NOah

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:19 PM
I can't get the game on Dish! Says blacked out.... WTH?

Espn

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Any guesses for the foul ratio for the series, 3:1?

8989938493840932840928:1

graphic-er
04-16-2011, 01:20 PM
Tyler really needs to start boxing out when a shot goes up. My god, just let Noah get an easy put back.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:20 PM
This is huge when Roy is doing well.

That last dunk by Noah was tough to defend.

We look pretty efficient.

huber14
04-16-2011, 01:21 PM
anyone else already sick of the crappy Black Dog cover ESPN has going on?

xBulletproof
04-16-2011, 01:21 PM
The good news, we didn't come out scared or timid at all.

Bad news, we're playing the Bulls.

DAVIDLOCKHART40
04-16-2011, 01:22 PM
danny granger on the corner with nobody underneath and he shoots outside. why does he not drive. indiana ciould beat this chicago team if they would play right.

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:22 PM
These guys believe that they can play with the Bulls. That in and of itself give us a chance.

daschysta
04-16-2011, 01:22 PM
The bulls crappy airballs have actually hurt us, they've been good as lobs for the bulls.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Great box out by Ty.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
comon DC!

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Damn

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:23 PM
That's nasty

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Good D by the Pacers

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:24 PM
he's 2 good

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:24 PM
DC hitting shots!

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:24 PM
DC!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:24 PM
I see you Darren

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:25 PM
lol Boozer you cant do that

Blink
04-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Boozer kinda sucks.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:25 PM
How did Boozer not get called for that...

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Gotta hit your free throws.

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Love DC right now.

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Collison's 5 points counts for more than that (still amazing) Rose block and steal.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Gotta hit your free throws.

Ok Chuck

graphic-er
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
what the heck REFs, that was an offensive foul on Boozer!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Where was the foul?

idioteque
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Definition of a dumbass foul

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Roy's gotta stay down.

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Why is Hibbert on Boozer?

pacer4ever
04-16-2011, 01:27 PM
Boozer kinda sucks.

better than any1 on our team I would take 5 people who kind of suck if they are at Boozers level

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:27 PM
I like that we are going to Hibbert so often on the inside.

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:27 PM
Keep hitting shots DC!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Damn Darren

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
better than any1 on our team I would take 5 people who kind of suck if they are at Boozers level

Dude, be a fan right now

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Jesus danny.

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Danny needs to go inside

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:28 PM
:(

DAVIDLOCKHART40
04-16-2011, 01:29 PM
chicago drives and all granger does is shoot outside. i hate it when he shoots outside.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Hey ESPN, the PACERS are winning this game, how about you show some of their highlights before the commercial...

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Danny has been terrible.

Thank God everyone else to stepping up big.

He's the only guy on the Pacers everyone thought was going to be the lone brightside for us.

Good to see us proving that wrong and guys like Roy and DC making names for themselves.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:29 PM
Keep it up DC. Granger is no showing again.

ksuttonjr76
04-16-2011, 01:30 PM
The Announcers are already getting on my nerves. I never saw so much nut riding in my life from a televised game. Excuse my language.

DAVIDLOCKHART40
04-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Danny needs to go inside

yeah i agree. why dont he drive more? chicago all they are doing is getting inside. If we dont try and go inside more we will not win this game from the outside.

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:30 PM
No matter how much you prepare, it's very difficult to deal with getting the short end of the stick with the refs in the playoffs.

Phree Refill
04-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Danny is playing the most timid of anyone on our team. Deng is playing some lock down D though too

Powww
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Granger is scared. Put the ball on the floor man WOW

MarvelousMarvin
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
The Announcers are already getting on my nerves. I never saw so much nut riding in my life from a televised game. Excuse my language.

The Jon Barry laugh when Derrick Rose scores makes me want to punch him in the face.

Pacemaker
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Our team is looking good so far !! The only thing is Granger is looking a rookie out there !

pathil275
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Hey ESPN, the PACERS are winning this game, how about you show some of their highlights before the commercial...

I was just thinking the exact same thing. Pathetic.

graphic-er
04-16-2011, 01:31 PM
how is that not a foul or a no call on that last Rose drive. I mean he literally jumped through mcroberts who was just standing there. I swear. Derrick Rose is good, but its the refs that make him a superstar.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Granger may be doing **** on offense, but he is doing great on defense.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:32 PM
DC is out playing Rose.right now. I hope he keeps it up.

Thoreau87
04-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Danny pulling a Joe Johnson right now. Can't say I'm shocked that he shoots long contested jumpers all season and he's doing it now in the playoffs. Coach em up Frank. We need our Captain locked in.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
To be fair, the Bulls are really focusing on taking Granger out of the game.

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Danny needs to pass out of the double faster, great offense though. Passing has been on point so far.

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Pacers are playing good D so far.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Good foul by McRoberts, show him he can't just do what he wants

owl
04-16-2011, 01:34 PM
That is what you do to Rose at the rim. Josh with the foul.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:34 PM
roy needs a rest.... get fiesty in there!

15th parallel
04-16-2011, 01:34 PM
8 fouls in 1 quarter...ouch.

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:34 PM
good follow Danny

graphic-er
04-16-2011, 01:34 PM
To be fair, the Bulls are really focusing on taking Granger out of the game.

Exactly, its nolt he just standing there, they are cheating off our PF to double granger any time he get near the ball.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
FINALLY!

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Nice flop by Roy!

4040
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Pacers taking a cue from the Bulls on Danny's first bucket.

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Good D boys

Legendary
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Finally a charge called!

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Awwwwww Yeeaaaahhhhhh!

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
I agree the Bulls are really defending Granger atm

15th parallel
04-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Boozer already with 2 fouls...that'll help.

Blink
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
nice move Booz

owl
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
I am more worried about Gibson than Boozer.

iamqb3
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
nice job on the offensive boards. i hope mcroberts or tyler are matched up with noah instead of hibbert.

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
I'm sorry but I hate when Dun is in

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:36 PM
Dunleavy needs to be more agressive there, do something.

dryley
04-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Espn

Thanks found it!

owl
04-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Nice flop by Roy!


When you lay a shoulder into a player that is foul.

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Exactly, its nolt he just standing there, they are cheating off our PF to double granger any time he get near the ball.
One day, we will get a very solid Scoring PF that will make the Team pay for doing that.

Thoreau87
04-16-2011, 01:37 PM
To be fair, the Bulls are really focusing on taking Granger out of the game.

Good follow by Danny. Let the game to you.

If taking Granger out of the game means 1 on 1 vs Deng on the perimeter then yeah I guess I was hard on him.

Foul on Smits
04-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Granger has been great on Deng

BoomBaby31
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Danny G is off

ilive4sports
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Damn Danny, what happened with your shot?

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Danny comon!

vnzla81
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
:censored: Danny really?

MainePacer31
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Stop shooting danny.

DAVIDLOCKHART40
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
granger sucks in my opinion. can indiana play a zone to keep rose from driving. my lord he makes it look to easy.

15th parallel
04-16-2011, 01:38 PM
27pts in the 1st...if they are somehow consistent and reach 100pts, their chances of winning are pretty huge.

Phree Refill
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
The announcers just realized we had the lead

AesopRockOn
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
I guess the bright spot is that despite Danny's awful shot selection, we're ****ing beating the Bulls!!!!!

Gold
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Nice start. Let's go!

CableKC
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Really....Granger shouldn't be shooting unless he's driving to the hoop. With Granger not scoring...the rest of the Team stepping up...we're lucky that the Bulls aren't winning by now.

bulldog
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
They just played the Olympic Theme for some reason. I also heard a cover of Zeppelin's "Black Dog." Who is picking the music today?

xBulletproof
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
So far Danny looks right.

Without Derrick Rose playing ridiculous, this is a 15 point game in our favor.

Trophy
04-16-2011, 01:39 PM
I'm impressed with our start.

Roy and DC have been HUGE.

Danny looks like he shouldn't even be starting in the playoffs. Deng's been playing him well so hopefully he doesn't feel obligated to take bad shots.

TheDon
04-16-2011, 01:40 PM
We won the first quarter!! Now just 3 mor:buddies:e of those!:buddies:

DAVIDLOCKHART40
04-16-2011, 01:40 PM
I agree the Bulls are really defending Granger atm

not really, danny is getting shots, but they are all outside .....

Sollozzo
04-16-2011, 01:40 PM
This "Black Dog" cover is going to get sooooooooo old soooooooo quick.

ksuttonjr76
04-16-2011, 01:41 PM
Anytime you're ready to give our team some props Announcers. I REALLY hope we win, so the announcers can have a hearty helping of crow.

PacerPenguins
04-16-2011, 01:41 PM
when rose drives the balll.....i hope foster shows him whose boss....fosterd dont take no ****

PaceBalls
04-16-2011, 01:41 PM
We couldn't have asked for a better start to this series. They made a statement with that 1st Q. They aren't just gonna lie down in this series.

The only Pacer who is showing any nerves is Danny. He needs to stop chuckin contested jumpers and drive it to the hole.