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avoidingtheclowns
10-31-2012, 03:03 PM
LOOKING LIKE A GAME<br>THREAD. HOW U...


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Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Officials: B. Spooner, D. Guthrie, M. Lindsay

Media Notes: Indiana Notes (http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/pacers.pdf), Toronto Notes (http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/raptors.pdf)
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Season Records: (W-L)




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http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Away: 0-0<br>East: 0-0</center>



:raptors:
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http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Home: 0-0<br>East: 0-0</center>

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Upcoming Games:



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http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/IND_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/david_west.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/paul_george.jpg</center>
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<center>HIBBERT</center>
<center>WEST</center>
<center>GEORGE</center>
<center>GREEN</center>
<center>HILL</center>



http://www.nba.com/tvc/image/assets/wordmarks/TOR_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/andrea_bargnani.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/landry_fields.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/demar_derozan.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/kyle_lowry.jpg</center>


<center>VALANCIUNAS</center>
<center>BARGNANI</center>
<center>FIELDS</center>
<center>DEROZAN</center>
<center>LOWRY</center>

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PACERS
Danny Granger - sore left knee (out indefinitely)
George Hill - hip pointer (day-to-day)
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RAPTORS
Andrea Bargnani - flu (probable)



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Minimally Relevant Video:



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Semi-Relevant Video:



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Eight Points, Nine Seconds Review:




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Tim Donahue: Pacer Hot and Cold Spots...

Last year, we took a look at where the Pacers took their shots as a way to prep for
the season This year, we’re going to leverage stats provided by the NBA to do the
same exercise. First, let’s take a look at the team’s overall shooting in 2012:



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Indiana Pacers – 2012 Regular Season

At 43.8%, the Pacers ranked towards the bottom of the league in shooting – 24th,
to be exact. As you can see, Indiana was either below or well below average from
all shooting zones but one. Their struggles inside 8 feet were especially damaging
to the overall percentage. Only six teams took more shots in this area, but only
one team (Cleveland – 51%) shot worse than the Pacers’ 52%. Had Indiana been
able to convert at the league average of 55.2% in this range, it would have moved
their overall shooting percentage over 45%, raising them to 12th in the league
overall.

Another interesting find can be made by looking at the shot distribution:



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Indiana Pacers – 2012 Regular Season Shot Distribution

The floor balance here is impressive. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the Pacers’
attempts came up the middle, while 21% came from the right side, and 21% from
the left. Over the 66 regular season games last season, Indiana only took 11 more
attempts from the right side than the left. The Pacers hit almost 49% of their shots
up the middle – .500 eFG% – but that was buoyed by the shots inside 8 feet.
Removing that gives the Pacers an eFG% of .433 up the middle. They were slightly
stronger from the right (.443), and much weaker from the left (.390).

This kind of balance carried on into the playoffs:



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Indiana Pacers – 2012 Playoff Shot Distribution

Once again, the Pacers lived on the centerline – 53% of their shots coming up the
middle – while their use of each side was virtually identical with the other. Of the
409 “side” shots attempted, 205 came from the right and 204 from the right.



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Indiana Pacers – 2012 Playoffs

While the 42.4% shooting is worse than the regular season, it’s actually good for
middle of the pack (8th of 16) in the playoffs. This time, they were below or well
below average in every shooting zone. They still weren’t great inside 8 feet, but
their 53.5% was just a tick below the 53.8% average in the playoffs. What killed
the Pacers was dropping from over 37% three-point shooting in the regular season
– 5th in the NBA – to 32% in the playoffs.

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there will be significant changes in the Pacer
offense this season, so it will be interesting to see if they can improve their
accuracy inside, and stabilize their shooting touch from beyond the arc. Both will
be crucial to Indy’s success in 2013.

Now, let’s take a look at the individual players.

Danny Granger



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Danny Granger – 2012 Regular Season

The 2012 regular season was Granger’s worst shooting performance of his career,
posting lows in both FG% (.416) and eFG% (.481). However, it truly was a tale of
two seasons...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2012/10/getting-into-the-2013-season-pacer-hot-and-cold-spots/)


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Raptors Republic Preview:




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Gameday: Pacers @ Raptors Oct. 31

The Raps will host the Pacers, a strong team that finished third in the East last year
at 42-24. Let’s break down the…

Tale of the Tape, 2011-12


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Positional Breakdown

Point Guard – Advantage: Toronto
The Raptors solidified this position early in the offseason and are ready to reap the
rewards after a summer of anticipation. Lowry isn’t in the elite class, but he’s safely in
the second tier, while Hill and Augustin are both in the Calderon mold of being strong
backups but sub-optimal starting options. Neither Pacer guard should be able to contain
Lowry, while this is a point guard duo that lacks in size, negating one advantage
opposing point guards can usually hold over Lowry.

Wings – Advantage: Draw
Normally this would be a huge advantage for the Pacers, but Danny Granger is out
indefinitely with a left knee problem. His absence makes the Pacers relatively thin on
the wing, and while George is the best of any of the wing players in this game, Green
is their only other option. If DeRozan can get to the line at the rate he was in the
preseason (yes, save for that last game), he should be able to improve his scoring
efficiency enough to have legitimate value, although this says nothing of his defense
and rebounding. Fields is the anti-DeRozan, doing just about everything other than
scoring at a high level. Fields will likely draw the George match-up defensively, and
DeRozan may have trouble with George’s size on the offensive end.

Bigs – Advantage: Pacers
The advantage here is only slight, as while Hibbert is one of the best centers in the
game now, West looked a bit past his prime last season. If West can bounce back, this
is a dangerous front-court duo with complementary offensive talents. West will be a
tough guard for Bargnani, and Hibbert may be able to get Valanciunas to foul, but if
this goes to the benches the Raptors have an advantage. Gray can body up on Hibbert,
but Amir and Davis will essentially be useless on him, surrendering far too much size,
and as such will be used on West (Bargnani would have to body up Hibbert) or when
Mahinmi and Psycho T check in.

Overall Analysis
The Pacers are a very strong team, but without Granger their offensive creation can
suffer a fair amount...CONTINUE READING AT RAPTORS REPUBLIC (http://raptorsrepublic.com/2012/10/31/gameday-pacers-raptors-oct-31/)

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Ball Don’t Lie Preview:




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Ball Don’t Lie’s 2012-13 NBA Season Previews: The Indiana Pacers

We continue with the suddenly-relevant Indiana Pacers.

Kelly Dwyer's Kilt-Straightener

The up and coming Indiana Pacers have taken in a real pat-on-the-head treatment of
late, and this is something that the team is just going to have to endure. The idea of
the Pacers as a second round staple was jarring enough to NBA fans last season, even
after the team's strong showing in a first round loss the year before, and within days
that same slack-jawed fandom we associate with suddenly had to get used to the idea
of the Pacers possibly knocking off a Miami Heat team that eventually turned into a
champion. The Heat put a dampened comforter on that brush fire, but not before
Indiana got pretty rowdy for a while.

The noise was deserved, and the offseason was pretty damn goofy for a team that
seemingly just needed to keep it together from May until November.

Casting out Larry Bird and David Morway can't accurately be described as a regime
change, not when the replacements in Donnie Walsh and Kevin Pritchard worked with
both and appear to think along the same lines as Bird and Morway, but it is a change
above all caveats. Pritchard seems a passionate personnel man, but questionable
practices and decisions in Portland plague him; and his salary cap work during the
2012 offseason was strange...CONTINUE READING AT BALL DON'T LIE (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/ball-don-t-lie-2012-13-nba-season-212434417--nba.html)

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140 Characters of (Non-PD) Coverage



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Pacers
Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA (https://twitter.com/#!/MikeWellsNBA)
Jared Wade @8pts9secs (https://twitter.com/#!/8pts9secs)
Tim Donahue @TimDonahue8p9s (https://twitter.com/#!/TimDonahue8p9s)
Tom Lewis @indycornrows (https://twitter.com/#!/IndyCornrows)


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Raptors
Doug Smith @SmithRaps (https://twitter.com/SmithRaps)
Holly MacKenzie @stackmack (https://twitter.com/stackmack)
J.E. Skeets @jeskeets (https://twitter.com/jeskeets)
Adam Francis @raptorshq (https://twitter.com/raptorshq)


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Trader Joe
10-31-2012, 03:13 PM
This gets the Jeff Foster Good Azz Game Thread Stamp of Approval.

Trophy
10-31-2012, 03:28 PM
:braveheart:

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 03:38 PM
Paul George scores 24 as the Pacers win 104-93, George Hill contributes 10 pts and 9 assists, D-West puts in 13 points and 9 boards, Roy Hibbert puts in 16 pts and 11 boards, Gerald Green scores 14, D.J. Augustin contributes 7 points and 5 assists, and Ian Mahinmi gets 8 points and 6 boards, that was my awesome prediction

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 03:55 PM
The Raptors will be a better team this year (due to Lowry and Valanciunas) but I believe that we can win this game :)

Trader Joe
10-31-2012, 03:56 PM
Shouldn't be able to guard Hibbert and West. Hill should be able to shot down Calderon's penetration. Pacers should win this game. Pacers should really be 3-0 by Saturday night.

Unclebuck
10-31-2012, 03:57 PM
Do they still have that annoying baseline thing that looks like it is three dimensional under each basket. That drives me crazy - someone is going to get hurt. I know it is an optical illusion, but it is a bit unnerving

Trader Joe
10-31-2012, 03:58 PM
Do they still have that annoying baseline thing that looks like it is three dimensional under each basket. That drives me crazy - someone is going to get hurt. I know it is an optical illusion, but it is a bit unnerving

Yes

Unclebuck
10-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Yes


NO

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 04:15 PM
Man I didn't know they had that kind of decent team, no bad.

xtacy
10-31-2012, 04:17 PM
ok here we go. come on pacers make us proud.

btw did i miss something? no warcry thread?

PacerPenguins
10-31-2012, 04:26 PM
Paul Georges time to shine

Heisenberg
10-31-2012, 04:28 PM
Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 04:34 PM
I hope Green guards Ross and we let Paul George take DeRozan

PGisthefuture
10-31-2012, 05:29 PM
Paul George scores 24 as the Pacers win 104-93, George Hill contributes 10 pts and 9 assists, D-West puts in 13 points and 9 boards, Roy Hibbert puts in 16 pts and 11 boards, Gerald Green scores 14, D.J. Augustin contributes 7 points and 5 assists, and Ian Mahinmi gets 8 points and 6 boards, that was my awesome prediction

I could actually see all this happening.

MvPlumlee
10-31-2012, 05:31 PM
CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2012/10/getting-into-the-2013-season-pacer-hot-and-cold-spots/)

So much Green for Green.

Paul is going to have to come up really strong.

rock747
10-31-2012, 06:18 PM
Pre- games about to launch!

Steagles
10-31-2012, 06:28 PM
I will use this as my makeshift war cry thread.

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THIS IS PATRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK

31andonly
10-31-2012, 06:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_gst-Ryh3g

Here's to a new season!

Go Pacers - from Germany

InYaFace
10-31-2012, 06:41 PM
Haha HERE WE GO!!! Looks like a german double team ;)! Go Pacers

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 06:42 PM
I didn't get a chance to watch any pre-season games. Excited to see how the new guys look

The 13th Man
10-31-2012, 06:43 PM
Do they still have that annoying baseline thing that looks like it is three dimensional under each basket. That drives me crazy - someone is going to get hurt. I know it is an optical illusion, but it is a bit unnerving

I don't know for sure, since I haven't been to the place, but I can almost guarentee that the players can't tell the illusion is there. Every team in the NBA would have complained otherwise.

LucasRL13
10-31-2012, 06:44 PM
Here in Portugal we are excited with this new season

Come on Pacers, make us prowd

PAUL GEORGEEEEEEEEEEEE

pathil275
10-31-2012, 06:48 PM
Why for God's sake is the league pass not loading?

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 06:49 PM
^^ mines doing the same

xtacy
10-31-2012, 06:50 PM
Why for God's sake is the league pass not loading?

same here.

PacerPenguins
10-31-2012, 06:51 PM
HERE WE GO!! GO PACERS!! WOHOOO!!!

Johanvil
10-31-2012, 06:52 PM
Come on League Pass.Please start working.

pathil275
10-31-2012, 06:53 PM
It's working for me now. Good thing, I have a zero tolerance thing going on opening night..

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Mine is going now

Jon Theodore
10-31-2012, 06:54 PM
So everyone is having a leage pass issue? I just got the league pass broadband planning to watch on my xbox ...not letting me see any games?

xtacy
10-31-2012, 06:55 PM
It's working for me now. Good thing, I have a zero tolerance thing going on opening night..

same here. it's 1 am. gotta get up at 7:45 to go to work. still not convincing myself to go to bed.

Johanvil
10-31-2012, 06:55 PM
It's working now.

31andonly
10-31-2012, 06:55 PM
It's working now!

cdash
10-31-2012, 06:58 PM
Nothing intimidates me more than a Canadian choir belting out "Not Afraid" in front of 6,000 raucous fans.

granger
10-31-2012, 06:58 PM
letssssssssssssssssssssssss gooooooooooooooooooo

happy seasons!

xtacy
10-31-2012, 06:59 PM
come on. do not introduce all the players.

cgg
10-31-2012, 07:00 PM
What's with the rock at half court?

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 07:01 PM
Wow did you all see DeRozan's new contract?

They're overpaying him and Landry Fields and then spent a lottery pick on another SG....

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:01 PM
How long this commercials are going to last? just start the damn game :mad:

Anthem
10-31-2012, 07:01 PM
My League Pass Broadband is saying Audio Only... anybody else got that problem?

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
The Toronto Raptors introduction featured "Not Afraid".

That makes them sound afraid.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Nice intro from the raps i liked it

granger
10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
their coach came with pound the rock motto last year lol... they are kinda obsses with rock

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:02 PM
This will be my first look at Gerald Green and the rest of the new guys. This is already a great investment.

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:03 PM
I forgot Toronto got Kyle Lowry. Solid pickup for them.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:04 PM
PG is on a mission.

xtacy
10-31-2012, 07:05 PM
good start.

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:05 PM
Wooo....Valanciunis looks like a defensive sieve.

PS: These Terrance & Phillip goobers calling the game for Toronto are incredibly irritating.

Heisenberg
10-31-2012, 07:05 PM
those all yellow warmups better be a one off for the opener

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:06 PM
damn cmon gerald he just stole your lunch

xtacy
10-31-2012, 07:06 PM
come on green. don't make me angry.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:06 PM
I forgot Toronto got Kyle Lowry. Solid pickup for them.

Yeah he is pretty good.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:07 PM
That is a LOUD arena

rock747
10-31-2012, 07:07 PM
The demeanor change from Hibbert and George from the O'brien years is huge.

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:07 PM
Bargnani is going to be able to shoot over West all night.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:07 PM
Let's hope that Bargiani doesn't have a career high today.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:07 PM
Oooooooh boy, that pass to Hibbert.

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:08 PM
David West on defense is still David West on defense, I see.

xtacy
10-31-2012, 07:08 PM
andrea will abuse west all night long. i'm scared.

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:09 PM
David West on defense is still David West on defense, I see.

In fairness, this is not an ideal matchup for him. Bargnani is taller, longer, and likes to play away from the basket.

George looks...aggressive. Great sign.

rock747
10-31-2012, 07:09 PM
Paul George looks sharp

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:09 PM
Goodness Paul George looks good offensively so far.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:09 PM
It looks like George leqarned how to post up from the elbow this summer

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Wooo....Valanciunis looks like a defensive sieve.

PS: These Terrance & Phillip goobers calling the game for Toronto are incredibly irritating.

Its Hibbe"R"t

Not Hibbet.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:10 PM
West is just terrible on defence

NapTonius Monk
10-31-2012, 07:10 PM
Tough start for DWest

xtacy
10-31-2012, 07:10 PM
west is killing me literally.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:11 PM
Nice pass by Hill to get Hibbert.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:11 PM
HIBBY WITH THE HIBJECTION

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:12 PM
west is killing me literally.

He literally is not.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Nice pass by Green.

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:13 PM
west is killing me literally.

I nominate this for the most egregious misuse of the word "literally" in 2012.

rock747
10-31-2012, 07:13 PM
Hill with an early 3 assts

LucasRL13
10-31-2012, 07:13 PM
Hibbert and George dominating

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
I kind of knew West was going to suck against Bargiani.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Paul is looking like he might have learned to assert himself a bit. Please tell me he did!

TMJ31
10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Great energy to start. Love Paul's aggressiveness

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2

CableKC
10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
That is a LOUD arena
I think that FoxSports Indiana forgot to turn down the microphone on the floor. It's too damn loud.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:15 PM
HANSBROUGH SCORES! HANSBROUGH SCORES! HANSBROUGH SCORES!

rock747
10-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Paul George looking like Kobe

Heisenberg
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Valanciunas is gonna be a player

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND one. Roy and Paul looking great so far.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Hibbert is toying with Valencuinas.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
It looks like Tyler is on the boxscore already, take that SETH ;)

Ace E.Anderson
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Roy and Paul look good offensively thus far

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:16 PM
Both teams on fire right now, but ours our inside looks mostly and they've hit some awkward jumpers haha

rock747
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Holy hell paul george!!

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
ok I see you Paul

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
omg Paul George

Ace E.Anderson
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Paul George DON'T HURT EM!

CableKC
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Man...I'm glad I have PG on my Fantasy Team. 5/6 from teh field.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Wow Paul George wow.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
Definitely off of Derozan

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
Paul George looks like Jordan right now.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
#24 looked pretty assertive on that fast break...VERY excited.

Heisenberg
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
best 8 minutes of PG's careeer

cdash
10-31-2012, 07:18 PM
George already has 10 points.

Is Sam Young suffering from Greg Oden Disorder? Dude looks like he's 60.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:19 PM
Paul George then turns around to help up DeRozan off the floor.

Go ahead and give him MVP!

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:19 PM
PG playing fantastic D, and when Derozan beat him he met a brick wall. Loving this D!

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 07:19 PM
George hasn't missed, only blocked.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:20 PM
If this announcer doesn't learn how to say "R"s, I'm going to lose it.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:20 PM
Paul George is trending nationally.

LucasRL13
10-31-2012, 07:20 PM
George is looking like MJ, OMG

That's the new Paul George?

Strummer
10-31-2012, 07:21 PM
Watching the free league pass preview on cable (Comcast in Tennessee). Video and audio are choppy. Had the same problem with a different game last night.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:21 PM
If this announcer doesn't learn how to say "R"s, I'm going to lose it.

Good luck, sir.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:21 PM
best 8 minutes of PG's careeer

He looks like a star. Whenever he gets away from this mentality I hope Vogel just shows him this tape.

hackashaq
10-31-2012, 07:21 PM
Hibbert is toying with Valencuinas.

he better stop toying and get serious then, because i don't see a big difference in quality atm

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:22 PM
looks like the money didn't help Roy make free throws

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:24 PM
So that's not an awesome start for Augustin.

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:24 PM
mahini looks just like big Roy

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:25 PM
Augustin needs to be careful with Calderon he can burn him.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:25 PM
Good D by Tyler there.

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
Good D by Hans on the fast break here.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
Hansbrough is looking really good except for a cpl of bad traps so far

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
George is trying to do TOO much now. x_x

He looks great with the ball, just needs to learn when to give it up.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
Good D by Tyler there.

Tyler hasn't looked massively incompetent so far.

CableKC
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
It looks like Tyler is on the boxscore already, take that SETH ;)
Does he have any assists?

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:27 PM
T his second unit can't hold onto the ball...

xIndyFan
10-31-2012, 07:27 PM
nice to see the officials are letting them play. always makes for a better game

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:27 PM
4-5 straight possessions without a shot?

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:28 PM
Come on guys, I hit more FTs at FanJam!

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:28 PM
Ian is looking like the Ian from Dallas......

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:29 PM
This last offensive possession of the quarter was kinda horrible :-p

LuckSwagger
10-31-2012, 07:29 PM
Pretty good first 8 minutes, pretty crappy last 4 minutes.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Does he have any assists?

:punch:

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Not what you want to see from the second unit...:x

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Started to get sloppy towards the end of that quarter but pretty good so far

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
looks like we still struggle to score when the starters go out

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:31 PM
looks like we still struggle to score when the starters go out

When Granger comes back, having Green in the second unit should help.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:31 PM
goodness gracious Mahinmi's passing needs to get better

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:32 PM
goodness gracious Mahinmi's passing needs to get better

also his "not getting stripped like a jabroni"

Heisenberg
10-31-2012, 07:33 PM
2nd unit doesn't know how to play basketball

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Come on, Tyler!

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
did Stephenson change his number to 1?

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
I know it's just the first game, second quarter...but God, this team is SLOPPY.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
They need to change the offense when Ian is there, you can't run the same thing you run with Hibbert.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Born Ready for THREEEEEEEE!!!

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:34 PM
OMG, Lance hit a 3 :-o

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:35 PM
did Stephenson change his number to 1?

Yes, and he hit an actually contested 3 lol

Anthem
10-31-2012, 07:35 PM
Great shot by Stephenson, then a solid assist. We need ya, Lance.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:35 PM
lol the replay showed amir johnson hacked ian

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
Lance looking fantastic tonight, too. Now we must get the bench to play at a higher lever all around.

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
The bench looks like they have never played together.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
WTF was that gerald

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
the Raptors' pressure is really getting to these guys. hopefully that goes away after they build a bit stronger rapport.

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
Not sure what I'm supposed to be seeing from Green, but...

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
Lance looks like a grown man out there

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:36 PM
Toronto is playing some crazy D, yes I just typed that.

Magic P
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
No one is attempting to get open

PGisthefuture
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
You can tell they aren't used to each other yet, I think once they do they will be fine. I like what I've seen from Lance.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
I can't tell if the Raptors have the best defense in the history of the NBA or if our offense is THAT stagnant.

Dukins
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
The second unit sheesh!

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
I expect better things out of DJ and Ian. They both seem to be out of their games :(

pathil275
10-31-2012, 07:37 PM
Second unit looks completely out of sync. No ball movement, a lot of turnovers.

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:38 PM
looks like Toronto is fouling and getting away with it

Anthem
10-31-2012, 07:38 PM
Sad that we had to burn a timeout there, but some of that is on Tyler. He was standing close enough that his man could double, but not so close that he could do anything.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
The Pacers offense still sucks.

31andonly
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Yes, there is a shot clock.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Ian Mahinmi is going to try and break the turnover record.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
this unit is tough to watch awful stuff from them

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Nice pass, DJ. That's what I'm expecting to see :)

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Augustin will be good for Tyler I think

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:40 PM
Left hand by Tyler, oh yeahhh

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 07:40 PM
I think once the second unit gets some playing time together things will improve a lot.

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:40 PM
That's So Hansbrough

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:40 PM
Gerald Green IS the Pacers Offense

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Nice one, Green :)

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:41 PM
HOLY **** GET GEORGE AND HIBBERT BACK!

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Ian needs to play stronger.

Magic P
10-31-2012, 07:42 PM
I still hate vogel's substitution pattern

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:42 PM
Someone get Mahinmi in the gym now!

Dr. Hibbert
10-31-2012, 07:42 PM
Mahimni looks terrible.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Mahinmi has been brutal so far.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Gerald Green IS the Pacers Offense

No.

Vogel is just using last years "Lets let the entire bench get absolutely destroyed for an entire quarter." strategy.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Get Roy back in

Ian looks like a fish out of water

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:43 PM
Mahinmi looks like the Mahinmi I saw in Dallas, I knew he was too good to be true in preseason.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:44 PM
No.

Vogel is just using last years "Lets let the entire bench get absolutely destroyed for an entire quarter." strategy.

That wasn't intended seriously.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:44 PM
Roy Hibbert - 9 minutes.
Ian Mahinmi - 9 minutes.

We lost in the playoffs last year because of **** like this. If Vogel doesn't get this **** together, I will call for his head. I don't care what our record is. Come playoff time thats going to kill us.

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:45 PM
Mahinmi looks like the Mahinmi I saw in Dallas, I knew he was too good to be true in preseason.

It's been less than two quarters, I'm not sure if we need to cut him quite yet.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:45 PM
They have a very good defensive coach, so I'm not too worried about a failure of our bench players to execute offense, but they need to hold on to the ball.

TMJ31
10-31-2012, 07:45 PM
Come on guys. The bench unit just got thrown for a loop by Danny's absence just a day ago. They will gel in time.

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Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:45 PM
Thats more like it, David!

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:45 PM
Tyler Hansbrough has played more than anyone else...

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:46 PM
The refs are being pretty lenient, but the raptors are getting away with murder on some of those traps.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:46 PM
That was almost another turnover.

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:47 PM
Good job, Roy :)

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:47 PM
ANOTHER and-1!!!! Roy schooling the Raptors big men!

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:47 PM
It's been less than two quarters, I'm not sure if we need to cut him quite yet.

I'm just saying that preseason is a different animal.

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 07:48 PM
phew Lowry can play

Brohan Cruyff
10-31-2012, 07:48 PM
good gravy this has been poorly officiated.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:48 PM
Mono amano on the dunks!

DGPR
10-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Roy Hibbert is eating valinciunis' lunch down in the post.

Anthem
10-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Ok, I'm ready to yell at somebody from NBA League Pass. Anybody know how I do that?

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:49 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Hibbert in deep position is our number 1 offensive option no matter who has the angle.

Dukins
10-31-2012, 07:49 PM
Thank goodness for the starters.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Paul George looks like the best player we've had in years.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
I know is just one game but so far the Pacers haven't been needing Danny.

TMJ31
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Our ball movement when we take care of the ball has been phenomenal!

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Magic P
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
The replacements refs have found a job in the NBA

pacersgroningen
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Paul and Roy, the Raptors have no ways to stop them :)

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Hibbert is playing really really well, great decision by PG to pass up the three and feed Hibbert deep instead.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:51 PM
he better stop toying and get serious then, because i don't see a big difference in quality atm

This is what "toying" looks like.

aamcguy
10-31-2012, 07:51 PM
Remember the ball movement issues we had? Remember the lack of a PG to set up our offense? Me either.

IrishPacer
10-31-2012, 07:51 PM
Hibbert is the Tower of Power.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 07:51 PM
The refs are not that bad. They are letting them play, which I like. They aren't favoring one side over the other, which is great.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:52 PM
Fields was such a crappy signing is not even funny.

Nuntius
10-31-2012, 07:54 PM
That was a bad foul by Hill.

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 07:55 PM
The refs are not that bad. They are letting them play, which I like. They aren't favoring one side over the other, which is great.

If every game was officiated like this one, I would be thrilled.

DGPR
10-31-2012, 07:55 PM
I think Paul George got the memo that he needs to step it up.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 07:56 PM
He did the Heisman!

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 07:56 PM
Good D by Tyler there.

pacersgroningen
10-31-2012, 07:58 PM
3rd time we had a turnover and 4th time we had difficulty inbounding the ball...

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 07:59 PM
Good first half on the road against a fired up team. Toronto is going to bring thier "A" game on opening night.

Steagles
10-31-2012, 08:00 PM
GERALD GREEN with the REJECTION!!!!

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 08:00 PM
Green swatted the **** out of that ball

NapTonius Monk
10-31-2012, 08:00 PM
We have some challenging matchups with this team.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Good game so far, Toronto is better than I thought.

Doddage
10-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Fields was such a crappy signing is not even funny.
So was extending DeRozan at 4/42

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Sloppy, but that isn't uncommon in the first game. The bench just needs time together, and Ian needs to play with power. Tyler may already be playing better than he did at any point last year.

docpaul
10-31-2012, 08:02 PM
Dear Lord,

Thank you for Paul George...

Thanks,
-Docpaul

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 08:02 PM
Good game so far, Toronto is better than I thought.

Indeed Bargs is lighting up west and Lowry just makes everyone better.

imawhat
10-31-2012, 08:04 PM
Paul George and Roy Hibbert look great. It's nice to see Paul play within the flow.

daschysta
10-31-2012, 08:04 PM
Everything looks great outside of turnovers. I love the ball movement (which may have something to do with the turnovers, but hopefully those will cut back)

Paul and Roy look marvelous. Paul is well on his way to 20/10, so is Roy. Paul has picked his spots, and looked good in the post, Roy just looks like a monster who deserves his max contract.

gummy
10-31-2012, 08:04 PM
Roy looks good. Remember when he had 3-5 hitches in his movements on the block? Looks smooth now. Pure hard work.

I like PG's aggressiveness.

Gotta clean up the turnovers, first and foremost. Then tighten up the D.

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 08:05 PM
Toronto has some players. Lowry, Bargnani, Calderon, and this rookie Valensomething looks good

Eleazar
10-31-2012, 08:05 PM
I liked Young, he looked like a good back-up, great for a third stringer.

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 08:06 PM
I think Paul George can average 15 pts and 7 boards per game this year if he keeps this up, George Hill already has 4 assists in the first half, last year he usually got 4 assists in the entire game

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 08:07 PM
Toronto has some players. Lowry, Bargnani, Calderon, and this rookie Valensomething looks good
yep, they are definitely in playoff contention for that 8th seed IMO

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 08:08 PM
Roy looks like an actual all-star tonight. Not like last years "all star by default" Roy. He is becoming one of the top protectors of the rim in the NBA

CreekShow
10-31-2012, 08:08 PM
Damn Big Roy with 14 and 6. Shaping up to be a great game for him. PG has been looking good as well.

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 08:08 PM
Kyle Lowry looks like a good pick up for Toronto

docpaul
10-31-2012, 08:10 PM
Would love Lowry at the 1 and Hill as a potent 6 man...

Pacergeek
10-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Kyle Lowry looks like a good pick up for Toronto

No surprise there, Lowry was great on Houston

TheDavisBrothers
10-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Our bench still can't play together, not surprising with the new/moving parts. Vogel's got to mix starters with the bench instead of all 5 bench guys

Eddie Gill
10-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Kyle Lowry looks like a good pick up for Toronto

Yep. Lowry/Calderon is a pretty good PG combo.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 08:12 PM
Kyle Lowry looks like a good pick up for Toronto

Yeah I wanted him last year.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 08:14 PM
Our bench still can't play together, not surprising with the new/moving parts. Vogel's got to mix starters with the bench instead of all 5 bench guys

Vogel needs to play the second unit more up tempo so DJ can do damage, playing the same way the 1st unit plays and feeding Mahinmi like he is Roy is not a good idea.

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 08:17 PM
Our bench still can't play together, not surprising with the new/moving parts. Vogel's got to mix starters with the bench instead of all 5 bench guys
first real game together with their main scorer starting tonight, give them time

cdash
10-31-2012, 08:17 PM
Not sure what I'm supposed to be seeing from Green, but...

He needs to learn how to play winning basketball. He's sloppy tonight, but he will get better. This is coming from a Green skeptic.

cdash
10-31-2012, 08:18 PM
Yeah I wanted him last year.

Yeah but you have wanted everyone here at one point or another.

BlueCollarColts
10-31-2012, 08:18 PM
i know off topic, but James Harden has 15 points and it is not even halftime

cdash
10-31-2012, 08:20 PM
West has been a special blend of awful tonight.

Hypnotiq
10-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Just play Tyler West has been terrible

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 08:21 PM
This announcer should be muzzled.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Yeah but you have wanted everyone here at one point or another.

No really, that's what you think but that's not true.

Pace Maker
10-31-2012, 08:22 PM
these Toronto commentators are really annoying jeez

cdash
10-31-2012, 08:23 PM
No really, that's what you think but that's not true.

There are three players on Toronto that you have clarmored for at one point or another. Lowry, Calderon, Bargnani.

Dr. Awesome
10-31-2012, 08:23 PM
We just look sloppy.

vnzla81
10-31-2012, 08:23 PM
West should buy Barniani diner tonight......