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avoidingtheclowns
12-05-2012, 06:08 PM
BAKE THE BLAZERS




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Game Time Start: 7:00 PM ET
Where: The Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Officials: M. Davis, S. Conner, S. Corbin

Media Notes: Indiana Notes (http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/pacers.pdf), Portland Notes (http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/blazers.pdf)
Television: FOX Sports Indiana / Comcast SportsNet
Radio: WFNI 1070 AM / KEX 1190 AM & 102.3 FM
NBA Feeds:
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Season Records: (W-L)




:xpacers:

http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.pnghttp://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>9-9</center>
http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Home: 4-2
West: 5-4</center>



:trailblazers:

http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.pnghttp://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>8-10</center>
http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Away: 4-7
East: 3-5</center>

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Upcoming Games:



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vs :nuggets:


at :thunder:


vs :cavaliers:


vs :76ers:




7:00pm


8:00pm


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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>STEPHENSON</center>
<center>HILL</center>



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



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<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/lamarcus_aldridge.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/nicolas_batum.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/wesley_matthews.jpg</center>
<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/damian_lillard.jpg</center>


<center>HICKSON</center>
<center>ALDRIDGE</center>
<center>BATUM</center>
<center>MATTHEWS</center>
<center>LILLARD</center>

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PACERS
Danny Granger - left knee tendinosis (out)
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BLAZERS
Victor Claver - right elbow contusion (questionable)
Elliot Williams - left Achilles tendon (out)



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Perpetually Disappointing to Trader Joe Minimally Relevant Video:



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Semi-Relevant Video:



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New Coke World Order Conspiracy of the Game:




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So why is Roy Hibbert having a less than stellar season? Slow offensive start?

HA! That's what they want you to believe.

Tonight we're going to have conclusive evidence of what I consider to be a
systematic sabotaging from within. Keep an eye on Roy Hibbert's offensive and
defensive output tonight. A poor statistical performance combined with allowing
Portland's frontcourt to have their way with the rim will obviously, unquestionably
illustrate once and for all that Roy Hibbert's so-called 'slow start' is really just
Hibbert passive-aggressively lashing out and punishing the Pacers organization
for matching Portland's contract offer last July.

Don't believe me? You can find all the information you need by Googling
"Portland + Rim Job".**

**Maybe don't actually Google that

Or take a look at the stats. No, of course, you won't find the right stats on
NBA.com. They say these stats are "false" or "unsubstantiated" or
"completely, entirely fabricated". Yeah, like that's not the first move by any
organization trying to hide a conspiracy: deny, deny, deny. But a graph exists,
so how can they deny that? Witness this statistical truth:



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As you can see, Roy has been systematically allowing points to be scored on
him by teams he wishes he could play for. It couldn't be any clearer than that,
my friends. He's been attempting to make his intentions less obvious by
making sure that at least five sections of the floor are well defended while
leaving a whopping five other areas of the floor shooting above 35.7%.

And if that wasn't enough to blow your mind, take a gander at this:



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An insane 90% of Hibbert's pouting has taken place below the blocks. It's not
entirely clear why Hibbert has been pouting less around 17 feet from the
basket. I can only assume it's meant as a diversion. This would explain why
perimeter oriented bigs (titans like Matt Bonner and Troy Murphy) haven't
faired well against Hibbert's suspect performance this year.

Have I connected enough dots for you people? Can't you see what's
going on? Am I the only one who gets it?


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Ball Don’t Lie:




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Eric Freeman: Damian Lillard is afraid of historic statues

After only a few short months of play, Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian
Lillard looks capable beyond his years. While his defense still needs work, Lillard has
shown himself to be a dynamic offensive talent and the current frontrunner for Rookie
of the Year honors. He'll be a building block for the Blazers for a long time to come.

However, Lillard has a lot of growing up to do. Like, say, not being afraid of "historic
statues." From two tweets (https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/statuses/273865124022996992) on his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/statuses/273866965028843520) (via TBJ (http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2012/11/28/damian-lillard-is-scared-of-historic-statues/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBasketballJones+%28The+Bas ketball+Jones+%28Blog%29%29)):


I like DC. I wana come back and visit the memorials even though
I'm scared of statues

People I'm only scared of historic statues. Abraham Lincoln , MLK,
etc. Had a bad experience at the wax museum lmao

Later, Lillard explained his fear to USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt (http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/11/28/blazers-rookie-damian-lillard-tripped-out-by-statues/1733309/):


He has trouble pinpointing the exact time he fretted seeing
statues and monuments but said the uneasy feeling was palpable
during a visit to a wax museum two summers ago before his
senior season at Weber State.

"The last room was Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther
King, Malcolm X, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln — all
these big-time historic people, and it looked just like them. Same
size," he said. "They had music playing in the room to set the
mood, and it just threw me off."

"Ever since then I've done. Even at Lake Oswego (near Portland),
I drive past the cemetery, and there's a statue of ***** with his
hands up. That even scared me. I don't mess with statues no more.

"It's the idea that they're from so far back, and so big in our
history. Just to see something that looks so close to them, it's
weird. It freaks me out."

Driving through D.C. Tuesday night with monuments lit up, "was
crazy. All I could think of was Abraham Lincoln getting killed,"
Lillard said.

I would really like to know which mood-setting music the wax museum played to throw
off Lillard. My guess is that it was not Paul Anka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treehouse_of_Horror_VI#Attack_of_the_50-Foot_Eyesores).

Now, it bears mentioning that Lillard is not the only young basketball player to hold on
to childhood fears or habits. LeBron James, for instance, still bites his nails, and everyone
pretty much agrees that he's now an adult winner who really understands what it takes to
be a true professional. Lillard can still succeed despite being scared that the statue at the
Jefferson Memorial will detach itself from its base and start terrorizing the nation for not
upholding...CONTINUE READING AT BALL DON'T LIE (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/derrick-rose-according-one-source-could-few-weeks-181732222--nba.html)

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Hang Time Blog:




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Fran Blinebury: Blazers Face the Aldridge Question

It’s getting late early in Portland.

Of course, the shadows can’t get much longer and the outlook much bleaker than when
you’ve become the first team all season to lose to the Wizards.

Still, these things happen. If it were a one-game pratfall, it would be easier for the Trail
Blazers to move on up the road and try to work out their frustrations on the soon-to-be-
Rondo-less Celtics.

But the trouble is that 15 games into this season, it is already beginning to look a lot like
last season. And the one before. And the one before.

“Inexcusable,” is the way guard Wesley Matthews described the loss at Washington and
nobody was really sure if he was talking about the way the Blazers shot the ball,
rebounded, defended or got off the bus.

Intolerable for their fans is the knowledge that over the past decade, the Blazers have
done more rebuilding than FEMA and still have little to show for it. They have the longest
current Western Conference drought without winning a playoff series (13 seasons and
counting) and are giving little indication that it’s about to end. Enthusiasm for new coach
Terry Stotts’ up-tempo, move-the-ball offense is leaking like air from a flat tire.

All of which quickly brings up the question of what to do with LaMarcus Aldridge?

The Blazers official stance is: nothing. That’s what general manager Neil Olshey told
Aldridge in an October meeting, asking for patience and promising that the power
forward would not be traded.

But how wise is that...CONTINUE READING AT HANG TIME (http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/11/29/blazers-face-the-aldridge-question/?ls=nbahpsplit3)

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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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Blazers
Jason Quick @jwquick (https://twitter.com/jwquick)
Ben Golliver @blazersedge (https://twitter.com/blazersedge)
Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman (https://twitter.com/BlazerFreeman)
PDX Roundball @pdxroundball (https://twitter.com/pdxroundball)


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billbradley
12-05-2012, 06:52 PM
Picked up my tickets from BLF after work, a lot of Blazer fans waiting at 5.

Phree Refill
12-05-2012, 08:05 PM
It's been 4 years, Ken Beckley. If people don't know about Indiana Members Credit Union by now they probably never will. Please go away.

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 08:09 PM
What the hell was Green doing? hahah

Phree Refill
12-05-2012, 08:13 PM
What the hell was Green doing? hahah

I said the exact same thing.

NapTonius Monk
12-05-2012, 08:14 PM
When you're 7 foot-a-million, don't you basically have to try to miss bunnies?

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:15 PM
We're commiting a lot of unforced turnovers out there.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Good cut by Lance...too bad he fumbled it.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Lance is struggling :(

NapTonius Monk
12-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Why are we such a bad shooting team?

rock747
12-05-2012, 08:20 PM
Lance hasn't started well...

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:21 PM
Good God.......Liliard is going to kill us tonight.

rock747
12-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Good God.......Liliard is going to kill us tonight.

Yeah, hopefully we can avoid ever having Augustin on him...

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:22 PM
Did PG really think that West would go up to catch a lob? :laugh:

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 08:22 PM
They look tired.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Hans :happydanc

NapTonius Monk
12-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Hibbert's offensive ineptitude is reaching almost comical proportion.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Aldridge and Roy would have been nice for Portland, plus Lilliard? damn.

rock747
12-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Ian has been really solid...

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Ian :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Wow this is slooooooppppy. We gotta play better D and not turn the ball over.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Yeah, hopefully we can avoid ever having Augustin on him...
Free Lance....don't play DJ :pray:

Derek2k3
12-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Free Lance....don't play DJ :pray:

Lance probably lost some minutes with his terrible shooting/defense early.

Team is definitely a little fatigued, don't seem to have much hop.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Our bench just got us back in the game!?!?! Whaaaaaaaaa?

Derek2k3
12-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Ian has been so good lately. Been a difference maker out there, and is so much more athletic than I thought.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Once again. Ian :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

repole
12-05-2012, 08:31 PM
This is the Ian I saw in Dallas. Not the guy who was playing like he was Johan Petro for the first 10 games.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Has GH even rested this QTR yet?

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Aha thaat was what Green was doing.

Heisenberg
12-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Hans playing like he was earlier in the year. Still can't get the jumper to fall though.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Hans shot is soooo ugly. I swear I thought he used to be able to shoot.

Derek2k3
12-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Has GH even rested this QTR yet?

The past 2 or 3 games, Vogel has ran him the entire quarter. Similar to what he did with Danny.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Free Lance, Free Mahinmi, Free Ben, Free OJ, Free Pendergraph, Free Michael Vick .... oh wait..

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:35 PM
The past 2 or 3 games, Vogel has ran him the entire quarter. Similar to what he did with Danny.
That's not good.....that's very bad.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:35 PM
I expect the Pacers to blow this team out, let's see.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:35 PM
Kobe Green ......

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Ian :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Too many free shots at the rim.

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:38 PM
DJ Augustine could potentially be the worst NBA defender I have ever seen.

Heisenberg
12-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Hans has to be top 10 in free throw rate

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:38 PM
MANSBROUGH!

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Tyler is back.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Tyler :happydanc

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:39 PM
Why doesn't our bench always press. It's such an advantage for our D.

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:39 PM
DJ Augustine could potentially be the worst NBA defender I have ever seen.

I'll learn to spell his name right when he learns how to defend...

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 08:41 PM
Why doesn't our bench always press. It's such an advantage for our D.

It is about the only defense DJ is good at too.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:42 PM
damn I forgot that Portland drafted Smith, I like him in college.

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm wondering how much not having Collison is going to hurt us in the playoffs. I wasn't as concerned about the loss as most people were, but watching Augustin on defense makes me think he alone will lose us games in the playoffs - even if he only plays 10 minutes.

Heisenberg
12-05-2012, 08:42 PM
everybody see Carlisle with a full head of hair?

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:43 PM
I'll learn to spell his name right when he learns how to defend...

Don't worry, our chapter's grammar nazi is not currently present. I like to spell it DJ Cantshootorplaydefense

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Nice pass, DJ. Horrible miss before, though :-p

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:45 PM
How does a PG not know the SHOT CLOCK? Damn!

repole
12-05-2012, 08:46 PM
Ben Hansbrough has as many assists this year as Tyler.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:47 PM
I was pretty excited to get DJ in the off-season. Now he might be my least fav. Pacer of all time.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Hans :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:49 PM
That's 3 straight posessions DJ's D killed us. Dude is making my blood pressure rise.

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Ben Hansbrough has as many assists this year as Tyler.

Oh wow, you are serious. 0_0

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:50 PM
That's 3 straight posessions DJ's D killed us. Dude is making my blood pressure rise.

We can't afford to have him play in the playoffs...

Dr. Awesome
12-05-2012, 08:52 PM
Roy Hibberts offense is about as good as DJ Augustins defense.

clownskull
12-05-2012, 08:52 PM
That's 3 straight posessions DJ's D killed us. Dude is making my blood pressure rise.

yeah- dj is horrible. i thought he would be a solid help off the bench- but he has hurt the team far, far more than he has helped this year.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:52 PM
This rookie point guard is amazing.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Ben Hansbrough has as many assists this year as Tyler.

It's not for lack of trying though, I've seen him making some passes and his teammates just miss.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:55 PM
I like the timeout philosophy of the Blazers coach. Much better than Vogels. He has effectively stopped 2 runs of ours so far, this could make 3.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:55 PM
This rookie point guard is amazing.

I was praying we could somehow get him after seeing that ridiculous workout video.

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
DJ Augustine could potentially be the worst NBA defender I have ever seen.

Potentially :) that is very kind.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
This rookie point guard is amazing.

Agreed. Lillard is just awesome.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Stephenson is a decent rebounder for a Guard.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 08:57 PM
love love LOVE Lance's rebounding

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Hill :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

CableKC
12-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Good ball movement

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 08:59 PM
OK, I have figured it out. I hope Roy and Frank do as well. If Roy goes quickly, he usually scores. When he holds it. looks around, "goes to work", he is awful. Pretty simple really

CableKC
12-05-2012, 09:00 PM
That was some good shot creating by Lance.....drive to the hoop....Hibbert clears out and Lance passes to him....too bad Hibbert wasnt ready for it.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:00 PM
Aldridge is not a good matchup for West.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Everytime that Lance drives to the hoop....he's gonna pass the ball out....everyone should be ready to shoot the ball in those cases.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:01 PM
I like the hybrid zone/man D we have been running, I just hope it doesn't hurt our rebounding.

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 09:04 PM
I like the hybrid zone/man D we have been running, I just hope it doesn't hurt our rebounding.

no that would currently be West moving at snails pace

GeniusJMG
12-05-2012, 09:07 PM
I think Hansbrough plays better when he gets more minutes. I think we need to split time between him and West,

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:07 PM
no that would currently be West moving at snails pace

Looks to me like hibs staying n the paint, the others roaming

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 09:08 PM
I think Hansbrough plays better when he gets more minutes. I think we need to split time between him and West,

You just mean for tonight right? Tyler cannot shoot the ball. Plays like a runaway train and brings lots of energy but shoots it like a rock. Not good if you like to play pick and pop with Hill.

CableKC
12-05-2012, 09:09 PM
I think Hansbrough plays better when he gets more minutes. I think we need to split time between him and West,
No way.....West, Mahinmi or Hibbert should not sacrifice any minutes for Hansbrough until he can consistently produce.

repole
12-05-2012, 09:12 PM
It's not for lack of trying though, I've seen him making some passes and his teammates just miss.

eh I'd argue it's for a lack of trying. Don't get me wrong, Tyler's bull in a china shop attitude is part of what makes him a good basketball player, but there are a lot of times where he's in a crowd of 3 guys and goes up with it instead of kicking out to an open shooter.

Derek2k3
12-05-2012, 09:13 PM
No way.....West, Mahinmi or Hibbert should not sacrifice any minutes for Hansbrough until he can consistently produce.

...which he's only ever done when he got significant minutes. I'm not advocating more minutes, just saying that the guy has shown he plays better when he plays more.

At some point you have to decide if you're planning to invest in him or not. And that means minutes.

Derek2k3
12-05-2012, 09:14 PM
eh I'd argue it's for a lack of trying. Don't get me wrong, Tyler's bull in a china shop attitude is part of what makes him a good basketball player, but there are a lot of times where he's in a crowd of 3 guys and goes up with it instead of kicking out to an open shooter.

Hence, he leads the team in FTA. If Roy would go strong like that, he'd get more FTA's too.

Anthem
12-05-2012, 09:19 PM
Nice feature on Stephenson there.

Cousy47
12-05-2012, 09:20 PM
If Roy went to the basket as hard a Tyler, he would be scoring 20ppg. Roy is a good FT shooter for a big man and could really up his production with some hard moves to the basket.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Hibbert got lucky there that was a foul.

eric1516
12-05-2012, 09:22 PM
The biggest indicator of Hibbert coming into his form for the season: smiling. I've noticed he's been smiling while playing the past couple of games.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:23 PM
I feel like we are playing against Carlisle.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:25 PM
Nice feature on Stephenson there.

Free Lance?

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:27 PM
Great D West.....

Anthem
12-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Nice pass, Lance!

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Damn it's dead in here. We need to get the ball to West some more, he is 5-6.

BlueCollarColts
12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Paul George had a great drive there

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Great run. Keep it up :)

BlueCollarColts
12-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Make that two great drive by PG there

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Damn

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Back court violation DJ he got lucky there :laugh:

DGPR
12-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Is Paul George blossoming before our eyes?

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Back court violation DJ he got lucky there :laugh:

It's where the ball is, not his feet.

Pingu
12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
I really like what I'm seeing from PG.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
That other rookie from Portland sucks balls lol

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
Nice run in the third! keep it up guys!

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
Look what happens when you take care of the ball!

Pingu
12-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Hey, I found a worse sub than DJ! That Barton guy on the Blazers.

BlueCollarColts
12-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Am I the only one who feels like PG is turning into that star

Anthem
12-05-2012, 09:42 PM
3 Pacers starters with 3 assists.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:42 PM
Am I the only one who feels like PG is turning into that star

Don't start with that.

LucasRL13
12-05-2012, 09:42 PM
This is the new Paul George??
Drive to the basket? 1 on 1? hum.....

rock747
12-05-2012, 09:43 PM
Paul George is breaking out....?

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Am I the only one who feels like PG is turning into that star

Yes, but I have felt that way a few times before and got burned.

cgg
12-05-2012, 09:44 PM
It's that #24 guy again.

rock747
12-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Augustin... can we try hansbrough yet?

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Great block, Ian :)

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:46 PM
Mahinmi does something good and then screws it up.

Anthem
12-05-2012, 09:46 PM
As soon as Mahinmi turned and faced up, I said "He's gonna put it on the floor and get stripped."

Pingu
12-05-2012, 09:46 PM
So, does anybody still think Ian isn't an upgrade over Amundson?

edit: Wrote this after his block but before his turnover!

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Aside from that TO, Ian has been playing well on both sides. Nice, really.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:49 PM
Good shot, ugly offense.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:49 PM
Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

It was not a good offensive play but I'll take the 3.

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 09:49 PM
Nice, the bench has been great offensively so far.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Mahinmi with his inner Nate Robinson......

Pingu
12-05-2012, 09:50 PM
C'mon Ian! Stop throwing it away.

rock747
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Just letting portland right back in it...

Magic P
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Vogel won't call a to until the blazers take the lead

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Meh, we cannot afford to relax here, guys.

Don't let them come back in it :(

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
And here comes the turnovers. ****

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Wow what was that Hill?

repole
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm probably the only one who's noticed, but Green's defense looks much better tonight than it has most of the season. Much higher energy level. Outside of the mediocre shooting, this is much closer to the Green I saw last year in NJ.

rock747
12-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Pacers cannot hold leads well...

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Yep Mahinmi is good for few minutes.

rock747
12-05-2012, 09:53 PM
WOW

MiaDragon
12-05-2012, 09:54 PM
17-3 run WTF Frank.

TMJ31
12-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Come on guys. Quit this turnover crap.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Come on Vogel let's call some Iso's do it.....

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 09:54 PM
17-3 run and no timeout. WTF Vogel

BlueCollarColts
12-05-2012, 09:54 PM
Gerald Green hitting some big shots

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
We needed that basket, Green. Thanks.

Now, please play more focused, guys. Close it out.

Leggoooooooooooooooooooo :happydanc

repole
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Blazers pressuring the ball a lot here, probably starting to realize this roster isn't full of quality ball handlers.

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Man, stop with those turnovers please.

BlueCollarColts
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Put Paul George back in and iso him

TMJ31
12-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Thank God for Green hitting forced difficult shots... Or we're losing right now.

Sookie
12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
17-3 run and no timeout. WTF Vogel

I've got a feeling that's from Shaw, to be honest.

I'm not sure if I agree with the philosophy. But Phil Jackson (Geno Auriemma does it too) was pretty much known for not calling a timeout unless absolutely necessary during the regular season. The idea being that it's better for the team to try and figure it out themselves. Even if it costs the team occasionally.

Granted, Geno and Phil could always afford to take that risk. Seeing as they were pretty much always challenging for a championship. But perhaps it's a good philosophy for a young team still learning. Debatable regardless.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
I don't like that Green is still out there, he likes to make stupid mistakes and the end of games.

Cousy47
12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
I think Mahinmi sees the ghost of Dirk in the front row. He throws that invisible guy a pass almost every game.

LuckSwagger
12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
Blazers have scored on every possession this quarter.

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 09:59 PM
Good job, Hill :)

rock747
12-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Green has played well... but I don't want Frank to keep him in at the end of this game...

Pingu
12-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Lillard carried the ball just before that Roy foul...

repole
12-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Green has played well... but I don't want Frank to keep him in at the end of this game...

I'd probably make sure he's not in for the last defensive possession :)

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 10:01 PM
The G2 connection :)

TMJ31
12-05-2012, 10:01 PM
That was the best defensive sequence I've ever seen Gerald Green play!

repole
12-05-2012, 10:03 PM
That was the best defensive sequence I've ever seen Gerald Green play!

Probably not a good sign when it started with falling for a pump fake...

He's done a nice job on that end tonight though, most energy I've seen him play with since last season. Couple blocked shots too.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:04 PM
I have no idea how West let's guys to get a rebound over him, I know he can't jump but damn.

Saras
12-05-2012, 10:05 PM
I have no idea how West let's guys to get a rebound over him, I know he can't jump but damn.

Ye damn West didnt got that offensive rebound, lets rebuild.

LoneGranger33
12-05-2012, 10:06 PM
We need to do something about that backup point guard position, and George Hill has to do a better job of keeping Lillard in front of him.

TMJ31
12-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Probably not a good sign when it started with falling for a pump fake...

He's done a nice job on that end tonight though, most energy I've seen him play with since last season. Couple blocked shots too.

He recovered several times, it was just great effort in my opinion.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 10:07 PM
Why does Vogel hate Lance?

rock747
12-05-2012, 10:07 PM
ha. man, David West is clutch.

repole
12-05-2012, 10:07 PM
Would prefer Lance (or Green) to Young here. Blazers don't have a ton offensively on the wings, and when it comes to offense, Young isn't my first choice.

TMJ31
12-05-2012, 10:08 PM
David... Being a man out there. Wow.

rock747
12-05-2012, 10:08 PM
We need to do something about that backup point guard position, and George Hill has to do a better job of keeping Lillard in front of him.

I would think there has to be a backup PG out there somewhere that could give us better production than Augustin...

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:09 PM
I have no idea why Young is there.

repole
12-05-2012, 10:09 PM
I would think there has to be a backup PG out there somewhere that could give us better production than Augustin...

Unsure how a guy goes from borderline solid starter to completely useless this fast.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:09 PM
I wonder what play calls is Frank going to call now......

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Why does Vogel hate Lance?

No joke. Why the hell is Young in this game. Lance would have had that last rebound. Sam didn't even know where it was.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Green is back in? meh

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Sam, leave my feet on every eyebrow fake, Young. Just jacked a 3 with a 6 pt. lead. FRANK DAMMIT!!! WTH is the matter with you???

NapTonius Monk
12-05-2012, 10:11 PM
No joke. Why the hell is Young in this game. Lance would have had that last rebound. Sam didn't even know where it was.
I'm sure Portland is more than content to let Sam Young have the ball in his hands to determine the game.

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Dumbest team on earth.
Jacking up 3's.
Why???
That's OK. Leave Lance on the bench you idiot.

rock747
12-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Pacers always have to make it interesting...

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 10:13 PM
WTF with those 3pt attempts?

Pingu
12-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Ran the same play twice, with West passing up a FT line jumper for 3s by Young and Green. Play call makes no ****ing sense to me. We're up 5 for god's sake!

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Sam, leave my feet on every eyebrow fake, Young. Just jacked a 3 with a 6 pt. lead. FRANK DAMMIT!!! WTH is the matter with you???

He loves the guy for some reason, I think he remembers that one good game by him few games ago.

Anthem
12-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Ok, we've seen Green and we've seen Young. Can we see Lance?

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 10:14 PM
I have no idea why we didn't go for a timeout there. Or attempt to go for a 2-for-1 since we didn't want to take the timeout.

Anthem
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
30 seconds left, with the ball, up by 5. That's a sure win, right?

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
WTF with those 3pt attempts?

Well that last one was George having to jack something up because of the shot clock. The Green shot was a good shot. Young was stupid.

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Game over, I expect it to be a blowout by the Pacers but oh well.

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Ok, we've seen Green and we've seen Young. Can we see Lance?

Makes you wonder if the coaches actually watch the games. Or talk. Or discuss.

repole
12-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Ran the same play twice, with West passing up a FT line jumper for 3s by Young and Green. Play call makes no ****ing sense to me. We're up 5 for god's sake!

Meh, Green's was a wide open corner 3. Good look, just didn't hit it.

Young's was wide open too, but he's an awful shooter, so he shouldn't be in that position to begin with.

HickeyS2000
12-05-2012, 10:16 PM
He loves the guy for some reason, I think he remembers that one good game by him few games ago.

It's cause he is SMASHMOUTH

vnzla81
12-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Vogel is calling a play :lol: come on Frank :laugh:

Nuntius
12-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Game over, I expect it to be a blowout by the Pacers but oh well.

We don't have enough offense yet to blow teams out. I'm just glad that we pulled this out :)

15th parallel
12-05-2012, 10:19 PM
It's over...back to above 0.500!

Eleazar
12-05-2012, 10:19 PM
I've got a feeling that's from Shaw, to be honest.

I'm not sure if I agree with the philosophy. But Phil Jackson (Geno Auriemma does it too) was pretty much known for not calling a timeout unless absolutely necessary during the regular season. The idea being that it's better for the team to try and figure it out themselves. Even if it costs the team occasionally.

Granted, Geno and Phil could always afford to take that risk. Seeing as they were pretty much always challenging for a championship. But perhaps it's a good philosophy for a young team still learning. Debatable regardless.

I agree with the strategy.

greyhound80
12-05-2012, 10:19 PM
Over .500 !!! I'll be there on Friday

xIndyFan
12-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Ok, we've seen Green and we've seen Young. Can we see Lance?

Lance is hurt.

Coopdog23
12-06-2012, 09:08 AM
Another solid game on both sides of the ball for the Pacers