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avoidingtheclowns
02-26-2013, 04:38 PM
RAJAH NIGHT AT THE FIELDHOUSE



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Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
Where: The Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Officials: R. Garretson, D. Collins, V. Palmer

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




:xpacers:

http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.pnghttp://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>35-21</center>
http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Home: 23-5
West: 12-9</center>



:warriors:

http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.pnghttp://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>33-23</center>
http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Away: 15-16
East: 15-5</center>

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Upcoming Games:



<center>Feb 28</center>
<center>Mar 01</center>
<center>Mar 03</center>
<center>Mar 06</center>



vs :clippers:


at :raptors:


vs :bulls:


vs :celtics:




7:00pm


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



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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/GSW_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>http://www.nba.com/media/playerfile/stephen_curry.jpg</center>


<center>BIEDRINS</center>
<center>LEE</center>
<center>BARNES</center>
<center>THOMPSON</center>
<center>CURRY</center>

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PACERS
Danny Granger - sore left knee (day-to-day)
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WARRIORS
Andrew Bogut - back spasms (out)
Brandon Rush - torn ACL and MCL, left knee (out)



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Perpetually Disappointing Trader Joe Minimally Relevant Video:



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Semi-Relevant Video:



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Eight Points Nine Seconds:




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Tim Donahue: Pacers Think Danny Granger’s Return Will Be Seamless

While the whole world speculates whether Danny Granger’s return will slow down the
juggernaut that is the Indiana Pacers, at least one person has no concerns. The team’s
leader doesn’t think there is any chance that the return of the team’s captain will disrupt
anything — either chemistry-wise or on the court.

“Danny’s going to help us,” said David West. “He’s been with the team dealing with his
injury. He’s been around us. It’s not like we’ve forgotten how he plays. He been around.
He’s been in the locker room. He’s been on the road with us.”

Some fans and media members thought the Pacers should have added a player —
perhaps a shooter like J.J. Redick — at the trade deadline. But the team believes that
its biggest “acquisition” will be simply getting Granger back on the floor.

“What Danny Granger brings to the table is everything we could possibly hope to acquire
at the trade deadline,” said coach Frank Vogel. “Hopefully, he gets back pretty quickly
and returns to his form. If he does, it’s really going to give us a big boost.”

West agrees. “There’s just nothing we can add that’s going to be better than getting
Danny Granger back,” said West. “Six-nine, 235-pound, 20-point-a-game scorer. A
matchup problem for these teams that just aren’t going to be able to deal with our size.
Our tempo. Our ability to guard one through five. There’s nothing that we can add that’s
going to be better than what Danny’s going to bring.”

West went on to explain the other factors that Granger will bring to the team. ”He’s
going to add to what we’re doing on both ends,” said West. “His size. His basketball IQ.
His ability. He’s going to open the floor up, because you can’t help [off of him]. He’s
just going to make everybody better. He’s going to make our team better.”

“I Hope It Doesn’t Change Much”

Then again, change always comes with some uncertainty. Granger returns to a team
with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. In Detroit tonight, he’ll get his
first minutes as the Pacers are coming off back-to-back 30-point victories. Somebody,
somewhere, is saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Many of the gains made by this team were made possible by Danny’s absence.

That is not to say that Granger held this team down. Far from it. Rather, Indiana’s
success has been spurred on by forcing the organization and its players to respond to
loss of Danny over the course of the last four months.

And there has been no more shining gain than the emergence of Paul George, who
recently notched his first career triple double and made his first All-Star appearance.
Many are worried about how Granger’s return will affect him. Even Paul himself
sounded a little worried, when Pacers.com’s Mark Montieth asked him.

How much will George’s role change? “I hope not much,” he said. “I really hope not
much. That’s the most I can say, I hope it doesn’t change much.”

But, worry isn’t always generated internally. These players — especially Paul — have
been asked ad nauseam if they thought Danny’s return might cause problems. The
constant questioning on the subject — which I have both observed and been a willing
participant in — led me to have this exchange with David West.

Me: Is it to fair to say that when we — collectively in the media — ask the question,
“Are you worried about Danny?” that we are inserting the worry?

West (laughing & nodding): ”I think so.”

Beyond that, there are fears about what injecting Granger’s presence into a group
that has seemingly finally gotten comfortable with each other and with a new persona.

“I think we’ve kind of found an identity that we can play at,” Paul George said Friday
night. “We can wrap our hands around the style of play we’ve been playing at lately.
Getting up and down the court, pushing the tempo and trying to find things early.”

The defense has always been there for this team — they are still on pace to be
statistically the best defensive squad in the franchise’s NBA history — but the offense
has been, well, ugly. However, it has been turning around (rising 4.8 points per 100
possessions since December 31), and tempo has been a factor.

Danny’s return will have at least some affect on that, as much of the tempo comes not
from the point guards in Vogel’s offense, but from the wings — specifically, the
shooting guards. Lance Stephenson has been described by Coach Vogel as “our best
push guy,” and all Pacer observers can close their eyes and immediately see
Stephenson getting the ball and changing ends as quickly as he possibly can.

However, it’s not just...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s (http://www.eightpointsnineseconds.com/2013/02/chemistry-and-a-common-goal-why-the-pacers-think-danny-grangers-return-will-make-them-better/)


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Warriors World:




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J.M. Poulard: State of the Warriors

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the NBA’s modicum for patient, earned, and seemingly
sustainable success. Just three years removed from a 3-29 start and in-season coaching
change, OKC was a Finals participant last season in a closer-than-it-looked five game
series. The trade of James Harden not withstanding, they boast a young, versatile roster
with two bonafide superstars, a near All-Star big man that’s only getting better, and solid
ancillary parts that play their roles to perfection. They’ve got a model lockerroom culture
and maybe the league’s most passionate fanbase, too.

After going through a six-game losing streak that looked as though it would never end,
the Golden State Warriors (33-23) finally bounced back and won three games in a row.

The Warriors still have concerns at present time given Andrew Bogut’s issues with a disk
protrusion in his back, but the string of victories have allowed the Dubs faithful to breath
a sigh of relief.

Also, it’s worth noting that one of those victories came against a San Antonio Spurs team
that owns the best record in the NBA at this point in the season, which probably served
as a huge confidence boost for a team leaving home for about a week or so.

Indeed, the Warriors will start a four-game eastern road trip tonight that will see them
face some tough opposition in the Indiana Pacers (35-21), New York Knicks (33-20),
Boston Celtics (30-27) and Philadelphia 76ers (22-32).

The road trip will essentially be the start of the final portion of the schedule for a Golden
State team poised to make a run at a postseason berth. What does the remainder of the
NBA season have in store for the Dubs though?

A quick peek:



Games left: 26
Home games left: 16
Road games left: 10
Games versus opponents with .500 record or better: 11
Games versus opponents with sub-.500 record: 15



In addition, let’s look at the games on the calendar that the Golden State Warriors have
to play against the league’s elite (at least third best record in any conference):



February 26th: at Indiana Pacers
February 27th: at New York Knicks
March 11th: New York Knicks
March 20th: at San Antonio Spurs
April 11th: Oklahoma City Thunder
April 15th: San Antonio Spurs (potential Poppovich rests starters)



One last quick tidbit, although the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t an elite team at this
juncture, they have owned the Warriors in the past two seasons and the Dubs still get
them two more times before the end of the regular season.

So what does this...CONTINUE READING AT WARRIORS WORLD (http://www.warriorsworld.net/2013/02/26/state-of-the-warriors/)

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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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Warriors
Tim Kawakami @timkawakami (https://twitter.com/timkawakami)
Marcus Thompson @gswscribe (https://twitter.com/gswscribe)
J.M. Poulard @ShyneIV (https://twitter.com/ShyneIV)
Golden State of Mind @unstoppablebaby (https://twitter.com/unstoppablebaby)


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boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 04:51 PM
Violet Palmer. :swear:

billbradley
02-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Sonic Truth.

If we win these next two, I won't be able to temper my expectations much longer...

CableKC
02-26-2013, 05:24 PM
Minor question...but is Biedrins the confirmed Starting Center? I am guessing that it will be Festus Ezili with Biedrins as the towel boy managing the Gatorade stand.

DJVendetta
02-26-2013, 05:24 PM
Damn it, I'm going to struggle to watch this game and the Hoosier game tonight. I'm so excited to see Danny play since I had to miss the pistons game.

CableKC
02-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Damn it, I'm going to struggle to watch this game and the Hoosier game tonight. I'm so excited to see Danny play since I had to miss the pistons game.
I'd just tape the Pacers game. Other than seeing the spectacle of Danny returning...I am going to guess that we will see more of what we saw on Saturday....Granger missing a lot of shots as he gets into game form.

Hicks
02-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Tape the Hoosier game.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Minor question...but is Biedrins the confirmed Starting Center? I am guessing that it will be Festus Ezili with Biedrins as the towel boy managing the Gatorade stand.

According to the Warriors forum at ProSportsDaily, he is the confirmed starting Center.

CableKC
02-26-2013, 05:44 PM
According to the Warriors forum at ProSportsDaily, he is the confirmed starting Center.
Yeah...you're right...Biedrins is listed as the Probable Starter on the Pacers/Warriors Game Preview on the Warriors Website.

I'm surprised...cuz Biedrins seriously sucks and I thought that Mark Jackson preferred to go with Festus Ezili.

avoidingtheclowns
02-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Minor question...but is Biedrins the confirmed Starting Center? I am guessing that it will be Festus Ezili with Biedrins as the towel boy managing the Gatorade stand.

Andris is listed as starting center on the Warriors media notes (http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/warriors.pdf). Media notes are compiled by (unsurprisingly) media relations folks and almost always based upon the starting lineup from the previous game. It's not necessarily what Mark Jackson has decided for tonight, so obviously things can change. But for our purposes, it's what I typically base the lineups on for the threads.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Yeah...you're right...Biedrins is listed as the Probable Starter on the Pacers/Warriors Game Preview on the Warriors Website.

I'm surprised...cuz Biedrins seriously sucks and I thought that Mark Jackson preferred to go with Festus Ezili.

Ezeli is decent and he has started 38 games so far but he is still very raw and doesn't get too many minutes. He is getting 14.6 MPG and averaging 2.5 PPG, 3.6 RPG and 0.9 BPG. He is actually shooting worse than Roy as well (41.6%). Plus, he still average 1 turnover per game and 2.2 fouls per game despite not playing big minutes.

He is a good defender and he will develop into a nice role player (or emergency starter) but his per 36 numbers are not really good for a Center playing limited minutes.

In any case, most of this is moot. No matter who starts at C for the Warriors, they close out the game with Lee at C as they tend to go small with a Jack - Curry backcourt.

cgg
02-26-2013, 05:55 PM
Damn it, I'm going to struggle to watch this game and the Hoosier game tonight. I'm so excited to see Danny play since I had to miss the pistons game.

Watch the Pacers or you might miss Danny going off for a season high.

CableKC
02-26-2013, 05:56 PM
Watch the Pacers or you might miss Danny going off for a season high.
Yeah....Granger's season high is 2 points for this season....so, yeah....not too hard to break that :lol:

Pacergeek
02-26-2013, 06:09 PM
Just by looking at the matchups, we need Paul to abuse Barnes. Stephenson vs Thompson is also an interesting matchup, but we have seen Lance struggle sticking with strong perimeter players. If Hill can get us 10-12 pts at the PG spot, we should be in good shape

CreekShow
02-26-2013, 06:40 PM
Pumped to be going tonight. Ready to see Danny back @ hone and hopefully get a W against a really tough team. Pretty excited to see Harrison Barnes play live for the first time. Unfortunate for him hes going to leave in a bad mood tho.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 07:20 PM
How many times will Violet Palmer yawn during the game tonight?

God she is terrible.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 07:35 PM
How many times will Violet Palmer yawn during the game tonight?

God she is terrible.

About the same times we'll roll our eyes at her. Many.

The Big Smooth
02-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Yeah....Granger's season high is 2 points for this season....so, yeah....not too hard to break that :lol:

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mattie
02-26-2013, 07:51 PM
My thoughts on the evening: Who gives a **** about IU.

Go Pacers!!!

Pace Maker
02-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Excited for this game.

Danny usually lights up Golden State IIRC, but I guess back then everybody did lol

mattie
02-26-2013, 07:54 PM
Don't forget to kick the ball Hill...

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 07:57 PM
I'm a pussy cat on price

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
Dan Dakich says go to StoopsBuick

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:05 PM
Never leave Curry.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Lance :happydanc

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Nice pass, Hibby.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Hill didn't show up today.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Bad decision by Hill there.

idioteque
02-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Need to slow it down and not let them dictate the pace.

joew8302
02-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Yikes, looks like Curry could go for 50 the way he is shooting.

Mr_Smith
02-26-2013, 08:09 PM
Violet plamer....****

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:10 PM
I can totally see West randomly waking up in the middle of the night, eyes wide open, yelling "Ooooh and 1".

And then dropping asleep again as if nothing happened.

ApNeDtRiEeW
02-26-2013, 08:10 PM
I just had to get on here to say how impressive that move by lance was.

TMJ31
02-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Man is Steph Curry's J pure.

Hope we can get him off his shot.

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Bad decision by Hill there.

He somehow cornered himself in a tight position with no reason.
Hibbert has been blocked twice by Biedrins already.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Yikes, looks like Curry could go for 50 the way he is being defended.

.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:12 PM
PG :happydanc

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:13 PM
PG :happydanc

Should be a running back with that stiff arm.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:13 PM
Lol at that, it was a blatant offensive foul :)

But what a dunk. Paul is definitely finishing at the rim, no more layups like last year or earlier in the season. That's confidence right there.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Roy :happydanc

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:14 PM
Christ, get back on D. Inexcusable.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Steph Curry must be contagious. Nice shooting by Hill.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Hill :happydanc

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Hill's teardrop is so sweet :D

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:17 PM
They pissed off Hill, he's playing with a purpose :)

TMJ31
02-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Hill didn't show up today.

Just a few minutes late.

Foul on Smits
02-26-2013, 08:18 PM
GEORGIE!~

idioteque
02-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Hill is as good if not better than Avery Bradley and all those other hyped combo guards.

Pace Maker
02-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Fun game so far. Not sure I like the pace so much though, I don't think our offense will be able to keep up for very long.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:19 PM
Just a few minutes late.

Bad weather.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:20 PM
PG :happydanc

Danny is in :D

Foul on Smits
02-26-2013, 08:21 PM
GEORGIE HILL!

DGPR
02-26-2013, 08:21 PM
George Hill is on fire!

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:21 PM
Damn, Hill is on fire :happydanc

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Hill is nba-jam-ball on fire

You can see when he gets up to play a star to prove his value, I like his competitive mind

LucasRL13
02-26-2013, 08:22 PM
Smells like a triple double day to George

Foul on Smits
02-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Who pissed in George Hill's Wheaties? Steph Curry did.

LG33
02-26-2013, 08:23 PM
George Hill must have taken Curry's scoring personally.

TMJ31
02-26-2013, 08:24 PM
Wow, great block from PG!

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:25 PM
Damn, that Danny shot was nowhere close :(

Pace Maker
02-26-2013, 08:25 PM
lmao at Danny's jumpshot. Reminded me of Pendergraph's a few months ago.

Nice block by PG

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 08:25 PM
Oh Danny. :laugh:

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:26 PM
George Hill must have taken Curry's scoring personally.

He usually does when someone scores on him

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:26 PM
Hill being on fire is an understatement. Frenzy pace so far in the game,expect it to slow down in the second quarter.
Danny with that brick at the end. Ouch. He needs time.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Hill is nba-jam-ball on fire

You can see when he gets up to play a star to prove his value, I like his competitive mind

Damn, I only just now noticed that you changed your avatar :-p

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 08:28 PM
Why would you take Hill out?

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:30 PM
Dumb foul, OJ.

Magic P
02-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Why would you take Hill out?

Do you want to see Curry torch Augustine?

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Bad foul here :/

LG33
02-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Why would you take Hill out?

He played the whole quarter, plus D.J. ain't gonna guard Curry.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:31 PM
Damn, I only just now noticed that you changed your avatar :-p

Yeah I did it about half an hour ago, so you were pretty fast to spot it actually :D

Hill's look was just priceless, had to be avatar-ed

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:33 PM
Damn, Danny.

Foul on Smits
02-26-2013, 08:34 PM
get this man a layup

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:35 PM
I wish I had 2 more hands so I could give this bench 4 thumbs down.

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Stop running plays for Danny for a while and get OJ in the mix.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Damn, I hope that Danny doesn't get too down on those two misses.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:37 PM
Nice drive, Danny :D

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:38 PM
We are just forcing it to Danny and it's why we're losing.

Doddage
02-26-2013, 08:39 PM
This Golden State team is so frustrating.

Foul on Smits
02-26-2013, 08:39 PM
There has been nothing good about Augustine tonight

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:39 PM
Danny had DJ wide open for a 3 but took it against 2 defenders...

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:40 PM
We're forcing it to Danny way too much, everyone wants to set him up to score but we should let the game come to him...not force it

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:42 PM
I like that Danny is willing to drive through contact :)

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:43 PM
West :happydanc

cgg
02-26-2013, 08:43 PM
DANNY GRANGER SEASON HIGH!

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:43 PM
Waste of a 3 on 1, but I'll take the foul shots

Pace Maker
02-26-2013, 08:43 PM
Glad we got the lead back, but I'm telling you a 3 on 1 with Paul George should be a highlight, not the 2 Free Throws DJ Augustin limits it to :x

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:44 PM
Look how Denver finishes a fast break and look how we do. We simply suck at it even if we are 3vs1 or 4vs1. Arghhhhhhh!

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:44 PM
This match really is a game of runs ;)

LucasRL13
02-26-2013, 08:44 PM
COME ON DJJJJ
Throw a alley oop to George in that fastbreak

Gold
02-26-2013, 08:45 PM
Forget some of you guys. lol. I'm glad the team is trying to get Danny going. What are they supposed to do? freeze him out? The faster we can get him going this season, the better.

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:46 PM
We don't threaten at all in the fast break and the opponents know what to expect.

LG33
02-26-2013, 08:48 PM
David West has been fouled on every possession according to David West.

Coopdog23
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Danny is really playing well. He is attacking real well

LG33
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Nice read by Hill there.

DGPR
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Very nice activity!!

Coopdog23
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Hill just owned Barnes with that spin

Ace E.Anderson
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
Danny's ability to get to the FT line is still there.

I like that the team is looking to get him going

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:51 PM
The G2 Zone :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 08:51 PM
8 steals for the Pacers already. Great job guys. Keep it up.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:51 PM
Great move by Hill, and he didn't travel (which is what happens 90% of the time on that spin move, even if they don't call it)

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:52 PM
We don't threaten at all in the fast break and the opponents know what to expect.

With our passing, we don't. But we do threaten in 1-on-1 breaks :-p

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:53 PM
I have to say that our defense is really fun :D

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:54 PM
Lance and Roy :happydanc

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 08:55 PM
Violet Palmer is such a moron.

Doddage
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Ouch, hope Hill's ankles are all right.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
RIP George Hill's ankles.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Lol, nice tackle technique, I hear the Colts look for a corner :D

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Embarrassing for Hill

Pace Maker
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
George Hill is such a nice guy. Fell on purpose to divert everybody's attention from Hibbert's woeful finish attempt

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Damn, Curry :-o

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:57 PM
We let them dictate the pace too much.

LG33
02-26-2013, 08:58 PM
Is it just me, or are the Warriors bench players leaving the bench area on the regular?

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 08:59 PM
There is no excuse for this game being this close.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 09:00 PM
Horrible way to end the half for the Pacers

Marlin
02-26-2013, 09:01 PM
Smart of them to move into a zone to defend the final shot. I'm a big supporter of this, can't understand why no team seems to do it

It completely messes with the attackers' mind AND scheme

greyhound80
02-26-2013, 09:04 PM
There is no excuse for this game being this close.

You are exactly right. Turnovers and throwing it to Roy are killing us

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 09:04 PM
With our passing, we don't. But we do threaten in 1-on-1 breaks :-p

Doesn't help what you say cause most of our fast breaks has to involve passing despite outnumbering the opponent. It's crazy and frustrating and keeps happening over and over again.

We let them come back in the game way too easily and fast. Hope for the second half to somehow stop Curry. Sad to see the turnover machine is on again.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Dan Dakich says DVR the Pacers game and turn it to ESPN to hear him blab during the IU game

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Well, the end of the half found us in the wrong end of the run. The Warriors are able to score in bunches really quickly.

The second half will be a challenge :)

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:07 PM
Curry is such a stud. I don't know why more people don't put him in their elite point guard lists. He's just awesome at basketball. And I don't think he necessarily played bad defense on Hill either. I think as a whole GS doesn't play the greatest team defense...

Gold
02-26-2013, 09:07 PM
Meh. The amount of turnovers hasn't been too bad, but they have been untimely and the warriors are a team that capitalizes well off of turnovers.

solid
02-26-2013, 09:07 PM
Curry is impressive.
How good would he look teamed up with PG!

DJ can't guard any of their guards.
Need a lot of minutes from Lance and Hill. Vogel may disappoint me and remain with his usual rotation.
If So DJ must compensate with good shooting. That'll be tuff against Jack.
Pace is important in this game.
We dominate in the half court.
Slow them down.
Go inside.
Be steady. Keep the pressure defensively and don't trade baskets with this kind of club.

gummy
02-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Doesn't help what you say cause most of our fast breaks has to involve passing despite outnumbering the opponent. It's crazy and frustrating and keeps happening over and over again.

We let them come back in the game way too easily and fast. Hope for the second half to somehow stop Curry. Sad to see the turnover machine is on again.

Of course we only have 7 turnovers to their 11. We both average about 15 (and 18 in our last 3).

Heisenberg
02-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Tyler Hansbrough not amused by Hill saying Napoleon Dynamite should play him

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Games like this are when I vomit when DJ is on the court.

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Tyler Hansbrough not amused by Hill saying Napoleon Dynamite should play him

That was hilarious.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 09:11 PM
I hope some of you got to catch up the segment where Geroge, Hans and Hill talked about which actor would play them/West/Vogel in a hypotetycal featured movie.

Pure comedy :D

(how nobody said Vin Diesel for West is beyond me, btw)

Marlin
02-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Tyler Hansbrough not amused by Hill saying Napoleon Dynamite should play him

Not quite uh? :laugh:

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Curry is such a stud. I don't know why more people don't put him in their elite point guard lists. He's just awesome at basketball. And I don't think he necessarily played bad defense on Hill either. I think as a whole GS doesn't play the greatest team defense...

Curry really is an amazing player. He's just so damn injury prone :(

Johanvil
02-26-2013, 09:13 PM
Of course we only have 7 turnovers to their 11. We both average about 15.

Yep. My bad.

LG33
02-26-2013, 09:16 PM
Jim Boylen is concerned by the Warriors' "spurtability".

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Lance :happydanc

Magic P
02-26-2013, 09:21 PM
PG is a turnover machine

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:21 PM
Hill :happydanc

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:24 PM
Nice fast break D now. Leggo, leggo.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Roy :happydanc

notque
02-26-2013, 09:30 PM
I hope some of you got to catch up the segment where Geroge, Hans and Hill talked about which actor would play them/West/Vogel in a hypotetycal featured movie.

Pure comedy :D

(how nobody said Vin Diesel for West is beyond me, btw)

Anyone have a link for this?

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:32 PM
I cannot believe how lucky we were here.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:33 PM
PG :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

ensergio
02-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Roy Hibbert's defensive presence is so amazing.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:36 PM
Anyone have a link for this?

I want a link as well.

gummy
02-26-2013, 09:36 PM
I was going to wait to see if we re-sign him but I think I'm gonna get a West (custom) jersey.

The only question is - should it say BAMF or Honey Badger? Tough choice. ;)

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:37 PM
West :happydanc

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 09:38 PM
Don't let up now, guys.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:38 PM
Roy Hibbert's defensive presence is so amazing.

And so underrated at times.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 09:39 PM
Thank God for West being out there because our 3 bench guys aren't doing well at all.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:40 PM
We may need to play Lance - OJ in the backcourt tonight. Jack is too big.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 09:41 PM
These refs are making a mockery of this sport.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:42 PM
Ian :happydanc

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 09:42 PM
We clobbered Jack and they didn't call anything lol

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Paul ****ING George :happydanc

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
PG again :happydanc

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
Bad pass here :(

Doddage
02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
I love Yan

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:47 PM
Ian :happydanc

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:48 PM
STephen Curry is a not real.

solid
02-26-2013, 09:49 PM
Warriors are a good team.
They play a game that suits their talent.

It's nice to have a dble dgt lead to end the third against them.

We are maturing nicely.

We can not lose DWest.
Sign him AND Lance ASAP

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:49 PM
Nice timeout, PG.

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:50 PM
6-8 from downtown for Curry. Not an uncommon game for him.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:50 PM
STephen Curry is a not real.

That shot was just unreal :-o

Frostwolf
02-26-2013, 09:50 PM
was not good play by tyler though, no need to play the ball when there are like two seconds left on the clock

funnyguy1105
02-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Steph Curry is just on another level right meow...

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Danny!

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:52 PM
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

solid
02-26-2013, 09:53 PM
:rolleyes:I feel like we have a pretty good defensive pair in the back court but it seems like the other teams guards go off on us too much.

I gotta THINK my SEEMing (backed up as it is by stats trumps my FEELing.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Danny should probably have passed here.

LG33
02-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Danny should have passed that one.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Royyyyyyyyyyyyy :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Doddage
02-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Lol, MVP chants for PG.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Paul Geoooooooooorgeeeeeee :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

solid
02-26-2013, 09:56 PM
The pace of this one is taking its toll.
Both teams look exhausted, no winded.

mattie
02-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Pacers play great defense against backcourts. Kyrie has had two subpar games, Wade, there is a long list of guards that were unsuccessful in Indiana. If Stephen Curry goes off on you, you just live with it. He's the best shooter in the game.

LG33
02-26-2013, 09:56 PM
Full court passes from West to George are a very common occurrence these days.

Doddage
02-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Holy ****... Roy's gotta chill out.

LG33
02-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Wonder****ingful.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Oh no..

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 09:58 PM
So much to shred the "thug" image. :unimpress

NBA will make us pay for that.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
Hibbert's going to get a suspension.

DGPR
02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
Damn, I've never seen a bigger group of guys not actually want to fight.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
God d*******. I'm sorry for my language. But this is bad.

Coupe
02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
Lol curry

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 09:59 PM
There goes our image in Indiana :(

pacer4ever
02-26-2013, 10:00 PM
That is what you call fake toughness from Roy.

Jose31917
02-26-2013, 10:00 PM
Why!?!?!

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MrSparko
02-26-2013, 10:00 PM
So much to shred the "thug" image. :unimpress

NBA will make us pay for that.

A shoving match?

solid
02-26-2013, 10:01 PM
AWW Gawd!! not again!!
Media frenzee commin our way.

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 10:01 PM
What an embarrasment.

Frostwolf
02-26-2013, 10:01 PM
stop overreacting people

Jose31917
02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Roy taking waaayyy too many of those tough pills man.

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NapTonius Monk
02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Wow, Roy got 2 techs and tossed???!!!

ApNeDtRiEeW
02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
guys already overreacting, this was petty

Coupe
02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Stop crying dudes.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Let's hope that this doesn't tilt the balance of the game.

LG33
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
I think we're going to be on ESPN tonight.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
That said, I was happy to see Lance trying to calm things down :D

DaveP63
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Roy threw those guys around like rag dolls.

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Some players are getting suspended, it looks like punches were thrown too.

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 10:03 PM
This is not how you improve a teams image. I can see the Indy Star headline now. "Pacer Thugs in huge brawl"

SycamoreKen
02-26-2013, 10:04 PM
What happened?

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 10:04 PM
Some players are getting suspended, it looks like punches were thrown too.

If punches were thrown more people would have been tossed.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 10:04 PM
This is not how you improve a teams image. I can see the Indy Star headline now. "Pacer Thugs in huge brawl"

If you believe this...

Doddage
02-26-2013, 10:05 PM
All right Ian, finish this **** out.

ApNeDtRiEeW
02-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Some players are getting suspended, it looks like punches were thrown too.
You definitely saw something I didn't

DJVendetta
02-26-2013, 10:05 PM
That could have gone worse, but no clearing benches...just some shoving and some trying to stop it...we'll get past it.

Frostwolf
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
If you believe this...

only if y'all want to believe it

ThA HoyA
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
What happened?

Hibbert and lee fighting for position push each other then pretty much the rest of the players escalated it no one wanted to fight

Strummer
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
3 people attack Roy and Roy gets ejected? Head scratcher.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
A shoving match?
Won't matter. ESPN and the Indy local media will brand it as that.

It really is nothing, but another reason for the fake fans to not come out and hate the Pacers.

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
If punches were thrown more people would have been tossed.

I expect the league to review it and suspend some people.

JEM
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Why werent Curry and Jack tossed? I agree that Hibbert should have been but those 2 guys continued it when it could have been over.

boombaby1987
02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Seriously events like that is how you kill attendance.

cgg
02-26-2013, 10:07 PM
Star has a new editor that doesn't hate the Pacers a while ago I think. Doubt they make a huge deal about it.

idioteque
02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Seriously events like that is how you kill attendance.

Uh yeah, this is not a big deal.

Doddage
02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
My God West is on fire

pizza guy
02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
A few shoves and some mouthing off. What got scary and made my heart stop was when it got near the fans.

Probably just fines tomorrow, I don't think anyone deserves a suspension. Roy deserves his ejection.

The crowd cheered him and the team. It's not going to hurt our image.

Also, DWest is going beast mode.

DaveP63
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
It's still fairly chippy.

Frostwolf
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
at any rate, the crowd is completely behind the team.

PacersHomer
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Seriously events like that is how you kill attendance.

There's a Tropic Thunder quote to describe what you and others are doing.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
West :happydanc

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Yep game over.

sam kaiserblade
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
That wasn't anything. Go back and watch 1980s NBA. People would do worse to each other and not even get ejected. I just wish they wouldnt have these altercations so close to the crowd.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
I didn't see a any punches thrown.

idioteque
02-26-2013, 10:10 PM
WEST IS A BEAST

Doddage
02-26-2013, 10:10 PM
MR. WEST IS IN THE BUILDING

solid
02-26-2013, 10:10 PM
DWest is a Baaaaaad Man!

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 10:10 PM
at any rate, the crowd is completely behind the team.
It definitely ignited the crowd

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 10:10 PM
Paul ****ING George :happydanc

lolwuttermelons
02-26-2013, 10:11 PM
Good bye attendance...... Hello thug/gang image thrown on us by the media

cdash
02-26-2013, 10:11 PM
Get Lance out of there. Put Granger in the game. Lance is still way too chippy.

Doddage
02-26-2013, 10:12 PM
Man I love this team.

idioteque
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Good bye attendance...... Hello thug/gang image thrown on us by the media

So quickly people forget that NOTHING ON COURT (including the brawl) generated the thug image in the first place.

gummy
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Well that was terrifying when it went into the crowd.

I think at this point we might be more sensitive to scrums than the general public is though. I really don't think this is going to hurt attendance. Remember, it wasn't the brawl that did it - there was actually a lot of rallying around the guys in the city right after. It was only in retrospect that the brawl got incorporated into the narrative because it was put into the context of all the subsequent off-court incidents.

If we hadn't had the off-court stuff I don't think the brawl would have been enough to brand the team thugs.

Breathe, everyone. :)

pizza guy
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Get Lance out of there. Put Granger in the game. Lance is still way too chippy.

And then Lance makes that play.

Leave him in there. I think we've got the composure to handle the chippyness.

docpaul
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
This is a man's game, Golden State... you all can shoot, but you must be more multi-dimensional to play a man's game.

LG33
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Get Lance out of there. Put Granger in the game. Lance is still way too chippy.

Yeah, he definitely wants some.

granger4mvp
02-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Good bye attendance...... Hello thug/gang image thrown on us by the media

Really dude c'mon

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:14 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: Steph Curry, trying to stop fight, took shots from Roy Hibbert and David West.


Yep I'm not the only one that saw it.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 10:14 PM
Let's not blow a freaking shoving match out of proportion, ok?

cdash
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
And then Lance makes that play.

Leave him in there. I think we've got the composure to handle the chippyness.

I'm not concerned about his play making ability in effect to us losing this game. I just don't want him to reignite things.

LG33
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: Steph Curry, trying to stop fight, took shots from Roy Hibbert and David West.


Yep I'm not the only one that saw it.

He wasn't trying to stop the fight when David West got him. Also, don't discount what Klay Thompson did to Roy.

Marlin
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
And btw, had we not lost our minds and the game against Toronto, what would this be, like the billionth consecutive home win?

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: Steph Curry, trying to stop fight, took shots from Roy Hibbert and David West.


Yep I'm not the only one that saw it.
He shoved him yeah. That's why he was thrown out.

I don't know if you call it a punch, though.

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
@DimeUpdate: David West pushes a few Warriors into the crowd and an assistant coach. Lee and Hibbert started it with shoves and body checks.

gummy
02-26-2013, 10:15 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: Steph Curry, trying to stop fight, took shots from Roy Hibbert and David West.


Yep I'm not the only one that saw it.

"Took shots," could also be the shove to the ground. I wouldn't automatically assume he means punches. Ask him, let's get it cleared up.

I don't think Roy punched anyone, but it looked like West might have.

pizza guy
02-26-2013, 10:16 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: Steph Curry, trying to stop fight, took shots from Roy Hibbert and David West.


Yep I'm not the only one that saw it.

He didn't take any shots. He got tossed like a rag doll, just trying to push them. No one threw any punches.

Nuntius
02-26-2013, 10:17 PM
Won't matter. ESPN and the Indy local media will brand it as that.

It really is nothing, but another reason for the fake fans to not come out and hate the Pacers.

I'm worried, to be honest :(

vnzla81
02-26-2013, 10:17 PM
@SpearsNBAYahoo: David West trying to be a peacemaker actually made it worse shoving Andris Biedrins in face and popping Steph Curry.

Lord Helmet
02-26-2013, 10:17 PM
He wasn't trying to stop the fight when David West got him. Also, don't discount what Klay Thompson did to Roy.
The media already marking us as the bad guys.

Disheartening.

gummy
02-26-2013, 10:18 PM
So quickly people forget that NOTHING ON COURT (including the brawl) generated the thug image in the first place.

Exactly. Great minds and all, we pretty much typed that at the same time. ;)