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avoidingtheclowns
03-01-2013, 02:45 PM
BEAT THE BARNEYS



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Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
Where: Air Canada Center, Toronto, ON
Officials: B. Adams, E. Dalen, C. Kirkland

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)




:xpacers:

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http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Away: 12-16
East: 22-12</center>



:raptors:

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http://i49.tinypic.com/e1589d.png<center>Home: 15-15
East: 13-19</center>

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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/TOR_wordmark.png Projected Starting Lineup:



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<center>VALANCIUNAS</center>
<center>JOHNSON</center>
<center>GAY</center>
<center>DEROZAN</center>
<center>LOWRY</center>

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RAPTORS
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Semi-Relevant Video:



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Hoop Chalk:




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Jacob Frankel: How Has Indiana Crafted The Best Defense In The League?

The Indiana Pacers are viewed by many as the only team that has a something close to a
chance against Miami in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and it all starts with their rock
solid defense. Indiana’s is the number one unit in the NBA on a point per possession basis,
per NBA.com, ranking significantly better (2.1 points per 100 possessions) than Memphis,
the second best team. The Pacers allow the lowest at the rim shooting percentage in the
league and the second fewest corner three attempts. Their style and defensive swagger
is a throwback to teams of the late-90s, while the schemes are cutting edge.

It all starts with personnel. Indiana’s starting lineup has played the most minutes of any
five-man unit in the league and posted an incredible defensive efficiency of 94.4. As a
reference point, the best team defensive rating posted in a season since the dawn of the
three point era is 94.1 by the 2003-04 Spurs. Outside of Lance Stephenson, every player
in the starting lineup is a plus player, and even Stephenson–prone to savvy off ball cuts
–can recover with his athleticism. While the bench doesn’t feature as adept defenders on
the perimeter, backup center Ian Mahinmi has been a mistake-nullifying rock along the
back line.

Some of the time, Indiana can get stops with their personnel alone. Here’s an example
of stelar individual defense from Paul George.

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What’s the one sure fire way to stop a player from scoring on you? Well, don’t let them
get the ball. That’s the most basic form of defense–ball denial.

In one of its most important forms, teams deny the ball from getting to the pick and roll
roll man. Called stunting, a defender on the wing or in the corner crashes down onto the
dive man while this man’s defender is denying penetration from the ball handler. This is
often poorly executed–if done too late, the roller gets the ball and finishes or passes to
the open perimeter man. If done too early, the wing/corner man gets the ball straight
from the pick and roll ball handler and has an open three. While the corner man gets the
ball in the situation in the above video, Gerald Green times it perfectly so that he can
both deny the entry pass to the roller and recover quickly to contest the perimeter shot
by the outlet man.

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Another form of ball denial is fronting the post. The defender positions himself in front of
the player he’s guarding rather than behind, in an effort to stop an entry pass from
happening at all. If the man entering the ball to the post tries to lob it over the fronting
defender, he has to deal with the seven-plus foot Roy Hibbert hanging around the basket.
(Side note: the Pacers’ offense struggles with fronting defenses. Miami essentially
nullified...CONTINUE READING AT HOOP CHALK (http://hoopchalk.com/2013/02/25/how-has-indiana-crafted-the-best-defense-in-the-league/)


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Raptors Republic:




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Gameday: Pacers @ Raptors, March 1

After losing two games with the mercurial Raptors clinging onto their faint playoff
hopes, this game is as big as any this year.

Indiana comes into town on the second half of a back-to-back after a tough loss to the
Clippers. Apart from that loss, they have been playing quite well, with their only recent
blemish being a loss to our very own squad at the ACC earlier in February, where Rudy
Gay hit the game winner as the newly anointed Saviour. Remember those days?

Roy Hibbert will be back, chomping at the bit after serving a suspension. Danny
Granger is also back after a long layoff from a knee injury and is rounding back into
form, albeit off the bench. He played about 19 minutes last night, and he may not play
much more tonight if the Pacers are trying to be careful with him.

Tale of the Tape

Offensive Rating: Toronto 106.1 (12th), Pacers 103.4 (21st)
Defensive Rating: Toronto 107.7 (24th), Pacers 98.9 (1st)
Pace: Toronto 89.9 (25th), Cavaliers 89.9 (26th)
Strength: Toronto ball control (3rd), Pacers (5th in Offensive rebounding)
Weakness: Toronto Freebies (30th in Opp FTA/FGA), Pacers ball control (26th)

Positional Breakdown

Point Guard - Advantage: Raptors
Again, Lowry is the better PG as he is on many nights, but will he take advantage of it?
Hill is good defensively, but if Lowry can play the way he can it will change the entire
complexion of this game. Hill can struggle with good defensive pressure, Chris Paul
locked him up last night and Kyle held him to a 9 pt/5 ast performance in their last
meeting.

Shooting Guard - Advantage: Raptors
Stephenson is one tough, mean player. The kind of guy the Raptors need, but at this
point in his career he’s still not accomplished offensively. If DeMar can take away his
shot, his FT totals suggest that he can’t finish at the rim, although he does have enough
court vision to make the right pass. He will give DeMar a hard time on the defensive
side of the ball, so it remains to be seen if DD can build on his very efficient
performance last game (34 points off 19 shots)

Small forward - Advantage: Pacers
Paul George, so hot right now. It’s been a breakout season for the former 10th overall
pick, but if there is a guy out there who has the ability to contain him, Gay would be it.
George isn’t much of a slasher, he prefers to use his length to shoot, or drive and pull
up, to shoot. If Gay isn’t required to help too much, he should be able to contest these
attempts. Offensively for Gay, there were nice flashes of court awareness last game.
Even if it didn’t translate...CONTINUE READING AT RAPTORS REPUBLIC (http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2013/03/01/gameday-pacers-raptors-march-1/)

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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)
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Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Raptors republic guy "Pacers take this one on the strength of their bench..."

Uhhhhhhh

Dgreenwell3
03-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Raptors republic guy "Pacers take this one on the strength of their bench..."

Uhhhhhhh

Wayy to do your homework dude...

rock747
03-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Knicks are going to probably beat the Wizards tonight. Need to win this game.

xtacy
03-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Knicks are going to probably beat the Wizards tonight. Need to win this game.

need to win this game regardless of what knicks do.

go pacers.

CableKC
03-01-2013, 07:01 PM
The Raptors offensive is heavily reliant on Lowry, DeRozan and Gay. I think that 3/4 of their Offensive Attempts come from those 3.

GH, PG, Lance, Granger and DJ :( will have their hands full this game. I hope that Young gets some burn tonight as well.

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Fitting the Pacers start with a turnover.

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:09 PM
PG24 should take that to the rim every time on fast breaks...

Coupe
03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
GAWGE

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
Christ, George Hill, any time you wanna show up tonight...

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:12 PM
Atta boy, Roy! God, Pacers missed that last night!

PGisthefuture
03-01-2013, 07:13 PM
Wtf George.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 07:13 PM
I feel like now we are passing too much. West and Paul passed up like 3 good looks.

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Pukeworthy offense tonight.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Jump shots for everyone!

croz24
03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Pukeworthy offense tonight.

In terms of missing shots, but solid ball movement is never "pukeworthy".

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
so far so bad.

Pacergeek
03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
not enough sense of urgency to start this game. Cannot lose the season series 3-1 to a bad Toronto team

Derek2k3
03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
This is the definition of soft basketball offensively. Settling for long *** jumpers, not even pretending to go to the rim.

Ugh.

Lance picks up 2 really cheap fouls IMO.

CableKC
03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Man....I could watch that Hardee's commercial all day long....

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:17 PM
2 quick fouls for Hibby :(

It would help if we were to hit some of our 3s tonight.

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:18 PM
In terms of missing shots, but solid ball movement is never "pukeworthy".

If watching a team afraid to go to the rim is your thing, okay...

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:18 PM
interesting stat on the pacers last 4 March's being around .500 ... in 2 of those seasons .500 was an improvement.

Derek2k3
03-01-2013, 07:20 PM
This could be a game that Danny has a big impact on. No one else has it going, he should still be reasonably fresh/confident after last night.

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:20 PM
You think Vogel is listening to Quinn and Denari when he stands there? I've always thought about that with coaches...

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Granger's first 3 of the season?

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
I'm sick of watching Paul pass off the ball when he has an easy layup. it is why he draws so few free throws.

CableKC
03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
I think the Refs have taken a break from calling fouls......for both Teams.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
DG :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:22 PM
So weird to hear "second three of the year for Granger" in March!

Derek2k3
03-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Granger's first 3 of the season?

Had one last night.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Granger's first 3 of the season?

Nope. He had one against the Clippers.

croz24
03-01-2013, 07:24 PM
If watching a team afraid to go to the rim is your thing, okay...

Nearly every shot was an open look. Obviously, when you can't hit an outside shot, you need to attack the rim. But to call getting open looks as "pukeworthy" offense, is wrong.

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Augustin has been nonexistent the last few weeks.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Ian :happydanc

CableKC
03-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Wow....low scoring 1st qtr. 17 to 13 Pacers....

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:30 PM
DG :happydanc

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 07:32 PM
Dannyyyy

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:34 PM
Daaaaaaaaaaannyyyyyyyy :happydanc

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:34 PM
man gay is an idiot.

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Unforced turnovers kill me.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:37 PM
OJ :happydanc

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:41 PM
like danny's defense.

Doddage
03-01-2013, 07:42 PM
"Bargnarni" -Quinn Buckner

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Nice screen, OJ :)

gummy
03-01-2013, 07:44 PM
Danny gave us some good minutes on both sides of the ball. I'm actually surprised by how mobile he is on defense, and his ability to hold his ground in the post at this point.

Main obstacle right now seems to be stamina.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Lance :happydanc

gummy
03-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Really tough calls on Lance tonight.

BornReady
03-01-2013, 07:47 PM
The refs are broken - we need new ones that work

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 07:47 PM
Didn't see any replay but that looked like a made up call. Gay had already lost his balance and going down.

DGPR
03-01-2013, 07:47 PM
I think OJ has officially pushed Green to the end of the bench with his play. Better handles, passing, and shooting from a rookie making 1/3 the money.

PaceBalls
03-01-2013, 07:47 PM
Refs need to get it together. What a pitiful display of refereeing.

rabid
03-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Maybe the worst officiated game I've seen in the NBA this season, I mean this is terrible. Bad calls and no calls on each side, very difficult to watch

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 07:50 PM
Is this team trying to figure out who can miss threes the ugliest tonight?

croz24
03-01-2013, 07:51 PM
Orlando simply doesn't understand the game right now. Plays completely outside the flow of the offense.

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:52 PM
man watching rudy gay is just painful. shot selection hardly gets any worse than that.

croz24
03-01-2013, 07:53 PM
man watching rudy gay is just painful. shot selection hardly gets any worse than that.

Common theme in today's NBA.

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 07:55 PM
Our offense looks disjointed again.

PaceBalls
03-01-2013, 07:55 PM
LMAO @ Quinn. After Bargnani hits a J. "People standing up cheering like they had just won the championship!"

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:56 PM
i really like league pass trivia. simple but good idea.

rock747
03-01-2013, 07:56 PM
LMAO @ Quinn. After Bargnani hits a J. "People standing up cheering like they had just won the championship!"

Yeah Quinn getting pretty emotional here...

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:56 PM
LMAO @ Quinn. After Bargnani hits a J. "People standing up cheering like they had just won the championship!"

He pulled a D.Rose? :-o

Pacer Fan
03-01-2013, 07:56 PM
These refs are as bad as last night.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Hill :happydanc

At last :)

xtacy
03-01-2013, 07:57 PM
finally hill finally.

gummy
03-01-2013, 08:04 PM
When is the last time PG made an end of quarter shot?

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 08:04 PM
Pretty crappy half from PG24

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:05 PM
I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed with Roy's rebounding tonight. I expected him to be fired up and do better. Also, our interior D could be a tad better (the last Derozan dunk was way too easy).

Anyway, I'll take the lead and be happy. Go Pacers :)

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 08:15 PM
The biggest difference between Danny's offense even as he is shaking off this rust, and some of the troubles Paul has is Danny's mid range game

rock747
03-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Mike Wells ‏@MikeWellsNBA
Danny Granger's night is done. There's no new injury. Team holding him out since it's 2nd night of back to back.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Wow, they are holding Danny out second half. No new injury. Just not cleared to go in second half of back to backs yet...

Magic P
03-01-2013, 08:21 PM
“@MikeWellsNBA: Danny Granger's night is done. There's no new injury. Team holding him out since it's 2nd night of back to back.”

I knew this would happen

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:21 PM
Hahaha Shaw was spot on there.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Oh come on David.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Paul has to draw a foul there...what a weak *** finish.

HickeyS2000
03-01-2013, 08:23 PM
Hahaha Shaw was spot on there.

Please elaborate. Im watching the gamecast.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 08:24 PM
Paul should be embarrassed that Derozan is better at drawing fouls tonight than he is.

Magic P
03-01-2013, 08:24 PM
Roy is turning into rookie Roy with the fouls

Doddage
03-01-2013, 08:24 PM
JVG on ESPN just said PG should get consideration for DPOY.

Dr. Hibbert
03-01-2013, 08:24 PM
Roy has to pick up that foul because West does a terrible job reacting to that screen and just stands in no man's land.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:26 PM
*sighs* WTF are you doing Roy? Why do you feel the need to dribble there when it's almost certain that you will travel?

gummy
03-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Disappointed to not see Danny out there in the second half, because he and Roy seem to be the only people who can score decently tonight. But I think this early on it's smart to tread cautiously when it comes to his rehab.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:28 PM
that's an anomaly with Roy tonight. He has been very good on offense and a black hole on D.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Nice play here by West and Hibby :)

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:31 PM
Please elaborate. Im watching the gamecast.

Brooke told him about the bad numbers on offense tonight in a gentle way (can't remember how) and Shaw said : "That's one way to put it. It has been one of the ugliest offensive exhibitions".

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Honestly, Hibbert has been at all star level since Feb 1 or so

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Thank God for Roy on offense. Can't hit a J right now. West seems tired.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:36 PM
We were bailed out with this foul.

Magic P
03-01-2013, 08:38 PM
Ian is a bumbling fool I swear

PGisthefuture
03-01-2013, 08:39 PM
Wow... horrible officiating on that play.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Refs are horrible. Are you kidding me? They are just useless. Go to hell.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:41 PM
That Anderson guy sucks lol

rock747
03-01-2013, 08:42 PM
Geez these officials

rock747
03-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Is that 6 straight calls against the Pacers?

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Well offensive fouls are sure fun.

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:43 PM
What is with the refs the last two nights... A lot of these refs don't seem to understand the game very well.

And then the woman ref against Golden State.... just folding her arms on the baseline.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Complaining about the officials make this thread so enjoyable.

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:45 PM
I'm really disappointed in the turnovers the last two nights! What happened that screwed up the team this much?

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:45 PM
Our main 3 offensive weapons(West, PG, Hill) have a combined of 20 points. Not good. Need better than that.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:46 PM
PG :happydanc

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Yea I agree refs suck... this is so much fun

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:48 PM
For Anderson's next trick...

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 08:48 PM
Bargnani and West can't guard each other.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:48 PM
Denari comparing West to Tiger Woods SMH.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Count it, PG :happydanc

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:49 PM
I have to say that it was a pretty weird call, though.

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Gray is too frustrated tonight to play well.

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Who is Anderson anyway?

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Denari comparing West to Tiger Woods SMH.

He is comparing the way he looks so confident after that jump shot to Tiger Woods. Whats wrong with that?

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:51 PM
I wonder why that Anderson guy is playing this much? is like Vogel trying to play Green non stop.

PaceBalls
03-01-2013, 08:51 PM
Have you ever watched a commercial so bad you boycotted that company even though you like their product? Samuel Adams beer.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:53 PM
According to Wells Danny is done.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 08:53 PM
He is comparing the way he looks so confident after that jump shot to Tiger Woods. Whats wrong with that?

I thought it was clear what Quin compared. Amazed someone would understand it differently....

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:53 PM
According to West Danny is done.

They said that early in the 3rd quarter.

Hicks
03-01-2013, 08:53 PM
He is comparing the way he looks so confident after that jump shot to Tiger Woods. Whats wrong with that?

In his mind, a comparison is an equation.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Ian and PG :happydanc:happydanc:happydanc

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Yep this is over.

rock747
03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Refs suck. On another note, Paul gets all his points when it matters. I like that.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
In his mind, a comparison is an equation.

Glad to know that you know how to read minds now......

xtacy
03-01-2013, 08:56 PM
these refs...

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Yep this is over.

That's what you said in the last Toronto game as well.

Seriously, stop it.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:58 PM
That was horrible. Mahinmi went straight up, then the official waited to see if the shot went in, then called the foul. smh.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 08:59 PM
That's what you said in the last Toronto game as well.

Seriously, stop it.

You really think vnzla effects the outcome of games through his posts?:laugh:

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 09:00 PM
Looks like Benny Adams is more of a Rudy Gay fan than a Paul George fan

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 09:00 PM
That was horrible. Mahinmi went straight up, then the official waited to see if the shot went in, then called the foul. smh.

3 fouls already on top of that horrible call. Let's see.

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:01 PM
So our 2nd round pick is better than our 1st round pick... lol

Orlando Johnson has been solid when given minutes.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 09:02 PM
You really think vnzla effects the outcome of games through his posts?:laugh:

I am glad I have that kid on ignore.

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Hahahaha the refs. Toronto on the bonus already.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:02 PM
You really think vnzla effects the outcome of games through his posts?:laugh:

I just believe in karma. Arrogance bites you in the *** and vnzla is extremely arrogant.

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 09:03 PM
Look at Gay... falling out into the crowd like he's hurt haha

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:04 PM
So our 2nd round pick is better than our 1st round pick... lol

Orlando Johnson has been solid when given minutes.

Has our 1st round pick played? ;)

OJ is really solid, regardless.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 09:04 PM
And I thought that Toronto had a chance to make it to the playoffs lol

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:04 PM
I am glad I have that kid on ignore.

Kid? :laugh:

tmhall11
03-01-2013, 09:05 PM
I don't think Benny Adams like the Pacers very much...

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:05 PM
REally disagree with that call. Too easy to flop in that situation.

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Has our 1st round pick played? ;)

OJ is really solid, regardless.

Pendergraph surprised me when given minutes but we've gone away from him after he had that nice stretch of 3 games or so.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:07 PM
PG :happydanc

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Pendergraph surprised me when given minutes but we've gone away from him after he had that nice stretch of 3 games or so.


Did you watch last night? :mad:

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:08 PM
Did you watch last night? :mad:

I only got to see half the game.

Why, he stink it up?


Edit: Looks like just the opposite? 7 rebounds in 15 minutes is nice.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Amazing that Toronto has Landry fields for the next 3 years for 5/5 and 8mil, the guy can't even play in front Anderson lol

Ransom
03-01-2013, 09:09 PM
I wish people who are not Hindu would stop using the word 'karma.'

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:09 PM
I only got to see half the game.

Why, he stink it up?


Edit: Looks like just the opposite? 7 rebounds in 15 minutes is nice.


He played like garbage.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:10 PM
I wish people who are not Hindu would stop using the word 'karma.'

Pretty frequently used word in the english language...Why do you take offense?

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Amazing that Toronto has Landry fields for the next 3 years for 5/5 and 8mil, the guy can't even play in front of that Anderson guy lol

Gerald Green and his 3 year 3.5mil contract would look good along side Landry. Raptors should trade for Gerald.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:11 PM
They really don't have to make that call.

DGPR
03-01-2013, 09:11 PM
Anderson has one ugly mug

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:11 PM
He played like garbage.

Weird. 7 rebounds in 15 minutes seems pretty good and 1/3 isn't horrible. Guess ya had to see it..

Mr.Hinds
03-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Gray: WHAT CRAP CALL IS THAT?!

*Ref shrugs shoulders*

PG: Hey, I'm Paul George and he really did hit my arm.

Ref: Technical

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 09:12 PM
I wish people who are not Hindu would stop using the word 'karma.'

I guess you are not a fan of My name is Earl then.

Trader Joe
03-01-2013, 09:12 PM
GJ Paul

Doddage
03-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Calm down Quinn.

boombaby1987
03-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Oh Quinn....Whats priceless?

Johanvil
03-01-2013, 09:13 PM
The refs are putting on an incredible show really.

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:15 PM
Just get another bucket to put this away. Good timeout.

rock747
03-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Do refs hold grudges against individual players... because it sure seems like that one official has one against paul george

BornReady
03-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Man these refs. Woof. They should be the story of the game.

Pacer Fan
03-01-2013, 09:18 PM
Quinn is irritating.

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Shoulda brought in the bench after that airball.

vnzla81
03-01-2013, 09:19 PM
Quinn is drunk or high.

picasso
03-01-2013, 09:20 PM
http://www.backstagegfx.com/forum/uploads/U256-1362191130.png

took a screen shot.

PacersandIU
03-01-2013, 09:20 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/67380_10151394666909888_826517144_n.jpg

EDIT: Dang, beat me to it...

Meme, anyone?

rabid
03-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Yeah these refs are garbage, I mean wow

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Need an animated gif of that.

rock747
03-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Why are the Knicks the 2 seed? Don't the pacers own the tie breaker?

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Same amount of games back but higher winning percentage I think.

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Why are the Knicks the 2 seed? Don't the pacers own the tie breaker?

They have a better win percentage, 63% to 62.1%.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:23 PM
PenderJam :happydanc

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Gerald Green... Makes me want to:alcohol:

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Ah, I wanted us to keep them under 80 but apparently the team didn't care :-p

PacersHomer
03-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Good start to the month. Roy is quietly starting to get it together offensively.

TOP
03-01-2013, 09:29 PM
Good start to the month. Roy is quietly starting to get it together offensively.

That's what we'll need if we run into the Heat come playoff time.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:40 PM
They have a better win percentage, 63% to 62.1%.

However, if the playoffs were about to start today then wouldn't it be the tie breaker that would decide the #2 seed?

Hicks
03-01-2013, 09:48 PM
However, if the playoffs were about to start today then wouldn't it be the tie breaker that would decide the #2 seed?

The bottom line is we're at the mercy of our total number of losses. From here on out, both teams could win every single remaining game and we would ultimately drop to the 3rd seed because we've lost the "2 extra" games we've played thus far into the schedule. It's customary to err on the side of who has lost the fewer amount of games when it's still undecided mid-season like this.

Nuntius
03-01-2013, 09:58 PM
The bottom line is we're at the mercy of our total number of losses. From here on out, both teams could win every single remaining game and we would ultimately drop to the 3rd seed because we've lost the "2 extra" games we've played thus far into the schedule. It's customary to err on the side of who has lost the fewer amount of games when it's still undecided mid-season like this.

I get that but if we have the exact same record when the playoffs arive then the next criteria is the tiebreaker, right?

LoneGranger33
03-01-2013, 10:16 PM
I get that but if we have the exact same record when the playoffs arrive then the next criteria is the tiebreaker, right?

Here's the entire breakdown: NBA Playoff Tie-Break Procedures (http://www.nba.com/news/features/playoff.tiebreakers/index.html)

The short of it is that the winner of the season series receives the higher seed (once the three division leaders are accounted for).