Fact: The Pacers once again shot under 40% from the field, the third time this season (if you're counting at home, that's every game)
Belief: It seemed like, as Quinn and Denari pointed out, almost all the 50/50 loose balls went to the Cavaliers, most for easy buckets.
Yea, that was definitely the worst game I have ever seen Paul play. Roy on the other hand played like a 7'2" God of Basketball out there. I was so happy for him because I really really want to see him be an elite player. He played like one tonight.
David West is a total badass, and he hits clutch shots. He takes all the pressure off of Danny and Roy. He is just the perfect piece to the puzzle. I was so damn wrong about him lol...
A good win that should have been a loss. How many times is Irving going to miss a point blank uncontested layup? not many.
The Central will be top heavy for a season or two, but with Knight and Irving on the scene, I have a feeling things will get very competitive.
Rank the point guards in the Central Division:
I am sure that a few players could be moved up and down the ladder of my rankings. Collison has to develop into a solid point guard and adequate defender or we will find ourselves in far too many precarious situations.
I thought we looked tired, again IMO. That could account for the crap heap we produced tonight for anyone wondering.
But the main thing that impress me about him in college was how he controlled the team and always made the right decision. He is a very good decision maker and a good defender. He knows his limitations I just though he was solid all the way around in college. draft experts just think players who aren't great athletes have limited upside that just isn't true IMO. Basketball skills get over looked sometimes when they shouldn't be.
i still can't believe irving missed that layup
George is 21and still developing, DJ is a "vet".
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I like the fact the Pacers are winning ugly games that they would have lost last year. Champions do that.
I am not saying this is a championship team, but they are starting to show some od the traits of a contender, now on to beating better teams.
Ugly game, but it's a win. This road trip will say a lot about the team.
A player like Mayo & Crawford would have been great tonight.
The only way I can honestly say why Irving's layup at the end of regulation went out was because of karma for the crap officiating job.
jennings is a craptastic point guard. he's an ok combo guard.
The Heat are also winning ugly games. They needed help from the ref's and miracle shots by wade to beat Charlotte and Minnesota.
Good teams win ugly games.
I would have to imagine that we can only get better.
and sure, vets can have bad games. But Dahntay plays like this every game. He's a ball stopper. If he'd change that and play within his limits he'd be fine.
I don't know why the attendance was low tonight. Where'd everyone go from the home opener is what I wanted to know? We were 2-0 from that point to tonight.
I spoke with a lady at the box office and she said after the New Year/the holiday season, attendance will probably be higher.
Oh yeah and most importantly WE WON! 3 WINS 0 LOSSES!!!! :dance:
This is a hell of a team and we're on the rise and we aren't going unnoticed.
The Pacers and Hawks will be neck and neck the whole season I think.
it was like watching a JV girls/boys high school game on a random tuesday.
The Pacers have won 3 games against lesser teams, BUT the experience of winning at Toronto on DWest shot and winning tonight in OT is valuable experience for this team for winning more games this season. The experience of how they won those games can't be over emphasized.