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    Default Re: 4/23/2017 NBA Playoffs, First Round - Game Thread #4: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    SWUPT




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    Paul George deserves better than the Pacers
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    His prime is being wasted by a team competitively stuck in no man’s land.
    You can’t blame him for looking elsewhere.


    On a night that Paul George had 36 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists, the Pacers blew a 25-
    point halftime lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers to lose the third game of the series. They will
    almost certainly be swept out the first round.

    This happened a game after George said that Lance Stephenson needs to control his emotions
    and body language better, and that Myles Turner, who had a below-average Game 2 with six
    points and five rebounds, needs to take his game to the next level. These comments were
    twisted and phrased as attacks on his teammates and seen as further indication that George
    wants to and will leave the Pacers.

    The conclusion has already been drawn. That George will leave Indiana is already determined,
    so now everything he does, good or bad, becomes a premise for this impending departure.

    If he says that his teammates need to be better, whether emotionally or in terms of production,
    it’s evidence that he sees himself as above them or that he’s throwing them under the bus. He’s
    also been criticized in the past for not being vocal enough, which at that point meant that he
    didn’t care. If he plays out of his mind to try and steal a game from the Cavaliers, and somehow
    the Pacers still lose, then his performance becomes just an audition for his future teams.

    No matter what he does, it is twisted into the worst assumptions about his intent.

    A missing element in all of this chaos is the simple fact that George wants to win. Right now he
    wants to win with the Pacers. He wants to beat the Cavaliers. He wants to beat LeBron James.
    He wants to make it to the NBA Finals and he wants to win a championship.

    He started his professional career slow, taking three years to really show what he was capable
    off. But he’s improved progressively every year, and has now reached the point that he can be
    talked about as one of the best players in the league. He’s made himself a superstar. He
    managed to make this transformation even after breaking his leg before the 2014-15 season.

    The year after the injury, he didn’t just return to the level that he was at, he got better. And
    this season, he went up another level. The same story applies to the postseason. The year
    before he broke his leg, he averaged 22 points, the year after he was at 27, and this year, in
    the three games against the Cavaliers, he’s been above 30.

    George has played his part. He did what was expected of a young player and harnessed his
    talents to become one of the best two-way players in the league. And he has done what is
    expected of the star of the team: he shows up when his team needs him and he takes his
    game to the next level during the playoffs. He has repeatedly shown through his performance
    that he wants to win with Indiana.

    Yet, the suggestion of his apathy or even callousness towards the Pacers remain. That he’s
    checked out, because he doesn’t want to sign an extension with the team. That he’s ungrateful
    to the Pacers because he wants to play on a winning team.

    Since George has been in the league, he’s lost to LeBron James — his greatest obstacle at this
    point — three times in the playoffs. This will be the fourth. He’s gone from his team finishing as
    the first seed and playing in the Eastern Conference Finals — being two games away from the
    NBA Finals in 2014, a year after winning Most Improved Player — to sneaking into the playoffs
    and losing in the first round.

    Simply put, Paul George can say whatever he wants because he’s the only person in the
    organization who has done his job. He’s the only hope of the team. If he says that his
    teammates need to be better, then his teammates need to be better. George himself always
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    Cleveland home game today looks like.

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    Let's not make history. Pacers have never been swept before

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    I'm so done with CJ Miles
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    Sloppy start, but LET'S GO!

    I believe, until the final buzzer of our next loss.

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    Why do we have Dunleavey jerseys?

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    RIP JR Smith's ankles.

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    Lebron takes 3 steps more times than not when driving the basket. just happened, and happened multiple times last game. never called.

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    Well, lets get a W today

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    Why do we have Dunleavey jerseys?

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    20'17' I guess.

    It was a TERRIBLE idea.

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    Energy is so low compared to 3rd game, understandably so. PG is on another level and you cant really be mad, the rest of Pacers look like lottery team, he can carry only that much.

    That Lebron drive though, he is still very quick and agile.

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    I'm so done with Myles Turner
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    That Lebron drive though, he is still very quick and agile.
    yep when you take 3 steps

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    Lance taking a bunch of 3's is what they want
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    So sick of these assclowns getting to mug people you watch these other series and it's so different

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    20'17' I guess.

    It was a TERRIBLE idea.
    Don't know what you are looking at but could they be Lou jerseys? Lol

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    Don't know what you are looking at but could they be Lou jerseys? Lol
    Or Bynum!

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    Only way to get rid of Nate is by losing this game, won't be upset either way.
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    We look tentative. I think we're playing scared right now.


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    FFS Monta


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    Only way to get rid of Nate is by losing this game, won't be upset either way.
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    How predictable was that last sequence by Monta? Get the ball to Teague, George, or Stephenson.

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    This baby race is way more compelling than this game.

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    FFS Monta.

    Nate, you are just a terrible coach. Why is this lineup a thing!? WHY!?

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