I said before tonight that we'd show why we're the world champs. I've ALWAYS been right about this team, until tonight.
Tonight, I was wrong.
I'm going to save my comments about larry brown for another time and place. Besides, most of them would get beeped out. Lindsey Hunter has become the new Michael Curry, in every sense of the word. Chuck Daly was scratching his head tonight, and I'm sure Joe D was too.
The Pacers really took it to us, tonight. I really wish we would have made them beat us from the FIELD, rather than with free throws, but thats the way the ball bounces.
I can take away from the 4th quarter that most of our wounds tonight were self-inflicted, but that doesn't make me feel any better.
Defensively, we were the better team tonight. On the boards, we were the better team. Phyically, we were the better team. We just fell apart offensively. Rasheed went without a technical AGAIN, which bothers me to no end. He has yet to find an enemy.
Rip was beyond awful in the first half, and it obviously wasn't his injury, because he played better in the 2nd half. Maybe his hip needed time to lossen up, i dunno. The Pacers still can't guard Rip, he just missed a LOT of shots he normally puts down.
Believe it or not, I think we're going to take the next 3 games. But if that doesnt happen, I'll officially put my foot in my mouth, and admit that I've been wrong about this team all along. A team of champions would win game 4.
Well, good game to your guys again, they controlled most of the game, they obviously deserved to win. I suppose we'll see on Sunday how much of a series we have.
I see Larry is complaining about the late fouls late in the game, but I guess thats his job. I'm going to take the high road. Its very easy to whine about bad fouls when you lose. Crying about foul calls is what LOSERS do, and I won't take part in it.
Nevermind the fact that if Larry doesnt start doing even an AVERAGE coaching job, the refs are going to be the LEAST of his worries. The best passer on our team has played like 30 minutes total this month, and you wonder why Dice cant get any good shots?