View Poll Results: Has the Pacers' Game 3 win changed your mind about the series outcome?

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  • No, I still think the Pistons will ultimately win the series

    6 17.65%
  • No, I already think the Pacers will ultimately win the series

    9 26.47%
  • Yes, now I have hope the Pacers will win the series

    13 38.24%
  • I'm too nervous about Game 4 to know what I think!

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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

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    You make a good point, but you shouldn't be surprised. People react like this all of the time. It is always different when the shoe is on the other foot. Alot of people are hypocritical...what are you gonna do?

    For the record, I think that Rick has taken the high road with officiating this year. If politics start affecting the game, which sometimes it does, then I won't have a problem with him venting to the press.

    It is like negative ads in politics. Most people say that they don't like them, and most politicians say they don't like them. At the end of the day though, politicians use them, and people respond to them for one simple reason...they work.

    I haven't seen anything so far that should affect Rick's "high road" position though. They have alot of other issues within their control that they need to focus on.

    Dont get me wrong, I get on Pistons fans' cases for crying about calls too. I just dont approve of it.

    I also agree that Rick has taken the high road most games this year.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    Only AJ can miss that

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    Anyone missing Foster about now?


    We've had several stops but can't get the rebound.Not many offensive rebounds on our end. Those are game changers.
    I am. Those offensive rebounds the Pistons have been getting have been killer to getting any kind of run going.
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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    Sigh... time to warm up the bus guys, and start getting ready for game 5 in Detroit

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    amazing how crucial rebounding has been in almost every game this series.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    AJ is Travis Best without the speed or shot
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    That foul on AJ, those are the fouls Detroit gets away with more often than we do.

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    Man, we have flat out laid an egg today. Why of why can't this team take advantage of home court when they have the opportunity? Why must they need their backs to the wall to peform? How do they forget the things that have taken them thus far when they have the opportunity to put a team away?

    I love the heart and tenacity of this team, but as was mentioned in a thread the other day, they are greatly lacking in the killer instinct department.
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    amazing how crucial rebounding has been in almost every game this series.
    Considering how poorly each team has been shooting the last few games it's not surprising that getting additional possessions is BIG
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    The only question remaining is if we're going to be treated to another Rasheed cuss-out fest as he leaves the court this year..
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    Meanwhile, Ben continues to pad his rebounding stats.

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    WTF IS WRONG WITH REGGIE THESE LAST GAMES?? 0 - 11 from 3PT LAND!!

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    Final:
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    ^ Shooting slump at the worst time. And he's too old and tired to shoot 40% anymore

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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    well, its a new series now.

    The winner of game 5 will have this series by the balls.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    WTF IS WRONG WITH REGGIE THESE LAST GAMES?? 0 - 11 from 3PT LAND!!

    Reason? 39. He's been amazing at times this year and it's been a joy watching him but at his age you can't expect him to be as consistent as we would want him to be.

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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    The way we started this game I swear I thought we where on our way to a 20 point win, boy was I wrong.

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    FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
    ----------------------Pistons----------Pacers
    FG%---------------------40.5------------37.1
    3PT%--------------------23.1------------15.8
    FT%---------------------90.0------------75.0
    Turnovers---------------15--------------19
    Fast Break---------------8--------------10
    Biggest Lead------------20---------------7
    Points in the Paint-----34--------------36
    Offensive Rebounds------15--------------11
    Defensive Rebounds------32--------------30
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    Default Re: 05/15/2005 Playoff Game Thread: Pacers vs Pistons - Game 4 (2nd Round)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/recap?gid=2005051511

    • Detroit 89, Indiana 76

      By STEVE HERMAN, AP Sports Writer

      AP - May 15, 5:11 pm EDT

      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Just when the Indiana Pacers thought they couldn't possibly shoot any worse, the Detroit Pistons proved them wrong.

      Chauncey Billups scored 29 points and the Pistons used a 19-1 first-quarter run to beat the Pacers 89-76 Sunday, tying their best-of-seven Eastern Conference series at two games each.

      Game 5 will be in Detroit on Tuesday night.

      Just as they did Friday night, when they blew an 18-point lead but managed to hold on for a 79-74 victory, the Pacers went cold from the field. But this time it cost them the game.

      This collapse, though, came in the first quarter, when a free throw by Jamaal Tinsley was their only point in a stretch of almost eight minutes. After that, Billups scored nine points as Detroit quickly built its lead to 17. The Pistons held off a brief third-quarter comeback, took a 20-point lead late in the period and were never threatened in the final quarter.

      Rasheed Wallace had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Richard Hamilton added 13 points and seven assists for the Pistons.

      Stephen Jackson led Indiana with 23 points and Tinsley had 17. Jermaine O'Neal, continuing a playoff shooting slump, was just 4-of-15 from the field and finished with 10 points.

      Reggie Miller, who clinched the Game 3 victory with a basket and four free throws in the closing seconds, had seven points on 2-for-6 shooting and missed all four of his 3-point attempts.

      Indiana's only lead came in the opening minutes, when two baskets by Dale Davis and a 3-pointer by Jackson helped the Pacers to a 9-2 lead.

      It didn't last long.

      The Pacers missed their next 13 shots, and with the nine points by Billups and baskets by Antonio McDyess and Richard Hamilton, Detroit made it 21-10 before a basket by O'Neal -- his first after 14 straight misses since the first quarter of Game 3 on Friday.

      Detroit led 21-13 after the first quarter, then the Pacers missed their first five shots of the second period -- going 1-for-19 over a 13-minute stretch spanning the first two quarters.

      Their shooting -- 16 percent for the game at that point -- improved in the second period with baskets by Tinsley and reserves James Jones and Fred Jones. A flying dunk by Fred Jones cut Detroit's lead to 10 points. Anthony Johnson then hit one of two free throws to make it 43-34, but Tayshaun Prince hit two free throws and a short jump hook to push the lead to 47-34 at halftime.

      The Pacers pulled to 56-50 with five minutes left in the third quarter, but once again they went cold, and a 3-pointer by Prince capped a 16-2 run for the Pistons' biggest lead at 72-52. Indiana came no closer than 12 points the rest of the way and finished the game shooting 37 percent to Detroit's 41 percent.

      Notes

      The winner of this series will play Miami in the Eastern Conference finals; the Pacers were 3-1 against the Heat in the regular season, and the Pistons were 2-1. ... Indiana's Jeff Foster, who had a career-high 20 rebounds in Game 2 and 12 in Game 3, had only one rebound in 12 minutes. ... The Pacers hit only 3-of-19 3-point attempts. ... Billups' 29 points moved him past John Salley into sixth place (800) in Pistons' career playoff scoring. Hamilton is fifth with 1,055 points.
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