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    Feast your eyes! http://stats.nba.com/schedule/#!?Tea...612754&Month=1


    We start the season on Wednesday October 18th at Bankers Life vs. The Brooklyn Nets. After that we're home for Portland on the 20th. Then at Miami on the 21st and at Minnesota on the 24th. We play the OKC Thunder on December 13th on ESPN. Paul returns to Indiana for the 1st time since the trade. We play the Thunder for the first time though, in OKC on Wednesday October 25th.
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    Our first game against PG comes the first week of the season on the 2nd night of a back to back...

    Lovely. Plus, I'll probably get to see them get destroyed the night before in MN live though! Yay!

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    Our first game against PG comes the first week of the season on the 2nd night of a back to back...

    Lovely. Plus, I'll probably get to see them get destroyed the night before in MN live though! Yay!
    What are the odds that PG just rests that game and doesn't play at all. It would make sense that he would chicken out.
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    What are the odds that PG just rests that game and doesn't play at all. It would make sense that he would chicken out.
    The game IN OKC? No, he'll play us on friendly turf... The Indy game, however, I foresee Adam Silver making plenty of behind the scenes phone calls ensuring Paul isn't "tired and in need of rest".

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    Only three nationally televised games for the Pacers this year, not a big surprise given our small market and the fact that we don't expect to be very good. Only one of those three games is on ESPN (other two on NBATV)--even bigger surprise, it's the December 13th return of PG.

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    The game IN OKC? No, he'll play us on friendly turf... The Indy game, however, I foresee Adam Silver making plenty of behind the scenes phone calls ensuring Paul isn't "tired and in need of rest".
    Nothing like a paper superstar that can't take the heat from a fan base he alienated.
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    3-7.

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    If we go 2-80 and sweep the Thunder, this will be a successful season in my heart.

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    Nothing like a paper superstar that can't take the heat from a fan base he alienated.
    Shouldn't you wait till he actually "rests" for that game before you can claim that?

    Just a suggestion.

    Interesting that the game is on my brother's birthday not that he cares for the Pacers(he roots against Indiana teams to spite me) but he might've been interested in seeing Russell Westbrook.

    That being said I don't think the reaction will be nearly as bad as people are hoping for there will be some boos, some cheers and most of the people there will be watching for Russell Westbrook and not really care about the last few months.
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    If we go 2-80 and sweep the Thunder, this will be a successful season in my heart.
    Cuz we'd get a top 3 pick. Otherwise, no.

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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/08/14/...ok-at-metrics/

    How the schedule was made: NBA taking hard look at metrics


    MIAMI (AP) — Larry Bird made his plea years ago.

    His request to the NBA was not unique: Bird wanted the league to eliminate the dreaded stretches of four games in five days. What made Bird’s pitch memorable was that it didn’t just cite the demand of so many games in such a short amount of time, but also pointed out how the anxiousness caused by such tests can hurt a team beforehand and how the fatigue lingers long afterward.

    “What he said to me has been ringing in my head ever since,” said Tom Carelli, the NBA’s senior vice president for broadcasting.

    Carelli and the rest of the NBA schedule-making gurus were unable to make Bird’s request reality – until now. With an extra week of days to play with, along with some much deeper looks at arena availability and ways to try to help competitive balance, the NBA believes the schedule released Monday should be the most user-friendly in the league’s history.

    The four-games-in-five-days challenges? Eliminated for the first time in NBA history.

    Back-to-backs? Only 14.4 per team on average, an all-time low for the third straight year.

    Single-game road trips, average miles traveled and time zones crossed? All down a bit as well.

    “I think at this point, and frankly the minute we got the extra week, we could conclude the schedule is really, undebatably, the best basketball schedule we’ve ever had,” said Evan Wasch, the NBA’s senior vice president for basketball strategy and analytics. “That’s what the week affords you, the opportunity to focus on all these different metrics.”

    The extra week, which allows the regular season to start Oct. 17 – the league’s earliest start since 1980 – was an obvious help. But schedule makers went further, taking a deeper-than-usual look at arena availability around the league and trying to minimize the nights where a weary team will face a well-rested opponent.

    In other words, NBA fans, meet FTE.

    The metric – an acronym for Fresh, Tired and Even – is a major part of the NBA schedule process. It’s a way the NBA has charted how tired one team will likely be when facing another.

    FTE has been part of the NBA’s internal charting for years, but wasn’t often discussed openly or with teams.

    “If a team plays the night before and its opponent didn’t, then one team is tired and its opponent is fresh,” Wasch said. “That fresh-tired ratio will be lower than ever. It’s hard to measure and track when you build a schedule manually, but it’s easy to track when building one with optimization software.”

    Instead of asking teams for 50 possible home dates for their respective buildings – the past standard – schedule makers like Carelli, Wasch, Chris Boghosian, Gene Li and Hao Meng instead checked every available date and tried a much broader look at how the puzzle might fit.

    Their work might be particularly noticed on ABC games this season.

    Last season, when stars like LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala all were given nights off when the Cavaliers or Warriors were playing nationally televised games on ABC, there was no shortage of scorn. This season, teams playing in those marquee ABC games will have a day off both before and after those contests.

    “The more information we got, the easier it was to reduce back-to-backs,” Carelli said.

    The changes aren’t only to benefit players and teams.

    The league this year will be labeling the schedule by week – Week 1, Week 2, so on, from Monday to Sunday. It’s essentially a idea at presenting fans, and fantasy players, with a schedule that’s broken down into smaller bites.

    “It’s progress. It’s all part of a larger basket of progress,” Carelli said.

    There will undoubtedly be some schedule griping. No one is claiming perfection. Improvement, for now, is enough, and that extra week of room being built into the season is already making an impact – even though the first real games are still two months away.

    “We don’t get scored,” Carelli said. “We don’t necessarily win or lose, which is nice. The bottom line is that our primary, secondary, whatever goal it is, our goal is about the game. Our goal is about doing the best we can to create the most competitively balanced schedule we can for all the teams.”

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    We have an advantage!!!



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    So when PG come's here we'll be near the end of a 6 game home stand with two nights off before the game?! That's cool.
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    I absolutely cannot wait for the home game w/ OKC.

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    Paul George returns to Indiana on...the 13th.

    I see what you did there, NBA.

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    We have an advantage!!!


    Pacers have always had a travel advantage being in the eastern conference and being located where they are.

    Pacers have only 14 back to backs. And this is the first time I can remember where we don't go on a west coast trip after Thanksgiving. And I don't remember having a west coast trip before so near the end of the season.
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    Paul George returns to Indiana on...the 13th.

    I see what you did there, NBA.
    I'm just going to leave this here...

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    I'm just going to leave this here...

    Maybe it's the due date of his second child?
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    Maybe it's the due date of his second child?
    This was in response to Pacers tweet highlighting the game as VO and Sabonis facing their old team.

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    I'm just going to leave this here...

    "We all will have different reasons!"

    WTF is that? Dude sounds like he's 14, tweeting about getting his ex-girlfriend back for dumping him on prom night. PG, you're 27. Supposed to be a professional. Of course fans are going to be interested in that game and of course the team is going to stoke interest to sell tickets. I don't see how, in any way, it'd be some personal thing that you've got to respond to in a tweet. Especially one that's so vague and childish.
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    ............. one that's so vague and childish.
    Doesn't that describe PG himself ??

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    I went through the schedule and counted out 28 games that I think we will win. We benefit from paying the Hawks, Magic, and Nets a bunch.

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    I went through the schedule and counted out 28 games that I think we will win. We benefit from paying the Hawks, Magic, and Nets a bunch.
    I knew the Hawks had gotten worse but I hadn't actually looked at their roster. man, they're gonna SUCK.

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    I went through the schedule and counted out 28 games that I think we will win. We benefit from paying the Hawks, Magic, and Nets a bunch.
    I came up with 27. I'm sure we'll catch some teams sleeping and we'll lose to a couple teams we "shouldn't" as well. This is assuming the youth and unfamiliarity of our team outweighs the talent and effort we hope to see. They might surprise us and get over 30 wins, but I just can't see any worse than 25 really.
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    I knew the Hawks had gotten worse but I hadn't actually looked at their roster. man, they're gonna SUCK.
    They're talking up Luke Babbitt. Wow they're bad.
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