Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Bender in preseason game

  1. #1
    Member Swingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    33
    Posts
    726

    Default Bender in preseason game

    Sad that we lost the game and apparently didn't have much defense but was impressed with Bender at the free throw line. Didn't realize he shot well at the stripe nailing 11-14. Must have done a good job attacking the basket and drawing the foul.

  2. #2
    xphoenix
    Guest

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    If someone can keep up with Bird in a game of HORSE then I assume they can knock down some freethrows.


    /

  3. #3

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Quote Originally Posted by xphoenix
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    If someone can keep up with Bird in a game of HORSE then I assume they can knock down some freethrows.


    /

  4. #4
    #PacerNation 317Kim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    317
    Age
    23
    Posts
    13,440

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    JB was GREAT! he and Snap were at the line quite a while!

  5. #5
    Member Pacers#1Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Age
    25
    Posts
    3,781

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    GO JB.

  6. #6
    teY dennaB toN
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,606

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    JB attacked the rim hard and got to the line. He also missed several wide-open mid-range shots I would expect him to hit if he continues to stay on the court. He poses all kinds of match-up problems, and IMO can really help out the team if he plays more than 6 games.

  7. #7
    sweabs
    Guest

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    JB attacked the rim hard and got to the line. He also missed several wide-open mid-range shots I would expect him to hit if he continues to stay on the court. He poses all kinds of match-up problems, and IMO can really help out the team if he plays more than 6 games.
    Well, last year he played seven!

    But I still don't think he helped us out much...

  8. #8
    How are you here? Kegboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northside Bias
    Posts
    12,951

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    I wasn't surprised. He played the same way he has since he got up to 219 two years ago. I was disappointed in his shot, but the good news was it was obvious he was as well. I'm sure he'll get it back.
    Come to the Dark Side -- There's cookies!

  9. #9
    Member Isaac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    25
    Posts
    3,146

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    I'm not going to allow myself to get my hopes up for JB actually contributing this year. I'll be skeptical of him actually making a contribution until I see it happening for an extended period of time in the regular season.

  10. #10
    Diesel
    Guest

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Bender looked good last night, it looks like he has that explosive first step back this year, and was attacking the basket pretty much at will.Its only the first game so I don't want to get my hopes up, but its very encouraging.

  11. #11
    Member Jon Theodore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    1,755

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    This is the year folks, the pacers community is due for a blessing of this sort.

    BELIEVE in it people.

    Ever heard of self fulfilling prophecies?

    Jesus, if everyone supported Bender it would be a different story. I expect Bender to be the best bench player in the league this year. Thats right folks.

  12. #12
    Pacesetter
    Guest

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Impressive performance by JB, he's always been a confident foul shooter. It's an important part of the game, and he can stroke 'em.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    The important questions are:

    Did he practice today?

    Will he play tomorrow?

  14. #14
    Member Pacers#1Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Age
    25
    Posts
    3,781

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    There is no doubt in my mind Bender will be a beast if he can stay healthy.

  15. #15
    Member McClintic Sphere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Purgatory
    Posts
    2,776

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Quote Originally Posted by Eindar
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    The important questions are:

    Did he practice today?

    Will he play tomorrow?
    True Dat, Eindar. Listening to Slick, though, he was very enthused with Bender's aggressivness. Maybe its a good first step for Bender going from a pretty player to an effective player.

  16. #16
    Brian Mac_Daddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    University Heights
    Age
    27
    Posts
    569
    Mood

    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    I really want Bender to have his "breakout" year. I just hope he can stay healthy. It would be nice to have some more depth.


  17. #17
    Member Frank Slade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    State of Chaos
    Age
    35
    Posts
    6,019

    Default Re: Bender in preseason game

    Quote Originally Posted by Eindar
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    The important questions are:

    Did he practice today?

    Will he play tomorrow?
    Mike Wells of the Star said that Bender indicated he felt good was a little sore but that was it....

    Why Not Us ?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •