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    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/preview_060307.html

    SCOUTING REPORT
    PACERS vs. KNICKS
    Tuesday, March 7
    7:00, Conseco Fieldhouse
    TV: FSN RADIO: WIBC-1070 AM

    PREVIEW
    Jamaal Tinsley is expected to return to action tonight when the Pacers host the New York Knicks in Conseco Fieldhouse. Tinsley has missed 15 consecutive games and 26 of 30 while recovering from injuries to his right elbow and biceps. Coach Rick Carlisle said after the team's Tuesday morning shootaround Tinsley would be in uniform.

    "We're in a situation where we don't have to rush him," Carlisle said. "He's done a lot on his own to try to get ready but he hasn't played real five-on-five for a couple of months. We don't have to rush him back. We've got a couple of guys (Anthony Johnson and Sarunas Jasikevicius) that have done a solid job. I'm sure there are going to be opportunities for him to play, but we're going to play it by ear a little bit early."

    Carlisle said Anthony Johnson, who has started 28 of the last 30 games, will remain the starter for the time being. Johnson has played extremely well of late, averaging 16.1 points and 6.0 assists while shootign .534 from the field in his last nine games.

    "A.J.'s the starter for now," he said. "We'll see how the next couple of weeks unfold. We've got two very dependable guys that have been holding the fort for two months. It's great to have J.T. back but we were in the same position in January and probably rushed him back to soon, he got re-injured and it affected the team a little bit. We're not in a situation where we need to rush things. He's going to do what he can to be ready to play when we need him and it's great to have him back."

    Tinsley, averaging 10.4 points, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 23 games, tried to come back in late January after an 11-game absence. He made four appearances and clearly wasn't himself, shooting 9-of-33 and committing 13 turnovers, before returning to the inactive list.

    New York (16-43) is coming off a 103-98 victory in Milwaukee Saturday, the first in six games since Steve Francis was acquired. He has averaged 14.2 points on 50 percent shooting (including five-of-6 from the 3-point line), with his new team starting just twice. Quentin Richardson has been paired with Stephon Marbury in the starting backcourt.

    With Francis, Marbury, Richardson, Jalen Rose and Jamal Crawford outside and Eddy Curry in the post, the Knicks don't lack for explosive scorers, but Coach Larry Brown's greatest challenge has been finding the right combinations. The Knicks have used 35 lineups featuring 16 players, far outdistancing the second-place Pacers and Bobcats (22 apiece).

    New York has dropped six of seven (and 22 of 25) and brings a 5-25 road record into the game, which also should be a concern, because the Pacers have struggled against such teams, going 14-14 against opponents at or below .500 (and 16-12 against those with winning records).

    The Pacers (30-26) are coming off a 3-1 road trip and will follow this game with three more on the road.

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    Oh man I will be so happy to see the Tin man play again tonight!!!!!

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    Thanks for the heads up Rabid....
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    Oh boy. Things get a little more interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar
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    Oh man I will be so happy to see the Tin man play again tonight!!!!!


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    He's done a lot on his own to try to get ready but he hasn't played real five-on-five for a couple of months."
    During his last show Rick basically used the same quote about Jamaal, saying that he hadn't played any 5-on-5 since he came back from his injury. I wondered if Rick had mis-spoken, but I half expected to see Jamaal in uniform over the weekend. Anyway, I'm glad to have him back, unlike most here........
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    Finally!

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    If he just gets 5 to 10 minutes I'll be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    Oh boy. Things get a little more interesting
    Only in the way Rick handles it. If Rick starts Tinsley within the next five gaes of him being back, there is a serious problem.

    I agree with what Tinsley said, AJ should remain the starter for the rest of the year.

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    I haven't payed alot of attention to NY this year. How is their back court at pressuring the ball?

    Yes UB, this could get real interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
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    Only in the way Rick handles it. If Rick starts Tinsley within the next five gaes of him being back, there is a serious problem.

    I agree with what Tinsley said, AJ should remain the starter for the rest of the year.
    Dont you think performance should dictate when he regains his starting job rather than some random timetable you decided on?

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    The sound of sense isn't so common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWB
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    I haven't payed alot of attention to NY this year. How is their back court at pressuring the ball?
    You're a real comedian.

    Wait - you weren't being serious were you?

    We happen to be horrifically bad on defense - a bit better lately but still not good. Fortunately you don't have JO so Curry probably won't pick up 2 fouls in the first minute.

    I just don't want to be embarrassed tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisplacedKnick
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    I just don't want to be embarrassed tonight.

    ..... and yet, you remain a Knicks fan!

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    good good good... cant wait until the rest of the gang is back. I just wanna see them all playing so I can get a feel for what my expectations should really be.

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    Interesting what will be Saras role from now on.

    Its a decisive moment. He might be brilliant today.

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    Displaced Knick said..."We happen to be horrifically bad on defense - a bit better lately but still not good. Fortunately you don't have JO so Curry probably won't pick up 2 fouls in the first minute.

    I just don't want to be embarrassed tonight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithfan
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    Interesting what will be Saras role from now on.

    Its a decisive moment. He might be brilliant today.
    I would love to see him light it up. Heaven knows, he killed Marbury the last time he faced him.


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    I'm actually kind of scared of NY. They have all these great scorers and if LB actually finds a way for them to work together..We could be in trouble. But that wont happen just because the powers that be spit on the Knicks now because of Larry Johnson's 4 point plays. And because I don't think Knick Bavetta is reffing the game.

    As for Tinsley, I wouldn't mind working him back slowly just getting the rust off before he returns to the starting lineup. And yes, he will be the starter again by the end of the year barring any unexpected injuries...He's just simply a better point guard then AJ..But AJ has been a brilliant mid-range shooter as of late. I wouldn't be surprised to see an AJ Tinsley combo on the floor sometime in the distant future.

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    "A.J.'s the starter for now," he said. "We'll see how the next couple of weeks unfold. We've got two very dependable guys that have been holding the fort for two months.
    This is code-word for "Tinsley is gonna start in a couple of games".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithfan
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    Interesting what will be Saras role from now on.
    Its a decisive moment. He might be brilliant today.
    I betcha that Sarunas will begin to fill the "Eddie Gill" role soon.
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    I betcha that Sarunas will begin to fill the "Eddie Gill" role soon.
    That will be awful.

    I hope he will give his best in next games. In any case someone is going to get hurt.

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    Default Re: Tinsley to play tonight against the Knicks.

    I gotta believe Tinsley will thrive without the halfcourt restrictions... maybe not right away, but before too long, he'll be running things. AJ getting time at the 2-spot for sure as Moses said. Maybe Saras getting a little time at both. Maybe.

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