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    The fact that the Pistons lost means very little. They are going to win this series.

    But I was facinated to watch the way the Bucks went about beating the Pistons. Maybe the pacers can learn a thing or two.

    First, it needs to be said the Bucks played very well and very hard, otherwise strategy would not have made any difference.

    Having said that the Bucks did change their game plan.

    They spread the floor, they shot tons of outside shots, their guards went one-one-one to beat the pressure, often times in a 1-4 set. Looked to me like the Bucks abandoned their normal offense, and they ran very few plays. The key was they shot a ton of outside shots and they made their fair share.

    In the full court the Bucks had a guard throw the ball into the point guard, that way Sheed or Ben had to get down the court, and they could not trap the guard near the midcourt line.

    Not sure how the Bucks got the Pistons to shoot 25 threes but that is huge, LB was not too happy about that.

    Not sure the Pacers can duplicate the game plan the Bucks used. Pacers don't have the outside shooters the Bucks do and the last thing you want is Tinsley, AJ or Kenny going one-on-one at the top oif the key.

    I can see Croshere playing a lot to spread the court, along with Bender.

    As Kstat mentioned a few days ago to beat the Pistons you have to shoot well from the outside, because their interior defense is so tough.

    I am sure the Nets will look at tonights game very closely

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    They beat them in a way we won't: Hitting a bunch of outside shots.

    I mean, if we get hot we get hot, but we can't make that our offense like Milwaukee has.

    I think for us it has to be muscling our way to the basket and using the rim to keep layups/dunks from being swatted.

    Come to think about it, Bender could be important because he can simply take the ball where Ben and Sheed can't get to it, so he either lays it in, gets a goal tend in his favor, or gets fouled. Even 10 points from Bender like that could be huge.

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    Just how in the world did the Pacers beat this team three times???

    Pistons are good, but not perfect, Bucks just showed you that.

    The best the Pistons are going to do in the next two games is split.

    They will not get past the Nets.

    I rather play the Pistons in the ECF then the Nets.

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    Just how in the world did the Pacers beat this team three times???
    Easy - they didn't. This is a completely different team than the one that the Pacers beat eary in the season. The Pacers are 0-1 against the current Pistons, and since that's the Pistons that they'd play in the playoffs, that's the only record that matters.

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    Just how in the world did the Pacers beat this team three times???
    Easy - they didn't. This is a completely different team than the one that the Pacers beat eary in the season. The Pacers are 0-1 against the current Pistons, and since that's the Pistons that they'd play in the playoffs, that's the only record that matters.

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    You are the most optimistic person that I know. One game in April really doesn't tell me a whole lot about how these two teams will stack up against each other.

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    You are the most optimistic person that I know. One game in April really doesn't tell me a whole lot about how these two teams will stack up against each other.
    Perhaps not, but it tells you more than the first three games did.

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    You are the most optimistic person that I know. One game in April really doesn't tell me a whole lot about how these two teams will stack up against each other.
    Perhaps not, but it tells you more than the first three games did.

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    Actually no it does not. Tinsley did not play and half of their defense is ball pressure which works very well against AJ but very poorly against Tins.

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    You are the most optimistic person that I know. One game in April really doesn't tell me a whole lot about how these two teams will stack up against each other.
    Perhaps not, but it tells you more than the first three games did.

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    I swear, it's amazing how people insist on boiling everything down to just one game. So, by the same logic, if we happen to beat Detroit in game 1 of this hypothetical ECF matchup, does that mean we'll sweep them?
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    I'm surprised that no one has said how the Bucks really won this game.

    They pounded the glass and limited the Pistons to one shot for most of the night. Joe Smith was huge in the first half and scored a lot of inside shots and Toni Kukoc crashed the boards and hit a few putbacks.

    Sure the Bucks hit their outside shots but they didn't shoot a lot of outside shots in total. They drove the ball into the heart of the defense and drew a lot of fouls and/or scored. They kept the Pistons defense off-balance by spreading the floor and they beat them on the fast break time after time.

    One weakness that the Pistons have, that revealed itself last night, is their bench scoring. If the starters struggle or get in foul trouble, the Pistons will be hard pressed to find someone off the bench to step up. That's my opinion and in the end, that will be the weak link that leads to the Pistons' demise.
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    Come now. Everyone can see this game was lost because of Larry Brown ****ing with the rotations. He had the entire bench in for a long stretch of the game. That's some BS. I hate when he does that. That and the fact that the Pistons forget how to play team ball every few games. 25 3s!!! what the hell is that about?? I hate when they play like that. When is the next Pacer game? I have to make sure I tune in and watch. Next Pistons game isn't until Saturday.

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    I disagree about the bench scoring. Every team in the NBA would have problems scoring without one of their starters on the floor at any time.

    I agree about the rebounding, too much standing around and not enough effort on the glass killed them. Evne in those last few possessions when it mattered they could not get the rebounds.

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    Every team in the NBA would have problems scoring without one of their starters on the floor at any time.
    Not against the Celtics.......
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    GOod pooints UB. I have to agree with what Barkley said last night too. The P's weren't hungry...they thought they had it locked up and it jumped up and bit em. And (as I stated elsewhere) they've kinda fallen in love with scoring. They found a little offense and so have let their defense slip a bit (gotten lazy?) thinking they can make it up with their own scoring. That kinda sounds familiar doesn't it?
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    I disagree about the bench scoring. Every team in the NBA would have problems scoring without one of their starters on the floor at any time.
    Unless, as we saw earlier in the week, the opponent is the Celtics.

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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics

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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics
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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics
    Check your local listings for start times......
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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics
    Check your local listings for start times......
    Are ya'll on eastern or central time??

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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics
    Check your local listings for start times......
    Are ya'll on eastern or central time??
    That's too complicated of a discussion, but it will start at 6 in Indy.....
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    When is the next Pacer game
    Friday on ESPN
    7 p.m. - Pacers at Celtics
    Check your local listings for start times......
    Are ya'll on eastern or central time??
    The correct answer is "Eastern Standard". This time of year, that's the same as "Central Daylight".

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    Central now , So that means it should start at 6pm , NBA.com usually list time ET

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    When we play Detroit, we're going to make them adapt to us. We're still the better team, at least in our own eyes. And the better teams make the not-better [ooh, lingo ] adjust to them.

    I know Detroit's style is similar to ours, so it'll be a good series. The key is to make sure we execute our offense, and more importantly, our defense better than they do.

    I can't see us jacking up a bunch of threes like Milwaukee did. Maybe we'll give the shooters [Reg, Croshere, Bender and.... Jones ] more court time, but the only way we abandon what's been working for us so far [attacking the rim with JO, Ron and Al] is if they stomp on us in the first couple games.
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    I'd call it Indiana time. Everbody else is backwards when it comes to time except for us. :P

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    I disagree about the bench scoring. Every team in the NBA would have problems scoring without one of their starters on the floor at any time.
    Unless, as we saw earlier in the week, the opponent is the Celtics.

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