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    Default Post Game Thread #9 - Lost but with positives

    Team is showing some signs of life
    JO and Murph had a good game
    Sadly DunDun and DG just couldn't get it done in the offense....
    we need to adjust our defense according to who we play - had to focus on defending the perimeter instead of the paint against this team...
    gotta learn to make plays at the end of the half/qt/game - need to learn a few plays to run cause its been awful to see us try to come up with something...
    that buzzer beater 3 pretty much changed the tempo in favor of Raps...
    3rd QT is still our achilles heel - we can't seem to get back into groove after half-time...
    and now tied for the current longest losing streak with the Warriors at 6 - they will play later on tonight.
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    Default Re: Post Game Thread #9 - Lost but with positives

    What is the offensive strategy in the last 8 or 9 minutes every game, honestly?

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    LOL, maybe its time the Pacers play the grind it out JO/JT ball to start the game and save their collective energy for the 2nd half and play the JOB ball movement game to close the game vs. start it. Big leads NEVER stay in the NBA anyway since refs keep the games close.

    The reverse (Scoring a lot and early) certainly isn't working!

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    What is the offensive strategy in the last 8 or 9 minutes every game, honestly?
    we haven't reached that yet - so far we're upto halftime of gameplay...
    or so it seems from the way the team is performing

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    Default Re: Post Game Thread #9 - Lost but with positives

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    You are aware this is the exact same squad who dropped 11 straight games last season, right? There's nothing to be positive about here in the midst of a 6 game skid. I don't understand this cheery bull**** that never has any substance provided by whoever criticizes those who are just looking at the facts.
    Some postives:

    Ball movement was great for most of the game, got stagnant at parts but was good for the most part.

    JO played well and didn't fair too bad in the offense, providing 7 assists for the second time this year.

    Murphy had a nice game also, it was good to see him knocking down some shots and getting to the line.

    Sorry for being positive and clueless about how terrible this team really is.

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    Guys, please edit the title of this thread you are all just fooling yourselves if you saw any positive tonight.
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    Guys, please edit the title of this thread you are all just fooling yourselves if you saw any positive tonight.


    ballboy got his shot back for most of the night - that should count for something..right?

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    Default Re: Post Game Thread #9 - Lost but with positives

    We lost to a better team tonight.

    I think that'll be happening a lot this season.

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    the only way to keep a sane mentality at this rate is to judge the gameplay and not the result - kinda like pre-season...

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    I thought Jamaal Tinsley looked superb out there today. He hit BIG shots, he had great defense on Bosh, coming up with a few key steals. I liked what I saw from him.

    We saw movement in the offense when JO got an entry pass, especially in the first half. In the second half a lot more work had to be done just to get JO the ball and it appeared the defense had already adjusted as he caught the ball.

    Our wings are not consistent shooters. Unfortunately they are not great at beating their guy off the dribble either.

    Jeff was great in this game as well in terms of early defense on Bosh and his offensive rebounding.

    Murphy had a VERY nice game.

    Freaking Calderon had 10 assists and 15 points on us. I hate this guy and his fingers.

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    Toronto is a good team.

    I think if Ike Diogu plays, the Pacers win. The 2nd unit REALLY misses his post presence. Once he comes back, we probably won't see David Harrison again unless there's an injury or foul trouble.

    JO looks to be getting back to his old self. Murphy played surprisingly well. Tinsley brought a lot to the offense, but left a lot to be desired on the defensive end. Diener finally had his shots fall.

    As for the negatives, Dunleavy continues his disappearing act. And Granger is proving to be wildly inconsistent. Although he had some nice blocks in the game.

    Maybe it's time to acquire another post threat. Because the team just goes to hell once JO leaves the game. Once again, this goes back to missing Ike as well. But maybe we should get another post threat for when the team is missing either Ike or JO. Without either of them, the team is just a bunch of jumpshooters, which is not hard to defend at all.

    EDIT: Oh, and it seems like Daniels is only going to play every other game, which is a shame. I think we could really use his defense and slashing ability every night. I think he really would've helped tonight.
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    Maybe it's time to acquire another post threat. Because the team just goes to hell once JO leaves the game. Once again, this goes back to missing Ike as well. But maybe we should get another post threat for when the team is missing either Ike or JO. Without either of them, the team is just a bunch of jumpshooters, which is not hard to defend at all.
    The thing with this is that Troy Murphy should have been Shaq like when you consider the size of the guys guarding him. We could have had a post presence tonight with JO out if we chose to imho.

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    we just need to play a FULL 48 MINUTES! if we did that we'd win more games...I don't think i can stomach going 3-7...Uck
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    The thing with this is that Troy Murphy should have been Shaq like when you consider the size of the guys guarding him. We could have had a post presence tonight with JO out if we chose to imho.
    thats the thing - he disappeared towards the end of the 4th qt...would've been nice if he took some more shots - heck he was the only one making treys tonight

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    thats the thing - he disappeared towards the end of the 4th qt...would've been nice if he took some more shots - heck he was the only one making treys tonight
    I'm seriously not saying he was froze out, but how many touches do you remember Troy getting the last 5 minutes?

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    The thing with this is that Troy Murphy should have been Shaq like when you consider the size of the guys guarding him. We could have had a post presence tonight with JO out if we chose to imho.
    That's the thing though. He's not a post threat. He's a jumpshooter. Sure, he posted up some of the smaller guys and scored a couple times I think. But he can't score on other big men with any kind of regularlity.

    What I'm talking about is getting another big man who can post up on other big men and score with some type of success.

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    What I'm talking about is getting another big man who can post up on other big men and score with some type of success.
    Another? Are you saying JO can do that?

    Just kidding folks, the mans a beast.

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    I'm seriously not saying he was froze out, but how many touches do you remember Troy getting the last 5 minutes?
    after 5:35 - he has not taken another shot

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    Hard to shoot when you don't get the rock.

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    JO looked a little better tonight in terms of movement and lift. That was the biggest positive of the game for me.

    As for losing, I hope it continues. 3-79 would be fine for me. We need a new starting SG...coughEricGordoncough...anyway.

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    JO looked a little better tonight in terms of movement and lift. That was the biggest positive of the game for me.

    As for losing, I hope it continues. 3-79 would be fine for me. We need a new starting SG...coughEricGordoncough...anyway.
    I think if the Pacers went 3-79 the Pacers Digest community would be about as dysfunctional as the astronaut community.

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    JO looked a little better tonight in terms of movement and lift. That was the biggest positive of the game for me.

    As for losing, I hope it continues. 3-79 would be fine for me. We need a new starting SG...coughEricGordoncough...anyway.
    with our luck we'd end up with like the 10th pick instead of the 1st

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    I think if the Pacers went 3-79 the Pacers Digest community would be about as dysfunctional as the astronaut community.
    Actually, we'd probably thrive like never before.

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    Actually, we'd probably thrive like never before.
    The whiners certainly would.

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    Eric Gordon FTW!

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