When I got my email from pacers.com regarding tonight's game, I was surprised to see they had Andre Owens starting at PG.
I scrolled down to injuries to see that Tinsley is listed there with a sore left knee. Umm, what sore left knee? The sore left knee that showed no obvious signs of discomfort or problems Sunday? The sore left knee that was not mentioned once, at all, ever, in the press/media before today? That sore left knee? Oh. I guess that's my mistake.
Sorry to even be posting this, but it just struck me as "here we go again". I freely admit I could be 100% off base, but this is a red flag for me. This is coming off of games where Tinsley made horrible choices to end the Phoenix game, then he didn't finish the Sacramento game, and then he was playing like his old self (in a bad way) the following night in Golden State. Now heading into the very next game, with no seen reasons to explain it, he suddenly is out with a sore left knee. Yeah, right.
I'm sorry but this franchise has a history of making up injuries to cover up the likes of Tinsley and Artest and their bull****, and I don't buy this for a second until I see him limping around myself during a game heading into this kind of announcement. Physically, he looked just fine to me. Now granted I wasn't going out of my way to examine him, but nonetheless.