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    Default Finally, we're not comparing this season with last season

    In one of the articles today on Instar.com.

    It says the Pacers have now matched their best NBA record ever to this point in the season. The good part is it matched the 34-13 record of the Pacers during the 1998 season, Bird's first year.

    Finally,

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    Default Re: Finally, we're not comparing this season with last season

    In one of the articles today on Instar.com.

    It says the Pacers have now matched their best NBA record ever to this point in the season. The good part is it matched the 34-13 record of the Pacers during the 1998 season, Bird's first year.

    Finally,
    Whats so really neat about todays team is it's still getting better, whereas Birds teams didn't have much room for improvement. What I mean by that is Bird's core of players had been together a while and were at their prime. Todays team hasn't reached their potential as players or as a team.

    In fact you can see this team improving daily. For instant last year, and even earlier this year Reggie would come around a screen and he would either have to wait for the ball from Tinsley or it would be a bit in front of him and he would have to go get it. Now Tinsley is starting to deliver the ball on target as soon as Reggie clears the screen, thus allowing Reggie the extra split second he needs to get his jumper off.

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    Default Re: Finally, we're not comparing this season with last season

    I think they are playing with so much more poise and confidence than last year. They have certain things they KNOW they can do to get a bucket when they really need one.

    And they are so tenacious on defense that they don't give their opponent any (or many) easy possessions.

    Last year they had that whole "bad-boy" garbage going on, which was not good for their mental approach to their game. They lost their compusure all the time.

    One other improvement I have noticed is Artest is doing less of his one-on-one-try-to-take-the-game-over stuff on offense. He doesn't it once in a while still, and it hurts the team when he reverts to it, but for the most part he's improving at playing within the system.

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