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    Unhappy Closing out the season

    Would love to see how many of these you think we'll win. 19 games left, including Seattle.

    Tue 11 vs Seattle
    Fri 14 @ Dallas
    Sat 15 @ Orlando
    Mon 17 vs New York
    Wed 19 vs Charlotte
    Fri 21 vs Minnesota
    Sat 22 @ Chicago
    Tue 25 vs New Orleans
    Wed 26 @ New Jersey
    Fri 28 vs New Jersey
    Mon 31 vs Miami
    Wed 02 @ Boston
    Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
    Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
    Tue 08 vs Atlanta
    Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 12 vs Charlotte
    Mon 14 @ Washington
    Wed 16 vs New York

    I'm thinking Seattle, New York, Charlotte, Jersey (1), Miami, Milwaukee (1), Philly, Washington, and New York. So 9 of 19, which would (sadly enough) improve our winning percentage.

    Your thoughts?
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    Default Re: Closing out the season

    I think we will win 14 of the remaining games and I fully expect JO and JT to be back by the 22nd or 25th of this month.


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    Default Re: Closing out the season

    7-12


    WINS
    Tue 11 vs Seattle
    Mon 17 vs New York
    Wed 19 vs Charlotte
    Fri 21 vs Minnesota
    Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
    Sat 12 vs Charlotte
    Wed 16 vs New York

    LOSSES
    Fri 14 @ Dallas
    Sat 15 @ Orlando
    Sat 22 @ Chicago
    Tue 25 vs New Orleans
    Wed 26 @ New Jersey
    Fri 28 vs New Jersey
    Mon 31 vs Miami
    Wed 02 @ Boston
    Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
    Tue 08 vs Atlanta
    Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
    Mon 14 @ Washington

    We wont win another road game this season.

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    7-12


    WINS
    Tue 11 vs Seattle
    Mon 17 vs New York
    Wed 19 vs Charlotte
    Fri 21 vs Minnesota
    Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
    Sat 12 vs Charlotte
    Wed 16 vs New York

    LOSSES
    Fri 14 @ Dallas
    Sat 15 @ Orlando
    Sat 22 @ Chicago
    Tue 25 vs New Orleans
    Wed 26 @ New Jersey
    Fri 28 vs New Jersey
    Mon 31 vs Miami
    Wed 02 @ Boston
    Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
    Tue 08 vs Atlanta
    Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
    Mon 14 @ Washington

    We wont win another road game this season.
    I'd say 6-13, adding Minnesota to the loss column. We do not match up well with them for some reason. I anticipate Arenas making it back and having his 1st really big game back against us. I don't think we'll lose to Jersey back-to-back. We will finish sub .500, treading water around the 7-9 pick.

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    We win 4-6 games. I don't know which ones but wouldn't that be about what our average is?
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    What makes us all of a sudden able to beat the Bobcats????

    I realize my memory is fading with age but haven't they beaten the crap out of us each time we've played?

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    What makes us all of a sudden able to beat the Bobcats????

    I realize my memory is fading with age but haven't they beaten the crap out of us each time we've played?
    Bobcats are playing well right now. In both of the previous games between the pacers and Cats, the Pacers had a double digit lead in the 4th quarter - so the games were close

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    What makes us all of a sudden able to beat the Bobcats????






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    Interesting. I don't think I put that sad face there.
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    I think we will win 6 more games this season.
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    I can only see 3 "likely" victories on the schedule......both games against the Knicks and the one game against the Heat. Those 3 games are pretty much guaranteed since it's one of those "our scrubs are better then their scrubs" type of games.

    As for the rest....without knowing whether JONeal returns or not....I have no clue. All the teams here have a reason to win the game where one team can kill us with their perimeter shooting ( Bobcats or Bucks ) and then the next night some team with some decent Big Man can kill us inside ( TWolves or the Magic ). Honestly, I never know how good or bad our defense can be and therefore can't figure out which teams we can or cannot beat.
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    I see possibly 9 wins. If we need less wins to go for that better draft pick,
    then yeah, put in JO and/or Tins.

    Disrupt the team once again by forcing them to readjust to having our
    "superstars" back. That'll surely be a recipe for success.

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    9 and 10 the rest of the way. Probably end up with the 10th pick.

    Hasheem Thabeet, I hope. Add defense and some excitement with his blocked shots.
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    I'd have to say 7-12. I see 5 for sure losses in Dal, Orl, NOrl, Bos, and Was. I took the rest of the 14 remaining games and split them .500.

    I think we will be lucky to split the easier opponents on the schedule because when you are a bad team...there is no one on your calandar you can circle as an easy win.
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    I'd say anywhere from 7-12 wins. The schedule gets a lot easier from here on out. It's possible, however, that playing at home is just going to get more depressing. It might be better if we had more road games.

    I'm praying for 8 wins at least, as I bet the over at 31.5 wins for the season.
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    I said 33 wins a couple weeks ago. I'll stick with that. Of course, being
    of the 'tanker' persuasion, I hope I'm wrong. I hope they crash and
    burn and finish w/ 30 wins or less.

    In other words, go Sonics !

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    I'd say anywhere from 7-12 wins. The schedule gets a lot easier from here on out. It's possible, however, that playing at home is just going to get more depressing. It might be better if we had more road games.

    I'm praying for 8 wins at least, as I bet the over at 31.5 wins for the season.
    There are no easy games for the Pacers. Look at who has beaten us this season. Look at the early games where we got a big lead and allowed teams back in the game.

    Unless a team wants to lay down and die, our chances of beating anyone on a given night are not high.
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    Win
    Tue 11 vs Seattle
    Mon 17 vs New York
    Wed 19 vs Charlotte
    Fri 21 vs Minnesota
    Fri 28 vs New Jersey
    Mon 31 vs Miami
    Tue 08 vs Atlanta
    Wed 16 vs New York

    Loss
    Fri 14 @ Dallas
    Sat 15 @ Orlando
    Sat 22 @ Chicago
    Tue 25 vs New Orleans
    Wed 26 @ New Jersey
    Wed 02 @ Boston
    Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
    Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
    Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 12 vs Charlotte
    Mon 14 @ Washington

    8-11

    Make the 8th seed and get the 13th pick. I said we would make the playoffs at the beginning of the season and I really think we can. I will not be shocked either way. More if we make the playoffs than if we don't.

    If good Tinsley comes back this could happen. If he doesn't we have a lesser chance but it is still there.

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    Make the 8th seed and get the 13th pick.
    8th seed in the East gets the #15 pick.

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    Win
    Tue 11 vs Seattle
    Mon 17 vs New York
    Wed 19 vs Charlotte

    Fri 21 vs Minnesota
    Fri 28 vs New Jersey
    Mon 31 vs Miami
    Tue 08 vs Atlanta
    Wed 16 vs New York

    Loss
    Fri 14 @ Dallas
    Sat 15 @ Orlando

    Sat 22 @ Chicago
    Tue 25 vs New Orleans
    Wed 26 @ New Jersey
    Wed 02 @ Boston
    Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
    Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
    Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
    Sat 12 vs Charlotte
    Mon 14 @ Washington

    8-11

    I am not doing so bad.

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    9-10 and it's going to be a race for the playoffs (or out if you see it that way).

    My only feeling is that if they are hitting the playoffs, try to get JO back out there before then to give them the slightest hope of winning a game or two. I could live with that.

    I'd take good Tins too, but I have zero hopes on that one.


    Again, look at Hollinger's predictor where it plays out the games. Pacers look to be drafting 10 OR 15. I think 7-8 is off the board already.

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    9-10 and it's going to be a race for the playoffs (or out if you see it that way).

    My only feeling is that if they are hitting the playoffs, try to get JO back out there before then to give them the slightest hope of winning a game or two. I could live with that.

    I'd take good Tins too, but I have zero hopes on that one.


    Again, look at Hollinger's predictor where it plays out the games. Pacers look to be drafting 10 OR 15. I think 7-8 is off the board already.
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    The problem for the Pacers, other than not being very good is that they have 3 teams in front of them wanting to make the playoffs. New Jersey, Atlanta and Chicago. The seven
    position is not possible almost. Philly is 1 game under .500. So if they play .500 ball the rest of the way and the Pacers win the rest of theirs then they can get number 7. That is not going to happen. At number 8 they have to make up three games on those three teams
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    The problem for the Pacers, other than not being very good is that they have 3 teams in front of them wanting to make the playoffs. New Jersey, Atlanta and Chicago. The seven
    position is not possible almost. Philly is 1 game under .500. So if they play .500 ball the rest of the way and the Pacers win the rest of theirs then they can get number 7. That is not going to happen. At number 8 they have to make up three games on those three teams
    in front of them. One team is possible, three is going to be very difficult.
    Give it a week, and I'll start up my annual Magic Number Thread.
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    I'd say that ATL just hopped into the lead car for the time being with
    their 2nd straight road win tonight. Though they do have some tougher
    home games left than the other 3 teams do.

    Long way to go yet...

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    I'd say that ATL just hopped into the lead car for the time being with
    their 2nd straight road win tonight. Though they do have some tougher
    home games left than the other 3 teams do.

    Long way to go yet...
    As I've said elsewhere, I think Atlanta's got the inside track. Their schedule (and our's, for that matter) is significantly easier than NJ or Chicago's. Add in the fact it'd be a big deal if they made it, as opposed to avoiding embarrasment like the rest of us, and I think they'll do it. As long as we don't screw it up and start playing alot better.
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