Conrad gives us the shout-
Area 55 is a hoot. The fans in that section were on their feet all night, offering chants for Dwight Howard's free throw shooting and Rashard Lewis' playoff woes, among other things. They also had giant cutout heads of Roy Hibbert, who is the guiding force behind that section and paid for the season tickets, Larry Bird and Slick Leonard. If this was preseason form for Area 55, I can't wait for the regular season. They're going to need a new cutout of Hibbert's head, though. It looked disturbingly like Cheryl Miller.
The best teamwork of the night came from the Area 55ers and new P.A. voice Michael Grady. When the time came, Grady would simply say, "Two minutes …" and the Area 55ers, right in cue, would respond, "Two-wah." Grady showed massive class by setting up the tribute to the man he replaced, Reb Porter, with a major assist from the Area 55ers.