"They want to be famous. We want to be champions. They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football." - T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
This game just proves to never get too high on a win and too low on a loss. They just need to prepare for the Bucks and hopefully not miss so many open lay ups. They did look flat so hopefully with those young legs they can come out better.
Seriously guys, this is what happened:
When the schedule came out the Pacers and Sixers both knew wins would be hard to come by. So in an effort to assure at least a victory in the early stage of the season the two teams came to a handshake agreement that they would split the home and home.
Once the Pacers won at home against Philly, they were bound to give tonight's game away. So they just didn't even bother trying.
Nothing to worry about.
I hope that's really what happened because if we actually placed for real then this season might be in trouble.
The 76ers for crying out loud made us look like a bunch of middle school students playing basketball.
I can understand some of the NBA's finest making us look bad because that's what they do to every other team, but it was the 0-4 76ers.
I did expect this to be a very tough test. I would have been very, very impressed if we pulled it out against a hungry team at home
I did not expect us to win this game...just not get so convincingly dominated. The extent we were dominated means very little IMO.
Honestly, I expect this from our young players. They are young, and they are going to have games like this.
Thing is, that why vets are supposed to help. And having Danny, TJ, and Dun play the worst out of the bunch....
I don't know if anyone has posted this or not, but an interesting peek into our otherwise putrid box score: Roy Hibbert was the only player with a positive +/-. He was +2. In a game where you are a starter and your team loses by 26, that is pretty impressive. I mean, it's not like he played well, but that's an interesting statistic.
This just in: the Pacers are not a very good team.
No real surprise here. And at least people cannot blame Jeff Foster for this one! Although I doubt he could have done much to right the ship tonight.
i predicted we were gonna lose but this is too much.
i didn't watch the game yet but i don't think there is an excuse for losing to a team that has played an ot game the night before by 26 after 3-4 days rest.
Actually, Friday's tilt now becomes a very interesting test. An early season home matchup against a division favorite. Now coming off an unsightly drubbing by an anticipated less than-stellar foe.
Granger and Dunleavy, as veterans on the team, deserved to be skewered by JOB, the fans, and the press.
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.