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    Default Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Even Melo is laughing at the clowns strategy to stop him

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    DENVER (AP)—Carmelo Anthony(notes) won over the home crowd just before hitting the road.

    Anthony gave the fans at the Pepsi Center nothing to boo about Sunday night, scoring 36 points in the Denver Nuggets’ 121-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers, who lost their fifth straight.

    Anthony had been subjected to jeers by the home crowd as trade talk intensified last week, but on this night, the Denver fans showed him plenty of love, especially when he was raining 3s from all over the court as he put on a spectacular 23-point show in the third quarter.


    Anthony’s career-best six 3-pointers all came in the third period as the Nuggets turned a close game into a laugher—a reversal of their game in November when the Pacers made their first 20 shots of the third quarter and rolled to a 144-113 win in Indianapolis.

    “We owed that team and we were looking to pay them back,” Chauncey Billups(notes) said.

    “It was embarrassing,” agreed Anthony. “Not just for me, but for the team. So, of course, that motivated me tonight.”

    And when he found himself open over and over, he kept putting up 3-pointers and they kept popping the net, going 6 of 8 in all.

    “Man, I mean, they just kept leaving me open,” Anthony said. “The 3-ball was falling. I’ve been looking for the 3-ball for about a month and a-half now.”

    Consider it located.

    Pacers coach Jim O’Brien said he put Paul George(notes) on Anthony in the third quarter because Danny Granger(notes) already had three fouls. And he figured leaving Melo open so far from the basket was a safe bet, never envisioning that it would backfire so spectacularly.


    “Not when he’s shooting 25 percent from out there,” O’Brien said. “So, that’s the shot we’re going to give him.”


    Anthony got a chuckle out of that strategy.

    “I’m a streaky shooter, man,” he said. “I’m a rhythm shooter.”

    Anthony, whose previous high was five 3-pointers back in 2003, his rookie season, didn’t look as tight as he had earlier in the week when the trade talk was so rampant.

    “I don’t know if it was the trade rumors slowing down (but) he was making a lot of shots,” Tyler Hansbrough(notes) said. “He had some open looks and made the shots. He is Carmelo Anthony and he’s going to make shots.”

    Nene added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets. Hansbrough had 27 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    That was thanks to Dunleavy's "Help" Defense

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

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    That was thanks to Dunleavy's "Help" Defense
    Yeah but according to Jim that was the strategy, no wonder why Danny didn't care to get close to Melo.

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    Yeah but according to Jim that was the strategy, no wonder why Danny didn't care to get close to Melo.
    omg wat an idiot i just finished reading it. A safe bet to leave Melo open

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Isn't it rather, um, odd the best strategy Jim could come up to defend Melo was to give him open 3s considering that "spacing the floor" by shooting 3s is his best offensive strategy to win?

    I don't really care about any of the other crap that Jim brings.

    This contradiction right here was why I wasn't happy the day Jim was hired, and was looking forward to the day he would be gone.

    It's a stupid, and I do mean stupid, way to coach basketball.

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Honestly thats enough right there for Larry to fire JOB's sorry ***. I don't care what Carmelo Anthony is shooting on the year. Its Carmelo Anthony! He is an elite scorer with the ability to knock down any shot. Some one should have been up in his face all night.

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Do we have a triple face palm?

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Yes JOB he shoots 25% out there but Melo is the type of player once he gets going he will make anything especialy if he is un freakin guarded

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    This is freakin' embarrassing.

    I'm so sick of this ****.

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

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    Do we have a triple face palm?


    Last edited by Peck; 01-24-2011 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Sorry but I couldn't let that slip through, no matter how much I agree with it.

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    Yes JOB he shoots 25% out there but Melo is the type of player once he gets going he will make anything especialy if he is un freakin guarded
    Yep. Teams just don't let Melo shoot the 3 unguarded, and that's why he shoots that low. They actually GUARD him into that percentage.

    This isn't letting Roy Hibbert take uncontested 3s. Atleast get a freaking hand up.

    I'll be honest, I didn't watch the game. (Why would I want too?) But I get the overall idea from seeing comments in the game thread, and these wonderful quotes from after the game.

    Could it be like the NYC game last year? I said it then, and I still think it's true, that the team gave Jim a "Well if you want it this way, that's what we're going to do" thing and went completely over-the-top. (In my life I've never watched 48mins of basketball where every player on the team was completely doing their own thing like that night. I think there is more of a team effort during all-star games but anyways....)

    Could it be possible that Jim told them the strategy, and they just said "Eff it. If that's what he wants....." and put forth zero effort?

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    That was thanks to Dunleavy's "Help" Defense
    I swear you'd blame him for anything.

    Truth is Dunleavy didn't start the 2nd half and Carmelo had 11 points in the quarter before Dunleavy even got on the court.

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    As I said in a thread not to long ago, Jim is exactly the person you want coaching you at black jack. He could stand behind you all night long and go "hit" "stand" "double down" and he would be right more often than he is not.

    This is also why people of the numerology religion can not understand why some of us think so lowly of him.

    All Jim did was play the %, which is what he does each and every game.

    Look he is not an idiot, well for the most part anyway, he knows the numbers probably better than anyone in the NBA. I bet he could go to MIT and be a professor of advanced statistics.

    The problem is once things stop making numerical sense he has no answers until he can re-calculate how to solve them. Sadly though this usually ends up with more of the same because that is what the numbers will show him.


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    I swear you'd blame him for anything.

    Truth is Dunleavy didn't start the 2nd half and Carmelo had 11 points in the quarter before Dunleavy even got on the court.
    Fact is he was the one saging off but i didnt relize the coach told him to so it isnt his fault. I just cant belive the coach would tell everyone to sag off melo that is unreal. I actually like Mike but not how we use him he should be the back SF that would make a lot of my blame towards him go away.( i relize he has no control over where he plays) But it just pisses me off

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    So this must have been the stradgy playing Portland also?? Batum was uncontested servral times

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    I think you should call it "Help!" defense for maximum sarcastic effect.

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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    This is a completely different team.

    We were once a top defensive team in the beginning of the season, but now we are just flat out terrible in all fields.

    This is unbelievable.

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    So this must have been the stradgy playing Portland also?? Batum was uncontested servral times
    I watched the Portland game for the first time this morning. (I hadn't even checked into PD during that time either)

    Batum's 3s were crazy. The one in the corner where it put them up 5 (I think) barely touched his hands. He caught the ball chest high, and went straight into his shooting motion. IT was in his hands for less than a second. There were some others where he shot the ball extremely quick.

    You can't stop that unless you're face guarding him.

    As much as I want it to be Jim's fault, you just have to give credit where credit is due.

    Nicholas Batum, you get all the credit for those.

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    I watched the Portland game for the first time this morning. (I hadn't even checked into PD during that time either)

    Batum's 3s were crazy. The one in the corner where it put them up 5 (I think) barely touched his hands. He caught the ball chest high, and went straight into his shooting motion. IT was in his hands for less than a second. There were some others where he shot the ball extremely quick.

    You can't stop that unless you're face guarding him.

    As much as I want it to be Jim's fault, you just have to give credit where credit is due.

    Nicholas Batum, you get all the credit for those.
    Batum was wide open. To me Batum is a knock down 3 pt shooter u have to always have a hand in his face.

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    No he wasn't wide open. Rush was in good help side defense position, but due to the fact that Batum caught and shot it all in one motion, there is no way Rush could be expected to rotate over and get a hand in his face.

    It isn't phsyically possible.

    Like I said, you either face guard Batum, which would have been dumb, or you live with the fact that he hit some really incredible 3s.

    Rush is screwed either way. He either gets dumped on for not being in good helpside, or he gets dumped on because Batum hit a good shot.

    Good offense will always beat good defense. And just because there is a made basket, doesn't mean there was bad defense.

    Rush played good defense, Batum just executed better offense.

    There's no reason to hang your head over those shots. You pat him on the back and hope he doesn't continue shooting like that. Unfortunately, he did.

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    As I said in a thread not to long ago, Jim is exactly the person you want coaching you at black jack. He could stand behind you all night long and go "hit" "stand" "double down" and he would be right more often than he is not.

    This is also why people of the numerology religion can not understand why some of us think so lowly of him.

    All Jim did was play the %, which is what he does each and every game.

    Look he is not an idiot, well for the most part anyway, he knows the numbers probably better than anyone in the NBA. I bet he could go to MIT and be a professor of advanced statistics.

    The problem is once things stop making numerical sense he has no answers until he can re-calculate how to solve them. Sadly though this usually ends up with more of the same because that is what the numbers will show him.
    I was thinking of your very post when JO'B commented on Melo's 3pt shooting percentage.

    Maybe J'OB is either a robot...or he should have been a Professional Poker Player instead of Coaching
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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    Here is a demonstration in how I feel eveytime I get to watch a Pacers game.



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    Default Re: Melo got a chuckle out of the JOB strategy last night

    This is what happens when you have no real perception and rely almost exclusively on stats.

    I'll bet Jim is a beast at NBA2K.

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    This is what happens when you have no real perception and rely almost exclusively on stats.

    I'll bet Jim is a beast at NBA2K.
    He probably has James Posey finishing with like 30 three point attempts.

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