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    The refs overturning that out of bounds call was outrageous. Fun game to watch, I loved that crowd.

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    Brandon Roy still has a lot of game left in him.

    Man Portland has some good fans like OKC.

    Hopefully we see that soon.
    The Blazers and Thunder are good, winning teams and are the only show in town.

    Indy has the Colts, Hoosiers, Boilers, and Bulldogs to root for as well.

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    Ouch. Poor Dallas.
    That was just sad.

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    This series is going to 7

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    I just think that if Dirk is just best player you don't have a chance to win a championship.

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    The Blazers and Thunder are good, winning teams and are the only show in town.

    Indy has the Colts, Hoosiers, Boilers, and Bulldogs to root for as well.
    By that logic, Portland's got Oregon and Oregon State to root for. Oklahoma City's got Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to root for. They're not the only show in town either.

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    The Blazers and Thunder are good, winning teams and are the only show in town.

    Indy has the Colts, Hoosiers, Boilers, and Bulldogs to root for as well.
    We saw a similar crowd Thursday night.

    It'll depend on our success and we're in the right direction and everyone knows it now that we're in the playoffs.

    I'm not talking about the other teams in Indy. People will fill an arena for a good team no matter what.

    There's plenty of teams in this league who suck and are have other teams in the area like the Warriors and they still have a great home crowd.
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    I just think that if Dirk is just best player you don't have a chance to win a championship.
    What do you mean 'no chance'. They were up 2-0 in the Finals. Sounds like a chance to me.
    The problem isn't Dirk. He's been ridiculously good and clutch for the last 5 years. It's that their second option is... who? Peja Stojakovic in this series? Kidd overall? Maybe Marion one game out of 10? With Butler healthy, they are fine. Now, they have no depth and the starting lineup isn't that great either.
    Recently they even tried to play Kidd at 2, that's just miserable.

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    By that logic, Portland's got Oregon and Oregon State to root for. Oklahoma City's got Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to root for. They're not the only show in town either.
    Oregon and Oregon State are pretty far from Portland and only Oregon football is worth cheering for and played at a completely different time of year.

    Same with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Those are football schools.

    Indiana is a basketball state with several good programs to root for that do compete with the Pacers.

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    We saw a similar crowd Thursday night.

    It'll depend on our success and we're in the right direction and everyone knows it now that we're in the playoffs.

    I'm not talking about the other teams in Indy. People will fill an arena for a good team no matter what.

    There's plenty of teams in this league who suck and are have other teams in the area like the Warriors and they still have a great home crowd.
    The Warriors are the only NBA team in a market with over SEVEN MILLION people. Not hard to fill a stadium in a metro area of that size.

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    My point is not who else is in the area.

    Back when the Trail Blazers sucked and had a bunch of bad guys, no one wanted to go to their games.

    Now that they're winning, they fill the place every game.

    The Pacers are not in any kind of rivalry with anyone in the area. They have the fans. They only rival who they play to get wins.

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    I also heard during the game that Caron Butler is cleared for contact practice.

    I wonder if he'll play a factor for the Mavericks, if they haven't gotten eliminated yet.

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    I also heard during the game that Caron Butler is cleared for contact practice.

    I wonder if he'll play a factor for the Mavericks, if they haven't gotten eliminated yet.
    I would like to see what he can do, he is another free agent I want to look at.

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    My point is not who else is in the area.

    Back when the Trail Blazers sucked and had a bunch of bad guys, no one wanted to go to their games.

    Now that they're winning, they fill the place every game.

    The Pacers are not in any kind of rivalry with anyone in the area. They have the fans. They only rival who they play to get wins.
    To be fair, Blazers fans started tuning them out when they were still a playoff team. The 99-01 stretch was brutal for their local image. But that's a very specific situation, an exception, when the players do everything they can to get the fans disgusted. It was much worse than the Pacers in the thug era.

    Overall, I agree. I see no reason why Pacers can't regain attendances. It won't be easy, but it's possible. If Memphis can get those huge recent crowds, with smaller city, warmer weather, huge unemployment rate, and lots of ways to spend your evenings, then so can the Pacers.

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    I just think that if Dirk is just best player you don't have a chance to win a championship.
    They were up 2-0 in the 2006 finals before Wade caught fire. They did choke, but they still were very close to winning it all.

    It would help to have Butler and Beaubois healthy, but even without those two, I'm not ready to write the Mavs off just yet. They are not going to blow an 18 pts fourth quarter lead in every game.

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