Last edited by pacer4ever; 04-22-2011 at 02:26 PM.
I think Bogans made 3 3 point shots yesterday.. That hurt.
And having 2 chances to take the lead and failing to convert really hurt especially the second attempt because it wasnt a good look at all.
Yup, even the late great John Wooden. He said that's the reason he held on to that rolled up program, because he could use it to shield what he was saying to them.
He also had a rule, that he would wait three trips down the floor before he would complain about a particular call.
There's a reason why Phil Jackson gets fined so much.
Why wouldn't the Pacers attack the basket in the 3rd quarter when the Bulls were a foul away from the penalty at the 8 min mark is beyond me. You just have to find a way to draw a foul. Instead, our jump shots bailed them out. It comes down to the smaller details is why we lost. I'm sorry, but the Bulls didn't win this game, we lost it. Bulls didn't simply win the first two games either, we let the games slip away.
Still, even though I feel those games should have been ours, I'm truly am proud at how well our guys have been playing. Not there yet, but it's encouraging.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
Two things from Conseco last night:
1) The building was FREEZING.
2) Did anyone else notice how they always played music immediately after a Bulls made shot? I'm guessing this was done to drown out the cheers from the Bulls fans.
Last edited by Doddage; 04-22-2011 at 02:56 PM.
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.
Never, ever, ever, park in the parking garage. I made that mistake twice and I vowed I'd never do it again.
Getting out of the parking lot on South and Delaware Street is a breeze by comparison.
Despite the huge disappointment with being down 3-0, I just can't wait to watch the next game. I hope we win just so there's another.
I completely understand homers from Chicago talking about dirty play and homers from Indiana claiming it's good hard basketball. That's what fans do, that's our job.
However, there's a reason Foster's fouls got upgraded to flagrants. He's playing like a child. I don't care how close these games have been, it's clear that the Pacers have NO shot at doing anything in this series aside from not being able to close out a single game and resorting to terrible defensive play in order to keep them from getting torched all game long. McRoberts is the ONLY Indiana big man doing anything productive in this series. Hibbert is still playing like he's 6'2 instead of 7 and Hansbrough is by far the most awkward tool on the planet. He whines about everything, he's flopping worse than anybody in the league. THE GUY IS 250 pounds and he's falling down with the slightest of contact. Is this really the brand of basketball you're proud to stand behind? If you can possibly look at these fouls in the lane and say that they resemble anything other than blacktop physicality, you seriously need to have your head examined. This is the NBA. Play with some dignity. If you're going to lose, lose with honor, because NOBODY is going to look at this Pacer team's defensive tactics and say that this is the way basketball should be. This is why they limped into the playoffs and this is why they haven't won a game.