Good second half by the Pacers and nice job keeping the game close until they could find themselves and turn up the intensity.
I liked hearing Vogel channel Larry Brown... "....play the right way...."
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
That game was so much fun, i'ma watch it again
Also please let someone on the wizards learn to shoot for this next quarter or so, so that they can beat the bulls.
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Roy Hibbert blocked a shot so hard it sprained the shooters shoulder. True Story....
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
LOU - I didn't have a problem with the scoring attempt by Lou. We stop when they stop. They were still playing hard, so why is it our guys' job to stop playing? If it's Danny Granger trying to pad his stats, then sure. But the end-of-bench guys are auditioning for more time.
LANCE - Not seeing the whole "He's a SG" thing going on in the game thread. Lance was most effective when matched with George Hill. In that combo, who's the point guard? Who cares? Play two combo guards out there and let them go. It worked well. Lance wasn't as effective next to AJ.
PENDERGRAPH - Am I crazy that I thought he looked better than I expected out there? Clearly he had some truly awful rust to shake off, but he actually moves like an NBA player. There's some skills there. He just needs to get back into the speed of a real NBA game. I thought he'd be a stiff, but I could see him developing into a rotation player for us in the next couple of years.
STARTER'S MINUTES - Everybody under 30. Perfect. Keep 'em fresh for tomorrow.
INFERNO - Look, he's not the Event Horizon people make him out to be. But if we decided to upgrade the on-the-floor product at the deadline, backup SF is probably our easiest place to do so. That being said, I think he's a valuable guy to have on the bench and in the lockerroom.
DANNY - Nice to see Danny starting to get his groove back. But I didn't think this was that great of a game for him. Compared to his recent body of work, sure. But he didn't get many calls or lucky drops. The ball bounces differently and he could have easily been over 30. This is close to what I think he can consistently produce for us, though. Strong shooting, good defense (he had several nice deflections), and good passing and decision-making. He really passed well in the first quarter, and he was cheering guys and calming them down all night long. He's definitely taken Paul George under his wing, he was in his ear all night.
TYLER - Dude needs to go back to the rec specs. The glasses were distracting him.
WEST - Started strong and trailed off fast. Wish we'd rested him more.
That's it for now. Really fun game to watch.
This space for rent.
What feels so good about this game is being a Pacer fan for last 20 years or so and knowing how the Hawks have completely owned us for the past 4 years. To smash them like so tonight, was just really satisfying.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
Right? I thought, "that's probably Foster's first 3-pointer of his life!" And then Denari says he's now 7-54, and I thought the same thing. When and WHY has Foster shot 54 threes in his career!?
When he hit that shot though, the game was over. We absolutely killed them in the 3rd Q, and Jeff kicked them in the nuts with that shot.
BLUE COLLAR GOLD SWAGGER
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!
DG *****ed about the Raptors doing it last year(when we did it to them first). It just makes you look like a poor sport and is very stupid thing that Lou did IMO.
Im sure the coaching staff will make sure they don't do it again.
Good numbers by Lance today 12 points 5 rebounds 3ast 1stl 1blk and 3to in 18 minutes.
West is fine with it, he didn't come to Indiana to be "the man". He came here for a myriad of reasons. I mean the man mentioned one of main reasons many times in his first interview... that being DEPTH..
David wants to win and make some legit runs for some rings.. And he knows our team as it is currently constructed, can do just that once our chemistry clicks, and we grow together as a team into our potential ..
He done said that evenly sharing minutes with Tyler doesn't bother him at all. Heck he seemed excited about it ... Plus he picks up his extra minutes to even out by backing up Roy and Foster ...
LOL @ wanting Channing Frye .. no thanks... He is alright, but... nahhhh
I love Nash, matter of fact, he's been one of my fav. players, but at this point in his career with it winding down, it's just not worth losing any of our core for a year or 2 rental of a 38yr old player..
I'd rather have DC and watch him grow into and become our point guard for years to come, than find ourselves back to square 1 in a year or 2 at the pg position..