Pacers still have yet to lose back to back games this season
I didn't get to watch the game, but I'll throw out one of those "it's way too early to discuss this" questions: What do we think Vogel's chances at COY are?
We are a very good team. We will struggle with shooting all year long making us look questionable. But if we play D like we are capable of on a regular basis this team will go deep.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
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It's kinda cheesy becuase right now I'm still replying to a thread named "d."
Can't you paste the name of a pre-written title? It takes one click to paste right?
Apologies if I'm mistaken and there's some technical problem I'm not aware of. Just telling you how it looks
Boston got beat at home tonight by the CAVS.
What the hell !!! Granger's block should be on the top plays of ESPN. I think this is the best game the Pacers played all year. Granger definitely got his shot back. Sick block! Can somebody post the video?
If you look at the dramatic changes he implemented, it's clear his style is the polar opposite of his predecessor and while we did add a couple important pieces to this team, many of the same players are out there. Vogel is the reason this team is playing far better.
The only comment to the negative I might make is...it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. A junior high school kid could have coached better than the last coach.
Never mind the game analysis, how loudly did the team celebrate in the locker room?
Wow you're right I just started trying to create a test thread but I had the same problem. Weird, probably a database-related problem.
That's what I get for turning into a lurker, it's been a while since I started a thread. Carry on
we win we win hahahahahah! oh wait I'll hold the celebration :X
THIS JUST IN: Magic fans think we celebrate too much on here. "We'll never forget it," they remarked.
Some thoughts on the game:
Nice to see us win a game when Roy doesn't play well. Not dogging him, he played hard against Dwight, but that dude was unbelievable. Amazing how big Howard is.
I liked how we packed the lane against him in the second half. The Pacers handled the switch in tactics very well. That's the third time we've done this: played the superstar one way during the first two or three quarters, then switched up the approach in crunch time. Really seemed effective against Orlando, as it did against the Lakers and Bulls.
The whole team played excellent defense, but I loved Danny's volleyball spike in the second/third quarter. Actually, as the resident Anthpologist, I gotta give Danny some love for the whole game. He played great D, both on his man and in breakup up the passing lanes. He moved the ball well. And I'm really becoming a fan of his play in the post. Vogel was right to force-feed him those shots early in the season; Danny's clearly settled in and played well in the post against some good defenders. By the third quarter, Orlando was doubling him immediately, leaving to great ball rotation by the Pacers.
I loved Tyler starting to show signs of life. He played hard on D against Dwight (and what can you do against the guy, really), passed the ball at the appropriate times, and hit a couple hard shots. Actually Dwight should have gotten a technical foul call at 9:49 in the half, when Dwight knocked Tyler down and talked down at him while walking past. CLEARLY taunting, if a Pacer had done it.
The Orlando announcers made a good point: while the Pacers have had a hard schedule in terms of road games and opponents, they've had an easy one in terms of number of back-to-backs. I guess that'll even out later in the season, but the good news is that will be during a homestand against bad teams. So it's in our favor overall, but expect a couple schedule losses to easy teams.
Great win, all around.
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