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    Yep I was afraid this was going to happen after playing a bunch of cup cake teams, let's hope they bring their A game tomorrow.

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    Well. We played damn well in the first half.

    I know EVERY media outlet is going to talk about how poorly Rose shot in the half and how he exploded in the 2nd, but honestly a lot of that had to do with our defense.

    As to WHY we came out so timid and weak in the 3rd quarter? I have no idea. It is frustrating, confusing and disappointing. There's no getting around that.

    But at the same time, we again proved that when we are on our game we can stop these guys. I think this one particular game, we let all the "hype" and trash talk get to us negatively instead of letting it fuel us.

    We've only just barely tasted the playoffs, we don't really have any "rivals" to speak of (prior to now)... So this whole "Can't wait till we see them again" mentality is something we are just now facing for the first time.

    Frankly, I think it's good for us in the long term that this happened. It should hopefully show our guys that if we are going to get caught up in this media bickering shenanigans, that we need to be ready to come out and absolutely stomp on the other teams throats.

    We didn't do that tonight. But you can be damn sure that we now realize THAT mistake, and hopefully at the very least the effort and intention will be there from now on in these types of games.

    Still 10 games over .500!
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    Still time to make a move before the trade deadline.

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    5th place in the East!

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    Honestly, we need to put blood and hot sauce in Hibbert's game day meals.

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    Still time to make a move before the trade deadline.

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    Anybody saying this team doesn't need to make a move is kidding themselves... If you are content with beating the teams we are supposed to beat then we don't need to. I for one am not content with it...

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    5th place in the East!
    Still 3rd thanks to the loss column

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    I will never forget this game, but you can bet your *** I'm going to try.

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    Danny 4-12 fg
    West 4-11 fg
    Hibbert 1-6 fg
    Collison 0-6 fg
    Hans 1-6 fg
    Price 1-5 fg

    Total 11-46 fg

    out rebounded 60-32
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    Well. We played damn well in the first half.

    I know EVERY media outlet is going to talk about how poorly Rose shot in the half and how he exploded in the 2nd, but honestly a lot of that had to do with our defense.

    As to WHY we came out so timid and weak in the 3rd quarter? I have no idea. It is frustrating, confusing and disappointing. There's no getting around that.

    But at the same time, we again proved that when we are on our game we can stop these guys. I think this one particular game, we let all the "hype" and trash talk get to us negatively instead of letting it fuel us.

    We've only just barely tasted the playoffs, we don't really have any "rivals" to speak of (prior to now)... So this whole "Can't wait till we see them again" mentality is something we are just now facing for the first time.

    Frankly, I think it's good for us in the long term that this happened. It should hopefully show our guys that if we are going to get caught up in this media bickering shenanigans, that we need to be ready to come out and absolutely stomp on the other teams throats.

    We didn't do that tonight. But you can be damn sure that we now realize THAT mistake, and hopefully at the very least the effort and intention will be there from now on in these types of games.

    Still 10 games over .500!
    NOTHING can is good about being blown out by another team. This is the 5th time we've been embarressed by a good team. It's not a "live and learn" situation. You either show up to play, or you dont. We didnt in this particular game, and we are starting to make a habit of NOT playing well against good teams.

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    5th place in the East!
    I go only by losses, only thing that matters, so we are still 3rd. Games that haven't been played yet, mean nothing.
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    Danny 4-12 fg
    West 4-11 fg
    Hibbert 1-6 fg
    Collison 0-6 fg
    Hans 1-6 fg
    Price 1-5 fg

    Total 11-46 fg

    out rebounded 60-32
    Man, that is ugly, and Granger started out 3-4.
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    Man I hate the bulls
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    Still time to make a move before the trade deadline.

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    Even if we had Kaman I don't think we win this game, not saying that I don't want him by the way, I just think we need more.

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    I thought the Pacers played a solid first half, good enough to beat most teams. The bulls played a first half that was decent, but not with anything near their intensity they bring against the top teams. They brought it in the second half. They played at playoff intensity and that was just too much for the Pacers

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    NOTHING can is good about being blown out by another team. This is the 5th time we've been embarressed by a good team. It's not a "live and learn" situation. You either show up to play, or you dont. We didnt in this particular game, and we are starting to make a habit of NOT playing well against good teams.

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    Anybody saying this team doesn't need to make a move is kidding themselves... If you are content with beating the teams we are supposed to beat then we don't need to. I for one am not content with it...
    I'm pretty sure everyone agrees that a move needs to be made. The disagreement is the type of move.

    There are those wanting to essentially take a gamble with chemistry and move a combination of Collison, Hibbert, or Granger.

    And there are those who would like to simply add another piece or 2 to add depth, like a Kaman, Mayo or Crawford, with giving up a key piece.

    I think tonight was only one game, and a really bad 2nd half. No need to panic though, just shows room for improvement

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    This was only one game, I am not gonna jump to any conclusions about making changes to our core group of guys. We played one of the best teams in the NBA tonight and played well for a half of the game. I look at this as a game that they were supposed to win and they came out and did that. Let's see how things go up until the trade deadline. A wise man told me "Never get too far up because of a win or too far down because of a loss, just focus on the next game".

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    Call me crazy but for this year, I'm content with having home court and winning just the first round games, and with this team we can easily do that. I mean seriously how many sub .500 teams become legit title contenders the next year? I'm cool with 23 and 13...

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    NOTHING can is good about being blown out by another team. This is the 5th time we've been embarressed by a good team. It's not a "live and learn" situation. You either show up to play, or you dont. We didnt in this particular game, and we are starting to make a habit of NOT playing well against good teams.
    Orlando's been blown out 4 times
    Dallas 4 times
    Bulls 3 times

    I could probably go further. Teams get blown out, it happens.

    We were overexcited, they were extremely focused, and they are one of the best teams in the league.

    We can beat them, but we have to play well. We didn't play well, at all.

    no need to panic, no need to throw anyone (coughHibbertcough) under the bus.

    We've beat this team at home before, we can do it again. We just weren't mentally prepared for it tonight. And with a young team, that's going to happen.

    The Pacers aren't building their team by collecting battle tested assets. They are building their team through the draft and collecting young guys...which means they have to experience losing and becoming mentally tough right now. I think they're doing a darn good job, personally, regardless of the results of tonight.
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    We played one of the best teams in the NBA tonight and played well for a half of the game. ".
    can you tell me where they keep the moral victory stat in the overall team records

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    The only thing less surprising than getting our asses handed to us tonight, was the 6 game win streak that preceded it.

    We better win tomorrow, if we don't want this month to start off very ugly.

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    What happened to Hans this year?? Seemed ready to be a true 6th man contender and would make a bigger impact this year. He used to own boozer
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    I think it's time to break up this team right now. Pathetic. If you can't even beat the Bulls, you should just give up.
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    Orlando's been blown out 4 times
    Dallas 4 times
    Bulls 3 times

    I could probably go further. Teams get blown out, it happens.

    We were overexcited, they were extremely focused, and they are one of the best teams in the league.

    We can beat them, but we have to play well. We didn't play well, at all.

    no need to panic, no need to throw anyone (coughHibbertcough) under the bus.

    We've beat this team at home before, we can do it again. We just weren't mentally prepared for it tonight. And with a young team, that's going to happen.

    The Pacers aren't building their team by collecting battle tested assets. They are building their team through the draft and collecting young guys...which means they have to experience losing and becoming mentally tough right now. I think they're doing a darn good job, personally, regardless of the results of tonight.
    And by the time they develope the young guys the other young guys will move on. Excuses, Excuses. If you can't be mentally prepared to play that game then you will never be mentally prepared. Being mentally prepared has nothing to do with being young. Execution might. Derrick Rose played one good quarter and we got blown out.

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