Lance Stephenson's last eight games in terms of playing time:
18, 13, 13, 14, 20, 29, 4 (tonight)
Should we read any further into this?
Well for tonight at least, I think Granger just realized he had to rescue this sinking ship. I think the key is collison tho, when he is playing well, it seems like the team gels, when he sucks (and he's sucked lately) the whole offense gets stagnent
Collison in wins 12.1 and 6.4
Collison in loses 10.8 and 3.8
Last edited by TheDavisBrothers; 02-16-2012 at 10:54 PM.
It was a win, so I'll take it, but the defense was still pretty bad. Offense finally clicked a bit, which is why we won.
Still a lot of work to do.
I hope Deron Williams was doing his homework tonight. I hope he noticed that with a point guard of his caliber, our team would be undeniably a top 3 seed in the east!
Granger and George killed it. I thought the key was AJ though. He played a great floor game offensively, but it was his defense that changed the game IMO. I know Paul was making all the plays, but that was because they finally realized they couldn't abuse AJ in the post like they were Darren (felt sorry for him). That played right into Paul's hands.
Really I thought almost everybody played well tonight. The ones who didn't played hard and that's all you can ask.
I am quite elated that they won tonight. My fiancee and I were watching the game at home and in the 4th she quipped "thats the Pacers we know" after PG and Danny Granger made a series of defensive stops.
I hope this serves as a lesson to them. Defense wins above all else. I hope George keys in on his defensive abilities from here on out.
If I were Vogel i'd make a deal with George. For every defensive stop you make, thats one free play you get to do whatever you want on offense.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
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something is wrong with this.
Taking into account that this year I believe well finish no lower than 5th, with Boston as the 3 and a dogfight w/Philly for the 4 spot.
Going forward however, barring a Dwight Howard to NJ scenario, the only team I truly worry about competing with for that 3rd spot is the Knicks (and I'm still not completely sold on Lin). Boston's age will get them out of the mix soon enough.
With D Will, we're better than PHI,ATL,ORL and whoever else in the East.
Last edited by LA_Confidential; 02-16-2012 at 11:16 PM.
Was it just me, or did Paul do one HELL of a good job defending D-Will in the second half?
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All those teams suck except Bos, but they also lost to Bos in that stretch, a team we won our season series against