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    Default 3/3/2012 Game Thread #35: Pacers Vs. Hornets

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    Default Re: 3/3/2012 Game Thread #35: Pacers Vs. Hornets

    We have had 3 days off and have been in NOLA for at least a full day before this game. They just played last night. We are the better team. I hope we win this with ease.

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    Arrested Development, funniest show ever? I'd say so

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    I wouldn't say with ease, if anyone has been keeping up with boxscores and looking at the Hornets, you can see a lot of their games have been close. I hope Pacers realize this isn't going to Bobcats and come out strong.

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    I wouldn't say with ease, if anyone has been keeping up with boxscores and looking at the Hornets, you can see a lot of their games have been close. I hope Pacers realize this isn't going to Bobcats and come out strong.
    If they weren't on the second night of a back to back and we weren't well rested, then yeah I would agree. But they just played a hard game against the Mavs. With how much better we are than the Hornets, we should beat them with ease.

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    Sadly I won't be able to watch the game because tomorrow my 2nd semester starts (so obviously I can't watch something that starts at 3:00 am)...
    So, Good luck Pacers, get this game because we should be able to win it, and gain additional momentum for the Bulls game

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    I didn't even know we were calling him Big Bear....

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    Even though TJ didn't do this thread, its still nice to see Sasquatch make an appearance.


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    Arrested Development, funniest show ever? I'd say so
    Definitely top five in my book. I do think it benefited from its brevity - it didn't have a chance to get bad. Interested to see how the movie plays out.

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    Definitely top five in my book. I do think it benefited from its brevity - it didn't have a chance to get bad. Interested to see how the movie plays out.
    That's a good point, a lot of shows get worse and worse as they go on... no chance to jump the shark. Now that i think about it, admittedly I thought the 3rd season wasn't quite on par with the first 2, still very good tho. I can only hope the stories are true about the movie, apparently they are also gonna do like 10 episodes before the movie, which is cool.

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    That's a good point, a lot of shows get worse and worse as they go on... no chance to jump the shark.
    Actually...


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    Is it just me or does Chris Kaman's 'projected lineup'
    picture look like a Civil War soldier whose letters
    would be featured in a Ken Burns documentary?

    "My Dearest Abigail Emaline, How good it would
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    How do you re-size images?

    Hey, you guys remember that Pat Swayze miniseries North and South? Talk about Civil War buff, huh?
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    Awesome.



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    Hey, you guys remember that Pat Swayze miniseries North and South? Talk about Civil War buff, huh?
    In between the lines, there's a lot of obscurity...
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    Not too shabby for a Paint production. The difference in skin tones (face vs. hands) is a bit jarring.

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    I don't think this will be an easy win.

    New Orleans pushed us to OT, nearly beat the Bulls, and beat Dallas last night. But then again, we definitely have fresher legs and are a much better team so hopefully we take care of business.

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    Nailed it! Almost nailed it! Definitely didn't blow it! I think.

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    The Hornets will battle it out every time they are crowned the underdogs. They will lose against the bad teams cause they want to go higher in the draft than them but they will battle against the better teams because chances are that the better teams will close it out anyway. It's a smart way of tanking, actually. Look good enough by battling good opponents and outtank the teams that are close to you by losing to them.

    So, we need to come out strong. They are not going to go away. We have to put them to rest from the get-go.

    Let's hope we get the job done and grab the W

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    Let's get a good look at our soon to be rental C/PF.
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    I've rigged a zip-line pulley system to transport snacks from the kitchen to my couch to prepare for this game tonight.

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    i really hope Larry gets kaman... then trade for oj mayo....

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    Should be a tough game. NO plays us well, and they will be hungry to avenge their OT loss. But I think we will pull this one out. We had 3 days to practice, so hopefully we can show some new sets on the offensive end and continue our solid D.
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