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    Default 3/28/2012 Game Thread #49: Pacers Vs. Nets



    Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
    Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
    Officials: J. Crawford, K. Fehr, Z. Zarba

    Media Notes: Indiana Notes, New Jersey Notes
    Local TV: FSI
    Local Radio: WIBC 93.1 FM
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    Season Records: (W-L)
    (Away: 14-12)
    (Home: 6-19)
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
    Projected Starting Lineup:

    Kyrylo Fesenko, not with team, out
    Tyler Hansbrough, hammered by Dunleavy's soft Irish skin, probable

    Damion James, right foot surgery, out
    Brook Lopez, right foot, out
    Jordan Farmar, sore right groin, out
    Anthony Morrow, bruised shoulder, out

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    Eight Points, Nine Seconds Preview Review:
    Tim Donahue: Jeff Foster - Rare

    Jeff Foster formally announced his retirement on Monday night. I watched
    him play in Blue-and-Gold for 13 seasons. Then I sat in on his retirement
    press conference. Then watched him do one-on-one after one-on-one with
    local media. However, I don’t think I quite grasped what was happening
    until I got the chance to talk to David West about him.

    “He’s one of those guys, man, you know...rare,” West opened.

    When West said that, my eyeballs clicked. It was a simple, but almost
    perfect way to sum up #10 for the Pacers. When taken as a whole, Jeff
    Foster has carved out an incredibly rare career.

    He played 13 seasons with one team in a league in which that’s virtually
    unheard of, even for stars. He’s displayed a savant’s ability at both
    rebounding and getting under the skin of the opponent. Foster has seen
    some of the best days of this Pacer franchise. More impressively,
    however, he has lived through its darkest days and come out the other
    side with his dignity and reputation in tact.

    West went on, “Not a big statistical guy, in terms of, he’s not going out
    and playing for stats. He’s playing the game the right way in terms of
    doing what’s necessary to win games. One thing we always used to talk
    about when we would scout against Pacers with him, is that you can’t
    underestimate his impact. He’s not gonna be out there looking for his
    stuff, but he’s going to be looking to make plays for the team.”

    Jeff Foster is a guy who averaged fewer than 5 points per game over his
    career and never averaged more than 7. Yet, all he did was make his
    team better. In the summer of 2003, when the Pacers lost All-Star center
    Brad Miller and got little in return, Foster took the starting job over. His
    quickness helped transform what was a slow-footed team, and he was no
    small contributor to the franchise-record 61-win season. For each of the
    past five years, the team has performed better with him on the floor
    (according to

    Jeff is an easy guy not to “get.” I mentioned to West that my appreciation
    for Foster came from watching him so much, but that opposing fans would
    often dismiss him. He was the guy who had no offense, looked awkward,
    and couldn’t even hit lay ups.

    “Yeah, but he’s destroying you,” West responded. “He’s beating on your
    bigs. He’s wearing you down. He’s not out there playing the game for
    himself. He’s giving it all for the team. That’s rare. You don’t find too
    many guys like that around the NBA anymore. It’s become an ‘I’ League.
    An ‘I’...‘Me’ sorta league. For him to be able to stay around as long as he
    did and be effective is a testament...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s

    Prokhorov Pontificates:
    Nonsense rules of N B and A really bust my borscht. In mother
    country, when you want to own nickel mine you go to mine, find
    the owner and shoot him then you say "Now I own nickel mine!"
    Apparently not true when try to own Magic Dwights. Tonight
    important time of vengeance for two years against the Indy of
    Apolis where we were dropped like baby on Odessa steps. This
    time we say "We want to own pace cars" and then we shoot pace
    cars. If team don't win, my GM Billy Jean King will make so.

    NETS 117 - PACERS 13
    As grandmother say to me "Я раздавить тебя" or "I will crush you"
    This is the darkest timeline.

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