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    Season Records: (W-L)
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
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    Pacers
    Kyrylo Fesenko, getting into wacky hijinks in Point Place, WI, out

    Spurs
    Oddly no one...yet...



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    Semi-Relevant Video:
    If there happens to be video evidence of the Pacers ever
    beating the Spurs, I can't find it. So instead you get this...


    Eight Points, Nine Seconds Preview Review:
    Tim Donahue: Breaking Down a Breakdown

    Jonathan Auping identified an Jordan Crawford And-One as summing
    up the lack of effort the Pacers put forth last night. No doubt, that
    play was ugly.

    But in looking at that play, I found the play before it to be more
    troubling, particularly when you consider what Jared Wade had to
    say about lack of execution in his piece on the Pacers’s search for
    an identity
    the other day.

    I broke down the two plays here, narrating my thoughts, as well as
    throwing in some audio I had picked up from Frank Vogel and David
    West. There’s only so much you can get from this kind of navel-
    gazing, but it’s occasionally worthwhile to thoroughly dissect a play
    like this.



    ...CONTINUE READING 8p9s


    48 Minutes of Hell:
    Jesse Blanchard: Looking back at the trade

    The Indiana Pacers will be in town this weekend, reuniting George Hill with
    the organization that drafted and nurtured his game through the first three
    years of his NBA career.

    Back in the summer, when the trade was made, a home game against the
    Indiana Pacers would have been billed as “George Hill’s much anticipated
    return,” however, the “much anticipated” part becomes more muted with
    each sign of progress from Spurs rookie Kawhi Leonard.

    Instead, Hill returns an ex-flame whom we recall fondly; though one that
    rarely crosses our mind at all these days. That’s not so much a slight at
    Hill as it is a testament to how perfect a marriage the San Antonio Spurs
    and Kawhi Leonard have been.

    It was only two years ago that national pundit and local fans were pushing
    the Spurs to trade Tony Parker in favor of the cheaper, younger, and up
    and coming George Hill. But moving Parker then, even for a promising
    defensive big man, would have opened up a whole new set of problems
    San Antonio would have had to address. And with another season with
    almost no statistical growth relative to his career numbers, coming off
    the end of his rookie season, the cheaper and up and coming labels for
    George Hill will have diminished some.

    His time with the Spurs was always going to be limited so long as they
    employed Parker and Manu Ginobili. Hill was the Spurs fourth best player
    playing the same position as two of its best three players, and while he
    was a nice luxury, his skill set overlapped with theirs and ultimately
    provided nothing unique to the Spurs, just varying degrees of better
    and worse.

    The Same, But Better

    To accommodate Hill, the Spurs resorted to three guard sets, which hurt
    them against opponents with larger wings, as we saw in Memphis. The
    further Hill moved away from defending his natural point guard position,
    the less valuable his defensive prowess was. And again, defensive point
    guards are a nice luxury but can be a tad overrated in terms of impact.

    It’s for these reasons...CONTINUE READING 48 MINUTES OF HELL
    This is the darkest timeline.

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    I feel good about the game tonight, predicting a W going away

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    Tonight will tell if we really should've traded Kawhi for Hill.
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    Is Fesenko dressing tonight?

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    Tonight will tell if we really should've traded Kawhi for Hill.
    Not true at all.

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    Tonight will tell if we really should've traded Kawhi for Hill.
    I highly disagree.

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    It's gonna be a great game. I don't think that we're going to win this but I always hope that our team will fight

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    Riverwalk. Top shelf rita. Quesadillas. Ceasar chavez parade 90F and sunny

    Pumped for this game. Should be 4th row corner by the bench tonite

    Chance of win. 30% just play tough

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    I highly disagree.
    No. i think one game pretty much summerizes anything.

    Of course since we already won the east with those wins over Chicago and miami this game doesn't matter.

    Leonard is good. But he has to be Hill better than Paul George to make the trade a failure. And thats impossible. George plus hill is lebron level

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    Man, was I bummed when we gave up the chance to have Leonard. I like Hill, and I think he's done a good job, but guys like Kawahi are a rare breed in this league. He really defends well, rebounds at a high rate, and has terrific bball iq for a rookie.

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    Is fesenko playing

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    Seth where are you staying? There is a chance that my birthday surprise today is going to the game. If so maybe we can exchange pleasantries.

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    I'll be at the game tonight supporting the blue and gold. Will be in the club level wearing an old Reggie throwback. Spurs are a REAL tough team at home with a 20-4 record, not gonna be easy to pull this one out. They have also won 9 out of their last 10.
    We are definitely going to need to play with more intensity than we have the past 2 games or its gonna be lights out before we know it. That being said, this team usually comes out fired up against the NBA's elite so here's to hoping we at least give SA our best shot.

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    If we would have just won the games we were susposed to we could be entering this game 12 games above .500 and the third seed.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    If we would have just won the games we were susposed to we could be entering this game 12 games above .500 and the third seed.
    True.

    I have the impression that the team used the past 2 games to take a day off. I simply did not get the feeling that they were 100% invested on those 2 games.

    If they did, then that's something I completely disagree with.

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    I am going to the game! Not sure where I'm sitting yet!

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    Seth where are you staying? There is a chance that my birthday surprise today is going to the game. If so maybe we can exchange pleasantries.
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    Using the Android, I'll do a thread with the Canon photos later.




    BTW, I did the SAS version of Google Maps. I went to the top of Tower of Americas and then looked at my hotel and ATT and how to get there.

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    Front row behind the Pacers bench!

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    Front row behind the Pacers bench!
    Nice! Enjoy.

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    Front row behind the Pacers bench!
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    Front row behind the Pacers bench!
    haha NICE .. ask AJ about his face making at Tyler episode... just figure out how to do it tactfully lmao...

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    San Antonio looks very pretty.

    collison vs parker matchup is exciting.
    and i always feel like pg can beat anyone so....

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    Ken and I are same row opposite ends. He's wearing the cap. I'm in the blue hill throwback

    Digest repping. Look at seats next to me. No affiliation. I'm married.

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    Pretty late call there..

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