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    Default 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

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    • Kevin Love sat out of tonight’s game after taking an inadvertent
      elbow to the head from JaVale McGee against the Nuggets last
      Thursday. Maybe he should have taken some of those pills that
      make the Pacers so tough
      .

    • If playoff teams are supposed to use the last few weeks of the
      season to stay sharp and execute the offensive sets that they
      are most likely to rely on in the playoffs then the Pacers are
      taking full advantage.

    • This week in “Former Pacers, Where are They Now?”: Brad
      Miller will be retiring at season’s end to focus on his hunting TV
      show. I’m really starting to get sick of all these NBA players
      that think they know everything about hunting. Way to
      encourage the stereotype, Brad.

    • Leandro Barbosa’s three point shooting is unpredictable to say
      the least. Looked pretty brutal in this one, but 50% three point
      shooting in the last nine games coming into the game for
      Leandro the Barbarian (shout out to reader, Jordan, for the solid
      nickname recommendation).

    • Speaking of Barbosa, the possibility of LB playing a similar role
      in the playoffs to the one that J.J. Barea played for the Dallas
      Mavericks last year is tempting to hope for. They obviously
      aren’t the same player, but the instant offense and energy off
      the bench is undeniable.

    • I haven’t seen Brad Miller shoot this much since dove hunting
      season.

    • I really take this sports-writing business seriously, but I’ll admit
      that I stopped watching the game for a few minutes in the second
      quarter when the Pacers had a 23 point lead in order to watch
      footage of the Tupac hologram performance at Coachella last
      weekend. I hear Malcolm Lee scored four points while I was gone.
      I stand by my decision.

    • As if it needed pointing out, everyone on this Pacers squad is
      playing with a very high level of confidence right now.

    • Well maybe not everyone. Darren Collison looked rusty. But a
      point guard controversy might be the only thing that can mess up
      such great chemistry. Let’s just assume DC will be back to playing
      at a high level by next game.

    • The play at the end of the second quarter where the Pacers got
      four offensive rebounds punctuated with George Hill slamming it
      home off the rim
      epitomized hustle and energy. The Pacers had
      questionable effort at times of this hectic schedule, but I think it’s
      safe to say they weathered the storm. If the effort and execution
      are there in the playoffs, it will take a whole lot to send this team
      home early.
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    It's not that the Sixers have collectively cashed in this season that bothers
    me. It's not that they look like an NBADL team out there that keeps me up
    at night. I can deal with bad teams. I've dealt with them in the past. There's
    always been a reason to watch. The thing that makes this season so
    unbelievably unbearable is that they had to start out so well. They had to
    plant that seed of false hope, only to fall to pieces in front of our eyes. I'm
    sure it's not the case, but when you watch them get beat up by the Magic
    without Dwight, you can't help but say to yourself, "They don't even care."

    Here's your rotation chart. Note the team played pretty well in the first
    eight minutes, only allowing 14 points. Then Spencer Hawes came in and
    Orlando scored 47 points over the next 16 minutes all with Hawes in the
    middle:


    This game was an abomination from early on. Jodie Meeks and Spencer
    Hawes kept the Sixers from having about a 15-point lead in the first quarter,
    then led the charge to a complete defensive collapse in the second quarter.
    The details are immaterial at this point, this team isn't sinking, they've sunk.
    And they know it.

    Doug Collins has officially taken the "master of panic" mantle from Stan Van
    Gundy, and he's wringing the life out of it. With a back-to-back-to-back on
    the schedule, Collins cut Nikola Vucevic out of his rotation and went with a
    7-man rotation, plus 32 minutes of Spencer Hawes. No one got rest. The
    short-handed Magic didn't have to deal with fresh legs at any point. Collins
    managed to coach tonight as if it was the 7th game of the Finals and put the
    team in an even worse spot heading into the next two games. That's quite
    an accomplishment.

    The players have seemingly packed it in. The coach is clearly panicking. The
    only question is whether there are enough games left in the season for the
    Sixers to fall completely out of the playoff picture.

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    Default Re: 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

    This is a game that I suspect the 76'ers desperately want to win. At least for those on that team who haven't still checked out (which seems like something that team is legitimately dealing with ATM).

    As such, this is a great test game for us. If we can win this game easily, I predict we start seeing some press hype.

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    Which one of you said this...

    George Hill has started the last few games and been really good. The problem is our bench is terrible now without Hill. Darren Collison doesn't help it. We'd be better off just cutting him from the roster.
    I'm sorry, but that's beyond stupid.

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    Officials: M. Callahan, D. Collins, D. Richardson
    Their coach is one of the refs?

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    Default Re: 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

    I really want this one.

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    Which one of you said this...



    I'm sorry, but that's beyond stupid.
    I don't think that this particular RealGM poster is posting in the Digest. I would have noticed him. He makes vnzla81 sound like a DC fanboy.

    Anyway, about the game now.

    I hope that we continue to play convincingly like we did last night. I also hope that the Sixers are going to miss their jumpers tonight. When they are missing their jumpers, they can be dealt with. When their jumpers are on, they are still kinda dangerous.

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    What's the over/under on missed Paul George dunks?

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    I really want this one.
    I think we got this one Philly is just not that good.

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    . . . I hope that we continue to play convincingly like we did last night. I also hope that the Sixers are going to miss their jumpers tonight. When they are missing their jumpers, they can be dealt with. When their jumpers are on, they are still kinda dangerous.
    that description of the sixer's offense reminded me so much of the pacer teams of the last few years. if we shoot well, then we've got a chance. boy am i glad those days are over. it really is nice to have a team that can win without shooting well.

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    I'm going to call this one a "heat check" game.

    They've been playing very well, but they've been doing it against lesser teams. Philly is falling apart, but I think we'll get a good effort out of them tonight, and this will be a test of our focus. If they come in overconfident, they could be in trouble. If they come in a little tired (they shouldn't), they could be in trouble.

    I think this is a good litmus test for how we're going to handle the playoffs, and I hope the team approaches it with that mindset.

    All that said, I fully expect a win tonight.
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    They got the gold uni's on tonight.....F**K!
    Fire up that tank and drive it to the draft

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    Default Re: 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

    i'd prefer to win and not lose

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    What's the over/under on missed Paul George dunks?
    I'm gonna stick it at an even 2.
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    Let's go Pacers!

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    Default Re: 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

    What was that Jodie Meeks shot?

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    Hibbert is good, but he is definitely not the best passing bigman in the league

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    Hibbert is good, but he is definitely not the best passing bigman in the league
    Marc Gasol would be the best imo.

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    Man, I hate these banana suits
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    Calls not in our favor at all
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    Marc Gasol would be the best imo.
    Either him or his brother lol

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    Either him or his brother lol
    Yeah haha. Pau is really good too.

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    Marc Gasol would be the best imo.
    Tim Duncan has a beef with this.
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    Marc Gasol would be the best imo.
    Monroe is pretty good, Cousins is not that bad either.

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    Default Re: 4/17/2012 Game Thread #62: Pacers Vs. Sixers

    Granger 2/2 4pts 2rebs 1ast half way through the quarter.

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    Wow are they bringing Spencer off the bench? what is that about?

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