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    Default 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

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    Eight Points, Nine Seconds Preview Review:
    Tim Donahue: Pacers Come Oh So Close Against Philly

    There was a lot to like about last night’s overtime loss to the Sixers. The
    announced attendance of 17,701 didn’t look like much of an exaggeration to
    my eyes. It was a large, enthusiastic, wholly pro-Pacer crowd.

    And they were treated to a pretty good game...Lots of action...Lots of
    momentum swings...Some great play by David West and a big game from
    Tyler Hansbrough.

    But, at the end, it still was a loss. In the grand scheme of things, that
    probably doesn’t matter all that much, but I have to wonder how many more
    converts to Pacerland would have been made...if Paul George had hit a
    thrilling game winner...or if the Pacers could have closed out the overtime
    when they had the lead.

    It was a fun-ugly game. It was 48 minutes of playoff intensity, with another
    five minutes thrown in as a bonus. Both teams scrapped and clawed as if this
    was an elimination game.

    The Pacers made big plays and big shots, but Philly made more. After the
    game, I told George Hill that it felt to me that the Sixers had hit an
    inordinate amount of “difficult” – read: “bad” – shots, and if he agreed.

    He shrugged his un-iced right shoulder, and said, “That’s what desperate
    teams do. A desperate team is going to try and claw its way out. They played
    with great desperation, and they made some big plays down the stretch, and
    we couldn’t make a couple.”

    And that’s really both the difference in the game, and why we watch. Not just
    watch, but invest in watching the Pacers, and sports in general. The passion.
    The effort. The desperation.

    Ugly game. Fun game. Playoff game...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s


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    At the risk of a copyright claim by Sesame Street, let’s play a game of “one of
    these things is not like the others” featuring the top four seeds in the Eastern
    Conference playoff picture

    • The No. 1 seeds are the Chicago Bulls, who boast reigning league
      MVP Derrick Rose, reigning Coach of the Year Tom Thibodeau and
      one of the NBA’s best benches.
    • The second seeds are the Miami Heat, whose leading scorers double
      as, arguably, two of the game’s best three or four players.
    • The No. 3 seeds are the Indiana Pacers, who haven’t finished .500
      or better since the 2005-06 season and don’t feature a single player
      among the NBA’s top 20 scorers.
    • The No. 4 seeds are the Boston Celtics, winners of the East’s most
      recent championship (2008) and featuring Rajon Rondo alongside a
      trio of soon-to-be NBA Hall of Famers.

    Congratulations for the eagle-eyed among you who picked the Pacers, who
    have spent this season disrupting the East’s status quo and challenging
    the notion that superstar-less clubs are simply also-rans in today’s NBA.

    As chronicled in Sports Illustrated, Indiana, engineered by Larry Bird, has
    pulled together a balanced group of complementary, quality players with
    character in lieu of having one (or two or three) franchise guys.

    Not only has the core of Danny Granger, Darren Collison, Paul George, David
    West, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, Tyler Hansbrough and deadline addition
    Leandro Barbosa already reached 40 wins on the year, but they’ve recorded
    victories over each of the aforementioned elite Eastern clubs and are rolling
    towards the postseason sporting a 10-1 April record.

    It’s not just what they’re doing that’s remarkable, but how. Throughout NBA
    history, the general rule of thumb has been ‘have superstar, will travel’. Since
    2004, you haven’t won an NBA championship without one (or more) of Tim
    Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Garnett, Paul
    Pierce or Dirk Nowitzki. Even before that, teams raised the Larry O’Brien
    trophy on account of players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Hakeem
    Olaujuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and, well, Bird.

    Then again, maybe this is the perfect time for a team like the Pacers to come
    along and fly in the face of league history. Prior to this lockout-shortened
    season, some analysts highlighted Indy as a potential riser (although I doubt
    anyone expected this level of success), pointing to the club’s depth, balance
    and youth as indications...CONTINUE READING HOOPS ADDICT
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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    Here is the NEW starting lineup:
    http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/pacers.pdf


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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    im pumped for this resting show

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sleeze View Post
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    Here is the NEW starting lineup:
    http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/pacers.pdf
    Thanks Duchess... my browser crashed while piecing this together and forgot to re-update the Pacers portion.

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    I'm predicting a new career high for Monroe.

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    did Fes make a twitter? Or just another fake..


    https://twitter.com/#!/KyryloFesenko

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    did Fes make a twitter? Or just another fake..


    https://twitter.com/#!/KyryloFesenko
    It would appear to be real to me, but I could be wrong.

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    Here is the NEW starting lineup:
    http://www.nba.com/gamenotes/pacers.pdf

    Really? Is this our lineup?

    That's good. I expect to see a lot of Fes as well

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    The Classical - NBA Nonsense Notebook

    A Young Kyrylo Fesenko Meets His Idol, Shaq

    I love this story. Kyrylo Fesenko was once a very tall boy playing basketball in Ukraine. During that time, always he said, his hero was always Shaquille O’Neal.

    “I always wanted to play against him, or with him, or whatever or see him,” Fesenko said.

    When it Fesenko turned into an NBA prospect, he came to the U.S. to workout for the NBA Draft, and he happened to be auditioning for the Pistons when the Heat were in Detroit. Fesenko got tickets to the game, and made sure he was close enough to catch Shaq’s attention.

    “I was just, ‘Can I have a picture with you?’ He was very nice,” Fesenko said. “He crossed the line like, I cannot cross one of the lines and he was like ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ So he came to me, took a picture. It was awesome.

    “I uploaded it to the Internet right away, like, let my friends see it,” he said. “And well, it was pretty cool when somebody who knows me, like they knew how much I wanted to take a picture with Shaq. They’re like, well Fez, you’re example show me that if you work hard the dream comes true.”

    Shaq might have picked up that he was making a kid’s day, but he had no idea that kid was a future NBA player.

    “No,” Fesenko said. “Just a gigantic fan.”

    It doesn’t end there. In time, Fesenko found himself on the court against his hero.

    “I played against him first time for, I spent 50 seconds on the court, actually 50 seconds against Shaq,” he said. “So, at one point he was posting me up and I was thinking ‘Oh, I got him. I got him.’ And I pictured myself, you know, blocking him. You know, I pictured myself being on the front page of all newspapers and everything. I was already so hyped, like I was thinking how I’m going to tell it to my friends. And then he dunked on me.”

    Demoralizing, right? Not at all.

    “When you first time meet your hero—if you ever meet your hero—you will definitely remember it,” he said. “I was still thinking about like, ‘Did somebody get a picture of that?’”

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    Based on tonight's starting lineup for both teams, would Indiana beat Charlotte in a seven-game series?

    Pacers: Price / George / Jones / West / Pendergraph

    Bobcats: Walker / Henderson / Brown / Mullens / Biyombo

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    Based on tonight's starting lineup for both teams, would Indiana beat Charlotte in a seven-game series?

    Pacers: Price / George / Jones / West / Pendergraph

    Bobcats: Walker / Henderson / Brown / Mullens / Biyombo
    Yep, we still have the two best players.

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    schedule loss... because we are that awesome this year!

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    I bet we can still win, this lineup still beats Detroit on a good night.
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    Dahntay is back. We got this.

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    Oh, Tonight's game is against Detroit.

    The Pacers still might win.

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    I wish Fez got the start tonight

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    Wait, does this mean we are gonna rest against Chicago too?? I already bought tickets.

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    Though we could really use Anthony Carter.

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    I think i'm more excited about this game than if the whole crew were playing just for the potential of PG taking over tonight

    this should be good

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    Wait, does this mean we are gonna rest against Chicago too?? I already bought tickets.
    I don't consider this likely. I expect them to play vs Chicago. It's the last game of the season and it's against the Bulls. Doubt that we will just rest our players and hand them the season series (not that it matters but anyway).
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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    any reason why Lou isn't starting at C?

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    any reason why Lou isn't starting at C?
    2 reasons:

    1) It's quite probable that Frank could be resting Lou as well.

    2) Or he just likes to play him in an energy man off the bench role.

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    Default Re: 4/23/2012 Game Thread #65: Pacers Vs. Pistons

    Let's see what Pender can do...which I think is more than Hans.

    Hope we get to see a whole lot of Fez and Lance too.
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