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    Default 3/19/2013 Game Thread #68: Pacers Vs. Magic

    DESTROY THE DISNEYS!



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    Season Records: (W-L)
    41-26
    Home: 26-8
    East: 26-15
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    Away: 8-24
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
    HIBBERT
    HANSBROUGH
    GEORGE
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    HILL
    Projected Starting Lineup:
    VUCEVIC
    HARRIS
    HARKLESS
    AFFLALO
    NELSON



    PACERS
    Danny Granger - sore knee (out)
    David West - back sprain (day-to-day)



    MAGIC
    Glen Davis – fractured left foot, (out)
    Andrew Nicholson - illness (day-to-day)
    Hedo Turkoglu – NBA suspension (out)


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    Jacob Frankel: The emergence of Tobias Harris

    The haul the Orlando Magic got in the J.J. Redick trade from the Milwaukee Bucks at
    the deadline, which brought in Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih, and Doron Lamb, is looking
    better and better by the game, highlighted by the strong play of Harris. After being
    buried on the bench in Milwaukee, he’s finally getting meaningful minutes in Orlando
    and his production has jumped with an increase in playing time.

    In the 12 games Harris has played since the trade, he’s averaging 15.8 ppg and 7.3
    rpg in 31 minutes with a .587 True Shooting percentage. What’s gone into his success
    with Orlando? Let’s dive into the tape.

    Isolation
    Harris has been very efficient in isolation situations with the Magic so far. He’s
    shooting 53.3 percent and averaging 1.04 points per possession in isolation using a
    variety of methods, per Synergy.

    Harris’ explosive first step helps him get to the hole easily and from there, he can
    finish with both hands, using a variety of layups, floaters, and hooks. If defenders
    overplay the drive, he’s confident pulling up from midrange and shooting.


    Cut and transition
    This is where Harris’ athleticism, smooth finishing, and basketball IQ come into play.
    He’s tough to stop once he gets close to the basket — he’s shooting 62.7 percent at
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    It’s not all power and speed, either. Harris is creative in his finishing. He’s proved to
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    Reuben Fischer-Baum: Where Basketball Stars Come From, And Where They Go?

    Last month, the McDonald's All-American Game released its 2013 rosters. The game
    is a showcase of some of the best high school talent in the country, which this year
    largely came out of Texas (five players), California (four), Florida (three), and North
    Carolina (two). Of these 14 players, only five have committed to play at in-state
    colleges. We wondered: Is this typical of high school talent? Historically, where do
    high school stars generally come from, and where do they end up playing?

    To investigate, I looked at the hometowns and colleges of all 840 McDonald's All-
    Americans
    from 1977 to 2012, since the class of 2013 hasn't totally shaken itself out
    yet. Hometowns were largely based on high school, although if a player went to a
    religious, private, or boarding school (like basketball factory Oak Hill Academy), I
    checked to see which state he was actually raised in.* Likewise, I tried to I.D.
    players who transfered during college, and stick them with the programs they initially
    played for.

    Here are the states that have, adjusted for population, produced the most McDonald's
    All-Americans:


    Indiana, living up to its reputation, may have the strongest high school basketball
    tradition in the country. With 41 All-Americans in 36 years, Indiana has produced more
    talent than Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, all significantly larger states, and
    trails only Illinois, New York, and California. Adjusting for population size, the Hoosier
    State blows the field away. Maryland is also a hotbed of talent, as are a handful of
    Southern states (Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee), and
    neighboring Illinois.

    Alaska is clearly the oddball. When the McDonald's All-American team was inaugurated,
    in 1977, Alaska was the smallest state in the nation. Still, Alaska has produced three
    All-Americans, all of whom were subsequently drafted by NBA teams: Carlos Boozer,
    Mario Chalmers, and Trajan Langdon. Thirteen states have produced fewer All-
    Americans than Alaska, which goes to show that while basketball is good for inner cities
    (where courts are an efficient use of space) and rural areas (where schools may be too
    small to field football and baseball teams), it's also pretty great for places that are just
    too damn cold to really play anything outside for most of the school year.

    Unsurprisingly, none of those Alaskan stars stayed in-state for college hoops. But how
    about the others? Let's take a look at each state's "capture rate," i.e., the percentage of
    All-American players who stay in-state for college:


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    Default Re: 3/19/2013 Game Thread #68: Pacers Vs. Magic

    4th game in 5 nights. Not sure if David West is going to play. Doubt it will be pretty, but they need to grind this win out.

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    4th game in 5 nights. Not sure if David West is going to play. Doubt it will be pretty, but they need to grind this win out.

    Rarely is with this group. But I am confident they'll weather through the fatigue and get a win. They were really solid last night and hopefully it carries over. Not to mention the bench played so well our starting group should be relatively well rested.

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    4th game in 5 nights. Not sure if David West is going to play. Doubt it will be pretty, but they need to grind this win out.
    This Magic team is really, really bad. Even with fatigue and no D-West, this isn't a game that should be doubt.
    "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

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    Yea, D-West is officially not playing.
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    Doesn't look like hill's fan comments worked... some big open pockets in lower level.
    "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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    Hey Lance,

    Stop shooting 3's

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    And Lances takes another 3.....
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    Shoot another 3, Lance, **** it
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    Who told these guys it was ok to chuck 3's?
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    Lance's 3 seems to be a bit long tonight.
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    Lance's 3 seems to be a bit long tonight.
    That's what she said.

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    Default Re: 3/19/2013 Game Thread #68: Pacers Vs. Magic

    Step 1: Admit you have a problem

    That's what the Pacers should do with chucking 3's.

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    Lance is trying to shoot his way out of a slump. It's the same rabbit hole Green fell into.
    "There is a time to play and a time to win. It is what you do during winning time that differentiates the average players from stars."

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    about time we hit a 3

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    Magic are just so bad. How did we get blown out by this team?
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    Wish paul felt his shot like this all the time

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    Magic are just so bad. How did we get blown out by this team?
    Well sometimes that incredible formula of winning basketball by just shooting 3's works.
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    Eleven 3's already attempted by our side. Aghhh.......

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    This one is going to get ugly very fast. Let's pick up the pace a bit, and get them outside of striking distance!
    Yay, I don't know if we're going back to the play-offs!

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    This game is such a snoozer.
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    That's what I like to see from Green. Post-ups
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    Hans plays good with the starters
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    That's a smart play they run there with Paul George receiving the ball under the basket. They also run it against the Lakers in similar situation.

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    Hansbrough just has way more impact when he gets more minutes.

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