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    Default 11/27/2012 Game Thread #15: Pacers Vs. Lakers

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    award as the owner of the NBA’s worst contract, and so forth.

    While perusing Basketball Reference’s stats page, however, I came across a
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    So far this season, the one thing that the Pacer have been able to hang their hat on
    has been defense. Sure, the team might have the second-worst offense and the
    lowest effective field goal percentage in the NBA, but the defense has been pretty
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    while they are playing some pretty stingy defense, they are not creating the
    turnovers necessary to turn that defense into instant offense. They are rarely
    grabbing a steal and running down the court for an easy basket. They are more
    often just forcing the other team to miss, grabbing the rebound and then marching
    up the court to run a terrible offensive set that probably won’t work.

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    shown a renewed confidence in every aspect of his game. Plus, since the Lakers
    scrapped the Princeton Offense and moved to a more wide open style, Ron is
    thriving offensively and putting up his best numbers since he was a featured
    player in Houston and Sacramento.

    Consider the following:

    • His 14.0 points per game are his highest since the 2009 season.
    • His 43.6% shooting from the field is his highest since the 2008 season.
    • His 39.1% shooting from behind the arc is his highest since the 2009 season.
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    from all spots on the floor, scoring at a higher clip (16 ppg), rebounding better,
    drawing more fouls, and committing fewer turnovers.

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    against defenders in space. Most of the time when a wing catches the ball, he’s
    working from the weak side of the floor where there’s only one other offensive
    player to take up space. From this alignment, Ron is able to shoot his jumper in
    rhythm or use his improved first step and his (still amazing) brute strength to
    power by his man and get shots to the rim.


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    mid-range jumpers have nearly been abandoned for shots in (or near) the paint
    or three pointers. Because he’s knocking down the long ball at a higher
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    Kobe has the flu...

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    These Pacers/Lakers game are always extra nerve racking for me.

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    Damn how many 3's PG?

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    Damn how many 3's PG?
    I'd love to see him shoot it all night long. Preferably not 3's, but for our franchise's sake, any form of a killer instinct would be great to see.

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    Sam Young vs Kobe Bryant.... yikes...
    "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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    Great play call for Vogel there.....

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    **EDIT** All's well that ends well... Thanks for the tips Goyle... Now let's beat these *******s!

    Talk about your huge bummers...

    (as per link in my sig) I usually attend this game each year as I live in LA.

    This year, I am back in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and not flying home till tomorrow morning.

    Which means not only will I miss the game in person, but I cannot even watch it on TV because my NBA LP Broadband account will black out the game since the zip code on file for my purchase is a southern California zip code

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to how to circumvent that? I just realized this morning that the stupid black out rules would apply to me even though I am in Wisconsin. This is usually my one big "potential bragging rights" game each year... Really sad to potentially miss it, even though I've technically paid for it.
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    Talk about your huge bummers...

    (as per link in my sig) I usually attend this game each year as I live in LA.

    This year, I am back in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving and not flying home till tomorrow morning.

    Which means not only will I miss the game in person, but I cannot even watch it on TV because my NBA LP Broadband account will black out the game since the zip code on file for my purchase is a southern California zip code

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions as to how to circumvent that? I just realized this morning that the stupid black out rules would apply to me even though I am in Wisconsin. This is usually my one big "potential bragging rights" game each year... Really sad to potentially miss it, even though I've technically paid for it.
    Are you sure they black it out based on zip code? Last year I was able to watch a Lakers game on LPBB by using a proxy, so if you're in Wisconsin it should work without a proxy. Have you tried an archived Lakers or Clippers game?

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    Are you sure they black it out based on zip code? Last year I was able to watch a Lakers game on LPBB by using a proxy, so if you're in Wisconsin it should work without a proxy. Have you tried an archived Lakers or Clippers game?
    Really? Proxy worked?

    Wow! This is great!

    I am able to watch the Lakers archived games. Perhaps there is hope after all.

    I don't remember why, but for some reason I was told somewhere that it had to do with ZIP codes. Maybe that's changed now, or I was just misinformed.

    Either way, I am optimistic and very glad
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    Really? Proxy worked?

    Wow! This is great!

    I am able to watch the Lakers archived games. Perhaps there is hope after all.

    I don't remember why, but for some reason I was told somewhere that it had to do with ZIP codes. Maybe that's changed now, or I was just misinformed.

    Either way, I am optimistic and very glad
    don't need a proxy either, your ip will "give you away" and show you are not in LA, main reason they started LPB is to let ppl watch games when they travel, would be silly to black out
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    The Underachieving Bowl

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    I got a feeling Paul's gonna struggle tonight against Ron.

    I wonder what we're going to do with Lance? Ron's probably too strong, and Kobe's too good. I hope they have him guard the PG.

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    lol that team was fun last year

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    Damn Kobe

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    I would love to see a 9/13 shooting game from Hibbert again.

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    I absolutely HATE these late west-coast game tip offs ..

    I usually have to head to start working around 9:30, sometimes 10 at latest .. I won't get to see this game at all... /sigh
    10:30 tip off is ridiculous IMO.

    I usually listen to talk radio and/or different ballgames on my mobile phone with headphones while I am working all night, so I figured at LEAST I'd get to listen live...

    I guess I was wrong, ARGHHHH!!!

    And what REALLY sucks, is during one of the last games I was gonna miss watching, I even tried IHeart radio to listen to 1070 because it is actually available as a local station on it, and the damn game was blacked out... i'm like WTF?!?
    I even went so far as to download the 1070 the fan mobile app... no dice, it was blacked out too..

    I don't understand it, why it was blacked out.. that sucks..
    So I don't know of any way to be able to listen really, as I have no access to a radio while I work, and since I clean a huge building, it is impractical to bring in a radio since I will be all over the building working ..

    The ONLY thing I can think of, is trying to login to nba.com audio league pass, which is free , and listen through the mobile browser...
    The only thing that sucks is , I tried it on the Toronto/ Houston game just a few minutes ago and it seemed to be laggy and buffer quite a bit... .. sigh....

    Anyone who may have any ideas I haven't thought of , your suggestions would be appreciated.. lol....

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    I absolutely HATE these late west-coast game tip offs ..

    I usually have to head to start working around 9:30, sometimes 10 at latest .. I won't get to see this game at all... /sigh
    10:30 tip off is ridiculous IMO.

    I usually listen to talk radio and/or different ballgames on my mobile phone with headphones while I am working all night, so I figured at LEAST I'd get to listen live...

    I guess I was wrong, ARGHHHH!!!

    And what REALLY sucks, is during one of the last games I was gonna miss watching, I even tried IHeart radio to listen to 1070 because it is actually available as a local station on it, and the damn game was blacked out... i'm like WTF?!?
    I even went so far as to download the 1070 the fan mobile app... no dice, it was blacked out too..

    I don't understand it, why it was blacked out.. that sucks..
    So I don't know of any way to be able to listen really, as I have no access to a radio while I work, and since I clean a huge building, it is impractical to bring in a radio since I will be all over the building working ..

    The ONLY thing I can think of, is trying to login to nba.com audio league pass, which is free , and listen through the mobile browser...
    The only thing that sucks is , I tried it on the Toronto/ Houston game just a few minutes ago and it seemed to be laggy and buffer quite a bit... .. sigh....

    Anyone who may have any ideas I haven't thought of , your suggestions would be appreciated.. lol....

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    I usually have to head to start working around 9:30, sometimes 10 at latest .. I won't get to see this game at all... /sigh
    10:30 tip off is ridiculous IMO.

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    Why is a 7:30 tip for local ridiculous? Don't most games in the league start at 8 pm (which would make the game 11pm for us)? Do you want Lakers games to start before most of LA gets off work?

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    If Lance doesn't get a chance to breakout during this road trip, then Vogel needs to re-think his coaching future
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    Kobe's a go

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    i guess Kobe is gonna try and have one of those micheal jordan flu type games, beware!!! ughhhh

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    I just hope we dont' come out and lay an egg in LA, this team is so helter skelter, and don't seem to know who they are based on which team they are playing.
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    Gasol must be loving playing for D'Antoni......he's now got to practice taking a 3pt shot.
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