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    Default 1/15/2013 Game Thread #39: Pacers Vs. Bobcats

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    Season Records: (W-L)
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    East: 13-9
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
    HIBBERT
    WEST
    GEORGE
    STEPHENSON
    HILL
    Projected Starting Lineup:
    BIYOMBO
    WARRICK
    KIDD-GILCHRIST
    HENDERSON
    WALKER



    PACERS
    Danny Granger - left knee tendinosis (out)
    Roy Hibbert - back spasms (questionable)
    Lance Stephenson - foot (questionable)



    BOBCATS
    Byron Mullens - Left Ankle Sprain (out)


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    Eight Points Nine Seconds:
    Jared Wade: Indiana Falls Apart, Run Out of the Gym by Brooklyn

    The Pacers’ shooting chart for the first three quarters of their 97-86 loss to the Brooklyn
    Nets. After these first 36 minutes, during which Indiana shot 52.5% (32-for-61) overall
    and 61.4% (27-for-44) inside the three-point line, the Pacers led 75-69.


    Everything looked wonderful.

    Then the fourth quarter happened, and it all fell apart.

    They shot just 3-for-22 (13.6%) in the final period and allowed the momentum-fueled
    Nets to make 8-of-14 (57.1%). In all, they were out-scored 28-11, which was the fewest
    points any Brooklyn opponent has scored on in a fourth quarter this season.

    “I thought we stepped up our defense intensity in the last quarter,” said Deron Williams
    after the game. “We knew we had to get stops for us to have a chance to win the game.”

    Really, that was their only chance. And playing that badly in the fourth is just about the
    only way the Pacers could turn a game they controlled for three quarters into a blowout
    the other way.

    “We stopped executing, and we lost our composure,” said David West.

    According to West, the bleeding actually started a little earlier.

    He didn’t like the way Indiana ended the third quarter, as they continually put Brooklyn
    on the free-throw line, where the Nets narrowed the gap and got the Pacers into foul
    trouble. Seven of Brooklyn’s final nine points of the third came from the charity stripe.

    Seeing as how three of those fouls were on West, I’m going to speculate that he may not
    have agreed with all the calls. Meanwhile, Roy Hibbert and Paul George were both forced
    to the bench at different times after picking up their fifth fouls.

    George certainly wasn’t thrilled. “I think when we get 12 free throws and they have
    around 31, it is hard to overcome,” said George. “We have to do a better job at playing
    without fouling.” He added that he thought “we could’ve won this game, but some things
    you can’t have control over.”

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    Queen City Hoops:
    Lineup Check Up

    The time has come to take another look at how specific Bobcats’ lineups have fared so
    far this season. If you remember, we first had a look at things back in late November
    when the Bobcats stood at 5-4. Record-wise, the team has not fared as well since
    their hot start. Upon comparing the current point differentials of some of the most
    utilized lineups to the numbers after only nine games, you begin to see why they’ve
    struggled as well as why it’s important to remember that it’s a long season. There are
    ebbs and flows but one thing is always for sure – the cream rises to the top.

    Let’ begin our look with the lineup that has logged the most minutes all season –
    Haywood, Mullens, Kidd-Gilchrist, Taylor, and Walker. After nine games, the lineup had
    posted a point differential of 12.2 (per 100 possessions). Since then though, the lineup
    has struggled mightily during the 95 minutes they’ve been on the court together,
    resulting in a point differential of -14.7. The lineup’s struggles can largely be attributed
    to Mullens’ play
    , but this is a story for another time. All in all, the Bobcats’ most
    used lineup has a point differential of -2.5 over 166 minutes of play so far this season.

    Eventually, Coach Dunlap elected to replace Haywood in the starting lineup with Bismack
    Biyombo. Fans rejoiced. Bloggers rejoiced. Everyone rejoiced. However, so far the
    results have not been praise worthy. To date, the lineup has seen the court for 55
    minutes (second-most often used lineup) and recorded a point differential of -22.9.
    So clearly Biyombo is the problem, right? I’m not so sure. What is clear is that this
    lineup gives up 43% of their opponent’s field goals close to the basket – a recipe for
    disaster. It may seem counterintuitive given the prolific shot-blocker Biyombo is, but
    in actuality the Bobcats fare better
    offensively with him on the floor and
    worse defensively
    . Whether Biyombo is to blame or not, the numbers scream that
    this lineup does not know how to play together, particularly defensively.

    Much in the way Biyombo could be blamed for the struggles of the previous lineup
    (I’m in no way advocating this kind of analysis), Gerald Henderson’s inclusion in
    the starting five in place of Jeff Taylor has resulted in far more impressive
    numbers for the Bobcats. Leading up to the Mullens injury, the newly minted
    starting lineup (Biyombo, Mullens, Kidd-Gilchrist, Henderson, Walker) had posted
    a point differential of 7.8 over 52 minutes of play on the court. Another productive
    lineup – albeit in less court time – has been the diminutive backcourt of Walker
    and Sessions paired with Kidd-Gilchrist, Mullens, and Biyombo. This grouping
    boasts a point differential of 13.2 over 32 minutes of play.

    How about some of the new lineups we may have seen with the likes of Hakim
    Warrick as well as the now healthy Tyrus Thomas? The results have been very
    good and very bad. The lineup...CONTINUE READING AT QUEEN CITY HOOPS



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    I would REALLY like to see DJ have a strong outing tonight to make up for his missed game winner early in the year.

    His improved play of late has been huge for us, and a dominating game against his former team may just be that extra little boost he needs to continue settling in with the Pacers.

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    Should be an interesting game. Been a while since I've seen a bobcats game live.

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    There's way more Pacers fans than Bobcats fans.

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    This game didn't win the NBATV fan night vote!? Huh.

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    I expect us to win easily tonight with everybody healthy except Granger of course.
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    ***** this place is empty....

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    Default Re: 1/15/2013 Game Thread #39: Pacers Vs. Bobcats

    What's the money line on the Henderson-Hansbrough fight?

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    Wow, and I thought we had bad attendance. If you didn't know any better you'd think this was a D-league game or something.

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    Wow, and I thought we had bad attendance. If you didn't know any better you'd think this was a D-league game or something.
    Yet, somehow the bobcats have better attendance numbers than we do on the year.... hmm
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    So quiet.

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    Nice play by Paul there. Hmm.. Dan Burke's left eye looks like it's almost swelled shut. Wonder what happened there?
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    Did somebody punch Dan Burke? He's got quite the black eye.

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    This might be the quietest crowd I've ever witnessed.

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    West and Roy eating Charlotte's lunch like they should.
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    There goes the below 5 point quarter.

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    offense looks crisp so far tonight.
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    Nice pass, Lance
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    Henderson vs Pacers continues...
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    Henderson being a piece of **** as per usual
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    Wow a tech on Paul?

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    That was weak...

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    Haha so quiet you can hear a lot of what the players are saying.

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    Love the energy. Still hate Henderson.
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    David West has made two spot-on "And 1" calls tonight. He should ref every game.

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