With Atlanta losing tonight we are now essentially tied with them for 3rd in the East...3 games back of Miami and we've got February ready for that delicious home cooking.
After MG's tweet last month about Paul beginning to believe like Neo fighting Agent Smith in the subway, I think this is fitting for what happened tonight:
"Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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I wish Paul would go ahead and tell us what his damn number is going to be next year so I can get his uni.
Those cocky Pacers held the Heat to their lowest scoring game this season! LOL!!!!!!
Last edited by aamcguy; 01-09-2013 at 12:18 AM.
im late on this but
If games are won and lost on a calculator and piece of paper, then why do we bother to play them?
Actually I've never said a negative word about Hibbert's defensive play, ever. I've been critical of his inability to play more than 30 minutes a night, his offensive play, and the fact that he isn't worth his contract. Never his defensive play.
Note that none of that was mentioned here, all that was said here was, "I feel bad for him." Which is really more of a positive, whether you take that as sympathy or empathy. If you want to continue having an argument with the words that aren't said, then more power to you, but I will just put you on ignore, no skin off my back.
It's kind of funny, you guys always say guys like myself and V can never let something go, but the reality here is, you aren't letting me let it go. I didn't want to talk about his contract and how he's 25% overpaid. I didn't want to talk about anything negative at all. I just wanted to feel bad for him not being able to perform and celebrate Paul George stepping up when it was needed to get a win. You guys are the one who brought that negativity here. Look in the mirror.
Roy Hibbert struggling so mightily offensively is making me sad. Talk to what I say and let me let it go. Or get ignored, I really don't care that much.
As you continue to paraphrase you continue to get farther and farther away from your original point. Which was that Paul had a great game, and that we needed it to overcome Hibbert's shooting game. You did say you were sad watching him, but the overall tone from a perspective not your own was that it was a highly negative post about Hibbert. Like you say, we can only talk to what you say. We don't know what you meant, only what you write. And you never said you felt "bad for him" or sad for him. The "for" is an important word in this case, and I still feel what I initially posted was an appropriate response to your original message.
Watched this game at work (illegally of course) and it got me so pumped up for my trip to the gym afterwards. Even my dad was enjoying the Heat getting their *** handed to them, and he never watches basketball anymore.
Very good win.
While Lance easily had one of his better games of the season, there came a point in the 4th where he took three step back jumpers in a row when Mike Miller was guarding him. Lance has come a long way in his decision making, but not attacking the basket was killing me. Same goes for his deep three that went in. So I guess my point is that I hope making a few shots doesn't change his decision making. Also, free throws, Lance, free throws.
Great win. How about the bench giving us a big lift in the 2nd? What a role reversal from the playoffs!
Right now when you search Paul George on Twitter, right underneath it says "related: kobe bryant."
Kind of neat.+
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Regarding Hibbert's shooting. Those are his splits -> http://espn.go.com/nba/player/splits...36/roy-hibbert
Here it is:
October: 46.2% (6-13)
November: 37.8% (59-156)
December: 40.7% (59-145)
January: 44.4% (20-45)
Season: 40.6% (141-347)
October was just one game so you may want to include this one in November.
Here's the result:
October + November: 40.% (65-169)
Hibbert seems to slowly but steadily raise his FG% since went away from him in the post.
It may have been partly because of his man crush on Marc Gasol, but he was discounting Hibbert's ability on the defensive end entirely. Judging from that convo, you would have thought that the Grizzlies had won the game. Either way, my search told me that though he rarely says much negative about his defense, he never says anything positive.
I don't think that he was discounting Hibbert's ability on the defense end entirely. I just think that he was downplaying it in an effort to prove that his argument valid. That's also why he played the Glen Davis card and then reverted back on Hibbert's offensive woes.
He repeated numerous times on how many points the Grizzlies scored in the paint but he never answered to me when I pointed the amount of shots that they attempted in our paint.
And honestly, I was quite peeved that neither he or Justin took the time to answer with facts to the facts and videos that I posted in that thread. But it's ok. I cannot be petty about it.
Overally, I don't think that he has a problem with Hibbert's defense. No one should. I just think that he is underestimating his defensive impact.
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