Good win... I wish we had beaten a Knicks team with Carmelo in the line-up though. Methinks the outcome might have looked differently and probably would have changed some people's minds.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
Shame on you for not mentioning Green's 2 baskets from mid-range in the flow of the game. This is what Green needs to learn to do more of. He's got the capability of being more than just being dunker and a 3 pt shooter. If he develops this shot as part of his game, 3.5 mil for him will look like a steal.
Will people get over the refs already, it's ridiculous. I've never seen so many people complain about the refs over one NON-Playoff game.
The Pacers get away with quite a bit themselves on the defensive end themselves. No it's not blatant like a push in the back, grab of the jersey, etc. BUT it is tough physical defense that we get away with. If it means we don't get a few calls on the offensive end, so be it. If we could knock down an open jump shot more consistently, then we would wouldn't need to worry so much about the refs.
I don't really care too much what the refs do in the first 3 quarters as long as they are letting us play with our D in the 4th and so far they pretty much have.
IMHO....I only see 3 scenarios happening in regards to Granger and West:
1 ) If the Team sees a similar loss in the 2nd round like last season ( or worse, lose in the 1st round of the Playoffs ), then I don't see the Pacers re-signing West ( unless he can be had for cheap ) AND looking to trade Granger in the summer of 2013 ( for LT relief while getting some assets...a la Harden and the Thunder ).
2 ) If the Team has a very hard fought 6 or 7 game 2nd Round Playoff series and loses, then I can see the Pacers re-signing West and then look to trade Granger in the Offseason and/or re-signing West....but not both.
3 ) The only way that I can possibly see them re-signing West and then looking to keep Granger this season ( and beyond ) is if the Team makes it to the ECF and/or beyond .
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Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
So, it looks like the Knicks play the Bulls tonight. Either losing would be beneficial to us, but I'm torn as to which one would help us more - i.e. which I should root for to win.... Never mind, I just answered my own question. I can't root for either of those teams to win. I'll just be happy with the loss of one them I guess
Paul George on chemistry: "This is definitely the best team I’ve been around my 3 years. Before we had a lot of guys going at each other."— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) January 11, 2013
More P George: "Everybody had an ego to them in past. This year, it’s all one big ego, and that’s putting the team first.”— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) January 11, 2013
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A lot of calls don't get made, for both teams. Honestly I'd rather our offense get beat up by the other team and they let our defense be as suffocating as possible. I know good physical D isn't really a foul but in the NBA today you get a lot of Refs that can't always tell the difference. The only call that bugged me was PG's 5th or 6th steal where he sprinted back and JR racked him across the front and Paul still got the shot up over the rim and in. That was clearly an and-one, so much so that even during the highlights Kenny the Jet called them out on it.
"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."
I don't know if it has been posted, if it has I apologize.
[quote]From Elias: Paul George scored 24 points, hauled in 11 rebounds, handed out five assists and recorded six steals in the Pacers' 81-76 home win over the Knicks. Only one other Indiana player has recorded at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals in an NBA game. Mickey Johnson put up a 25/14/10/5 points/rebounds/assists/steals game against the Washington Bullets on October 26, 1979.[/qoute]
Just because Danny isn't playing it doesn't mean he hasn't been interacting with the players. It's most likely someone who's no longer here.