Last edited by CableKC; 01-21-2013 at 06:52 PM.
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
Paul George had his 10th assist on a PnR with West. for some reason they didn't give him the assist. But he definitely got it.
I think the only way Granger could get a triple double is through blocks, and that's just a little too high for him.
I'm with Will. James definitely wouldn't feel like "one of our guys" and any winning with him would feel unearned and would ring hollow to me. I don't like "bought" wins, and I'm a Yanks fan. I refuse to root for ARod still and continue to hate him. No WS ring changes that. The team I loved was a bunch of farm system kids like Jeter, Rivera, Bernie and Posada plus some marginal talents that people didn't think much about like Tino and Pauly O.
When the Yanks bought Knoblauch, Mussina or the antichrist Clemens, I LOATHED the idea and them as Yanks.
It's not just the buying I suppose because I loved CC and Granderson before they became Yanks. It's just that as a fan I have to like and respect the player first, and then at least partially respect how they were acquired.
I could support trading for Bosh, I could support trading for Dirk, and I would be thrilled for Noah to become a Pacer somehow, but I could never, ever be excited about Lebron as a Pacer. I could maybe support a guy like Kobe if it was so late in his career that he was a role player ala B Scott.
Now maybe if Lebron stays in Miami and puts up a nice career, then at the end they blow the team apart and he's discarded and the Pacers bring him in as that vet getting one last shot...maybe then, and I'd have to see how things went up to that point to be sure.
Who else thinks Granger should rock the badass oldman game goatee when he comes back??? Also he should throw a few random elbows from time to time to remind people that the slower and older he gets the more of an ******* he becomes...
Did they credit Paul George for a trip double because TNT ticker shows that he got it
Maybe they went back and checked hope he got it he deserves it
"We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.
Last edited by Trader Joe; 01-21-2013 at 10:22 PM.
To me Green's release just looks off he is not shooting it like he did early in the season, maybe he will get it back, but right now OJ is the calmer player at the moment and more confident.
Also, I see all of you guys throwing around names of shooters to go get and it's like uh, hellooo, Danny Granger?
Great D, lucky bail out on the foul on Hill. Don't expect to get that call when you're driving head down into a poor shot attempt on the deciding possession. Nice road win against a good team.
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.
I'm late at the party again, but what a nice win over an equally-great defensive team in Memphis. Solid contributions from the starters, and the bench as well. It could have gone either way as both teams can neutralize each other, but thankfully that slim lead favored us at the end.
Special mention to PG tonight with an almost triple double and with superb defense on Gay!
Our bigs also limited the opposing bigs, so a job well done as well!
If we could win this one tonight then I see no reason we can't win at least 2 of the next 3. If we do we'll be sitting mighty, mighty pretty going into the home-heavy portion of our schedule in February. February is where we should make some separation between ourselves and everyone except Miami. New York is struggling, Brooklyn is streaking, but I doubt they keep up such a torrid pace and as we all know a coaching change does have a bit of a honeymoon period. If we win 2 of our next 3 we should be looking to possibly pass up Miami by the end of February.
As to Naptown's post, he's completely right, we should all be geeked. Last year the Pacers were 8.1 points per 48 minutes better offensively when he was on the floor, and allowed 3.6 points less per 48 minutes than when he was sitting or out. His mere presence is going to open up slashing lanes for Paul, reduce the double teams Roy gets, lessen the defensive pressure on David West and for everyone else. Lance has been hitting at a respectable rate, but teams don't respect him like they do Danny. Danny is a guy that teams have gameplanned specifically to stop for years when they played Indiana. Danny is a phenomenal shooter, who has never played with 2 other guys as dangerous offensively as David and Paul are this year, sans the one year that Dunleavey scored like a maniac. This is the guy who carried the Pacers to 36 wins when his best teammates were Dunleavy and Troy Murphy. Dunleavey who is currently doing well as a 6th man on a mediocre team; a role he was always suited best for, and Troy Murphy who couldn't even avoid being cut by a team that has Jim O'Brien as its assistant coach.
Danny put up 19.4 ppg on 45/41/90 post ASB last season. We're adding that guy to a team already on Pace to win 50+, and to a team who has a guy named Paul George, who is developing into exactly the star that we always said Danny needed to play Robin to in order to compete seriously for a title. Close your eyes for a minute and imagine teams trying to collapse on Paul's drive only to leave Granger with open looks at 3. Paul George's assists are going to go through the roof. Imagine how effective we're going to be once not only Paul starts getting more respect from officials after he plays in the All-Star game, but also with Danny getting to the line 4-5 times a game.
Don't try and pretend that all of you didn't giggle with glee just a little bit thinking about it.
I already believe we could give any team a tough time in a 7 game series now, adding Granger, who had our offense top 10 in the league last season even though David West wasn't 100 percent and Paul George was a spectre of the player he's turned into... This team could get scary good, as in maybe the best NBA Pacers team ever good.
Last edited by daschysta; 01-22-2013 at 12:14 AM.
If anyone missed the game like me, its re-airing at 3 AM on espn.
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