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    Default 2/11/2013 Game Thread #52: Pacers Vs. Nets

    NYET THE NETS



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    Game Time Start: 7:00 PM EST
    Where: The Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
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    Season Records: (W-L)
    31-20
    Home: 20-4
    East: 19-11
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    Away: 11-12
    East: 22-11
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
    HIBBERT
    WEST
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    HILL
    Projected Starting Lineup:
    LOPEZ
    EVANS
    WALLACE
    JOHNSON
    WATSON



    PACERS
    Danny Granger - left knee tendinosis (out)



    NETS
    Deron Williams - ankle tendinitis (out)


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    Eight Points Nine Seconds:
    Tim Donahue: The One That Got Away, Pacers Fall to Raptors in OT

    Not too long ago, the NBA world was buzzing about how the Indiana Pacers could ride
    Roy Hibbert and David West to victory over the seemingly invincible Miami Heat. In a
    league where teams are getting smaller by the minute, a squad with a 7’2” center and
    a bruising power forward presented a massive threat.

    In my younger days, I read a great deal of Tom Clancy. It was in those books where I
    was introduced to the concept that the most competent people – the most trusted –
    were also the ones in the position to fail the most spectacularly.

    That’s what happened tonight to the Indiana Pacers.

    “I just can’t be that careless at the end of the game with the ball. I second-guessed
    myself, hesitated a little bit, and threw it short. We just didn’t close the game the
    right way, and so, we didn’t get the win. They made the plays to close the game, and
    we didn’t.”

    That’s David West describing the pivotal play in the Pacers’ 100-98 overtime loss to
    the Toronto Raptors. Up two with six seconds left, Indy just needed to get the ball
    inbounds and hit free throws. That’s when West made an ill-advised attempt to hit a
    streaking Lance Stephenson that Rudy Gay picked off. An Amir Johnson putback at the
    buzzer got Toronto five extra minutes.

    That play will get the focus, with good reason. However, it was far from the only way
    the Pacers cost themselves a win. In a two-point overtime loss, the Pacers made 19
    turnovers (including two in the last minute of OT), gave up 27 second chance points,
    and missed 9 of 28 free throws.

    Late in a rocky fourth quarter, back-to-back threes by Paul George and George Hill
    looked to have given Indiana enough altitude to take the win. But they just couldn’t
    close it out. The Pacers led for most of the game, but it never felt like they really
    controlled it.

    West could feel...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s


    The Brooklyn Game:
    Will Rauch: The fallacy of "the coaching bump"

    P.J. Carlesimo is no stranger to mid-season firings. The Thunder axed him in 2008
    after a 1-12 start and replaced him with current coach Scott Brooks, who rallied the
    young troops for a 22-47 record the rest of the way. Seven games is a small sample
    size, but if Carlesimo really is the Nets interim coach for the immediate future (as
    management has repeated ad nauseam), he may well be on his way to the so-called
    “bump” a new coach gets when taking over the reins of a team in disarray.

    But is this coaching bump real? Luckily, the coaching carousel of the NBA offers a
    large sample size to pore over. Of the 30 current NBA coaches, only Gregg Popovich
    (Spurs ‘96), George Karl (Nuggets ’05) and Doc Rivers (Celtics ’94) have start dates
    of more than five years ago. Off-season coaching changes are a far different animal
    than mid-season switches, so I'll focus only on the recent history of in-season
    changes to evaluate the “bump”.

    Dating back to the 2010-11 season, there have been ten in-season coaching changes,
    up to and including Avery Johnson and Mike Brown’s firings this year. Mike D’Antoni’s
    tenure in Los Angeles has gotten off to a shaky start, but it is far too early to tell if
    that move will work. Sticking to a sample with a full season of results, below are the
    eight new coaches from 10-11 and 11-12 and how they fared the rest of the way:


    It doesn’t take Nate Silver to see these results carry more noise than signal. The
    reality is that most of these teams were bad, regardless of the coach. The Jazz had
    the only winning record on the list before the switch, and the terrible record post-
    change had more to do with the turmoil of Jerry Sloan’s abrupt departure and the
    subsequent trading of Deron Williams than anything Ty Corbin did wrong. (Ty Corbin
    remains the Jazz coach today.)

    Nets fans might notice some familiar names thrown around as replacements for
    Avery Johnson on the fired side of the list. For better or worse, the talent pool that
    front offices choose to select from is often small, with fired coaches routinely being
    hired by new teams like an episode of Coach Swap.

    Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson represent the two most successful interim coaches on
    the list. The 39-year-old Vogel, who started as a video assistant for Rick Patino’s
    Celtics (I'm not saying, but I'm just saying), took over the Pacers for Jim O’Brien, a
    fiery coach that came under fire for inconsistent rotations and squandering a promising
    early season record (sound familiar?) in January 2010. Vogel led the young Pacers to a
    playoff berth, something O’Brien wasn’t able to do in his four-year tenure. The first
    time head coach then followed it up with a successful 2011-12 campaign, nearly
    upsetting the eventual world champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference
    Semifinals. He recently earned a contract extension.

    Woodson took over...CONTINUE READING AT THE BROOKLYN GAME



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    Default Re: 2/11/2013 Game Thread #52: Pacers Vs. Nets

    I really wanted to see how we stacked up to them when they are healthy. Bummed about Williams missing.

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    Violet??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Violet??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    BillS

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    Default Re: 2/11/2013 Game Thread #52: Pacers Vs. Nets

    This game strikes me as a win-lose situation.

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    Violet??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Oh, we lost.

    She HATES us, always has. Game over.

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    Oh, we lost.

    She HATES us, always has. Game over.
    No, I don't think bias is the issue. Competence, on the other hand...
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    No, I don't think bias is the issue. Competence, on the other hand...
    One thing we know for sure, if Violet or Heywoode are reffing, we get no close calls.

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    Surprise early appearance from Danny Granger?!?!
    "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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    Well, it is a must win game
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
    Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

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    Default Re: 2/11/2013 Game Thread #52: Pacers Vs. Nets

    whoever flops the most will win tonight, violet loves her some charging calls

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    Brooke's grown on me

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    Damn it... Not Palmer... we're screwed

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    Pacers need to take advantage of the pg spot tonight. Hill needs to take it to Watson all night.
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    Pacers need to take advantage of the pg spot tonight. Hill needs to take it to Watson all night.
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    Default Re: 2/11/2013 Game Thread #52: Pacers Vs. Nets

    oh i didn't know until just now: West and Paul George got the same number of points and rebounds this season. (althought Paul played one game less.)

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    29-2 huh chris?

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    get that stuff outta here Lopez

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    Roy is pumped up!

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    It's a block party, and Lopez, you're invited.
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    Brooke's grown on me
    Lopez or Olzendam?

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    Let's hope that David is ok.
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
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    Hibbert is getting abused, so overrated defensively.

    Btw, what happened to West?

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    Hibbert is getting abused, so overrated defensively.

    Btw, what happened to West?
    Lopez isn't garbage.

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    Well, this couldn't have started out any worse.
    D West hit in the eye.
    Roy can't make a shot. Just tosses it in the general direction. My god he just missed a one footer!!

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