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Last edited by Trophy; 03-06-2013 at 10:16 PM.
let me guess that wasn't a choke either? how many games have we lost this year with an amount of awe-inspiring stupidity
Paul's been REALLY bad lately.
Toughest loss of the season.
pacers looked dead tired late in the game. I understand why frank brought the starters back so early in the 4th, but IMO it cost us the game late. Also give the Celtics defense a lot of credit - very good defense, second game this year where they took us out of what we wanted to do
Last edited by Unclebuck; 03-06-2013 at 10:18 PM.
We can blame the game on missing 3's if we want but we can't ignore the fact that Boston completely shut down everything we wanted in the 4th quarter. Hill just made two tough threes, a fastbreak dunk, and an actual good set which got George open. That aside, none of our post players could get into position, while Hill and PG couldn't penetrate off the dribble at all.
Awful, just awful execution in the end of the game, with some ominous signs.
I just posted in the game thread that their b-ball IQ collectively got lowered in the 2nd half. It was sooooo bad, I felt it needed to be reiterated here.
In the end, this game wont matter. Still tough to swallow though.
"We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.
If the Pacers don't come up with a less predictable offense at the end of games they are not going to win s***, I have been saying forever that smart teams know how to stop the Hill/West pick and roll play, today was a good example.
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.
Disappointing and pathetic at the end. We didn't score a single point in the last 4 minutes.
Inexcusable loss. Boston is an old team playing a back to back and they made all the crucial clutch plays down the stretch.
They are a better team than us right now even though the record is worse. They know how to get it done when it counts.
Vogel got schooled by Doc tonight.
Inexcusable effort and execution down the stretch.
Terrible, terrible loss.
Am I the only one who is wondering why there was a no-call on the last second pass to PG for the potential tie when that's the exact same contact and foul that lost us the game in Denver?
This one is basically on West. 2 turnovers, 0-1 FG, 2 bad defensive plays...all in 90 seconds.
He's incredible. He wasn't tonight. This was a major choke job, but you have to move on to the next one.
I got rid of that high a** Uverse at the right time.....smh
Help us Paul George......you're our only hope
Our bench is terrible. What has happened to Hansbrough, he just looks lost. Maybe it is time to give Pendy his minutes. Not adding some help at the deadline is going to come back to haunt them. Jacking up 27 threes when your shooting like we did tonight is crazy.
Yes, but but Granger will be the best player the Pacers could get. I'll believe it when I see it happen. I've said all long too many are counting on something that is far from a certainity. Walsh's stance, as always, is he would rather do nothing and watch how things play out. If Herb wants his team to make noise in the playoffs, then Walsh doing nothing and keeping crossed fingers on a healthy contributing Granger wasn't the way to do it. Not to mention the Pacers wouldn't trade the 013 1st to get a player who could help. You know another up and coming Plumlee for next year to sit in a suit to fill out the roster cheaply as many feel is necessary. Just SMH.
"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
I am not blaming the loss on the refs, let me qualify this by saying that.
But it was DEFINITELY the wrong call in Denver, long established.
I am not so sure it wasn't here as well.
Paul was trying to go up in the air and Pierce moved backwards and cut beneath him in a game-tying situation.
How is that not worthy of an attempt to go to the line?
It's a moot point, we screwed ourselves LONG before the 0.5 seconds remaining mark.
I am just saying, I think that a foul was warranted.