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    Eight Points, Nine Seconds:
    Jared Wade: No Kobe, No Problem for the Lakers

    Sweeping the Miami Heat in the regular season was a pipe dream. This could well be the
    best NBA team in a decade and while the Pacers had to thrilled to come away with two
    victories, it is bittersweet considering just how lopsided this game was. Miami simply
    out-classed Indiana on both ends, clearly illustrating just how wide of a gap exists
    between the two teams when each is playing at its peak.

    I’m not sure how much to make of this loss. Obviously, the leaguewide angle is that Los
    Angeles can now beat high-level teams on the road without its best player. And that
    reflects as poorly on the Pacers as it does positively on the Lakers. I saw a lot of Lakers
    writers talking about how big this win was in a game where the team was able to get
    everyone involved.

    Maybe that is true.

    But more than anything, this game was just gross. The whole first half was a slog-fest
    of fouls (including a ton of offensive fouls) and video replays. A game that tipped off
    right after 7:00 pm didn’t see the third quarter start until something like 8:40.

    Indiana shot 30.8% (16-for-52) in the first half vs. a scorching 35.7% (15-for-42), which
    was the key reason they were unable to capitalize on a 10-to-3 offensive rebounding
    edge. So many extra shots. So few extra points.

    David West and Paul George couldn’t hit sand in a desert, but as usual, the bench did
    more than its far share of the damage as well.

    In the 5 minutes bridging the first two quarters in which Orlando Johnson played, for
    example, the Pacers were out-scored by 10 points. Essentially, the Pacers were up big
    early and then completely stopped being able to score as Los Angeles dropped about 4
    points for every 1 Indiana was able to put on the board for a good 10-minute stretch.

    Really difficult stuff to watch, and it was similar to the Miami game in the sense that a
    bunch of the turnovers (9 in the first half; 16 in the game, which led to 20 points) were
    just careless. Only, ya know, the Lakers don’t employ the type of passing-lane-jumping
    super-athletes...CONTINUE READING AT 8p9s


    Philadunkia:
    Jake Fischer: Not So Dynamic Duo

    There aren’t a whole lot of areas, in sport or otherwise, where the opinion of the casual
    observer and the studied wisdom of the experts dovetail, so it’s worth noting that
    entering this season the two occasionally warring factions were in almost perfect
    agreement on this point: Evan Turner’s awfulness.

    Ever since the 76ers miraculous come-from-behind victory over the Golden State
    Warriors on March 2, Doug Collins’ club has dropped three-straight games and are back
    to their losing ways. Now, at this point in this season, it’s far too late to write posts
    saying what the Sixers can change in order to play better and win some games, but it’s
    never too late to analyze the team’s losses.

    On this three-game losing streak, Sixers fans have seen a number of players in the red,
    white and blue uniforms go cold from the field. Surprisingly enough, the team’s lone
    All-Star, Jrue Holiday, has gone cold for a decent stretch of games for the first time this
    year. Not surprisingly, the ever-inconsistent Evan Turner — or “The Enigma” as we like
    to call him here at Philadunkia.com — hasn’t shot the ball efficiently as well.

    On the surface, Holiday is shooting just 13-48 from the field (27.1 percent) and Turner
    has made just 11-39 field goal attempts (28.2 percent) over the last three games.

    Unfortunately, looking at the shot charts for the Sixers starting back-court in those
    games doesn’t make the situation seem any brighter.

    In the Sixers’ 90-87 loss to the Wizards last Sunday, Jrue put in a pretty poor 4-19
    shooting night. When you look at Jrue’s shot chart from that game on ESPN.com, it
    gets a whole lot worse. Five of Jrue’s 19 misses were long two-pointers — the shot we
    all know is the least efficient shot in basketball. Of course we all know it’s also Collins’
    favorite look for his offense. Jrue also missed four three-point attempts. Additionally,
    Jrue missed 10 shots from outside the paint. Only 5 of Jrue’s attempts in this game
    were in the lane and he was 1-5 on those FGAs. In short, a night filled with inefficient
    looks turned very ugly because Jrue could not find his stroke.

    Against Boston, Jrue’s shooting numbers were slightly better — but still woeful — 6 of
    17 shooting from the field. In this match-up Jrue was being hounded all game long by
    Avery Bradley one of the Association’s premiere perimeter defenders so that probably
    had a negative impact on his stats. To his credit, the All-Star did look to drive more
    when he realized his shot wasn’t falling (0-2 from 3PA in 1Q, 4-4 from FGA inside the
    arc). Jrue only took 5 FGAS from 10+ feet out after the 1st Q. So, what happened as
    the game progressed? It appears that a combination of Bradley’s tenacious defense
    and his own efforts to get to the basket frequently simply wore Jrue out. As the game
    went on he miss fired on numerous close looks — 2-9 inside 15 feet after the 1st
    quarter
    and looked gassed.

    On the second night of a home-then-road; back-to-back set Jrue’s shooting issues were
    magnified when he sustained a hand injury against Atlanta. The result was a 3-12
    outing during which his shot chart reveals that he was 0-6 from 14-16 feet. The chart
    also shows that Jrue only attempted 4 shots in the paint (2-4) . Jrue was clearly
    injured, exhausted and frustrated after the game as you can see in this post game
    interview
    .

    Now let’s take a look at Evan Turner’s latest stretch of poor shooting. In Washington
    Turner posted a double-double (11&10), but shot 4-13 from the field. Turner’s shot
    chart from the loss to the Wizards
    is disturbing. “The Enigma” was 3-7 in the paint,
    providing further evidence that he can not finish in traffic. Turner was also 0-4 from
    the 15-17 foot range and attempted zero 3PAs against a Wizards team that struggles
    defensively on the perimeter.

    When you look at the box score for the Sixer’s 109-101 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday,
    Turner’s 6-19 shooting from the field looks terrible in its own right as well. If that stat
    line makes you want to puke, don’t look at this shot chart. Many have praised Evan’s
    ability to take the ball to rack, but once again, he hardly converted on those drives
    against the C’s. ESPN.com’s shot chart has Turner converting just 4 of his 11 shots in
    the paint
    . That’s just pathetic...CONTINUE READING AT THE PHILADUNKIA


    Hardwood Paroxysm:
    Jordan White: The Endless Conundrums of the Philadelphia 76ers

    In a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the Philadelphia 76ers were the
    rising stars of the Eastern Conference. They had traded away Andre Iguodala and
    acquired Andrew Bynum, perhaps their first true player around whom they could
    build a contending team. The possibilities seemed endless: Bynum down low,
    surrounded by capable shooters, or perhaps forming a dangerous two man game
    with up-and-coming point guard Jrue Holliday. No longer would Evan Turner, forever
    tantalizing and forever disappointing, be forced to shoulder the offensive load,
    instead cutting and weaving through a defense whilst wrecking havoc on whomever
    dared to guard him. Perhaps they would not contend right away, but a plan was in
    place, and the future was bright.

    At least, it appeared to be.

    We all know the story as it’s come to pass: Bynum’s bum knee was, surprise, bum.
    Evan Turner continued conducting his baffling roller coaster of stellar games followed
    by lemons. Jrue Holliday has been nice, an All-Star, even, but his improvement has
    been lost in a sea of Spencer Hawes’ atrocious play and the tears of 76ers fans after
    watching former first round pick Nikola Vuecvic record multiple 20-rebound games
    this season. This doesn’t even begin to address the Kwame Brown, Nick Young, and
    Dorrell Wright signings. Doug Collins had a near mental breakdown whilst absolving
    himself of all blame for this miserable, lost, disappointing season.

    The 76ers expected to head into this offseason needing to add just a complementary
    piece or two to bolster their line up. Instead, they face a multitude of questions,
    from what to do with their embattled and belittling head coach, to the Andrew
    Bynum conundrum.

    First, let’s start with Doug Collins, the coach who wished he could somehow,
    someway, get Arnett Moultrie more playing time, seemingly forgetting his title of
    head coach and decision-making powers that come with said title. Collins, in some
    ways, represents the antithesis of the analytics movement, favoring a system that
    emphasizes the mid-range jumper, long considered the least efficient shot in the
    league. As Grantland’s Zach Lowe explains:

    Bynum was supposed to change that by working as the bulwark of an
    inside-out offense, bullying guys down low and kicking to the army
    of shooters with whom Philly had surrounded him. But Bynum hasn’t
    played, and Collins has fallen back on the same conservative offensive
    philosophy, with some small X’s-and-O’s tweaks and tiny steps in the
    right direction. Philly now ranks a robust 21st in shot attempts within
    the restricted area, progress that would mean a bit more if Philly
    weren’t on pace to obliterate the anti–free throw record it set just last
    season. (Orlando is on pace to do the same, and free throws have
    fallen to record-low numbers over the last few seasons.) Only five
    teams have taken fewer 3s, though Philly, thanks in large part to
    Turner and Young, has added about two corner 3s per game to its
    repertoire. And once again: Nobody has taken more long 2-point
    jump shots.

    Of course, Collins isn’t to blame for Bynum’s injury, but he heavily influenced the
    Kwame Brown signing, and for some reason continues to play Spencer Hawes. One
    would think that, with Bynum out, Collins would have shifted his offense to emphasize
    a faster pace, taking advantage of the collective athleticism of Holliday, Turner, and
    the law firm of Young and Young. Yet the 76ers only score 93.15 points per 100
    possessions, a pace that ranks 22nd in the league.

    Collins has a reputation for wearing on his players after initially revitalizing them, and
    it seems this pattern is holding true in his third year in Philadelphia. There’s no telling
    whether Philadelphia would have had more success if Bynum had actually played a
    game for them, and it’s useless to ponder, “what if?” All we have to measure the
    Sixers by is actual results, which are disappointing to say the least.

    Assuming the Sixers do get rid of Collins, it will be interesting to see the direction they
    go for their next head coach. Even if they re-sign Bynum (which we’ll touch on in a
    moment), that doesn’t make them a championship contender, meaning they’re unlikely
    to lure a coach such as Stan Van Gundy out of retirement. However, they’re also not
    quite the Hornets or even the Cavaliers: young, up and coming teams that at least
    have promise, thus not an attractive destination for younger coaches such as Mike
    Malone or Brian Shaw.

    Now, for the second question...CONTINUE READING AT HARDWOOD PAROXYSM



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    After the screw-ups against the Celtics and the Lakers we cannot afford to lose any more games until we go @ Chicago at least.
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
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    Pacers always bounce back well on the road after a home loss, shouldn't be any different tonight, as my signature says...."you are what your records says your are" and Philly is 24-40. Please win!
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    [QUOTE=Nuntius;1607265]After the screw-ups against the Celtics and the Lakers we cannot afford to lose any more games until we go @ Chicago at least.

    No, that's one game I REFUSE to lose. I'm going to that game and nothing would make this season a success to ME as sweeping the Bulls 4-0 AT HOME.

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    No, that's one game I REFUSE to lose. I'm going to that game and nothing would make this season a success to ME as sweeping the Bulls 4-0 AT HOME.
    Hey, I did say at least
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    Wtf? I'm watching the blues game and not the pacers game on fsi?

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    Not on fsi?!?

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    NBATV

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    This pacers team has really depressed me recently. Hoping for a win, expecting a loss.

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    NBA TV is blacked out!!!

    NVM. It is on FSI now.
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    FSI had St. Louis Blues on at first, but it should be pacers now
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    NBATV is out on Brighthouse. Blues on Fox Midwest. No game to watch, wtf!!!

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    It just came on FSMW & FSI

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    yea wtf.. nbatv is blacked out due to "contractual" stuff with local affiliates , i just tuned in... so u mean to tell me its not on FSI?

    edited to add nvm , i see it just came back on
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    Got it...pacers back on fsi.

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    NBATV is out on Brighthouse. Blues on Fox Midwest. No game to watch, wtf!!!
    Its back on everyone that tuned away go back it was just an error

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    Yes!! now on Fox midwest, whew. I was really starting to overeact, I have issues.

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    I wonder if we're going to see Gerald Green one of these nights. I thought bringing him back into the fold was the plan.

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    If Roy hits half of his shots, we're up comfortably. Jrue is just better at basketball than Hill. Need something, anything, from the backcourt inside the three point line.

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    Not feeling good about this one early.

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    it looks like roy wouldn't be able to score even if his life depends on it.

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    Not feeling good about this one early.
    same here.

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    Wait...how are we losing to the 76ers again?

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    Roy with 1/7 FGs. Rugged start from the Pacers. 76ers want to run and they do it at every time possible.

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    Not feeling good about this one early.
    The only thing in the NBA this year that has had as many meltdowns as our offense is Doug Collins. Philly's disappointment will come. (Hopefully in the second quarter.)

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