Always good to celebrate big wins like this!
Always good to celebrate big wins like this!
"In the equivalent of more than a quarter -- 15:43 to be exact -- Atlanta went 1 of 21 from the field, the only basket awarded to Harris on a goaltending call against Hibbert."
Case and point. When this team syncs, we are the best defensive team in the NBA.
Center of Attention
The Pacers held a distinct advantage against the Hawks when Roy Hibbert was on the floor rather than on the bench during their first-round series.
Here is the breakdown:
Statistic On Off
Pts diff +58 -27
FG pct 44.7 35.4
Opp FG pct 40.0 47.2
Paint Pts diff +44 -16
Just curious....but does anyone know if Granger was at any of the games sitting on the bench or anything?
I'm hoping he's there rooting the Team on.
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
As I am just into the last couple minutes of this game (watching it recorded), Hill attacking the basket is perfect. Lance attacking too. It would be nice if Paul went at the rim as well. That's what our offense needs to be.
BLUE COLLAR GOLD SWAGGER
Danny's gonna pull a Willis Reed against Memphis in game 7. And there will be 4 dozen people that see it.
For the record, and this isn't just you, but everyone on the board here -
Please watch how the Pacers defend the PnR, especially against quick guards who can shoot. Everyone thinks George Hill is getting beat. He is NOT. He is correctly defending the PnR limiting layups and threes. And you know what happens, just like in the regular season, his opponents end up playing like ****.
Teague, who was defended by Hill almost the entire series, shot 34% from the field. For a point guard he is very efficient, shooting 45% during the season and 54% TS.
Hill played great defense and he was not getting beat. Your retort? "Yeah but Teague didn't score but it led to lots of easy baskets." No it didn't. There's a reason Teague only had 5 assists per game this series. Hill defended him very well.
Edit - Also, compare how both DJ and Hill defend the same plays. DJ is an absolute train wreck on defense in the same situations. You should also note that Hill has absurdly long arms, and he uses that to his advantage. He doesn't have to be in his opponents jock strap to limit scoring opportunities. (in fact, sometimes his opponents get a false sense that they're open leading to contested shots)
Last edited by mattie; 05-04-2013 at 03:42 AM.
Fun night for me on Twitter.
Firstly, the Pacers official account favorited a little jab I took at Bill Simmons, asking if he was now a Pacers fan this week.
He never responded
Secondly, and REALLY randomly...
Peter Vecsey started following me. That was unexpected. Neat yet bizarre.
So nice to see Roy break out in Atlanta, West to have a 2nd excellent game in a row, and that ridiculous losing streak there broken. Lots of demons exorcised last night!
The other day I stated the all 3 of the Pacers Allstars needed to play well to win. The later it came to me that the Pacers have 4 players on their roster who have been Allstars.
David West... twice
4 AllStars!!! There are teams who don't have 1 Allstar let alone 4! I'm sure many of you already realized this, but I didn't until I got to thinking about it.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
I actually hope Amare' is back for this series. I think they are better off without him.
Melo and JR are going to score, but I feel Iman Shumpert with his "D", reb, and scoring can be a problem for the Pacers along with Raymond Felton. Hill his going to have to guard Felton well in this series in order for the Pacers to advance to the ECF.
Yeah, he follows me too, still doesn't make it any less surprising to get that email saying he is now one of your followers.
Which reminds me.... I need to find that email that says Antonio Davis is now following me on Twitter. Now THAT one was really unexpected and awesome.
"Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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I'm not too concerned about Melo, he's injured afterall, it's to our advantage if he tries to play hero-ball. It may work once or twice, but George will make it tough on him, and a dislocated shoulder is rough, it also means he may be reluctant to drive it. Smith can go off, but he's a detriment sometimes too, as we saw in the Celtics series. I'll let them take contested off balance jumpers all night long and live with the result. It will play into our hands more times than it miraculously succeeds. Boston really isn't very good at this point and are even more offensively inept than us without Rondo, we should be able to punish NY more than they were capable of doing for their mistakes. Plus our fast break should have a field day if we're able to collect the long rebounds and push with Lance, Hill and George after long 2's and 3's.
We match up with New York much better than we matched up with ATL imo. This will be a tougher series because NY is simply the better team than ATL, but we're more suited to beat NY, the plodders and iso/ 3 point shooters who are last in the NBA in fast break points than Balls to the wall atlanta. Against NY we'll always have time to set our defensive sets up.
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