"See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "
They already gave away harden, so....yeah.
Unless they got a legit star in return, and not just spare parts. And Durant would have to sign off on it.
It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.
Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004
Over the last month, I've noticed a pretty strong push for Joakim Noah for DPOY. I had just mentally given it to Roy but now it seems like that may flip, just judging by what I'm seeing online, which might also mean Roy could also end up on All Defensive second team instead of first. Seemed unthinkable until pretty recently.
Did we know this?
http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/t...ACN4679800.htm=== Nuggets' Hickson tears ACL ===
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Tests on J.J. Hickson's knee revealed a torn
right anterior cruciate ligament, forcing the Denver Nuggets forward to miss
the remainder of the season.
Hickson, who signed a three-year pact with Denver worth just north of $15
million last offseason, suffered the injury in Friday's game against Dallas.
In 69 games this season, Hickson averaged 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds and
totaled 26 double-doubles.
Wow Knicks only 2 1/2 back of the 8th spot had no idea
something interesting Denari tweeted. The Pacers have played 19 of 20 of their back to backs. Heat 13 of 16, Bulls 14 of 17.
That seems like a pretty significant difference. 40 of our 82 games are back to back. 32 of the Heat's are. Pacers are 27-11 in the first 19. Heat are 18-8 in their 13.
I really don't like the "tired" excuse, but when you have a significant amount of b2b games like that, it gains validity.
With Westbrook and DRose down...and Miami sputtering...this is an opportune time for a ring. It is March 23rd and this team doesn't have that much time to get it together. I think if they can do that, they will be wearing rings in June.
With this many teams playing 82 games per season their will always be "quirks" that will be perceived as not fair. Another way to look at this would be to say because the Pacers have so many back to backs they have more time off between games a greater amount than the Heat or Bulls.
Without looking at the schedule you could make an argument the Bulls get to play the Celtics four times while the Pacers only get them three times but have to play the Heat 4.
You will never get a "fair" schedule per say. FWIW the NBA does as good of a job as you possibly can do with respect to scheduling.
OKC only has 15, so the numbers will never be even. I'm sure travel between games, even with the off days are taken into consideration.
I'd be interested to see what the record for ALL Teams in B2B games......overall between both games....and how they do in the 1st game compared to the 2nd...and vice versa.
Also....something of particular interest....IF there is something to how Teams do in B2B......the Pacers has ONLY 1 B2B left...whereas the Heat, Rockets, Clippers, Spurs and Thunder ( all of which are pushing for the Best Record in the NBA ) ALL have 3 B2B games left.
Especially for the Spurs....I'm hoping that these B2B games will help the Pacers make up the 2.5 games behind them. I can see Pops resting some combination of the Big 3.
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@sam_amick Like the day Bird, Carlisle and Mullin beat Harrington, Bender and Zan Tabak in a 3 on 3 game at Pacers practice in 1999-2000.— Mark Montieth (@MarkMontieth) March 23, 2014
@sam_amick Bird and Carlisle were wearing sweat pants. But Bird hit the game-winner.— Mark Montieth (@MarkMontieth) March 23, 2014
@sam_amick Next time you see Carlisle or Mullin, ask them about it. Or Harrington. He was complaining about not getting calls. Funny stuff.— Mark Montieth (@MarkMontieth) March 23, 2014
Is that supposed to be surprising?
there's an Outside the Line segment on Pacers scout Kevin Mackey on ESPN literally right now
Atrocious Zan Tabak, a rookie Jonathan Bender, and a second-year Al Harrington... yeah, not that surprising that a team with Larry Bird and Chris Mullin, as washed-up as they were at the time, could beat them.
Nick Young confirms his Sherman Oaks home got robbed last night. Almost $100K in value. "I was just shocked they tried to get Swaggy."— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) March 24, 2014
Vogel said C.J. Watson (hamstring), who’s missed six straight games and 10 of 11, is "likely out all this week.” Don’t want it to linger.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) March 25, 2014
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...
How was the Night of Daye not mentioned even with our horrid game? He must have thought Philly was a summer league team. Oh wait, they are.
OKC loses. Dirk, Calderon, and Ellis were big down the stretch.