"We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.
I had something going on tonight and couldn't watch this game. I'm glad to hear Lance is OK. This game looks like a typical win for a great team against an inferior opponent. We allowed them to hang around in the first half before putting a chokehold on them in the third quarter.
I can't wait to watch tomorrow night. If we go into Brooklyn and pull a win off, then the national media will really be buzzing.
Nuntius was right for a while. I was wrong for a while. But ultimately I was right and Frank Vogel has been let go.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
Others have already said it. We basically played bad yet won fairly decisively. Impressive. We just have so many talented players now that when you combine it with our amazing defense, we are just scary good right now.
I didn't get to see much of the game, mostly just the second quarter, but it pleased me to see Orlando be the spark off the bench that set the come back in motion.
Also, it was nice to have George Hill remind me tonight why he's the starting PG; he was great.
Wow...there is a low turnout for this Post game thread....everyone must still be in Downtown Indy...at Scotty's Brewhouse having a beer....or passed out at Scotty's Brewhouse while having TOO MANY beers in celebration of the 6-0 start.
Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.
On Scola, courtesy of count55:
In 43 4th quarter minutes, Louis Scola has scored 30 points on 16 of 22 shooting and the Pacers are plus 34— Tim Donahue (@TimDonahue8p9s) November 9, 2013
(could have gotten Scola's first name right, though )
I feel bad for DJ Augustine. And probably all of the Toronto players if that's how their coach treats the ends of somewhat close games.
I hate correcting Count, but.........16-22 is still 16 made shots, since the cheapest one is 2 pts, the 30 points can't be that right (providing of course he did not include ft's in there)
So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.
If you've done 6 impossible things today?
Then why not have Breakfast at Milliways!
I know there's no way to make it happen and we've already got the position filled, but man I'd love Amir Johnson as our backup 4. I love that dude.
He is also shooting 66.7% in Catch and Shoot situations. He is attempting 3.6 Catch and Shoot FGA per Game and making 2.4 of them. That should make Lance and PG very happy.
Speaking of Lance, he has already scored 42 points in Catch and Shoot situations. The only players that have scored more points in those situations so far are Klay Thompson and Kyle Korver. JJ Redick has 42 points as well but Lance beats him a lot in Catch and Shoot eFG% (Lance is at 77.8% while Redick is at 58.3%)
Refs HATE Ian
Maybe my definition is different from the tracking stats definition, but I'll have to watch Scola and Lance more specifically in those situations.
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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...
A two-page post-game thread? For shame, Pacers Digest. I know college basketball season just started, but show some respect. Get your priorities in order!
The nets are going to feel like they hit a brick wall tomorrow. I love it.
and has it been 3 weeks yet? What's our most recent granger report. Granger Watson scola Ian is better than some teams starting 4 and we have them as backups
I thought the B&G, especially Paul, looked like a 5-0 team playing a bad team in the first quarter. We can beat these guys by just showing up and playing. Good for Toronto and Rudy Gay for taking advantage of that lack of focus.
But it looked like the Pacers got their act together and settled themselves down. A nice example of just how well the Heat were playing last season. Nice professional effort.
Interesting bit of officiating last night. I've see guys miss calls before and be out of position before, but this was the first time I've seen a guy just not paying attention to the game. David Guthrie had one short stretch where he just stop watching the game. When guys went down he just kinda shook his head and said that had to be a foul and called it. Not a clue what actually happened. It was strange. Normally NBA officials are pretty focused.