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    Default Odd Thoughts: 6-0 we go......

    Very very short on time right now so we are going to do this bullet point style.

    The combination of George Hill & C.J. Watson is just absolutely killer. We think we have ridicules depth at the four? Im telling you Watson would have been the best point guard we have had on our team since when Jamaal Tinsley collapsed into oblivion. In other words hes our second best point guard in 10 years and George Hill is our best, how sick is that. In fact Watson didnt even really have that strong of a game but it was enough
    Lois Scola though, damn it is so nice to have those shots from him in the 4th quarter. Tonight we got to see a head to head example of why the changing of the backup 4s works in our favor. Tyler, while a player I still like, just has no ability to score beyond anything up close. Lois on the other hand can score from almost anywhere and his ability to hit that face up jumper changes how teams defend us so much its not even funny. In fact the odd thing to say about this is that I only think its going to get better as the year goes on.
    For the first time all season when we had our second quarter funk I actually didnt even have a moment of doubt for a couple of reasons. One Gay was just hitting obscene shots that he most likely would not be able to continue to do and secondly and more importantly their bench was about to appear in the form of D.J. Augustine & Tyler. Amazingly their lead disappeared nearly at the same time those two were in. It was like Dj vu all over again.
    Its nice to see that the toilet scrubber Steve Novac is being used for the purposes that God intended him, well beyond cleaning truck stop toilets that is. His one 1 min & 54 second contribution to the game was to take and miss a three. In his defense I guess thats still 1 min & 54 seconds longer than Copeland can get.
    Lance just being Lance. He probably did have a bad Charlie horse though so I cant say I blame him to much but man weve seen that act before.
    BTW didnt DeRozan used to be good? In fact didnt he outplay Paul a couple of times last season? Not now, not even in the same world.
    Nice night for Roy to hit some shots, that helped keep the game going early on before Paul picked it up to carry us home.
    This team is just absolutely amazing to watch. The defense is just a machine and we so far have had enough offense to make it through.
    Our defense is so good that out of the 6 teams that have played us not a single one of them have had any luck running their initial primary offense against us. They have all had to go to plan B and often times C & D.
    The team that ends up beating us I suspect will just have one of those nights when they cant miss anything. In all honesty other than an injury or foul trouble I dont see any other offense that will have much success.

    On to the Nets and another test against another team that people think will be a contender in the end.

    P.S. Hopefully this puts the ghost of ptaylor2112 8th grade teacher to rest. I was adding an apostrophe to my S at the end of Odd Thoughts and he informed me I'm wrong. Graham would be proud of him.



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    I'm pretty sure it's Luis, not Lois, Peck. Don't let that hair fool you.

    Got to admit...after watching the last few years, it's almost hard to believe our backup PF is hitting those jumpers. I'm still in the "No! No-o-o...YES!" stage with it.

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    • and secondly and more importantly their bench was about to appear in the form of D.J. Augustine & Tyler. Amazingly their lead disappeared nearly at the same time those two were in. It was like Dj vu all over again.

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    It’s nice to see that the toilet scrubber Steve Novac is being used for the purposes that God intended him, well beyond cleaning truck stop toilets that is. His one 1 min & 54 second contribution to the game was to take and miss a three. In his defense I guess that’s still 1 min & 54 seconds longer than Copeland can get.
    In Cope's defense, he'd be getting minutes in Toronto and Novac wouldn't make the team here.
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    P.S. Hopefully this puts the ghost of ptaylor2112 8th grade teacher to rest. I was adding an apostrophe to my S at the end of Odd Thoughts and he informed me I'm wrong. Graham would be proud of him.
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    Its nice to see that the toilet scrubber Steve Novac is being used for the purposes that God intended him, well beyond cleaning truck stop toilets that is. His one 1 min & 54 second contribution to the game was to take and miss a three. In his defense I guess thats still 1 min & 54 seconds longer than Copeland can get.
    Eh, Cope would play if he was on the Raptors. He is better than Novak.
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    Luis Scola - Helping the Pacers Go Farder.

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    Let's bury another team that the so called experts pick to challenge the Heat but not the Pacers. Already hammered the Bulls.

    Both teams played yesterday, but this will be the Pacers 4 game in 5 days. (I think the power that be have something against the Pacers cause they always seem to get screwed with scheduling). However, I think the Pacers can easily beat the Nets.

    On paper, the Nets starting five is as size and length to combat us. However, KG and PP are over the hill. Anyone else think Deron just looks disinterested anymore? It's like he really doesn't care. Lopez is a very good offensive player, but he's going to have to hit mid ranges, cause Hibbert will eat him up inside. JJ is still good. Their bench has a little depth on it with Blatche and Terry.

    Probably a down to the wire game, but I'm hoping they blow the Nets out.
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    I actually trust scolas jump shot more than West's atm. West still hits a lot of them, but those midrange jumpers aren't automatic lime they were when he first joined us.
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    Their bench has a little depth on it with Blatche and Terry.
    Their bench has tons of depth with Andrei Kirilenko and Shaun Livingston on top of Blatche and Terry.
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    Little fun fact from ESPN's recap:

    Paul George is the 3rd player in Pacers franchise history to score more than 20 points in each of his first 6 games of a season. The last to do so was Reggie Miller 23 years ago. Clark Kellogg scored more than 20 in the first 7 games of the 1985-86 season.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400488947

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    I think Brooklyn will try and bring it tonight, they are vets and know how to turn it on for a game here and there. That being said I am not as afraid of them as the media seems to think I should be. I had no doubt at all that we would beat Toronto last night but its always fun to see the Pacers beat a team with a former player on it.

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    Lance was in some pain going back to the locker room. He stumbled in the tunnel. It was enough to make me nervous. I was glad to see him come back out.

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    Their bench has tons of depth with Andrei Kirilenko and Shaun Livingston on top of Blatche and Terry.
    Livingston is decent, but Kirilenko is a shell of his former self. No longer a huge defensive threat if you ask me.
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    Livingston is decent, but Kirilenko is a shell of his former self. No longer a huge defensive threat if you ask me.
    Oh, he still is that guy. Believe me. I watched how Russia fell apart without him this summer.
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    Just for everyone's reference, I found the post game grades from the Raptors version of 8pt9sec:

    http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2013/...91-raptors-84/

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    Just for everyone's reference, I found the post game grades from the Raptors version of 8pt9sec:

    http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2013/...91-raptors-84/

    The closing thoughts are a hoot.
    From that...



    If not Hibbert, who ya got? (as best center in eastern conference).

    Lets see... Horford, noah, lopez just to name a few. Id still take young players like vucevic, drummond, and val over him as well. Not now but I think they'll be better in the future. Maybe even larry sanders. He is definitely top 5 in the east currently but hes overrated... and slow.

    Does this guy even watch basketball lol.
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