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    I know this is too early, but I don't care. This Pacers team is ridiculously stacked, and quite frankly, the most talented group of players ever to wear the Pacer uniform. Paul George is the mythical superstar player that we have patiently been waiting for. Hibbert is the top defending center in the NBA and another all star. David West and Lance Stephenson are also borderline all stars. In an era with several elite PG's, George Hill matches up with the best of them. Our top two bench guys, Scola and Watson, are starters on most other teams. And we haven't even gotten to Danny Granger yet. Bring on 70 wins!!!!
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    There is no NBA player named Monte Ellis.

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    73-9. No losses at home.

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    I don't want to go for 70 wins if it jeopardizes being able to prepare for various possible situations in the post-season by limiting minutes for susceptible players (like GHill) or bringing potential contributors up to speed (like Danny).

    As long as we're well ahead of the curve for the 1 seed, I'd take 60 wins
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    Not going to happen. Besides, I don't care about 70 wins, I would only want enough needed to gain homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. 70 wins means nothing if you don't win the championship.

    Besides Pacers aren not that good. You do realize 70 wins would mean our regular season is only surpassed by the Bulls. And that is ever, in the history of the NBA, ever, ever, ever.
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    I don't want to go for 70 wins if it jeopardizes being able to prepare for various possible situations in the post-season by limiting minutes for susceptible players (like GHill) or bringing potential contributors up to speed (like Danny).

    As long as we're well ahead of the curve for the 1 seed, I'd take 60 wins
    This. 70 wins is simply too much. There is a reason that the only teams to reach 70 wins are legendary ones. We are very good but we're not legendary.

    Let's take it a bit more slowly
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    I'll be happy if we roll into the playoffs healthy and tuned in. The record can just be a byproduct.


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    This. 70 wins is simply too much. There is a reason that the only teams to reach 70 wins are legendary ones. We are very good but we're not legendary.

    Let's take it a bit more slowly

    The Bulls are the only team to ever reach 70 wins

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    The Bulls are the only team to ever reach 70 wins
    Even worse then
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    This is stupid. Why stop at 70 when 80 is well within reach?

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I ask myself, if it would mean more if this current team won 73 games and won the championship vs winning 60 games and winning the championship? Not to me, I mean sure for one season this would go down as one of the great teams ever, but I think the possible downside is too great. Going for 70 wins would mean we are playing our stars too much, plus it would place too much importance on the regular season. The coaches, players......have only talked about getting homecourt throughout the playffs, and we don't need 70 's for that. Plus just think if we win 73 games but not win the championship, that would work against us in the future

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    I don't really care about the regular season record, home court of course would be awesome and it sounds like the team gets that. It's no use just getting #1 in the east, they need #1 overall. Once they have that I don't care about the total number just that they be ready for the playoffs.

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    The Bulls are the only team to ever reach 70 wins

    And that year.... The pacers beat them twice

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    HA!

    No way in hell. The Pacers aren't playing that well. IF they had showed me something that they have found a way to assemble a spectacular offense to go along with the best defense in the NBA, than maybe. But no. At the moment, if they don't get their offense firing on all cylinders, I'll be doubting my 60 win prediction.

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    And that year.... The pacers beat them twice
    Yup, both were within like 2 points i think.

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    I just want to win the next game. The more times we are able to accomplish the task of winning the next game, the other stuff will take care of itself. Just take it one game at a time.

    70 games would be nice but it's an impractical goal.

    Having homecourt throughout the playoffs is a more practical goal. Winning the championship is a practical goal.
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    Cringe.

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    Cringe.
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    Yup, both were within like 2 points i think.
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    Is Larry planning on suiting up for us too???

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    What's crazy about our win against them in April 1996 is that Reggie wasn't even playing. 45 was just off that night for the Bulls. 9-23 shooting.

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