Very disappointed, but I can't really be mad at the players, like I was after the Hornets game. Pacers played hard, but seemed to have a number of mental breakdowns defensively. Oh and Peeler was the key to the game
Pacers lost the game tonight in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd quarter. Pacers had a 10 point lead late in the quarter and it ends up a 2 point game at halftime. That loss of 8 points changed the 2nd half completely.
The bottom line is the Pacers right now are an average team. .500 team. They just don't have enough good players. We'll see what Jax can bring.
Wizards are a tough team to defend, Gilbert, although shorter than I thought, is tough to stop.
Too bad a couple more shots did not go down.
J.O did everything he could tonight, he carried the team, but Pacers just don't have enough besides him, and it is not the "system" it comes down to talent.
Good to see Jeff take a few jumpers tonight and he hit a couple of them, including a huge one late in the 4th quarter.
Well I guess in many ways the season starts now.
This quote by Rick Carlisle sums things up rather well
"The truth is, we're just not a very good basketball team right now. We show signs, but when it comes down to it, the consistency of our level of toughness fluctuates too much. ... We've got a long way to go to become a team that first makes the playoffs, and then has a chance to win in the playoffs."