There was a quiet storm in Charlotte tonight.
There was a quiet storm in Charlotte tonight.
Charlotte's defense was pretty solid tonight. I think they're playing above their talent level, especially defensively. There's no reason they should be playing good defense when Al Jefferson is their paint protector and Kemba Walker is their first perimeter defense.
I still love me some Josh McRoberts so it's weird for me to say this, but I don't think he'd have a spot in the rotation on our current team. I'm not sure where he'd even fit on the current roster, for that matter.
We are a fun team to watch! I'm trying to soak it all in while we still have our team. It won't last forever.
Honestly, their defensive talent is not horrible. They are a mostly young team with several athletic players. If they are put in a good defensive system then they're going to be quite decent.
Do I believe that they will still be a top 5 team defensively at the end of season? Not really. But they can be in the top half of the league.
CJ Watson's 3 pt % on the season went from .207 to .333 tonight!
Had to work so I missed the game.
What the numbers tell me:
We held them to 11 points in the first quarter! That's eleven measly freakin' points!
I gotta hand it to those brave bobcats for draggin' azz back up to the court for that second quarter.
Also I see that anytime Roy and PG were in together OR the Cats starting front court were in then we were spanking them.
That would seem to be most of the time.
Roy's numbers look pedestrian: 14 and 10 with "only" 2 swats.
But then I see he's got a fantastic +/- (biggest of anyone's) and I understand.
I've seen it enough.
When the big fella's roaming the paint it's just real hard for opponents to find a shot that they like.
He alters shots.
And he alters plans.
When they round the corner and come to the foot of Mt. Hibbert... they make a new plan.
Shot never even goes up. There isn't a block or anything that shows up on the stats but that possession
becomes a pass to some poor dude who has to do something in 2 seconds while he wears Paul George.
"I pity the fool"!
I didn't see it.
But I can see it.
I love this team!
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I like to think we let Kemba go 3/17 on purpose.
"They want to be famous. We want to be champions. They want to be rappers and backup dancers. We want to play football." - T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
I'm as excited as all of you guys, but lets slow the roll a little until we get some measuring stick games against the like of San Antonio, Miami, OKC, and Portland. If the Pacers can dominate a West road trip it will be a great sign.
I don't get why they didn't use Biyombo more, it seemed like he was the, oh crap all our bigs are in foul trouble emergency guy. I thought he was a decent defensive player.
"It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."
----------------- Reggie Miller
You know the refs were bad, when the NBA.com spends a good portion of the 2-minute highlights footage to their foul calls. Awful. Bavetta go home. Am sure the league appreciates your service all these decades.
anyone know what happened to peck recently? it seems like he took off the same time that vnzla got the block for a month. Is he having some sort of silent protest by not posting around here while V is gone or is he just busy and no time to contribute to the board?
Just watched the replay. The third quarter was the worst basketball I've seen in the NBA this season. Hard to believe that was the same team in the fourth quarter.
I like a lot of the pieces on Charlotte. They're gonna be good soon if they can make a couple moves.
I was a tad annoyed with Pacers' bigs last night outside of Roy Hibbert in 1st quarter and his general effort on the glass. Thought it was a lazy performance on the glass by most, and boxout efforts were just not there. Specifically with Mahinmi, honestly, and I've been trumpeting his worth all year.
That said, yet again, this team is winning by 20, 20+ even when I find myself more annoyed with them than impressed. Glass half full part of me says that's a mark of a great team. Glass half empty part of me says the upcoming road trip is going to punish the Pacers for some of these rope-a-dope performances. So we'll see what wins out!
There was an article in the Charlotte Observer that his backup has just simply outplayed him. The coach had gone over the plus minus and his backup was doing much better in that regard.
To my surprise, when Bismack subbed in, the fans went nuts. I didn't put much credit into the Bobcat fan base considering the Pacers had more fans wearing gear there than the Bobcats did. The fans were very smart though.