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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    When I say "inside out" I mean any type of inside play.

    It acknowledges the robust physical advantage that we have in the paint almost every night.
    Post ups to the biggest guy on the floor or drives inside where your buddy's making you some space and ready for a board.
    Almost like a football teams running game if you have bulk and talent inside you can demoralize your opponent.
    We do.

    Our jump shots should more often than not be in the last 8 seconds of the clock and on pass outs.

    Hammer the paint.
    Live in the lane.
    Get your rest on the free throw line.

    Paul George should shoot 10 free throws a game.
    Roy Hibbert almost as many.

    We still are not good at passing into the post and I continue to believe it is our biggest weakness.

    We're built like an old eastern conference throw back squad but too often we forget to play that way.

    The advantage of being a defensive minded ball club is that you CAN control that every night.
    The burden of a great defensive team is that you have to.
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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

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    The Colts suck against teams outside the woeful AFC South and the Thunder have the Pacers number.

    Neither team was competitive on the road against good competition.
    thunder do not have our number. I don't believe that for one bit.

    no team has our # anymore after the victory in SA.

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    That was an awful game, obviously. We have to put this game behind us and bounce back against Miami.

    I consider the overall road trip to be a success but we have to hold serve at home for the trip to be an official success.
    historically, teams off a WC coast trip suck next game. NBA really d**** us over on this schedule. what else is new.

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    thunder do not have our number. I don't believe that for one bit.

    no team has our # anymore after the victory in SA.

    those damn hawks still give me chivers in hotlanta

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    The pacers played all four if the wests top four in one week. They now will not play any of those four on their home court again this season unless they meet in the finals. There is no stretch this tough for the entire rest of the season. They are in the number one position in the league after thris brutal trip that included airplane issues and tough back to backs.

    Compared to this week the rest of the season should be gravy. I for one am very excited!

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    I don't hate Durant or Westbrook so I guess I'm not that mad about this loss now if they lose against Miami

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    Wow. I'm glad we don't have to get through both Portland and the Thunder. Gotta be tough getting out of the west. Both teams are definitely legit and it's hard to say who is better.

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    I hate to associate the terms "trap game" and "schedule loss" with this team. Why? Because this team is damn good and would never use those excuses themselves. They have the same expectations for themselves as we have for them. Win every game. No excuses.

    But with this trip we may have learned a few things.

    1. We've played 22 games and Paul George's improvement to the next plateau is the real thing.

    2. We can beat any EC team on our court or theirs. Even Miami. Probably even in the playoffs.

    3. Every "W" is vitally important. To win a championship, it may require home court advantage against Portland and OKC. We've got to win every game we can and count on the WC powers to spread their victories against each other around a bit.
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    Win don't have to win every game in OKC or San Antonio, we just need to win 1 or 2 in 3 of their home court in a 7-game series.
    Right?

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    OKC was incredible tonight. No team could have beat them when shooting that well. Best game of the season for them and it happened tonight. Oh well, Pacers get them next time.

    Go Pacers!
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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

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    Win don't have to win every game in OKC or San Antonio, we just need to win 1 or 2 in 3 of their home court in a 7-game series.
    Right?
    If we have home court advantage, we may not HAVE TO win any. At most not more than one.

    We need to keep taking each regular season game as it comes, focusing on winning that one game as though it is our last. Because in the course of things, that is exactly what our goal is. To win the last game we play this year.

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    Just one of those nights, unfortunately. Just have to focus on the next game now.

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    We need more consistent play from our guards, this felt like a flashback to some of those losses to Miami in the ECFs last year. Can't have both of them being ineffective.
    On the Lance bandwagon

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    I do take solace in the fact that the only way teams have been able to beat us this year (literally) - is by having a lights out, absolutely amazing shooting night.

    THAT is what it takes to beat the Indiana Pacers.

    Not a good shooting night. A season-best "Wow, we haven't seen Team X do that all season!" type shooting night.

    I'm ok with that.

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    Hard to beat a team that never misses.

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    The epitome of a schedule loss if there ever was one. You can't win them all. We beat an elite team on the road Saturday night, so doing it again the next night was always going to be an insanely difficult task. All in all, a very successful 3-2 road trip. We won three games and had a chance to win one of the games we lost. In five road games, we only got taken to the woodshed once. I'll take it.

    Time to focus on Miami.

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    Hard to beat a team that never misses.
    Easy to never miss when the opponents isn't playing good defense. Pacers defense wasn't anywhere near what it normally is

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    That Mr. October backup pg for the Thunder is turning into one of the best backup point guards in the league. He came off the bench and torched us. Pretty crazy that they have a Westbrook-Mr. October pg rotation. Definitely the best in the league.
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    I think the Thunder are the best team out west. They have more effective bigs than the Pacers. Perkin, Ibaka and the rookie center who I would have loved to see on the Pacers. I am not comfortable at all with Ian. Very ineffective rebounding and scoring.
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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

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    Easy to never miss when the opponents isn't playing good defense. Pacers defense wasn't anywhere near what it normally is
    I agree. Overall our defense wasn't as good as normal on this road trip but I take being tired as a huge factor in that. There were a lot of opportunities for Roy to stand out on D last night where he didn't, he didn't even have a block when there where plenty of opportunities.

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    I don't hate Durant or Westbrook so I guess I'm not that mad about this loss now if they lose against Miami
    Not to mention it was just a tough game, on the road on a back to back at the end of a long road trip when the home team had rest? I bet the winning percentage for the road team in that scenario is <25%

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    The epitome of a schedule loss if there ever was one. You can't win them all. We beat an elite team on the road Saturday night, so doing it again the next night was always going to be an insanely difficult task. All in all, a very successful 3-2 road trip. We won three games and had a chance to win one of the games we lost. In five road games, we only got taken to the woodshed once. I'll take it.

    Time to focus on Miami.
    Yeah, but I like hearing that the guys in the locker room aren't happy with the road trip. Wanted to be 4-1 and 5-0 and honestly the Portland game was there for the taking, but live and learn.

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    Easy to never miss when the opponents isn't playing good defense. Pacers defense wasn't anywhere near what it normally is
    Yeah, but I think that was just the tank being on E. I think the San Antonio win was extremely draining. It takes a big time game to blow out the Spurs like that. Especially in their gym

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    Default Re: Pacers/Thunder Postgame Thread 12/8/13

    I could have sworn that during the broadcast they said it was a back to back for both teams but it was not, they had played on Friday not Saturday

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    I could have sworn that during the broadcast they said it was a back to back for both teams but it was not, they had played on Friday not Saturday
    Yep. I mean I'm not trying to make an excuse we played poorly last night and probably would have lost regardless, but that's a pretty tough scheduling matchup for any team to have to play the Thunder when they had a day's rest and you did not and you are on the road, plus at the end of a road trip.

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