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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    This isn't going to be a blow out. I feel like the Celtics actually match up pretty well against us.

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    Drinking game: Take a shot every time Chris Denari says one of the following: 1) Brad Stevens is returning to Indy after coaching Butler, 2) Brad Stevens is from Zionsville, 3) Brad Stevens was a Pacer fan growing up. *

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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Nice follow up Roy

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    Wish outsiders would realize WHY Hibbert doesn't average more rebounds. Another reason you can't simply look at stats to determine the strengths or weaknesses of a player. Hibbert will never average a lot of board when you have guys like Stephenson, George, or West crashing the defensive rebounds. Much of rebounding, like most things in basketball, is dependent on the team concept. And it benefits the Pacers more when our wings are crashing the boards, thus eliminating the outlet pass.

    FTR the Boston commentators went on and on about Hibbert being a poor rebounder.
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    Wish outsiders would realize WHY Hibbert doesn't average more rebounds. Another reason you can't simply look at stats to determine the strengths or weaknesses of a player. Hibbert will never average a lot of board when you have guys like Stephenson, George, or West crashing the defensive rebounds. Much of rebounding, like most things in basketball, is dependent on the team concept. And it benefits the Pacers more when our wings are crashing the boards, thus eliminating the outlet pass.
    Exactly. It gets on my nerves a bit as well. It's also important to note that players that are over 7'1 do not tend to be amazing rebounders because they lack the athleticism that is required to rebound a ball that is outside of their airspace and that they generally tend to play less minutes than the really athletic 6'10 guys.
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    Danny's D on Wallace in the post was quite good there. Too bad that he got called for the foul instead of getting the block.
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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Another set of free throw for Luis

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    They actually got the characteristics of our bench right.
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    Wish outsiders would realize WHY Hibbert doesn't average more rebounds. Another reason you can't simply look at stats to determine the strengths or weaknesses of a player. Hibbert will never average a lot of board when you have guys like Stephenson, George, or West crashing the defensive rebounds. Much of rebounding, like most things in basketball, is dependent on the team concept. And it benefits the Pacers more when our wings are crashing the boards, thus eliminating the outlet pass.

    FTR the Boston commentators went on and on about Hibbert being a poor rebounder.
    To further your point, guards are funneled into Roy and Ian, meaning they are out of position on purpose, also meaning that the power forwards and wings have to rebound.

    Secondly, Heinsohn became irrelevant and insufferable years ago. Some Boston fans think it's charming. It's not. They need commentator euthanasia.

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    Tommy Heinsohn has actually disagreed about both fouls that were called on Granger. I think that this is quite rare.
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    Amazing pass by Lance. That's exactly the kind of passes that need to be thrown to Ian.
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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    That play by Ian is why I said Hibbert would be unstoppable if he had Ian's legs

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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Tangled hair between Scola and Olynyk

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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    That dunk by Ian may be the *whatever sponsor's* play of the game unless they get another really good shot of Brad Stevens standing on the sidelines.

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    That play by Ian is why I said Hibbert would be unstoppable if he had Ian's legs
    It's absolutely true that Ian is more explosive than Roy but he is also lighter than him. He is just naturally more athletic. If Roy had that kind of athleticism then well
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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Mahinmi has been playing great lately.

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    DANNYYYYYYYYYY

    Once again, awesome pass by Lance.
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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Amaze by the Stephenson passing show.

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    The behind the back pass to Scola is a good example of what Granger does. Instead of Wallace helping on Scola like a player usually would he stayed close to Granger.

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    It's so nice to see Granger back out there. I got way too excited about him hitting that three.

    Also, good Lance is out wreaking havoc tonight.

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    Default Re: 12/22/2013 Game Thread #27: Pacers Vs. Celtics

    Lance tossing pills to Mahinmi and Granger. Lance to Granger will be lethal if DG is hitting his shots.

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