Ian was doing all the postgame media in the locker room with a mouth guard in
I feel closer to Ian tonight now that we have both lost a tooth playing basketball.
Looked like Lance was poaching rebounds from Roy early but I like how he didn't chase the triple double even though he was close. He's starting to get that a 20-7-7 is better than a 10-10-10
Loved Lance giving Paul Pierce and kG crap today that was fun to watch So Pierce didn't look as old, KG looked really old, Kidd still sucks and doesn't know what to do lol
I give guys like Ian and Danny a lot of respect for coming back (well, not leaving) in games where they've lost teeth. Anyone here ever been hit in the mouth so hard they lost a tooth, or badly cracked/chipped one at least? I was tripped and landed an inch away from a soccer ball rocketed into my face when I was 14 or so. It was more painful than any other injury I ever suffered in my granted-only-through-age-18 athletic career (patella fracture, pinched nerve, concussion being others).
Great game. The thing is that this wasn't even close to our best basketball. I think this team is just now starting to hit it's stride and should be much better at the end of the season.
I'd still like to see more effort in getting Hibbert established early in the offense. The only way that happens is if our guards make the effort and I know it's hard to argue when shots are falling like they were tonight. I though Granger looked really good. His overall game speed was a step up from the past game which was obvious the way he moved without the ball tonight. I see a 20 point night in the near future for Granger.
Yeah, I do agree, you got to give the bigs some love rebounds sometimes, I know Lance wants to push the tempo up sometimes but a couple issues can occur; either pissing off Roy or David sometimes and maybe them not trying as hard for boards and the other team getting offensive rebounds, and the big one is the occasional 2 guys trying to get a rebound that tip the ball out of bounds or back out to the other team. I hate the latter thing more than just about anything in basketball lol.
"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
Yea...Lance definitely graduated with honors from the Troy Murphy school of stealing rebounds...
Jason Kidd is so bad at coaching that JOB thinks that he sucks.
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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Serves the Nets right for giving Kidd the job when he paid ZERO coaching dues. It happens in all walks of life but I hate it when people get a position just for being popular or having a name.
I think it is a big difference. Most coaches earned their positions well after they played. How they thought this was going to work I don't know. It was almost as if they didn't realize the Laker project with Payton and Malone. He doesn't have the composure. He doesn't have the schemes. Magic Johnson was a horrible coach as well. But we see Jackson and Bird and Doc Rivers and Doug Collins and Paul Westphal and so many more.
But there comes a time when the player is not a player and they have to act like a coach. That is hard to do when you just player last year.
Kidd should have joined the Dallas Maverick staff or Doc Rivers. Learn and adjust.
Its surprising how far some Pacers fan will go to be critical of Lance. I guess if you don't like a guy, then you really don't like him and nothing is gonna change that. We should all be glad that "Bad Lance" didn't show his ugly face yet again last night and lose the Pacers another game, like he has SO many times this year.
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