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    Default Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    I'm not saying this means anything, other than it's downright weird to have played only one such game. Surely this is on pace for a record. I remember 2 or 3 years ago it seemed like every single game was decided in the final couple possessions.

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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    Would a string of really close games do the Pacers some good?

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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    This team just needs to win. I don't think practice at playing close games is going to matter.

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    Yeah I don't think you try for close games you just take them as they come, if the pacers go 16 - 0 in the playoffs and beat every single team in every game by 4+ points I won't be too upset if the heat led the league during the season in "games decided by 3 points or less" stat.

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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    At some point in all of these games. The game was decided by 3 points or less.....

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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

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    Yeah I don't think you try for close games you just take them as they come,
    I'm not saying the Pacers should "try" for close games.

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    Pacers are the only team in the NBA with only 1 game played in games decided by 3 points or less. The teams with the most (Atlanta, Golden St, and Dallas) have all played in 8.

    The Pacers did win their lone OT game, though.

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    If there is anything we lack it is poise and execution in tight situations.
    We have improved in this area significantly but I still do not look forward
    to play-off frenzy and last minute clock winding down kind of stuff against
    the other strong teams.

    We have this tendency to go ridiculously cold for several minutes at a time.

    That being said I can see us take it to anybody for 45 minutes and have a comfortable lead (thus not testing our "luck").
    It also has the benefit of negating "star calls"- that we're not going to get our fair share of against Labron, Durrant etc.

    So building a nice lead has been my standard plan for beating the Heat for a couple years now and though I think we will continue to mature so that eventually this plan may not be so important, it comforts me.

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    I don't trust the Pacers to run set plays. I get a similar (though not as bad) feeling waiting for them to run set plays, as I do waiting for IU basketball to run set plays. Just seems like this team executes mostly in the flow of the game, and even moreso than most teams it seems, resorts to bad or miracle shots when the defense has time to get set on an inbounds play.

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    I understand the concern and it may have some validity. But what if this team were 30-0 and had won all their games by 5+ points. Would there still be a concern? I'm a worry wart and doubter myself but even I'm pretty cool with the status quo. Let the close games come. I'm sure we will adapt.

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    There has been a lot of our games that it looked like it was going to be a really close one with clock winding down in the 4th.
    Then we lock down and go on a tear.
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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    This stat doesn't include the overtime win against the Knicks, of course.

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    Default Re: Pacers 0-1 in Games Decided by 3 pts or less

    It means this team puts teams away when they should, but occasionally lay a dud game. A one game sample size is meaningless.

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    I'd feel a little better about how the team will function in these type games had the Pacers closed the deal in Miami.......

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    Think they got this out of their system last year?


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