Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner 9m
"... it allows those guys to try to get their stats up so they attack and they’re more aggressive." Gotta love his honesty. #tellsitlikeitis
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner 10m
Oh, how did I miss this part of Hibbert's quote? "They have nothing to lose and since the top two point guards are out...
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner 20m
Roy Hibbert called the #Cavs a "scary team" because with Irving and Jack out, they had nothing to lose
"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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I am worried about Tuesday. Toronto is playing really well. Hopefully our guys will want a little payback.
It's a long season guys......A lot of wind and losses won't be Gorgeous.
What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
Take me out to the black, tell 'em I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me.
Don't like that Paul is letting a guy like Dellavedova get to him. Paul and Lance were those annoying young guys once. Need to remember.
While this is a funny clip, Jarrett Jack sure is one self righteous M-F'er. As though he has never made a mistake at the end of a game, I'm sure if Clark would like we can get him plenty of tape.
This brings me back to the fight on the bench with T.J. Ford that I watched live and reported as it happened. I have a feeling that Mr. Jack moves from team to team because he probably does not develop a lot of close relationships with team mates with this type of attitude. Again just my opinion I know nothing that you guys don't.
Is scola playing below 20 minutes every game?
Blowouts are nice but I like a game like tonight every once in a while to see how the Pacers operate in close games. Paul's shaky ball handling is something that might hurt us when we get into crunch time in the playoffs. I like Lance going right at the rim and Hibbert getting the rebound.
Just got home from this game...gotta say, it wasn't very enjoyable to watch
George Hill looked completely irrelevant for just about all game...to be honest I felt that Delladova played better than him. He honestly seems to have DJ Augustin syndrome where he just brings the ball up the court and passes it off, only to stand in one place and shoot a 3 if it gets passed back to him. I was a little surprised at this, particularly because I'm a big George Hill fan.
Lance...was ok. He had a few good plays, and a few bad plays, but it seemed to be a game that was below average for him.
I felt the same way about Paul George, although he does seem to hit big shots when we need them the most.
West was really bad. He seemed completely disengaged and forced up a lot of bad shots.
Hibbert...didn't feel like he made much of an impact all game. I thought Andy outplayed him and particularly on the boards, Cavs were way more on it than the Pacers were.
Ian got outplayed by Tyler Zeller SO hard.
I'm really glad we had Danny Granger though because he played a very solid game. His veteran presence was definitely needed tonight.
Scola played a realllly solid first half, and truly channeled his inner Kobe Jones the second half and just...was not effective.
The Pacers really fell asleep late in the 4th Q allowing Cavs to come back - Andy had two really easy and basic backdoor cuts to dunk in a row after Waiters just went off on the Pacers.
I don't mean to be debbie downer, I'm happy we got the win, but if we continue to play like this, we are in trouble. I really wasn't impressed tonight and I think we won purely because we are the more talented team. A starting lineup of Delladova, Miles, Clark, Tristan, and Andy with even less talent off the bench should not be able to stay competitive with our lineup.
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Love this team and I know they've only had one effort loss (@TOR) all year, so I know at least they're always going to bring it on defense (and if @CHI, @POR, @OKC games happen where the other team can't miss, they happen, nothing you can do about it). And that's huge. Being able to lean on your defense is huge, especially in the playoffs.
But I am mildly concerned about a bad old habit at least peaking up out of a foxhole over the last few games: this team is making offensive execution MUCH more difficult than it needs to be. And the talent level on this team is just too good for that. I would have understood it 2 years ago, hell, even last year. But guys like Paul George, Lance Stephenson (not to mention bench upgrades) are too evolved for this to ever surface again with any consistency.
Move the ball. Don't pass up good shots, and don't settle for late/bad shots (way too many bad threes in recent games). Attack the basket with PG24 and Lance. SPACE THE FLOOR.
I know this team can do it. So...do it!
J. Jack is an *******. Thinks he is the best player on every team, why do you think Golden State didn't really lose any sleep that he walked? Dude thought he should be starting with Curry and Thompson this year.
There is A LOT of ball sticking right now from pretty much everyone on the roster. Danny and Scola are probably moving the ball the best and that should not be the case. It is sticking with West and Roy in the post and it is sticking with particularly Paul and Lance on the perimeter. Not acceptable. This team has too many pieces to not eat people alive with ballhandling, but not surprising that some bad trends are starting to poke through. We're nearly at the halfway point (if you can believe it) no doubt Vogel will get it straightened up.
I reviewed the play and couldn't figure it out. Lance drove to the bucket just before, threw a nice pass to Hill in the corner who eventually shot a three which missed. Lance got the rebound and dribbled a couple of times when it got poked.
I have no idea, but if I had to guess, Hill got on Lance for dribbling a couple of times, and Lance told him he just offensive rebounded Hill's miss, so lay off.
But who knows? I imagine there is potential for difficulty seeing that running the offense is generally switching these days from Hill to Lance.
One could easily just point the finger at Lance in this incident. But I don't see Vogel benching Hill as well unless part of it was on him.
"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
I only caught the end of the 4th. but I like what I see from the shot distribution in the box score. I'd assume more touches in the paint and it's good to see a little more pt for Danny who has earned it.
Who was it that suggested Vogel tell Paul that he could only take as many 3's as he had free throw attempts?
I know it seems to have not worked out as well for us tonight but I think this team is better when we move the ball into the paint first and get more players involved in the offense, we're too talanted to have one player take 24 shots.
I agree on the Lance/GHill 'problem'. I think GH said something to Lance and Lance took it badly. Vogel did what he should have done, nipped that nonsense in the bud. Players may get emotional, but there is no reason to let them lose their concentration by pouting at each other. Seemed to work, they seemed fine when they came back in together. The thing that bothers me most is the way the team seems to go into iso/hero mode any time they are challenged by another team. When the Pacers move the ball from side to side and inside out, they are almost impossible to beat. When they yo-yo the ball on the perimeter then throw up last second hasty shots, they become very average.