Still had 10 8 8......
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You all got a good team after several years of below average seasons. Cousins is just a freak. woulda been glad to see Gay play.. don't think Thorton would have had the same type of game. Kings played like they had nothing to lose tonite.
Thomas, Cousins, Gay, Thorton, Thompson you all have a really good team.
Good luck out West.
Maturity issues seem to be the most prevalent reason between him at 8M and 12M but that's for another thread.
Im sure you know all about it with "Boogie"
But like TMJ said. There are a lot of solid pieces in Sacramento. I remember watching Thomas back when he was at Washington (I swear he and the Huskies played Purdue 6 straight years in the tourney), he's special. I only see Thornton against the Pacers and he has to average 25 against us. Boogie is one of the best all around big men I've ever seen. If Gay can be more productive...sheesh that's scary. If the FO makes the right moves in the coming months, you could have home court advantage in at least the first round next season.
I saw Thomas take advantage of his height yes in meaning he dribbled so low that usually with point guards that come into the paint hill and hibbert can force them to pick up the ball and either shoot or pass when they haven't gotten to the place they wanted to. Thomas did a great job keeping his dribble alive and making hibbert and hill chase and when they reached and missed he was getting his shot off
I know West was instrumental in getting the game back to even and over on the offensive end. But this is the game that is pushing me over the edge with him. I'm done expecting anything from him on the defensive end. I don't expect him to help effectively, I don't expect him to box out, I don't expect him to not ***** out the refs after every call, I don't expect him to stop *****ing out his teammates when they miss assignments. No more expectations for David West as a defender. I'm out. On the bright side, maybe this shedding of respect for him will result in increased appreciation.
Ian Report: I thought he did pretty well when IT got into the paint. Little dude was running amok, but some over-helping was kind of the remedy. His two blocks were good plays on Landry, though I'm not sure the strip was technically a block. Maybe I'm conspiring against him now? Anyway, one of two from the line, just can't get that first free throw down. Roy demonstrated a lot more rim protection this evening, mostly because Derrick Williams is not a smart man. A solid 'B' if we're grading on the Thomas-Thornton-smoking-everyone curve.
I agree that the continuation was generous. Then again, I do remember the precedent for continuation on a four point play being set about fifteen years ago...
If the refs had called the hacks at the goal against Gray the game would have been over for Kings sooner.
Gray also would have fouled out. VERY uneven game by the refs. Plus calling two fouls on West in less than two
minutes into the game was sad and uncalled for.
It was a hip nudge. That is why he was drifting left in the air, unnaturally. Shot it with all arms and drifting, which is tough to do
The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!)
If PG had a blue Mavs jersey on with some shaggy lettuce, I would have thought I was watching Dirk clown on the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals if I didn't know any better. That shot was beautiful. The Pacers have a legitimate superstar on their hands right now.
Agreed about Hill. He is purely a victim of the fact that the other four starters are all so freaking good. But the guy is such a good ball player himself and it's no coincidence that the team has done nothing but win since he came here two years ago.
Lance had a couple of bad shots, but the guy was an absolute monster. I love the passes, but I think his strongest attribute to this team is the way he can muscle his way in for an offensive rebound and then make a quick shot. That step back three was absolutely nasty too. It reminded me of that shot against Golden State.
West was an absolute monster out there. His game is just so beautiful when he's on. I think his post ups and step back j's are still the most beautiful thing on this team when they are falling. He was absolute abusing Thompson. The poor guy had no chance. This game reminded me of what we saw all year from West last season. I think he still has plenty of that left in him, but we simply haven't needed it like we did a year ago because this team has so many offensive weapons right now. That's fine, hopefully West will be good and fueled up for the postseason.
I feel like I've seen this game in the NBA many times. A bad team is about to beat an elite team, but the elite team pulls something out of their a** at the very end to force overtime. Once overtime started, the bad team has lost all of their confidence and is deflated since they weren't able to win the game in regulation. The elite team then costs to victory in OT.
Great win. Elite teams like the Pacers win games like this that they really have no business winning. Zeke and Thornton hit tough shots all night long and killed us.
Thomas is a tough cover for anyone in the NBA, but Hill is pretty big for a point guard...and you're talking about a guy who is undersized in Thomas, and cat quick. I thought when it mattered, his D was good.
We'll have to disagree on this point. I just negate discussing the offensive portion of Ian's game, because who cares? Ian doesn't do offense. And I think these past few games have been really rough on defense for Ian. He's mistiming his jumps, taking some really weird angles in the air, and either allowing and-1s (either foul the guy hard enough so the shot doesn't have a chance, or alter the damn shot!) or otherwise just not consistently doing his job at the rim.
I really just think his timing seems off on this trip.