There is no NBA player named Monte Ellis.
AGREE. I've wanted another big since the season started. I liked Mozgov last year and wanted to get him this off season. He's athletic and can handle the ball. Lance and him could be a good combo with Lance feeding him in the post.
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Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA 3h
Last night's loss in DEN makes it 6 of IND's 9 total losses on road back-to-backs. Spoiler alert: those don't exist in the playoffs.
This is a great point. So much of the Pacers' advantage is that they are able to outplay teams with their raw energy and physical abilities. But those get weakened when you're on a back to back.
I fully expect us to come out with a lot of energy against LA tomorrow.
I figured this was going to be a loss we barely got past the Kings and had to go into OT to get a win.
I expect them to bounce back against the Lakers though.
However these slow starts are reminding me of the Colts this past season.
1) It was a B2B for us, but not them
2) They had lost their last two games which were on the road, with the last one being in Portland on Thursday
3) Friday wasn't just a B2B...it was an excruciating OT win that went late into the evening.
4) Denver exploited our weakness...small ball where guards are explosive offensively
The only thing that is remotely a concern is our weakness against small ball combined with PnR's with Roy in there. But even that's not a huge concern because the best teams don't play that style. If anything, this loss is a good lesson for us and may help us reduce that weakness.
Honestly, I never expected the Pacers to beat Denver.
1) they haven't had much success in Denver
2) they had to go to OT to win the nite b4
3) the altitude
4) West Coast trip
Not surprised they lost, but still not overly disappointed.
This west coast trip seemed bad for travel: golden state to phx back to Sacramento to Denver back to LA seemed poorly made but I guess the league isn't going to make it easy
Guess no one was paying attention to Denari last night; he had an interesting factoid that is relevant: Going into the game, Denver was 50-8 against visiting teams playing their second game of a b2b. 50-8. Obviously there's something to be said about the difficulty of b2b's.
Oh my gosh again with the freaking trades. Please get over it man. I'm begging you.
This was also the Pacers 12th out of their 20 B2B's. The Heat have played 9 B2B's out of their 17.
"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
Man, I hate tacos.
TRADE EVERYBODY FOR DONUTS!
"Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel
"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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If I couldn't get a filet and a baked potato out of a deal, then no way.
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
The opposite is true. Danny is producing well when given the minutes and especially the shot opportunities. If Vogel called the plays for him and gave him 25 minutes he'd be giving us 15+ points right now. He's also passing and defending well. In short he's ready to step up if Vogel will use him. I think giving Danny those minutes in the past 2 games would have given us better defense then Paul or Lance in those same minutes considering how they were defending. No trade is needed we just need to utilize the talent we have.