So now the Pacers have to not only win, but win dominantly every time they do? Who cares if they win ugly? This is not a 70 win team. We are not gonna roll through a regular season, we just don't have the offense for that. The hot start to the season got some people a little too optimistic I think, to the point where they think something is wrong if we go 16 and 8 over two months.
I think we're at about the same level as Miami and a step below OKC. Our record reflects that. I don't think that's rose colored glasses.
According to ESPN.com right now the Pacers are 11-8 against .500 and above teams. 30-5 against below .500 teams.
But so what. How do the other top teams stack up. Certainly the Heat and OKC have better records than us against .500 and above teams. But pacers have better than the other top teams. I don't think this is concerning
Heat . 14-4 .. 24-10
OKC 17-6 ... 26-6
Spurs 14-12 ... 26-3
Rockets 14-11 ... 23-6
Clippers 13-12 ....24-7
Blazers 13-13 ...23-5
Perhaps most encouraging is the Pacers are 6-3 against the top 6 teams listed above. Still have two more against the Heat. have the Spurs and OKC at home and still play at Hpouston.
Last edited by Unclebuck; 02-20-2014 at 08:57 AM.
What does concern me a lot though is I for the first time since probably mid December think the Heat will probably beat us out for best record in the east. Looking at the schedules the rest of the way, the heat just moved through a very tough patch and gained ground on us. They have 5 more home games than road games, and the pacers have I think 4 more road games than home games.
not that I think the pacers are going to fall apart - I do not - but I think the heat might end the season 25-5 the rest of the way.
Last edited by Unclebuck; 02-20-2014 at 08:59 AM.
A. Don't cherish the ball
B. Dribble too much
C. Don't reverse the ball
D. Play awful transition D
E. Mail in the back end of back-to-backs
So essentially every thing I post you are going to attempt to take whatever I say out of context? Good to know.
I would respond to this, but feeding a troll never goes over well. Plus I need to get to work.
besides as mentioned before my biggest concern about this team are showing off and whining. those things are growing habits that are not easy to give up. you can flip the switch and play harder and with more energy but imo you can't do the same about those two thing from one game to another.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.
At this point is anybody even willing to predict 60 wins?
Last edited by BenR1990; 02-20-2014 at 02:06 PM. Reason: Crappy math
Weve gone what 9 and 6 our last 15. So playing like we are now. Going to be tough to go 19-9
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I still fail to see how .600 is bad.