The only difference between this year and last year is that the Pacers made it public they were gunning for the 1 seed from day 1. It's just part of the season that drags. We all knew it would come at some point. By the time the postseason rolls around this team will load up and do what they need to to win. That's when it matters.
"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." Larry Bird
“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.
What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.
"Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
- Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
Meanwhile the heat are 15-4 vs .500 teams
I'm not worried, but I'm getting uncomfortable. We are up 1 single game on the Heat now.
If this team needs HC just for the what if of a game 7... Then they aren't ready to dethrone the champs. Not saying it's not important but that's not what these championship hopes need to be relied on
At this point, not accepting that there's serious cause for concern regarding this team is nothing less than flat-out denial. These aren't minor nitpicks. We just had an awful (relative to our first half) second half of the season, and we've started the playoffs by being dominated by a 38-win team on our homecourt.
If you're not panicking by now, you're not being reasonable.
I was out of town and did not watch the game. I am not that surprised although I thought it would be closer. The team is still clearly broken and it's too late to fix it.
I honestly do not think we will be the Hawks. Its that bad.
Slug 'em Sabres!!!!!
The first part of your post is spot on. Especially true is that some of the players despise each other. If that were NOT true, they would NOT have called it fatigue. They would have stressed how well they get along and are supporting each other through a tough stretch. But that's not what they said. They made an excuse.
Also, I'm sorry, but I was 25 at one time. You don't get tired, ok? Not like that at least. It is what is known as a LAME excuse. Insulting in fact.