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    Default 3/9/2014 Game Thread #63: Pacers Vs. Mavericks

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    Game Time Start: 7:30 PM ET
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    Default Re: 3/9/2014 Game Thread #63: Pacers Vs. Mavericks

    Must win.

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    Default Re: 3/9/2014 Game Thread #63: Pacers Vs. Mavericks

    Can we please not get down by 20 at half, pls thx.

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    This is gonna be a very tough game for us to win...
    Right now Dirk is playing out of his mind , as if he was in his prime ... And their team as a whole has been clicking here lately..
    With how we have been playing these last 5 games , we will be lucky to not get blown out by 15 or 20 pts ...

    Now if we come out playing like we SHOULD, with our #1 defense being played the whole game that we have been known for till recently......... and with a fire lit under their collective as$e$ .... we can walk out Dallas with a win ..

    I really hope that the day's rest helped them regroup and they figured out and fixed what it is ... that is ailing their game...
    If a lot of it is having 3 or 4 of our guys still sore and banged up, I hope they are feeling better ... and if not, that Vogel alleviates their minutes as much as possible.
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    This is gonna be a very tough game for us to win...
    Right now Dirk is playing out of his mind , as if he was in his prime ... And their team as a whole has been clicking here lately..
    With how we have been playing these last 5 games , we will be lucky to not get blown out by 15 or 20 pts ...

    Now if we come out playing like we SHOULD, with our #1 defense being played the whole game that we have been known for till recently......... and with a fire lit under their collective as$e$ .... we can walk out Dallas with a win ..

    I really hope that the day's rest helped them regroup and they figured out and fixed what it is ... that is ailing their game...
    If a lot of it is having 3 or 4 of our guys still sore and banged up, I hope they are feeling better ... and if not, that Vogel alleviates their minutes as much as possible.

    For what it is worth I am not concerned about Dallas at all. I just want to see us play well and get back to the team who played defense like they were angry.

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    Default Re: 3/9/2014 Game Thread #63: Pacers Vs. Mavericks

    Really this is an "easy" road game from a travel standpoint. Coming over from Houston with a day to rest? That ain't too bad.

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    We need to win this, would be good to get more separation from Miami

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    Syracuse turned it around today with a much needed win, so I'm hoping the Pacers can continue the trend for my basketball teams. They seem to be very similar to one another this year.

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    I think Paul and West will bring it tonight and "Big Roy" will also show up. Aggressive Hill and the "in ya face" Lance will also be at the construction site, as these Pacers start to rebuild, what has been called, the collapse of the 2013-2014 Indiana Pacers. Time to bring our lunch pales and tool belts and start doing what got us here...Blue Collar, Gold Swagger!

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    Let's get out of this malaise TONIGHT!


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    Default Re: 3/9/2014 Game Thread #63: Pacers Vs. Mavericks

    i used to think that we can win before a game. now i only hope we win. so i hope we win this one.

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    Carisle will have the Mavs well prepared for this one.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    In my opinion, Carsisle is one of the most under rated coaches in the NBA.
    "We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.

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    Win so this forum can be somewhat readable again.

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    Win so this forum can be somewhat readable again.
    I just want a competitive game, that would make me happy.

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    Goin' back to Dallas / take my razor and my gun.

    [~]) ... Cheers! Go Pacers!

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    Syracuse turned it around today with a much needed win, so I'm hoping the Pacers can continue the trend for my basketball teams. They seem to be very similar to one another this year.
    HAHA! That's how I looked at it too!

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    This might have been a must-win if Miami didn't lose today and if the Pacers didn't play Boston, Philly, Detroit, Philly and New York in their next five. It would be nice to win in Dallas, but I don't expect them to. Still, they're bound to turn it around simply because they play in the East and it'll help to beat up on some awful teams. It's not convincing or reassuring from a fan's perspective because it won't say much about what they can do in the playoffs, but hopefully by this time next week we'll be on a win streak.

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    Defense showing flashes. Offense still sputtering.
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    sigh..

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    Nothing has changed. Still can't score, still letting opponents score at will.

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    Same old ****

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    And now defense sputtering as well...

    Goodness. Need to play smarter.
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    Oh boy...
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    Shades of Charlotte all over again. Down double digits.
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