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    Default 3/21/2014 Game Thread #69: Pacers Vs. Bulls

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    PACERS
    Andrew Bynum – racing Fesenko to be Pacers' least effective midseason pivot pickup (out)
    C.J. Watson – racing AJ, DJ & TJ to be Pacers' least effective backup-J point guard (out)

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    Derrick Rose – knee (out)


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    The Pacers and Bulls have a relatively lengthy rivalry,
    spanning 166 games. The record between the two teams
    is 88-78 with the Bulls leading. How many total points
    separate the two teams in those games?

    A. 2
    B. 9
    C. 29
    D. 92
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    Grantland:
    Chris Ryan: Brian Shaw...and Being a Coach in a GM’s League

    On Sunday afternoon, I found myself in Louis Armstrong International Airport in New
    Orleans, staring at Kenneth Faried. He was standing in line at Copeland’s Cheesecake
    Scoop Cafe. He was lost in his music — wearing enormous Beats headphones — and,
    presumably, cheesecake. Faried’s flight back to Denver was delayed. But given the
    way the first half of the Nuggets’ season ended, I can’t imagine he was in any great
    hurry to leave New Orleans.

    Denver dropped its final four games before the break as well as its first contest after
    (Tuesday night, against Phoenix). Before it broke for All-Star Weekend, it got smashed
    by 39 by the Pacers, and lost by 27 in Minnesota. The Nuggets sit at 24-28, with many
    of those wins coming early in the season. Ty Lawson’s career year has been curtailed
    by a nagging injury. JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson look like they are both done for
    the season. Danilo Gallinari is still recovering from the knee injury he sustained during
    last season’s playoffs and is not expected back on the floor until the 2014-15 campaign.
    Andre Miller has been sent packing after a blowup with coach Brian Shaw. And
    Faried looks like a shadow of his former Manimal self.

    For as much as this season has been shaped by injury, the real story in Denver is one
    of management. High on thin air and running all the stop signs, George Karl’s 2012-13
    Nuggets were everyone’s second-favorite team. After a disappointing first-round
    playoff exit, Karl was fired and the highly regarded Masai Ujiri migrated north to
    Toronto to work with Drake.

    Enter Brian Shaw. The former Lakers guard had a reputation for developing talent,
    shaping problem cases into borderline All-Stars. His two crowning achievements were
    Andrew Bynum in Los Angeles and Lance Stephenson in Indiana. Whatever Denver
    would lose in tempo (Shaw was always going to install the triangle, wherever he
    wound up), it would gain in a young coach who seemed to be able to take players to
    another level.

    A 24-28 record actually seems pretty respectable for a team that hasn’t had Gallinari
    all season, and that has suffered through long absences from Miller and Lawson. But
    going into the second half of the season, the mood in Denver doesn’t seem any better
    than Faried’s demeanor at the airport.

    “I’m not even talking about playoffs now. We have to get back to the point where we
    can just play a complete 48 minutes and feel what it’s like to win a game.”

    That’s Shaw, quoted in Benjamin Hochman’s revealing state-of-the-franchise column
    from the Denver Post. In that piece, you get a picture of a coach struggling to impose
    a set of standards and a style of play on a not entirely willing constituency, and
    without the absolute clear backing of the front office. Which brings up two questions:

    1. In the modern NBA, with all the player power, all the fetishizing of front offices,
    how much say does a coach have in how a team plays, and who plays for him?

    2. Is this why it took so long for Shaw to get a shot at head coaching in the first place?

    Let’s table the first question for a second. Shaw is a no-******** guy who came up
    under the wings of the most successful coach in the last three decades of basketball:
    Phil Jackson. Yes, Jackson had four of the greatest players of all time (Shaq, Kobe,
    Jordan, Pippen), but between the Zen Master routine, popularizing the triangle, and
    his obvious success at motivating very rich and very successful men to keep striving
    for greatness, he will be remembered as the brains behind those teams, no matter
    the contributions of Tex Winter, Jim Cleamons, and the three Jerrys (Buss, West,
    and Krause).

    Shaw is a product of a basketball culture in which the coach was the university
    professor, psychologist, interrogator, father figure, and voice of God. He’s also a
    product of the ’90s NBA — forearms to the throat if you dared drive the lane, games
    played under one lightbulb, etc. When Shaw teed off and did this “get off my lawn”
    routine about his players wearing the signature sneakers of their opponents...

    “Being on the Lakers, when guys would wear Kobe’s shoes when we
    were playing against him, he always would, in his mind feel ‘I got him,
    because he’s wearing my shoes.’ So, the guys who do wear KDs, we
    were talking yesterday; ‘Are you really going to wear these tomorrow
    when we play him?’”

    ...you can imagine Faried, McGee, and a couple of other Nuggets players sitting
    there, making the jerk-off motion. Take something as innocuous as the sneaker
    comment, and add it to Shaw coming into Denver and replacing a run-and-gun style
    with an inside-outside, half-court offense, and top it off with his fallout with the
    notoriously cantankerous Miller, and you see a guy who is an anomaly in today’s
    NBA: a coach who runs his team not as some part of a larger management system,
    but as the central voice of power in the franchise.

    Maybe this is why...CONTINUE READING AT GRANTLAND


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    Default Re: 3/21/2014 Game Thread #69: Pacers Vs. Bulls

    i hope this doesn't turn ugly. i have very little faith though.

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    I do hope the Pacers come out with some fire tonite and play well!

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    Just please don't get blown out
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    Just read the few comments posted...we don't sound like a team on top of the East
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    Just read the few comments posted...we don't sound like a team on top of the East
    Have you watched the last 20+ games? Cant live on what we did early on in the season.

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    Well be fine...basketball is a game of runs and streak. We probably won't be as good as we once were during the beginning of the season but we definitely won't remain this bad for much longer.
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    Hi! On which radio station can I hear the game with Mark and Mr. Leonard? I'm in Chile right now. Thanks!

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    Hi! On which radio station can I hear the game with Mark and Mr. Leonard? I'm in Chile right now. Thanks!
    I'm not sure if it works for those located outside of the United States, but if you sign up for NBA Access ( which is Free ), you should be able to listen to the game at http://www.nba.com/broadband/alp_schedule.html ( this isn't an illegal stream...it's the regular NBA.com audio pass that's free ).
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    30 days off, but now I'm back, baby! Let's beat the Bulls!

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    Just cuz I know that he's going to light up the Pacers....cuz he always does.....I'm just going to say it now just to get it out of the way:

    EFF Dunleavy.
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    Just read the few comments posted...we don't sound like a team on top of the East
    The board is a lot worse than the team itself.
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    In case the game gets out of hand early, I'm looking for suggestions for a new username. That'll give us something else to talk about.

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    How long has Croshere been back??


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    11.16.13....never forget.


    If the Pacers can't wake up after letting the ****ing Bulls not only bust our streak, but to have the whole UC chant PACERS SUCK, OVERRATED, AND STREAK IS OVER...then all hope is lost.

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    Great use of these touches, Hibbert XD

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    Just cuz I know that he's going to light up the Pacers....cuz he always does.....I'm just going to say it now just to get it out of the way:

    EFF Dunleavy.
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    Not a good start by Roy offensively.
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    Great hustle play by Roy!!! So freakin good to see!!!

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    HIBBERT MONSTER BOARD!

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    Great job on the offensive boards, Roy.
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
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    Gorgeous move, Roy!
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