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    Default 3/24/2014 Game Thread #71: Pacers Vs. Bulls

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    I am incapable of objectively discussing the film Space Jam. That’s the caveat. It meant
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    find the movie a bother. You won’t want to read any more of this piece if that’s the case.
    It’ll just send you spiraling further into what I can only assume is a super depressing
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    it is that you do. Space Jam connected with me on a visceral level. The combination of
    the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan was / is intoxicating. It leaves me drunk with joy.

    When I received the VHS and it’s accompanying pog slammer — Jordan on one side,
    Bugs on the other — from the Easter Bunny in 1996 I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t
    eat any of my peeps or Butterfinger BB’s I’d also received in my Easter basket for a
    week. I inhaled the film. I watched it daily. It was my comfort and my joy. That
    slammer got a workout, too. Copped a pretty great Kazaam pog at recess from Jeremy
    Kennedy because of that silver disc of destruction. I’m saying, to go against a Space
    Jam slammer is to get involved in a land war in Asia.

    I went to the Twin Cities one summer during college with a friend of mine named Ryan.
    Ryan refuses to wear shorts for the most part and knows more about Cormac McCarthy
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    as the two of them had paired up to start a non-profit together, they needed to meet to
    finalize plans going into the school year. Ryan asked that I tag along as he’d found
    cheap flights and I said yes since he was my great friend, I’d never been before, would
    probably never have an opportunity to go again, and I thought it an opportunity to
    maybe find a Minnesota Gophers hockey jersey that, for whatever reason, my Oklahoma
    self desired. Maybe I thought it was exotic. I don’t know. I wound up bailing on the idea
    once I was up there. Hockey jerseys are expensive.

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    confirmed on Wikipedia, are “a member of the North Division of the American
    Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which is not affiliated with Major
    League Baseball.” The game was a kind of careless fun that only minor and independent
    league games can be. Near the end of the Saints loss, the fading Minnesota sun painting
    the sky above the ballpark lights a kind of glossy flamingo pink — one of the first
    moments of my life I specifically remember thinking something was too pretty to not
    document — I decided to take a picture. I stared at the picture on my phone and thought
    about how that wasn’t enough. I needed something I could touch, something I could feel,
    something I could have in the future that would remind me via a sense that wasn’t sight
    how lovely that evening and that St. Paul sky were. I needed a souvenir.

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    scene, Bill Murray wears a hat. That hat is the same one I bought at that St. Paul
    ballpark. I let the room know this and the room let me know that nobody cared. I wear
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    Have a hard time seeing us win this one...

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    Have a hard time seeing us win this one...
    Hmm. Seems like that would be easy. I'll have a hard time seeing us lose.
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    I think we still played pretty hard last game, and we moved the ball well and all things considered played some damn good defense. Had a lot of shots coming off the front of the rim. Give the effort we gave against Memphis and I see us winning this comfortably.
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    Default Re: 3/24/2014 Game Thread #71: Pacers Vs. Bulls

    I just hope we rebound the ball and move it a little bit.

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    I just hope we rebound the ball and move it a little bit.
    I just hope that we put up a good fight....while praying that the defense ( or lack there of ) doesn't makes DunDun or DJ look like frickin All Star Elite Scorers.

    Good God..I hate that we ( as fans ) have this little faith in the Team that we are just hoping that the Team doesn't get blown out in a loss
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    Just like last last Friday, guys. Brain muscle memory. Share the ball, find your shot, beat the Bulls!!





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    I'm very nervous.

    I hate HATE Bulls fans.
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    This will be another defeat on the road unfortunately matched by an awful shooting night.
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    We've got this! Bulls have us our first loss of the season in this very arena, now it's time to return the favor and get the first signature win of what will springboard us to a championship! LET'S GO PACERS!!!!


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    Fun fact: The Pacers are 1-4 against teams above .500 since the ASG.

    Lets hope we can turn this around.

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    I am in attendance and the Pacers have won every game I've been to so far. Hopefully I brought my magic to the road.

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    This would be a big confidence win heading into Wednesday.
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    Hill decided to come play today

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    Jorge Hill killing it hope he doesn't transfer.

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    Is it me or does Stephenson bounce the ball off his foot at least once every game?
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    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    PG hits first shot, good sign
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    West didn't come to play

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    Hopefully the November Pacers are here to play tonight.

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    PG going to the rack? I will take it!

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    Jorge Hill killing it hope he doesn't transfer.
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    Hill had Hibbert posted against Noah 2 feet from the basket and chose to throw it out to the perimeter. This is why Roy gets frustrated and it can be hard for him to get going some nights.

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    Noah staring Hibbert down. **** you, Noah. You little *****.

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    Owe the softness of Roy...

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