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    Default 3/26/2014 Game Thread #72: Pacers Vs. Heat

    WITNESS THIS



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    Game Time Start: 8:00 PM ET
    Where: The Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
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    Season Records: (W-L)
    51-20
    Home: 32-4
    East: 34-9
    48-21
    Away: 20-15
    East: 28-13
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    Projected Starting Lineup:
    ODEN
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    WADE
    CHALMERS



    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)

    HEAT
    Ray Allen - flu (doubtful)
    Dwyane Wade - sore achilles (probable)


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    The Miami Heat have been kicking around for 26 seasons. In
    that period of time, they've had 203 players appear on their
    rosters and one Hall of Fame member (Gary Payton). How
    many jersey numbers have they retired?

    A. 2
    B. 3
    C. 4
    D. 5
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    The Classical:
    Robert Silverman: Value Ads, or Rise Of The #Branded NBA Jersey

    You’re probably like me. You put in a long day at your drudgerous, soul-sucking job,
    trudge home, fumble with the keys, fend off a particularly eager, drooling dog and/or
    child and make your way into your Sanctum Sanctorum. This is a home within your
    home. Your safe place. You absolutely should not call it a "man cave," and don't need
    to name it at all, really, but you need such a place.

    So: settle into your Barca-lounger or its off-brand equivalent, crack open a malted-
    wheat alcoholic beverage of your choosing, kick off the Florsheims and let out a deep,
    soul-cleansing exhale as your whole self unclenches and unwinds. The workaday world
    is not here. Breathe.

    The only thing left to do is stick a hatpin through at least two of the four hemispheres
    of your cerebellum, dig the remote out from the crevasses in the pleather and watch
    your favorite professional basketball team tangle with someone else’s favorite
    professional basketball team.

    This should be fun! Why, Superstar X is a pending free agent, and you’ve gnawed your
    fingernails to the cuticles fretting that he may no longer choose to toil for the team
    you fancy, but would rather ply his trade in another town. Even, gulp, maybe hated
    opposing team Y! And there’s Frustrating Player Z. If only he could get his **** together.
    (I'm talking about J.R. Smith, now.)

    But something’s missing. Not missing from the game, mind you. The televised clash of
    civilizations/fob to petty clannishness is pure and good and working as it should. No,
    there’s something else. An ineffable lack that is slowly sapping the pleasure from what
    should be an experience of complete and total pleasure.

    You prod and poke and search for this thing-without-name, like jabbing your tongue at
    a wobbly tooth or pulling at a wayward string on a favorite cardigan, even though you
    know that the OCD-ish fussing will only make it worse. Then it hits you, what's missing.

    It is #brands.

    ***

    Yes, more brands. You are of course already provided with messages during the
    stoppages in play that inform you—even often dryly and impishly entertain you—about
    what products you might want to purchase via 30-second short films. They tell you how
    they will enrich your experience as a human being or right wrongs that vary in severity
    from mundane to catastrophic. Some have side effects, some have spokespeople; all
    are available for a price. This is a public service that our friendly neighborhood
    corporations provide. We reward them with our undying #brand loyalty. This is not
    even a joke; it somehow happens.

    But in your heart, you know that a brighter, better, more intimate bond with commerce
    is possible. Something more, even, than what we have now. What a glorious, wondrous
    world it would be if somehow your love of #sporps and the profound emotional
    connection that can only be had through interacting with #brands could somehow,
    someway, become one?

    Just recently—like Archimedes bursting out of the tub, having discovered the secret to
    determine the purity of gold—new NBA commissioner Adam Silver has The Answer.
    Ads on NBA uniforms.

    "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get that
    much closer to our fans and to our players. It gives us an opportunity just to have
    deeper integration when it comes to those forms of sponsorship.”

    You, the lonely consumer, have this heart filled with love; full to burst, ready to literally
    rip it from your own chest, Mola Ram-style, and give that warm love to the brands you
    care about most. This is now an experience you can have while watching basketball. It’s
    almost like Russell Westbrook, your adoration of Russell Westbrook and #brands have
    become one at the molecular...CONTINUE READING AT THE CLASSICAL


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    Ian Levy @HickoryHigh
    Whitney @its_whitney

    Heat
    Brian Windhorst @windhorstESPN
    Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
    Ira Winderman @iraheatbeat
    Joseph Goodman @JoeGoodmanJr
    Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
    This is the darkest timeline.

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    Clear Eyes

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    Can't Lose

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    it's time to get our mojo back
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    Hearts full of truth
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    To one part vermouth.
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    I'm nervous

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    Important game for both teams. Winning or losing this game could make or break the confidence needed headed towards the playoffs.

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    I'm excited, I just hope it's a good effort game and not a blowout. I want to see the Pacers look for the shot and not the foul.

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    We need this win. Home court advantage throughout the playoffs in the East is very important. It was basically the deciding factor of last year's playoffs.

    I hope we come out big today. Both teams are really struggling
    "So, which one of you guys is going to come in second?" - Larry Bird before the 3 point contest. He won.



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    As Alice In Chains would say...............No Excuses.

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    Time for the boys to snap outta this funk. The effort has been improving the last few games, time to revive our season, get some rhythm into the playoffs. Let's do this ****!
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    Beat The Heat!

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    Our record on Wenesday night ESPN games is awful.

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    Our record on Wenesday night ESPN games is awful.
    So much optimism here.

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    Well it doesn't seem like Wade will play so that may make Lebron guard PG for once. Lance should try to attack early.
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    I call 14 point win. Then lose 1 of the next two to lesser teams.

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    Well it doesn't seem like Wade will play so that may make Lebron guard PG for once. Lance should try to attack early.
    Lebron guarded PG a lot in the playoffs last year and in both games so far this year. Wade never guarded PG really.

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    Lebron guarded PG a lot in the playoffs last year and in both games so far this year. Wade never guarded PG really.
    In the two games this season, Lebron has guard Lance the majority of the time. It's a cop out for Lebron
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    So much optimism here.
    Getting it out of my system before the game

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    Not quite a must win at this point, but it would be a huge confidence builder... I am looking to come out and take it right right to their collective chins and play our smash mouth brand of ball that I don't believe takes away any chance of Miami pulling out a W... Pacers by 7...

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    Tonight's game is a gold out with certain fans on one side of the court getting blue cards/shirts to spell out BEAT(upper section) THE(Club Level) HEAT(Lower Level). The only issue is when the TV cameras show it you will probably only be able to see "THE HEAT" and it will look strange.


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    what's up with Alaska? oddballs....

    http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPoll...pollId=4248267


    edit, now only Florida stands alone- thanks Alaska Pacers fans!
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    what's up with Alaska? oddballs....

    http://espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPoll...pollId=4248267

    Yeah..........what's wrong with Florida as well............oh........wait...........

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    Hibbert BETTER not FALL!

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