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    Default 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    CRUSH THE CAVS



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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)

    Cavaliers
    Anthony Bennett - left patellar tendon strain (out)
    Carrick Felix - left patellar stress fracture (out)
    Kyrie Irving - left biceps strain (out)
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    Having been around for 44 seasons of professional
    basketball, Cleveland has had 336 players fill their
    rosters. During that span of time which player has
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    B. Zydrunas Ilgauskas
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    The Diss:
    Kevin Draper: Basketball Blogging Networks are a Flat Circle

    The dominant trend in the last six years of internet basketball writing has been the
    rise of blog networks. Nearly every single basketball blog you read either belongs to
    a larger network or is owned by a larger sports media company. With few exceptions
    (you’re reading one of them) independent basketball blogs don’t exist, and the ones
    that do exist aren’t very consequential. I can’t think of a single wholly independent
    basketball blog within the most influential or trafficked ones.

    Some of these networks just consist of a bunch of blogs (Yardbarker, Bloguin, Big
    Lead Network), but the more popular ones are networks of team blogs, with one blog
    each for each NBA team (TrueHoop Network, FanSided, SBNation). The growth in
    team blogs, however, has mostly ceased. These networks are full (or as full as they
    want to be), and there is no new, credible team blog network. In fact, if anything, we
    are seeing a decreasing emphasis on team blogs.

    Before the current NBA season began the TrueHoop Network cut seven blogs from its
    network, and shifted its focus to introducing new writers on the main TrueHoop blog
    (Disclosure: I have written two freelance pieces for TrueHoop). Similarly, as Vox
    Media grows and grows extra money has flowed to hire NBA writers and pay for
    longform content, but the team blogs have remained relatively static. The exception
    to this trend seems to be FanSided.

    FanSided is the newest of the team blog networks, and if you know nothing about it
    you can read this blow-by-blow, very cheerlead-y oral history of its founding and
    growth—a clear indicator that apparently you can now write an oral history about
    anything. FanSided also has the lowest quality content of these team blog networks:
    there are many writers for SB Nation or TrueHoop blogs that started on a FanSided
    blog and moved up, but fewer that have gone the opposite direction. Numerous
    TrueHoop and SB Nation writers have been hired as full-time basketball writers
    somewhere—over 20 last time I counted—and only one from FanSided (Couper
    Moorhead, who writes for Heat.com). But this pattern, FanSided writers moving up
    to other networks, writers from other networks moving up to full-time jobs, may be
    changing.*

    Last week Jared Wade, founder of the Indiana Pacers blog 8 Points, 9 Seconds and
    an inaugural member of the TrueHoop Network, sold his blog to FanSided. This is a
    notable development for the TrueHoop Network, Fansided, and sports blogging in
    general.

    TrueHoop Network

    The TrueHoop Network was already shrinking, and last month its two editors were
    promoted and now run all of ESPN’s NBA coverage. I’ve already raised the question
    of what that means for TrueHoop’s future, and the defection of one of its blogs to a
    rival network only amplifies the concerns. I asked TrueHoop founder Henry Abbott
    about 8 Points, 9 Seconds leaving, and depending upon your point of view he either
    sidestepped the question or seemed unconcerned by it:

    Jared is fantastic and I hate to see him go. But it is a joy and an
    affirmation every time another TrueHoop Network blogger gets
    an opportunity to do this thing we all love. Heck yes I wish we
    could hire them all but the fact is Kevin Arnovitz found way more
    Zach Lowes, Royce Youngs and Ethan Sherwood Strausses than
    any one company was ever going to be able to secure.

    It is a good point, and one that Abbott and Arnovitz have brought up before: a
    ridiculously high percentage of the open full-time basketball writing jobs over the
    last couple of years have gone to TrueHoop Network alumni. Unless ESPN was
    prepared to hire 20+ new writers, some were always going to move on to other
    publications.

    But this also feels fundamentally different than past departures from the TrueHoop
    Network. This isn’t a writer leaving but an entire blog leaving. This isn’t Wade
    leaving for Grantland, Sports Illustrated or CBS but FanSided, a network supposedly
    lower on the totem pole. This isn’t leaving for a full-time job but a modest cash out
    (more on that later).

    Frankly, I don’t see a future...CONTINUE READING AT THE DISS


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    The time changed today in Greece due to DST and I'm a bit confused about when the game starts. So, help me out a bit. In how many hours is the game supposed to start?
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    The game starts in about an hour and a half. ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuntius View Post
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    The time changed today in Greece due to DST and I'm a bit confused about when the game starts. So, help me out a bit. In how many hours is the game supposed to start?
    Right now, it is 1:30pm EDT...the game starts in 90 minutes.

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    The time changed today in Greece due to DST and I'm a bit confused about when the game starts. So, help me out a bit. In how many hours is the game supposed to start?
    an hour and a half from now
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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    Game starts at 8:00PM GMT here in Ireland Nuntius, so add on two hours (I think) for your time zone.
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    The game starts in about an hour and a half. ^
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    Rught now, it is 1:30pm EDT...the game starts in 90 minutes.
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    an hour and a half from now
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    Game starts at 8:00PM GMT here in Ireland Nuntius, so add on two hours (I think) for your time zone.
    Sounds about right, deartháir
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    Game starts at 8:00PM GMT here in Ireland Nuntius, so add on two hours (I think) for your time zone.
    I assume 90 minutes translates into roughly 1.5 pints of Guinness? :-)
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    I assume 90 minutes translates into roughly 1.5 pints of Guinness? :-)
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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    Huge game.

    We absolutely cannot afford to lose any more games to inferior competition after the Wizards game.

    There are enough TOUGH opponents coming up that these games take on even more crucial importance.

    If we want the #1 seed in the East, and even a remote whiff of the overall #1 or #2, this is a MUST win.


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    a must win

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    Did y'all see the interview? They sound like they're content with the way we're playing :-/

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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    Knowing we have the Spurs tomorrow it would be great if we could coast and win, thus saving our legs. If we have to kill ourselves to win this game, tomorrow's game may be too tough for us.

    That being said I am not sure if we are capable of coasting and winning a road game anymore.

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    This is a huge mental game
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    Already...

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    Good ball movement and good looks so far. Just cold.

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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    our offense is atrocious on the road
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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    Since when did we become a 3 point shooting team?

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    Since when did we become a 3 point shooting team?
    since teams realized we cant shoot the 3 and pack the paint.

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    I really see no ****s given by our team at all.
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    They're getting buckets so easy

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    Since when did we become a 3 point shooting team?
    Ever since our wings broke out. Right around the time that PG was in the MVP discussion and Lance was mentioned as an ASG candidate.
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    Default Re: 3/30/2014 Game Thread #74: Pacers Vs. Cavaliers

    It wouldn't be a pacer game if hill wasn't getting torched by the opposing PG.

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    4-12 another great start

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