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    Look out eastern conference.

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    Beat me to it.

    Well, I'm happy to have gained another game lead on them while we can.

    It's not so much that I'm afriad we'll do any worse than .500 ball, just that I think they'll get hot sooner or later and win several in a row.

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    Was a crazy finish to the game. Mcgrady played pretty bad all game but got a steal off the inbounds pass when they were down 2 with 11 seconds left and Juwan Howard got a basket and the foul to take the lead.

    Now if only the Nets would start losing again..

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    Oh yes, because nobody EVER loses to the magic at home....

    We just had chemistry issus tonight we still havent had a practice with rasheed and james. Yeesh people, give us a few weeks....you know, when we can actually INVOLVE him in the offense....

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    Oh yes, because nobody EVER loses to the magic at home....

    We just had chemistry issus tonight we still havent had a practice with rasheed and james. Yeesh people, give us a few weeks....you know, when we can actually INVOLVE him in the offense....
    Hey, we're missing our second-best player. You get no pity from us. It's not like you lost anybody important in the trade.

    I'm relishing every Pistons/Nets loss for the rest of the way, because if we have the number one seed, they will have to play each other. It's all about keeping our place.
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    Oh yes, because nobody EVER loses to the magic at home....

    We just had chemistry issus tonight we still havent had a practice with rasheed and james. Yeesh people, give us a few weeks....you know, when we can actually INVOLVE him in the offense....
    Kstat I think a few people here believed Sheed would give you another post man, I quick check of the Stats tonight shows Sheed in Reggie land taking 5 behind the arc.

    We Pacers can live with that

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    Always an excuse...

    From the AP:

    With the Pistons up two, McGrady knocked the ball away from Chauncey Billups, and Howard was able to fight off Richard Hamilton to hit the tying layup. Howard then hit the free throw to put the Magic ahead.

    "That was just a freak play," said Howard, who played despite food poisoning. "Luckily, I got something off."

    McGrady felt it was a clean steal, but Billups disagreed.

    "We've got the ball up two, so you know they are coming to foul," he said. "I turned my back and he grabbed my arm."


    Rasheed Wallace missed at the buzzer for the Pistons, who have lost eight of nine.

    Rasheed scored 14 in first full game as a Piston. He's going to be a monster. But then, if Bender keeps playing the way he has in the last two games, and he's given more minutes, we may have a few surprises of our own. Our bench is deeeeeep. Pistons is thiiiiiiiin.

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    Oh yes, because nobody EVER loses to the magic at home....

    We just had chemistry issus tonight we still havent had a practice with rasheed and james. Yeesh people, give us a few weeks....you know, when we can actually INVOLVE him in the offense....
    Kstat I think a few people here believed Sheed would give you another post man, I quick check of the Stats tonight shows Sheed in Reggie land taking 5 behind the arc.

    We Pacers can live with that
    That's Sheed's problem. He still hasn't realized he's a post player. And I hope he continues not to realize that. If he's going to be chucking up perimeter shots, the Pistons will not be a serious threat to the Pacers or Nets.

    Kstat, we're 2-0 w/o Artest. You're 0-2 with Sheed. Chemistry or not, all you did was seriously upgrade your roster. We lost our second-best player. So no excuses.

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    Beat me to it.

    Well, I'm happy to have gained another game lead on them while we can.

    It's not so much that I'm afriad we'll do any worse than .500 ball, just that I think they'll get hot sooner or later and win several in a row.
    I really don't think this is a problem.

    Take a close look at the standings. Detroit is currently 8 games behind us. However, you have to take into account that they've played 2 more games than we have (both at home, btw). They've actually lost 9 more games than we have (24 to 15.) Plus, we already own the tie breaker.

    So, in the grand scheme of things, that means with 26 games left (for us, 24 for them) we have to lose 10 more games than Detroit for them to pass us in the standings. Is that possible? Sure it is. But not terribly likely. Larry Brown is a heck of a coach, but he's no Lawrence Frank. :P

    (Speaking of NJ, of course that's another story. While their winning streak is impressive, most everyone is waiting until they play Minny in a few days to see how good they really are.)

    [edit] So, for example, if we were to play .500 ball the rest of the way (13-13) it would mean that Detroit would have to go 21-3 to beat us.
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    I think it's just sweet irony that the Pistons lose their first full game with Rasheed since after they acquired him we had several Pacer fans that practically gave them the East title in one particular thread. They will certainly improve with time and may even win the East, but they are by no means the favorites to do so right now. I would actually be more concerned about the Nets who can't lose anymore.

    Let's also not forget that not only was this a home loss to the Magic, it was with McGrady playing an absolutely terrible game.
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    Like I said before, people REALLY overreacted when this trade went down. Seem to forget that WE are pretty damn good. Don't you think?
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    I'm going to steal btowns' thunder here.

    Pacers fans when Sheed went to Detroit:


    Pistons Fans, incuding KStat when he said he was giving up on them since Dumars obviously didn't want to compete, and if I misquoted you I'm sorry but I know it was something along those lines:


    Pacers fans when Arest went out:


    Pacers Fans being 41-15, 8 games up on the Pistons in the Central:
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    (Speaking of NJ, of course that's another story. While their winning streak is impressive, most everyone is waiting until they play Minny in a few days to see how good they really are.)

    [edit] So, for example, if we were to play .500 ball the rest of the way (13-13) it would mean that Detroit would have to go 21-3 to beat us.
    Well, if we went .500 the rest of the way, we'd end up at 54-28. By the way, has anyone noticed that while Jersey is 10-0 in the past 10 games, nobody else in the East has won more than us (7-3)?

    Anyway, the Nets are currently 34-20. Indy is up 2-1 in the season series, but if the Nets tie at 2-2, then it's likely that we'd lose the second tiebreaker. To get to 54-28, the Nets need to go 20-8. It seems like they should be able to pull that off.

    Of course, we should be able to do better than .500 ball the rest of the season. Don't want to count our chickens yet, but we've got a good chance of holding the #1 seed. And that means that we wouldn't have to face the Nets/Pistons until the Eastern Conference Finals.

    If the season ended today, we'd get MIAMI in the first round, followed by the Bugs/Bucks. That's assuming New York doesn't move up, of course, but I think the Hornets have a pretty good chance of staying at #4.

    7-round series against the Baron would be hard, but winnable.
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    Like I said before, people REALLY overreacted when this trade went down. Seem to forget that WE are pretty damn good. Don't you think?
    The nets look pretty solid right now, and they are still the EC defending champs . . .

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    Oh yes, because nobody EVER loses to the magic at home....

    We just had chemistry issus tonight we still havent had a practice with rasheed and james. Yeesh people, give us a few weeks....you know, when we can actually INVOLVE him in the offense....
    I concur . . . the Pistons will be a tough out in the playoffs (despite their regular season record) . . . you are fooling yourself if you think otherwise . . .

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