Announcement

Collapse

The Rules of Pacers Digest

Hello everyone,

Whether your are a long standing forum member or whether you have just registered today, it's a good idea to read and review the rules below so that you have a very good idea of what to expect when you come to Pacers Digest.

A quick note to new members: Your posts will not immediately show up when you make them. An administrator has to approve at least your first post before the forum software will later upgrade your account to the status of a fully-registered member. This usually happens within a couple of hours or so after your post(s) is/are approved, so you may need to be a little patient at first.

Why do we do this? So that it's more difficult for spammers (be they human or robot) to post, and so users who are banned cannot immediately re-register and start dousing people with verbal flames.

Below are the rules of Pacers Digest. After you have read them, you will have a very good sense of where we are coming from, what we expect, what we don't want to see, and how we react to things.

Rule #1

Pacers Digest is intended to be a place to discuss basketball without having to deal with the kinds of behaviors or attitudes that distract people from sticking with the discussion of the topics at hand. These unwanted distractions can come in many forms, and admittedly it can sometimes be tricky to pin down each and every kind that can rear its ugly head, but we feel that the following examples and explanations cover at least a good portion of that ground and should at least give people a pretty good idea of the kinds of things we actively discourage:

"Anyone who __________ is a liar / a fool / an idiot / a blind homer / has their head buried in the sand / a blind hater / doesn't know basketball / doesn't watch the games"

"People with intelligence will agree with me when I say that __________"

"Only stupid people think / believe / do ___________"

"I can't wait to hear something from PosterX when he/she sees that **insert a given incident or current event that will have probably upset or disappointed PosterX here**"

"He/she is just delusional"

"This thread is stupid / worthless / embarrassing"

"I'm going to take a moment to point and / laugh at PosterX / GroupOfPeopleY who thought / believed *insert though/belief here*"

"Remember when PosterX said OldCommentY that no longer looks good? "

In general, if a comment goes from purely on topic to something 'ad hominem' (personal jabs, personal shots, attacks, flames, however you want to call it, towards a person, or a group of people, or a given city/state/country of people), those are most likely going to be found intolerable.

We also dissuade passive aggressive behavior. This can be various things, but common examples include statements that are basically meant to imply someone is either stupid or otherwise incapable of holding a rational conversation. This can include (but is not limited to) laughing at someone's conclusions rather than offering an honest rebuttal, asking people what game they were watching, or another common problem is Poster X will say "that player isn't that bad" and then Poster Y will say something akin to "LOL you think that player is good". We're not going to tolerate those kinds of comments out of respect for the community at large and for the sake of trying to just have an honest conversation.

Now, does the above cover absolutely every single kind of distraction that is unwanted? Probably not, but you should by now have a good idea of the general types of things we will be discouraging. The above examples are meant to give you a good feel for / idea of what we're looking for. If something new or different than the above happens to come along and results in the same problem (that being, any other attitude or behavior that ultimately distracts from actually just discussing the topic at hand, or that is otherwise disrespectful to other posters), we can and we will take action to curb this as well, so please don't take this to mean that if you managed to technically avoid saying something exactly like one of the above examples that you are then somehow off the hook.

That all having been said, our goal is to do so in a generally kind and respectful way, and that doesn't mean the moment we see something we don't like that somebody is going to be suspended or banned, either. It just means that at the very least we will probably say something about it, quite possibly snipping out the distracting parts of the post in question while leaving alone the parts that are actually just discussing the topics, and in the event of a repeating or excessive problem, then we will start issuing infractions to try to further discourage further repeat problems, and if it just never seems to improve, then finally suspensions or bans will come into play. We would prefer it never went that far, and most of the time for most of our posters, it won't ever have to.

A slip up every once and a while is pretty normal, but, again, when it becomes repetitive or excessive, something will be done. Something occasional is probably going to be let go (within reason), but when it starts to become habitual or otherwise a pattern, odds are very good that we will step in.

There's always a small minority that like to push people's buttons and/or test their own boundaries with regards to the administrators, and in the case of someone acting like that, please be aware that this is not a court of law, but a private website run by people who are simply trying to do the right thing as they see it. If we feel that you are a special case that needs to be dealt with in an exceptional way because your behavior isn't explicitly mirroring one of our above examples of what we generally discourage, we can and we will take atypical action to prevent this from continuing if you are not cooperative with us.

Also please be aware that you will not be given a pass simply by claiming that you were 'only joking,' because quite honestly, when someone really is just joking, for one thing most people tend to pick up on the joke, including the person or group that is the target of the joke, and for another thing, in the event where an honest joke gets taken seriously and it upsets or angers someone, the person who is truly 'only joking' will quite commonly go out of his / her way to apologize and will try to mend fences. People who are dishonest about their statements being 'jokes' do not do so, and in turn that becomes a clear sign of what is really going on. It's nothing new.

In any case, quite frankly, the overall quality and health of the entire forum's community is more important than any one troublesome user will ever be, regardless of exactly how a problem is exhibiting itself, and if it comes down to us having to make a choice between you versus the greater health and happiness of the entire community, the community of this forum will win every time.

Lastly, there are also some posters, who are generally great contributors and do not otherwise cause any problems, who sometimes feel it's their place to provoke or to otherwise 'mess with' that small minority of people described in the last paragraph, and while we possibly might understand why you might feel you WANT to do something like that, the truth is we can't actually tolerate that kind of behavior from you any more than we can tolerate the behavior from them. So if we feel that you are trying to provoke those other posters into doing or saying something that will get themselves into trouble, then we will start to view you as a problem as well, because of the same reason as before: The overall health of the forum comes first, and trying to stir the pot with someone like that doesn't help, it just makes it worse. Some will simply disagree with this philosophy, but if so, then so be it because ultimately we have to do what we think is best so long as it's up to us.

If you see a problem that we haven't addressed, the best and most appropriate course for a forum member to take here is to look over to the left of the post in question. See underneath that poster's name, avatar, and other info, down where there's a little triangle with an exclamation point (!) in it? Click that. That allows you to report the post to the admins so we can definitely notice it and give it a look to see what we feel we should do about it. Beyond that, obviously it's human nature sometimes to want to speak up to the poster in question who has bothered you, but we would ask that you try to refrain from doing so because quite often what happens is two or more posters all start going back and forth about the original offending post, and suddenly the entire thread is off topic or otherwise derailed. So while the urge to police it yourself is understandable, it's best to just report it to us and let us handle it. Thank you!

All of the above is going to be subject to a case by case basis, but generally and broadly speaking, this should give everyone a pretty good idea of how things will typically / most often be handled.

Rule #2

If the actions of an administrator inspire you to make a comment, criticism, or express a concern about it, there is a wrong place and a couple of right places to do so.

The wrong place is to do so in the original thread in which the administrator took action. For example, if a post gets an infraction, or a post gets deleted, or a comment within a larger post gets clipped out, in a thread discussing Paul George, the wrong thing to do is to distract from the discussion of Paul George by adding your off topic thoughts on what the administrator did.

The right places to do so are:

A) Start a thread about the specific incident you want to talk about on the Feedback board. This way you are able to express yourself in an area that doesn't throw another thread off topic, and this way others can add their two cents as well if they wish, and additionally if there's something that needs to be said by the administrators, that is where they will respond to it.

B) Send a private message to the administrators, and they can respond to you that way.

If this is done the wrong way, those comments will be deleted, and if it's a repeating problem then it may also receive an infraction as well.

Rule #3

If a poster is bothering you, and an administrator has not or will not deal with that poster to the extent that you would prefer, you have a powerful tool at your disposal, one that has recently been upgraded and is now better than ever: The ability to ignore a user.

When you ignore a user, you will unfortunately still see some hints of their existence (nothing we can do about that), however, it does the following key things:

A) Any post they make will be completely invisible as you scroll through a thread.

B) The new addition to this feature: If someone QUOTES a user you are ignoring, you do not have to read who it was, or what that poster said, unless you go out of your way to click on a link to find out who it is and what they said.

To utilize this feature, from any page on Pacers Digest, scroll to the top of the page, look to the top right where it says 'Settings' and click that. From the settings page, look to the left side of the page where it says 'My Settings', and look down from there until you see 'Edit Ignore List' and click that. From here, it will say 'Add a Member to Your List...' Beneath that, click in the text box to the right of 'User Name', type in or copy & paste the username of the poster you are ignoring, and once their name is in the box, look over to the far right and click the 'Okay' button. All done!

Rule #4

Regarding infractions, currently they carry a value of one point each, and that point will expire in 31 days. If at any point a poster is carrying three points at the same time, that poster will be suspended until the oldest of the three points expires.

Rule #5

When you share or paste content or articles from another website, you must include the URL/link back to where you found it, who wrote it, and what website it's from. Said content will be removed if this doesn't happen.

An example:

If I copy and paste an article from the Indianapolis Star website, I would post something like this:

http://www.linktothearticlegoeshere.com/article
Title of the Article
Author's Name
Indianapolis Star

Rule #6

We cannot tolerate illegal videos on Pacers Digest. This means do not share any links to them, do not mention any websites that host them or link to them, do not describe how to find them in any way, and do not ask about them. Posts doing anything of the sort will be removed, the offenders will be contacted privately, and if the problem becomes habitual, you will be suspended, and if it still persists, you will probably be banned.

The legal means of watching or listening to NBA games are NBA League Pass Broadband (for US, or for International; both cost money) and NBA Audio League Pass (which is free). Look for them on NBA.com.

Rule #7

Provocative statements in a signature, or as an avatar, or as the 'tagline' beneath a poster's username (where it says 'Member' or 'Administrator' by default, if it is not altered) are an unwanted distraction that will more than likely be removed on sight. There can be shades of gray to this, but in general this could be something political or religious that is likely going to provoke or upset people, or otherwise something that is mean-spirited at the expense of a poster, a group of people, or a population.

It may or may not go without saying, but this goes for threads and posts as well, particularly when it's not made on the off-topic board (Market Square).

We do make exceptions if we feel the content is both innocuous and unlikely to cause social problems on the forum (such as wishing someone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Easter), and we also also make exceptions if such topics come up with regards to a sports figure (such as the Lance Stephenson situation bringing up discussions of domestic abuse and the law, or when Jason Collins came out as gay and how that lead to some discussion about gay rights).

However, once the discussion seems to be more/mostly about the political issues instead of the sports figure or his specific situation, the thread is usually closed.

Rule #8

We prefer self-restraint and/or modesty when making jokes or off topic comments in a sports discussion thread. They can be fun, but sometimes they derail or distract from a topic, and we don't want to see that happen. If we feel it is a problem, we will either delete or move those posts from the thread.

Rule #9

Generally speaking, we try to be a "PG-13" rated board, and we don't want to see sexual content or similarly suggestive content. Vulgarity is a more muddled issue, though again we prefer things to lean more towards "PG-13" than "R". If we feel things have gone too far, we will step in.

Rule #10

We like small signatures, not big signatures. The bigger the signature, the more likely it is an annoying or distracting signature.

Rule #11

Do not advertise anything without talking about it with the administrators first. This includes advertising with your signature, with your avatar, through private messaging, and/or by making a thread or post.
See more
See less

Are you like me right now

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Are you like me right now

    This is going to be really short.

    Before the season started I predicted that I had no real feel for what the Pacers team was going to be. I predicted 37 wins, but admittedly, that was pure speculation based more on the past few seasons and then just picking a number out of thin air. But I told myself maybe after a few weeks I would be able to have a clue.

    OK, three weeks in and I still have no idea what this team is. Is it a team on the brink of disaster as it looked after games 2 and 3 this season or are they the solid team they have shown signs of being in the past 4 games?

    Has the defense really improved?

    What will happen if and when Troy, Dunleavy and Foster come back?

    Maybe Granger should play power forward full time?

    How can D. Jones possibly not be on the floor for at least 30 minutes every game?

    Overall I still have no idea what this team is - they are different, tougher, better defensively (I think) but are they any better - I don't know.

    I cannot figure this team out
    Last edited by Unclebuck; 11-16-2009, 10:15 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Are you like me right now

    Originally posted by Unclebuck View Post
    This is going to be really short.

    Before the season started I predicted that I had no real feel for what the Pacers team was going to be. I predicted 37 wins, but admittedly, that was pure speculation based more on the past few seasons and then just picking a number out of thin air. But I told myself maybe after a few weeks I would be able to have a clue.

    OK, three weeks in and I still have no idea what this team is. Is it a team on the brink of disaster as it looked after games 2 and 3 this season or are they the solid team they have shown signs of being in the past 4 games?

    Has the defense really improved?

    What will happen if and when Troy, Dunleavy and Foster come back?

    Maybe Granger should play power forward full time?

    How can D. Jones possibly not be on the floor for at least 30 minutes every game?

    Overall I still have no idea what this team is - they are different, tougher, better defensively (I think) but are they any better - I don't know.
    Not a lot of time for the other points, but I hated the starting lineup of Ford-Jones-Rush-Granger-Hibbert. Now, I love it. It just works at the start of the game when the players have the most energy.

    When Murphy's back, I wouldn't hate to see him come off the bench.

    I think Jones should get the start over Rush (and Dunleavy once he's back). If that doesn't work, or if Rush/Dunleavy outplays Jones, then mix it up. But I think Jones should start, and even if he doesn't, should play the majority of the minutes in the 2nd half. It just feels like his presence on the floor has been the reason the team hasn't collapsed in the 2nd half like they used to - although they may just be an improved team, and I may just be looking for a reason for the switch in dynamics.

    No idea what this team is. An early indication may be the game against NJ. If this is the same shaky team from last year, then we'll lose inexplicably. If we're over the hump, we'll handle them. Though, nothing is ever set in stone.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Are you like me right now

      Originally posted by Unclebuck View Post
      This is going to be really short.

      Before the season started I predicted that I had no real feel for what the Pacers team was going to be. I predicted 37 wins, but admittedly, that was pure speculation based more on the past few seasons and then just picking a number out of thin air. But I told myself maybe after a few weeks I would be able to have a clue.

      OK, three weeks in and I still have no idea what this team is. Is it a team on the brink of disaster as it looked after games 2 and 3 this season or are they the solid team they have shown signs of being in the past 4 games?

      Has the defense really improved?

      What will happen if and when Troy, Dunleavy and Foster come back?

      Maybe Granger should play power forward full time?

      How can D. Jones possibly not be on the floor for at least 30 minutes every game?

      Overall I still have no idea what this team is - they are different, tougher, better defensively (I think) but are they any better - I don't know.
      This is the question that I keep asking. Is it a coincidence that we are 4-0 without Murphy this season? I want to think adding those guys will strengthen us, but I almost don't want them to come back.

      I just wonder how much our defense will struggle with Murph/Dun in there.

      I'm not sure I have a firm grasp on what this team is yet, either. I think tomorrow's game with New Jersey will show me something. This is the type of "trap" game that we have always seemed to struggle with. I'd like to see that same passion we had Friday night every game night, but I'm not sure that is possible in an 82 game season.

      Edit: I promise I didn't read the post above before I posted, but yeah, what he said.
      Passion. Pride. Patience. Pacers

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Are you like me right now

        I will probly get lynched for saying this, but "no Murphy" makes things way better for this team IMO, despite his good stats. I have been saying this for a couple years, he is a false positive. Dont get me wrong, i like the guy, but i just dont think he can ever play on a winning team, while being a big part of the offense and playing time. Reason being, he is just too slow on defense, and keying him in on the offense messes things up for our real playmakers, who can break down the other teams defense. The offense gets stagnated too often. Kind of like what Shaq has done to Phoenix' and now Cleveland's offenses. Especially with JOB's wide open, run'n'gun, shoot em up 3 pointer offense.

        I understand with his salary, he has to play, but us Pacer fans want W's.

        I just wish they could find him in supporting roll on the rotation that is starting right now. Maybe 10 minutes a game coming off the bench (taking Solo's minutes, not Han's minutes), he could make more of a difference, IMO.

        EDIT: ditto to reading the post above. LOL

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Are you like me right now

          I am always absolutely certain about the future.

          Absolutely certain that I don't know much about it, that is.

          So, yes, this season still looks like a roller coaster ride to me. That's the fun of it.

          As to Murphy, I believe that O'Brien is a good enough coach to adapt the game plan to best use his players. Murphy is an asset, and his return will be a plus for the team.


          Originally posted by BoomBaby33
          keying him in on the offense messes things up for our real playmakers, who can break down the other teams defense.
          The trailing shot from the top that Murphy made so often last year is as fine an example of that as you could ask for. His slowness was not a liability.
          Last edited by Putnam; 11-16-2009, 10:03 AM.
          And I won't be here to see the day
          It all dries up and blows away
          I'd hang around just to see
          But they never had much use for me
          In Levelland. (James McMurtry)

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Are you like me right now

            Originally posted by smj887 View Post
            Not a lot of time for the other points, but I hated the starting lineup of Ford-Jones-Rush-Granger-Hibbert. Now, I love it. It just works at the start of the game when the players have the most energy.
            Our most effective lineup so far is not TJ/Rush/Jones/Granger/Hibbert, but WATSON/Rush/Jones/Granger/Hibbert.

            I think at this point if Larry can move Trophy and TJ for anything at all he should do it.

            EDIT: Of course, I've been saying that since the beginning of LAST season.
            Last edited by Anthem; 11-16-2009, 10:13 AM.
            This space for rent.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Are you like me right now

              Tomorrow ??? All i know it better be better then today and a LOT better then yesterday, but that is where my insight ends.

              I had silent hope and so far am pretty sure it worked out well;

              1. DG being better again
              2. Rush coming along (My sweet Lord, what a defender!)
              3. Hibbert becoming our Bynum (I actually think he can be better, he no have the attitude)
              4. We'd start playing defense :P

              On the other hand I don't understand (other then hope) what ppl rave about Tyler, to me he is as hopeless a case and one-trick-pony as McBob and I think that his "schtik" has a short life. What mainly bothers me is his attitude, so don't try and convince me he is such a talent, he proclaims himself to be that already, but so far has proven nothing.
              When a rookie is talking about how he feels is he much more then a one dimensional player and feels he has a good face up jumper (if he can get it of without being blocked) and inside game (if he can get the ball up without being blocked) then i start puking a bit.
              If anything he was exposed in the Celtics game, badly, which reflected on his playing time.
              A Foster type player? with offense??? he has a loooong way to go to even get close, same goes for McBob. they both are miles and years from contributing.

              Did anyone see those jumpers from Rush that capped our run ??
              Not to mention his defense, how he was chasing Allen around, incredible, a joy to see.

              Hibbert gonna be a monster, sooner rather then later!

              That 3 that gonna cost us dearly in a few years, and will make us look very very hard for "cheap" supporting cast, as there is no way that Rush and Hibbert going to be "cheap" once their rookie contracts are over
              So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.

              If you've done 6 impossible things today?
              Then why not have Breakfast at Milliways!

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Are you like me right now

                The best defensive team the Pacers have, has been on the floor the last 3-4 games and they are winning.

                They've won the boards, too, I believe. So the loss of Murphy amounts to this, he can hit the 3 and a team cannot leave him alone out there. If an opposition game plans for Murphy they can basically make him completely a non factor on offense, other than it brings a defender away from the basket. All an opposing team has to do though is this. Opposing team can even guard Murphy with a smaller player and accomplish this.

                Murphy is improved defensively, but not as good as Danny or Solomon at the PF position. He's a great defensive rebounder, but the those rebounds are still being gotten.

                Now Murphy does have value, but I'd like to see it in limited minutes and more as a speciality, like his skills indicate.

                Murph is really good at one thing, shooting the 3 and average at many other things.

                He'd never be that effective in a playoff series, as the opposing team would just completely nullify him.

                It will interesting to see what happens. They have a chance to win 6 in a row, that would be pretty amazing, but like Buck, I'm not sure what we have yet, at all.

                I do know that defense rarely has an off night though. Toughness, both physically and mentally, don't wane.

                I do know I really like what I see, right now.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Are you like me right now

                  Tyler is playing well. He has hit the face up jumper, already. He does get blocked, but that is the price you pay for being aggressive and trying to get to the line. It puts pressure on a defense. He will dial it back a bit and pick his spots, I'm sure. He knocks people down. He runs the floor very well. He causes balls to be tipped on offensive rebounds. He's really just a general nuisance. Regardless of some of the negatives as he's figuring things out, he's a tremendous spark and a great physical presence. The opposition won't like playing against him, that says alot, to me.

                  He has warts, but he should. None of his warts are a product of ommission, they are of the commission variety. I can absolutely live with that.

                  He's light years ahead of McBob on both ends. He's a better offensive player right now than Jeff has been in his career.

                  He's got a ways to go, but I really like what he brings to the table. He's not scared and he plays very hard, what's not to like.

                  A powerful Power Forward, give me some of that!

                  Just my opinion, of course.
                  Last edited by Speed; 11-16-2009, 11:07 AM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Are you like me right now

                    The true test of where our team is will come against the next two opponents, back to back, in the woeful Nets followed by a Knick team that is only marginally better. These are two teams that we now should have reasonable expectations of beating. If we do so, and handily, we will have begun to show some cohesiveness and maturity that will begin to separate us from the last several seasons. Otherwise, we are still probably a struggling young team that still is trying to adjust to each other.

                    If we don't sink back to that level, we will have shown progress. I am still not sure of that yet. Our performance against the C's was good for about 2 1/2 to 3 quarters, but had it not been for Pierce being visibly hurt and Allen not having lift on his shots late due to having lost some of his stamina in the fourth because of the back to back, that outcome could just as easily been reversed or more.

                    I had predicted 37 wins, also, and am not sure whether that was too low or not. If we are actually showing true improvement here, our off season acquisitions are responsible for it, most surprisingly from Watson and his outstanding play at the point, and Dahntay who, while still making a lot of mistakes due to his aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, appears to be providing floor leadership that may end up replacing that which we lost when we lost JJack to free agency. Solo has even provided some help and at times solid play, though he still basically disappears in a lot of cases.

                    I guess I am cautiously optimistic, but it still feels like there are still some pieces of sky strewn about on the ground that have yet to be cleaned up from the preseason and first three games of the regular season that we only wish had been part of the preseason.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Are you like me right now

                      I'm very similar to Unclebuck on this. I predicted 34 wins, thought if things went well they could go .500 or so, but assumed injuries and some other variable(s) would mess it up and leave them taking a step back (from last year).

                      Didn't know what to expect as the season started. I was surprised by the awful start. I am surprised by this nice rebound. I have no idea what happens next. Not just because we don't know if this can be sustained by the current group, but we don't know what adding Troy and Mike will do to it.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Are you like me right now

                        Originally posted by able View Post
                        On the other hand I don't understand (other then hope) what ppl rave about Tyler, to me he is as hopeless a case and one-trick-pony as McBob and I think that his "schtik" has a short life. What mainly bothers me is his attitude, so don't try and convince me he is such a talent, he proclaims himself to be that already, but so far has proven nothing.
                        When a rookie is talking about how he feels is he much more then a one dimensional player and feels he has a good face up jumper (if he can get it of without being blocked) and inside game (if he can get the ball up without being blocked) then i start puking a bit.
                        If anything he was exposed in the Celtics game, badly, which reflected on his playing time.
                        A Foster type player? with offense??? he has a loooong way to go to even get close, same goes for McBob. they both are miles and years from contributing.
                        A. He's a rookie,ie up and down games
                        B. We haven't lost since he began playing.....

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Are you like me right now

                          I've never thought of TH having an attitude problem, whatsoever. I hope he's confident and doesn't think he's not one dimensional. I think a bad attitude would be to say you can do some of those things and then not work hard, I don't see that as an issue with him.

                          Did I miss an interview or something where he was talking smack?

                          Again, I'll live with him getting his shot block 2 or 3 times a game if he's going to get to the line at a nice rate. Getting to the line has been one of the biggest problems with the recent Pacers teams. Aggressiveness in general really.
                          Last edited by Speed; 11-16-2009, 11:25 AM.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Are you like me right now

                            Originally posted by mildlysane View Post
                            A. He's a rookie,ie up and down games
                            B. We haven't lost since he began playing.....
                            We also haven't lost since the Kohl's I work at started playing Christmas music. Just because two things are happening at the same time doesn't mean it's because of one thing that the other is happening. Now Bro Hands has played better than I expected, but he isn't the main reason we've been winning.
                            Play Mafia!
                            Twitter

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Are you like me right now

                              Another strange variable is the few number of games the Pacers have played to date. They have had plenty of practice and rest time between games. 3 straight homes games over a 12 day period is just strange and that is not normal - so I would caution anyone from reading too much into these past few games. To be a good team or to be even a .500 team you have to win when the schedule isn't so kind.

                              Pacers have played 7 games.

                              Celtics have played 11 - that IMO was a factor Saturday night.

                              The only other team in the NBA who has played 7 games is the Bucks and they are 5-2 (that has helped them)

                              In fact only 1 team has played only 8 games (Spurs)

                              All the other teams have played at least 9 games. (in fact only 5 teams have played 9 games.


                              Starting Tuesday night the pacers go 11 days without more than 1 day off they play 7 games (prior to the west coast trip) but several games are very winnable. Knicks, Nets, Bobcats, Clips - all very winnable and I'm not even counting the Raptors, Cavs or Mavs
                              Last edited by Unclebuck; 11-16-2009, 11:35 AM.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X