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  • #46
    Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

    Originally posted by RWB View Post
    I pray McBob doesn't have a monster game Sunday. Nothing personally against Josh but the board will go nuts.
    Because it will indicate that the front office indeed made a mistake from the view of keeping the most talent and flexibility on the roster. It's great for Josh, but as the LA game showed he really helps make a 18-20 minute impact most nights. We could have used him vs LA and ORL.

    In one sense I understand someone not wanting to hear it, but on the other hand there is a reason why someone like me would say something. Several of us didn't think they should let him go and choices to let someone go are just as valid as who they kept. Being upset about letting the wrong guy go is just the same as someone complaining about someone still on the roster.

    ALL FANS should have been bothered to see Josh putting together a mini-highlight reel in the 2nd quarter. At least we saw Roy take it to him later in the game, but we knew he wasn't a great answer as a backup C against guys with Roy's size.

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    • #47
      Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

      I haven't heard about Rose's injury. What's up?
      "Look, it's up to me to put a team around ... Lance right now." —Kevin Pritchard press conference

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      • #48
        Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

        Originally posted by McKeyFan View Post
        I haven't heard about Rose's injury. What's up?
        He played Monday. I can't imagine he won't tonight.
        "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

        -Lance Stephenson

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        • #49
          Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

          So go figure, they pull out the Bulls win but get thumped by a nearly empty Celtics roster.

          1 game left on the 3 major road trips (4, 3, 3). Nothing more than 2 games away from home the rest of the way after that.

          And again, in terms of schedule expectations March and April as much better. April would p*** people off if it was the schedule a rival team got. It's pretty cake.



          Hicks
          2-0 (was 1-1)
          2-2 (was 2-2)
          2-3...I'd feel really good about that ending and still being well above .500.

          I feared 1-6 and thought 2-5 or 3-4 was very reasonable. At least the worst they can do is the high end of my expectations range which is something to be happy about.




          And the painful or ugly losses are exactly what it looks like when the schedule hammer hurts you. This is what it feels like for other teams in the Pacers' range. One night the Sixers, Hawks or Magic think it's falling apart, the next they are riding high.
          Last edited by Naptown_Seth; 01-28-2012, 05:34 PM.

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          • #50
            Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

            Philly is on a 7 game home stand and have alreadyg gotten to play the Wizards 3 times. They have had a few tough games but mostly they have had an easy schedule. However it looks like they are about to enter the "hammer" time of their schedule as well.

            So let's see how they do.

            I was very dissapointed last night but overall it's really hard to be to upset considering the schedule and road games we've played.


            Basketball isn't played with computers, spreadsheets, and simulations. ChicagoJ 4/21/13

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            • #51
              Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

              Yeah, so far so (mostly) good, but it would have been nice to have sort of "made up for" the SAC loss by winning in BOS. Damned Kings #%#ing up my predictions.

              One thing that might help with these next 5 is that Dirk has been out to basically get in shape, so he may be out or just coming back by the end of the week. May not mean a thing, though because Dallas is so deep and veteran.

              So it's @ORL Sun, vsNJN Tuesday, @MIN Wednesday, @DAL Friday, vsORL Saturday.

              Hmm. I said 2-3 then, now I'll go over it again game by game. I think it's more likely that ORL pounds us because they just had another terrible loss and we're in their house, but then again WE just had a bad loss and we have done well at bouncing back before, so who knows. I'll say L but part of me suspects we flip the script from the Tuesday game and get'em back.

              I'd hope to God we do what we're supposed to do vs. NJN for a W.

              @MIN could go either way. They're young and inconsistent, so this is really a toss-up to me. It's their building, so I'll give them the nod and put this as an L, but just barely.

              Already addressed Dallas; I say this is a loss.

              Then we're yet again facing the Magic. I think if we surprise on Sunday that this becomes a toss-up, yet if they beat us now we get them back here. So I'll lean towards a W.

              So, yeah, I'll stick with 2-3. I totally expect a minimum of one loss (Dallas), but the Minny game could easily swing our way (more likely to happen than New Jersey beating us at home, that is). Then again, I could also see Orlando beating us both times.

              So I feel pretty good about 2-3 still. It'd be pretty sweet to go 3-2, it's quite possible, but I quietly fear 1-4 a little bit as well.

              Probably we're 14-9, possibly either 15-8 or 13-10. No matter which of those it is (I can't really imagine 0-5 or 4-1/5-0), we're not in too bad of a shape coming out of this week.

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              • #52
                Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                Originally posted by Hicks View Post
                Yeah, so far so (mostly) good, but it would have been nice to have sort of "made up for" the SAC loss by winning in BOS. Damned Kings #%#ing up my predictions.

                One thing that might help with these next 5 is that Dirk has been out to basically get in shape, so he may be out or just coming back by the end of the week. May not mean a thing, though because Dallas is so deep and veteran.

                So it's @ORL Sun, vsNJN Tuesday, @MIN Wednesday, @DAL Friday, vsORL Saturday.

                Hmm. I said 2-3 then, now I'll go over it again game by game. I think it's more likely that ORL pounds us because they just had another terrible loss and we're in their house, but then again WE just had a bad loss and we have done well at bouncing back before, so who knows. I'll say L but part of me suspects we flip the script from the Tuesday game and get'em back.

                I'd hope to God we do what we're supposed to do vs. NJN for a W.

                @MIN could go either way. They're young and inconsistent, so this is really a toss-up to me. It's their building, so I'll give them the nod and put this as an L, but just barely.

                Already addressed Dallas; I say this is a loss.

                Then we're yet again facing the Magic. I think if we surprise on Sunday that this becomes a toss-up, yet if they beat us now we get them back here. So I'll lean towards a W.

                So, yeah, I'll stick with 2-3. I totally expect a minimum of one loss (Dallas), but the Minny game could easily swing our way (more likely to happen than New Jersey beating us at home, that is). Then again, I could also see Orlando beating us both times.

                So I feel pretty good about 2-3 still. It'd be pretty sweet to go 3-2, it's quite possible, but I quietly fear 1-4 a little bit as well.

                Probably we're 14-9, possibly either 15-8 or 13-10. No matter which of those it is (I can't really imagine 0-5 or 4-1/5-0), we're not in too bad of a shape coming out of this week.
                I say we take ORL tomorrow. They're mired in a tough spot, I see that team imploding before long.

                I say we have one letdown between MIN or NJN, probably minny, though the Nets have been playing better.

                We match up well with Dallas, especially if Dirk is still out, I say we take that and the lose to ORL on the last day, though we could easily win it.

                So either 3-2 or 4-1, but 2-3 wouldn't be entirely suprising. So likely 15-8 16-7 would be amazing but 14-9 wouldn't be bad, we're holding our own so far during the hardest part of our schedule. At the beginning of the season I guarantee you everyone would be fine with a set of @LAL, ORL, @CHI, @BOS going 2-2! We have a cupcake schedule at the end of the season, if we're still left with a decently above .500 record we're in great shape to make a run at one of the top 4 seeds, if we're better than that at that point we could finish really high indeed.



                This team can have letdowns, but it's also a fact that we're capable of beating the elite teams even on the road.

                LAL isn't setting the world on fire, but they wre 9-1 at home when we beat them, and were looking for retribution after a dissapointing road trip on the first night home.

                CHI also obviously.

                For the first time in years I really feel this team can beat anyone any night if they play their game, and the other team being "off" isn't a requirement for a likely win, or lucky hot shooting.

                How funny is it though that it's been our starters all year who have been dominate relatively, and that our bench is the one that has been letting us down.

                Average games by Hill and Tyler we likely win last night, Hill has been horrible since he didn't get the extension he wanted, not sure if it's related but the timing is interesting to look at... Tyler, I don't know, he's playing like he's afraid to get hit too much when he goes up, which isn't Tyler- like at all.

                Roy was off last night, but he was getting his shots, sometimes they just don't fall and he's been a bit banged up lately he'll be fine. As long as he can get the position he got last night he burns them 9 times out of 10. He showed some nice explosiveness last night too, that one-handed dunk that got called a travel after he got pushed was beastly!
                Last edited by daschysta; 01-28-2012, 07:38 PM.
                Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".

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                • #53
                  Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                  Originally posted by Peck View Post
                  Philly is on a 7 game home stand and have alreadyg gotten to play the Wizards 3 times. They have had a few tough games but mostly they have had an easy schedule. However it looks like they are about to enter the "hammer" time of their schedule as well.

                  So let's see how they do.

                  I was very dissapointed last night but overall it's really hard to be to upset considering the schedule and road games we've played.
                  Philly has had by FAR the easiest schedule in the NBA, and caught us when we were playing without 2 key rotation players and they were full strength as far as personnel dressed. All of that and they are only .5 games ahead of us. We're better than they are, they haven't played well against the few good teams they've played either, and get many games against the weakest division in basketball.
                  Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".

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                  • #54
                    Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                    So, about the next week.

                    We take 1/2 against Orlando.

                    We win 1/2 on the road trip.

                    And we beat the Nets.

                    It makes for a 3-2 which will put us in a great spot. I'd be very glad with that. 2-3 is also possible. Anything less would be disappointing. Anything more would be amazing but highly unlikely.
                    Originally posted by IrishPacer
                    Empty vessels make the most noise.

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                    • #55
                      Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                      I consider the Hell stretch to have started in LAL, but most people would start it at the beginning of the West Road trip leading into the hellish schedule against a whose who of contending teams. So far we've.

                      @SAC L
                      @GSW W
                      @LAL W
                      ORL L
                      @CHI W
                      @BOS L
                      @ORL W

                      4-3? or 3-2?

                      I'll take it all day.

                      The next two are very winnable before we go for a tough, but also feasible win in Dallas. We're weathering the storm brilliantly so far, and the future hold much more friendly scheduling! If we continue to keep a 2-1 ratio of wins to losses throughout the hard part of the schedule it isn't out of the question to make a run late towards a top 3 seed.
                      Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".

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                      • #56
                        Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                        We keep playing like this, and the hammer that people will be fearing coming at them will be our team.

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                        • #57
                          Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                          If I had told you we would be 13-6 going into our last game of January against the Nets...at home...how many of you would have taken that? Everyone? That's what I thought, I hope all you *****ers can quit your *****ing now.


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                          • #58
                            Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                            Originally posted by Trader Joe View Post
                            If I had told you we would be 13-6 going into our last game of January against the Nets...at home...how many of you would have taken that? Everyone? That's what I thought, I hope all you *****ers can quit your *****ing now.
                            In vino veritas, huh?

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                            • #59
                              Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                              Originally posted by Trader Joe View Post
                              If I had told you we would be 13-6 going into our last game of January against the Nets...at home...how many of you would have taken that? Everyone? That's what I thought, I hope all you *****ers can quit your *****ing now.
                              Keep fighting the good fight my friend. I love drunk posting and support it in all situations.

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                              • #60
                                Re: Here comes the hammer - hang in there

                                Feels good right now, but next step is to take NJ seriously. Now that we got this one, 3-2 looks very possible for the week. 15-8 would be a hell of a record for us at that point.

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