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Burned, bummed in Miami as Pacers give, Heat take

There are 39 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 26, 2008, titled Burned, bummed in Miami as Pacers give, Heat take. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A nine-point halftime lead against a team that had lost 15 consecutive games, a chance to gain a split of a four-game trip and a happy ending to the season's most difficult scheduling stretch.

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Uncle Willis

Waukegan, IL

#1 Jan 27, 2008
Hmmm. 19-26 and NOT panicking? Lost 13 of 17 and NOT panicking? Uh, coach .... why don't you let these guys know that IT'S PANIC TIME, SO START PLAYING LIKE IT!
Shawn Rodgers

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Jan 27, 2008
Its frustrating and it sucks but the Pacers will be better for it in the long run.
Steve From Area 51

United States

#3 Jan 27, 2008
I didn't see the game, so I can't say much except that my TV is probably in tact today because of it. Now the Pacers know where they stand in terms of futility. Maybe this will send a message to Larry Bird that something more than the token changes of the past two years is necessary... Time for a yard sale in front of Conseco. I wonder what we can get for a bunch of over-paid under-achievers?
who cares

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 27, 2008
im so sure oneal would of saved the day. NOT lol this team so sucks!

Murray, KY

#5 Jan 27, 2008
To Steve: Not Much
How anyone thinks we'll get top players for our "junk" is beyond me. Talk about trading Tinsley, figure on getting Stephon Marbury back. Your choice. If I remember right, this is an option year for JO, his option, think he's going to dump a $16,000,000 option and go on the market after this season? Thinks anybody wants him right now? Doubt it. He'll be back next year.
Won't that be fun?

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Jan 27, 2008
begond the point of who cares. The Heat, losers of 15 straight bewat the Pacers, and we make excuses for the Pacers. Need to get a life.
make a trade

Gurnee, IL

#7 Jan 27, 2008
This team looks like garbage inside and out. Just get over it, rebuild, have a yard sale like the others say. Dunleavy is playing good ball, foster gives you the same every year, outside of that inconsistantcy is what each and every other player gives us. Tinsley looked better at the beginning, small injury happens, he looks like crap, O'Neal overpaid, take the year off, doesn't even work hard. Ike (waste), Granger good and great one game, lost the next. Harrison immature kid who has no skills for the gifted size. Coaching is mediocre. Bird, please save this team or you will be looking like Isaiah.
Still hanging in there

Florence, KY

#8 Jan 27, 2008
I remember early in the season when the Pacers were 4-1, Montieth wrote an article praising Bird for basically doing nothing during the offseason. Maybe I missed something, but I haven't seen an article from any Star writer questioning Bird and his team. I know the Pacers have cap issues, but this team is becoming hard to follow and I don't see any promise for future success. Why doesn't the Star get on Larry and his collection. It is almost like the Simons own the paper and your writing press releases.

Springfield, IL

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Wow....the NBA is still in existence?

Marysville, OH

#10 Jan 27, 2008
Knowing how Bird played the game it's hard to fathom how he continues to let this go on.
The Undertaker

United States

#11 Jan 27, 2008
Why anyone watches the NBA is quite puzzling. The "teams" that win championships find a maximum of 3 or 4 players that play hard when they are on the floor. The rest of the league is made up of teams that have 1 or 2 players that give maximum effort. Not worth my time or money to watch 80% effort at best. I'd rather watch high school and college ball. The players are not as skilled, but they haven't been tainted as much by the 'too cool' disease that is pervasive in the "No concept of team Basketball Association." That is exactly why it has taken a college coach to make Team USA a viable entity on the international scene. He has found those particular players who will give the maximum effort and has them playing as a team. We taught the world how to play, but lost our way in the process.

Lake Mary, FL

#12 Jan 27, 2008
What annoys me is we beat dallas, utah, orlando, and the hornets.....almost beat phoenix home and away...What happened to that team?!
Tired of OBrien

Anadarko, OK

#13 Jan 27, 2008
Jim O'Brien, you're an idiot. Stating that the Pacers played poor defense when you only played your best defender (Foster) 17 minutes the whole game. It's not like he was in foul trouble or something. Also, does Granger know how to play defense? Hell, anyone can shoot the ball!
The best defender on the team and Jim O'Brien wants to state "we played poor defense". C'mon Jim, wake up and smell the coffee. Your coaching strategies are worthless, try selling them to China because I for one, am not buying it!
Mike-Cordry Lake

Fredericktown, OH

#14 Jan 27, 2008
Steve From Area 51 wrote:
I didn't see the game, so I can't say much except that my TV is probably in tact today because of it. Now the Pacers know where they stand in terms of futility. Maybe this will send a message to Larry Bird that something more than the token changes of the past two years is necessary... Time for a yard sale in front of Conseco. I wonder what we can get for a bunch of over-paid under-achievers?
Right idea Steve. Shawne Williams isn't going to be a player any more than David Harrison. The kid can shoot, but he looks lost when he dosen't have the ball in his hands. Please Coach, give Stephen Graham a chance. It's time to forget about trying to make the playoffs and try to develope whatever talent we might have on the bench. We don't really have anyone with any trade value, so finding a few diamond in the rough type players is the teams one chance. The Colts have shown it can be done. Coach said he played Williams over Graham because of experience while leaving Daniels and Foster on the bench for most of the game. What's up with that? Stick Williams at the end of the bench untill he learns to do more than shoot and give his minutes to Daniels and Graham. Kareem Rush is proving to be a good player so give Graham a chance.
lets go to the lottery

Fishers, IN

#15 Jan 27, 2008
the more looses the better. they can go to the

lottery and get Erick Gordon and maybe in the

second round DJ white. trade tinsley, O'neal and

murphy, there is not excuses about the loosing,

even i they have jermaine and tinsley the would

still loose games. they need to understand that

they suck and start from there.
i hate the pats too

United States

#16 Jan 27, 2008
I believe the pacers are above .500 without JO.

Bird has totally jacked up this team and the fan base is very quickly dwindling. A lose to a team with 15 straight losses and only a handful of comments. If the colts would have done that there would already be 500 posts.
Season is over

Ft Mitchell, KY

#17 Jan 27, 2008
The whole Pacers organization is a disaster. Larry Bird has no idea how to evaluate talent or manipulate the salary cap. O'Brien is an awful coach and has no idea how to make adjustments during the game. The Pacers now know why he has not been coaching the past several years. Howevr, not even Phil Jackson could coach this group to a .500 record. The Pacers need to dump as many contracts as possible to free up cap space and start from scratch in the off season.
Darrell Hubbard


#18 Jan 27, 2008
Take heart, Miami Heat, both team & fans....When all else fails, & you can't find a win, look @ your upcoming schedule & look for when you're gonna play the Blue & Gold, & everything will be just fine....Hell, that goes for every other team in the NBA as well, particularly if you're goin' thru a hard time scoring the ball....Indiana's "defense" cures all....Pacer fans, watch a game [or as much of one as you can stand to] & just look how much easier the other team's baskets are to get than Indiana's are....Offense comes & goes....Defense & rebounding are all about "want-to." You either want to or you don't....And the results will show, either way....

Carmel, IN

#19 Jan 27, 2008
Thank God the Pacers got rid of Carlisle. He was a HUGE problem. Good grief.

Redford, MI

#20 Jan 27, 2008

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