Pacers' comeback runs out of gas

Pacers' comeback runs out of gas

There are 18 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 28, 2007, titled Pacers' comeback runs out of gas. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

If there's one thing the Indiana Pacers are showing these days, it's that they aren't going to quit playing no matter how big a deficit they face.

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Deeeeeetroit Basketball

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 29, 2007
Hey, at least they made it through the game without any of their remaining thugs (Daniels, Tinsley, O'Neal) running into the stands!

Haha, just kidding. Seriously though, the Golden State trade will really help this team. Some good, hardworking guys who buy into Carlisle's system - after a few more tweaks (lose Tinsley, Daniels, and Bird and add a decent point guard), they'll be back at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Dave Gurnsey

Louisville, KY

#2 Jan 29, 2007
4th quarter, under 6 to go, finally tied up, Tinsley--3 straight turnovers and another missed late game free throw. It is time to change the rotation so that Armstrong gets his 2nd half minutes during the final 8 minutes of regulation.
Piston Fan in Indy

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 Jan 29, 2007
Go Pistons you are awesome.
Golden State Fan

Santa Clara, CA

#4 Jan 29, 2007
I don't know what you guys are still happy about with Dunleavy and Murphy. Murphy had position for a rebound, was just shoved aside by Webber and couldn't get off the floor. Even the ESPN announcers were talking about those two being aggressive. They cannot and will not play aggresive and they will have nice stats once in a while, but that is it. Also, how can the starting shooting guard take 7 shots and play like Dunleavy does. He at best deserves to come off the bench where he gets to play small forward and take on the other teams 2nd team. And thanks for Al Harrington, love his shooting past three games.
Jeremy

Kokomo, IN

#5 Jan 29, 2007
Daniels has been playing great,and really does deserve to start. Jamaal Tinsley needs to be traded, I mean come on. Airballing constantly from 3 point range and playing lethargic is not the way a point guard is supposed to play. Management needs to give up on Tinsley.
Great Trade

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 29, 2007
Golden State Fan wrote:
I don't know what you guys are still happy about with Dunleavy and Murphy. Murphy had position for a rebound, was just shoved aside by Webber and couldn't get off the floor. Even the ESPN announcers were talking about those two being aggressive. They cannot and will not play aggresive and they will have nice stats once in a while, but that is it. Also, how can the starting shooting guard take 7 shots and play like Dunleavy does. He at best deserves to come off the bench where he gets to play small forward and take on the other teams 2nd team. And thanks for Al Harrington, love his shooting past three games.
Love the comment, Al has been playing so well, he's averaging at least 24 pts. and 7 boards right? Hahaha, Indiana the things he could have done for you!!
der576

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 29, 2007
Though loss but better things to come.
Tee Gee

Vacherie, LA

#8 Jan 29, 2007
Glad you love Harrington's shooting because he is a ball hogger and he will shoot the entire game without even looking for anyone else. Part of our troubles are gone. Too bad we couldn't have given you Tinsley also. Hopefully he's next and all of the ball hoggers will be gone!!
mike in indy

AOL

#9 Jan 29, 2007
Nice to see pacer fans recognize why we keep losing...TINSLEY! Tinsley the turnover machine. Tinsley thinks he's allen iverson for some reason. he never was AI, he never will be. Talk about clutch...he's clutch for whomever the pacers are playing against, just ask Dallas. He's single handedly responsible for BOTH losses this year. He's a ball hog who doesn't know the meaning of distribution.
Something new

United States

#10 Jan 29, 2007
Two questions--- Why in the world is Murphy starting over Jeff Foster?
Why is it that everyone beside Carlisle and Bird can see that Tinsley sucks and hurts the team? Luckily with Butler Basketball reigning supreme and IU getting better there is some quality bball in the state. I'll keep spending my money at Hinkle instead of wasting it at Conseco.
Something new

United States

#11 Jan 29, 2007
Golden State Fan wrote:
I don't know what you guys are still happy about with Dunleavy and Murphy. Murphy had position for a rebound, was just shoved aside by Webber and couldn't get off the floor. Even the ESPN announcers were talking about those two being aggressive. They cannot and will not play aggresive and they will have nice stats once in a while, but that is it. Also, how can the starting shooting guard take 7 shots and play like Dunleavy does. He at best deserves to come off the bench where he gets to play small forward and take on the other teams 2nd team. And thanks for Al Harrington, love his shooting past three games.
You know why Hoosiers are so happy about Dunleavy and Murphy. Think about it for a second and it will come to you. They are not going to help the team win but the fans can "relate" to them and they supposedly play hard. Another first round exit is on the way.
Harrington

Bardstown, KY

#13 Jan 29, 2007
Yeah, you guys in the Bay Area really stole some top talent. You guys beat New Jersey and Charlotte at home after losing three in a row. 4-6 in your last ten games. I am not impressed.

That's the thing about Al. He's great against Atlanta and lesser teams, but wait until he forgets to show up against the Clippers, let alone the Lakers.
Golden State Fan

Santa Clara, CA

#14 Jan 29, 2007
So if Al is not good against good teams, Murphy and Dunleavy are worst against good teams. Al, you have to remember was signed by the same people who traded him away. He fits our scheme, he passes and is happy, he does many things, atheletic, is what Murphy couldn't do for us.

Dunleavy couldn't run the fast break, he can't shoot, he isn't aggresive, he is just overated and overpaid for the next 6 years or so.

I think you guys have this perception that O'Neil is going to win you a championship. What he isn't is a player who can make plays that aren't drawn up. The SUN's are a class by themshelves, but if you see them play, you see things they do that other teams don't. Oh, Dallas does that too, all atheletic players who can do many things. That is the kind of players GS has now. It will take a few more games, but it will come together for us. I am really thankful you guys took Murphy and Dunleavy.

And I don't think Jackson is a good player, but serviceable. He will be out of the rotation as soon as J-Rich comes back and he will have to play team ball to get minutes.
Go Pacers

Cupertino, CA

#15 Jan 29, 2007
Golden State Fan wrote:
So if Al is not good against good teams, Murphy and Dunleavy are worst against good teams. Al, you have to remember was signed by the same people who traded him away. He fits our scheme, he passes and is happy, he does many things, atheletic, is what Murphy couldn't do for us.
Dunleavy couldn't run the fast break, he can't shoot, he isn't aggresive, he is just overated and overpaid for the next 6 years or so.
I think you guys have this perception that O'Neil is going to win you a championship. What he isn't is a player who can make plays that aren't drawn up. The SUN's are a class by themshelves, but if you see them play, you see things they do that other teams don't. Oh, Dallas does that too, all atheletic players who can do many things. That is the kind of players GS has now. It will take a few more games, but it will come together for us. I am really thankful you guys took Murphy and Dunleavy.
And I don't think Jackson is a good player, but serviceable. He will be out of the rotation as soon as J-Rich comes back and he will have to play team ball to get minutes.
We're talking about the Golden State Warriors right? Don't get too excited. You always have and always will be horrible
Golden State Fan

Milpitas, CA

#16 Jan 29, 2007
At least we are fun to watch and have been. We are also in the WEST, unlike the Pacers. And we have a foundation that is much better for the future
Ben Dover

Livingston, NJ

#17 Jan 29, 2007
Dave Gurnsey wrote:
4th quarter, under 6 to go, finally tied up, Tinsley--3 straight turnovers and another missed late game free throw. It is time to change the rotation so that Armstrong gets his 2nd half minutes during the final 8 minutes of regulation.
AMEN!!!! The Coach lost this game.
LTC Nathan Shuff

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#18 Jan 29, 2007
Biggest reason we lost the game? Our big guys can't 'finish' near the basket. How many times did Jeff Foster, who is already known for NOT finishing near the basket, waste opportunities for easy 'put-backs' that (as usual) just bounce off the rim when "winning the game" was STILL within reach. He and Murphy both wasted 'opportunities' to make easy baskets within the last 4 minuts of the game. Until we FIND a big man that can 'finish', we'll LOSE close games to the better teams. When David Harrison is 100%, he should be starting with either the first or second unit every night and gaining the requisite experience. He's always been much better as scoring near the basket and can rebound when he puts his mind to it. Jeff Foster should only play when either David or Troy get in foul trouble or need to be rested. Or, we trade for a big man who can 'finish' near the basket.
AnthologyCT

Oxford, OH

#19 Jan 30, 2007
Biggest reason Indiana lost the game?

Because the Pistons simply have more talent than the Pacers ....... at every single position, to include 'Sheed vs. O'Neal.

Case in point ....... Even though 'Sheed doesn't go out and drop 25 & 10 every night; in the crunch, I'll take 'Sheed's hot head, over O'Neal's hot hands anyday!

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