Pacers lose third straight home game

Pacers lose third straight home game

There are 26 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 9, 2007, titled Pacers lose third straight home game. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Carmelo Anthony celebrated his late addition to the Western Conference All-Star team by scoring 34 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 102-95 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing ...

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Jim

AOL

#2 Feb 9, 2007
I guess if you are an NBA team that has been on a long losing streak you just need to come play the Pacers to get back on track.
Listened to Reggie Miller and Mark Jackson tonight on the radio. They were talking about how they wished that Tinsley had been able to play under Jackson, and Artest, and O'Neal could have played under Derrick McKee and the Davis's for a couple years to learn how to play the game, and what it takes to be top players in the league
earl

AOL

#3 Feb 9, 2007
Why do the pacers play so poorly at home. I would not be a season ticket holder for that reason. THEY CAN GO ON THE ROAD AND BEAT SOME OF THE BETTER TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE BUT CAN'T BEAT THE WORST TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE AT HOME.
Anonymous

Berwick, PA

#1 Feb 9, 2007
Watch out! I'm sure the boys will be hitting the bars and strip clubs tonight.
Maybe if they spent more time on the practice court and less going out they wouldn't have lost the last 3 games in a row.
Disappointed

Newport, KY

#4 Feb 9, 2007
Conseco: where teams come to end a losing streak.
Jim

Woodburn, IN

#5 Feb 9, 2007
You know, I'm really surprised that Larry Bird hasn't done anything about this. With the headaches the his OVER PAID players are causing and the disgrace that they are pouring onto the state because they don't know how to behave in public. I say, TRADE THEM ALL and start from scratch and this includes the coaching staff.
There they go

AOL

#6 Feb 9, 2007
Looks like the Pacers have imploded.

It's deja vu all over again.

With Carlisle and Armstrong acting like that, it makes one think that "thuggishness" is a contagious disease.

Next thing we'll have Bird, Walsh and Simon ejected... and Mayflower trucks will show up to move the team to.... Baghdad?
Teddy Mexico

Canton, MI

#7 Feb 9, 2007
Tinsley was HORRIBLE.
Gaston Blancoo

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#8 Feb 9, 2007
I'm tired of this team. I don't want more excuses like "we are getting to know each other" or "we are trying to understand the new up-tempo style"... i'm a little bored of excuses for bad performances.
Angered in Hamilton Co

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2007
Who cares? Run all the bums outta town...
NotAFanAnymore

Redwood City, CA

#11 Feb 9, 2007
When I was in High School, we waited all school year for the night we got to go see the Pacers. When I got into my 20's, I went to many Pacer Games w/ a friend whose parents' had season tix. If someone offered me tickets today, I'd say no, thanks. We don't need them in this city. They cause trouble, loose games, and aren't the roll models our city needs. The coach loosing his cool doesn't help the situation, either.
Gemini1969

Woodburn, IN

#12 Feb 9, 2007
Maybe the whole team (including management) should look to our beloved Colts to advice on what it takes to play and act like a team.
Jim

AOL

#13 Feb 9, 2007
NotAFanAnymore wrote:
When I was in High School, we waited all school year for the night we got to go see the Pacers. When I got into my 20's, I went to many Pacer Games w/ a friend whose parents' had season tix. If someone offered me tickets today, I'd say no, thanks. We don't need them in this city. They cause trouble, loose games, and aren't the roll models our city needs. The coach loosing his cool doesn't help the situation, either.
Just remember when but a very few years ago the Pacers were the class act in the NBA. It could happen again soon, we just need to get quality people as well as players again.
Ben Dover

Livingston, NJ

#14 Feb 9, 2007
My local bar has a sign that reads no shoes no shirt no Pacers no service.

Somebody's bar will be crowded tonight with this ugly loss.

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Feb 9, 2007
Simple. Just don't buy the tickets, and show up for them. I'll never forgive those punks for screwing up Reggies' last season. FU.
Rob in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

#16 Feb 9, 2007
Where's the professionalism? I guess it retired with Reggie. I used to really love watching this team, now I have no use for them. I wonder if there's a Bill Polian - Tony Dungy type tandem availalble in the NBA next year.
SamT

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Feb 9, 2007
Looks like they need to be practicing instead of out causing trouble. I think the babies need a curfew!
Trade Tinsley

United States

#18 Feb 9, 2007
I was there tonight. No more for me. Sure, the refs were awful, but the team is a disgrace. It all starts with Tinsely. He is NOT an NBA level player now, and Carlisle is too stubborn to bench him. When Armstrong was ejected, we were coming back--then in came Tinsley to miss a few more shots, show NO intensity. Everyone should take a cue from Darrell. He just wants to win. Only Granger, Foster and Diogu show any hear. O'Neal looks bored. The Pacers are painful to watch. They should watch Butler play defense. That's basketball. The NBA is SO boring.
Jeremy

Kokomo, IN

#19 Feb 9, 2007
The Pacers are one of the lowest ticket selling teams in the NBA---They are showing no reason why they shouldn't be, they can't win at home. AND They dont care about what the fans think. We have been begging for them to get rid of Tinsley but no,they don't care. They finally got rid of Jackson but thye just got another person that likes to go get in trouble, McCleod. When will they quit? They said that Marquis was a laid back kinda guy but yet he is one of the players that are causing trouble and giving Indianapolis an embarrassing reputation. When will this embarrassing fase end? We don't even have a first round pick this season to make up for a bad season. I'm pretty sure people in Atlanta are very excited to see the losses pile up. All for Al "Wanna be the leading scorer" Harrington. The pacers also don't have a second round pick either. The Blazers have it because we traded 2 second round pick and Alexander Johnson for James White,who we waived, and all this is because Donny and Larry dont know how to be good scouts. James white hasn't proved any indication of why he was an early second round selection in San Antonio where he signed at. We need to start over after this season. Trade J.O when he requests it. And just rebuild. I just hope that we will keep the players we like unlike last year when we got rid of fan favorites Austin Croshere and Anthony Johnson. Just listen to us Herb and Mel.
Darwin

Circleville, OH

#20 Feb 9, 2007
As a basketball purest, this has passed from pathetic to sad. Go Bulldogs!
HoosierbyChoice

Newark, OH

#21 Feb 10, 2007
NEW HEADLINES 2/9/07; Ejected - Carlisle and Armstrong tossed. Pacers seethe about way officials call Nuggets game.

A week ago today, the Pacers had won six of their previous seven games, they were five games over .500 and breathing down the neck of the Detroit Pistons for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Now they're losing their cool, getting ejected from games, kicking chairs and losing games.

No time to lose their cool
So much for Pacers gaining ground in East at home against teams with losing records
How things have changed in a week for the Indiana Pacers.

And, they're doing it against teams with losing records.
The Pacers dropped their third straight to the Denver Nuggets, 102-95, at Conseco Fieldhouse on Friday night."We're just struggling right now," said Pacers coach Rick Carlisle, who watched most of the second half from his office after getting ejected.

We really have to buckle down," Pacers center Troy Murphy said."We came out flat against Golden State (on Monday) and I think it's kind of been a snowball effect for us."
The Pacers, who have kept their cool with the officials most of the season, came unraveled early in the second half.

After giving up the first seven points of the half, the normally mild-mannered Carlisle let his emotions get the best of him over a no-call.

The Pacers coach was ejected after picking up two technicals for going ballistic over Denver's Nene not being called for an offensive foul on a play where Jermaine O'Neal fell to the floor.

Carlisle went to the locker room yelling expletives toward the officials and his face flaming red."I didn't agree."

The normally calm Armstrong lost his cool after he disagreed with a call and was thrown out. He chased after official Eli Roe, was restrained by teammates and kicked a chair on his way off the court.

Personaly I believe there has to be a connection vs team member behavior off the court earlier in the week and on the court. As ye sow..This is why character of individual team members counts. It sure does not seemed to have helped.

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