Pacers escape with ugly victory

Pacers escape with ugly victory

There are 26 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 30, 2007, titled Pacers escape with ugly victory. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Many of the fans started heading toward the exits midway through the fourth quarter, assuming, just like the Indiana Pacers, that the game against the Boston Celtics was over and the final few minutes would be ...

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Louisville Pacer

New Paris, OH

#1 Jan 31, 2007
To all of the Golden State fans who dissed the trade and wrote all the smack about how great Harrington and Jackson are, your team just got smoked by the Cavs, who played without LeBron James.
Harrington was 4-12, and Jackson was 2-7 from the field. They have already started mailing it in.

And, the Pacers have won 4 out of 5.
JRB

Fort Thomas, KY

#2 Jan 31, 2007
What the hell more could you possibly learn as an experienced professional player. I don't know about everybody else but I'm tired of all the damn excuses that this team uses for just taking a paycheck. Good thing your all not brain surgeons.
Ben Dover

Livingston, NJ

#4 Jan 31, 2007
It's a good thing that they are not airline pilots either. Could you imagine missing 29 of 46 landings?
BBaller

Fishers, IN

#5 Jan 31, 2007
Did anyone else notice that the Pacer's page reads Next game: Pacers vs Pacers? does that mean that they'll be playing them selves next? I can see it now.. Bench vs Starters! i think the Bench will win ^o^
jct

Ft Mitchell, KY

#6 Jan 31, 2007
Long history of our PACERS...can't hold a lead in the 4th. No killer instinct. Has to be in the coaching. Always!

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#7 Jan 31, 2007
bobloblawblog wrote:
this is great, the lakers are next, what a blowout that will be, the lakers coming off a loss to the knicks with kobe suspended, you know he will put up 50 plus points , the pacers have zero chance in this game
Well don't forget to check back on Saturday. I'm sure if the Pacers would somehow win, you'll be gracious enough to give them some credit.
Kobe Who

Carmel, IN

#8 Jan 31, 2007
bobloblawblog wrote:
this is great, the lakers are next, what a blowout that will be, the lakers coming off a loss to the knicks with kobe suspended, you know he will put up 50 plus points , the pacers have zero chance in this game
You have no idea what you are talking about. If there is going to be a blowout, it will be in the Pacers favor. You realize team basketball beats one superstar. Even if the game was in LA, the Pacers would have a good chance.
Gene

United States

#9 Jan 31, 2007
Wow, this blog should be named 'Pacer Haters Only'. I know so many of you hated the trade, but then, you're still upset we didn't draft Alford.

I wonder if Golden State would still do the trade if they knew now what they didn't know then.
James

Montmorenci, IN

#10 Jan 31, 2007
How many times have we heard, "We have to learn from that." How about really "learning" from that and showing it on the court! Again, get that Graves kid from Butler to teach these guys how to shoot free throws.
Coach

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jan 31, 2007
It's the same old thing on this board with the Haters. No worries however. It's probably the same people that dis'd the Colts all year. You just can't please some people at all.

Sloppy...yes. But the game was truly NEVER at risk. Take the Win and move on. Tinsley was great but he still needs to button up his "D". Jermaine was unstoppable. He's playing great.

Bring on the Lakers.

Coach
Golden State Fan

Santa Clara, CA

#12 Jan 31, 2007
Louisville Pacer wrote:
To all of the Golden State fans who dissed the trade and wrote all the smack about how great Harrington and Jackson are, your team just got smoked by the Cavs, who played without LeBron James.
Harrington was 4-12, and Jackson was 2-7 from the field. They have already started mailing it in.
And, the Pacers have won 4 out of 5.
We would still do the trade. Everyone is happy to get rid of Dunleavy and Murphy. You have to realize, Murphy is a PF with no power game. Dunleavy's greatest strength was his shooting and we know he can't shoot. You guys played Boston, the worst road team and barely beat them. Your two new starters made no difference in a game like that.

Now, Al Harrington had a bad game, but so did the whole team. We are a very bad road team, and Don Nelson will fix that. The whole team played bad, you have to realize, we stink on the road. We haven't won in 12 years, but why are you guys happy trading in 60 million in salary for 90 million. Do you guys realize what Dunleavy and Murphy make.

Give it time, I think you will realize what they bring for what they are paid. Al Harrington will be better than all of them in the long run, it is something you guys proved by signing him in the offseason.

Like I said, Jackson isn't that much of a team player, but he will either learn or sit when Richardson is healthy again. Our best player from last year comes back after all star break. So, then you team him up with our team, and we can run. Plus, your competition is the east, we play in the west. And CAVs are 8-2 without Le Bron.

Time, my friend, will open your eyes about all four of our players you got. We like Powell and Al.
Golden State Fan

Santa Clara, CA

#13 Jan 31, 2007
Gene wrote:
Wow, this blog should be named 'Pacer Haters Only'. I know so many of you hated the trade, but then, you're still upset we didn't draft Alford.
I wonder if Golden State would still do the trade if they knew now what they didn't know then.
Read above, yes, we would do the trade.
BILL FROM CARMEL

Sterling, VA

#14 Jan 31, 2007
THE GAME WAS DECENT, HOWEVER, THE COMPETITION WAS NOT A HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM. WITHOUT PIERCE, THEY HAVE NOT DONE WELL. SINCE I AM A SEASON TICKET HOLDER OF MANY YEARS IT APPEARS TO ME THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS THAT NEED IMPROVEMENT. TINSLEY, WHAT A JOKE. YES, HIS GAME WAS OK, YOU DO NOT PLAY MUCH BALL SITTING. J.O. WILL NEVER BE A LEADER. EVERY CALL AGAINST HIM HE CONTEST. AND AS FOR CARLISLE, WHO KNOWS ABOUT HIM ANYMORE. IT SEEMS TO ME THIS ORGANIZATION GOES DOWN WITH EVERY TRADE. NEVER HAPPY. UNTIL WE RID THE COACHING STAFF IT WILL ALWAYS BE A MISS. MAYBE EVEN WALSH AND BIRD SHOULD BE EVALUATED.? I CAN GUARANTEE YOU DON NELSON IS A FAR BETTER COACH THAN CARLISLE AND HE WILL GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS TRADE.
JOHN FROM GREENWOOD

Sterling, VA

#15 Jan 31, 2007
Bring on the Lakers, maybe the Pacers and even Carlisle can learn something. It will not even be a game. Even though the Lakers are not very good they will stomp the Pacers. I no longer even care. I feel if they are going to clean house with the team, coaches and Walsh and Bird should also go. C'Mon Simon'S get the picture. Reggie, you were as always, smart and knew when to leave. GO COLT'S YOU ARE A REAL TEAM AND WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. PRIME EXAMPLE OF A REAL COACHING STAFF.!!!!!!!!!
Go Pacers

Cupertino, CA

#16 Jan 31, 2007
Golden State Fan wrote:
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We would still do the trade. Everyone is happy to get rid of Dunleavy and Murphy. You have to realize, Murphy is a PF with no power game. Dunleavy's greatest strength was his shooting and we know he can't shoot. You guys played Boston, the worst road team and barely beat them. Your two new starters made no difference in a game like that.
Now, Al Harrington had a bad game, but so did the whole team. We are a very bad road team, and Don Nelson will fix that. The whole team played bad, you have to realize, we stink on the road. We haven't won in 12 years, but why are you guys happy trading in 60 million in salary for 90 million. Do you guys realize what Dunleavy and Murphy make.
Give it time, I think you will realize what they bring for what they are paid. Al Harrington will be better than all of them in the long run, it is something you guys proved by signing him in the offseason.
Like I said, Jackson isn't that much of a team player, but he will either learn or sit when Richardson is healthy again. Our best player from last year comes back after all star break. So, then you team him up with our team, and we can run. Plus, your competition is the east, we play in the west. And CAVs are 8-2 without Le Bron.
Time, my friend, will open your eyes about all four of our players you got. We like Powell and Al.
One name - Ike Diogu. Thanks for the geography lesson.
Louisville Pacer

Bardstown, KY

#17 Jan 31, 2007
So, Jackson is going to sit quietly when Richardson comes back? Har dee har har!

He will spout off, talk back, fight the refs, etc, etc. That guy is quicker to throw up a shot than Lindsey Lohan heading to the bar for happy hour, and he pouts twice as badly.

As for this trade, it's addition by subtraction. The guys we got in return? Troy Murphy has already deepened our rebounding by putting Jeff Foster on the bench, and Dunleavy has helped win a game. More importantly, Granger is now a starter because Al was blocking his progress. 2+2 = 5
Golden State Fan

Milpitas, CA

#18 Jan 31, 2007
Louisville Pacer wrote:
So, Jackson is going to sit quietly when Richardson comes back? Har dee har har!
He will spout off, talk back, fight the refs, etc, etc. That guy is quicker to throw up a shot than Lindsey Lohan heading to the bar for happy hour, and he pouts twice as badly.
As for this trade, it's addition by subtraction. The guys we got in return? Troy Murphy has already deepened our rebounding by putting Jeff Foster on the bench, and Dunleavy has helped win a game. More importantly, Granger is now a starter because Al was blocking his progress. 2+2 = 5
I guess we are both happy with our trades, lets see what the future brings. Jackson won't get his cry baby ways here in Oakland. And once he see's the Oakland scene, I don't think he will be shooting his gun in the air like he was doing in Indy. Its pretty rough in Oakland and ppl in Oak Town won't put up with him
JT Fan

Carmel, IN

#19 Jan 31, 2007
Hey Golden State - if you ever get to the playoffs with this group, don't expect much from Al...he'll announce his "playoff coming out party" before the playoffs and then flop as bad as he did when when played the Celtics in the first round in 2003. Al and "clutch" don't belong in the same vocabulary! His goal is to be an All-Star and be like "Jordan" on the offensive end of the court only! With him as one of your big three, you can forget about going very far even if by some miracle you make the playoffs.
Lou

Daphne, AL

#20 Jan 31, 2007
The big thing for the Warriors in the trade was to get both financial relief and Al Harrington. The Warriors have to deal with the contracts for Pietrus, Ellis, and Biedrins this year. They couldn't with Dunleavy and Murphy's contracts. So, in the trade, they get Al Harrington and room to deal with some subset of what they consider their talented younger players. In addition, Dunleavy and Murphy were only able to make the team a little below average during their tenures and nothing suggested they were about to step up their play and improve the team to a greater degree. As for Diogu, he's definitely intriguing. But, he had been a Warrior for more than a year and he had yet to break into the rotation, let alone the starting line-up. Health was a reason, but so was his ability. For a team that needs help with the bigs, giving up Diogu says something. Furthermore, the Warriors couldn't afford to hold up a trade that would help them in the near future by protecting Diogu. In any event, the trade seems like a good move for both teams.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#21 Jan 31, 2007
C'mon Mike, I know that you and Mark can do A LOT BETTER job finding stories to write about. This one was ooooooookkkkkkkkk but dig deep man, between you and Mark, I know you guys can get some good stuff goin at the Star!

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