Gasol leads Grizzlies past Pacers

Gasol leads Grizzlies past Pacers

There are 35 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 2, 2008, titled Gasol leads Grizzlies past Pacers. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Pau Gasol scored 30 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers 90-72 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Scott Skiles

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 2, 2008
Do you need another coach? I guarantee you that I can control the thugs!
John Q Public

United States

#2 Jan 2, 2008
Over the long haul, Mike
Conley may prove to be the real star in the Oden - Conley team Indianapolis sent to the pros.
AJP

Dayton, OH

#3 Jan 2, 2008
Just when you think it cannot get worse, it does...
That was some of the most atrocious "basketball" I have ever seen. And they wonder why no one goes and we love to watch Butler and IU instead? Uh, look at Jermain Oneal. Ever seen a more selfish, overrated, overpaid crybaby in your life?
Indy Night Life

Newport, KY

#4 Jan 2, 2008
Tinsley has proven himself to be human garbage but it is obvious that for the Pacers to stay close to .500 they need him.
Glenn

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 2, 2008
Even more proof that the Pacers are a better team without Jermaine OíNeal, it seems the team can and have won without him in the line up; if he is supposed to be the franchise player, then why the struggle without your point guard, the same point guard that won when OíNeal was down. Like him or not, Jamaal Tinsley is a key member of this team. How can you only score 9 points in a period a professional team! I donít think there was a period where New York only scored 9 points in a period and they are supposed to be the worst team in the league, are they really?
Corporate Greed

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 2, 2008
How can your max player, your superstar, go 2 for 11 from the field. Aren't big men supposed to shoot 50% or greater since most of their shots are 1-2 feet from the basket?! Jermaine is done, and so are the Pacers.
Blow it up

Newport, KY

#7 Jan 2, 2008
It is one thing to lose to a team like the Pistons. However, to lose to the Timberwolves, Hawks, Bobcats and Grizzlies that is another thing all together. The players have obviously given up on the team just like the fans have. Hopefully Larry Bird understands that the losses are not do to injury but a lack of talent. It does not matter if blame O'Neal or Tinsley or Bird. The fact is this roster does not work. This abortion of a team needs to be blown up and started from scratch.
Butler fan

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 2, 2008
Don't be so harsh. It was only a matter of time before Memphis won its 9th game.
waltham warrior

Hyde Park, MA

#9 Jan 2, 2008
Boy the pacers suck!!!....LOL
waltham warrior

Hyde Park, MA

#10 Jan 2, 2008
Celtics 27-3.....Danny Ainge taking Larry Joe to school.
Stan

Mansfield, IL

#11 Jan 2, 2008
Guess they really need Tinsley after all. No surprise really since the point guard is the quarterback of the team. Daniels is not really a point guard and Sims hasn't played much. He's done better than anyone could expect but it's not like having a veteran or like the old days of having Anthony Johnson and Tinsley and even Anderson. The Charlotte loss was a real killer although they have bounced back from these bad losses in the past. Wallace goes off on them every time, but it seems like someone does on every team. They need to play team defense since they have a number of poor individual defenders. Then this is Memphis' first win in 6th games. 30% shooting is awful against a mediocre team. 5 guys had bad games including O'Neal. It was his first bad game in a long while but he gets most of the flack from fans. Just a poorly played game.
Rick

Newport, KY

#12 Jan 2, 2008
The Pacers have no "Go To" player. They have no one on the roster that can take over a game when the games start to go bad. O'Neal has proved he is not the man. Dunleavy and Murphy have proved they are not athletic enough to get their own shot off when one is needed. Although Granger seems to have the physical skills to be that kind of player, he has never shown the will or desire to be the man. The Pacers need to get rid of all the veterans because the only people that seem to care are the young players. The wheels have already come off of this season. It is time to build for the future. If the Pacers organization show a plan of building for the future and getting better the fans will return.
Fell Down Funked Up

Westminster, CO

#13 Jan 2, 2008
Blow it up wrote:
It is one thing to lose to a team like the Pistons. However, to lose to the Timberwolves, Hawks, Bobcats and Grizzlies that is another thing all together. The players have obviously given up on the team just like the fans have. Hopefully Larry Bird understands that the losses are not do to injury but a lack of talent. It does not matter if blame O'Neal or Tinsley or Bird. The fact is this roster does not work. This abortion of a team needs to be blown up and started from scratch.
so, with guaranteed contracts and the salary cap, how exactly do you blow things up?

And this would be almost the fourth complete overhaul of the roster in less than 10 years. Maybe not dumping the whole team every year would be a start to rebuilding. The Pacers should never have dumped SJax, no matter how loudly the ignorant fans screamed for his blood.
Make it Personal

AOL

#14 Jan 2, 2008
look at the box score....no player on the Pacers had more than 3 assists!

we need to Trade O'neal before we get nothing viable in return at the deadline....wish we could have gotten Conley in the draft :(

wish we could have drafted McRoberts too :(

wish we could have traded O'neal for Bynum and filler

the team would have been made of players who were young but coachable and ready to hustle!

oh by the way we should trade for J.J Reddick, Orlando doesnt use him!

Pacers need to start tanking games now if they wanna draft E. Gordan in this years draft...

ok, enough running on...and on...and on..

Nuff said
Heywood Workman Rules

Newport, KY

#15 Jan 2, 2008
Does anyone else long for the days when every Pacer player cared about every game? A couple of bad lossed did not matter because you knew that the players were going to come out and try their best every night. This roster is a mismatched set of parts that is not capable of playing both offense and defense at the same time. The Pacers need to find players capable of playing both sides of the ball. The days of having players like Reggie and Rik do all the scoring and players like Dale and Antonio doing all the defense are gone. Today's NBA require players that can play both sides of the ball(just look at San Antonio and Detriot). This roster needs a total over haul.
Brayden

Australia

#16 Jan 2, 2008
gasols over rated. his got rudy and others to help him but carnt complete games. good player but bit to much over rated
Blow it up

Newport, KY

#17 Jan 2, 2008
Fell Down Funked Up wrote:
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so, with guaranteed contracts and the salary cap, how exactly do you blow things up?
And this would be almost the fourth complete overhaul of the roster in less than 10 years. Maybe not dumping the whole team every year would be a start to rebuilding. The Pacers should never have dumped SJax, no matter how loudly the ignorant fans screamed for his blood.
There is no question roster mistakes have been made. However, Stephen Jackson is at best a Robin to someone elses Batman. As a Pacer he was given every chance to make game winning shots over and over again. Many more times than not he missed. He was at his best when he had two good player in front of him like JO and Artest. Jackson is an outstanding 3rd option but he has proven himself to be no better than a second option. Even in Golden State's run last year, Baron Davis was the real man and Jackson was the side kick.
AJP

Dayton, OH

#18 Jan 2, 2008
Corporate Greed wrote:
How can your max player, your superstar, go 2 for 11 from the field. Aren't big men supposed to shoot 50% or greater since most of their shots are 1-2 feet from the basket?! Jermaine is done, and so are the Pacers.
JO is totally worthless. He could not start for most teams in this league the way he has played recently. The only reason he scores any pts is on passes that give him dunks. And he is a baby. I loathe this player like none I have ever before.

And re Jamal, yep, he stinks, but we need him.

Diogu needs more minutes
indy

Fishers, IN

#19 Jan 2, 2008
jermaine o'neal for richard jefferson and other guy, the nets want a big guy, the pacers are done for this year and they could build from there
AJP

Dayton, OH

#20 Jan 2, 2008
Make it Personal wrote:
look at the box score....no player on the Pacers had more than 3 assists!
we need to Trade O'neal before we get nothing viable in return at the deadline....wish we could have gotten Conley in the draft :(
wish we could have drafted McRoberts too :(
wish we could have traded O'neal for Bynum and filler
the team would have been made of players who were young but coachable and ready to hustle!
oh by the way we should trade for J.J Reddick, Orlando doesnt use him!
Pacers need to start tanking games now if they wanna draft E. Gordan in this years draft...
ok, enough running on...and on...and on..
Nuff said
we should draft AJ Graves

he wont be any worse than diener and owens, and at least he'll put people in the seats

this is Indiana and we have a gorgeous arena, no baseball or hockey, and the lowest attendance in the league!?

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