J.O., Sarunas lead Pacers in season-opening win

Jermaine O'Neal and Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 20 points apiece and the Indiana Pacers pulled away in the fourth quarter to win their season opener, 106-99 over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Read more
Timmy T

AOL

#1 Nov 1, 2006
I think it was just a matter of playing team ball!

What won't show up in stat boxes is the effort by those who weren't mentioned in the article. This was an amazing effort. I'm elated with te play of our team!

It was thrilling!
Swift

United States

#2 Nov 1, 2006
Solid play tonight for the Pacers. They really out rebounded Charlotte. Foster got 10 boards as well. Tinsley might loose is starting spot. Watch out.
Butch

Beaver Island, MI

#3 Nov 2, 2006
Have been a Pacer fan since their glory days of the ABA and they have always had a favorite player of mine to make me want to watch. But with this group of players it's difficult to have a favorite since nobody seems to stand out. Of course, Reggie spoiled me all those years.
Stephen

Anderson, IN

#4 Nov 2, 2006
Larry Bird must be puffing his chest out about now for the player he chased in europe finally came thru. Just maybe it will be the confidence builder Sarunas needs. But this win was about TEAM and I hope Rick continues to use his players in this manner.
Good Job Peyton

AOL

#6 Nov 2, 2006
Butch wrote:
Have been a Pacer fan since their glory days of the ABA and they have always had a favorite player of mine to make me want to watch. But with this group of players it's difficult to have a favorite since nobody seems to stand out. Of course, Reggie spoiled me all those years.
What alot of people don't remember about Reggie is he was considered a BIG MOUTH by most Pacers' fans when he was drafted. The tag did finally leave him after 3 or 4 years when it became obvious he was a special player.

This group of guys aren't to unlike Reggie in how the fans here perceive them.

Reggie is irreplaceable, but Reggie will not be the last special player to wear a Pacers' uniform. The real question though, is will fans be ready for the NEXT really special Pacer when he comes? I personally think he's already here, and when I look at our roster I see about 7 or 8 guys who jump off the page!

Go Pacers!!!!

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