Pacers' defense fails in the clutch

Nov 26, 2007 Read more: The Indianapolis Star 28
Jim O'Brien clenched his jaw, narrowed his eyelids, leaned back in his chair and shook his head. Read more
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tito jackson

United States

#1 Nov 26, 2007
The comments threads are becoming empty just like the stands at the fieldhouse. The populance has had enough of this incompetence
Bonnie

United States

#2 Nov 26, 2007
Another rough year coming for the Pacers. I wonder how ticket sales are going. Should I even ask?
John Torrence

United States

#3 Nov 26, 2007
What I think the Pacers need to increase their chances for success is a player who can take over a game when the teams offense gets in a rut, or the other teams defense has taken away the offensive gameplan. We are just a team of jump shooters, that lacks that one, or two true superstar players. And until we get one then championship success will continue to be out of our reach!!!
oldady

United States

#4 Nov 26, 2007
I didn't see the game, but sounds like the newspaper is trying to put down the Pacers too much. The end results shows that we got beat, but I have a feeling the score would have been so much worse if Jermaine was in there. They play ball when he is out and the score doesn't always reflect the winner. Most games the referees seem to pick on the Pacers. I am not using that for an excuse, but it is hard to beat the team and the referees.

Hang in there fellows, Tuesday is another day. Don't be discouraged for not having the winning score, just be encouraged for being winners. When you get out there and play your hearts out and do the best that you can do, then you are winners. At least you guys aren't WHINERS like number 7 is.

God bless the Pacers! Go Fight Win!!!

“Pacers rebuild use Suns Model!”

Since: Nov 07

Greenwood

#5 Nov 26, 2007
Again I say, we can type and type until our fingers bleed, but if those that need to read this don't nothing is becoming of it.

How can we get this stuff printed and posted in the locker room?

Who or where do we have to go to get this stuff noticed and utilized by the upper management of the team?

If we the little people can agree on how to build and run a team why won't someone try these suggestions?

Why can't this data be sent to those that can make the changes?

Why won't Topix or IndyStar direct some of the comments towards the front office of the Pacers?

These are a few of the questions I need answered.
At the game

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Nov 26, 2007
Keep in mind the Cavs are the defending eastern conference champs. We played a decent game.
James

Greencastle, IN

#7 Nov 26, 2007
I was not at the game and there was no TV. From the Indystar article, the Pacers made too many mistakes. We are a good team when we play hard, but we cannot have a rash of turnovers or defensive lapses. When that happens (especially with Lebron) we are going to lose. The Pacers have to play smart and hard for 48 minutes if we are going to win.
okk

San Juan, TX

#8 Nov 26, 2007
ok why is everyone so upset...we lost a close game and our guys played hard. Do you guys expect to win all 82 games!? I mean if the defending champs san antonio get blown out by the mavs why cant we loose a close game to the cavs without seeing all these negative blogs?
Come ON

Pryor, OK

#9 Nov 26, 2007
okk wrote:
ok why is everyone so upset...we lost a close game and our guys played hard. Do you guys expect to win all 82 games!? I mean if the defending champs san antonio get blown out by the mavs why cant we loose a close game to the cavs without seeing all these negative blogs?
What have you been smoking? The Pacers will not win 30 games...Bird and the Boys are an embarrassment to Indiana...
murrayman

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Nov 26, 2007
I agree with you. I have come to detest this team and I used to be so proud of them.
Come ON wrote:
<quoted text>
What have you been smoking? The Pacers will not win 30 games...Bird and the Boys are an embarrassment to Indiana...
Cletus

Portland, OR

#11 Nov 26, 2007
The Pacers have beaten some quality opponents this year in Utah, Dallas and New Orleans. One loss against a good Cleveland team with arguably the best player in the league isn't a reason to write the Pacers off. It sounds like JT is actually coming around. I was hoping to see an off season trade involving him, but it sounds like O'Brien's system is working for him. It also sounds like this team may be coming together. I understand why so many Hoosiers are angry with the Pacers, but this is a new year, new team and new coach. Ike Diogu is going to be a force and having him out right now hurts. I can't wait to see how they play when he returns.
jermaine oneal

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Nov 26, 2007
oldady wrote:
I didn't see the game, but sounds like the newspaper is trying to put down the Pacers too much. The end results shows that we got beat, but I have a feeling the score would have been so much worse if Jermaine was in there. They play ball when he is out and the score doesn't always reflect the winner. Most games the referees seem to pick on the Pacers. I am not using that for an excuse, but it is hard to beat the team and the referees.
Hang in there fellows, Tuesday is another day. Don't be discouraged for not having the winning score, just be encouraged for being winners. When you get out there and play your hearts out and do the best that you can do, then you are winners. At least you guys aren't WHINERS like number 7 is.
God bless the Pacers! Go Fight Win!!!
I agree. I would of ruined our chances to even have a shot to win that game. That being said, it was great to see the guys play hard. We just let one slip away. But it would of been much worse if I played.
Riding the Indy 500

Plymouth, MN

#13 Nov 26, 2007
rob wrote:
Does anyone care about this team? I never seen a season in which so little interest has been in this team.The biggest talk all year was a trade rumor.
If you don't care about this team why post anything on here. Who really wants to read negative comments all day, the pacers are not going to listen to obnoxious fans who rarely know what they're talking about, most them who haven't even played organized basketball at the high school level. It's ridiculous the way "fans" will down a team when there doing bad and jump on the bandwagon when they are winning. What ever happened to dedicated fans who wear their heart on their sleeve. I support my teams through good and bad, true when they losed I am not in a good mood but it comes w/ the territory. Oh and please stop dogging Tinsley, he has been playing rather stellar lately and will continue to flourish in this offense. Give him a break. He always had the potential to be an all-star caliber point guard but it wasn't gonna be in carlisle's system. Will the real Pacers fans please stand up!!!!!
Jackson

Pryor, OK

#14 Nov 26, 2007
oldady wrote:
I didn't see the game, but sounds like the newspaper is trying to put down the Pacers too much. The end results shows that we got beat, but I have a feeling the score would have been so much worse if Jermaine was in there. They play ball when he is out and the score doesn't always reflect the winner. Most games the referees seem to pick on the Pacers. I am not using that for an excuse, but it is hard to beat the team and the referees.
Hang in there fellows, Tuesday is another day. Don't be discouraged for not having the winning score, just be encouraged for being winners. When you get out there and play your hearts out and do the best that you can do, then you are winners. At least you guys aren't WHINERS like number 7 is.
God bless the Pacers! Go Fight Win!!!
Well said. JO is a major part of the problem. We did just play down to the wire with a very good team after beating Dallas and NO. Not bad. I know the Colts dominate--and for good reason--but this team is slowly playing better. But if JO plays out west, we will not win a single game. He kills us. It's clear.
Adam

Bloomington, IN

#15 Nov 26, 2007
At the game wrote:
Keep in mind the Cavs are the defending eastern conference champs. We played a decent game.
Nah, that's too logical for most of the hair-brained people on this forum. They all want a brand new coach and a brand new team, and oh they also want that entirely new, unfamiliar squad to produce a championship in its first season.
Adam

Bloomington, IN

#16 Nov 26, 2007
murrayman wrote:
I agree with you. I have come to detest this team and I used to be so proud of them. <quoted text>
Such is the life of the fairweather fan. We'll see you again soon enough. Just one thing... please don't take up the good seats in Conseco when you come back for the playoffs. Leave those seats for those of us who never abandoned the team.
True Fan

Pryor, OK

#17 Nov 26, 2007
I'm not going to say im the biggest fan of the Pacers, but I am a fan nonetheless. I like what the guys are trying to do out there and im especially happy about David Harrison and JT playing alot better than last year. Mike Dunleavy seems to be better also. Jeff Foster has been shotting jumpers!?!?!? But I like others think it's time for J.O. to be traded, or just let him leave as a free agent this summer, which would hopefully save the team a lil money. We do need an impact player, but in a league where having a dominant big man isnt needed to win rings, who cares. As long as you have someone that can help you rebound and block a shot or two, get a lay-up or dunk every now and then, things should be fine.
As for you Pacers haters, who cares what you think. As a matter of fact, do yourselves a favor (and us) and don't comment!
Adam

Bloomington, IN

#18 Nov 26, 2007
True Fan wrote:
I'm not going to say im the biggest fan of the Pacers, but I am a fan nonetheless. I like what the guys are trying to do out there and im especially happy about David Harrison and JT playing alot better than last year. Mike Dunleavy seems to be better also. Jeff Foster has been shotting jumpers!?!?!? But I like others think it's time for J.O. to be traded, or just let him leave as a free agent this summer, which would hopefully save the team a lil money. We do need an impact player, but in a league where having a dominant big man isnt needed to win rings, who cares. As long as you have someone that can help you rebound and block a shot or two, get a lay-up or dunk every now and then, things should be fine.
As for you Pacers haters, who cares what you think. As a matter of fact, do yourselves a favor (and us) and don't comment!
I agree with most of what you said, except the part about not needing a dominant big man to win rings. Pretty much all of the championship teams in the last 17 years have had a dominant big (Duncan-4, Shaq-4, Olajuwon-2). The only exceptions are the Jordan dynasty (6) and the '04 Pistons (1). The Bulls were a special case because, well, they had Jordan. The '04 Pistons are the only team without a superstar that's won a title recently without a dominant big.
Deadbeat Dad

Columbus, IN

#19 Nov 26, 2007
Fire BIrd
Racist

Columbus, IN

#20 Nov 26, 2007
Fire o'neal

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