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Dunleavy stays hot, scores 32 points in victory

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Crunch

United States

#21 Mar 12, 2008
New Game wrote:
Hey! The Hoosier Lottery is coming out with a new game! It's called 'Plug a Thug'! It is a weekly drawing to be held on Sunday nights.
The object of the game is to correctly match which of 50 felonies or misdemeanors which Pacer player will be charged with that weekend.
Sounds like a great game that could be just the shot-in-the-arm the francise needs!
Disclaimer: At the "hard" level of difficulty, elected officials and their offenses will be mixed in.
Crunch

United States

#22 Mar 12, 2008
Jeff from Delphi wrote:
Why aren't Diogu and Williams getting any minutes? I know most people have the Foster love, but I'm not one of them. He has zero low post moves, he throws up wild shots around the basket that very seldom go in and starting+mucho minutes kills his contribution of energy from the bench.
Come on O'Brien play Diogu and give Harrison more minutes, atleast you'll have a better feel for what's goona happen next year, and if Williams is in your doghouse don't even suit him.
Announced crowd last night of 11,000, actual butts in the seats, maybe 7,000. Here's a hint Larry, one (right) player can turn a franchise around.....but you're gonna have to spend some bucks to make it happen, becuase you have nothing to trade and you're not gonna get much from the deaft.
You're from MO, so you probably don't get how WRONG that seems here - Harrison is DONE, Williams is DONE. Diogu doesn't fit the system, unfortunately - but that's a different thing. Neither of them will get another chance here, unless you want people actively physically attacking the team.
James

Atlanta, IN

#23 Mar 12, 2008
Mike Dunleavy is one of the few bright lights on a dimming team...and, oh, how he shines! Better than Granger's admirable, continued development, the flowering of Dunleavy's multifaceted talents -- talents stunningly exhibited while at Duke -- on the toughest and highest level of play (NBA) is one geat joy the Pacers have provided this season.(Hope I haven't said anything that will lead Birdbrain to now trade him :)
tenaciousd

Franklin, OH

#24 Mar 12, 2008
Good for them. Glad to see they are ignoring all the haters and trying to make something of the season. I think this has been a great season for building up some of the players who would normally sit on the bench. It's not their fault JO and JT refuse to play (or keep themselves in condition to play). Once we get a few amiable and recognizable faces, the fairweather fans will come back.
true fans unite

Germany

#25 Mar 12, 2008
i dont buy diogu not fitting the system...
in a season were team development is more important the W's why not let diogu play? give hime 3 25 minute plus games and than decide he doesnt fit...
bent20

Bettendorf, IA

#26 Mar 12, 2008
I'll give Dunleavy credit for playing through injuries and being the only player with an appearance in every game. How sad is that? O'Neal and Tinsley are getting paid big money to sit out and watch because they don't care what happens. How disgusting is that?
oldady

United States

#27 Mar 12, 2008
Good job guys. I am PROUD of you! Go, Fight WIN! God bless the Indiana Pacers!
oldady

United States

#28 Mar 12, 2008
Get real wrote:
I agree. I like Diener, Dunleavy, Foster and Granger. Tinsley, Harrison, Daniels and Williams should be let go. They aren't really doing the Pacers any good except making bad publicity for the team and the city.
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Don't forget Mr. Wonderful, Jermaine O'Neal, he should have been let go three years ago. He is the reason OUR team got in this mess to begin with.
If we have to have him, the bench is where he belongs. He should be made give his income back to the Pacers. He has NEVER been faithful to the Pacers. He wants to be with Isaiah Thomas. Give him to him and watch Jermaine start to play. He doesn't want to be here and WE don't want him. When jhe goes to a doctor in New York, he also goes to be with Isaiah. Check it out... Two jerks together....
James

Greencastle, IN

#29 Mar 12, 2008
Reggie Miller did not play great defense, either. I heard no complaints then. Lay off Dunleavy. He is playing great (and playing hurt, which I can't say for J.O. and J.T.).

Murphy is playing very well lately. Lay off Murphy.

Diener is playing much better than Tinsley did. Nine assists and zero turnovers! Lay off Diener!

Foster is a rebounding machine and gives 100% every night. So he doesn't score a lot and misses free throws, that's not what he is out there for. Lay off Foster!

Along with Granger, these four guys have been playing hard. They can compete with other teams that are the same talent level. If we can dump O'Neal, Tinsley, Daniels, Harrison and Williams and bring in 3 or 4 really good players, we will have a great team next year.

I know a 7 or 8 seed gets us beat by the Celtics or Pistons, but I still want these guys to compete and win. The idiots urging them to tank the season and lose are crazy. First of all, our present players don't want to do that. If you watch them play, you can see that. Hang with these guys, fans. I know it's difficult, but these players need our support.
keep losing

Fishers, IN

#30 Mar 12, 2008
all they need to do is keep losing........why do they wanna make the playoffs? lest go bulls
keep losing

Fishers, IN

#31 Mar 12, 2008
keep losing people....go bulls
druss

Lewisville, TX

#32 Mar 12, 2008
LOSE Pacers Just LOSE wrote:
Stupid %&$* Pacers can't even do one thing right. Just LOSE you morons. Geez, how will they get a lottery pick if these idiots win occassionally. I want them to lose every game from here on out to have a chance at one of the top picks in the draft. But then again, Bird would screw that up as well.
As much as I hate to admit this, I totally agree with you. This team is not good enough to make a run in the Playoffs (7th or 8th Seed), so they will be one and done. On the other hand they don't suck enough to get the top pick. So I guess overall quit winning games and focus more on the draft pick.......God I hate to say and see this happen, but this is afterall reality, they won't do anything in the Playoffs. But hey I'm still a true fan and always will be......Go Pacers (08-09)!!!!!!!!!
once proud pacer fan

Fishers, IN

#33 Mar 12, 2008
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
slim

Plainfield, IN

#34 Mar 12, 2008
Who gives a spit! I would rather watch re-runs of the Brady Bunch than the Pacers. They are the biggest bunch of ham and eggers this city has ever seen. Screw Larry Bird he is a complete joke and the Pacers are the laughing stock of the NBA.
USF

Duncan, OK

#35 Mar 12, 2008
James wrote:
Reggie Miller did not play great defense, either. I heard no complaints then. Lay off Dunleavy. He is playing great (and playing hurt, which I can't say for J.O. and J.T.).
Murphy is playing very well lately. Lay off Murphy.
Diener is playing much better than Tinsley did. Nine assists and zero turnovers! Lay off Diener!
Foster is a rebounding machine and gives 100% every night. So he doesn't score a lot and misses free throws, that's not what he is out there for. Lay off Foster!
Along with Granger, these four guys have been playing hard. They can compete with other teams that are the same talent level. If we can dump O'Neal, Tinsley, Daniels, Harrison and Williams and bring in 3 or 4 really good players, we will have a great team next year.
I know a 7 or 8 seed gets us beat by the Celtics or Pistons, but I still want these guys to compete and win. The idiots urging them to tank the season and lose are crazy. First of all, our present players don't want to do that. If you watch them play, you can see that. Hang with these guys, fans. I know it's difficult, but these players need our support.
I second everything you said here. I just wish the fans that are crying for a competitive team that plays hard would actually watch the players we put on the floor. The problem is we have too many players right now that don't deserve to play. I feel bad for the 7 or so guys that we have competing against other teams that have 12 man rosters. Give these guys (on the floor) a break and show some support.
W F Shakespeare

Elkhart, IN

#37 Mar 12, 2008
Don't be a jerk, Slime!
How Dare you

Rex, GA

#38 Mar 12, 2008
How dare any of you compare Mike Dunleavy with Reggie Miller. Reggie Miller was a clutch shooter that wanted the ball at the big moment. Dunleavy disappears in the moments when he is needed most. While no one would suggest that Reggie was the most athletic player on the floor he would always find a way to shed a defender and make the shot and he turned drawing a foul in to an art form. Dunleavy can not get open on his own and usually ends up getting called for a foul when he is trying to draw one. The only reason that Dunleavy's numbers are better than Granger's is that Granger has to guard the other teams best players every night. How much more could Danny score if he was not tired from actually playing defense. I don't hate Dunleavy. I just think he is getting way too much hype. People are ready to annoint him the next Reggie. Reggie had a fire and passion that Dunleavy will never have. Reggie hated to lose. Mike is so used to losing it does not seem to bother him. Losing is all Mike has known as a pro. He is a third option scorer that is having a big season because the Pacers don't have a real number 1 and number 2.
tropical hoosier

Fort Myers, FL

#39 Mar 12, 2008
It would be nice to see Conseco Fieldhouse sold out again for a Pacer game!Hey,8th seed,Boston Celtics....it could happen.Anyway,football season is just around the corner!
USF

Duncan, OK

#40 Mar 12, 2008
How Dare you wrote:
How dare any of you compare Mike Dunleavy with Reggie Miller. Reggie Miller was a clutch shooter that wanted the ball at the big moment. Dunleavy disappears in the moments when he is needed most. While no one would suggest that Reggie was the most athletic player on the floor he would always find a way to shed a defender and make the shot and he turned drawing a foul in to an art form. Dunleavy can not get open on his own and usually ends up getting called for a foul when he is trying to draw one. The only reason that Dunleavy's numbers are better than Granger's is that Granger has to guard the other teams best players every night. How much more could Danny score if he was not tired from actually playing defense. I don't hate Dunleavy. I just think he is getting way too much hype. People are ready to annoint him the next Reggie. Reggie had a fire and passion that Dunleavy will never have. Reggie hated to lose. Mike is so used to losing it does not seem to bother him. Losing is all Mike has known as a pro. He is a third option scorer that is having a big season because the Pacers don't have a real number 1 and number 2.
I don't think he was meaning to compare the two, just saying that Reggie didn't play much defense either. As far as getting open, Reggie had the benefit of an offense that had one objection: Get Reggie Open through screens, picks, shoves....whatever necessary. Reggie Miller is a basketball God in this state and I am one of his biggest fans. I don't think anyone thinks Dunleavy is even close to Reggie and everything he brought to this state and organization. Saying all that doesn't take away from Dunleavy. Right now he is playing as hard or harder than anyone, even Foster, and that should be supported by the Pacers true fanbase.
Figurez

Hazelwood, MO

#41 Mar 12, 2008
You say Diogu doesn't fit in the system....funny, but he was getting plenty of playing time with high numbers before he tore his calf muscle and was forced to sit out. Double digit average in scoring then.....Let him play and give him Harrison's minutes.

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