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Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies

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Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#1 » by boomershadow » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:54 pm

Last season, these two teams faced off twice, with the Pacers winning both. However, two things should be noted. The first is that the combined margin of victory across both games was only seven points – they were both battles from start to finish. The second is that Mike Conely Jr. didn’t play in either game, and he will be playing on Wednesday. This Grizzlies team is better.

Memphis had no trouble with Victor Oladipo last season, holding him to just 13/32 shooting in the two matchups. Schematically, the way they threw defenders at Vic on the strong side was hard for him to handle.

Thankfully, that same scheme opened things up for other Pacers’. Darren Collison melted Memphis in their first game last year for 30 points and had 16 in the second meeting. Conley being back should slow DC down, but not entirely.


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Post#2 » by Tom White » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:25 pm

I thought the game is on the 17th, not the 16th.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#3 » by boomershadow » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 pm

Tom White wrote:I thought the game is on the 17th, not the 16th.


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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#4 » by Tom White » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:31 pm

You could always blame it on daylight savings time confusing you.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#5 » by Wizop » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 am

blame it on the story in the Star that said tipoff is tonight.

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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#6 » by Jake0890 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:30 am

really tempting to buy tickets for this game as I'm back in town for the week. The resale prices really aren't that bad, especially club level.
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Post#7 » by Wizop » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:18 pm

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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#8 » by Pacers_Freak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Got the chili in the crockpot and ready to go. Don't like having the Grizzlies early. Think they are tougher now than later in the year because Conley and Gasol are healthy and have fresh legs. Should be a good test right out of the gate! After tonight the season is 1.2% over. Enjoy!
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#10 » by basketballwacko2 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:19 pm

Bogie taking over early!
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#11 » by boomershadow » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:09 am

I am liking a lot of what I'm seeing right now.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#12 » by basketballwacko2 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:42 am

Pacers make a statement on opening night.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#13 » by Tom White » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:49 am

A number of things can be taken from tonight's game. The second unit is more effective, and the rebounding is better, and on and on. Here is one thing that stood out to me - Sabonis is getting better at avoiding some of the rinky-dink fouls he accumulated last year. Sounds small. In particular after just one game. But as the season rolls on it could be very important.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#14 » by Wizop » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:10 pm

leaving I said it was nice to see 2nd unit take over the game rather than losing a lead.

Evans plays under the rim. he played some 3 but perhaps Leaf's injury forced some small ball.

Dougie is much more athletic than I realized.

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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#15 » by Pacers_Freak » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:16 pm

Great start to the season. Really impressive performance. The new guys certainly didn't disappoint. Things get a heck of a lot tougher on Friday.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#16 » by JermaineOYea » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:25 pm

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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#17 » by Miller4ever » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:10 pm

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For the last 6 years when me and my buddies get together to play 2k our team is called "Smang" and now we have the court graphics and uniforms to match in game.
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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#18 » by JermaineOYea » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:36 pm

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For the last 6 years when me and my buddies get together to play 2k our team is called "Smang" and now we have the court graphics and uniforms to match in game.

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Re: Game Thread 10/17: Pacers vs. Grizzlies 

Post#19 » by BooomBaby » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:30 am

Sorry I didn't post earlier, but I loved this game. We dominated from tip-off and it got so bad I started feeling sorry for them.

This new bench has the chance to be top 5 and I feel another great year is on it's way.

Also, Baby Sabonis had a monster game and seems to have gotten stronger and better.

Good times.

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