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Post#61 » by Scoot McGroot » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:59 pm

Pritchard has his post season (Zoom) Press conference on Monday. Will be good to finally get something solid to actually take away, even if it’s obfuscating or non-truths. Will give us something to start treating as concrete rather than a lot of offhand guesses.
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Post#62 » by Tom White » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Scoot McGroot wrote:Pritchard has his post season (Zoom) Press conference on Monday. Will be good to finally get something solid to actually take away, even if it’s obfuscating or non-truths. Will give us something to start treating as concrete rather than a lot of offhand guesses.


Do you know if 1070 The Fan will carry the audio, or if Pacers.com will stream it?
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Post#63 » by Scoot McGroot » Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:38 pm

Tom White wrote:
Scoot McGroot wrote:Pritchard has his post season (Zoom) Press conference on Monday. Will be good to finally get something solid to actually take away, even if it’s obfuscating or non-truths. Will give us something to start treating as concrete rather than a lot of offhand guesses.


Do you know if 1070 The Fan will carry the audio, or if Pacers.com will stream it?


I haven’t see an answer, yet.
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Post#64 » by Wizop » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:01 pm

Tom White wrote:
Scoot McGroot wrote:Pritchard has his post season (Zoom) Press conference on Monday. Will be good to finally get something solid to actually take away, even if it’s obfuscating or non-truths. Will give us something to start treating as concrete rather than a lot of offhand guesses.


Do you know if 1070 The Fan will carry the audio, or if Pacers.com will stream it?
I expect it'll be available tomorrow but perhaps not live. I don't expect Kev to throw anyone under the bus. Zoom conferencing limits the reporters ability to get off the record statements when nothing is recorded.

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Post#65 » by Lazlo4D » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:02 am

Next season the Bucks, Raptors, Celtics, Heat, Nets (with Durant & Kyrie back) will be projected better than the Pacers. The 76ers will make some changes but they'll likely still have Simmons & Embiid. That's 6 East teams, if healthy, likely ranked above the Pacers.

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Post#66 » by Scoot McGroot » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:47 am

Lazlo4D wrote:Next season the Bucks, Raptors, Celtics, Heat, Nets (with Durant & Kyrie back) will be projected better than the Pacers. The 76ers will make some changes but they'll likely still have Simmons & Embiid. That's 6 East teams, if healthy, likely ranked above the Pacers.


I absolutely wouldn't agree on Raptors and Nets being projected above us. Lowry is a year older, and Fred Van Vleet, Marc Gasol, and Serge Ibaka are all hitting free agency. Powell's shooting will likely come back down to Earth a bit. They may be good, but I wouldn't assume top tier of the East necessarily. Nick Nurse is a great coach, though, so I won't count them completely out.

And Brooklyn, well. They'll flash, but I never assume any solid ground for a Kyrie Irving team. Who's their coach? They've got a lot of roster issues overall too.

Theoretically, a top 4 spot in the East is really there for the taking, and that's really all you have to be to have a chance to compete for the East.
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Post#68 » by Wizop » Tue Sep 1, 2020 1:24 am

Does Miami handling Milwaukee make you feel any better?

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Post#69 » by boomershadow » Tue Sep 1, 2020 2:03 am

Wizop wrote:Does Miami handling Milwaukee make you feel any better?

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I don't. I knew Miami was a good team and still think that if we were as good as we are hoping to be we could get a game or two on them at least. It wasn't us losing that had me feeling bad, it was the way it happened.

If they sweep the Bucks, I'll probably start feeling better.
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Post#70 » by Moooose » Tue Sep 1, 2020 2:24 am

Wizop wrote:Does Miami handling Milwaukee make you feel any better?

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To me, somehow it does. I want the Bucks to win the series, but I want the Heat to give them a good beating. This game really showed the strength, depth, and maturity of that Miami team and we, without Domas and Oladipo not being 100%, is really no match to them.

I expect the Bucks to adjust, though. They could've won this game if not for some key turnovers and untimely bad defense.
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Post#71 » by Grang33r » Wed Sep 2, 2020 3:19 am

Moooose wrote:
Wizop wrote:Does Miami handling Milwaukee make you feel any better?

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To me, somehow it does. I want the Bucks to win the series, but I want the Heat to give them a good beating. This game really showed the strength, depth, and maturity of that Miami team and we, without Domas and Oladipo not being 100%, is really no match to them.

I expect the Bucks to adjust, though. They could've won this game if not for some key turnovers and untimely bad defense.


Miami was just a bad matchup for the Pacers right from the get-go. They are a tough offensive rebounding team, and they shoot a ton of threes. Pacers are such a soft team hitting the boards, even with Sabonis on the court, and we don't shoot many threes. It was not a good match up.

Then you add mismatches like Jimmy Butler into the equation. It doesn't make me feel better though, because the way the Pacers were build was to be competitive enough to play for a 4-5 seed in the East, be in every game, dominate the weak teams but also look worlds apart against the top teams. And thats what happened.
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