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Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM

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Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#1 » by ducler » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:10 pm

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Post#2 » by Boneman2 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:20 pm

I hate to be overconfident but the Pacers should win by at least 20. I like Chicago's rookie, Patrick Williams, though. He is a nice building block for the Bulls.
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Post#3 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:27 pm

Boneman2 wrote:I hate to be overconfident but the Pacers should win by at least 20. I like Chicago's rookie, Patrick Williams, though. He is a nice building block for the Bulls.


Maybe, but remember, this might be a game Indy could win by 20+, and it might be a game that Bjorkgren chooses to play Aaron Holiday/Ed Sumner more minutes to help develop them and help them and others be ready to be a potential playoff helper down the line. This may not be the McMillan era anymore where we play the starters 35 + minutes and we run away with a huge win.
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Re: Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#4 » by boomershadow » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm interested to see what the Bulls look like with a new coach.
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Post#5 » by Topofthekey » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:09 pm

If I remember correctly, Myles absolutely feasted the last time Pacers played against the Bulls

Reasonable to expect him to do well against them again

Might be a good opportunity to load manage Domas a little, and maybe give Goga some playing time
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Re: Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#6 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:11 pm

Topofthekey wrote:If I remember correctly, Myles absolutely feasted the last time Pacers played against the Bulls

Reasonable to expect him to do well against them again

Might be a good opportunity to load manage Domas a little, and maybe give Goga some playing time


Goga’s out indefinitely (a couple weeks) with a severely sprained ankle.
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Re: Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#7 » by Jake0890 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:47 pm

Boneman2 wrote:I hate to be overconfident but the Pacers should win by at least 20. I like Chicago's rookie, Patrick Williams, though. He is a nice building block for the Bulls.


I say the same thing every time we play them. But there is no one more adept at torching the Pacers than Zach Lavine. The guy is electric and, at times, unstoppable offensively. May I remind you of this game:



I wish I knew of a way to easily pull his per-game averages versus the Pacers in his career.

With that said, I agree with you. We should beat them handily.
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Re: Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#8 » by boomershadow » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:36 pm

I didn't watch or read about the first game the Bulls played this season against the Hawks, but I found out reading a summary for today's game that Atlanta scored 83 in the first half?

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Post#9 » by Topofthekey » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:14 am

48 seconds into the game and Myles already got his first block
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Post#10 » by Scoot McGroot » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:11 am

McDermott and Justin Holiday ending the half as the 4/5. McMillan would NEVER! :lol:
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Post#11 » by Jake0890 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:15 am

Scoot McGroot wrote:McDermott and Justin Holiday ending the half as the 4/5. McMillan would NEVER! :lol:


Well, to be fair, that lineup didn't look so great... they cut down the lead pretty quickly b/c of the lack of interior D. Nate probably woulda had Jakarr in there given the foul trouble, which I wouldn't hate so much.
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Re: Game 2 : Indiana Pacers (1-0) @ Chicago Bulls (0-1) - 8:00PM 

Post#12 » by pacers33granger » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:10 pm

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Scoot McGroot wrote:McDermott and Justin Holiday ending the half as the 4/5. McMillan would NEVER! :lol:


Well, to be fair, that lineup didn't look so great... they cut down the lead pretty quickly b/c of the lack of interior D. Nate probably woulda had Jakarr in there given the foul trouble, which I wouldn't hate so much.


Against certain teams I'd probably prefer Jakarr. But given how bad WCJ was playing and the fact that Lauri is a perimeter based big, I'd say it was the right call to go for offense over defense.

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