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Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM

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Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

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Post#2 » by Scoot McGroot » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:43 am

Oladipo out for load management on the knee. Aaron Holiday starting instead.
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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#3 » by boomershadow » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:55 am

The new offense could be really good this year for Doug McDermott

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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#4 » by GordanFreeman » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:17 am

Why did our former coach take out turner???
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Post#5 » by Scoot McGroot » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:56 am

GordanFreeman wrote:Why did our former coach take out turner???


At the very end? To get an extra ball handler on the court with the full court pressure Boston was successfully running.
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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#6 » by winter_mute_13 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:26 am

Myles' 3 ball isn't falling yet, but I've noticed him driving to the hoop strong a lot more this season, which is nice to see.

Domas too of course, as in the game winning drive, but it's been part of his game for a while.

As a team, I think Nate 2.0 has them cutting down on the long 2's a lot. Modern offense finally comes to the Pacers, lol.
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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#7 » by Pacersike » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:49 pm

Promising start :D .

Domantas looking sliiiiim and improved again. 4 of 9 from 3, good beginnings are important :D .

Almost trading Turner helps Myles to be stronger mentally. Just do your own thing and you will get fortune if you work hard with respect.

Oladipo looking great again, but I'm not convinced he will bring enough as a leader or when it's not a contract year. I would sell high on him. Brogdon is a SG.

Nate doing Nate things :). Creative but he needs to work on his minutes distributions or we will be gassed out when playoffs loom.
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Post#8 » by Topofthekey » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:54 pm

Celtics played quite poorly, so Pacers really should have won this by double digits

Too many sloppy careless turnovers, and the team's three point shooting woes continues

Tristan Thompson gave Domas a bit of trouble it seems. Against the old school, tough as nails bigs who are capable of standing their ground, Domas struggles a little, it looks like

Doug was great though. Now that he's finally being utilized properly, he's becoming an integral part of the team

And Justin, oh man. He shoots, he defends, he forces turnovers, he finishes at the rim. He's even our emergency "big" when things threaten to burst at the seams. Is there anything he can't do. What an absolute bargain locking him up under a relatively cheap contract

Myles is growing up too
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Post#10 » by RaptorPride » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:19 pm

How is Nate Bjorkgren so far?
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Post#11 » by Wizop » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:52 pm

RaptorPride wrote:How is Nate Bjorkgren so far?


we're 3-0 and everyone is excited. really good hire.
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Post#12 » by basketballwacko2 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:46 pm

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This is one of the reasons that I'm not happy with the NBA. Star players get the calls! Big market teams get the calls. Sabonis gets punched in the throat and kicked in the balls and he's called for a foul! Who can forget the non call and no foul on LBJ in the playoffs when he "Blocked" Victors shot that cost us a series win. Then there is the 3 steps out of bounds no call for KD playing the Rocket.

Watch this at 26 seconds into the video, KD is clearly out of bounds and the Ref was right in front of it! WTF!!

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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#13 » by Topofthekey » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:59 pm

RaptorPride wrote:How is Nate Bjorkgren so far?


Praise Bjorkgren
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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#14 » by pacers33granger » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:28 pm

RaptorPride wrote:How is Nate Bjorkgren so far?


He's been awesome for us. Doug has never had the kind of game with us like he did last night. He's scored more (I think), but old Nate just had him be a spot up shooter despite him actually having a pretty diverse offensive game. New Nate has clearly told him to be aggressive and cut to the basket sometimes instead of to the 3 point line.

We're also not used to adjustments, mid game or after half time. Old Nate's mantra was always to trust in the system, which has its benefits, but burned us far too many times. Mixing it up has been such a breath of fresh air.

And you can tell that the players are enjoying the system and seem to have more of an understanding of what they should be doing. It's simple, but take the shot if you have it and pass if there's a better one has meant a lot to how the team operates.

I'm sure it was the same for Raps fans going from Casey to Nurse.
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Re: Game 3 : Boston Celtics (1-1) @ Indiana Pacers (2-0) - 8:00PM 

Post#15 » by RaptorPride » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:50 am

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RaptorPride wrote:How is Nate Bjorkgren so far?


He's been awesome for us. Doug has never had the kind of game with us like he did last night. He's scored more (I think), but old Nate just had him be a spot up shooter despite him actually having a pretty diverse offensive game. New Nate has clearly told him to be aggressive and cut to the basket sometimes instead of to the 3 point line.

We're also not used to adjustments, mid game or after half time. Old Nate's mantra was always to trust in the system, which has its benefits, but burned us far too many times. Mixing it up has been such a breath of fresh air.

And you can tell that the players are enjoying the system and seem to have more of an understanding of what they should be doing. It's simple, but take the shot if you have it and pass if there's a better one has meant a lot to how the team operates.

I'm sure it was the same for Raps fans going from Casey to Nurse.

Yea it sounds similar from us going Casey to Nurse
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