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Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM

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Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM 

Post#1 » by ducler » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:03 pm

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Post#2 » by Topofthekey » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:51 am

My god what was that clown fiesta at the end of the 3rd quarter

I think Nuggets got 3 or 4 extra possessions in a row off offensive rebounds
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Post#3 » by Pacers Forever » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:05 am

Topofthekey wrote:My god what was that clown fiesta at the end of the 3rd quarter

I think Nuggets got 3 or 4 extra possessions in a row off offensive rebounds


Crazy game ! Nuggets were more aggressive and physical I thought. Lost to them by 10 at home and 15 in their place. Obviously Pacers have issues stopping their top 4 players as they got theirs each meeting. Sabonis struggles against them in scoring so someone has to take up the slack. (10 points both contests) To his credit a triple double and almost a triple double tonight. Pacers tonight were so streaky and played so bad in stretches and so well pulling back even a couple of times throughout. Denver out rebounded us 54-39 with Millsap killing it on the defensive board. In the second quarter I can't understand why Nate left the subs in so long when Denver started pulling away after 32-32 first quarter. I blame him for some of the problems tonight. Myles struggled with his shot 1-5 from 3 :banghead: but hustled. Doug didn't get as many looks as in Indy but shot decent. LeVert still shaking off the rust. J. Holiday mirrored his Indy game stat line. Brogdon actually played much better tonight. Bench struggled and that helped Nuggets a lot. Was hoping for a better outcome after the great win in Phoenix, but understood it would be tough to get the W tonight. Up next Nets :o I actually think Pacers match up better with them.
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Re: Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM 

Post#4 » by fbalmeida » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:10 am

Can someone who watched the game provide some info on what happened here?

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Re: Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM 

Post#5 » by Jake0890 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:05 pm

crazy 4th quarter collapse... all eyes on Nate to right the ship here.
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Post#6 » by Topofthekey » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:11 pm

On the bright side, Goga showed some real promise, playing some decent defense on Jokic, and Sumner continues to look like he has a role in the rotation

But yea, this team isn't looking good right now
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Post#7 » by fbalmeida » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:25 pm

I guess what I was trying to figure out is if Sabonis was benched and didn't like it, or benched himself because of something he didn't like, and also if he's is now a "disgruntled player" in the classic sense.
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Re: Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM 

Post#8 » by Scoot McGroot » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:23 pm

Absolutely terrible collapse in the 4th.

Also of note, the Pacers flight into Denver was severely delayed from the snow storm there. They only arrived 5 hours before the game. 4 hours before the scheduled tip, before the league pushed it back an hour because of the late arrival. Wonder if that affected the team at all. Either way, terrible end.
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Re: Game 38 : Indiana Pacers (17-20) @ Denver Nuggets (22-16) - 9:00 PM 

Post#9 » by Scoot McGroot » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:25 pm

fbalmeida wrote:I guess what I was trying to figure out is if Sabonis was benched and didn't like it, or benched himself because of something he didn't like, and also if he's is now a "disgruntled player" in the classic sense.


Huh? He was subbed out (did you see him look at the scorers table?) while down 16 with 2 and a half minutes left, and the team collapsing.

No, it’s not a “he’s now disgruntled and wants the coach fired or to be traded” kind of sense in any way. :lol:

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