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Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM

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Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#1 » by ducler » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:59 pm

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Post#2 » by Wizop » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:23 pm

Only 10 players available. No Warren, Turner, Sabonis, Goga, Sampson, Lamb, and McConnell

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Post#3 » by Pacers Forever » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:35 pm

McDermott out also
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Post#4 » by Scoot McGroot » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:35 pm

Brissett as the only big man. At 4 or 5. Looks like we’re gonna see more Brogdon at the 5 :lol:
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Re: Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#5 » by Scoot McGroot » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:35 pm

Wizop wrote:Only 10 players available. No Warren, Turner, Sabonis, Goga, Sampson, Lamb, and McConnell

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I believe McConnell is available. McDermott is not. I assume a crossing of the wires there while typing.
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Re: Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#6 » by Wizop » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:27 pm

Pacers Forever wrote:McDermott out also
Typo. McDermott is out. McConnell is not.

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Post#7 » by Wizop » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:29 pm

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Wizop wrote:Only 10 players available. No Warren, Turner, Sabonis, Goga, Sampson, Lamb, and McConnell

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I believe McConnell is available. McDermott is not. I assume a crossing of the wires there while typing.
Yes, spell checker gave me the wrong option.

We're 9 point favorites. Is OKC really that bad or did the line not move after injuries were announced because no betters care about this game?

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Post#8 » by Scoot McGroot » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:52 pm

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Wizop wrote:Only 10 players available. No Warren, Turner, Sabonis, Goga, Sampson, Lamb, and McConnell

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I believe McConnell is available. McDermott is not. I assume a crossing of the wires there while typing.
Yes, spell checker gave me the wrong option.

We're 9 point favorites. Is OKC really that bad or did the line not move after injuries were announced because no betters care about this game?

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Probably a little of both. Plus, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is out for OKC, too, and he’s their budding star.
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Post#9 » by Wizop » Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:08 am

They are really long.

I'm a bit surprised that neither of our 2 ways got a sniff with so few actives. Granted they're guards and the shortage is in the frontcourt.

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Post#10 » by Wizop » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:36 am

Didn't cover but I like the win. I'm thinking Myles will put surgery off until after the season. Brissett could put an end to Lamb, Doug, or Justin at the 4.

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Re: Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#11 » by Pacers Forever » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:47 am

Pacers 6 wins more than OKC being 9 point favorites was way too many points. I knew it would be closer because yes OKC(20-39) is not great due to injuries and mostly the trading/dumping of their talent this year. They're a rebuilding really young team and play very hard thus the close game.

It appears from comments that Nate knew what he had in Brissett from coaching him prior. 50% from the field with 12 rebounds 1 assist 2 steals 3 blocks 1 turnover and 2 fouls. While he had a great game/stat line tonight it's against OKC and not a top notch NBA roster. I'm sure a lot of it was showing he belongs in the NBA, the 3 year deal was warranted, and showing his team mates he's willing to grind with them. I like what I saw and of course it's hard to compare him to others as I'm sure his legs are fresher and he's on an emotional high right now. At $1,445,697 contract same as Martin and about 200k less than Sampson seems like a nice inexpensive fit and option for the next few years. Detroit on Saturday should be another tough down to the wire game. Pacers won last meeting vs. Pistons 116-111 with everyone available except Warren.
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Re: Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#12 » by Pacers Forever » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:55 am

Wizop wrote:Didn't cover but I like the win. I'm thinking Myles will put surgery off until after the season. Brissett could put an end to Lamb, Doug, or Justin at the 4.

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I sure hope we don't see Lamb, Doug, or Justin at the 4 ever again. Hopefully this season has been a wake up call to Pritchard and anyone else in the organization that it hasn't worked.

While I like Justin's 3 point stroke let's face it he's tired or slumping currently and can't be expected to contain some of the players he's had to guard this year. I think he would've played better this year not at the 4.

I love Doug's back door moves, slashing, and spot up 3's off of a screen.

Lamb definitely has some ability to get his own shot, but I just don't like him on the Pacers and I really thought it would be a good fit. He just didn't break out like I thought he might. Maybe somewhere else, but please not here next year !
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Re: Game 58 : Oklahoma City Thunder (20-38) @ Indiana Pacers (26-31) - 7:00 PM 

Post#13 » by Pacersike » Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:16 am

I want to see Brissett (in boxscores :( ) against better teams, but already a good addition :D .

Overdue though, his profile, both Kevin and Nate hopefully a lesson learned. Sampson's frustration derives from lack of trust in him.

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