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How Can Boozer, Lee, And McRoberts Be Part Of A Top 5 Defense In The NBA?

August 21, 20140 Comments

While going through game footage from the 2013-14 season, a thought struck me: How was it possible that teams like the Bulls, Warriors, and Bobcats (Hornets, whatever) could start terrible defenders and yet still maintain an elite defensive ranking. I began diving into the defensive stats to see if something stuck out. Click here to […]

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How the Pacers Beat the Heat in Game 2 of the East Finals

May 26, 20130 Comments

In another closely contested game, the Pacers defeated the Heat 97-93 to tie the series at 1-1. LeBron James played another great game finishing with 36 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. He also committed five turnovers including two at the end of the fourth quarter. The Pacers were led by Roy Hibbert […]

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Who Wants To Win? The Story of Game 1 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals Pacers at Heat

May 24, 20130 Comments

While Game 1 in Miami provided lots of drama and entertainment, from a purely fundamental perspective, this game was a disaster. While Paul George came up clutch with his 35 foot three pointer to tie and 3 free throws to seemingly give the Indiana Pacers the victory, he also mishandled his dribble several times and […]

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Knicks’ Passing in Game 3 of Knicks v Pacers

May 14, 20131 Comment

The New York Knicks can be a devastating offensive team with explosive play from both Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith. They can also be a team that struggles on offense, as was the case in Game 3 of their second round series against the Pacers. The Knicks scored 71 points and failed to score 20 […]

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2012-13 Eastern Conference Mid-Season Report Card

February 18, 20131 Comment

Eastern Conference Mid-Season Report Card (by playoff seeding)Miami Heat Mid-Season Grade: B+ Record & Conference Standing: 36-14, 1st The Good: LeBron James has been playing at an all time great level, elevating Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to career high field goal percentages. The Bad: Some bad losses to top Eastern Conference opponents: 1-6 against […]

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Bulls at Pacers: What Thibs and Vogel Run On Offense Out of Time Outs

February 6, 20131 Comment

You know coaches share a similar philosophy when their teams run the same sets on back to back possessions. This happened last night a couple of times when the Bulls and Pacers met at Conseco Fieldhouse. Neither the Bulls (23rd ranked) nor the Pacers (27th ranked) get excessively creative with their offensive play calling, and […]

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Knicks at Pacers – Paul George Takes A Bite Out of the Big Apple

January 14, 20131 Comment

The short-handed New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers in a game that was close throughout much of the game. In the end, the game showcased the Pacers tough defense and the offensive limitations of the Knicks, who were playing without a suspended Carmelo Anthony (see: Honey Nut Cheerios). The contest was decided during […]

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2012-13 NBA Team Previews: Central Division

October 29, 20120 Comments

2012-13 Central Division Preview (by expected order of finish) Indiana Pacers2011-12 Record & Division Standing: 42-24 (2nd) Key Off-Season Additions: D.J. Augustin, Sam Young Key Off-Season Losses: Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Leandro Barbosa and Lou Amundson Outlook: Building off their 2nd round playoff run, the Pacers are the favorites to win the Central over the (mostly) Rose-less Bulls. […]

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