November 25, 2005

Atlanta 87, Indiana 85: "On one possession, Jackson was handed the basketball on an inbound play as he tied one shoe, and Atlanta knocked it from his hands and out of bounds. When Jackson got the ball back, he was tying his other shoe and nearly threw it away. That drew boos from a crowd, which was weary of Indiana's lazy shots and lack of emotion."

posted by chmurray to basketball at 10:33 PM - 18 comments

I might not watch another game in the nba till the playoffs. This team is a joke.

posted by chmurray at 10:34 PM on November 25

So the day after Indiana destroys one of the better teams in the NBA, they decide to take a game off against the lowly Hawks thinking that they'll probably win without much effort. Plan backfires and now you're boycotting the whole season? Sounds like you aren't much of an NBA fan.

posted by panoptican at 12:00 AM on November 26

Wow, I hope you are not a TRUE Pacers fan because the true blue stick together throught the "best of times and the worst of times." Guess you can just watch CSI or Law and Order instead. Let's go Blue. (Pacers, Colts, and Wolverines)

posted by coach at 07:18 AM on November 26

The Spurs joined the club by losing to the Bulls at Home. Compliancy is the name of the game.

posted by Richard j Garcia at 08:13 AM on November 26

a. Not a TRUE Pacers fan either, tired of the lazy play and losing in the last 2 minutes. Reggie was the last good reason to follow Indiana. b. The Bulls actually brought some pretty good stuff last night.

posted by ridadie2005 at 09:20 AM on November 26

I'm not sure there's any reason to watch any NBA game until the playoffs. That said, I'm going to the Raptors game Monday night. God help me.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:59 AM on November 26

Let's go Blue. (Pacers, Colts, and Wolverines) Pacers, awesome. Colts, awesome. Wolverines, what are you thinking!?

posted by rockin_the_suburbs at 10:51 AM on November 26

And related to the article. I consider myself a true Pacers fan and watch nearly every game they play, but I agree it is very frustrating to watch a team with so mcuh talent take games off like that. I wouldnt go as far as saying I won't watch another game until the playoffs but the thought crosses my mind everytime they do this.

posted by rockin_the_suburbs at 10:53 AM on November 26

Bulls played good basketball last night and deserved to win, don't compare them to the Hawks. Spurs never take a day off. Huge hurdle for a young team to overcome, beating the Champs at home for the first time since 1998. It is sad to see such a talented Pacers team loose to Atlanta though, I feel sorry for Indiana fans. Championship calaber team year after year, but continue to let down. At least you still have the Colts.

posted by Jeffro71984 at 12:26 PM on November 26

Seriously, where do these people come from? Indiana has defeated Cleveland, Houston, New Jersey and Miami (twice). Last night, playing without their best player and visibly lacking energy (and don't we all every once in a while), they lose by two to Atlanta. I don't get how this makes Indiana a disappointing team that wastes their talent... being a Timberwolves fan, I'd be fully in favor of trading our team for your team.

posted by panoptican at 02:10 PM on November 26

I know this is off topic so my apologies in advance. Rockin the suburbs I don't think I've ever seen a team more decimated by injuries this this years Wolverines. If this team can stay healthy next year watch out. HAIL TO THE VICTORS GO BLUE!!!!!

posted by Fade222 at 02:22 PM on November 26

ahhh....all is good with the world....reggie and his sister off the tv screen,pacers lose. go sixers.

posted by GoBirds at 02:37 PM on November 26

ahhh....all is good with the world....reggie and his sister off the tv screen,pacers lose. go sixers.

posted by GoBirds at 02:37 PM on November 26

Jeffro I absolutely agree the Bulls deserved to win the game last night, however as a diehard Spur fan beleive me we do not give uo 100+ points per game on our own floor. It's good to see the Bulls improving but we didn't bring our game last night.

posted by Richard j Garcia at 03:41 PM on November 26

Go wolverines. Pacers have a bunch of young, hotheaded guys who can't even stack up against true talent (Pistons). Ron Artest is good but rap ablums and running into stands? I'm thinking another banner for Joe Dumars.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:47 PM on November 26

It's only 11 games into the season. Better hold off on making predictions, a lot can happen over the course of 6 months.

posted by muggssy at 09:19 PM on November 26

Sounds like you aren't much of an NBA fan. The problem I'm having is that you might be completely right. I didn't have any fun at all watching that game, and it's pretty much what I've seen from the Pacers all year long. I really just don't see how people can argue that the pacers are doing fine, unless they're not watching the games and just reading the standings. Yeah its only 11 games, but after watching them be undermanned and fight through injuries ALL DAMN YEAR last year I really excited to see this team back in one piece. I'll still watch the playoffs for sure but I might be watching alot less of the regular season =/

posted by chmurray at 11:26 PM on November 26

I would take Ron Artest on my team, and not just for the entertainment value. He can play (and well) on either side of the court when he wants to.

posted by yerfatma at 10:11 AM on November 27

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