My comment on the last two games: seriously? Are you effin’ kidding me? Really? Wow. The Pacers need to watch out today when they face Toronto. No really. Yeah, sure, they lost to the Celtics 114-107 yesterday, but they are on a scoring roll. And Chris Bosh, oh jeez, if the Pacers don’t play defense, this guy is going to be all over them.
The Pacers, though, haven’t been playing defense lately. They’ve been allowing more than 108 points per game lately.
Says Chris Bosh of the Pacers:
“A team like that, they’re going to run and get in the open court and play fast-break basketball and get quick shots. If we fall into playing their controlled-chaos style, they can get you out of your game. We just have to play solid basketball and play our style.”
Last time the Pacers faced Toronto, which was on November 24th, they lost 123-112. Danny Granger is back and is back to averaging over 20 points per game. Could we see him having 40 points against Toronto? Probably. I mean, last time, Granger had 36.
The Pacers have lost 11-of-13 games, and it hasn’t been looking any better. Sometimes they come close, but then they give up. Tyler Hasnbrough is back now, with his “ear infection” (he missed seven straight games because of that. SEVEN STRAIGHT BECAUSE OF A DAMN EAR INFECTION! Play goddamn it.)
Indiana is back at home, so I’ll finally be able to watch it on TV besides on the computer, which messed me up on my updating. The Pacers, though, have been looking good at home. Just ask Chris Bosh:
“They’re always a dangerous team, especially at home,” Bosh said.
The Pacers last game at home was when they surprised the Magic, 97-90 (and the whole league as a matter of fact). Also, the Pacers will be revisiting Jarrett Jack! He’ll be starting tonight and will be guarding “The Joker,” Earl Watson (long story of his nickname. Okay, not so long…).
Let’s look for that twelfth win, kids.
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