I didn’t see one second of the game last night as I was busy rescuing kittens from trees and helping grandmas carry home their groceries while you just sat there on your couch, selfishly eating nachos and watching basketball. Really altruistic guy you are. Way to go, jerk.
But a bunch of actually smart people did tune in to watch Indy hold on to beat Charlotte. Here’s what Kelly Dwyer had to say, which I thought was pretty eloquent. It’s not so much about the game as the team under new coach Frank Vogel.
Lots of running and confidence and pell-mell ball from the Pacers on Wednesday, but they also run good plays, and are paying more attention to detail now that they, well, want to. And while that’s not fair to former coach Jim O’Brien, it still is his fault. Even if it’s the players’ fault, if that makes sense.
Well put, KD.
As for the game, again, I have nothing to add. But The Basketball Jones did highlight Stephen Jackson’s final shot. They ask “Did Darren Collison Foul Stephen Jackson?”
Well … obviously he did. It’s really not a debate. Good for the Pacers that they didn’t call it, but that’s a fairly foolish challenge by Darren. Give credit to Cpt. Jack for forcing the controversy, but at some point you just need to let the guy throw a heave at the rim and hope for the best. Throw up a hand, sure, but your defense really isn’t going to have a lot of effect on a buzzer-beating prayer.
Check the play below. Also of note is DC’s reaction.
“I didn’t feel like I fouled him,” Collison said. “I made a play and whatever happened, happened. I’m not answering that type of question because I hate lying.”
Collison would be a good politician.