Since I have a face made for radio, I’ve decided to inflict it on the poor, defenseless readers of 8p9s. Starting today, and hopefully for the vast majority of the rest of the games this season, I will be providing a brief video preview of the Pacers’ upcoming game. Inspired by Twitter, I’ll give you my thoughts in 140 seconds or less. (Absent that limitation, I’m prone to make Dances with Wolves look short.)
You can follow Jared Wade (@8pts9secs) and I (@TimDonahue8p9s) during the game on Twitter for the Pacers’ side. From the Lakers’ side, you can follow the always insightful Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) and J.M. Poulard (@ShyneIV), and be sure to check out our True Hoop sister site: Forum Blue & Gold. (Pacer fans will claim the true Blue and Gold, but there’s a nice little explanation as to why they’re calling “purple” “blue.”)
In fact, Jared had a conversation with J.M. that’s definitely worth checking out.
Without further ado, here I am. (I will not be offended if you elect to avert your eyes.)
For reference, I’ll be posting the “Fact Sheets” I use as a thumbnail for the game. I use these to get all of the big statistical info in one place, using the fantastic Basketball-Reference.com to get this done. Consider these a one-stop shop for arcane stats during the game.