"To see the beauty of a Rose you must respect it's thorns & that he will be in the Pacers a**"-Jalen Rose
Now with that being said DRose will put up spectacular #s up against Collison. I don't know what he will drop today, but this is a mismatch all series long. I wonder if the Pacers will keep it close, they have the wings.
i think the bulls will win by 20 this 1st game
I'm going on a limb DROSE 40!!!!!!!
Pacers win game 1 95 to 93 book it, i will be right imma time travela.
hahaha @lions, they looked good at the start but bulls got too much firepower.....rose's shots have been spectacular, Noah and Hibbert is going to be fun to watch, not happy Paul George got those 2 fouls so quick, I haven't seen any of him this year.
OMG that block and spin!!!!!! that was so nasty, and Collison has been looking great
DRose is a beast. That block was dirty and that spin move was dirty. I have never seen someone alter their layup as much as he does and still finish.
great battle between rose and collison so far, not looking like a mismatch yet.
That block... he recovered so quick! Who says Rose can't defend when he sets his mind to it?
Rose has to have the best hangtime in the league
Granger has to get it going 6pts 3-8 FG
wow, rose just got away with hacking dollison with 1 second left on a shot attempt. Then the tech on the pacers to boot for arguing it.
Yea that was a crap call, but this is turning into a great game. Obviously you can't stop Rose you can only hope to contain him and Darren might be the guy to do it, he was always and amazing defender in college then last year was good as a rookie and maybe took a step back this season.But if he keeps up his intensity and keeps making Rose work on D they might have a good series.
has ran the offense beautifully against Chi-town in the first half. He should have had like 8 assists by now had it not been for some missed shots by his teammates but I am very impressed how D-Coll has been handling the pressure thus far.
Lets see if the Pacers can keep it up in the second half!
Deng is having a quiet game offensively, but is absolutely shutting down Granger. The more I watch Granger the less convinced I am he's anything but a shooter, certainly not the best player on a contending team, even one built like Detroit. We'll see what happens for the remainder of the series, but if he doesn't put in a better showing from here on out the Pacers might start looking for a better option. Good thing they have Paul George waiting in the wings to take his spot.
i've watched the pacers throughout the season cause im a collison fan plus i owned a couple pacers in my fanatasy league, and i always wondered why they didnt win more games. This team has more talent then 37 wins.
Hanbourgh is dropping every mid range jumper. He is looking like a solid player, I have said all year they needed to get a PF but he is proving he can be that guy.
Still waiting on that Bulls run SHEESH!
that looks like a concusion.
huge 3 by rush, pacers not allowing the b ulls to gain much momentum
I can't wait to hear from that guy who was pumping D-Coll on another thread saying he was a 22ppg 11 ast 5 reb player.
Granger looks like he did two seasons ago.
They need to get price out. Its crunch time and Collison needs to be there and Jeff Foster taking 15 footers isnt cutting it. Pacers had a chance to really put pressure on the bulls but its only a 2 possession game still.... nope make it one cuz DENG just hit the 3 lol
hansbrough killing boozer
I understand that it's a playoff type atmosphere & the intensity level will be high, but both teams will have to keep their composure if they plan on going far. I would hate to see Chicago & Boston matchup especially for the simple fact that KG can get into Noah's head like no other.
Damn, Tyler is cold-blooded. If Pacers lose this one from here it'll take the life out of them for the rest of the series. Bulls might just need that wake up call with a loss at home.
Fauck u Tyler!! :(
Hansbrough gonna make a couple extra million off this game alone lol
Boozer is defending Hansbrough horribly and had a lot of lazy fouls in the first half, too. He really needs to step it up defensively. An as I'm writing this, he just stripped him and took it coast to coast for and and 1 dunk on Boozer.
Stupid a** foul!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF was Booz thinking!!!!!!
Dang, Hansbrough. I have never cheered for him ever, but I'm rooting for him now. Would love to see a Pacers upset here.
Pooh with a HEAT-SEAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Boozer's defense as been ATROCIOUS!
I was wondering when Noah would make some hustle plays... there we go haha.
wow, and just like that. ROse takes over down the stretch.
And now the Pacers will be swept. Good try.
Sum it up................
Every 4th quarter Rose does this when they are down...Just give him the ball and get out his way.
pacers just fell apart down the stretch and the bulls took over. Great game to watch though to start the playoffs.
Best player in the NBA??
Aight now tha comment the announcer made about D.Rose being the best PG might be true...but best player in the world? NOT
The best player IMO is playing on ABC against the sixers
Now I guess we all start hoping for a Phili upset
lol Josh McRoberts
Hell of a playoff opener, Rose had an amazing game in the paint, outside? Not so much... but the result is all that counts.
Why are people so surprised at Boozers defense? And Rose really reminds me of a 6'3" Lebron in skillset and freaky athleticism.
HOLY CRAP. WOW. I'M CRYING.
there wasn't a doubt in my mind that the Bulls were not going to win this game.
I'm kind of sad now.
I suck!!!!!! 1 shy of 40 SHEESH
The refs gave Chicago this game
i was pulling for indiana and i dont think the refs decided this game. A couple missed calls happen but indiana lost this game because
A-the bulls, led by rose, finished like a great team
B-the bulls hit the offensive boards hard which bailed them out of a large number of bad offensive possesions.
C-Pacers coach head scratchingly sat darren collison the whole 4th until less then 5 minutes remained. Price was playing well shooting but was not creating for others like DC was.
D-i really thought the posseion with less then 3 minutes remianing where hansbrough missed a good look at a lay up then chi got the ball and pushed it up the court in 2 passes and got an and 1 lay up from noah. That 5 point swing was HUGE.
Regardless, i think the pacers gained confidence from this game. Some will say that it was the pacers best shot and that the bulls stealing the game will only rip out their hearts, but i disagree. I think the pacers will continue to fight.
Pacers should have won that game