Play smart, they can win this game. You can beat Miami with good passing to outside shooters. Miami does not close out on shooters all that well.
why is lebron yelling at battier on that play? Hes telling battier to be in the corner, but shane was wide open at the perfect angle and james just threw it out of bounds and acted like it was shanes fault.
Getting a true point guard should be the #1 priority for the Pacers this summer.
Is David West the only Pacer out there that doesn't want to lose?
Yea, David West is the only guy who's playing with a sense of urgency.
Only a few players can make a play like that. A select few.
Indiana had this they made too many crucial mistakes at the wrong time
hill and collison are solid at pg. But the pacers are playing two superstars in wade and lebron and there best players are granger and west. Its gonna be hard to win it all without a great talent to lead the way.
It ain't over yet..
LeBron James, Derrick Rose... Who else? Maybe Russell Westbrook.
Indy is fighting hard, you gotta love it. Way too many turnovers though.
Like I said, Miami does not close out on shooters. Btw that was a no-call when Wade was clearly hit. I'm js the calls are going both ways it looks like.
The turnover's killed them over 20 in a single game.
Those were actually the only three players I had in mind lmao
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure we'll have a selective memory of when Lebron scored here in the 4th to keep the Pacers at bay.
Credit the Heat's defense, but the Pacers have handled the ball just terrible. Sloppy ball handling and passing.
I agree with you Llperez. When you have a superstar that can get his own offense in isolations... That's just tough to beat.
That's why I think the Pacers need a superstar at the point. Too bad Deron Williams is considering the Pacers.
Never did I think the Pacers would be able to hang against the Heat. Not at all, I saw this being a 5 game series with the Heat thoroughly dominating their wins.
This series really said a lot about both teams. The resiliency of the Miami Heat and the ability to play short-handed and beat very good and deep teams even while down.
The Pacers proved to everyone that they were a force to be wreckened with. The league is going to have to be aware of how good this Pacer team is next season.
The Pacer should go for Rondo. The Celtics have been shopping him and will continue to do so after the season.
LeBron got some good buckets in the 4th, but let's be real here... D. Wade was phenomenal. He was tonight what LeBron was in game four... Even better from just a offensive/scoring standpoint.
Pacers' fans were classy. "Thank you Pacers" was a good way to close an impressive season, even if they did fall short.
I like what the Pacers have going forward.
Bird has a big decision to make on Roy Hibbert this summer. How much money will he command? He's not worth big money to me.
I also think it's time to move Danny Granger. Paul George needs to work on his mid-range game and his passing/ball handling, but I think it's time to move him to his natural position.
The Pacers battled the Bulls last year and pushed the Heat this year, yes without Chris Bosh, but still... Good experience.
Really impressed by D Wade's phenomenal performance tonight. The best part about it was him not crying for fouls or anything, all of it was just him balling. Gosh those floaters a gorgeous.
If anyone of us had said the Pacers would be 3rd seeds out West and make Conference Semis at the start of the season, they may have been laughed off the board. But when losing to the Heat is almost seen as a disappointment it shows how far the Pacers have come. This was with their main off season signing David West averaging well below career numbers.
Don't forget that in the last 3 games, Leron went for 98 points and D-Wade for 99 points so any team would struggle to have won a game against them in that form.
I was interested to see Indyball suggesting that the roster could be changed, personally I apart from maybe looking for a PG upgrade, I cannot really see how the Pacers could upgrade the good team they already have. Especially after seeral years of rebuilding they have got back into contention so would want to stay there and with David West only having another year on his deal then any future moves may revolve around him.
Roy Hibbert's deal will be innteresting to follow, I'd be looking at what say Maark Gasol got last year $57 million over 4 years as a good ballpark figure but someone might of course offer him a larger deal which the Pacers then have to consider whether to match. Also could he maybe look for the one 5 year deal that the Pacers could offer but they may want to hold that back for the future maybe Paul George.
I really like the current roster, but if it takes moving Danny Granger to bring back a stud at point guard... I'm all for it. I'd even be open to moving Danny Granger to bring back a stud shooting guard who can create his own offense off of the dribble.
I think it was Jon Barry who said it... The Pacers will never beat the Heat without a star caliber type of player.
But like I said... The Pacers had a good season and I really like what they have going forward. I was one of those fans who stuck with the team even during all of the bad years and it feels good to finally see the team rellevant again.