Pacers - Heat : Game 7

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Pacers - Heat : Game 7

Alright fellas, it's game seven in what has become one hell of a series. I'm expecting another intense game from both teams. Who do y'all have taking this one and ultimately facing the Spurs in the Finals?


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Heat. Mr Stern will make sure

Heat. Mr Stern will make sure of it.

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I'm predicting heat. I dont

I'm predicting heat. I dont believe stern or any officials is gonna fix anything, but the defending champs with more star power playing at home, I do think they get the benefit of the whistle tonight. Plus I think those jumpers start falling for the role players and the big 3 all play with high energy. Indiana is gonna see a lot more rotations and guys in their way down low making it tougher to dominate the paint. pulling for Indiana though.

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I'm also taking the Heat.

I'm also taking the Heat. Home court should help, they get Birdman Birdman back to provide some energy, and that one guy named LeBron? I expect him to be uber aggressive attacking the rim tonight. I'm hoping for a great game though!

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I think Hill and Stephenson

I think Hill and Stephenson show up on the road tonight.

Pacers win 97-93.

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Is that actually what you

Is that actually what you think IndianaBasketball... or is it what you hope?

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So far Miami is looking very

So far Miami is looking very aggressive going into that painted area.

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If they continue to drive and

If they continue to drive and play aggressive defense they will win the game. Pacers wont make enough shots

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Good start for Miami.

Good start for Miami. Attacking the rim, aggressively forcing TOs, pushing the tempo. Miami is really exploiting its advantages right now.

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Bosh is looking pretty damn

Bosh is looking pretty damn useless to be blunt.

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Paul George "Nice flop,

Paul George "Nice flop, f*cking b*tch" on Chalmers flop. lol

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Bosh showing aggression, but

Bosh showing aggression, but still struggling. Interesting to see if he losses his confidence. 1-8 to start

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Too many TO's from Indy thus

Too many TO's from Indy thus far..

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Indiana really needs to start

Indiana really needs to start taking care of the ball, and get Hibbert involved down low.

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wade

stephenson would've got a tec if he hung on the rim like wade did

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What about Lebrons it was

What about Lebrons it was worse

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What about Lebrons it was

What about Lebrons it was worse

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People neg me every time I

People neg me every time I say I dont like the Pacers guards but I dont like the Pacers guards

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@BenchWarmer Both lol

@BenchWarmer

Both lol

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I'm a rwptors fan so its

I'm a rwptors fan so its usually hope when I say I think haha

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Look I understand that the

Look I understand that the Heat are attacking the rim and playing very aggressive. But they still lost the first quarter and that is with Wade playing his best thus far. I still think the Heat are going to win the game but this is going to be a battle. Or at least I hope so...

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Hibbert having trouble

Hibbert having trouble passing out of the double team…Heat will exploit that as the game goes on, so he needs to be ready to pass. Pacers need to HOLD ONTO THE BALL! and attempt to get into the paint more. It would really open up their inside game too

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Miami are double teaming and

Miami are double teaming and defending the bigs for Indy well so far

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It's like the Pacers forgot

It's like the Pacers forgot that Miami liked to trap…this is hard to watch. I mean come on, when Mike Miller is just ripping the ball out of peoples hands, you know you're having issues.

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game

this game is making me sick

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Hibbert and PG should be on

Hibbert and PG should be on the damn floor.. Just sayin'.

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Hibbert Verticality

I know HIbbert has a great thing going for him and gets a lot of respect because the "Verticality" rule he commends to when he is contesting shot. But just being honest and watching over and over again, what Hibbert is actually doing is jumping vertical and horizontal. He's jumping out but keeping his hands and arms vertical. You may disagree but if that was any other big man in the league, thats a foul. He's not jumping straight up.

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Shout out to Chris Bosh for

Shout out to Chris Bosh for trying tonight. Heat gotta love oweing 60 million dollars to a player who admits to his teammates he wasn't playing hard enough for 6 games of a series.

The Heat are winning because of Indiana's terrible play. So sloppy. Get these bench scrubs out. Force feeding Wade and Bosh isn't working.

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Apparently Ray Allen being

Apparently Ray Allen being hot, the Pacers turning the ball over at a ridiculously alarming rate, and Chris Bosh being 3-10 means the "Big 3 is back in action".

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Bosh is the best big on the

Bosh is the best big on the floor at the moment.

LeBron has taken 9 shots for his 18 points

Wade has a steal, block, assist, a few rebounds, playing hard on defense and is interested on the offensive end.

The three best players on the floor are LeBron, Wade, and Bosh in that order... for both teams.

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When hansbrough and Augustine

When hansbrough and Augustine are your best bench players, good luck. I'm just hoping Indiana doesn't let this get away and we have an exciting game down the stretch.

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You ain't lying... It's

You ain't lying... It's depressing.

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Paul George and Roy Hibbert

Paul George and Roy Hibbert better wake up in 2nd half!!

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We need a bench!!!

We need a bench!!!

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Some bench production would

Some bench production would be great. But the thing I want to see most in the 2nd half is the Pacers reacting quicker to the Miami's traps on both the pick and roll and also on that first pass the ballhandler makes. Miami is making some quick rotations, but they can't move faster than the ball. If Indiana can make quick, crisp passes that are on point, they can absolutely get back into this game.

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For all the good things

For all the good things Indiana has done this series, this game has really showed why this team is flawed.

They have absolutely no depth, and they turn the ball over way too much. They had so many chances in the 2nd quarter to get back in the game with a good possession and failed. I like George Hill as a 3rd guard. He can shoot, and I love his intensity. But he isn't a good point guard at all.

When you look at the Heat, Ray Allen is hot, and Bosh and Wade are playing like 2013 Bosh and Wade (which isn't anything groundbreaking) and its making a HUGE difference. The Pacers were living by their frontcourt outplaying Miami's whole team, and they are dieing by it tonight.

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I gotta give credit to

I gotta give credit to Miami's post defense this game. They're making it a living hell for Hibbert. He must adjust his game down low in the 2nd. Paul George has to get going, too.

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Also: The Heat are far from

Also: The Heat are far from done tonight. You can celebrate all 2nd quarter dunks you want LeBron, this was a team with "fo-fo-fo" potential, and you got pushed to the brink against a 49 win team. San Antonio has strengths at basically where all the Pacers flaws lie.

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What are good bench options

What are good bench options the pacers should go after this offseason ?
Also do you think dewayne Dedmon a good fit for the heat ?

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Huge first half for Miami.

Huge first half for Miami. The Pacers need to find a way to get good post catches for Hibbert, because there weren't many in the first half. The Pacers actually shot pretty well on jump shots that 1st half, with Stephenson getting hot and Hill knocking some good looks down, but the Pacers were just unable to get good deep post catches for their big men, which they have been getting all series. Perhaps they could try more high-low options of the pick-and-roll or just try to swing the ball around the perimeter following the pick-and-roll to open up post-ups on the weak side. Whatever they do, they will need to find some way to get the ball to the weak side of the floor much quicker when Miami traps.

Heat just need to keep aggressively trapping. They want the Pacers to continue to rely on Stephenson knocking down jump shots. The Heat had an excellent offensive 1st half and need to keep attacking. Hibbert getting in foul trouble is huge.

George is the key for the Pacers. He has made an absurd number of contested threes in this series. Those typically aren't ideal shots, but the Pacers probably need George to hit a few in the second half for them to overcome this deficit. I'm not saying they should look for them, but they aren't going to comeback from 15 down without hitting some big shots.

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Anybody watching it on the

Anybody watching it on the net livestream ?

If so what site is the best ?

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atdee.net has a good link.

atdee.net has a good link. It wasn't working earlier, but now it is. The first link has good definition.

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I never clicked on that "is

I never clicked on that "is Paul George a superstar" thread, but I think this game is showing he still has some growing to do to enter that category. They just showed some of allens and millers wide open looks, and it was George not guarding anyone. He also turned his head on lebron and ball watched wade who was being well defended and let lebron get a layup.

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In this series he's basically

In this series he's basically played LeBron James head to head as well as any player has in the past 5 years...Lets not rain on his parade because he had one bad half.

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No idea what the stats are,

No idea what the stats are, but I dont think he has played lebron head to head. Maybe 1 or 2 games he has. But consistency is part of being in the elite. And i would have said he hasn't entered "superstar" territory before this game. I'm not basing it on this half. He certainly is close though and should be in that category soon.

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Paul George 21.5 PPG, 5.8

Paul George 21.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.3 APG

Lebron 28.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 5.5 APG

Yes LeBron has been better. He's Lebron. George has hung with him though.

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I'm not hating and you're

I'm not hating and you're correct about him not having to = lebron to be a superstar. But when he struggles, he really disappears. I mean think about kobes most criticized game ever, game 7 vs Boston. He was struggling big time shot 6-24 bit still scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and locked rondo up. When George really struggles, he looks like just another player out there. Hell, take the team down with you, but don't fade into the background.

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In short, Paul George has

In short, Paul George has very high peaks and very low valleys.

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He is a work in progress

He is a work in progress still. off-season plain is weights and post up game.

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Paul George looks

Paul George looks intimidated, he keeps picking up his dribble and taking horrible shots.

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5 fouls on Hibbert. It's

5 fouls on Hibbert. It's done. The Pacers came this far and should build on this experience of getting this far in the postseason. They have a bright future.

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