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PBT Extra: Talking Heat/Pacers, and why Indy might be optimistic

May 23, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

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Today Kay Adams and I are talking what everyone else is — Heat vs. Pacers.

I feel bad for Paul George because the Pacers wouldn’t have been in the game at the end if not for him, but that’s not what anyone will remember. And of course, we talk sitting Roy Hibbert a little — that will not happen again.

But then we talk why the Pacers should be optimistic and what is key for Game 2 — the Pacers can’t turn the ball over like that again.

  1. 808raiderinparadise - May 23, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Disagree. Pacers are young, looked lost in crunch time, fumbling passes, bad screens and ball movement and their defense awful in crunch time.

    They looked lost, Point blank. Thats why they didn’t win and they WILL be nervous next time a close game calls, they will have all this in the back of their head.

    They (Pacers) did everything domninant in rebounding, defense and scoring in the paint, they got to the line more and forced crazy amount of turnovers on the road where HEAT have been dominant all year and they still lost… imo that deflates a locker room and team a lot …. more than it helps, don;t count on 4.5 million turnovers again by HEAT in game 2 …. count on a comfortable win by HEAT.

  2. jollyjoker2 - May 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Indy aint close. They have to play double to get a win. The refs’ are not gonna allow a small market series unless a big name is involved. Indy don’t have any.

    • deeballer - May 24, 2013 at 6:04 AM

      This is such a tired argument made by degenerate gamblers that always see the conspiracy in everything. How do I know this? I have degenerate gambling older brothers that talk just like this guy constantly.

  3. slystone111 - May 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Why Indy might be optimistic? Because LeBron James is a choker who is more likely to fail than to succeed when the pressure’s on.

    • gswgoboom - May 24, 2013 at 2:47 AM

      and the award for dumbest comment of the century goes to….

  4. golfrangeman - May 24, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Slystone111 is an idiot. Why don’t you list a few players that are more cluch then LeBron? Nobody !!! You obviously no nothing about basketball. Did you even watch the game? Go back to your video games.

  5. rodge1 - May 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Don’t worry about slystone111’s comments. As long as there is a great player around there will always be a hater to criticize them. And slystone111’s comments have nothing to do with LeBron but more to do with the unhappiness with her own life & team.

  6. azarkhan - May 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Battier took several cheap shots in the first game. I want to see West and Hibbert smash him in the head and put him on his a$$.

    • hehateme2 - May 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      please do and let’s get them tossed from the game. dumb comment from a dumb fan.

  7. fanofthegame79 - May 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I guess what makes me mad is the fact that no one is remembering that the Heat LOST game 1 against the Bulls last round. Similar situations with the Heat having an extensive lay off between series. Bulls and Pacers play a similar game: good defense and physical basketball. The differences are the Bulls have more heart and a better coach (imo). So why should the Pacers feel optimistic about losing a game they could have won? Sure they played the Heat close, but if it wasn’t for that lucky long 3 by George at the end of regulation, the game would have ended in regulation in a Heat win.

    • fanofthegame79 - May 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      Oh, and I bet David West doesn’t pour in 26 points again in game 2.

  8. rodge1 - May 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    @fanofthegame79

    All great points. Heat/LeBron-haters always conveniently forget those things.

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