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catzhernandez 03-22-2008 10:23 PM

HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
Man, this team is making leaps and bounds since the all-star break. Not only do we have our first 4-game winning streak in over two years, but once again we get big contributions from Granger, Dunleavy, Murphy, and tonight Shawne Williams, to help lead us to overcome a 13 point 4th quarter deficit and get a big W against the Bulls, who are competing for the same 8 seed in the playoffs as we are.

So after the win tonight, we are now a full game and a half ahead of Chicago. Not only that, but New Jersey lost again, so we are now tied with New Jersey for the ninth seed. The beauty of this is that we have back to back games against New Jersey next week, and if we continue to play like we have tonight, and the las three nights, I like our chances to capitalize, and work hard to pull out 2 W's against them.

Atlanta also won, overcoming a 4th quarter deficit of their own to get a big win against Division leading Orlando.

So after tonight's games this is what the fight for the 8th seed looks like.

8.Atlanta (30-39) --
9.Indiana (29-41) 1.5 GB
9.New Jersey (29-41) 1.5 GB
11. Chicago (27-42) 3 GB




This is everyone's schedules the rest of the way. Again, ours is the easiest, big advantage.



Teams is BOLD are below .500


Pacers (29-41 1.5 GB)

8 of final 12 games are against teams with below .500 records
5 of final 12 games are on the road
3 of final 12 games are against teams vying for the 8th seed
1 of final 12 games are against Western Conference
4 of final 12 games are against teams currently in the playoffs


Tue 25 vs New Orleans
Wed 26 @ New Jersey
Fri 28 vs New Jersey
Mon 31 vs Miami
Wed 02 @ Boston
Fri 04 @ Milwaukee
Sun 06 vs Milwaukee
Tue 08 vs Atlanta
Fri 11 @ Philadelphia
Sat 12 vs Charlotte
Mon 14 @ Washington
Wed 16 vs New York


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Nets (29-41 1.5 GB)

5 of final 12 games are against team with below .500 records
7 of final 12 games are on the road
2 of final 12 games are against teams vying for the 8th seed
1 of final 12 games are against Western Conference
7 of final 12 games are against teams currently in the playoffs

Mon 24 @ New York
Wed 26 vs Indiana
Fri 28 @ Indiana
Sat 29 vs Phoenix
Tue 01 vs Philadelphia
Fri 04 @ Detroit
Sat 05 vs Toronto
Wed 09 @ Cleveland
Fri 11 @ Toronto
Sat 12 @ Milwaukee
Tue 15 vs Charlotte
Wed 16 @ Boston


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Bulls (27-42 3 GB)

5 of final 13 games are against teams with below .500 records
5 of final 13 games are on the road
2 of final 13 games are against teams vying for the 8th seed
No more games against Western Conference
8 of final 13 games are against teams currently in the playoffs


Tue 25 vs Atlanta
Wed 26 @ Philadelphia
Fri 28 @ Atlanta
Sat 29 vs Milwaukee
Tue 01 vs Boston
Thu 03 @ Cleveland
Sat 05 vs Washington
Tue 08 @ Miami
Wed 09 @ Orlando
Fri 11 vs Cleveland
Sun 13 vs Orlando
Mon 14 @ Milwaukee
Wed 16 vs Toronto


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Hawks (30-39 8 seed)

8 of final 13 games are against teams with below .500 records
5 of final 13 games are on the road
3 of final 13 games are against teams vying for the 8th seed
1 of final 13 games are against Western Conference
5 of final 13 games are against teams currently in the playoffs


Tue 25 @ Chicago
Wed 26 vs Milwaukee
Fri 28 vs Chicago
Sun 30 vs New York
Mon 31 @ Memphis
Wed 02 vs Toronto
Fri 04 vs Philadelphia
Sat 05 @ Philadelphia
Tue 08 @ Indiana
Fri 11 @ New York
Sat 12 vs Boston
Tue 15 vs Orlando
Wed 16 @ Miami

catzhernandez 03-23-2008 12:47 AM

Re: HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
If the Pacers finish 8-4, whichis what I'm projecting, and if the Hawks finish 6-7, which is what I'm thinking, then we will be 37-45 while the Hawks would be 36-46... Ooooh, I'm excited.

The Big Three 03-23-2008 01:48 AM

Re: HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
For your sake, I hope you guys make the playoffs. Getting any pick lower than 10 and missing the playoffs would be a travesty. I like some of the young big men in next year's draft, however, and it's possible you guys could pick up one of either Brook Lopez, DeAndre Jordan, or JaVale McGee, or go small and take a PG like D.J. Augustin. But for right now I'll try and limit the draft chitchat and see if Indiana can pull off an impressive finish to the season and make the playoffs.

catzhernandez 03-23-2008 01:54 AM

Re: HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
It's a deep draft, I think we can get quality whether we have the 8th pick or the 15th pick.

jbot 03-23-2008 06:50 AM

Re: HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Big Three
For your sake, I hope you guys make the playoffs. .


man, no longer a pacers fan? us guys, huh? wow, i'm at a loss for words.


:D

catzhernandez 03-23-2008 12:40 PM

Re: HUGE Win For Us Tonight
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jbot
man, no longer a pacers fan? us guys, huh? wow, i'm at a loss for words.


:D

Marny's AWOL.


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