Danny Granger, Jamaal Tinsley and Mike Dunleavy have returned to their mere mortal form of old.
Jermaine O’Neal is a long ways from being the conference’s best player. A long ways. (I thought he ways three or four years ago)
Big leads are once again being blown.
Great, just great. This is a perfect time for the NBA’s only unbeaten and arguably best team, the revamped Boston Celtics, to roll into town.
If you think Emeka, Melo and Sam I Am were hard to stop, just imagine what Jesus Shuttlesworth, The Big Ticket and The Truth will do to our defense. Tomorrow is likely going to be a long night for the Pacers, but I expect them to keep fighting. You can expect nothing less from a Jim O’Brien team. His personality will eventually rub off on the Pacers. It already has to a certain degree.
For now, I suggest that you just enjoy watching three likely Hall of Famers — Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen — play together, because in today’s NBA you don’t see that very often.