Saturday, December 13, 2008

Panic Button?

Your Indiana Pacers lost to Milwaukee tonight, making it six consecutive losses. We had a tough early season schedule, especially the last two weeks, but is it too early to hit the panic button? I don't know, but I've definitely lifted the cover off it and started the initiation sequence. With the loss tonight, we have fallen to a piss poor 7 and 16 on the year. A lot of those losses were close and to good teams, but as the old cliche goes: close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. We need results. A team, that early on, looked like it might contend for a playoff spot, now looks like it may contend for the number draft pick. Good teams just don't lose six in a row, period. Here are a few questions that need to be answered for this team to turn this young season around:

-Where is our defense? I thinks we are something like 0-12 when teams score 100 points, which is on most nights.

-Who is our low post scorer? You know it ain't Murph, who spends the majority of his time hovering around the arc. We have to find an inside threat to make Granger, Daniels, and Ford more effective.

-When is Mike D coming back? Or shoud I say "is" he coming back? He won't help the D out any, but he may take some of the scoring pressure off of DG.

-Why the hell is Jack getting so many minutes? Especially late in the game. He's an ok backup, but just that a backup. Too many times this year he's been in with the game on the line. He's just not that good. Believe me, I watched him make key late game mistakes out here in Portland for the last 3 years. There was a reason he was ridin pine out here. He's just not that good.

Come on Larry. Come on JOB. Time to make the necessary changes and get us back on track.

the Dude

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