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Old 04-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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The Atlanta Hawks are trying to stay upbeat.
Yet, they know the playoffs can't keep going like this.
Beaten up and blown out in the first two games of their opening-round series against the Indiana Pacers, the Hawks were pondering lineup changes heading into Game 3 Saturday night. Coach Larry Drew said he's looking for improvement at both ends of the court, but it's clear that he's mainly concerned about getting tougher defensively.
The Pacers averaged 110 points in taking a 2-0 lead in Indianapolis. Their average margin of victory was a comfortable 16 points.
''We may look to change the lineup a little bit,'' Drew said Friday. ''It's about adjustments. We've done some good things in the first couple of games, but there are some things we need to do better. Some changes may push us over the edge in that respect.''
The Pacers have a huge size advantage, and they've taken full advantage of it so far. The Hawks had no answer for Paul George, who put up a triple-double (23 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists) in the series opener, then added 27 points in Game 2.

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Dude.Make a better game thread at least try to have it good. This is really wack. Some photos of main players and stuff like that is needed.

Imma predict a close game but Indy gonna come on top in the end.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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Indy hasn't won in Atlanta since 06
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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Indy hasn't won in Atlanta since 06

Indy have won every single quarter barring one tie in these series.
The crowd in Atlanta isn't gonna indimitade Indiana.
Josh Smith isn't interested in these series. I don't see Atlanta troubling Indiana too much.

NYK - IND next round after both sweep I think.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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Well at least we finally get to play our 3rd game.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
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This is a man's series. Most physical in all the playoffs.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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Show of hands....



Who has actually watched a game in this series so far? The ratings for this series must be awful.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Game has started. It's on ESPN
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That crowd.............
Look at all the shirts hanging on empty seats
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:14 PM   #10
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Timeout already for the Hawks.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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Is there a coach out there that could make Smith play hard and never shoot outside of 15 feet?
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Is there a coach out there that could make Smith play hard and never shoot outside of 15 feet?


Nope
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Is there a coach out there that could make Smith play hard and never shoot outside of 15 feet?
Yeah Greg Popavich, the GOAT coach
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Show of hands....



Who has actually watched a game in this series so far? The ratings for this series must be awful.
I have the sound turned off right now that hideous voice is more than I can stand.
If Pacers win do they keep the same announcers for the next series? It's a shame to miss the sound of the crowd but that's too awful for words
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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I have the sound turned off right now that hideous voice is more than I can stand.
If Pacers win do they keep the same announcers for the next series? It's a shame to miss the sound of the crowd but that's too awful for words

No worries then. You aint missing much
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