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Pacers owner Herb Simon is very proud of his team’s 18-3 start. "It’s been enjoyable. Last night wasn’t much fun though."
Vogel says the head-to-head matchups w/ MIA are key: "We’ve seen it all and they’ve seen everything we do. It just comes down to execution."
Me and my road dog running errands after some gym work http://t.co/D5MXdm9xBy
Pacers owner Herb Simon asking Frank Vogel about their road trip, and their travel issues. http://t.co/tuHnDtu1sX
Pagano: I see a lot of the same things you guys see.
Pagano: We've got to get better. A lot of things to get better at. Got to play consistent football for 60 minutes.
Pagano (cont.) : But I also told them there's only one team in NFL with (division champ ) hats, and that's the Colts.
Pagano: It's bittersweet. We wanted to win, wanted to play well, wanted to build off lat week, want to catch fire, want to do it on our own.
Pagano: You want guys to play with passion, energy, but can't cross the line.
Pagano: There's a lot of frustration on a lot of faces around here.
Pagano: Knew DRogers had talent, just a matter of learning what to do, getting comfortable in O.
Pagano: First goal is to win division, that accomplished, certainly plenty of things to work on moving forward.
Pagano: Rainey sustained fractured fibula, hence IR and need to sign Choice.
“Nothing in the world is as yielding as water; yet in attacking the firm and inflexible, nothing triumphs so well.” -Tao Te Ching
Pacers have the day off. However, Vogel and 3 players will be at an announcement later today that the organization is donating 30K+ toys.
Frank Vogel: "I think they were a step quicker in everything they did. … obviously you want to go 5-0, but we’re happy with 3-2."
GHill wasn't happy going 3-2: “I feel like everybody in this locker room is salty about the loss. We wanted to be 4-1 on this trip, or 5-0."
Final in Oklahoma City: Thunder 118, Pacers 94. OKC shoots a staggering 61% from the floor. PG led the Pacers with 32.
Down 21 with over six minutes to play, Vogel going with end-of-bench guys — Sloan, S. Hill, Copeland, Butler, plus Mahinmi.
Time to flip over to Bonnie and Clyde.
Paul George with 30 points, 24 and counting scored in the second half. Thunder still ahead by 20.
Pacers end the 3rd on a 10-2 run. PG made four 3s in the period, but they trail 90-69. On the season, IND holding opponents to 88ppg.
Give the 4th quarter to the bench. They could use minutes, starters might as well get some rest. Gonna need it.
Nothing going right for the Pacers. Last three possessions have all been turnovers.
Frank Vogel earns a technical foul, his third of the season. Thunder now up 21.
Pacers don’t convert on a 3-on-1 fast break; then Westbrook sinks a 3-pointer. Seems appropriate for this one. Vogel calls timeout.
Paul George getting in rhythm. After starting 2-for-8, he’s made his last two. Pacers cutting into the lead, down 16.
Thunder have their largest lead, 19, at intermission. Pacers struggling on O’ — shooting (33%), particularly outside (0-for-9). Durant w/ 19
Orlando Johnson still has work to do on shooting form. His future in the league depends on it.
Thunder having their way, shooting 62% and now ahead 43-24. Pacers know they can’t rely on a 3Q spark vs OKC.
Great hustle by Watson to get a steal, but then he shoved Reggie Jackson. Thunder up 13 with 8:55 left in the 2Q.
Thunder shot 59% in the 1st and scored 11 points in transition. They lead 28-18. Durant with 14; PG and Hibbert each have six.
I'm not feeling the 10-point rule tonight. Would be highly impressed if Pacers make it work.
Durant has 12 of the Thunder’s first 14 points. Pacers now in a 10-point hole.
Thunder have scored seven straight and lead 11-4 early. Pacers just 2-of-11 from the floor.
Easily most challenging game of season for Pacers.
Pacers and Thunder are the last unbeaten teams at home (9-0). Both of Indiana’s losses came on the road, on the 2nd night of a back-to-back.
Wonder if Lombardi and Halas ever bro-hugged.
It appeared DHB injured himself falling awkwardly while whiffing on a block.
I'm clearly missing something. Why is Luck in the game?
Last 2 drives: 6 plays, 122 yards, 2 TDs, 1:46.
Brazill is short but built like a tank for a WR, so Bengals' lame attempts at arm tackles were futile.
Hang on, folks, Triplette may rule Rogers down by contact at 35.
As someone who has law firm on his fantasy team and needs to win this week to make playoffs .... that was a horrible call.
3rd and 10, 5-yard route.
Nothing Brad Stevens does surprises me anymore but his mediocre Celtics team is pummeling the Knicks in NY by 36 entering the 4th. Yikes!
DHB should never set foot on the field again. Beyond ridiculous.
Colts now 5-36 on 3D in 1st half of last 6 games. Opponents 20-36.
These give-up routes on 3rd and long drive me nuts.
Colts blitzed, didn't get there so single coverage burned on 29TD pass.
This might be first time Pagano has taken the ball when winning toss.
Sunday's 1on1 w/ Purdue's Leroy Keyes airs at 9am on FM107.5 and 1070 The Fan. College football Hall of Famer did it all for winning teams.
Fans should appreciate how Frank Vogel keeps everything in perspective. Not overplaying meaning of Pacers win but doesn't downplay it either
I'm blocking idiots on twitter. Say something stupid. My S Pen is itching to hit this block button on my note3
Who wants to get blocked tonight. Try me
Stat that’ll make Frank Vogel smile: Pacers hit 93% of their free throw attempts, 26-of-28, and outscored the Spurs, 26-5.
Great team win!
Best performance of the season? "I think so,” Frank Vogel said. "You have to play great to beat this basketball team, especially here."
Pop appeared to say something to Frank that surprised him. Like maybe, "I was out coached tonight?"
Pacers (18-2) snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs with a 111-100 win. PG had 28. IND concludes its 5-game road trip tomorrow in OKC.
Thinking 'bout writing another book on the Pacers.
Don’t look now, but the Spurs have ripped off 15 straight and trail by only 11. However, there’s just 1:40 to play.
Spurs take great pride in cutting up teams that come into their building thinking they're good. Looks like the Pacers know they're good.
Up 26 with under five to play, Paul George checks out with 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and perfect from 3 (4) and the foul line (6).
I have been ripped for oversimplicity on this thought before, but ... this team ain't f***ing around this year. Wow.
With David West, the Pacers’ backbone, on the floor, IND is an astounding +32. He’s nearing his fifth double-double, 20 & 8.
The Spurs give up 92ppg (3rd). With 9:09 to play, the Pacers have a 93-71 lead.