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No doubt about it now. Nets going to win, so Pacers have to win to make playoffs.
College soccer in the U.S. looking pretty good on that Jordan Morris goal. Well done.
Stuckey needs to play point tonight. Sloan just not healthy enough with that toe.
Paul George picks up two quick fouls here in the 2nd Q, not even two minutes have expired. But no movement from the bench, he stays on
Remember Bogdanovic? He has 25 points and his last jumper put the Nets up by nine on Orlando with 4mins left.
Paul George misses the layup, but gets the tip-in. Again, I like the second-effort lift by the kid
Gasol has 9 points and 5 rebounds and played the entire 1st Q
Too cute. Plus that pass was telegraphed
Mahinmi not only got that tip, he made George Hill's rebound possible at the defensive end to set it up. Kept it alive.
Brooklyn and Orlando knotted at 75 as the fourth quarter begins.
Looks like David West’s left ankle. He missed 15 games at the beginning of the year with a “tough, tough sprain” to his right ankle.
Magic and Nets tied after three quarters.
Luis Scola will replace David West after this time-out
Frank Vogel rushes to call time-out at 5:53 at the first sight of West laboring. He walks to the bench w/o help and takes a seat
West rolls ankle ... non-contact.
David West seems to have hurt his left foot/ankle
George Hill recreates that game-winning shot in Charlotte to give Pacers 12-9 lead.
Good for the Pacers to see shots go down early. 10 points in the first three minutes. They managed just 16 in the 1Q last night.
Miles and Hill haven't let up from last night. Besides that first play where Miles didn't know how close he was to rim, they're still sharp
Courtney Lee ... yet another Pike guy who can shoot. It's in our blood.
One last reminder, from Larry Bird. "If you move the ball, you'll be in the playoffs." Key shots last night came off ball movement.
Vogel: 'Probably not, probably probably we’ll still go to win the game but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it."
When I did ask Vogel if an ORL win impacts his 2nd half coaching, he said...
Remember, Vogelradamus… "Orlando’s not going to win tonight."
Such a fun night to have basketball twitter filling my timeline. I love life!
And Hibbert's deep 2 w/ the shot clock running out? "Absolutely by design," Vogel said, with a big grin. Which means he's joking
Vogel on Hibbert: "We’re not here talking about a chance to make the playoffs without those three plays."
Vogel mentioned Roy's hustle plays (sprinting floor for possession, dive into Wiz bench, tip in on missed FT) as direct help for the 2OT win
"When ur shot’s not falling, u got 2 find other ways 2 help ur team win. No better ex. of that concept than what Roy Hibbert did last nite"
Vogel, per usual, caped for one of his guys. This time, it was 'ya boy Roy' who started last night's game w/ a thud but finished w/ a flurry
Breaking News: Magic lead Nets 20-12.
Vogel: "We’re all operating under the assumption that Brooklyn’s going to win and we need to win our game. No need to even look that up."
But Vogel won't even entertain such thoughts. "Orlando's not going to win tonight," Vogel said flatly.
Don't expect Vogel to "scoreboard watch" for the BKN-ORL outcome. Of course, an unpredictable BKN loss automatically puts IND into playoffs
Vogel said he plans to play a similar first-half rotation, which means starters and bench guys (including PG) subbing in after midway point.
I asked if after 5 gms the initial plan was to increase PG's minutes. Vogel said: "Yes, but probably not on his 1st back to back."
Vogel: "Maybe up to 20 minutes, but we'll see how (PG) feels. It's going to be dictated on how he feels when he's out there tonight."
Vogel: "Paul felt good with the little bit of increase in minutes, so I've been given the green light for a little bit of an increase."
Game 1 in Atlanta v Indiana/Brooklyn will be Sun., April 19 and air on TNT. (Full schedule will be released after tonight's games.)
Tough season for guard C.J. Watson. Not available at the start or finish. Missed: + First 15 games, right foot + Final 6, right elbow
Solomon Hill will be the only Pacer to have played in all 82 this season. 12 guys combined to miss 219 games. (Other 3: Solo, Luis, Shayne.)
I can't go Harden for MVP cause great defenders usually shut him down. P George 3 of 4 x's last 2 years and K Leonard last week.
Time and chance come together for every person
Anyone know a foolproof way to recover txt messages on iPhone 6 when you can't plug into your iTunes? Btw just noticed my iCloud was off
Pacers flight probably leaving just about now. They're grateful for that 9:30 EST start in Memphis.