Discussion in 'March 2014' started by roscoe36, Oct 21, 2013.
It will be nice when the weather breaks and we can get back to gardening.
Loyer, no matter what, will not use logical rotations. This game, he left out Tony Mitchell (6-9), a guy who could have physicaled up some on West. Bad move. All that time Stephenson got inside - how about having your best guy inside to help make that a bad idea. We already were without Drummond, so you sit Tony Mitchell all nite? Basically, Loyer does not show he has a clue what it takes to win an NBA game. Certainly not the non-existent D CV played. Further problems. Without bringing the starters back in much in the first half - our bench, which we needed to win this one, was overplayed. Sure, getting Monroe big minutes is nice - but that many? Playing the whole first half almost without rest - then most of the 2nd half too. That is not going to win games. And how about Jerebko. Sure, he had a nice game - to start. But why leave a guy out there that long who has seen so little action this season. The idea is to let him contribute to a win. Just basically a messed up rotation. No excuse from the Drummond injury, as we had Tony Mitchell who to a large extent plays the same game. Another coaching loss. We got the talent. Need a coach.
I'm guessing you have watched the game at least 4 times.
Specifically, read the posts in this thread that came before my post. So you will see what I was responding to.
That unit that finished out the first half was horrendous. No idea why Loyer would play CV over Mitchell. Let the kid play and see what he's got!
Was Drummond even hurt or did Loyer just take him out and never put him back in because someone else was in rythym?
He was trying to win. He liked Charlie's floor spacing ability. I would be test driving Mitchell too... especially with dre out. We needed a garbage man in there too get some of those rebounds. For some reason, we really match up well against ind. Should have left singler on paul though. Pope was getting torched.
I was out so taped the game and started catching up, but I had gotten the 1st and 2nd quarter scores on my phone and couldn't resist looking at them (I'm weak, I know) I kept staring at them thinking I was looking at them backwards. It was a fun game to watch except for Andre getting hurt, I wish we could have held on to win, I much more enjoy winning but I understand all the reasoning about the pick too.
Personally, I want the Pistons to lose out to get us a decent draft pick for this year. Not sure if TaS feels that way too or not. TaS does provide overwhelming statistical evidence to prove that Kyle Singler is good enough to play professional basketball and that Will Bynum is not too short to play professional basketball.
I kept seeing the word Loyer and it took me three posts to read before I knew who you all were talking about....
Giving the Pacers a run for their money was something we'd hope would happen if they got the 7th or 8th spot....so I didn't think if we got into the playoffs we would get swept. If you follow the disaster zone thread, you have to know that the chances of making the playoffs is all but a moot point. The team in 8th spot lost 12 of 13 games and we only made up one spot. Now they have won three in a row and we are 5 out. I am still going to cheers for wins, I am with Bill at this point....If we lose I am not mad as long as holding on to and securing a 7th or 8th spot in the lottery. Last night's loss was disappointing because we had a 25 point lead over the Pacers and although I don't hold any grudges againt the Pacers, I just don't like the arrogance of Stevenson, Hibbert and George in thinking they were better than the Pistons....even though are. When Evan Turner was interviewed in the post game comments, he quoted a comment said by his coach at halftime which was "winners know how to win these games and losers will lose them." Was this a jab at us or a complement to his team? Lee run the tape back give us the exact quote...
I think it was meant to put a fire into his team. The Pacers are looked at as winners now in the NBA. I think the coach was saying that they didn't deserve to be called winners unless they win this game. (which they should). If the Pacers would loose, they just would be loosers.
I'm hoping we get our pick and give up a meaningless late pick next year. Gotta hurry and put together a winner before dre gets paid max.
It does sometimes look like Loyer is trying to lose games.
The Pacers stuck with Bynum, Turner and the bench when they were down 25 in the second. I didn't really take any moral victories from the game.
What makes you think they'll be any better next year?
Laimbeer will be coaching.
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