Game Thread: Warriors @ Indiana Pacers 2013-02-26

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» Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:59 pm
Golden State Warriors (33 - 23) @ Indiana Pacers (35 - 21)

Start time: 4:00 PM PST @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Local TV: CSN Bay Area
Nat TV: None

Probable starters for the Golden State Warriors:
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C - Andris Biedrins
PF - David Lee
SF - Harrison Barnes
SG - Klay Thompson
PG - Stephen Curry

Probable starters for the Indiana Pacers:
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C - Roy Hibbert
PF - David West
SF - Paul George
SG - Lance Stephenson
PG - George Hill

Team leaders:
PPG - S. Curry (21.1) | P. George (17.6)
RPG - D. Lee (11.0) | R. Hibbert (8.1)
APG - S. Curry (6.6) | G. Hill (4.9)
SPG - S. Curry (1.5) | P. George (1.8)
BPG - A. Bogut (1.6) | R. Hibbert (2.6)
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» Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:27 pm
This one could be ugly..

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» Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:48 pm
PAcers win 80 percent of their home games this year.
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» Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:18 pm
Gotta make sure we eat our breakfast for this one...
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» Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:45 am
Without Bogut, this team:

- Beat the NBA's best early season team (MIA) at home
- Beat the NBA's other best early season team (OKC)
- Snapped their 16 game losing streak to the Spurs
- Became the ONLY team this year to beat the Clippers 3 times (including 3 of the Clipps first 11 losses)
- Collected a 6-1 road trip to begin the year, the best trip in 40 years
- Demolished the 16-year drought without an all-star.

This team gets up for big games. I have a decent feeling about this one. Indiana'll be off since Saturday. Klay and Steph can't stay cold forever - one of them's gotta heat up soon, DLee is a given (I especially love watching him play his chocolate doppelganger, David West), Jarrett Jack is turning the friggin lights out the last 5 games, and Coach Jackson always seems to find a way to motivate this squad when it counts.

Indiana is another giant. Best defensive team in the league, wins 80% of their home games. This would be a nice notch in this season's belt. I'm betting another nail-biter, Warriors go down by 12 early, but rally to win by 3 in the 4th, Jarrett Jack pulls another Superman act, DLee goes for 20 and 15.

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» Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:39 pm
Despite Curry being cold he has put up good efficiency numbers. Mainly because of his great free throw shooting. Same with Klay as well. Hopefully they heat up against the NBA's best defensive team.
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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 am
Also, Harrison waking up (once again) would help as well. It's not good when he takes 5 shots and makes 3, and Klay makes 4 or 5 out of 15. When game develops like that, Harrison needs to take the ball to the rim more, not just wait in the corner. That's what I see as a bad thing with him. Klay, Steph and other guys will continue shooting when they are cold, which is not a great thing mostly, and sometimes they will get into rhythm. And, you have Harrison on the other hand, who won't take more shots even when he is shooting way over 50%. I don't know, though, if it's planned like that, or is he respecting his teammates too much, or is not confident in self that much. He has all of the tools, he needs to realize that, cause I'm thinking that his head is stopping him from unleashing Black Falcon's true might. OK, I'm getting carried away here. lol

Just, when your two best shooters are cold, you need someone else to take over, not let them keep shooting and missing. Make more space for them by slashing inside.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 am
This is one tough opponent for warriors - tall, athletic and quick.
No chance in a Milky Way galaxy we win this if we play Indiana pace - that is slow-half court-grind it out game.
If Indiana dictates the pace we will be reduced to watching lots of contested jumpers from long two and three point land - we won't be getting inside much against their defense.
The only chance is to create match-ups that would force Indiana to take a riskier path to match and play uptempo, even that being the case I would put our chances not higher than 30 percent.

A fairly equal contest and I would be more than satisfied.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:18 pm
so far, all according to the lines i mentioned. indiania seems to want to play uptempo with us. i think it suits us very well.
curry and biedrins holding the ground - one offensively, another - defensively.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:30 pm
Some terrible no calls benefiting the Pacers... hard to win when you are going 5 on 8.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:31 pm
WoW how good is Hill, he is really playing well for the pacers.

Interesting how good the Pacers will be once they integrate Granger in their line-up.
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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:32 pm
David Lee playing hella scurred.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:33 pm
This is going to be a tough game, they match up so well against us.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:33 pm
warriorsstepup wrote:WoW how good is Hill, he is really playing well for the pacers.

Interesting how good the Pacers will be once they integrate Granger in their line-up.

they are already really good. really amazing group of players and it seems they can play fast with anyone in the league, while having multiple options in half-court as well.
wow.
the win here would blow my mind.

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» Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:36 pm
martin wrote:
warriorsstepup wrote:WoW how good is Hill, he is really playing well for the pacers.

Interesting how good the Pacers will be once they integrate Granger in their line-up.

they are already really good. really amazing group of players and it seems they can play fast with anyone in the league, while having multiple options in half-court as well.
wow.
the win here would blow my mind.


Couldn't agree more. They can play any type of way, and they are also known as a good defensive team. They can play dirty, kill you inside, outside. Its going to take alot of grit to get pass this team.

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