I watched every second of that game last night in utter disbelief. It went so far past bad basketball it was hard to fathom that these were paid professionals.
Like most games it started out as a drama, then shifted to a horror show before finally settling into a comedy.
What else can you do but laugh at some point? I mean, Dahntay Jones is posting up his man trying to get a simple post-entry pass from James Posey late in the game and twice, TWICE, the ball goes out of bounds untouched.
I got to the point where I was hoping the shooting percentage would remain at 25% just to further highlight the abject failure of the evening. And it would've happened if not for that meddling kid, Lance Stephenson (my kids watch a lot of Scooby Doo), who made all three of his shots toward the end of the game. Normally that's referred to as garbage time, but the landfill was already full.
I'm beginning to wonder if the Pacers have the mental and physical make up to wake up and end the losing free fall. No doubt the struggling Toronto Raptors will be excited to greet the Pacers on Friday.
Also, as I mentioned in the recap, Kevin Love'sdouble-double "record" comes with such a qualifier (since the ABA/NBA merger) that I'm wondering why it isn't referred to simply as a milestone. Seems like everyone in Minnesota that I've read agrees that the mark is more a milestone than a record. As pointed out by Ray Richardson, eight other players have had streaks of at least 50 or more in NBA history.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Box score
PACERS: Game Rewind: Timberwolves 101, Pacers 75
Pacers.com Game Rewind has all of the numbers, notes, quotes and highlights from last night's loss.
Lifeless Pacers lose 5th in a row - indystar.com
Mike Wells reports on the miserable loss for the Pacers. It appears that A.J. Price was the only player willing to step up and discuss it.
Starting lineup shuffle | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
Mike Wells offers some notes on the starting lineup change and a possible return of Jeff Foster on Friday.
Kevin Love's injury adds drama to his 52nd straight double-double - TwinCities.com
Ray Richardson reports on Lover working through a knee injury to work over the Pacers.
The towel is out | Pacers Insider blog
Mike Wells puts the Pacers problems squarely on the players.
- 2013 andthe Island of Misfit Toys - Canis Hoopus
Pacers Humiliated by T-Wolves
Tim Donahue can't remember a more embarrassing loss for the Pacers.
The Point Forward " Posts Battling it out for East’s last playoff spot "
Z-Lowe takes stock of the mess that is the final playoff spot in the East.
- Baseline to Baseline recaps: Game winners everywhere, but the Clippers don’t need one | ProBasketballTalk
NBA Power Rankings: Heat Sink Fast, Lakers Rising - SBNation.com
As the Pacers struggle, it becomes clear that the East's No. 8 seed will be worse than the West's No. 11 team. Yikes!
Anderson board votes to close famed Wigwam gym
Vic Ryckaert reports on the historic Wigwam getting caught up in the current economic struggles of Anderson.