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Pacers lose at the buzzer, ‘winning streak’ snapped January 20, 2009

Posted by pacejmiller in Indiana Pacers.
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It’s been a while and I cannot resist another Pacers post.  They lost on the road to the New Orleans Hornets today, 103-100, snapping their season-high 2-game winning steak.  That is, if you can call winning 2 games in a row a streak.

This one, like their previous loss to the Hornets (105-103 in Indiana), went down to the wire.  When Danny Granger hit a tough fallaway 3-pointer to tie it at 100 with 2.5 seconds left, the game seemed destined to go into overtime.  Then, as great superstars do, Chris Paul came out and hit a tough fadeway 3 of his own, right at the buzzer.  Game.  Set.  Match.  Heartbreak again for the Pacers.

After the game, Chris Paul says that the Pacers are a great team and he does not care what their record says.  That must be at least the third time I’ve read an opposing player say that about the Pacers after a game.  Still, respect from opponents don’t translate to anything in the win column.

No one expects Indiana to beat a team like New Orleans on the road, so the loss was expected.  But the way they continue to lose these games can be very dishearterning.  The Pacers dropped to 15-26 with the loss, and things don’t get better.  They play the Spurs in San Antonio tomorrow.

PS: thought it would be a good time to post my first video.

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1. Inspiredworlds - January 21, 2009

Burned!!!! I didn’t even realise Chris Paul took 3’s! Isn’t that like a major weakness of his game. that looked like Dunleavy. What can I say…..burned!!!!!!

pacejmiller - January 21, 2009

Pacers have been getting burned all season. But Granger has burnt a couple of teams himself this season, most recently the buzzer beater against Phoenix. I think Troy Murphy tipped a game winner at the buzzer against the Lakers too.

Chris Paul is the man. If Derrick Rose learned how to shoot and pass a bit better, he has the opportunity to even outdo him I reckon – give him a couple of years. And yes, Granger was on Paul but there was a switch and it looks like Dunleavy was the one that got burned…


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