The Jay Graves Report

Isaiah Thomas puts on a clinic as Paul George disappears again! “I’m Just Sayin'”

"I can cook it any way you like it bruh! Just let me know!"

On Thursday night when all of the playas showed up to play at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, one more than the others had been listenin’ to the motivational speaker, Les Brown. The Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas must have been in the ride when ole boy said, “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” Why? Because he put on a darn clinic in the 109-102 win over the Pacers.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers simply had no answer for that dun!! The NBA is simply a game of matchups and he took advantage of them all night long. He was blowin’ by the Pacers bigs, smalls, the maintenance man, the chef and the bus driver. Whoever got in front of that dun he was takin’ their lunch money and keepin’ the change.

He finished the night with 28 points and 9 assists and I’m surprised that it wasn’t worse bruh. It seemed like ole boy was doin’ whatever he wanted to do with them. Watchin’ him take over reminded me of Proverbs 30:18-19. “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.” Well playas…add “the way of Isaiah Thomas is with the Indiana Pacers.”

What’s so crazy is that the Pacers still had a chance to win the darn game even with not bein’ able to shoot the ball for three quarters. Their shootin’ percentage was in the toilet until late in the ball game. At one point they couldn’t hit an elephant in the butt with a base fiddle shootin’ only 35 percent from the field and 18 percent from downtown. It was ridiculous.

Besides shootin’ like they had on sunglasses in a cave at night for most of the game and not bein’ able to stop the littlest cat on the floor. They turned the rock over 19 times!!! C’mon bruh!! That’s way too many extra possessions to give a boy that’s already killin’ you.

If it wasn’t for Jeff Teague they would have stripped the Pacers butt naked and sent them home for Christmas early. The Indy native did everything possible to keep these boyz in the game. Finishin’ with 31 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Like I said in the crazy Hot Joint a few days ago entitled “Engine” the Pacers will only go as far as Jeff Teague will take them.  

You read that right playboy! Jeff Teague! Not Paul George!! PG13 is their best player but he’s not their leader. He’s not the Alpha male! He’s not the dun you’re lookin’ for to fight through some foolishness in the street when it gets thick. Yeah, he’s got the most talent but he’s not that dude!! 

When it got thick ole boy pulled a “Skittles and Lemonheads” and got in the back seat of the ride and turned on the radio. Yeah, he finished with 19 points and 5 assists but boyz couldn’t count on him to fight for them when it counted. He was too busy lookin’ for calls and whinin’ about boyz pullin’ and grabbin’ on him all night. 

The Pacers outscored the Celtics for 3 out of the 4 quarters. However, that second quarter was way too much of some foolishness to overcome without a “superstar” on the floor to take over. Boston jumped all over them with a 29-9 second quarter and the Blue and Gold never seemed to recover. 

C.J. Miles dropped off a solid 19 as Thaddeus Young put up a clean 15 points and 12 rebound night. Even the young boy, Myles Turner, came through Big Momma’s house with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Glenn Robinson III struggled to find the basket with a flood light goin’ 1 of 9 for 2 points. 

However, if the cat that named himself PG13 would do what a superstar does boyz would never even notice GRIII strugglin’ to score at the shootin’ guard position. At the three ole boy seems a lot more comfortable shootin’ the ball. But again, where’s Paul George down the stretch consistently? 

And let me say this before I get out of here bruh. You can’t give yourself your own nickname. That’s goes against EVERY hood rule in the book. 

Jeff Teague seems to be findin’ his rhythm now Paul George has to get out of the ride and be consistently good down the stretch. I’m just sayin’! Stop me when I start lyin’! 

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Skittles and Lemonheads: noun – Roy Hibbert. Need I explain bruh?


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