The Jay Graves Report

Lance “The Don Dada” explodes down the stretch to lead the Pacers over Toronto! “Born Ready”

The Don Dada's in the buildin' givin' boyz crazy energy! Ole boy scored 18 points as Pacers beat the Raptors on Friday night 107-104. Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty

Lance Stephenson showed like my momma used to say, “His bare bottom” down the stretch to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-104 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. I call him Lance “The Don Dada” because he plays with so much energy that he’s gotta have a cooler nickname than “Born Ready” when he plays like that.

Ole boy finished the night with 18 points shootin’ 7 of 9 from the field. He knocked down 13 of that 18 in the final fives minutes of the game hittin’ six of his final seven shots. The Don Dada was red hot bruh.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers are now on a five game win streak and boyz are comin’ together quicker than anyone could have imagined. I gave  these duns 25 games durin’ the off-season after the trade of Paul George for Victor Oladipo and Domantos Sabonis.

Oladipo brought his usual production to the table finishin’ with 21 points as Bojan Bogdanovic jumped right out of the whip behind him with 19. Darren Collison hit a boy up for 17 points as he threw 8 dimes as Sabonis came out of the bushes with 13 points with 6 rebounds.

If nothin’ else Oladipo and Sabonis has been worth every bit of the trade for Paul George. EVERY BIT bruh!  Again, they’re givin’ the Pacers consistent scorin’ between the two of them and Oladipo is a natural born leader.

With Lance “The Don Dada” finally findin’ his shot and givin’ the crowd his energy every time he knocks one down it’s the best atmosphere in the NBA. The fans just love him because he plays with an attitude that’s contagious. Ole boy knocks down a big shots and give the crowd crazy energy and they give it right back. His confidence was NUTS in this ball. You gotta love him and the way that he plays.

Now Boston comes to town on Saturday night on the back end of a Pacers back-to-back. The good thing is that Indiana isn’t travelin’. The league pushed the season up two weeks to shorten the amount of back-to-backs that a team has to play this season. They went from an average of 16 per team to and average of 14 per team.

Accordin’ to the numbers the team playin’ on the back end of a back-to-back typically gets blown out. Well playboy…both Indiana and Boston are on the back end of it on Saturday night. In my Terrell Owens voice, “Get ya popcorn ready” and stop me when I start lyn’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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

2) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!