The Jay Graves Report

Pacers a better team with Lance Stephenson even in “L” to Cavs! “Don Dada”

"You want some more of this bruh? Well I've got it!"

Vince Lombardi once said, “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”  Calvin Coolidge broke it down like this, “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” Then Sophocles, the ancient Greek playwright, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Success is dependent on effort.”

Well playas…the Cleveland Cavaliers barely got out of the joint alive on Sunday havin’ to battle in the middle of the street with the Indiana Pacers in two overtimes to win it 135-130. The effort that it took for the Cavs to walk away with a “W” and for the boyz from Indiana to get back in the ride with an “L” was nuts!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Cats may think that I’m crazy or simply over thinkin’ this foolishness. However, it’s mighty funny that the very first game that Lance Stephenson, “The Don Dada” as I like to call him, suits back up for the Pacers they put forth the most energy they’ve played with since the dun left. Sure, they lost the ball game but what else is new?

They’ve been terrible on the road all season long. However, there was something special about the way they played on Sunday night. Who in their baby’s momma thought goin’ in that they would win in Cleveland? They played their best game of the season in an “L!” I’ll take that because if that’s the start of something then they’ve become a better team as a result. Sometimes you’ve got to go through something to get to where you’re goin’.

“Aw naw playa I’ve got this!” Photo: Tony Dejak, AP

Paul George exploded for 43 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists on a boy! The dun scored 19 straight points in the two overtimes!!! Wheredeydodatat? I’ll take that effort all day! C.J. Miles came out of the bushes with a season high 27 points  and 6 rebounds!! Thaddeus Young jumped out of the passenger seat with 19 points and 9 rebounds as Jeff Teague swooped in with 17 points and 11 assists!!

Against normal human beings that would have been enough to get out of the joint alive. However, they were wrestlin’ with that Philistine that typically shows up this time of year! He trumped PG’s 43, 9 and 9 with 41 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists! That’s NUTS!!!

You can’t do a thing with that bruh! Especially with his boyz jumpin’ out of the ride bussin’ too! Kyrie went in for 23, K. Love held them down with 20, J.R. Smith popped off for 18 and Channing Frye came out of the bushes with 10. Hey, desperation is monster isn’t it? The Cavs went 7-10 in the month of March and are now sittin’ a half game behind the Celtics for the top spot in the East. They can’t afford to lay too many more “L’s” out here.

The same goes for the Pacers. They’re tied for the 8th and final playoff spot with Miami. However, Miami owns the tie breaker so as of right now they’re sittin’ out side smellin’ Big Momma’s cookin’. However, if they can play with that type of effort to finish the season they should be able to make the playoffs.

Say what you want to say playa but Lance Stephenson is the spark that they’ve been missin’ for more than two seasons. In 18 minutes he only had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists but his presence on the bench and in the huddle was noticeable. His energy is contagious and the Pacers need it if they’re goin’ to make the playoffs. 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) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

4) Wheredeydodatat: Hood for “Who does that?”

5) Came out of the bushes: verb phrase – to come off of the bench.

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!