The Jay Graves Report

Pacers CAN’T buy a bucket but still beat Vogel’s Magic! “Mad Love”

"We can't let you come in here and get a win! You know that don't you?"

Ralph Marston, publisher of the The Daily Motivator, once said, “If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.” John H. Johnson, owner of the Johnson Publishing Co., gave it to us like this, “To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.” Then Orison Swett Marden, the famous author, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.”

Well playas…on Monday night that was the theme music for the Indiana Pacers. Reputed failure at shootin’ the basketball with persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances. Despite not bein’ able to find the bucket all night they grinded out a win over Frank Vogel’s Orlando Magic 88-69.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Sittin’ through this game was like pullin’ teeth at a crack house. There were very few opportunities to get excited. The Pacers shot the ball 38 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the arc and still won by darn near 20 points!! Why? Because Orlando shot that joint like they were drunk, nauseous and blind folded! They shot 32 percent from the field and 20 percent from three! Boyz couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat. Naw bruh, they couldn’t hit an elephant in the butt with a base fiddle! And that’s the edited version.

However, the Pacers continued to shoot the rock and played with enough persistence and grit to win the game. They had 90 attempts on the offensive end. Crazy!!!

Here’s how bad it got to watch this foolishness playa, C.J. Miles led ALL scorers with 16 points!! Paul George struggled all night to find a rhythm because of the ankle injury that kept him out of this Saturday’s matchup against Boston. He was questionable up until game time so I’ll give that dun a pass for only droppin’ 13 points bein’ 5-16 from the field and 1-5 from downtown. Monta Ellis chipped in 13 as both Thaddeus Young and Jeff Teague added 11 apiece.

The only good thing about this ball game was that Frank Vogel was back in the buildin’ and boyz showed him mad love!

I tell you what pimpin’, the Pacers better be able to shoot that joint on Wednesday when the Cavs roll into town because otherwise they’ll get embarrassed on Big Momma’s porch in front of the whole neighborhood. 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.

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