The Jay Graves Report

Pacers can’t shoot from behind the arc nor free throws in loss to Heat! “Blind”

Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

INDIANAPOLIS–The Miami Heat pulled up in a Big Body Chevy with only 8 players on the second night of a back-to-back and beat the Pacers 114-106. We all saw James Johnson get suspended by the league for throwin’ hands the night before up in Toronto and everybody was hurt.

It didn’t matter that they were short handed because the Pacers decided that they weren’t goin’ to be able to shoot  from behind the arc (shot 5.6% or 1 of 18) all night and only knocked down 65 percent of their free throw attempts. That’s the ball game right there.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers got started slow givin’ up 38 points in the openin’ quarter to get into a 12 point hole. They won every quarter after that but couldn’t close a boy out down the stretch. Simple math says hit your free throws and knock down some three point shots and we aren’t havin’ this discussion this mornin’.

Miami’s out there with 8 cats on the back end of a back-to-back. They snapped a 10 game road losin’ streak to the Pacers by winnin’ this game. That can’t happen when they’ve got only eight bodies. Nope!! Can’t happen.

Spoelstra played the three cats on his bench for 30 plus minutes each and they all finished with 15 points. Wheredeydodatat?

Meanwhile the Pacers were without Myles Turner who injured his right elbow tryin’ the dunk the ball against the darn Bucks. Victor Oladipo put up his usual 26 points to lead Nate McMillan’s crew. Damontas Sabonis starts for Turner and has a solid night with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic drops off 15 points and 6 rebounds while Lance “The Don Dada” comes out of the bushes with a fiery 15. Thaddeus Young drops off a meaningful 12 points to keep it interestin’.

Again, if the Pacers had been able to find some rhythm from behind the arc and knock down their free throws we aren’t talkin’ about a Pacers loss this mornin’. Up next, Cleveland on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Big Body Chevy: noun – 1985-’91 model of the Chevy Impala

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

3) Wheredeydodatat: Hood for who does that?

3) 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!”

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