The Jay Graves Report

Pacers FINALLY get desperate enough to take matters into their own hands! “Do or Die”

In my Wocka Flocka voice, "O let do it!"

When a boy shows up desperate to make the playoffs he’ll do just about anything to get in. He’ll even go out and God forbid, win a game. With the playoff race in the East jammin’ boyz up in the corner at Big Momma’s house. The Indiana Pacers need every win that they can get down the stretch just to get in. On Thursday night they decided that it finally made sense to start blastin’ boyz. They sprinted through Milwaukee 104-89 to keep their playoff chances alive.

Paul George led them with 23 points and actually allowed this to fall out of his mouth,  “I think that sense of urgency we’ve been talking about — I think it’s finally starting to hit home. The frustrating part about it is, not taking care of the games we should have way earlier (in the season) and knowing playing at this level we’re playing at is the team we should have been. It’s tough. Here we are fighting for a spot when this all could have been avoided.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Ya think? Did it really take a dun named Lance Stephenson to show up and pull the sense of urgency out of a bunch of cats that have been in the ride all season? Well playas, it sure looks that way. In the last three ball games that Lance “The Don Dada” #MrBornReady has suited up and played for Indiana they’ve been a completely different team.

Yeah, I know that they went up to Cleveland and loss but they took LeBron and Co. to double overtime!!! They came back to the crib and beat the brakes off of both Toronto and Milwaukee. They hadn’t won two consecutive games since the beginnin’ of February. Now all of a sudden they’ve got a sense of urgency? Boyz can act like it ain’t what it is all day but it is what it is bruh.

Lance The Don Dada is the spark that they needed and it’s workin’ at this point.  Now it’s a shame that ole Larry waited this late to make a move and it better work or Herb Simon is gonna be givin’ him the Gas Face in another week.

It’s ugly and bottled up at the bottom of the East right now playa. The Pacers (39-40) are sittin’ in the eighth spot. Only a game and half separates fifth place Atlanta (40-38) from ninth place Miami (38-40). The Bulls (39-40) are sittin’ in the seventh spot after beatin’ Philly on Thursday. So now the Bulls and Miami hold the tiebreaker over the Pacers if it comes down to that.

So in other words, it could be dull if the Pacers don’t take care of  business in these final three games and they still may need some help.  Unfortunately, it’s become a “Po Pimp” Do or Die situation! Up next Orlando on the road and stop me when I start lyin’!

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) Gas Face: noun – a hip hop record by the rap group Third Base released in 1989. It was about boyz lookin’ silly after passin’ gas or discoverin’ that a boy passed gas. Then it became lookin’ at a boy stupid after doin’ some stupid.

3) Po Pimp: noun – hip hop record by the rap group Do or Die from Chicago released in 1996.

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!