The Jay Graves Report

Pacers get the Gas Face after nearly pullin’ off the impossible against the Celtics! “What Just Happened?”

Terry Rozier breaks the Pacers hearts with this dunk with 1.5 seconds left. Photo: ANDY LYONS

When the word got out that the Pacers loss to the Celtics 112-111 Monday night boyz didn’t even blink because the duns from Boston have the best record in the league and they’ve got the best defense. Who in their baby’s momma expected Indiana to win that game right?

Especially when you tell them that Boston came into the joint shootin’ the lights out of the gym knockin’ down 55.7 percent of shots from the field and shootin’ an amazin’ 61 percent of joints from behind the arc. The Pacers were down double digits all night long. Most cats had turned the joint off at halftime and kept it movin’.

Well playas…if I told you that they should have easily walked outta of the buildin’ with the “W” you’d think I was crazy. But they should have.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Despite gettin’ the brakes beaten off of them for probably 45 minutes the Pacers fought their way back into the joint led by, none other than, Victor Oladipo’s 38 points and big shots down the stretch to be up 111-110 with 9 seconds left and the ball.

All they had to do was get it inbounds and hold on to it. It’s elementary, little league and old school G.I. Biddy Basketball. Get the ball inbounds and let a boy foul you, knock down the free throws and go on to the crib.

This mornin’ the Boston Herald would be tellin’ boyz out there how the C’s choked and what a disgrace it was for them to lose a game that they were in COMPLETE control of. Instead we’re over here talkin’ about how the Pacers couldn’t do the simplest of things like inbound a ball and hold onto it.

With 4.5 seconds left after Corey Joseph passes the ball inbounds to Bojan Bogdanovic the dun panicked and tried to throw an across court pass to Oladipo, got it intercepted by Boston’s Terry Rozier who slammed it in with 1.5 seconds left to seal the deal. Darren Collison misses the full court three point attempt and the Pacers get the old school Gas Face.

You’re standin’ there watchin’ this foolishness take place like you’re in the Twilight Zone sayin’ to yourself, ‘I didn’t just see a professional athlete do that. Naw playa, I didn’t! That didn’t just happen but it did.’

That one is goin’ to sting for a minute. I know that boyz like to keep it movin’ in the NBA after wins and losses because they play so many games. However, when you’ve got the team with the best record in the league with the best defense on the ropes bleedin’ from the mouth after gettin’ blasted all night and lose, it’s sickenin’ to think about this mornin’.

Well at least everybody and their baby’s momma got their money’s worth. If nothin’ else this Pacers team is unbelievably fun to watch. 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) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

3) G.I.: noun – Gary, Indiana

4) Biddy Basketball: noun – little league basketball league in Gary back in the day.

5) Gas Face: noun – song by the rap group Third Base back in 1989

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!