The Jay Graves Report

Pacers have no answers for the Greek Freak and are a shell themselves without Oladipo!

Giannis Antetokounmpo gives the Pacers the blues in 122-101 rout. Photo: NBA.com

Without the team leader and franchise player, Victor Oladipo in the lineup for the fourth straight ball game, the Indiana Pacers ran up to Milwaukee and got their doors blown off 122-101. They’ve loss a season high five games in a row. Now there are cats that will argue me down that Oladipo isn’t a franchise player because the dun just showed up in August.

Well playas…have you been watchin’ this foolishness play out this season. He’s come in and taken over as the team leader, clearly, and he’s the team’s leadin’ scorer averagin’ 24.9 points per game. Without him they aren’t the same team they were with him in the lineup and the fans love him. I’d say that equates to bein’ the franchise player, playa.

Unfortunately, they had to see the Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, on Wednesday night in his comfort zone in Milwaukee. He torched them for 31 points and 10 rebounds as he finished with his 18th double double for the season. On some real talk, Myles Turners always seems to struggle against bigger centers. Bigger, as in weight and strength. That means that ole boy needs to get into the weight room ASAP.

Antetokounmpo had his way all night and then got a chance to chill in the fourth quarter when he registered his double double with a minute left in the third quarter.

Let’s Keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Without Oladipo the Pacers have been a shell of themselves. He’s the catalyst that makes the engine purr for Indiana. It’s crazy because he just joined the Pacers after the summer trade of Paul George but his presence has definitely been missed. He brings a certain energy to the floor that makes things click.

His trade partner, Domantas Sabonis, held it down though leadin’ the Pacers with 24 points on an outstandin’ 10 of 13 shootin’ from the field. Darren Collison finished with 17 points as Lance “The Don Dada” put up 15 and Bajon Bogdanovic dropped off 13. Myles Turner only managed 9 points and 6 rebounds on the night.

I know that Pacers fans are ready for Oladipo to suit back up and get it poppin’ again. Up next the Bulls on Saturday. 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.

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!

 

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