The Jay Graves Report

Pacers shoot the lights out of the gym in Utah to win 3rd straight! “Momentum”

"Oh we up in this piece big fellas!" Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP

SALT LAKE CITY–The NBA started the season two weeks early this year to cut down on the average number of back-to-back’s teams would have to play this season from 16 to 14. Well playas…this was one of those 14 for the Indiana Pacers. They were on the back end of one havin’ played Phoenix on Sunday night but they looked as fresh as lobster pulled out of the Boston Harbor on Monday night. They walked into Salt Lake City beat the brakes off of the Jazz 109-94 and got back out of town. I mean what are they goin’ to do in Salt Lake City for two days right?

Talk about handlin’ your business!!! Indiana couldn’t miss!! They shot 53 percent from the field and and darn near 54 percent from three-point range! That’s NUTS!!!!

Let’s keep it real or all the real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! When you’re shootin’ like that it’s darn near impossible to lose. Utah helped them out initially by turnin’ the rock over seven times in the first quarter. However, they did go on a 14-0 spurt to cut it to 38-37 but the momentum stayed in the ride with the Pacers the rest of the way.

When you can’t miss it’s hard to lose. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists followed by Thaddeus Young droppin’ off 17. Damontas Sabonis put up another solid night with 15 points and 8 rebounds fillin’ in for Myles Turner, who’s out with an injured elbow. Bojan Bogdanovic rounded out the starters in double figures with 10 points.

They had boyz comin’ out of the bushes hungry too. Corey Joseph dropped off 15 points on his way to grandma’s house.

Nate McMillan’s goal every night is to have at least 25 assists and they topped that with 26. In his Ice Cube voice, “Today was a good day!” Up next Portland Thursday. 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) Comin’ out of the bushes: verb phrase – to come off of the bench.

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!