The Jay Graves Report

Pacers take care of business in the “A” 105-95 against the Hawks! “Blinders”

Victor Oladipo does work in Atlanta as the Pacers beat the Hawks on Wednesday night. Photo: Getty Images

For years the Pacers have struggled on the road in Atlanta. For some reason they’ve had the worst luck playin’ down there. I don’t know if it’s because boyz can’t stay out of Magic City or what. However, they must have rolled into town on Wednesday night with blinders on because they took care of business and got outta there with a 105-95 victory over the Hawks.

Comin’ off of a terrible loss to the Celtics on Monday night when they had them on the ropes bleedin’ from the mouth with 4.5 seconds left only to let them off of the hook. They showed up, showed out and dipped out of Atlanta with the quickness. Victor Oladipo put in his usual work finishin’ with 23 points.

He had crazy help from his homeboys because there were six Pacers in double figures. The young boy, Myles Turner, finished with 20 points and 6 rebounds as Bojan Bogdanovic, who redeemed himself from Monday night’s ill-advised pass across court to essentially lose the game, finished with 19 points.  Both Darren Collison and Corey Joseph put up 11 apiece as Lance “The Don Dada” comes out of the bushes with 10 points.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers are four games above .500 before Christmas! Who would have thought it? A team with 9 new faces and before the season started, no superstar. Well playas… they’ve got one now!! Victor Oladipo has established  himself as a bonafide superstar in this league in just two months in Indiana.

Ole boy is averagin’ 24.8 points per game and he’s shootin’ three’s at a percentage of 43.2! That’s NUTS!!! With a legitimate franchise player that’s well respected by his peers in the locker room this team can have a very competitive season and make the playoffs with no question. Pacers will be back in action at the crib on Saturday against the Nets. 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) Dip: verb – to leave

3) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

4) Come 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!