Peter Drucker once said, “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” Bill Gates gave it to us like this, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” Stephen Covey broke it down like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
Well playas…the ladder was certainly leanin’ on the right wall for the Pacers on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. After bein’ on a road trip for darn near two weeks the Blue and Gold came back to the crib and redeemed themselves of a Portland loss back on Nov. 30th when they got blasted 131-109 out there. Led by Paul George they got their sneakers and jewelry back from a boy by winnin’ 118-111.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers were as efficient as they come shootin’ the rock on these boyz. They shot 48 percent from the field and a whoopin’ 51 percent from behind the arc. It was Kool Moe Dee up in that piece bruh! “Wild Wild West!” Or maybe for you cats that weren’t listenin’ to hip hop in 1987 how about Will Smith up in that piece “Wild Wild West!” the movie and the song. Either one should have you covered playa. If you still don’t know what I’m talkin’ about then I can’t help you.
Five Pacers scored in double figures with Paul George comin’ through the front door like the Feds with 37 points and knockin’ down 5 three’s! He scored 13 straight in the fourth quarter bruh!!! Thaddeus Young came through with the batterin’ ram and knocked the back door completely off of the hinges with 24 points and nailin’ a career high six 3’s. Myles Turner waited until the tear gas kicked in on a boy and hit them with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Then the Mississippi boyz, both Monta Ellis and Big Al Jefferson, hog tied everybody in the joint with 10 apiece to make sure the joint was clear.
They made sure that the ball kept movin’ with 24 assists as a team.
It wasn’t as easy as it sounds because Portland’s back court went nuts combinin’ for 67 points!!! Damien Lillard hit ‘um for 33 and C.J. McCollum got at ‘um for 34!!! Luckily no other player on the Trailblazers roster scored in double figures. However, Lillard was unconscious knockin’ down 8 three’s on a boy.
The Pacers ended a five-game skid in the regular season to Portland. On Monday they’ll try to end a four-game losin’ streak to dull Charlotte. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.