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Game Thread: Charlotte Bobcats at Washington Wizards 4/9


It's pretty simple, If the Bobcats beat the Wizards Wednesday night then they will be in possession of the 6th seed via tiebreaker with 4 games left to play

My question is this... Considering the way that the Pacers have been crapping all over themselves for the past few weeks, Would you really prefer the 6th seed over a 7th seed and a match-up with the dysfunctional Pacers?


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    The last time I was this excited for a regular season game Bush was still in office.

    It's pretty simple, If the Bobcats beat the Wizards Wednesday night then they will be in possession of the 6th seed via tiebreaker with 4 games left to play

    My question is this... Considering the way that the Pacers have been crapping all over themselves for the past few weeks, Would you really prefer the 6th seed over a 7th seed and a match-up with the dysfunctional Pacers?

    I keep coming back to wanting to control our destiny. I am so much more convinced that confidence and karma are more important than who is across court from us, provided the match up isn't significantly worse.

    So my concern in wishing for a Toronto matchup is, I don't know we know what we are facing with THIS late-year Toronto vs. who we played earlier in the year. But maybe it's Dwayne Casey who isn't matching up well with us so the team composition won't matter regardless (remember that bizarro end of game playcalling he had here for the first game?).

    And maybe the Indiana that lost by a 60 combined points to Atlanta and us is NOT the team we'll see in the playoffs. Maybe we'll see the Pacers that are still showing up against Miami (and that's their post-season game face). OR maybe it's Andrew Bynum/Roy Hibbert's TV watching at halftime that has corrupted this team and they are - right now - a bonefide 7/8 seed that had SUCH a huge headstart that they are still a 2 seed.

    Basically, I have been batting this around in my head for a few weeks right now and I still have no idea. So I default to the only thing that makes sense; play as hard as we can, take as much momentum and confidence into the post season and we'll be rewarded for that.

    Edit: And on cue, Reggie Miller says that if he's Miami, considering their (4 ?) straight losses to Brooklyn, they might want to fall back to the #2 seed. So the plot would thicken there as there's no way I think we have matched up as well w/ Miami compared to Indiana and Toronto.

    Would really be interesting to get Mackey Rose's take on this.

    The last time I was this excited for a regular season game Bush was still in office.


    I'm a Wake Forest fan, imagine the basketball hell I have been in since 2010 ...

    If that sixth seed turns out to be Chicago, I might actually prefer Indiana. I'd still prefer Toronto. We'll be underdogscats in any way, but I'd feel more confident of getting the first Bobcats postseason win if we can avoid the Heat and Bulls.

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    InProblematique
    Apr 09 2014 07:12 AM

    Yeah, totally depends on who's going to get that three seed. I'd rather play Indy than the Bulls, but if Toronto hangs onto the 3rd seed, that's a match-up that can legitimately send us to the second round.

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    Mackey_Rose
    Apr 09 2014 10:13 AM

    I keep coming back to wanting to control our destiny. I am so much more convinced that confidence and karma are more important than who is across court from us, provided the match up isn't significantly worse.

    So my concern in wishing for a Toronto matchup is, I don't know we know what we are facing with THIS late-year Toronto vs. who we played earlier in the year. But maybe it's Dwayne Casey who isn't matching up well with us so the team composition won't matter regardless (remember that bizarro end of game playcalling he had here for the first game?).

    And maybe the Indiana that lost by a 60 combined points to Atlanta and us is NOT the team we'll see in the playoffs. Maybe we'll see the Pacers that are still showing up against Miami (and that's their post-season game face). OR maybe it's Andrew Bynum/Roy Hibbert's TV watching at halftime that has corrupted this team and they are - right now - a bonefide 7/8 seed that had SUCH a huge headstart that they are still a 2 seed.

    Basically, I have been batting this around in my head for a few weeks right now and I still have no idea. So I default to the only thing that makes sense; play as hard as we can, take as much momentum and confidence into the post season and we'll be rewarded for that.

    Edit: And on cue, Reggie Miller says that if he's Miami, considering their (4 ?) straight losses to Brooklyn, they might want to fall back to the #2 seed. So the plot would thicken there as there's no way I think we have matched up as well w/ Miami compared to Indiana and Toronto.

    Would really be interesting to get Mackey Rose's take on this.


    I'm a Wake Forest fan, imagine the basketball hell I have been in since 2010 ...

     

     

    I think Charlotte needs to try to win every one of these last 5 games.  As bad as Miami and the Pacers have been playing, Toronto simply doesn't have the roster to scare anybody in a 7 game series as much as either of those top 2 teams do.  Charlotte controls their own destiny.  If they win tonight, and keep winning, they take any possibility of playing Miami in the first round out of play.  That should be the goal.

     

    The Pacers are in a similar spot.  They've said all year they want to be the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.  They've been out front about that being their main goal for the regular season.  Now they've hit this horrible slump here at the end of the season, and Vogel is toying with the idea of resting players these last few games, even though they also still control their own fate as it relates to the top seed.  I think throwing in the towel on what has been the goal all year, simply because they claim to be tired, is absolutely pathetic.  The Pacers are currently a half game back of Miami, and play Milwaukee tonight, while Miami has a tough back to to back in Memphis after losing last night.  It's entirely possible that the Pacers could be back in the spot for the 1 seed before we head to Miami to play them head-to-head on Friday night.

     

    I don't think being the top seed is nearly as important to Miami and it is to Indiana.  Miami is going to be the favorite against everybody they play, regardless of whether or not they have the home court advantage.  On the other hand, Indiana made it clear they thought they needed that home court advantage.  You can argue about whether or not that really matters, they don't give away rings for winning the regular season after all, but they said they wanted it.  Just giving up now and resting players, when achieving that goal is still very much in play would just be pathetic and sad.

    It doesn't matter who they play, because you're going to have to play a team you were avoiding anyway. 

    I truly want Toronto 1st and Indiana 2nd, regardless of how the seeds end up.

     

    Indiana is playing probably their worst ball of the season and we are 3-0 against Toronto.

     

    Miami would be the team I would like to play the least with Chicago probably being 2nd.

     

    Us getting the 6 seed and playing Toronto as the 3 seed would be my specific preference.

    Regarding Indiana

    I want Indiana personally, but there's not one damn guy on here that's going to pull for us to lose tonight.

     

    So screw the seeding...winning is EVERYTHING.

    just win the damn game. get as high a seed as possible and let the chips lay where they fall. 

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    Mackey_Rose
    Apr 09 2014 01:47 PM

    Regarding Indiana

     

    As a Pacers' fan, I find it embarrassing.  Pure pussy shit.

    just win the damn game. get as high a seed as possible and let the chips lay where they fall. 

     

     

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    As a Pacers' fan, I find it embarrassing.  Pure pussy shit.

     

     

    Normally I have no problem resting players... but in this case, sitting all 5 does seem foolish.

     Lot's of good match ups  in this one. Only places I feel we have a advantage is at the five and the bench.  This is a winnable game but the guys have to play at a high level . I am sure we will see the Wizzard's A game. Both teams have tons of reasons to win.

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    Mackey_Rose
    Apr 09 2014 02:15 PM

    Normally I have no problem resting players... but in this case, sitting all 5 does seem foolish.

     

    It just feels like cowardice.  They've been beating their chests all year about wanting to be the 1 seed.  Now they're gonna quit with 4 games to go while they are down a half game with a head-to-head game against Miami still to play?  Weak.

    It just feels like cowardice.  They've been beating their chests all year about wanting to be the 1 seed.  Now they're gonna quit with 4 games to go while they are down a half game with a head-to-head game against Miami still to play?  Weak.

     

    From the outside looking in, it seems like it all started to go downhill for the Pacers once Danny Granger left and Evan Turner arrived. It doesn't make much sense though because it's not like Granger was setting the world on fire in a Pacers uniform.

     

    Mackey, from the standpoint of a Pacers fan, What is the real reason behind their "collapse"

    IM HYPE. LETS GOOOOOOOO. HORNCAT HYPE ACTIVATED. 

     

     

    make sure to join me in being wasted by halftime. that way if we win, you are already drunk and can go out to celebrate. if we lose, you are already drunk and can go right to bed in a pillow of tears! 

     

    It's pretty simple, If the Bobcats beat the Wizards Wednesday night then they will be in possession of the 6th seed via tiebreaker with 4 games left to play

     

    My question is this... Considering the way that the Pacers have been crapping all over themselves for the past few weeks, Would you really prefer the 6th seed over a 7th seed and a match-up with the dysfunctional Pacers?


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    Absolutely would prefer the 6th instead of the 7th. I don't want any chance of drawing Miami in the first round and there's just something to be said for the pure talent that Indiana has. 

    It's time for WAR

    Gametime Gentlemen!

     

    Lets get this win!

    MKG with the quick opening basket

    McBob 7 - Wizards 4

    Loving the beginning so far.

    Loving the beginning so far.

     

    They are showing a lot more energy than the Wizards

    The Vanilla Blake with the follow!