NBA – Pacers and Wizards Game 4

The Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards are in similar place during their series.  They both have lapses in play and immature periods of just all out play ground play. Last night during the closing minutes of the game both teams had bone-head plays that made anyone that has played the game of basketball say WHAT IN THE HELL?


Lance Stevenson grabs a rebound from a loose ball play and just launches it into the fray of players without even looking. He could have taken the ball up the court and ended the game by allowing the clock to run out. Instead the Wizards regain control of the ball and end up getting two fouls shots out of it. The last play for the Wizards was even worse it looked as if it was supposed to be a curl play going to the basket for Bradley Beal but the pass was thrown back and a Pacers player stepped into the passing lane. It was a good game just a horrible close and end to it for both teams.


I am happy to see that Larry Bird is mot chewing on his nails anymore at least until the next series.

Notebook: Pacers 95, Wizards 92


Ben Standig, for
Posted Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 AM – Updated Mon May 12, 2014 1:49 AM

THE FACTS: The Indiana Pacers, top seeds in the Eastern Conference, now lead the semifinal matchup over the Washington Wizards 3-1.

THE LEAD: Paul George had 39 points with seven 3-pointers and 12 rebounds as the Pacers rallied from a 19-point, second half deficit for a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards.

George and Roy Hibbert dominated offensively in the second half for the Pacers, who have won three straight after losing the series opener. The pair scored 43 of Indiana’s 57 points after halftime. Hibbert finished with 17 and George Hill added 15.

The Wizards led 57-38 early in the third quarter, but made only field goal over the final 7:50. Bradley Beal scored 20 points and Trevor Ariza had 16.

George played over 46 minutes, made 7 of his 10 shots from beyond the arc and took on the task of defending Beal.

QUOTABLE: ” Usually coach will take me out for a breather. I knew every horn that sounded wasn’t for someone to get me.”
— Paul George on knowing he would play heavy minutes

THE STAT: Led by John Wall, Washington had 18 fast break points in the first half, but zero in the second.

TURNING POINT: After rallying back from 19 points to tie the game at 74-74, the Pacers fell back 85-76 with 7:09 remaining as Washington’s bench took command. That is until George and Hibbert took it back, scoring 18 of Indiana’s final 19 points. George started the surge with back-to-back 3-pointers and his free throws with 1:21 remaining gave the Pacers the lead for good at 92-91.

QUOTABLE II: “It’s tough. We really did put ourselves in position to win. A play here, a play there could have made a difference in us winning. I guess that’s part of this team still growing.”
Al Harrington, who scored 11 points

HOT: The Wizards bench outscored the Pacers’ 32-2.

NOT: Starting center Marcin Gortat had two points and three rebounds in 21 minutes for Washington.

GOOD MOVE: Indiana coach Frank Vogel stuck with his starters as each member played at least 37 minutes.

BAD MOVE: Wall, who struggled with his shot throughout the series, passed on a potential game-tying shot in the final minute.

QUOTABLE III: “Their second unit came out with a lot of intensity which got the crowd going which you can’t [allow] on the road. But I thought our composure — we never panicked. …We know that in most cases we can just depend on our defense to methodically walk teams down, get stops after stops..”
David West, who scored 14 points and had eight rebounds

NOTABLE: Among those part of the sellout crowd at the Verizon Center, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and wide receiver DeSean Jackson. …Washington’s last home playoff beyond the first round came in the 1979 NBA Finals against the Seattle Supersonics. … Wizards forward Trevor Ariza went 4 of 4 from the field including two 3-pointers for 10 points in the first quarter. Through four games this series, he is shooting 12 of 15 overall and 7 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc.

UP NEXT: For the Pacers, Tuesday @ Indiana, Thursday @ Washington (if necessary) For the Wizards, Tuesday @ Indiana, Thursday @ Washington (if necessary).

Article 11 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift you today baby for being a wonderful person that is very needed and loved within our family. You do so much to make everyone else comfortable, the least I can do is try and uplift you as much as possible. The workouts begin today and we will  begin strengthening our bond even more as we both start getting healthier and losing the weight we put on together.20140426_164206

I love you baby and want you to see what I see, if that means that we have to sweat a lot together so that you can see it. So be it we can and will lose it babe.

Love you way more,



Article 9 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want praise you baby for finally trying to let help happen. To delegate is priceless, it costs a bit in the beginning but in the end it is worth it. You are working toward piece of mind, knowing that they can do for themselves without that much input from us. I notice tat you are in a constant battle internally about this as well. You will be better for it I think but no one can tell antone how to manage their time it has to be done by them alone. I am uplifting you for trying and praising you for being such a strong woman and other.

Love you way more.



Article 10 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

Karrie laughing one Sunday morning at a joke I told her.
Karrie laughing one Sunday morning at a joke I told her.

I want to uplift and praise you baby for trying to get everything possible that you can fit into a day packed in. You cry about talk about it, talk about it some more.You refuse to take that it is not possible for you to be able to do everything you want to do in a day and still have family time with your sons. It is a wonderful thought but one that drives you mad trying to understand it. It is remarkable that you even try to get this feat accomplished. Most parents would just worry about protecting time for themselves, that is where you are different. I praise you for that, I want to uplift you for making sure that we all are one family unit as many days as humanly possible with our schedule.

Love you baby,



Article 8 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift and praise my wonderful lady today for being a wonderful mother. I know I have said it a couple times already. You are a wonderful person and I enjoy our time we have together. It has been wonderful walking through life with you and just experiencing life with you.

Love you so much,



Article 7 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

Today I want to uplift you for continuing to be a woman around all the fakes and wanna be’s. You hold true to your character fully I have enjoyed watching you come into your own as a woman and as a mom. You are strong when you need to be and a soft place for your guys to land when we need it. You are the epitome of a woman to me.

Love you babe,




1st Son Trying for Driver’s License today

I have brought my son to the drivers license office today for his rights of passage ritual many of us have already performed before. Trying for his Drivers License; I remember when I tried for mine in 1987 it took 2 times to get them. The first time I went I got into the car and began to crank it without putting my seat belt on. Then you could just go to the next county and try for them. So I went to Gastonia and tried and got them then. Now all of the DMV’s are interconnected to each other so that you have to wait that week before trying again.

Now they have to have insurance and their licenses are provisional and conditional all of that. To make sure that someone “Parents” are going to pay for the actions of their kid while they misrepresent themselves out on the roads and highways. Insurance is expensive too; we didn’t add him to our policy because of the problems he could cause for us if in an accident or gets tickets. I am sure it was for us as well but we didn’t have to be added to our parents policies and if we would have needed to be I think a lot of us would have probably been waiting until we could afford everything required to be able to drive. He left with the examiner and I am feeling nervous for him; not sure how he is feeling though. I know I was excited to be finally getting drivers license and when I got back to the DMV lot and knew I hadn’t made mistakes I was smiling a big smile inside. If it would have been dark I believe I could have lit up the area we were in. Its great to him begin this journey. It also brings up a new phase in his life; he is growing up. He is not my itty bitty baby boy anymore. He is a young man now. Hope he passes; stay tuned waiting for him to return.

He passed!!!!!!!!

His mom wasn’t so happy. I will update the post with a picture of him holding his license in the future.


Article 6 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I would like to uplift you today for being a wonderful mom to our boys. They look to us for guidance and leadership and you don’t disappoint them. Keeping their interests in mind and staying open to newer possibilities that may have been overlooked.

I would like to praise you for being my partner in everything and standing with me always.

I love you way more,

Article 4 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife


I want to uplift you today baby for being able to enjoy your vacation. 20140425_155406-e1398638056377-576x1024We have been on a number of vacations where you have never relaxed. I can say this time you relaxed. You deserved it babe. I enjoyed watching you have fun on our vacation.

Hope to see that many more times throughout our years together.

Love you babe,