^ Bonnell's Blog:
I thought he did ok in the 2nd half, but compared to the other games hopefully this is progression.-- It says too much about D.J. Augustin's lost season that he missed his first six shots, yet finished with nine points and six assists, and this is considered progress
In the timeout before that last possession, coach Larry Brown emphasized that whoever caught the inbounds pass had to shoot it – there'd never be time for anything else. Forward Boris Diaw disregarded that when Pacers guard T.J. Ford jumped at him, swinging the ball to D.J. Augustin.
Augustin made the 3-pointer, but there was never a question the ball left his hands after the buzzer. And Diaw's brain cramp wasn't what bothered Brown most.
"We've got to set the tone defensively'' to win a road game, Brown said. "They just scripted plays. Mike Dunleavy had 12 points in the warmup!''