Saturday , Apr , 11 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Danny Granger: We Underachieved this Year

The Atlanta Hawks beat Indiana 122-118 at Philips Arena to ensure the Pacers would be watching the playoffs from home for the third straight season.

"Total frustration," Pacers forward Danny Grangersaid. "No other way to put it. We really underachieved, that’s all I have to say."

The Pacers, once a regular in the playoffs, are in their longest postseason drought since failing to make it five straight years from 1982-86.

Afterward, in the locker room, the Pacers indicated they weren’t surprised about missing the playoffs.
They knew they weren’t going to be one of the 16 teams in the postseason three weeks ago when they were on a five-game losing streak.