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  1. #421
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrod View Post
    Pretty amazing that Butler has gotten farther with the collection of nobodies on the Heat than he did with Embiid, Simmons, Harris, and Redick.
    Not sure if "amazing" is how I'd describe this comparison. You're maybe downplaying the Heat roster a bit--they aren't nobodies. Absolutely less star-packed than the Sixers were last year, but certainly a more thoughtfully constructed roster (not shocking from Riley). And I think we've learned through the years (even just from the Sixers) that you can't just throw stars together and make it work--there needs to be some consideration to their skillset (but I think you're probably implying that in what you're saying anyway).

    Maybe you're also downplaying that he pushed the eventual NBA champions closer to the brink than anyone else--to game 7, only to lose on a pretty ridiculous last-second shot from a player having one of the more dominant postseasons in a while in Kawhi Leonard. Certainly can't argue that he's literally gotten further by being in the conference finals, but not all paths are created equal in their difficulty. The real eye test is how this series goes.
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    Goddamn Denver is the underdog of the century. I can't believe Clippers choked like that, I honestly expected Clippers to win the championship without Bucks around.

    I wonder who is to blame for this failure. Coach Doc Rivers? Kawhi? The supporting cast?

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    Miami beat Boston?! Goddamn.

  3. #423
    I'm torn... first I'd like to say that... damn... is this the greatest post season in the history of the nba, at least so far?

    Secondly... I'm a huge Joker fan, have been since I caught on to him last season. Part of Nuggets success is the Jazz and Clips have had no answer for the fattest PG. I think that changes with the Lakers, multiple players on the Lakers can defend Joker. And several players, both in the starting line up (Danny Green) and off the bench (Rondo and Caruso) absolutely excel at seeing plays unfold and stepping into the lane to disrupt it.
    I low key want Nuggets to win it all... because God damn it feels like they deserve it. But I want to see the Lakers win it, because... they fucking grind and adjust and they look like the showtime lakers, but they are humble and hungry. I also want the Heat and the Celtics to win it. Jimmy Buckets is still announcing to the world that he isn't a problem, he is an answer. And Celtics just play ball man, they get it, they are young and hungry, and Kemba gave Charlotte his whole career and now is getting to prove the hype on a big stage...


    This is such a good post season. I'm still amped from last night, bunch of people at the bar with Clippers jerseys, I know they just hopped the bandwagon, this is NJ, no one moved from Cali to NJ or vice versa both are the same place....


    Fuck it, I'm being a bit self righteous after watching their disappointment after buying 150 dollar jerseys.

    Outside of Clips in Game 7, there hasn't been a choke, just the best team winning.

  4. #424
    KEKW bandwagon fans buying a Clippers jersey of all things.

    I'm actually trying to buy some Nikes. I'm jelly, I just read that all NBA players basically have contracts and get custom fit sneakers.

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    Boston's defense is doing well this game but they're rebounding on both sides is killing the Heat; lots of second and third chances per possession.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueobelisk View Post
    KEKW bandwagon fans buying a Clippers jersey of all things.

    I'm actually trying to buy some Nikes. I'm jelly, I just read that all NBA players basically have contracts and get custom fit sneakers.
    Could get some New Balance.

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    Third quarter officiating was awful. Celtics played poorly but it's hard when you're getting smacked around with no calls while the heat get do get them on the other side.
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProphetFlume View Post
    Third quarter officiating was awful. Celtics played poorly but it's hard when you're getting smacked around with no calls while the heat get do get them on the other side.
    We didn't deserve to win after blowing that lead and with how we played in the 3rd. Can't do that in the ECF against a solid team like the Heat.

    Celtics have all the talent in the world but what they lack is consistency. Not just game to game, but quarter to quarter. Can't have these huge up and down swings this late in the playoffs.

    Apparently Gordon Hayward is going to be back for next game, but I fail to see how Hayward is going to make a difference coming back from injury and not having played organized basketball in a month+. If anything I fear it may screw up the chemistry and rotations that have developed with him gone in the past month.

    But, down 2-0, you have to try something, so this is either going to work beautifully or fail spectacularly in the next game and seal the Celtics fate.

    I will say that Hayward is often the one that is instrumental in the Celtics dealing with Zone defenses, so in that regard he may indeed flip this series. But that's assuming he can play significant minutes and play well, right from the start. Tall task.

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    I’ve seen more alley oops this game than a weekend highlight reel.

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    Lakers need to step on the nuggets neck. Up 20 with 8 left isn’t good enough.
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

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