NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby Superbone » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:57 pm

Speaking of Russ, he threw up some of the worst shots I've ever seen in the 4th quarter tonight. It was embarrassing. He can't win it by himself.
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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby Cap » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 am

Ring_Wanted wrote:
carey wrote:Poor Russ.

Why? Now he does what he wants.

If he's happy averaging a triple double, winning MVP, and getting bounced in the first round, then I'm going to look down my nose at him and consider myself superior.
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Postby bajanguy008 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:39 am

Superbone wrote:Speaking of Russ, he threw up some of the worst shots I've ever seen in the 4th quarter tonight. It was embarrassing. He can't win it by himself.


Yes that was some ugly stuff in the 4th
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Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:14 am

Watching Westbrook and OKC get rekt in the first round by Houston is pretty delightful, I must admit.
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Postby In2ition » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:02 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:Watching Westbrook and OKC get rekt in the first round by Houston is pretty delightful, I must admit.

Yeah, I am finding it difficult to be upset at them losing.
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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby LazarusLong » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:19 am

Cap wrote:
Ring_Wanted wrote:
carey wrote:Poor Russ.

Why? Now he does what he wants.

If he's happy averaging a triple double, winning MVP, and getting bounced in the first round, then I'm going to look down my nose at him and consider myself superior.


Westbrook would do well to remember that Oscar Robertson, a triple-double machine back in the day, was a lousy teammate whose Royals teams rarely got deep in the playoffs.

It's still a team game.
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Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:36 pm

LazarusLong wrote:Westbrook would do well to remember that Oscar Robertson, a triple-double machine back in the day, was a lousy teammate whose Royals teams rarely got deep in the playoffs.

It's still a team game.


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Postby O_Gardino » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:31 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Cap wrote:
Ring_Wanted wrote:
carey wrote:Poor Russ.

Why? Now he does what he wants.

If he's happy averaging a triple double, winning MVP, and getting bounced in the first round, then I'm going to look down my nose at him and consider myself superior.


Westbrook would do well to remember that Oscar Robertson, a triple-double machine back in the day, was a lousy teammate whose Royals teams rarely got deep in the playoffs.

It's still a team game.


Another interesting one: since Jordan, Shaq is the only player to lead the league in scoring and win a title. That was in 99-00, so it has bee the whole century of basketball since we had a player dominant enough to score that kind of volume and win. The MVP winning the title is slightly more common, but still not the norm.
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Postby Cap » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Another interesting one: since Jordan, Shaq is the only player to lead the league in scoring and win a title. That was in 99-00, so it has bee the whole century of basketball since we had a player dominant enough to score that kind of volume and win.


Steph Curry came within one win of doing it last year.
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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby carey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:19 pm

The Grizzdales stole one against the Spurs tonight. That $30K fine was worth every penny even if the Spurs still shot more free throws.
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Postby JustWinBaby » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:28 am

carey wrote:The Grizzdales stole one against the Spurs tonight. That $30K fine was worth every penny even if the Spurs still shot more free throws.


I wasn't a big fan of Fizdale when he was in Miami with Spoelstra but I think that was due more to the dislike of the Super Team that Lebron, Wade and Bosh put together. Fizdale always seemed connected to the players in Miami and with what happened in Memphis tonight I think he has great fan support. He did not mix any words on his comments on the officiating after last game. I also think Spoilstra may be the most underrated coach in the league.
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Postby pickle » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:50 am

There goes my Spurs in 4 prediction.
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Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:36 am

Grizz are a tough veteran team with a lot of pride. They won't give up easily. I still see this as a 5 or 6-game series due to the Grizz lack of outside shooting and inability to defend Kawhi, but each game is a battle.
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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby Superbone » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:57 am

Poor Jazz. They were up the whole game and then lost in the last couple minutes.
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Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:42 am

Oh, wow. Blake Griffin will be out for the rest of the playoffs with a toe injury:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1921 ... ry-big-toe

That is huge. I wonder if the Jazz now have an edge in the series?
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Postby Superbone » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:08 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:Oh, wow. Blake Griffin will be out for the rest of the playoffs with a toe injury:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1921 ... ry-big-toe

That is huge. I wonder if the Jazz now have an edge in the series?

I wouldn't say so since he went out in the first half and they still lost at home. Now if Gobert comes back, that's a different story.
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Postby Hermen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:47 am

Injuries suck!
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Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:08 pm

FiveThirtyEight wrote an article about the improvements made by the young Jazz.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wh ... 538twitter
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Postby Flagrant Fowl » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:25 pm

I've discovered the wonders of r/nbastreams. The best part is watching streams without commercials, the feed mostly just shows what's going on in the arena during timeouts and halftime.

The Canine Crew Disc Dog Team at the halftime of this SA and Memphis game was more entertaining than most of this game so far.
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Re: NBA Western Conference Playoffs Round 1

Postby Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:47 pm

The Blazers are going to play Nurkic tonight, while Kerr and Durant are both out for the Warriors. I think the Blazers are showing their usual stupidity of their medical staff. If playing Nurkic so soon after his injury causes it to aggravate, they'll have another potential Brandon Roy situation.

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