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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by The Bobster » Sat May 11, 2019 7:09 am

ShelC wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 6:55 am
I think a lot of people forget how good the Ws are and can be, even without Durant.
They are one of the greatest teams ever, but they were playing without two starters who have been All-Stars, one who is an MVP-level player.

If Houston can't beat them at home under those circumstances, they're kidding themselves if they think they had a shot to beat a healthy Warriors team.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Sat May 11, 2019 8:15 am

The Warriors had lots of contributions from guys other than their stars. Iguodala, Looney, Livingston, Bogut, etc. had good games. I think their ball movement is a lot better, way more passing and sharing and cutting, when Durant isn't playing. Not at all saying that they are better without him, but he definitely does chuck a lot of shots and hog the ball. Bad habits learned during the Westbrook/OKC days that have not totally gone away.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by MightyMoog » Sat May 11, 2019 9:55 am

I think Houston had many chances to close out this game. But they kept playing that stupid iso ball. I'm glad it failed, so it will discourage others from trying it.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by INFORMER » Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm

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I said since last year that the Celtics young core was HIGHLY overrated. Got a lot of flack by Celtic fans and casual NBA fans, but turns out I was right all along
I don't think the issue is the young core. I think Kyrie is a loser. Him and LeBron were a great pairing in that they covered a lot of each other's weaknesses, but when you hand him a team, it isn't going to get you very far. Also, incorporating a Gordon Hayward who was severely diminished due to his injury had a negative impact on the team.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Sat May 11, 2019 4:45 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm
I said since last year that the Celtics young core was HIGHLY overrated. Got a lot of flack by Celtic fans and casual NBA fans, but turns out I was right all along
I don't think the issue is the young core. I think Kyrie is a loser. Him and LeBron were a great pairing in that they covered a lot of each other's weaknesses, but when you hand him a team, it isn't going to get you very far. Also, incorporating a Gordon Hayward who was severely diminished due to his injury had a negative impact on the team.
You're right, it was a bit of hyperbole. At the same time, many "experts" and Celtic fans annointed them as a 67 win team that was going to represent the East for the next 8 years, with a young core filled with HOFers and MVPs.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat May 11, 2019 4:51 pm

In2ition wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:45 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm
I said since last year that the Celtics young core was HIGHLY overrated. Got a lot of flack by Celtic fans and casual NBA fans, but turns out I was right all along
I don't think the issue is the young core. I think Kyrie is a loser. Him and LeBron were a great pairing in that they covered a lot of each other's weaknesses, but when you hand him a team, it isn't going to get you very far. Also, incorporating a Gordon Hayward who was severely diminished due to his injury had a negative impact on the team.
You're right, it was a bit of hyperbole. At the same time, many "experts" and Celtic fans annointed them as a 67 win team that was going to represent the East for the next 8 years, with a young core filled with HOFers and MVPs.
Bill Simmons is the only one who said stuff like that and he's a ridiculous, unapologetic Celtics homer.

I bet on them to go over 59.5 wins, but I also expected Tatum and Hayward to be better this year.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by INFORMER » Sat May 11, 2019 5:05 pm

It's a little surprising to see how mediocre Mirotic has been for Milwaukee.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by In2ition » Sat May 11, 2019 5:38 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:51 pm
In2ition wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:45 pm
INFORMER wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:58 pm
I said since last year that the Celtics young core was HIGHLY overrated. Got a lot of flack by Celtic fans and casual NBA fans, but turns out I was right all along
I don't think the issue is the young core. I think Kyrie is a loser. Him and LeBron were a great pairing in that they covered a lot of each other's weaknesses, but when you hand him a team, it isn't going to get you very far. Also, incorporating a Gordon Hayward who was severely diminished due to his injury had a negative impact on the team.
You're right, it was a bit of hyperbole. At the same time, many "experts" and Celtic fans annointed them as a 67 win team that was going to represent the East for the next 8 years, with a young core filled with HOFers and MVPs.
Bill Simmons is the only one who said stuff like that and he's a ridiculous, unapologetic Celtics homer.

I bet on them to go over 59.5 wins, but I also expected Tatum and Hayward to be better this year.
It wasn't just Simmons. A lot of my animosity toward them comes from annointing Brown and Tatum so early while denigrating Booker in the process.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Split T » Sun May 12, 2019 5:12 pm

So Blazers vs Warriors in Western Finals. I think the series could be a little interesting without KD...warriors should still win, but I think blazers can get a couple games. If KD plays, it could be a sweep.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by JeremyG » Sun May 12, 2019 6:00 pm

It’s so frustrating watching Embiid not dominate down low. It’s like watching rookie Ayton all over again.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by The Bobster » Sun May 12, 2019 6:34 pm

Crazy shot at the buzzer wins it for Toronto.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by The Bobster » Sun May 12, 2019 6:35 pm

Four bounces on the rim.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun May 12, 2019 6:36 pm

That was f*** nuts. I feel bad for the Sixers for having to stomach that one.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Xylus » Sun May 12, 2019 6:45 pm

The degree of difficulty on Kawhi’s shot was very high.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by O_Gardino » Sun May 12, 2019 7:43 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Four bounces on the rim.
Did he call it?
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Democritus » Sun May 12, 2019 8:03 pm

Here comes Monty, thank you Toronto.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by The Bobster » Sun May 12, 2019 10:53 pm

There have been 9 shots as time expired which have clinched playoff series -

24Mar60 - BOS 119, PHW 117 - Tom Heinshon, BOS - Eastern Division Finals
21May86 - HOU 114, LAL 112 - Ralph Sampson, HOU - Western Conference Finals
12May89 - SEA 98, HOU 96 - Derrick McKey, SEA - Western Conference First Round
7May89 - CHI 101, CLE 100 - Michael Jordan, CHI - Eastern Conference First Round
17May93 - CHI 103, CLE 101 - Michael Jordan, CHI - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
29May97 - UTH 103, HOU 100 - John Stockton, UTH - Western Conference Finals
2May14 - POR 99, HOU 98 - Damian Lillard, POR - Western Conference First Round
23Apr19 - POR 118, OKC 115 - Damian Lillard, POR - Western Conference First Round
12May19 - TOR 92, PHI 90 - Kawhi Leonard, TOR - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Ring_Wanted » Mon May 13, 2019 12:08 am

The Bobster wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:53 pm
There have been 9 shots as time expired which have clinched playoff series -

24Mar60 - BOS 119, PHW 117 - Tom Heinshon, BOS - Eastern Division Finals
21May86 - HOU 114, LAL 112 - Ralph Sampson, HOU - Western Conference Finals
12May89 - SEA 98, HOU 96 - Derrick McKey, SEA - Western Conference First Round
7May89 - CHI 101, CLE 100 - Michael Jordan, CHI - Eastern Conference First Round
17May93 - CHI 103, CLE 101 - Michael Jordan, CHI - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
29May97 - UTH 103, HOU 100 - John Stockton, UTH - Western Conference Finals
2May14 - POR 99, HOU 98 - Damian Lillard, POR - Western Conference First Round
23Apr19 - POR 118, OKC 115 - Damian Lillard, POR - Western Conference First Round
12May19 - TOR 92, PHI 90 - Kawhi Leonard, TOR - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
Kawhi's is the first one to happen in game 7. Historic shot.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Indy » Mon May 13, 2019 5:31 am

that was just a ridiculous ending to the game. Good for Toronto. I don't think there is a single player in Philly I root for.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Split T » Mon May 13, 2019 7:11 am

I believe Jordan hit the only one where his team would have been eliminated with a miss.

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