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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Indy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:17 am

So the West looks to be getting the finals match up we expected--Lakers/Clippers.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Split T » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:36 am

Game 7 Celtics vs Raptors tonight
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Indy » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:25 am

Split T wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:36 am
Game 7 Celtics vs Raptors tonight
I doubt I get it, but I would love to see a Toronto/Clippers finals. I can't imagine a way that Toronto wins without being lights out all series from deep, but how great would it be to see a Lowry as Finals MVP after Kawhi left for LA?

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Superbone » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:53 am

Indy wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:25 am
Split T wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:36 am
Game 7 Celtics vs Raptors tonight
I doubt I get it, but I would love to see a Toronto/Clippers finals. I can't imagine a way that Toronto wins without being lights out all series from deep, but how great would it be to see a Lowry as Finals MVP after Kawhi left for LA?
I hadn't thought about that but I like it.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Split T » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 am

What’s actually quite interesting is I still have no clue who’s going to win. I’ve ruled out Denver and Houston, but any of the other 5 could still win the title IMO. I think I’m slightly leaning towards the Lakers winning, but I’m not confident by any means in that pick.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Mori Chu » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Split T wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:26 am
What’s actually quite interesting is I still have no clue who’s going to win. I’ve ruled out Denver and Houston, but any of the other 5 could still win the title IMO. I think I’m slightly leaning towards the Lakers winning, but I’m not confident by any means in that pick.
The Lakers supporting cast has been better lately, which is really helping them. They need some shooting from guys like Danny Green and Caruso. Rondo also gave them 8 assists and 10 rebounds the other night. If they can beat a good team with Lebron scoring only 16 like they did yesterday, they are scary. I have always felt that they'd fail due to their weak roster outside of the top 2 players, but they've been proving me wrong so far. I think the Clippers will beat them, but we'll see.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Shabazz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 pm

I think the champ will be whoever comes out of the West.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:08 pm

Since the NBA title winner has had LeBron, Kawhi or been the Warriors every year since 2011, I think that's a safe bet.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Split T » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:32 pm

Looks like Boston is going to win this. Also, what happened to Siakam? He’s been awful all playoffs and is costing Toronto a chance at a comeback right now. On offense and defense. Not sure why Toronto keeps going to him offensively.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:47 am

Siakam is a really good player, but he clearly isn't ready to lead a contending team. I still think he can go up a level, so I wouldn't write him off yet.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Superbone » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:11 am

Shabazz wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 pm
I think the champ will be whoever comes out of the West.
Way to go out on a limb! You’ve got a 50/50 chance. ;)

BTW, I agree with you.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Split T » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:17 am

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Siakam is a really good player, but he clearly isn't ready to lead a contending team. I still think he can go up a level, so I wouldn't write him off yet.
I get that, but he hasn’t even been a good player in the playoffs. Lowry and VanVleet were leading the team. Siakam just needed to be a supporting player and he was bad.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by The Bobster » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:03 pm

Houston getting killed on the boards again and tonight the Lakers are outshooting them from 3, so predictably they've got a huge lead after 3 quarters (95-69).
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by INFORMER » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:05 pm

ShelC wrote:
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If we move Oubre, we might look back and say "we should've kept him". He's not indispensable, but I think he's a guy whose loss we'd feel in more ways than one, especially if we don't hit on how he's replaced.

Majerle is on the list. We also sent Frye packing because we thought we had his replacements/upgrade in the Morris Bros.
I think there is some revisionist history there. Majerle was instrumental in our back-to-back failures against the Rockets. And wasn't even an NBA player with Cleveland. It took Pat Riley rebuilding him into a defensive/instangibles role player, and even then, he never really recovered his 3-point stroke. Retaining Majerle wouldn't change the course of that Suns team.

Hot Rod was bad, but that doesn't make Majerle good.

I'll agree to disagree with Frye. I don't think letting him go was the problem; the problem was the investment/elevation of the Morris Twins.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by INFORMER » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
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Shawn Marion (Shaq was in the twilight of his career, and disrupted the Suns offensive scheme).
I'll always be ok with moving on from Marion; it just shouldn't have been for Shaq.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by INFORMER » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:14 pm

Split T wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:17 am
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:47 am
Siakam is a really good player, but he clearly isn't ready to lead a contending team. I still think he can go up a level, so I wouldn't write him off yet.
I get that, but he hasn’t even been a good player in the playoffs. Lowry and VanVleet were leading the team. Siakam just needed to be a supporting player and he was bad.
Yeah, it's incredible how bad he was.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Furlanfufi » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:47 pm

Denver forced a game 7

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Superbone » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:00 pm

Furlanfufi wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Denver forced a game 7
Good for them!
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2020

Post by Mori Chu » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:50 pm

Man, it'd really be something to see Denver knock off the Clippers. I would love to see it. A rebuke of the super-rent-a-team that everybody anointed before the season. Then the Nugs would have to go on to upset the Lakers and go to the Finals. I would be over the moon. A Nuggets/Celtics Finals would actually be really fun to watch, though obviously the suits in the NBA don't want that matchup.

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