2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 am

Interesting games last night. Spurs got up by 19 or so on Denver, but then the Nuggets roared back to win and even the series (and, really, save their playoff hopes). Blazers had a big win over OKC and are now up 2-0; they're proving a lot of people wrong who picked OKC to upset them. Kanter is filling in pretty nicely for the absent Nurkic. Good story there. And Toronto had a big win over Orlando; I think that Game 1 victory by the Magic was a fluke.

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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by Marty [Mori Chu] » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:52 am

I loved this clip from OKC/POR. Westbrick chucks up a shot that clangs out, then Lillard comes back, drains a -long- 3 in his face.


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Post by Cap » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:08 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
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I loved this clip from OKC/POR. Westbrick chucks up a shot that clangs out, then Lillard comes back, drains a -long- 3 in his face.

Shooting from that distance that early in the shot clock always makes me scratch my head, but you can’t complain when it goes in.
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Post by Indy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:59 am

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 am
Interesting games last night. Spurs got up by 19 or so on Denver, but then the Nuggets roared back to win and even the series (and, really, save their playoff hopes). Blazers had a big win over OKC and are now up 2-0; they're proving a lot of people wrong who picked OKC to upset them. Kanter is filling in pretty nicely for the absent Nurkic. Good story there. And Toronto had a big win over Orlando; I think that Game 1 victory by the Magic was a fluke.
I am not too sure about the "fluke" comment. I know they have KL now, but keep in mind that Toronto has won a total of 8 games past the 1st round of the playoffs in their entire history. I expect them to beat the Magic, but I don't expect them make it out of Round 2.

Also, not sure if Portland is proving anything yet. All they did was not lose at home. They looked good yesterday, though.

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Post by Superbone » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:34 pm

Cap wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:08 am
Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:52 am
I loved this clip from OKC/POR. Westbrick chucks up a shot that clangs out, then Lillard comes back, drains a -long- 3 in his face.

Shooting from that distance that early in the shot clock always makes me scratch my head, but you can’t complain when it goes in.
Curry, Lillard, and maybe Booker have a green light to shoot from that far out. Curry's percentage out there is ridiculous.
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Post by ShelC » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:59 pm

Lillard's one of my favorite players.

The fact that McD thought he could get him in a trade is still embarrassing to me.

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Post by Split T » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:10 pm

ShelC wrote:
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Lillard's one of my favorite players.

The fact that McD thought he could get him in a trade is still embarrassing to me.
When did he think that?
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Post by Split T » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:18 pm

Ehh, so we called about Lillard. I’m glad we did. Doesn’t hurt to be told no
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Post by Cap » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:41 pm

Split T wrote:
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Doesn’t hurt to be told no
In my experience, it does.
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Post by In2ition » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:30 pm

I'm here for all the Donovan Mitchell slander and Utah Jazz are trash talk. Couldn't happen to a better fan base.
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Post by Split T » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:34 pm

Houston making them look awful...
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Post by Xylus » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:53 am

I couldn't be happier that CJ and Dame are destroying the Thunder.

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Post by In2ition » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:06 am

Looking at this playoff lineup in 2019, who falls out in 2020?
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Post by ShelC » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:32 am

In the west I could see the Thunder, Jazz and Rockets taking a step back next year. Rockets will be a year older and don't have great depth as it is. Not sure how much more the Thunder and Jazz can really improve barring some major trades/acquisitions. I think the Clips could get better thru free agency. Warriors could look mortal if they lose KD and/or Klay/Draymond. Iguodala and Shaun Livingston aren't getting younger either.

Portland is in that space where they can look to make major changes or keep pushing thru and hope a healthy Nurkic can make a difference. They need a legit PF though.

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Post by wpmiller42 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:43 am

In2ition wrote:
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Looking at this playoff lineup in 2019, who falls out in 2020?
I think the East will largely stay the same, barring any major injuries, though maybe the Hornets or Hawks edge out the Magic or Pistons next year.

The West is way more up for debate. I think the only 4 that I would say are locks, again, barring any injuries, for next year are the Warriors, Thunder, Rockets, and Nuggets.

I think the Jazz and Trailblazers (depending on when Nurkic comes back) will stay in. So maybe the Spurs and Clippers fall out? I think the Kings will make the playoffs next year and maybe the Wolves? I think if we get Zion or Morant, we'll be in the hunt too.

I think after free agency, it will get a little clearer.

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Post by Split T » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:30 am

There’s not any obvious candidate right now to drop out. Clips could if they strike out in free agency. Spurs could also falter. Lakers are the obvious candidate to jump in, but depends on what they put around Lebron this summer. Kings could take the next step. I don’t really see anyone else being a playoff team without major changes. If pels can convince AD to stay, then they could fight for a spot.
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Post by Superbone » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 am

I enjoy watching the Harden show but they're taking chances keeping him in late to stat chase for that last assist of the triple double.
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Post by O_Gardino » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:20 pm

The Pacers are the biggest wild card this summer. They've got tons of cap space, but they will have to re-sign or replace most of their role players. They could go either way.
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Re: 2019 NBA Playoffs First Round

Post by iLLmatic » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 pm

Cap wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Split T wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Doesn’t hurt to be told no
In my experience, it does.
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