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The NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Chicharito, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Otara_Dog

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    Hahaha Jame Harden having a cry about "bullshit" calls. Seriously? The guy lives at the free throw line and half of them are "bullshit" calls but now he wants a sook.
     
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    Magic have lost 18 out of our last 21 lol. Fucken hell
     
  3. Shanked

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    tank mode in full force. injuries fucked our momentum, then we got more injuries and the only guy who can defend is a rookie, who's been injured
     
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    lol vuc is now out with a broken hand, so i think that makes the whole starting lineup that's been injured and only payton thats currently healthy
     
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    Yeah it was a foul BUT Kd Still owned Lbj in the forth.

    Lbj doesn't want to guard Kd and CAN'T anymore even if he did.
     
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    Was the first time in a while lebron looked human. He tried to take the game away from gsw with 2 left but turned the ball over a few times late. Not sure if it was fatigue if he had a big Christmas Eve or what.

    Also cavs game plan was off. They tried to score in the paint (without a big man or ball movement) and KD, green and igoudala owned them. But instead of trying to find an open jumper or a 3 they kept on pushing into the paint. 31% shooting in the end. Any other day and you lose by 20 shooting at 30 from the field.

    It’s a funny one because I doubt cavs could play worse and with 2 more clutch plays at the end they almost win. They stuck with a very physical warriors team who almost played Detroit pistons defence from the 90s. Yet there were very few calls. Rematch in a fortnight so see how lb goes there. If he has another off game shooting and turn overs then maybe he is human after all. You would think with green and crowder on KD lebron would go off. But he looked a few yards slower then KD yesterday.

    Will be interesting to see the rematch and if cavs make any changes by trade deadline, if cavs got better shots away they win. If they moved the ball better they get the W. So not sure if it was the game plan that had them shooting at 30% or if gsw are just that much better.

    Also IT back soon so that will help spreading the floor and open up some space for LB to play one on one more or risk having open shooters on the floor.
     
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    I dont think he was out of gas, he just couldn't handle KDS defense this night. It won't happen every night they play because LBJ is still the best. But on this occasion he was out played. LBJ was trying to get switches all forth qauter and KD was fighting through the screens to stay on LBJ and lock him down.

    Both teams will look different when fully fit. The Warriors, to me, play like a normal team without Curry. Not as much ball movement and more iso plays plus their defense has been better since he's out. I think IT will help fill the Irving void (not as good though) but he is going to get exposed on the defensive end badly in the playoffs.
     
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    They should have blown Warriors out - from memory hey blew at least 6 buckets right under the rim. Shot really poorly from the paint, which isn't like them. And it isn't due to good defence, they just missed sitters which happens I guess.

    Man I can't wait for the rematch, this game shows just how evenly matched up they are more so than last year. With IT and Curry back, it's going to be a hell of a series in the finals (yep they'll both make it). Also what I love about this rivalry is that still the best defensive team always wins, low scoring games that come down to big shots in the end. I love this type of ball.
     
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    Just wish Lebron would improve his back to the basket game a bit more - he would be unstoppable man. You aren't going to get those calls face to the basket late in games (As seen last night) - back to the basket tho, Lebron could be unstoppable. But he wants to become a better 3 point shooter so whatever. Not going to beat Warriors doing that - who knows, maybe with IT back it might change the way Lebron plays. I just don't like this perimeter Lebron - KD is shitting on him all day at that game.
     
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    Yeh it’s been a while I have thought shit LB is human after all. He has been in ridiculous form lately. But like you said KD was next level. The warriors guarded the paint so well, and the cavs kept on going there which made no sense. Get some mid range jumpers. Get some 3s (cavs shot 40% from deep). Which showed the warriors had a game plan to fill the lane and protect the paint and not push up on defenders.

    I’m sure any other coach would have pushed more ball movement. But for some reason cavs would take it to the rim and miss or get blocked.
     
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    Exactly. Cavs should have won easily. Green has been on fire and he had his worst game yesterday unfortunately. If he hit a few more shots it’s a different story.

    I think jr went 0/7. If he shot slightly better they are in a better position with 30 left on the clock.

    Warriors played a solid game. Cavs played poorly. Like you said with the full roster on board it will be a great contest not only in a few weeks but play off time. Don’t know if Lue can find a game plan to stop them. For mine if you see that you can’t score in the paint and the refs are letting a lot go you change the game plan. Get some 10 foot jumpers happening. Taking it to the hoop with green, kd and Igoudala all waiting with a 3 on 1 at times, cavs should have had an option for an outlet pass to find the open shooter. But they kept on persisting with the play and never got the call. Warriors played a very very physical D and probably on any other day against any other team they get called for way more fouls then they did. But Christmas against their finals opponents the whistle was in the pocket (which I don’t mind) but cavs never adjusted.
     
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    I think Cavs remedy to that would be to find a big man on the market that can nullify that strategy - even having Deandre is good enough playing those pick and rolls and him attacking the basket off those lobs.

    But I think they'll make a massive push for either Boogie or Marc Gasol. Cavs need a team that forces the Warriors to play either Zaza or McGee - that's when they are most vulnerable.
     
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    Yeh I agree. They have lacked a big for a long long time. Bogus would have been a great pick up with his defence and his passing. But he lasted 60 seconds unfortunately. Deandre is a richmans TT. but the only thing with double t is he is a Paul rich client.... don’t know if Lebron will ship him out. Would be a decent upgrade with a 10 point 10 rebound rim protector. Doubt warriors score 44 points in the paint with Jordan at centre the other night.

    Boogie is next level. He is a superstar. He is a scoring force and can spread the floor, rebound, he can put the ball on the pine too. He can do some rim protection too but that’s not what you get him for. But I don’t know if lebron would want him in the team or if it’s worth the risk to ship out assets to get him as he is a free agent soon.
     
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    Marc Gasol is almost a poor mans Boogie from the offensive end... I think either way, Cavs have to figure out how they can work a line up to force Warriors hand and keep a big on the floor, that's their only chance.

    Speaking of Bigs, I am starting to feel like OKC are the only team that can genuinely challenge Warriors. Not because of Russ, PG or Melo - but because of Adams. Dude is so good from offensive end these days and he can't even shoot. Has a good hook shot, his offensive boards are unbelievable and just finishes around the cup with the best of them. You can't put Green or KD on him if you are the Warriors, you need Mcgee or Zaza and that is advantage to OKC. Adams is also comfortable coming out and guarding on the perimeter. Also Roberson is so versatile, he can literally guard 1 through 5 when Warriors play small. I think OKC are missing one more genuine scorer off the bench, maybe you can get that from Patterson or Felton - but man, the thought of them when they get clique is scary.
     
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    Haha king flop Harden just got out flopped by God mode flopper smart to win the game.
     
  16. Malla

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    What a sad end to an exciting game lol NBA in a nut shell these days lol
     
  17. Malla

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    Aaron Gordon should be the most improved player of the year.
     
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    Exactly the game is horrible with all the flopping. Foul after foul =yawn fest BUT when it happens to Harden I have no problem lol. The guy gets call after call from flopping.
     
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    the rules dont apply to KD btw, he should have been ejected in the 1st quarter for a 2nd technical foul
     
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    Lucky he didn't tbh because then we wouldn't have seen him own LBJ AGAIN in the forth.
     

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