1. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

The NBA Thread

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

  1. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    Um they played that way because Curry wasn't playing. Gsw have been playing slow and NOTHING like how they play WITH Curry and the Lavs still lost. They will get run off their feet AGAIN just like last year.
     
  2. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Terry Lamb 1996

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    34,158
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    san antonio were up big in game 1 when they did the cheap shot to take him out of the series

    it was a cheap shot and of course the media defended their darlings by bringing out a story that zaza had his kids threatened in school

    my theory is they made that story up completely for sympathy because why the fuck would he put his kids in a school in san antonio ffs
     
  3. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Terry Lamb 1996

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Messages:
    34,158
    Likes Received:
    1,536
    no im talking about the cavs pace, they played nice and slow and made it a grind like they should have done last year, ty lue was promoting pushing the pace like an idiot last season and their whole roster looked like they were just trying to match firepower

    thats why they can shoot 31% and still be close to a win on the road, the warriors were limited 82 attempts and 17 free throws, much lower than the finals
     
  4. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    The only way the Lavs have a chance of winning is if OKC beat Gsw or Houston or Spurs OR if they have such a hard series with either of them and are tired. Otherwise the Lavs will get smashed again.

    Oh or if they get Boogie then they could win.

    The Lavs team is old slow and has too many defensive liabilities.
     
  5. Malla

    Malla *********

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    992
    Cavs have a better shot against Warriors than they do Houston and OKC.
     
  6. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    All I know is they have fuck all chance against GSW. And if anyone is using the game where the Cavs shot bad as a guide they shouldn't. The Warriors play NOTHING like that with Curry.
     
  7. Malla

    Malla *********

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    992
    I actually think the team is built well enough to beat Warriors with IT back.

    You should look at it from a 7 game perspective. Warriors are a jump shooting team which is easier to defend in a series - all Cavs need to do is rebound and limit Warriors fast break and transition points - their team is built to do that.

    OKC on the other hand, they play the same game as Cavs but have better players in key positions, hence why I think they will beat the Warriors in a series if they come up against them.
     
  8. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    Tbh I think it's just hope. Charles Barkley said it best "are we just going to pretend that anyone can beat the Warriors"

    It was like last year but this time the hope was KD and few were chokers or they didn't have a rim protection.

    The Cavs team is deeper than last year but isn't that much better. IT isn't as good as Kyrie and will be abused in the finals defensively.

    I could see OKC beating them or even the spurs but not Houston. CP and Haren disappear in the play offs and so does the coach.

    But just my opinion it would be a massive shock if GSW don't win. I just can't see any team beating them 4 times in a week or so.
     
  9. Malla

    Malla *********

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    992
    IT and Kyrie are the same, both have the same flaws defensively and score the same ppg - if anything Cavs gained a better play maker.

    Don't sleep on the Cavs man, that's all I'm saying. People think it's just about the most skilful and talented teams that win, but it isn't. It's who is the healthiest and in best shape at the end of the marathon. Cavs will get through to the finals probably only dropping 2-3 games. Warriors will not have the same luxury (if they get through) - potential to play Spurs, Houston or OKC. It won't be easy.

    As for Houston, yes Harden has a history of giving up but not CP3. As I remember CP3 just has bad luck with injury. D'Antoni is questionable in the playoffs for sure, but thats why they added CP3.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Malla

    Malla *********

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    992
    And for anyone that doesn't think IT is legit, he just dropped 17 in his first game back on one of the best back courts in the NBA.
     
  11. boggie23

    boggie23 Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,810
    Likes Received:
    952
    Yeh exactly man. Not many teams can compete with a small line up against the warriors. Their shooting is too good. Probably best shooting team in the history of the sport. So you need to slow the game down and post up. But not sure lue is the type of coach to play that strategy.
     
  12. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    Cavs play HORRIBLE defense even LBJ.
     
  13. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    I know the three ball is the game now but watching the Rockets is ugh. 50 threes tonight.
     
  14. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    Cavs defense is like swiss cheese lol.
     
  15. boggie23

    boggie23 Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,810
    Likes Received:
    952
    Unfortunately you are right. Very hot and cold offence and consistently shit defence. Lebron gave up yesterday. I think they were 1/12 shooting in the first quarter he drove to the basket a few times and scored. Hit an open guy in the corner who misses the shot then turned off. Thought that’s enough for tonight.

    And you can’t blame back to back games for this one. They just didn’t turn up to play and James couldn’t be stuffed to carry them. They have had a few questionable quarters this year. I wouldn’t have them as a threat this year. You can only excuse them so much until you can say this roster isn’t championship quality. Too old, too slow to compete. And You can’t expect 30, 9, 9 and 41 mins night in night out from James to be in with a chance.

    Love, crowder and jr probably all had their worst games of the season against the timber wolves. And against a talented team you are getting blown off the court. And nba isn’t a game you can come back from 25 down night in night out.
     
  16. Megatron_dog

    Megatron_dog Immortal

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    2,008
    They'll still make the finals. But imo they will drop a few games on the way and being and old team that isn't good. Unless they get boogie or Jordan.

    I think if Boston had Haywood, another scorer, they could have pushed them but they can't win with just one Allstar.

    On defense they have been horrible for two years, they are getting worse. 22ND last year now 29th just above the Kings. LBJ isn't playing defense either like before.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. boggie23

    boggie23 Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,810
    Likes Received:
    952
    Yeh I agree. James is a great spot defender. If the game is on the like he will chase down. Probably more so to make the highlight play and for himself more then anything. But he isn’t putting in. I think he realises it’s his last year in Cleveland and he just doesn’t care anymore. I have never seen him switch off in a game that early before. He got his 10 points then said I’m done.

    His numbers are amazing, he can still carry his team to the play offs and the finals. He is still the best in the league. But he can’t do it on his own. And when jr goes 0/8 love gets 1 basket and crowder scores single digits, and IT gets ejected he probably thinks I’m too old for this crap.

    Luckily cavs have the best bench in the league. Korver, dwade, green. They have kept things closer then they deserve. Because if Lebron doesn’t go 30, 9, 9 the Cavs dont show up.

    Also he has played every match so far. So I don’t think he can play both ends 3 times a week 37.8 mins a game at 33. As great as he is his support around him isn’t up for it. So I think if he can’t get cp3 or George at the cavs no way he will be in Ohio next year.

    Would make sense for him to take his talents elsewhere and build a championship quality team that can challenge for 5 years and he can start to take a back seat.

    Thing with this cavs team is there is 1 hall of famer playing well and 1 hall of famer that is past it (dwade). It’s hard to compete with gsw with 4 hall of famers and all 4 current all stars in their prime.
     
  18. OITENTA-E-NOVE

    OITENTA-E-NOVE Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    292
    dont worry lebron will be back better then ever next season when he teams up with lonzo
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  19. boggie23

    boggie23 Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    4,810
    Likes Received:
    952
    Yeh I was always against him moving. I wanted him to try build something in Ohio but I think his heart isn’t in it anymore. And at 33+ he can’t be the only guy on the team anymore. He has carried this team with very little talent (outside the 2 other all stars) to the finals and the championship.

    Logically it has to be LA, it’s the biggest market it’s the most famous team. And the argument is if he can get championships with 3 different teams maybe it’s an argument to be harder then getting 5-6.

    But for mine I would like to see him team up with someone like Houston (will never happen, Houston is too small of a city for lebron) just because I am not a lakers fan :tearsofjoy:
     
  20. OITENTA-E-NOVE

    OITENTA-E-NOVE Kennel Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    292
    houston is a massive city and no income tax is a plus but i think lebron just wants to move his family to los angeles. im a lakers fan though so just trying to convince myself its a massive shot when really lebron seems the type to sign with the spurs or rockets
     

Share This Page