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Cooter
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(04-20-2017, 06:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by finowns

I'm liking McCaw.

Been raving about this kid all season. Usually in control, smooth, takes great angles. Not going to be a superstar or anything but he already knows this at his young age and plays his role extremely well. Another great pick by this front office.
Matrix
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(04-20-2017, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

What do you mean it got changed? You can over and back now???

it seems that only under 2 mins you can inbound and tip it to yourself into the backcourt and go over and back :|
teepo
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(04-20-2017, 06:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by GravityInsanity

I like this villain Wall.

VeeP
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(04-20-2017, 06:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by GravityInsanity

I like this villain Wall.

Super villain Warriors vs Villain Wizards.

We could call the OT NBA FINALS - You Either Lose to Lebron or Win Long Enough to Become a Villain.
Elfforkusu
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(04-20-2017, 06:58 AM)
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Westbrook took 12 shots in the last 6 minutes of that game. He made 2.
HiiiLife
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(04-20-2017, 07:02 AM)
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#NP Let Russ Down - J. Cole.
Bam Bam Baklava
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(04-20-2017, 07:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Elfforkusu

Westbrook took 12 shots in the last 6 minutes of that game. He made 2.

The last 6 minutes might as well be clipped with a title of why Durant left.
Line_HTX
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(04-20-2017, 07:26 AM)
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Two straight wide open 3's and missed them both, like BRUH...

51/10/13 and "I don't give a fuck about the line." Kind of surprised NBA TV didn't have their dump button ready, LOL



Originally Posted by Matrix

it seems that only under 2 mins you can inbound and tip it to yourself into the backcourt and go over and back :|

Wow, that is just incredibly dumb. How is that even allowed, even Bullard was like that is The most basic call and the easiest to make.
Hyperactivity
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(04-20-2017, 07:39 AM)
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https://streamable.com/08s6v

A little nitpicky, imo, but WB missing open teammates in the 4th
HeavenlyE
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(04-20-2017, 07:47 AM)
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Westbrook's game reminded me so much of your typical Kobe game in his later years where he'd carry the team for most of the game but is too exhausted by the end of it to hit any shots, But just like Kobe he kept on shooting lol

Can't blame em too much though with those teammates tho tbh (other than McDermott who he missed on several occasions)
Vault Dweller 111
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(04-20-2017, 07:50 AM)
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Cowherd is gonna have a field day.
BlackNMild2k1
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(04-20-2017, 08:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hyperactivity

https://streamable.com/08s6v

A little nitpicky, imo, but WB missing open teammates in the 4th

This was literally the difference between getting to 50 or possibly winning the game.
Enjoy the new record Russ, you'll likely have more time to admire it while watching the rest of the playoffs from home if you don't stop Westbricking it up.

I was really hoping for this series to go at least 6.
I didn't expect OKC to emerge from the 1st round, but I expected them to win at least 2 games. Would have been interesting if at least 1 of those 2 were in Houston to start the series.
random25
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(04-20-2017, 08:21 AM)
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That 4th quarter was ugly for OKC. Can't watch it without cringing at every Westbrook bricks especially near the end.
J2 Cool
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(04-20-2017, 10:13 AM)
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John Wall is straight scary. He's such a magnificent athlete, I feel like people forget, and he's hitting such a peak in his point guard play.
Vanillalite
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(04-20-2017, 12:05 PM)
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Hawks are done. Wall is better than us, and that's that. Even if we keep it close Wall can close out games. We have Baze who also closes out games... For the other team via turnovers.
panthapanda
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(04-20-2017, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vanillalite

Hawks are done. Wall is better than us, and that's that. Even if we keep it close Wall can close out games. We have Baze who also closes out games... For the other team via turnovers.

Lol yeah. It's not like we're any good at home either.
LegendofDragoonLives
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(04-20-2017, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by HeavenlyE

Westbrook's game reminded me so much of your typical Kobe game in his later years where he'd carry the team for most of the game but is too exhausted by the end of it to hit any shots, But just like Kobe he kept on shooting lol

Can't blame em too much though with those teammates tho tbh (other than McDermott who he missed on several occasions)

Bullshit ass statement. Any other superstar would have those guys playing a lot better than WB does. Curry and Bron in particular would have them playing a lot better. Literally every single player on that team is having a worse year than last season, and it isn't because of magic folks. It's because of how he plays.

I'm loving him getting exposed in the playoffs so far, not that I'm surprised in the slightest.

Ripenen
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(04-20-2017, 02:27 PM)

Originally Posted by LegendofDragoonLives

Bullshit ass statement. Any other superstar would have those guys playing a lot better than WB does. Curry and Bron in particular would have them playing a lot better. Literally every single player on that team is having a worse year than last season, and it isn't because of magic folks. It's because of how he plays.

I'm loving him getting exposed in the playoffs so far, not that I'm surprised in the slightest.

Watching the Warriors game right after the Thunder/Rockets it's like watching two different leagues. The way the Rockets and especially the Thunder play is just painful to watch. At least in the end the Rockets started hitting some 3s and looking like they belong out there. OKC though good god.
Future PhaZe
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(04-20-2017, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Must be nice to have a team where you don't care to sit KD in a playoff game.

zero respect for KD anymore but that's another topic
Hyperactivity
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(04-20-2017, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by LegendofDragoonLives

Bullshit ass statement. Any other superstar would have those guys playing a lot better than WB does. Curry and Bron in particular would have them playing a lot better. Literally every single player on that team is having a worse year than last season, and it isn't because of magic folks. It's because of how he plays.

I'm loving him getting exposed in the playoffs so far, not that I'm surprised in the slightest.

The way he played that first half was god damn impressive though. It reminded me of Harden, at the beginning of the season, where he was like "I can still score, but wracking up assists is actually pretty damn fun". WB was so locked in, so calm, playing good defense, and then I'm willing to bet Donovan's rotations led to him losing faith in his teammates at some point.

Originally Posted by Ripenen

Watching the Warriors game right after the Thunder/Rockets it's like watching two different leagues. The way the Rockets and especially the Thunder play is just painful to watch. At least in the end the Rockets started hitting some 3s and looking like they belong out there. OKC though good god.

Eh, I think it's important to have games where you're playing like crap but can still put it together. Also, after the 2015 Rockets - Clippers series, and everything from last season, it's hard for games to look seriously ugly to the point of being hard to watch anymore
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(04-20-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by VeeP

Super villain Warriors vs Villain Wizards.

We could call the OT NBA FINALS - You Either Lose to Lebron or Win Long Enough to Become a Villain.

i wish this happened 2015 so we could've said history repeats itself :(
Shamrock7r
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(04-20-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Can't wait for the Spurs to rook the Grizzlies tonight
my name is ed
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(04-20-2017, 04:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by LegendofDragoonLives

Bullshit ass statement. Any other superstar would have those guys playing a lot better than WB does. Curry and Bron in particular would have them playing a lot better. Literally every single player on that team is having a worse year than last season, and it isn't because of magic folks. It's because of how he plays.

I'm loving him getting exposed in the playoffs so far, not that I'm surprised in the slightest.

Now, a gif story




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(04-20-2017, 05:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by panthapanda

Lol yeah. It's not like we're any good at home either.

Hawks might get "hot" and steal one game at home. Just a formality for Wiz winning in 5 doe.
Lionel Richie
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(04-20-2017, 06:08 PM)
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Bucks and Raptors tonight is probably the biggest "must watch" game in this playoffs thus far. Too bad it's sandwiched between likely blowouts featuing bigger teams playing worse teams so not a lot of people will give a fuck.
Hyperactivity
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(04-20-2017, 06:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lionel Richie

Bucks and Raptors tonight is probably the biggest "must watch" game in this playoffs thus far. Too bad it's sandwiched between likely blowouts featuing bigger teams playing worse teams so not a lot of people will give a fuck.

It's also on NBA TV. Best first round match up is on NBA TV.
Lionel Richie
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(04-20-2017, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hyperactivity

It's also on NBA TV. Best first round match up is on NBA TV.

Will watch for sure if only to wonder how good a fully healthy and slightly upgraded Bucks team not coached by Jason Kidd can be. The potential is just ridiculous.
Servbot24
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(04-20-2017, 06:25 PM)
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If Pacers win by 12 or more that should count as 2 wins. Deal Cavs?
BlackGhost
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(04-20-2017, 06:26 PM)
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Go Cav. Is today the day we don't do it?🤔
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(04-20-2017, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hyperactivity

The way he played that first half was god damn impressive though. It reminded me of Harden, at the beginning of the season, where he was like "I can still score, but wracking up assists is actually pretty damn fun". WB was so locked in, so calm, playing good defense, and then I'm willing to bet Donovan's rotations led to him losing faith in his teammates at some point.



Eh, I think it's important to have games where you're playing like crap but can still put it together. Also, after the 2015 Rockets - Clippers series, and everything from last season, it's hard for games to look seriously ugly to the point of being hard to watch anymore

Yeah, but spoilers, there's no rotation Donovan can put out there the whole 48 that's not trash on some level, especially with Oladipo playing this way. He went to a more offense-focused team in the first half with the bench and Westbrook that worked because Russ was passing and Houston was missing their shots.

Donovan tweaked his rotations from Game 1 (they were better), and he went to the more defense-focused one to end the game as that's worked alllllll year for OKC (and why Russ' usage goes even higher in the clutch) and Russ just bricked his shots while Houston made theirs. That was a pretty typical greedy Russ 4th, and I wouldn't really put that on the rotations. There was that two-minute stretch at the end of the third where Donovan didn't really have an offense or defense lineup out while Russ went to the bench. It's where Houston made that one run, but in general, Donovan made most of the proper adjustments from Game 1 to Game 2.
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(04-20-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hyperactivity

It's also on NBA TV. Best first round match up is on NBA TV.

it'll get moved once the celtics get swept
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(04-20-2017, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by blackaroni

John Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall

/Wizannouncer
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(04-20-2017, 07:17 PM)
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New Game of Zones is out.
SomethingWitty
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(04-20-2017, 07:21 PM)

Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

He and Rose.

It's what happens to guys that rely so much on athleticism in some form or another. When it goes it goes quick. Cautionary tale for whoever thinks about giving Blake Griffin a huge contract next summer. It's also what scares me about Westbrook.

Not a huge sports follower so please excuse the stupid question, but do you think really a really good shooter like Curry will experience huge diminishing returns a la Rose and Dwight. Not to say Curry is just a shooter (he can finish to the rim as well) but I'm wondering if he can maintain his success well.
Jarate
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(04-20-2017, 07:22 PM)
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how many players are gonna be stoned out their ass during the games today?
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(04-20-2017, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by SomethingWitty

Not a huge sports follower so please excuse the stupid question, but do you think really a really good shooter like Curry will experience huge diminishing returns a la Rose and Dwight. Not to say Curry is just a shooter (he can finish to the rim as well) but I'm wondering if he can maintain his success well.

Everyone eventually will. The guys with the good technique, fundamentals and bbiq are the guys who adapt to their diminishing physical abilities and have longer careers. Like take Curry for example, lots of people might assume that's because he is a great shooter he doesn't rely on his athleticism, but what helps allow him to be a great shooter is his great/quick footwork and agility, it lets him keep defenders honest. Same thing with Blake. Yeah he's developed a decent jumper, but it's due in part to his insane first step and explosiveness. Defenders can't just stick on him from range because he will blow by them, so that gives him a little more space to operate.
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(04-20-2017, 07:40 PM)
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Game of Zones is back and it's sooo good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jr4Qf_6oE
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(04-20-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by cubicle47b

Game of Zones is back and it's sooo good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jr4Qf_6oE

Holy shit I was dying when he visited the Spurs.
SomethingWitty
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(04-20-2017, 07:50 PM)

Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

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I'm guessing players like Jordan, Kareem, LeBron, and Duncan are some of those players. Do you think Curry will adapt or is it too early to tell?
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(04-20-2017, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by cubicle47b

Game of Zones is back and it's sooo good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jr4Qf_6oE

lol, loved that
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(04-20-2017, 08:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jarate

how many players are gonna be stoned out their ass during the games today?

All of them, same as any other day.
BlackGhost
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(04-20-2017, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by cubicle47b

Game of Zones is back and it's sooo good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jr4Qf_6oE

Lmao

Originally Posted by Nafai1123

Holy shit I was dying when he visited the Spurs.

Me too
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(04-20-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by cubicle47b

Game of Zones is back and it's sooo good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Jr4Qf_6oE

So damn good, Delly part was hilarious
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(04-20-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Fizz confirms that Kawhi is a robot: http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/video/m...fizdale-170420
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(04-20-2017, 09:04 PM)
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National media keep Likitung'ing Russell's historic night and completely ignoring how epicly horrendous his 4th quarter was on a brand new level of terrible was and stopped doing what he was doing the 1st 3 quarters...

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Originally Posted by Line_HTX

National media keep Likitung'ing Russell's historic night and completely ignoring how epicly horrendous his 4th quarter was on a brand new level of terrible was and stopped doing what he was doing the 1st 3 quarters...

what? his 4th quarter shittiness is the only thing i have seen talked about
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(04-20-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Jonathan Feigen‏ @Jonathan_Feigen 1m1 minute ago

Of 20 calls, no calls in L2M report, NBA found 3 missed calls, all favoring OKC, including that backcourt violation before a Westbrook 3.



If we had lost because they did not call a backcourt violation on Russell....
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(04-20-2017, 09:19 PM)

Originally Posted by Lionel Richie

Bucks and Raptors tonight is probably the biggest "must watch" game in this playoffs thus far. Too bad it's sandwiched between likely blowouts featuing bigger teams playing worse teams so not a lot of people will give a fuck.

I'll be at Grizz/Spurs so I can't see the one matchup I like a lot this round
Ripenen
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(04-20-2017, 09:21 PM)

Originally Posted by SomethingWitty

I'm guessing players like Jordan, Kareem, LeBron, and Duncan are some of those players. Do you think Curry will adapt or is it too early to tell?

For Curry the model would be Nash or Stockton probably and those guys each had a good 15+ years.
FZZ
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(04-20-2017, 09:22 PM)
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Wait wouldn't the Cavs flourish under the D'antoni system?

Get them a competent center and have D'antoni coach them I'm pretty sure they'd be doing much better than they are now

smh cmon Ty Lue

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