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NBA Playoffs 2019
« on: April 11, 2019, 03:53:19 AM »
East:
(1) Milwaukee vs (8) Detroit
(4) Boston vs (5) Indiana
(3) Philadelphia vs (6) Brooklyn
(2) Toronto vs (7) Orlando

West:
(1) Golden State vs (8) LA Clippers
(4) Houston vs (5) Utah
(3) Portland vs (6) Oklahoma City
(2) Denver vs (7) San Antonio

Predictions later
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 03:57:23 AM »
East:

Bucks in 4
Celtics in 6
76ers in 6
Raptors in 4

West:

Warriors in 4
Rockets in 6
Thunder in 7
Nuggets in 5

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 07:45:40 AM »
Bucks in 5
Celtics in 5
76ers in 6
Raptors in 4

Warriors in 5
Rockets in 7
Thunder in 6
Nuggets in 7
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 10:07:05 AM »
I don't know if this has been posted but it's really well-written and worth the read:

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 11:14:06 AM »
Huh. I only just now realized that it hadn't been posted, but I would have just figured that y'all were already aware of it, anyway. Every now and then, I forget that we don't all watch the same shows/track the same people on social.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 11:29:51 AM »
Was aware! Glad you posted it, YPOV. Really wanna share it with my coworkers but they would just ignore it

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 07:59:16 AM »
Bucks in 5
Pacers in 7
Nets in 7
Raptors in 4

Dubs in 4
Rockets in 6
Blazers in 7
Nuggets in 6

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 08:38:20 AM »
Joel Embiid is being listed as doubtful for Game 1
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 09:08:10 AM »
Milwaukee over Detroit in 4
Boston over Indiana in 5
Philadelphia over Brooklyn in 7
Toronto over Orlando in 6

Golden State over LA Clippers in 6
Utah over Houston in 7
Oklahoma City over Portland in 6
Denver over San Antonio in 7

Really looking forward to this first round. Every series has potential to be a banger except Milwaukee-Detroit and maybe Boston-Indiana (and even then I think Celtics might bungle that into a competitive series) IMO

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 06:40:32 AM »
I had not put the game on til late in the 2nd so I was a bit surprised to find the Nets leading the Sixers by a dozen
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 10:03:40 AM »
Just looked at the replays of the Nets game, and I don't really blame the Philly fans for booing. The Sixers just looked like they were sleep walking in nearly all the highlights I saw. I mean how do you not bother covering Caris LaVert?

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 09:01:20 AM »
Kanter with 20 points and 8 offensive rebounds gawd damn

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 12:53:19 PM »
Was thinking Bucks could likely sweep Detroit but I was not thinking the wins would be THAT large.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 07:25:19 AM »
LIRL this pic

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 08:17:45 AM »
Blake Griffin ruled out for first round.  Just cancel that series now.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2019, 04:35:06 PM »
NO FUCKIN HEART WARRIORS BLOWING A 31 POINT LEAD

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 04:50:47 PM »
and Boogie tore his quad

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2019, 05:09:02 PM »
Sorry for having actual reasons in this discussion. I'll steer clear from this modern day NBA on here until I learn how to only reply with tweets and IG posts.

I mean, you know who else's personalities didn't mesh well with the guys on the Warriors? Nick Young and JaVale McGee. I'd also argue that the technicals thing is grossly overblown, but mileage can vary on that.

My point was that some of the things you brought up are the types of things that usually only get pointed out when you don't like a guy. Nobody talks about how technicals and personality mean that Draymond Green ain't shit. Westbrook gets criticized for all kinds of reasons, but all the T's he gets never seems to be among them.


Ah, true. Get where you're coming from there.

But for me it mainly comes down to the Achilles injury. The only guy I can think of who made the recovery and came close to what they used to be was a guy who was never more than an average player before the injury happened. Plus the idea of a guy the size of Cousins having to try and come back from it... I just don't see it.



Like I was really jocking that dude coming here, but it's hard to deny the facts. He is also like 280 pounds.

Torn quad is on the same leg as the torn Achilles.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2019, 05:10:11 PM »
You'll be jocking if he signs there next summer. I can tell you're resisting your normal M.O. of completely burying someone that chooses another city over LA.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 12:46:47 AM »
Steph was made fun of on Twitter when he said Tiger's win was the greatest comeback in sports history. Obviously people brought up the 3-1 lead his team blew. One day later, after making those comments, his team lost a 31 point lead to lose their game. Let the comments continue.
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 01:26:55 AM »
You'll be jocking if he signs there next summer. I can tell you're resisting your normal M.O. of completely burying someone that chooses another city over LA.

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I'm not sure if there is any correlation between achilles injuries and quad injuries; I think it's just a coincidence that it was on the same leg.  Regardless, he's injury prone; he's only played 70 games four out of his nine seasons with only one of those coming in his last five.

Dominique is the only guy I can think of to come back from the achilles injury and still play at a high level.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 06:50:43 AM »
Man, I turned the GS-LA game off when LA was down 30.  Looks like GS checked out too.  That should NEVER happen, much less to a #8 seed at home in the playoffs

Draymond's mom is on twitter ripping the shit out of the Warriors

Really sucks for Cuz.  Sounds like a partial tear that won't require surgery though

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 07:59:05 AM »
Cuz probably will now resign with the Warriors for another minimal single year deal. I can't see him leaving for a payday that probably won't come.

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the Warriors offer him a two year deal and he takes. No chance anyone offers Cuz anything close to what he's worth because of the two injuries.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2019, 12:18:56 PM »
Can someone please let Wes Matthews know that he’s not Steph Curry
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2019, 12:21:58 PM »
Will get on that after this series
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2019, 05:09:46 AM »
Don't know if it is just my ABC affiliate but the Celtics-Pacers cut out and is showing America's Funniest Home Videos
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2019, 07:25:15 AM »
1. Warriors are gonna win
2. First round should go back to 5 games, increase the chances of more upsets
3. Everyone plays the same way
4. No LeBron

Think that covers it

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2019, 07:26:09 AM »
Don't know if it is just my ABC affiliate but the Celtics-Pacers cut out and is showing America's Funniest Home Videos

Looks like this was just a Phoenix issue that made USA Today.  The AZ affiliate tried claiming it was a national issue that they screwed this up for ten minutes and missed the final threw of the first half, despite no other areas but Phoenix reporting this issue.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2019/04/21/abc-station-accidentally-switches-pacersceltics-to-americas-funniest-home-videos/39375023/
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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2019, 03:00:22 PM »
The Westbrook in OKC era has failed. His offensive game has fallen too far for them to ever be competitive at the top of the league, he no longer has any reliable scoring weapons. He's way too interested in passing out from the rim to guys who shoot three pointers, he should be finishing every chance he gets at this point. He led the league in turnovers last season in part due to over passing. His jump shot is fucking garbage.

I decided to look up some of John Wall's shooting stats from earlier this season because people were talking about how fat he was and how bad his contract was. I present you with this.

Westbrook

Distance|FG%

At Rim .647   
3 to <10 ft . 223   
10 to <16 ft .333
16 ft to <3-pt .349   
3-pt   .290      

John Wall

At Rim   .622
3 to <10 ft .300   
10 to <16 ft .406   
16 ft to <3-pt .386   
3-pt   .302   


Westbrook is due this...

Oklahoma City Thunder   $38,178,000   $41,006,000   $43,848,000   $46,662,000


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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2019, 03:08:17 PM »
but muh triple doubles and kobe praise of him

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2019, 03:15:43 PM »
His triple doubles stopped having value to me around the time I noticed every OKC big just letting him have rebounds or when he kept passing out of open layups/dunks. The former, where you have to let a guy rebound the ball or it'll be knocked into the stands on accident cause both players fight over it, sounds like a toxic environment.

Too bad for OKC that contract is literally untradeable. Not only because of his level of play but because it's impossible to match contracts with something so big without giving up far more than he's worth.


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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2019, 03:25:20 PM »
I've seen this happen ten times now this series. Westbrook rushes ball up court before the rest of his team can get there. He steps one or two feet inside the 3 point line. Pull up jumper in front of multiple Blazers. Clank... rebound Lillard or McCollum.

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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2019, 04:48:16 PM »
I also can't handle that dude laughing at a reporter asking him legitimate questions. You're paid 30,000,000 a year and that dude would be lucky to clear 100k. Not answering the question is also obviously extremely distracting to Westbrook himself, so I don't get it. It's childish.

I can see why guys refuse to answer when they're asked stupid shit like "where are you playing next season," but that's never been in question.


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Re: NBA Playoffs 2019
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2019, 03:09:48 AM »
George is clearly their best player.....the problem is he hasn't been the same since the shoulder injury and is likely playing with a torn labrum.  He shot well in game 4, but he hasn't been himself for months now. 

I still think that OKC can be successful with PG13, Westbrook and Adams as the core...but they need better role players and more shooting.  Might be time for a coaching change too