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  • Amazing win by the Bucks. Can’t believe they pulled it off.
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    • Originally posted by broncolee View Post
      Amazing win by the Bucks. Can’t believe they pulled it off.
      KD's size 18 shoes cost the Nets a dramatic win in regulation.

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      • Originally posted by GMTD View Post

        KD's size 18 shoes cost the Nets a dramatic win in regulation.
        Ironically- a 2018 article from NBA insider Chris Herring talks of how he wears a full size bigger shoe in games to give him the weightless feeling. It was talked about because he is frequently losing his shoes in games.

        Man- that has to sting a little

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        • The Bucks are fortunate they came up against an injured team. If Harden is healthier and Irving plays, The Bucks don't get past game 6. I know, injuries happen, but depends who and how many top players.

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          • I wonder if Kawhi’s knee is going to magically heal soon.

            Clippers played tough but it wasn’t enough.
            My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
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            • Originally posted by CanDB View Post
              The Bucks are fortunate they came up against an injured team. If Harden is healthier and Irving plays, The Bucks don't get past game 6. I know, injuries happen, but depends who and how many top players.
              Not even sure the Bucks don’t get swept with a healthy Kyrie. That said it doesn’t make me one bit sad to see the last super team go down.

              This NBA final four is the first time I think in my life it’s been not 1 single normal powerhouse team involved.
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              • Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post

                Not even sure the Bucks don’t get swept with a healthy Kyrie. That said it doesn’t make me one bit sad to see the last super team go down.

                This NBA final four is the first time I think in my life it’s been not 1 single normal powerhouse team involved.
                I agree about Kyrie and and a healthy Nets team....maybe 4 or 5 games.

                Phoenix seems interesting to me, especially if Paul is back soon. Same could be said for The Clippers with Kawhi. But Booker is such a talent.

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                • Looks like the Clippers will go down 2-0 again, without Kawhi Leonard. I doubt they can comeback from this one, if he doesn’t return.

                  I hope the Bucks can beat the Hawks. I don’t want Trae Young to win. I don’t really care for the ones that try to manipulate the rules instead of just playing the game. Same problem I have with James Harden. Stop hunting for fouls and just play the game.
                  My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
                  You Mad Bro?
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                  • Looks like Ben Simmons is long gone. Talk about lost confidence. Any good big man makes the dunk when presented to them. He must be really stressed under pressure.

                    Likely a trade waiting to happen. Could be a risky trade, or one with some serious upside if Philly tries too hard to trade him. After all if properly managed, he could become the player he should be once again.

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                    • I have really underestimated this Phx team. These guys are so confident

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                      • Originally posted by broncolee View Post
                        Looks like the Clippers will go down 2-0 again, without Kawhi Leonard. I doubt they can comeback from this one, if he doesn’t return.

                        I hope the Bucks can beat the Hawks. I don’t want Trae Young to win. I don’t really care for the ones that try to manipulate the rules instead of just playing the game. Same problem I have with James Harden. Stop hunting for fouls and just play the game.
                        For me, it's not as much about the players as it is the league itself. This is what happens when you let everyone play zone all the time, and make it illegal to touch people on the perimeter. Centers become forwards, and everyone else becomes a shooting guard. Perimeter play dominates the league, and guards operate with general impunity. I don't like the NBA game anywhere near as much as I did in the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's, but I don't necessarily blame the players. The players are just adapting to it. The game itself won't get fixed, because enough people apparently like to watch high stakes 21. It is what it is, but the game would improve if NBA officials simply stopped rewarding players for acting like they got fouled. If the defender isn't swiping, and the offensive player isn't attacking, don't call a reach foul. If the defender isn't underneath the space that a jump shooter launched from, don't call a landing space foul. Most importantly, if a defender isn't initiating contact, don't call a defensive foul. It's really that simple. Stop rewarding guys for running into people and faking contact.

                        I like instant replay though. You can't fix broken interpretation of the rules with instant replay, but you can at least make it uniform. It does suck that Phoenix got a free time out last night, but how about not letting them sit in a huddle with their coach from now on. I'm not trying to hear Van Gundy cry about it all night, when I just watched Paul George take 4 steps to the basket on a go ahead layup. You might as well let a guy take off from half court if you're giving him 4. I'd rather deal with game stoppage than trusting a group of dudes who can't see that to dictate what is and isn't the right call at the end of a game.

                        As far as the actual competition goes, I figured it would be Brooklyn and probably the Lakers before AD, Harden, and Kyrie went down. To his credit though, that's the best I've ever seen Durant play. That felt like his version of the Dirk Nowitzki '11 Finals. I got my first good look at Phoenix in the Lakers series though. That team is nuts. They play defense, and they have no weaknesses on offense. Post presence, ton of high percentage perimeter shooters, prime Ray Allen type of 2 guard, a true point guard (and an all time great) running the offense. Cameron Payne reminds me of Sam Cassell when he was with the Rockets. Good luck with that.

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                        • Originally posted by atwaterandstir View Post
                          I have really underestimated this Phx team. These guys are so confident
                          What a wild finish the other night!! Perfect throw in play, that somehow took 0.2 seconds! But then came the cray cray. The last 0.7 seconds took about 10 minutes!! I did not see the last 90 seconds, and just switched over closer to the buzzer, but apparently 90 seconds took 31 minutes to play.

                          CMON REFS!!!!!!

                          The refs have to be more quick and decisive than that. It reminds me of the Raptors championship game with the final fraction of a second took forever!

                          By the way, in no sport I watch does a fraction of a second take so long. It's like the clock does not start when it should. I know that the clock does not start til a player touches the ball, but even at the end, when George caught the pass and had to spin before shooting, he almost beat the clock had it gone in. Try this...count a fraction of a second to yourself. It's like a fast blink.



                          They really have to work on their clock management from a ref perspective. Fans should not have to hang in there so long, and feel lost on the process.

                          Make a decision here and there.

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                          • How does a guy have a job with the Mavericks one day and then a job with the Pacers the next and no one has mentioned tampering or even an exchange of draft picks?

                            Carlisle gets to just quit and go wherever he wants?
                            My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
                            You Mad Bro?
                            Don’t Be A Mean Girl

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                            • Originally posted by Spice 1 View Post

                              For me, it's not as much about the players as it is the league itself. This is what happens when you let everyone play zone all the time, and make it illegal to touch people on the perimeter. Centers become forwards, and everyone else becomes a shooting guard. Perimeter play dominates the league, and guards operate with general impunity. I don't like the NBA game anywhere near as much as I did in the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's, but I don't necessarily blame the players. The players are just adapting to it. The game itself won't get fixed, because enough people apparently like to watch high stakes 21. It is what it is, but the game would improve if NBA officials simply stopped rewarding players for acting like they got fouled. If the defender isn't swiping, and the offensive player isn't attacking, don't call a reach foul. If the defender isn't underneath the space that a jump shooter launched from, don't call a landing space foul. Most importantly, if a defender isn't initiating contact, don't call a defensive foul. It's really that simple. Stop rewarding guys for running into people and faking contact.

                              I like instant replay though. You can't fix broken interpretation of the rules with instant replay, but you can at least make it uniform. It does suck that Phoenix got a free time out last night, but how about not letting them sit in a huddle with their coach from now on. I'm not trying to hear Van Gundy cry about it all night, when I just watched Paul George take 4 steps to the basket on a go ahead layup. You might as well let a guy take off from half court if you're giving him 4. I'd rather deal with game stoppage than trusting a group of dudes who can't see that to dictate what is and isn't the right call at the end of a game.

                              As far as the actual competition goes, I figured it would be Brooklyn and probably the Lakers before AD, Harden, and Kyrie went down. To his credit though, that's the best I've ever seen Durant play. That felt like his version of the Dirk Nowitzki '11 Finals. I got my first good look at Phoenix in the Lakers series though. That team is nuts. They play defense, and they have no weaknesses on offense. Post presence, ton of high percentage perimeter shooters, prime Ray Allen type of 2 guard, a true point guard (and an all time great) running the offense. Cameron Payne reminds me of Sam Cassell when he was with the Rockets. Good luck with that.
                              I too wish the refs would stop rewarding guys like Young and Harden. I think that has to be a league directive though.

                              If the Nets had stayed healthy, they would have won the championship.

                              I don’t know if the Lakers would have made it to the finals from the seventh seed, even if Davis was healthy. I think they needed to stay healthy all season and not just the playoffs.

                              Too bad for the Clippers that Leonard got injured when he did.
                              My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
                              You Mad Bro?
                              Don’t Be A Mean Girl

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                              • Originally posted by broncolee View Post

                                I too wish the refs would stop rewarding guys like Young and Harden. I think that has to be a league directive though.

                                If the Nets had stayed healthy, they would have won the championship.

                                I don’t know if the Lakers would have made it to the finals from the seventh seed, even if Davis was healthy. I think they needed to stay healthy all season and not just the playoffs.

                                Too bad for the Clippers that Leonard got injured when he did.
                                I was putting stock in James getting healthy. He didn't look good in the Suns series, and they were up 2-1 when AD went down. That's always the risk with AD, though. I was surprised he made it through the post season last year. Whoever is making personnel decisions for that team did a real piss poor job getting rid of Rondo, McGee/Howard, and Green. I say that because I don't know if Pelinka's really the one calling all the shots.

                                You might be right about the Clippers. This could've finally been their year with Kawhi. Ty Lue teams seem to wait until the middle of the series to start really playing, but this should be over in 5, maybe 6.

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