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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:56 pm

LeBron worked a perfect set up, and Draymond took the bait. No one pushes off on layups like LeBron... he always has an active elbow or forearm. I'm sure the league would love to drag out the series. Follow the money. I'm really hoping the Warriors all step up and make LeBron irrelevant.


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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:24 pm

Draymond is a dirty player and he got what he deserved. That's three cheap shots he's taken in these playoffs and the league had little choice. He's damned lucky he's not playing a team with an enforcer on it because he'd be missing more than one game.

I've been pulling for Golden State mainly because Klay Thompson is a Santa Margarita kid, but Draymond and those SF fans make it hard.

It was nice to see James silence that crowd tonight..............Luca

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Omar Bongo » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:27 pm

I'm curious, how are the "SF" fans (Oracle Arena is across the bay in Oakland) any different than those anywhere else? (Did you see the nerd in Clark Kent glasses under the basket in game 4 at Cleveland jumping up and down waving his arms and screaming "f--- you!" at Steph Curry?)
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:46 pm

They combine obnoxious with pretentious better than anyone else............Luca

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby cruiser » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:07 am

When the Cavs play decent defense the whole game, it makes them a lot tougher to beat,
overall though LeBron doesn't have the supporting cast like the stars of GS does, Love is a
liability on D - if LeBron and Irving have to score 41 each the next game to have a chance,
I don't know if it will happen, though I do think they can win at home next game but then
the reality hits home - apparently no team in NBA history has come back from a 3-1 deficit
to win the NBA championship.

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:29 am

The Cavs were certainly ramped up, and I agree the Cleveland supporting cast probably can't do what The Warriors role players are capable of doing, but Draymond Green's absence underscored his importance to that team...especially on defense. Second half was pretty much atypical of both teams. Curry went ice cold... the Cavs let Barnes have all the shots he wanted, and he blew them... Irving was real tough, and in spite of LeBron missing about five in a row in the fourth quarter, he still managed to score 41points. I know GS is capable of raining down points on opponents at most any time, but I'm not as confident today as I was yesterday. I wouldn't dare to try to predict what will happen in the next game. The Cavs have showed their hunger, but can it continue? Thursday will provide some answers, but if it goes back to Oakland for a seventh game, I'd probably bet on GS.
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:55 pm

Cavs have had two great wins...the Warriors look lost...can't generate an offense and have no answer for LeBron. Sunday should be quite a show however it ends, but the Cavs really are on a roll.
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:00 pm

What a bizarre series. The average margin of victory has been almost 20 points and it's 3–3. There hasn't been one game closer than a dozen points and half the games have been over by the end of the third-quarter.

For all their regular-season success, the Warriors have only been 7–6 in their last 13 games. If I had to bet on game seven I'd have to go with Cleveland at this point. Hard to believe after those first two game blowouts. You know more about basketball than I do but it seems to me that either Curry or Thompson or both are going to have to have out-of-their-mind shooting nights for Golden State to win..........Luca

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Omar Bongo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:09 pm

For Golden State to win they have to play lockdown team defense, when they do that they win easily even when their stars have an off night
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:23 am

Harrison Barnes isn't helping his up coming free agency status... he's 2 for 20 in the past two games.

Agree...bizarre playoff. Did Draymond Green play last night? Game 7 will be interesting... that's the best I can come up with.
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby cruiser » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:11 am

Yes, Green did play last night but most of the time he was a no show, wonder if the
suspension got into him mentally, he also almost got a T when he went off when
Curry got his sixth and the T. Green is a hot head and he needs to watch it especially
in the seventh game.

CAVS seem to be showing more confidence at this point than the Warriors who seem in
disarray for some reason the last two games. It seems when Curry and Thompson
are missing their 3's, the Warriors defense laxes some, for some reason. (live by the 3, die by the 3)

The CAVS supporting cast is showing up of late, The overall numbers LeBron is putting
up is mind boggling in these playoffs. I just can't see the CAVS winning three straight
but; hell, I've been wrong a thousand times before. We'll see.

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:35 am

Omar Bongo
For Golden State to win they have to play lockdown team defense, when they do that they win easily even when their stars have an off night



I had thought that Golden State's chances were dependent on how well Curry and Thompson shot from three point range. But that's not really it. They have hit 41% of their threes in their three victories and 39% in their three losses, not a significant difference.

But in every game except one the winning team has hit 100 points and the losing team has not, with the exception of Golden State's 101 points in the game six loss.

So it would be more accurate me to say that in the absence of Golden State playing tougher defense they will have to have an insane shooting night to win........................Luca

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:30 pm

The "wounded" Warriors will definitely need to be at the top of their game at both ends of the court.
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Omar Bongo » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:12 pm

Anyone think there is anything to what Curry's wife said about the NBA helping this to go 7 games with the foul calls?

This is not the first time by any means that the NBA/Media Industrial Complex has been accused of putting their big thumb on the scale
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:44 pm

No.

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:13 am

Ten hour countdown to the 7th game in this year's NBA Finals. Lebron is leading in most of the stat categories, and the Warriors are reeling after losing the last two.

The Warriors will enjoy the home court advantage, but can they overcome lackluster shooting by several starters and a deep bench that has become shallow? Igoudala's back is screwed up...Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Steve Kerr are on on the wrong side of the refs, and Steph is still icing his banged up knee...Bogut is out, and Harrison Barnes has already significantly lessened his free agency payday...perhaps by millions... with his poor shooting. The Cavs are on a mission, and it really doesn't look like the Warriors can solve the problems the Cavs will bring. At any rate...GO WARRIORS!!!
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Luca » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:35 am

Pick your winner. I'm going with Cleveland............Luca

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby Parrotpaul » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:05 am

I'll go against my better judgment and pick the Warriors.
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Re: Anything NBA

Postby ocfootballfan » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:43 am

I pick Shane Lowry

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Re: Anything NBA

Postby MDDad » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:05 am

Omar Bongo wrote:This is not the first time by any means that the NBA/Media Industrial Complex has been accused of putting their big thumb on the scale.
Those conspiracy theorists who believe the NBA "influences" games in the finals to ensure 7 games and maximum revenue might now have their best evidence. The chances that two teams are so evenly matched that a series would go seven games, yet so unevenly matched that each team blows the other out three times, are pretty small.

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