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Title: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on October 30, 2012, 10:50:15 PM
Thought this thread should be resurrected for the new NBA season. 

Looking forward to the Lakers/Mavs after the disappointing loss to Miami.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 30, 2012, 10:54:10 PM
Dallas is dead in the water here without Dirk Nowitzki. Missing Chris Kaman too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 30, 2012, 10:57:51 PM
Artest the ball stopper once again. Held the ball for a good 4 seconds there before making a move. Then dribbled pointlessly towards the middle and created nothing. The whole offense went stagnant because of his lousy decision making.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on October 30, 2012, 10:59:37 PM
Wright's looking like a decent player tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: pearljammer10 on October 30, 2012, 11:10:00 PM
Very surprised to see the Ghost of Eddy Curry getting NBA action.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on October 30, 2012, 11:57:48 PM
Dallas is dead in the water here without Dirk Nowitzki. Missing Chris Kaman too.

If Dallas is dead in the water, what does that say about the Lakers?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on October 31, 2012, 12:21:10 AM
Collison has a sweet floater

Beat LA
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on October 31, 2012, 01:01:28 AM
At least the Lakers are struggling too so it's not a bad thing for tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 31, 2012, 01:03:36 AM
Very impressive showing from Dallas here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: perks-a-beast on October 31, 2012, 01:05:10 AM
I know it's early but the Lakers look terrible.

Dallas looking real good though. Brand and Carter both look better than they have in years. They Could be a force when they have Dirk and Kaman back healthy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on October 31, 2012, 01:10:27 AM
It looks like Howard has lost some explosion. Looks to be having trouble going up on rebounds.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 31, 2012, 01:14:10 AM
It looks like Howard has lost some explosion. Looks to be having trouble going up on rebounds.
Yeah, Dwight Howard doesn't look anywhere near as explosive as his normal (past) self.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: craigsagersuit on October 31, 2012, 01:16:51 AM
Bynum > Howard. I've been saying that the Lakers downgraded the moment they got Dwight. Kobe is gonna fire Mike Brown in 10 games
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on October 31, 2012, 01:19:45 AM
Very impressive showing from Dallas here.

When you add in Kaman and Dirk they have the personnel to beat LA if things go right for them. A lot like us with the Heat.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: staticcc on October 31, 2012, 01:20:30 AM
How 'bout them OVERRATED Lakers?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on October 31, 2012, 01:26:13 AM
I know it's the first game, but I know all the commentators who were calling the Lakers the team to beat in the West who were just gonna demolish everyone have egg on their face right now.
I know I can't laugh at all since the Celtics lost, but man this is funny. They lost to a Dirkless heck Kamanless Mavs.
Oh and yes Kobe is gonna be mad and it will get ugly down in LA between him and Mike Brown.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KCattheStripe on October 31, 2012, 01:29:39 AM
I wanted the Celtics to draft Jae Crowder so badly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on October 31, 2012, 01:34:06 AM
lakers bench still wack lol Collison cooked Nash they got a lot of flaws i neva understood those "Lakers are da team to beat since da Thunder traded Harden" posts its gonna take a while for them to gel but they aint da team to beat at all man
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on October 31, 2012, 06:55:52 AM
Yeah Howard didn't look right and the Lakers looked even more out of sync than the Celtics did offensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on October 31, 2012, 10:39:41 PM
Brandan Wright resemble Mark Blount to a disturbing degree.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 31, 2012, 11:33:09 PM
I love watching Dragic. Gritty player. Scrappy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on October 31, 2012, 11:44:44 PM
Ezeli is impressive. Big strong body. Really good quickness end to end and side to side. Active defensively. Physical. Aggressive. Not afraid of the situation. Just goes out and competes (hard).

Ezeli is going to be an NBA player for the next 10+ years. It looks like he can contribute right away too. He is going to give them some good minutes this season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 01, 2012, 12:00:58 AM
Nash out with a knee injury, how bad it look?

This could get real ugly in LA
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 01, 2012, 12:08:22 AM
Golden State look disjointed offensively. Like they don't know what they want to do. Lot of breakdowns on offense. I don't like the PG play in the second half here from either Steph Curry or Jarrett Jack. One of them needs to get hold of this game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: craigsagersuit on November 01, 2012, 12:17:51 AM
Injury bug hitting the lakers EARLY. 2nd game into the season and Nash is already out for the game(+extra games?)

edit: "contusion on the left leg"
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KCattheStripe on November 01, 2012, 12:31:04 AM
Ezeli is impressive. Big strong body. Really good quickness end to end and side to side. Active defensively. Physical. Aggressive. Not afraid of the situation. Just goes out and competes (hard).

Ezeli is going to be an NBA player for the next 10+ years. It looks like he can contribute right away too. He is going to give them some good minutes this season.


I really wanted Ezelli on the Cs. Thought he would have complimented KG well and was a big who could run with Rondo for the next 7 years.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 01, 2012, 12:44:09 AM
Ezeli is impressive. Big strong body. Really good quickness end to end and side to side. Active defensively. Physical. Aggressive. Not afraid of the situation. Just goes out and competes (hard).

Ezeli is going to be an NBA player for the next 10+ years. It looks like he can contribute right away too. He is going to give them some good minutes this season.


I really wanted Ezelli on the Cs. Thought he would have complimented KG well and was a big who could run with Rondo for the next 7 years.
Good call. First time I have seen him. I'm sold.

I would've very happy to get a guy like that with one of those late first round picks. Ezeli could've really helped this Boston team. Great pickup for Golden State.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on November 01, 2012, 12:45:30 AM
Lakers defense is trash. They don't even try have the time.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 01, 2012, 12:51:13 AM
Lakers defense is trash. They don't even try have the time.
It never gets old watching Kobe struggle and throw fits getting t'd up at the Rose Garden

LA are garbage over half the team are scrubs and Nash/Howard/Kobe look 50 years old
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on November 01, 2012, 01:00:21 AM
Lakers defense is trash. They don't even try have the time.
(http://cjzero.com/gifs/mikeborwnwhat_1.gif)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on November 01, 2012, 01:01:57 AM
The Lakers are playing horrible and Laker fans are already wanting Mike Brown fired.
I hope the Celtics bounce back Friday because that's the only thing that will make this better.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 01, 2012, 06:17:57 AM
Anyone watch Al-Farouq Aminu against the Spur last night?  He was an absolute beast.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 01, 2012, 08:50:05 AM
Anyone watch Al-Farouq Aminu against the Spur last night?  He was an absolute beast.
I watched that game and I didn't come away all that impressed. He made a few nice cuts to the basket, but I didn't see a whole lot else.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 01, 2012, 08:51:28 AM
Spencer Hawes was the most impressive (relative to expectations) player I watched last night. He did a very good job against the Nuggets.

Javale McGee still hasn't the slightest clue what he's doing on the other side of that game.

Ty Lawson really struggled against Holiday as well, the Nuggets didn't look good offensively at all they missed Gallanari.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Rondo2287 on November 01, 2012, 08:56:22 AM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 01, 2012, 08:58:23 AM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.
Depends on what your local cable/TV provider has it setup to allow.

I know a lot of places have one or two league pass HD channels and the rest are standard definition.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Rondo2287 on November 01, 2012, 09:01:32 AM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.
Depends on what your local cable/TV provider has it setup to allow.

I know a lot of places have one or two league pass HD channels and the rest are standard definition.

Dang, it was pretty rough watching Houston vs Detroit in standard def.  If it werent for Harden I would have gone back to NO vs SA on NBATV
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 01, 2012, 09:05:35 AM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.
Depends on what your local cable/TV provider has it setup to allow.

I know a lot of places have one or two league pass HD channels and the rest are standard definition.

Dang, it was pretty rough watching Houston vs Detroit in standard def.  If it werent for Harden I would have gone back to NO vs SA on NBATV
When that's what you have, its what you have to deal with. It sure beats watching it via broadband package or any sort of internet streaming. Those can get so pixelated its hard to tell if Rondo or Pierce is handling at a given moment.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on November 01, 2012, 09:08:45 AM
So, only 7 more losses for the Lakers this year?...
 ::)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Rondo2287 on November 01, 2012, 09:09:12 AM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.
Depends on what your local cable/TV provider has it setup to allow.

I know a lot of places have one or two league pass HD channels and the rest are standard definition.

Dang, it was pretty rough watching Houston vs Detroit in standard def.  If it werent for Harden I would have gone back to NO vs SA on NBATV
When that's what you have, its what you have to deal with. It sure beats watching it via broadband package or any sort of internet streaming. Those can get so pixelated its hard to tell if Rondo or Pierce is handling at a given moment.

true true.  I remember watching MLB.tv while i was at school.  Ocassionally it would take 5 seconds for a Papelbon pitch to make it to the plate haha.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on November 01, 2012, 12:42:29 PM
If the Clippers can cut down on the turnovers they will be great this year.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 01, 2012, 02:32:37 PM
Spencer Hawes was the most impressive (relative to expectations) player I watched last night. He did a very good job against the Nuggets.

Javale McGee still hasn't the slightest clue what he's doing on the other side of that game.

Ty Lawson really struggled against Holiday as well, the Nuggets didn't look good offensively at all they missed Gallanari.
didn't watch game but not surprised Jrue is a stud like that little guy
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 01, 2012, 02:35:43 PM
Question for those with league pass, I watched some games via the free trial last night.  If you purchase league pass do you get the games in HD?  The trial was only standard.
I think Dish or Directv has them all in HD. I've got Comcast/Xfinity and it sucks I only get NBATV in HD and 1 other LP channel in HD...the other 8 or 9 channels that have the games are in SD.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 02, 2012, 09:42:55 PM
I like James Harden and Carlos Delfino together.

Lot of extra ball-handling, passing and shooting range. Work well together.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: OsirusCeltics on November 02, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
Why are the Heat leaving Novack open? But hey, I'm not complaining
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on November 02, 2012, 09:57:26 PM
At least the Heat are getting beaten like they stole something right now. Hope they lose tonight so I can feel a little better.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on November 02, 2012, 10:22:27 PM
Mike Breen: how I despise thee...  Nobody beats a narrative to death so relentlessly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on November 02, 2012, 10:23:41 PM
And Chalmers needs to be arrested by the flopping police.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on November 02, 2012, 10:27:41 PM
And Chalmers needs to be arrested by the flopping police.
I knew it wouldn't take long before he flopped.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: rondohondo on November 02, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
sheed is back!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on November 02, 2012, 10:33:47 PM
Sheed for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: rondohondo on November 02, 2012, 10:33:51 PM
sheed for 3333333333333
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: greensquirrel on November 02, 2012, 10:38:56 PM
I feel much better, now. I think I'll watch the LA game, too.
Oh, and SHEED FOR THREEEE!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 02, 2012, 10:42:03 PM
NY vs Heat was epic. Sheed, is epic.

Yeah, today became a bit better, just like that.

Bring on the "who's the biggest Lozer" game: LA vs LA!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: AB_Celtic on November 02, 2012, 11:10:10 PM
E'Twaun had 13 points (6-10 FG), 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in 25 minutes in the Magic win tonight.

Good for him!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 03, 2012, 09:18:50 AM
OH MY!

Did anyone see James Harden and Jeremy Lin last night vs ATL?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1RfS9a1Pnw

45 for Harden, 21 and 10 for Lin!

I guess Harden is the real deal.

I know it's only two games, but these two are becoming my favorite backcourt outside of BOS.

Asik wasn't too shabby either with the 19 boards!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 03, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
Miami having some issues!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on November 03, 2012, 09:57:28 PM
Wade getting away with smacking Miller in the face.  Plus ca change!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 03, 2012, 10:01:02 PM
Wade getting away with smacking Miller in the face.  Plus ca change!
Smacks someone else in the face on the subsequent play. At least he got called for that one.

My money is on a LeBron 1on1 here at the end.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on November 03, 2012, 10:01:42 PM
Ray Allen...smh
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 03, 2012, 10:02:24 PM
Oh HOOT.

Okay. I miss Ray :(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on November 03, 2012, 10:06:58 PM
Ray - why'd you go and do that?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 03, 2012, 10:08:27 PM
Wade is a dirty ass player, sees Miller has a chance to secure the rebound, he mistimed his jump and is on the way down so what's he do? Slaps him across the face what a freakin punk he is
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 03, 2012, 10:10:56 PM
Oh HOOT.

Okay. I miss Ray :(

You're not the only one, Brother.

23 pts in 29 min...8-12 from the field...6-10 from deep...5 rebs, 1 assist, 2 steals and a block - all vs one of the youngest teams out there.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 03, 2012, 10:12:42 PM
Oh HOOT.

Okay. I miss Ray :(

You're not the only one, Brother.

23 pts in 29 min...8-12 from the field...6-10 from deep...5 rebs, 1 assist, 2 steals and a block - all vs one of the youngest teams out there.
He seems revitalised too, driving more.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 04, 2012, 08:19:23 PM
Moore starting in Orlando? Davis putting up 20 points on 21 shots (with 4 FTAs).

Celticsblog letting me down with irrational attachment to former players threads not popping up.

I blame the election for distracting people.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on November 04, 2012, 08:29:28 PM
Oh HOOT.

Okay. I miss Ray :(

You're not the only one, Brother.

23 pts in 29 min...8-12 from the field...6-10 from deep...5 rebs, 1 assist, 2 steals and a block - all vs one of the youngest teams out there.
He seems revitalised too, driving more.

Wait until 30 games into the season when his ankles deteriorate.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on November 04, 2012, 08:50:24 PM
Moore starting in Orlando? Davis putting up 20 points on 21 shots (with 4 FTAs).

Celticsblog letting me down with irrational attachment to former players threads not popping up.

I blame the election for distracting people.

BBD had a really nice game aside from some forced shots.  22 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 0 turnovers in a win.

I've been surprised at the lack of attention to the ex-Cs, especially for Moore, but I think the site is just waiting for Lester Hudson to go on another tear.   :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RMO on November 04, 2012, 10:03:11 PM
I'm not looking forward to ESPN's inevitable overreaction to the lakers beating a terrible Pistons team tonight (and for the record I thought the recent talk of their demise after starting 0-3 was an overreaction as well).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 05, 2012, 11:16:29 PM
Wow the Nets only scored 10 points in the fourth to blow a game I checked out on after the first quarter and a half.

I know we've seen it with Rondo and the Cs, but its hard for me to believe a team with Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, and Deron Williams only managed 10 points in a quarter!

Sadly the stat system was down so no box score or play by play atm.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: indeedproceed on November 05, 2012, 11:53:45 PM
AK47 looking just vintage tonight. Good for him.

Alexey Shved looking good too.

Also Dante Cunningham looking like another great signing. Pekovic eating up NJ as well. The NBA is going to be in trouble when Love and Rubio get healthy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on November 06, 2012, 12:55:28 AM
This Cavs team is fun to watch. Irving/Waiters is going to be a good back court. Varejao does so much for that team, would love to have him in green.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 07, 2012, 08:38:41 PM
I love watching Deron Williams. So fundamentally sound and well rounded. I hope the Nets are good this year. It's sucked having Deron in basketball purgatory these past two years.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 09, 2012, 08:14:26 PM
Fun matchup for James Harden tonight against Tony Allen.

Asik (defense) vs Gasol. Lin vs Conley. Parsons (defense) vs Gay. This could be a good game.

Zach Randolph should destroy Houston's big forwards. Memphis should the Rockets in the paint and on the boards whenever Asik is resting.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 09, 2012, 08:56:07 PM
Fun matchup for James Harden tonight against Tony Allen.

Asik (defense) vs Gasol. Lin vs Conley. Parsons (defense) vs Gay. This could be a good game.

Zach Randolph should destroy Houston's big forwards. Memphis should the Rockets in the paint and on the boards whenever Asik is resting.
I flip to that game, see Tony take two stupid fouls, get benched, followed by a Harden dunk.

Yeah, that's Tony for ya =/

Love the guy tho.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 09, 2012, 10:29:08 PM
Watching the Grizzlies is fun. Good team. Quite "complete".
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 09, 2012, 10:39:41 PM
Suns have TERRIBLE announcers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on November 09, 2012, 11:00:14 PM
I wish Bass could do what Millsap does  :-\
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on November 10, 2012, 06:20:35 PM
Kevin McHale has taken an indefinite leave of absence to go home and look after his ill daughter.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on November 13, 2012, 08:38:56 PM
Weird game in Orlando big baby checking melo for long stretches.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celts Fan 92 on November 13, 2012, 10:36:00 PM
lol Royce White just threw da rockets under da bus dude is commiting career suicide by goin off on them on twitter here's a statement dude released


"In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder, due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets. As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship. At this point the Rockets are aware of my position and the reason for my absence. Any other response is inaccurate. This is important to me. It is a health issue. I must advocate for my rights. It is a player-commodity league. The failure to meet my requests for support will end with me being unhealthy and that is not a consequence that I am willing to accept to play any sport."
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Mazingerz on November 14, 2012, 03:02:31 AM
Then Royce White should not have entered the draft. He knew that entering this profession that it entails a lot of travelling via plane. Remuneration is far better than the normal payscale, then he should have proactively solicited help aside from what the houston organization was offering him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Quinn on November 14, 2012, 03:29:05 AM
Then Royce White should not have entered the draft. He knew that entering this profession that it entails a lot of travelling via plane. Remuneration is far better than the normal payscale, then he should have proactively solicited help aside from what the houston organization was offering him.

From a consumer standpoint I understand you but if you have the oppurtunituny to make 2.8m+ you take it
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on November 14, 2012, 11:19:26 PM
Awesome block on Wade by Belsode  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Mazingerz on November 15, 2012, 12:49:36 AM
Then Royce White should not have entered the draft. He knew that entering this profession that it entails a lot of travelling via plane. Remuneration is far better than the normal payscale, then he should have proactively solicited help aside from what the houston organization was offering him.

From a consumer standpoint I understand you but if you have the oppurtunituny to make 2.8m+ you take it

Can the Rockets renege on his contract? A breach of contract violation perhaps if everything fails?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: action781 on November 15, 2012, 12:57:51 AM
Miami matches up terribly against the Clippers huh? 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on November 15, 2012, 01:04:54 AM
Ryan Hollins putting hurt on the Heat squad. Hard fouls on both Wade and James.  ;D Gotta love this guy for his hustle alone. Although he hasn't improved as basketball player. He has great court awareness on defense, a pest on that side of the court.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on November 15, 2012, 01:06:11 AM
I seriously hope the Clippers don't lose this lead at all. Also Jamal Crawford is just dancing out there on the court.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on November 15, 2012, 01:26:08 AM
Watching the Grizzlies is fun. Good team. Quite "complete".

Yeah, they finally seem to have a couple wings off the bench who can sink the three/jumpers with some regularity, and it's doing wonders for them.

I know it's only been two weeks, but I'm loving the way they've dismantled the Heat and the Thunder by staying big and playing inside-out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Ogaju on November 15, 2012, 01:39:02 AM
lol Royce White just threw da rockets under da bus dude is commiting career suicide by goin off on them on twitter here's a statement dude released


"In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder, due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets. As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress; but since preseason the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship. At this point the Rockets are aware of my position and the reason for my absence. Any other response is inaccurate. This is important to me. It is a health issue. I must advocate for my rights. It is a player-commodity league. The failure to meet my requests for support will end with me being unhealthy and that is not a consequence that I am willing to accept to play any sport."

I wonder if he is setting up an ADA action against the league.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 15, 2012, 04:41:45 AM
Ryan Hollins putting hurt on the Heat squad. Hard fouls on both Wade and James.  ;D Gotta love this guy for his hustle alone. Although he hasn't improved as basketball player. He has great court awareness on defense, a pest on that side of the court.
kidding aside Ryan Hollins has been great actually on that end
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 17, 2012, 12:33:04 AM
Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum absolutely beasting vs. the Rockets.  Lillard's going to be a top-5 point guard one day.  I can see it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on November 17, 2012, 02:22:29 AM
Can someone tell the refs from the Memphis/New York game that fixing games is so 2002?

That third quarter was neigh impossible to watch... and I like the Grizzlies.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 17, 2012, 02:51:29 AM
Can someone tell the refs from the Memphis/New York game that fixing games is so 2002?

That third quarter was neigh impossible to watch... and I like the Grizzlies.
I avoided posting about it because I feel I tend to put too much weight on refs anyway.

CLEARLY bad, one-sided reffing though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 17, 2012, 08:01:38 PM
Again, Grizz are fun to watch.

Tony already 1 tech in, after like what, 5 minutes? :]
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 17, 2012, 08:28:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRXKZHuAIz8

Just WOW.

He's only played one yr in college (which was cut short by injury), has been injured for a good portion of the strike season last yr, and is playing like THIS?

What a pass. He has an old man's game.

Players like Deron, CP3, and Westbrook have, IMO, reached their ceiling. But players like Kyrie and even our Rondo are still getting better.

That is scary.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 17, 2012, 08:32:42 PM


Just WOW.

He's only played one yr in college (which was cut short by injury), has been injured for a good portion of the strike season last yr, and is playing like THIS?

What a pass. He has an old man's game.

Players like Deron, CP3, and Westbrook have, IMO, reached their ceiling. But players like Kyrie and even our Rondo are still getting better.

That is scary.
I could like the team, but the announcers make it REALLY tough to watch any of their home games.

Obnoxious, annoying and uninformed.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on November 17, 2012, 08:34:11 PM
Yowzer.

But I suppose he was the #1 draft pick for a reason.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on November 17, 2012, 08:46:07 PM
Byron Mullens fires up a step back jumper and in the next possession, Brendan Haywood follows it up with a fadeaway attempt.
It only gets more fun when in the next position, Tyrus Thomas tries a pull-up jumper from around the three-point line.

Oh, and with that, Bobcats are down only by nine at the half.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 17, 2012, 09:56:52 PM
Jermaine O'Neal playing good basketball for the Suns tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on November 17, 2012, 10:12:47 PM
Jermaine O'Neal playing good basketball for the Suns tonight.

He had a 12-point, 5-rebound, 3-block outing in the last game, so, his second successive solid game, I suppose.

***

Clippers bench scored 35 points in the first half against Bulls. It's not only Crawford.
Bledsoe and Barnes are playing quality minutes, too.
If Odom looked like half the player he once was, that bench would be ominous to face.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 17, 2012, 11:16:16 PM
Dragic == Steve Nash?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 18, 2012, 05:33:49 PM


Just WOW.

He's only played one yr in college (which was cut short by injury), has been injured for a good portion of the strike season last yr, and is playing like THIS?

What a pass. He has an old man's game.

Players like Deron, CP3, and Westbrook have, IMO, reached their ceiling. But players like Kyrie and even our Rondo are still getting better.

That is scary.
I could like the team, but the announcers make it REALLY tough to watch any of their home games.

Obnoxious, annoying and uninformed.

Yeah but I don't really blame them.

Some of them are probably still ate up about LeBron leaving, which is understandable.

And then some are probably still ate up about BOS being directly responsible for LeBron leaving - being that we have been a constant and huge thorn in both CLE and MIA's sides the last few yrs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 18, 2012, 05:42:39 PM
Has anyone been paying attention to Sheed?

The man is BALLING. He's contributing to a winshares of 170 in this season for NY. He's averaging 7.0 pts, 3.3 rebs, and 1 blk in only 13 min per game.

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/wallara01.html

Looking at the box scores, he's come up BIG in the SAS game and a few others.

I'm happy for the man. Regardless of what he did (or didn't do) for BOS in 09-10, he played his behind off in the playoffs, especially the CLE series. He played his tail off in that game 7 vs LA, too - when we were minus Perk, had a one-legged KG, and a Rondo who was still a bit unpolished.

Keep Balling, Sheed. I wish the man the best, but not vs BOS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-2akobGauU
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on November 18, 2012, 05:46:45 PM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 18, 2012, 05:50:12 PM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.

I wonder if that was his choosing or Doc's?

I know he busted Pau's behind constantly in the post in that game 7...poor fella just ran out of juice in that game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on November 18, 2012, 07:16:35 PM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.

He averaged 5.9 3PA per 36 minutes in Boston.  He's up to 8.6 in a small sample size with the Knicks.  In Boston 44.6% of his shots were for three.  In New York, that's jumped to 51.1%.

However, if he keeps rebounding at the same level, he would set a career high in rebounding rate.  His jump in WS/48 is probably mostly attributable to his jump from 6.6 to 9.0 rebounds per 36 minutes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 18, 2012, 09:17:58 PM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.

He averaged 5.9 3PA per 36 minutes in Boston.  He's up to 8.6 in a small sample size with the Knicks.  In Boston 44.6% of his shots were for three.  In New York, that's jumped to 51.1%.

However, if he keeps rebounding at the same level, he would set a career high in rebounding rate.  His jump in WS/48 is probably mostly attributable to his jump from 6.6 to 9.0 rebounds per 36 minutes.
Yeah, I've seen him set up his tent right outside the three more often than not.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 18, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
So how about them pistons...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 18, 2012, 11:30:08 PM
Bit of a scuffle at the end of Blazers-Bulls.

Portland was up 6 with less than 10 seconds to go and Lillard went in for a dunk.  The Bulls players didn't appreciate it, and the announcers were saying Taj Gibson was going after Lillard at half-court.  Nate Robinson has some words with Lillard, which I think was the right way to handle it.

Hopefully, Lillard learns, because I think he's going to be a star some day.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on November 19, 2012, 07:39:21 AM
Nate Robinson has some words with Lillard, which I think was the right way to handle it.

I love Nate.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: More Banners on November 19, 2012, 09:47:39 AM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.

I wonder if that was his choosing or Doc's?

I know he busted Pau's behind constantly in the post in that game 7...poor fella just ran out of juice in that game.

Or, to put it another way, his poor work ethic and conditioning caught up to him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on November 19, 2012, 10:01:01 AM
Watching Sheed play in the post for the Knicks annoys me. He continually set up a tent outside the three point line in Boston.

I wonder if that was his choosing or Doc's?

I know he busted Pau's behind constantly in the post in that game 7...poor fella just ran out of juice in that game.

Or, to put it another way, his poor work ethic and conditioning caught up to him.

I think people are being a little unrealistic with comments like these. The guy was an old seven footer who played in almost every game during the season then had some injuries in the playoffs (which people blame on "conditioning") then he literally gets thrust into the starting Center position in the last game of the season. And he still played what 34 minutes, and played very well for those minutes.

Who knows if pj brown could have done the same thing. Who knows if Rondo got injured last year in game six got injured and Doolinghad to step up in game 7 how he would have done. Not to mention Dooling could barely play in the regular season because of injuries (presumably due to his "lack of conditioning")
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on November 19, 2012, 01:28:32 PM
I'm a Sheed fan, but the dude absolutely slouched his way through the 2009-10 regular season.

I read somewhere that he's got coaching aspirations. He's certainly got post moves (although you wouldn't know it if you only knew him from the his run with us), and I could see him being a decent big-man developer.

"So Coach Wallace, when I've got my back to the basket and spin baseline, what happens if I see the help defense coming?"

"Both teams played hard, my man."

"But seriously, uh, do I pass it? Go for the foul?"

"Both teams played hard."
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Bahku on November 22, 2012, 01:55:07 AM
Props to Jermaine O'Neal, as he goes for 17 points in Phoenix's 114-to-87 rout of the Trail Blazers tonight ... nicely done, J.O.!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 22, 2012, 02:48:07 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rWv20AgRpfQ/S7Fj30juVOI/AAAAAAAAD8A/GSd6s24MUyk/s1600/holy_carp.jpg)

Wow, JO.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention Bahku. Let the trade talks begin, ehy? ;)



- also, I thought the Suns would be on the other side of the blowouts this season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on November 22, 2012, 04:04:55 AM
Bit of a scuffle at the end of Blazers-Bulls.

Portland was up 6 with less than 10 seconds to go and Lillard went in for a dunk.  The Bulls players didn't appreciate it, and the announcers were saying Taj Gibson was going after Lillard at half-court.  Nate Robinson has some words with Lillard, which I think was the right way to handle it.

Hopefully, Lillard learns, because I think he's going to be a star some day.

FWIW, Lillard posted something like "I made a rookie mistake tonight" on his Facebook page afterwards.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on November 23, 2012, 10:12:32 PM
Question: Has any team in the NBA history made 16 three pointers and trailed by 26 points?
Answer: Yes. Knicks are just doing that right now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on November 23, 2012, 11:17:44 PM
And another ex-Celtic, Jermaine O'Neal posted 52 points, 25 rebounds, 7 blocks and 5 steals in the last four games in a total of 85 minutes.

13 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.75 blocks and 1.25 steals in 21.2 minutes.
Nice little stretch he has there.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: cman88 on November 24, 2012, 11:32:11 AM
in other news, the lakers lost again and in the highlights, Kobe walked off the court with 10seconds to go.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on November 24, 2012, 12:10:50 PM
Question: Has any team in the NBA history made 16 three pointers and trailed by 26 points?
Answer: Yes. Knicks are just doing that right now.
I'm sure the Raptors teams from a few years ago did that all the time.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 24, 2012, 02:44:11 PM
in other news, the lakers lost again and in the highlights, Kobe walked off the court with 10seconds to go.

And they have yet to win on the road - despite having a rather favorable schedule.

They are looking like a hot mess right now. Pau complaining about getting more looks:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8667785/los-angeles-lakers-pau-gasol-wants-more-touches-post

So with Pau - there is NOW a pattern developing...first Mike Brown shies away from using him a lot, and now D'Antoni....maybe Pau Gasol IS declining. I just don't think he's declining THAT much, though - the guy is STILL a top 15 player, IMO.

And kobe going 7 for 23...there is a LOT going on with LA right now.

I wonder how long it could be before they are calling for D'Antoni's head?

To be fair - they don't have Nash back, yet. But I just don't see how even HE could've helped LA right now...Lillard and Collison abused the poor guy before he went down with his injury.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on November 24, 2012, 02:48:53 PM
Question: Has any team in the NBA history made 16 three pointers and trailed by 26 points?
Answer: Yes. Knicks are just doing that right now.
I'm sure the Raptors teams from a few years ago did that all the time.

Oh, it can really be true :)
But at the very least, they were probably never 8-2 at any point (=
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on November 24, 2012, 10:09:45 PM
And Ray might have just hit a game winner  :(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 24, 2012, 10:18:18 PM
Cavs absolutely crumble down the stretch vs. the Heat.  They were up 108-101 with 2 minutes left, but Ray went for 7 points in that stretch to win the game.

I hate Miami so much, but they are scary.  Double one of the Big 3, and Ray kills you with a trey.  It's like picking your poison against them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on November 24, 2012, 11:18:46 PM
Cavs absolutely crumble down the stretch vs. the Heat.  They were up 108-101 with 2 minutes left, but Ray went for 7 points in that stretch to win the game.

I hate Miami so much, but they are scary.  Double one of the Big 3, and Ray kills you with a trey.  It's like picking your poison against them.

Their D really sucks this year though with shard and Ray in the mix.

That said they are a killer offensive team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 24, 2012, 11:41:01 PM
DeMarcus Cousins with the filthiest poster of the year!  He absolutely destroyed Derrick Favors...........  and then he got tossed for arguing with the refs a couple plays later.

Man, if that guy could grow up, he'd be the best big in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on November 25, 2012, 12:00:33 AM
DeMarcus Cousins with the filthiest poster of the year!  He absolutely destroyed Derrick Favors...........  and then he got tossed for arguing with the refs a couple plays later.

Man, if that guy could grow up, he'd be the best big in the league.
Better than what just happened here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjECOakCpt8&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on November 25, 2012, 12:33:36 AM
DeMarcus Cousins with the filthiest poster of the year!  He absolutely destroyed Derrick Favors...........  and then he got tossed for arguing with the refs a couple plays later.

Man, if that guy could grow up, he'd be the best big in the league.
Better than what just happened here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjECOakCpt8&feature=player_embedded

Man... that was sick.

Here's DMC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWmeXxyMT00
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on November 25, 2012, 02:48:45 AM
DeMarcus Cousins with the filthiest poster of the year!  He absolutely destroyed Derrick Favors...........  and then he got tossed for arguing with the refs a couple plays later.

Man, if that guy could grow up, he'd be the best big in the league.

Worst decision ever to use a high pick on DMC for my fantasy team. The guy has the potential for massive games but he has missed 2 and a half games now just from being a bonehead.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 25, 2012, 06:24:51 AM
in other news, the lakers lost again and in the highlights, Kobe walked off the court with 10seconds to go.

And they have yet to win on the road - despite having a rather favorable schedule.

They are looking like a hot mess right now. Pau complaining about getting more looks:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8667785/los-angeles-lakers-pau-gasol-wants-more-touches-post

So with Pau - there is NOW a pattern developing...first Mike Brown shies away from using him a lot, and now D'Antoni....maybe Pau Gasol IS declining. I just don't think he's declining THAT much, though - the guy is STILL a top 15 player, IMO.

And kobe going 7 for 23...there is a LOT going on with LA right now.

I wonder how long it could be before they are calling for D'Antoni's head?

To be fair - they don't have Nash back, yet. But I just don't see how even HE could've helped LA right now...Lillard and Collison abused the poor guy before he went down with his injury.

It's not Pau declining. It's the personnel.

The Lakers can't put him in the post often enough with their new Big Four of Nash, Kobe, Pau and Dwight. There is only one basketball.

LA is never going to be able to get the best out of Pau with that group of players. He'll be operating at around 60% for most of this season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on November 25, 2012, 09:57:25 AM
DeMarcus Cousins with the filthiest poster of the year!  He absolutely destroyed Derrick Favors...........  and then he got tossed for arguing with the refs a couple plays later.

Man, if that guy could grow up, he'd be the best big in the league.
Better than what just happened here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjECOakCpt8&feature=player_embedded

Ooh, What's up, rook!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on November 26, 2012, 09:32:06 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on November 26, 2012, 09:36:54 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?

Yikes, lol...OKC ought to be ashamed of themselves...they should be resting the starters, unless CHA came in there talking smack or something.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: rondofan1255 on November 26, 2012, 09:38:24 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?

Yes! Yikes  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on November 26, 2012, 09:39:43 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?

Yes! Yikes  ;D

WOW! The Bobcats should just quit and go home.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on November 26, 2012, 09:42:28 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?

Yes! Yikes  ;D

WOW! The Bobcats should just quit and go home.
Score looks like that's hat they actually did :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on November 26, 2012, 09:45:10 PM
Refs (as usual) are ruining an NBA game in this Ny Brooklyn game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on November 26, 2012, 10:35:20 PM
Am I reading this correctly? The Thunder are up 76-25 over the Bobcats? 51 point lead?

Yes! Yikes  ;D

WOW! The Bobcats should just quit and go home.
Score looks like that's hat they actually did :)

It looks like the Bobcats were able to claw their way back into it and only lose by 45 in the end. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on November 27, 2012, 01:09:27 AM
Refs (as usual) are ruining an NBA game in this Ny Brooklyn game

Knicks fans are loving the fact that brooklyn beat them....loving it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 29, 2012, 04:25:46 PM
Quote
The San Antonio Spurs have sent four of their top-five leading scorers back home instead of playing the Miami Heat on Thursday in a nationally televised game.

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green did not travel with the team after Wednesday nightís win in Orlando. The Spurs were already without Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson.

Link (http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/224726/Spurs_Send_Duncan_Parker_Ginobili_Green_Home;_Will_Play_Nine_Against_Heat)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celtsfan84 on November 29, 2012, 04:29:44 PM
Quote
The San Antonio Spurs have sent four of their top-five leading scorers back home instead of playing the Miami Heat on Thursday in a nationally televised game.

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green did not travel with the team after Wednesday nightís win in Orlando. The Spurs were already without Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson.

Link (http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/224726/Spurs_Send_Duncan_Parker_Ginobili_Green_Home;_Will_Play_Nine_Against_Heat)

Right or wrong, Popovich certainly approaches the NBA season differently than any other coach.  Very interesting post.  Doesn't it seem like the Spurs do things like this more often when they're on national TV?  Or maybe it just feels that way because those games are more memorable.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 29, 2012, 09:12:16 PM
Miami have got to get Bonner off the court. His three point shooting and floor spacing is a major boost to an offense short on options. He makes everybody else more effective. Especially Splitter.

They can't just use their usual lineups. They have to go even smaller. Put Rashard Lewis on the bench and slide LeBron James to power forward, play D-Wade at small forward and use Ray Allen at shooting guard. Bonner doesn't have a hope in hell of defending any of those players. San Antonio will have no option but to take him off the floor.

The Spurs are short on wing defenders with size with Jacks, Kawhi and D.Green out. LeBron and D-Wade will be able to overpower San Antonio's guards easily.

Miami will run out to an easy victory.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on November 29, 2012, 10:53:09 PM
Ray with the not necessary game winner but just about HUGE three to put them ahead in the final minute
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on November 30, 2012, 07:42:58 AM
Chris Bosh is off to a nice start. He is scoring 20.1ppg versus the 18.0ppg and 18.7ppg he was averaging his first two years in Miami. His field goal percentage has risen 48.7% and 49.6% up to 56%. His TS% up from around 56% to 64%.

Chris Bosh can maintain those offensive numbers in that Miami system if they continue to use him as an undersized finesse based center in a quick lineup with superior floor spacing.

Bosh's offensive rebounds are up again too. Up to 2.5 per game versus the 1.6 and 1.8 offensive boards he averaged the previous two years. He was up closer to 3 offensive boards a game in Toronto so I think there is still more he can do there. Especially with slashers like LeBron and Wade creating an increased number of opportunities for offensive rebounds with their dribble penetration.

I am disappointed with his defensive rebounding though. Only 6 defensive boards per game. Bosh can do more than that. Spoelstra has to do a better job of pushing Bosh to concentrate on his rebounding. Bosh is like Pau Gasol. Bosh isn't a natural rebounder but he is capable of being a very good one. He just needs more direction. There is no reason for Bosh not to be pulling down 10-12 boards a game in that Miami team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on November 30, 2012, 07:54:32 AM
Chris Bosh is off to a nice start. He is scoring 20.1ppg versus the 18.0ppg and 18.7ppg he was averaging his first two years in Miami. His field goal percentage has risen 48.7% and 49.6% up to 56%. His TS% up from around 56% to 64%.

Chris Bosh can maintain those offensive numbers in that Miami system if they continue to use him as an undersized finesse based center in a quick lineup with superior floor spacing.

Bosh's offensive rebounds are up again too. Up to 2.5 per game versus the 1.6 and 1.8 offensive boards he averaged the previous two years. He was up closer to 3 offensive boards a game in Toronto so I think there is still more he can do there. Especially with slashers like LeBron and Wade creating an increased number of opportunities for offensive rebounds with their dribble penetration.

I am disappointed with his defensive rebounding though. Only 6 defensive boards per game. Bosh can do more than that. Spoelstra has to do a better job of pushing Bosh to concentrate on his rebounding. Bosh is like Pau Gasol. Bosh isn't a natural rebounder but he is capable of being a very good one. He just needs more direction. There is no reason for Bosh not to be pulling down 10-12 boards a game in that Miami team.

I dont know about you but I sincerely hope none of the Miami players get better at anything.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 01, 2012, 08:49:19 PM
I'm looking at the Heat-BKN game.

MIA may very well win this game, but BKN is getting more and more confident.

Blatche already has 12 pts and 5 rebs...DWill has 6 assists before halftime.

Blatche is a good story...I'm happy for the man that can turn it around.

Plus, BKN is giving HARD fouls...I don't know how in the world LeBron converted that And 1, but boy Stackhouse put him on his back with the foul.

We need someone off our bench to not play dirty, but give Stackhouse-like fouls...HARD fouls...without getting flagrants for it.

There is an art to it, too - ask 07-08 James Posey. That man had a GIFT of playing physical and giving HARD fouls right after the whistle and he always seemed to get away with it.

Look at him just maul Kobe after KG's putback here - right around the 30 sec mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeev8dZ0lg0

Raked him right across the arms after the whistle. Try to nail a jumper after that.

We need that once again. Maybe AB can substitute this to a degree with his defensive pressure once he returns, but we DO need to give some hard fouls every once in a while...this is one of the reasons why I miss Perk.

When Perk fouled, you FELT it. I felt some of Perks fouls right here in my living room.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 01, 2012, 09:24:47 PM
I really hate Udonis Haslem as Miami's backup center in those small-ball lineups. He just doesn't give rim protection or enough of a threat offensively in the paint.

Haslem doesn't fit their roster anymore. They should move him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 01, 2012, 09:30:57 PM
Miami can't have Mike Miller on Joe Johnson defensively. Gotta change that.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on December 02, 2012, 01:17:43 AM
Here is how Denver's season looking so far: Three losses, four wins, three losses, four wins, three losses.

Talk about consistency now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 02, 2012, 07:07:23 AM
Here is how Denver's season looking so far: Three losses, four wins, three losses, four wins, three losses.

Talk about consistency now.
Not 100% but I think they've had a huge number of road games to start the season. I expect they'll become much more consistent as the year goes on with more games on their homecourt.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on December 02, 2012, 12:40:51 PM
Haha, Sheed just got ejected from the Knicks game in about 30 seconds.  Got a T for arguing a foul, then another for screaming "BALL DON'T LIE!" at the ref when Dragic missed the free throw. 

Don't really miss him on the Cs but I'm glad he's back in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 03, 2012, 04:46:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blwg4nDlS_0

In row 2 behind the basket next to a black haired woman
 (dear wife in right low corner) I had to be the only green shirt there that game
you will find esier because raising my arms at PP 1.42 mark
and Rondo 1.57 mark

GO CELTICS!!!

loved that game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on December 03, 2012, 09:10:43 PM
Saw a nice article about Daryl Morey in Sports Illustrated while waiting for an oil change today.  If it was available online, I think it would be an interesting thread-starter, mainly for the Moneyball-esque notion that second-round picks are probably the most undervalued asset.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 04, 2012, 09:19:57 PM
Wizards closing out the Heat!  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on December 04, 2012, 09:24:52 PM
The Wizards better win this game. The last couple of teams I thought would do it had the lead late and choked it away (it also didn't help that number 34 made winning baskets).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on December 04, 2012, 09:27:00 PM
So the Wizards own Miami apparently (3 straight Ws).   ???

Reminds me of a couple years back when the Bobcats always took down the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on December 04, 2012, 11:04:10 PM
Here's a fun one for ya:

What if the Wizards managed to crawl into the 8th seed and pulled a "We Believe" Warriors on the Heat?
 ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 04, 2012, 11:08:54 PM
OH. MY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9WZi5w1JTo

You gotta block that, L.A.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on December 04, 2012, 11:29:31 PM
Chris Haynes reports (http://www.csnnw.com/pages/landingblazers?He-wont-admit-it-but-that-dunk-by-Mullen=1&blockID=809635&feedID=5212):

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ďIt was a charge, but he dunked on me,Ē Aldridge said. ďHe dunked on me, but I think I had 25, 13, five, and three,Ē Aldridge said. ďSo, you want to dunk on somebody or you want that?Ē
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on December 04, 2012, 11:39:58 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Hack-A-Howard was in full effect tonight.  Dwight a miserable 8 of 16 from the line tonight.  Numerous FT misses in the 4th quarter helped spur Houston's run.

I'm loving every minute of this Hollywood horror show.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 04, 2012, 11:56:53 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Hack-A-Howard was in full effect tonight.  Dwight a miserable 8 of 16 from the line tonight.  Numerous FT misses in the 4th quarter helped spur Houston's run.

I'm loving every minute of this Hollywood horror show.

That's two games in a row the Lakers have been beaten with that tactic by non-contenders (Howard hit 9 of 21 FTs against Orlando). This should already be an issue with the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on December 05, 2012, 12:18:36 AM
Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Hack-A-Howard was in full effect tonight.  Dwight a miserable 8 of 16 from the line tonight.  Numerous FT misses in the 4th quarter helped spur Houston's run.

I'm loving every minute of this Hollywood horror show.
I couldn't believe this was watching the game LA went up by like almost 20 had a 10 point lead in the fourth changed the channel, and they fumbled it all away

LA/Miami loss = feels almost as good as a C's win  :P
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 05, 2012, 08:28:06 AM
HEAT LOST TO THE WIZARDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb8fWUUXeKM

Thank you world. You have slowly worn me down to the man I am today.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: slamtheking on December 05, 2012, 10:03:17 PM
any news on why Gasol isn't playing for the Lakers tonight?  illness or trade bait?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 05, 2012, 10:07:48 PM
any news on why Gasol isn't playing for the Lakers tonight?  illness or trade bait?

Knee Tendinitis

Quote
"The biggest thing with him was that he was playing hurt and in this league you just can't do that," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "I just didn't think he was running fluidly."

Antawn Jamison will start for the Lakers in Gasol's absence.

"We got to get him healthy," D'Antoni said. "Whatever it takes -- one game, two games, 10 games -- I don't know. It's day to day but he's got to be healthy. It wasn't fair (to him). He's trying to battle through some stuff and in this league, you just can't do that."
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 05, 2012, 10:09:06 PM
This Hawks/Nuggets game is pretty good.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 06, 2012, 08:21:37 PM
I really hate those Miami uniforms on their homecourt. Those white/silver strips combined with their red/yellow areas on their homecourt ... yuck. They're an eyesore.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 06, 2012, 08:27:05 PM
I love Tyson Chandler but I still feel he is only working at around 75% of what he could be as a defender/rebounder. He is doing a very good job offensively. I would love to see him develop his passing more though.

I don't like Miami starting Udonis Haslem against Kurt Thomas. They should have gone with more offense and someone who can stretch the floor. Put Kurt Thomas' slow feet in areas of the court (defensively) where he can't operate. Thomas isn't enough of a threat offensively to justify a player like Haslem. A wasted opportunity. Bad coaching. Holding Miami back.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 06, 2012, 08:41:04 PM
Truly a shame to the game of basketball what the refs allow LeBron to do.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 06, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
Nice post up by Rasheed over Bosh. Always nice to see some back-to-basket post play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 06, 2012, 09:10:12 PM
Impressive play by the Knicks without Carmelo, I didn't think they'd be able to keep pace with the Heat's offense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 06, 2012, 09:10:53 PM
I really hate those Miami uniforms on their homecourt. Those white/silver strips combined with their red/yellow areas on their homecourt ... yuck. They're an eyesore.
Yeah the ugly uniforms for so many teams make watching games tough, designed to sell instead of to be worn.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 06, 2012, 09:21:22 PM
Lots of threes to end this half.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 06, 2012, 09:48:41 PM
And the threes keep raining down.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Cman on December 06, 2012, 10:10:50 PM
Truly a shame to the game of basketball what the refs allow LeBron to do.
Agree. It makes it difficult to watch. Sort of like WWF.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on December 06, 2012, 10:30:08 PM
Knicks seem to have the heats number. You guys want to explain why you think that is?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 06, 2012, 10:38:51 PM
Knicks seem to have the heats number. You guys want to explain why you think that is?

If I didn't already know you were awesome and not completely negative like some about the C's, I'd post an angry post.

Simply because the Heat aren't the gods that everyone is making them out to be. Even around celticsblog. Jeez.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Surferdad on December 06, 2012, 10:39:48 PM
Wade looks old and Sheed looks young!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Interceptor on December 06, 2012, 10:41:12 PM
Novak with double daggers, I love it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on December 06, 2012, 10:41:35 PM
The Knicks are really good (I knew it, but tonight proved it to me). I hope people don't take them for granted now.

Also Heat fans said the Heat let the Knicks win the last game because of Hurricane Sandy  ::). Tonight there is no excuse for getting beat like this at your house with their best player out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Surferdad on December 06, 2012, 10:42:36 PM
Knicks puttin down da hammer.   8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 06, 2012, 10:45:28 PM
Knicks have shot 40 threes tonight  :o
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on December 06, 2012, 10:46:44 PM
Did Heat fans leave already?
At least stay and cheer your team on.

The Knicks are just hot right now and there is nothing they can do to stop it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: greensquirrel on December 06, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
This was a highly entertaining game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 06, 2012, 10:54:30 PM
Knicks seem to have the heats number. You guys want to explain why you think that is?

If I didn't already know you were awesome and not completely negative like some about the C's, I'd post an angry post.

Simply because the Heat aren't the gods that everyone is making them out to be. Even around celticsblog. Jeez.
Actually its because the Heat are terrible at allowing open three point shots so far this year.

The Knicks are built to chuck up threes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 06, 2012, 11:18:06 PM
The Knicks are shooting freakishly well from three point range.

One of three teams to be shooting over 40% from three (only 8 other teams have done this over the course of a full season) and are leading the league in both attempts and makes. If they did keep up this three point barrage, the Knicks would become the 9th team to shoot over 40% from three but would do so while taking almost 50% more attempts than every other team on the list.



The vast majority of their success right now is coming from that unbelievable shooting from that three point spot + forcing turnovers (4th) and avoiding turnovers themselves (1st) at a high clip. The rest of their indicators are all fairly underwhelming:

(1) Possession creation = neutral = out-rebounded frequently and badly but have a very positive turnover differential that gets them to neutral.

(2) 23rd in defensive eFG%, 12th in defensive reb%, 13th in defensive efficiency

(3) Carmelo Anthony is currently their only dependable / prolific shot creator.  Nobody else on the team is even scoring 15ppg. The second leading scorer is Raymond Felton who has been a choke artist in the playoffs in the past. Then JR Smith (erratic) and Tyson Chandler who can't make a shot outside of five feet. They don't have enough creators to generate quality shot attempts consistently in tough playoff series.




Once Amare and Shumpert come back, I think the Knicks hot-shooting will slow down and their turnovers will increase considerably.

They'll lose some of their spacing offensively and won't be able to play as small lineup wise as they have done (two PGs, two perimeter orientated forwards, only one big). Amare will force them into more conventional lineups. Floor will shrink. Turnovers will increase. Amare will add some shot-creation but I think the Knicks will lose more offensively with his return than they gain due to their chemistry / personnel issues. Shumpert is just plain inefficient and erratic offensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 06, 2012, 11:26:49 PM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 06, 2012, 11:56:07 PM
Great game tonight.

It's clear Miami has motivational issues.  Maybe it's because it's the regular season, but that's three games in one week where they've shown very little effort, and got burned twice for it.  Put this with their defensive issues, and it's clear Miami has things to work out between now and the playoffs.

Then, there's Wade.  Chuck hit the nail on the head pre-game; his game relies heavily on athleticism, and now that it's declining, he's become much less effective.  If Wade wants to prolong his career, he needs to develop a post game.  For a guard, he's incredibly strong, so backing down other guards shouldn't be an issue.

The reason that NY has beat Miami with ease is primarily because the Heat have suffered on their perimeter defense while NY has brought in plenty of shooters.  That's a huge advantage for the Knicks; once our shooters get into a groove, I suspect we should at least be able to keep up with Miami.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on December 07, 2012, 12:17:49 AM
The Celtics would be best off against the Heat if they could put three credible three-point shooters on the floor with Rondo and Garnett with competent team defense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on December 07, 2012, 04:29:52 AM
Quote
Byron Scott has put a new spin on rookie hazing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers' coach presented each one of his rookies -- Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones -- with baby dolls and pink strollers before Wednesday night's 95-85 loss to the Chicago Bulls.





http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/8718872/byron-scott-cleveland-cavaliers-hands-baby-dolls-strollers-three-rookies

 ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 07, 2012, 06:56:27 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.
Yeah, Wade is looking like he's hit the wall.

Makes me appreciate guys like KG/Pierce/Kobe/Allen, players who've aged so well.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 07, 2012, 09:00:37 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 07, 2012, 09:07:38 AM
Chandler ( surprise ) was a HUge part of that beating

Paint people
Paint kill Miami

see./ Seraphin., Kevin
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on December 07, 2012, 09:27:25 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.

Yeah, there's roughly thirty teams in the league that fit that description.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 07, 2012, 10:02:11 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.

Yeah, there's roughly thirty teams in the league that fit that description.

How wrong you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XATNJrbYVo

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on December 07, 2012, 10:33:18 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.

Yeah, there's roughly thirty teams in the league that fit that description.

How wrong you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XATNJrbYVo

Yeah, you are probably right.  That fifty-six second clip definitively proves that Mike Conley never gets caught on a screen and lets elite point guards get in the lane. 

Sarcasm aside, I'm very impressed with the Grizzlies so far and would love to see them knock off the big boys out West and make it to the Finals this year.  That would be cool.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: kozlodoev on December 07, 2012, 10:41:45 AM
Why is the national team of Brazil playing in the NBA?!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 07, 2012, 11:10:00 AM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.

Yeah, there's roughly thirty teams in the league that fit that description.

How wrong you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XATNJrbYVo

Yeah, you are probably right.  That fifty-six second clip definitively proves that Mike Conley never gets caught on a screen and lets elite point guards get in the lane. 

Sarcasm aside, I'm very impressed with the Grizzlies so far and would love to see them knock off the big boys out West and make it to the Finals this year.  That would be cool.

Feel free to watch 35 minutes of Conley anytime you like.

Top 15 in defensive rating amongst a nest of big men.

Not 56 seconds of edited flukes after all.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on December 07, 2012, 12:41:33 PM
Wade's play was worrying for Miami. Very up and down this season. He is looking less and less reliable for Miami. They may have a major problem on their hands with Wade.

Bosh played badly. He'll do better in the future.

Glad to know we're not the only team with crappy guard defense on the pick and roll.

Yeah, there's roughly thirty teams in the league that fit that description.

How wrong you are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XATNJrbYVo

Yeah, you are probably right.  That fifty-six second clip definitively proves that Mike Conley never gets caught on a screen and lets elite point guards get in the lane. 

Sarcasm aside, I'm very impressed with the Grizzlies so far and would love to see them knock off the big boys out West and make it to the Finals this year.  That would be cool.

Feel free to watch 35 minutes of Conley anytime you like.

Top 15 in defensive rating amongst a nest of big men.

Not 56 seconds of edited flukes after all.

I never said that I think the clips on the video are flukes.  It seems to me that they are chosen to prove a point about how good Memphis' pick and roll D is.  That's not fluke, that's design. 

Conley's defensive rating is impressive.  We all know that it's not anything approaching a definitive stat about a player's defense.  Nonetheless, it is impressive, and I look forward to getting a chance to see Memphis play at some point this season. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 07, 2012, 08:42:45 PM
Paul George's lack of development as a ball-handler and as a shot-creator has been disappointing. He still looks more like a complementary piece (4th or 5th option) than a star talent offensively. 

I am disappointed that he hasn't done more both (1) in his third season, and, (2) with Danny Granger out which has given him a lot more opportunities.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 07, 2012, 08:47:05 PM
I don't know why guys like JaVale McGee don't just turn and shoot when a little guy like DJ Augustin is caught defending him in the post.

Who cares about drawing the double team? You practically have a wide open five footer, take the [dang] shot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 07, 2012, 09:15:58 PM
Andre Miller is such a savvy player. Dragging Denver back into the lead.

I think he is the real leader of that team. A guy who shows up in tough situations and guy who others really seem to respect and follow.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 07, 2012, 10:05:12 PM
I don't think Nick Collison or Serge Ibaka can defend Dwight Howard.

I think OKC need a second guy behind Perk who can defend Dwight for 10-15mpg in the playoffs. A Jason Collins type.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 07, 2012, 10:12:13 PM
I don't think Nick Collison or Serge Ibaka can defend Dwight Howard.

I think OKC need a second guy behind Perk who can defend Dwight for 10-15mpg in the playoffs. A Jason Collins type.

Collison only has to foul Howard. And they have Orton to add six more fouls if needed.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 07, 2012, 10:15:10 PM
I don't think Nick Collison or Serge Ibaka can defend Dwight Howard.

I think OKC need a second guy behind Perk who can defend Dwight for 10-15mpg in the playoffs. A Jason Collins type.

Collison only has to foul Howard. And they have Orton to add six more fouls if needed.
I don't believe in that hack-a-Howard strategy.

I think that will work out for the Lakers far more often than it'll benefit the team doing it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 07, 2012, 10:32:50 PM
I don't think Nick Collison or Serge Ibaka can defend Dwight Howard.

I think OKC need a second guy behind Perk who can defend Dwight for 10-15mpg in the playoffs. A Jason Collins type.

Collison only has to foul Howard. And they have Orton to add six more fouls if needed.
I don't believe in that hack-a-Howard strategy.

I think that will work out for the Lakers far more often than it'll benefit the team doing it.

I forgot to mention Thabeet. He should do well in that role.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 09, 2012, 04:13:27 AM
How about Andray Blatche's 24.32 PER? WOW.

The man is averaging 11.2 pts, 6.6 rebs, and nearly a block in just over 20 min for the season.

I'm happy for the man that turns it around.

Just over the last 5 games, all starts, he's averaging 18.4 and 11.2 rebs in just over 30 min while Brook Lopez is out. I guess my only knock on him would be his lack of blocks, but He's turning into a legitimate NBA big man and helping BKN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JIzRMV8tDU

I'm happy for the man.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on December 09, 2012, 04:33:20 AM
How about Andray Blatche's 24.32 PER? WOW.

The man is averaging 11.2 pts, 6.6 rebs, and nearly a block in just over 20 min for the season.

I'm happy for the man that turns it around.

Just over the last 5 games, all starts, he's averaging 18.4 and 11.2 rebs in just over 30 min while Brook Lopez is out. I guess my only knock on him would be his lack of blocks, but He's turning into a legitimate NBA big man and helping BKN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JIzRMV8tDU

I'm happy for the man.

He's always had the potential.  Was just thinking about this the other day.  It must be maddening for Wizard fans, seeing guys like Blatche and Javale go off to other teams and flourish (take a look at what Javale is doing this year -- it's even more impressive than Blatche). 

The thing is, Wiz fans must have known all along that those guys would have to go elsewhere to break out.  They couldn't do it on the Wizards, playing together.  It was just not an atmosphere conducive to winning.  Apparently, it still isn't.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 09, 2012, 10:26:12 PM
Utah making the lakers look mediocre...

Its beautiful.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 09, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
Why is the national team of Brazil playing in the NBA?!

because theyre good and play some d
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 10, 2012, 12:03:13 AM
Utah making the lakers look mediocre...

Its beautiful.

Playing without a point guard in a point guard-oriented system and without Pau Gasol. Lakers ARE a mediocre team right now. It's a bit funny that they actually made 15 of 28 three point shot attempts. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on December 10, 2012, 12:09:40 AM
Utah making the lakers look mediocre...

Its beautiful.

Playing without a point guard in a point guard-oriented system and without Pau Gasol. Lakers ARE a mediocre team right now. It's a bit funny that they actually made 15 of 28 three point shot attempts.

In today's league, I don't think any team can really get by with a below average point guard.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on December 10, 2012, 12:14:15 AM
Jazz crushing Lakers pride at home......

I'm lov n it ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 10, 2012, 12:17:19 AM
Lakers got boo'd off the court....

Just great stuff to watch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 10, 2012, 12:19:49 AM
Utah making the lakers look mediocre...

Its beautiful.

Playing without a point guard in a point guard-oriented system and without Pau Gasol. Lakers ARE a mediocre team right now. It's a bit funny that they actually made 15 of 28 three point shot attempts.

In today's league, I don't think any team can really get by with a below average point guard.

You're 100% right. That said if you're giving up 120 points its gonna be tough whoever you have at the point guard spot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 11, 2012, 07:26:02 PM
Seriously cannot believe Danny didn't sign Blatche.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on December 11, 2012, 08:21:26 PM
Seriously cannot believe Danny didn't sign Blatche.

uh oh dont get some people started.


I'd be shocked if people didn't see this coming.

At least people that didn't want Blatche should admit that he is a good player and the only reason they didn't want him is cause somehow he would screw up the lockerroom and take down everything Doc, Danny, KG and Pierce have built
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on December 11, 2012, 09:02:00 PM
Blatche has the ability to be a good player, but he was a headcase who needed to lose 20-30 pounds to be effective. 

I suspect Ainge may have decided to stop going after the talented bigs with questionable work ethics along the lines of Patrick O'Bryant and Robert Swift, so was disinclined to try to sign Blatche.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 11, 2012, 09:28:41 PM
Wow, lakers are going down to the cavs, and Dwight is leading them in assists with 3. 3 assists!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 11, 2012, 09:29:29 PM
Wow, lakers are going down to the cavs, and Dwight is leading them in assists with 3. 3 assists!!
Isn't it GREAT!!!  :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on December 11, 2012, 09:29:43 PM
Blatche has the ability to be a good player, but he was a headcase who needed to lose 20-30 pounds to be effective. 

I suspect Ainge may have decided to stop going after the talented bigs with questionable work ethics along the lines of Patrick O'Bryant and Robert Swift, so was disinclined to try to sign Blatche.

I have a feeling it had a lot more to do with Doc than Danny.

Danny never really seems to have an issue bringing in anyone.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 11, 2012, 09:30:10 PM
Wow, lakers are going down to the cavs, and Dwight is leading them in assists with 3. 3 assists!!
Isn't it GREAT!!!  :D

I love it!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 11, 2012, 09:30:31 PM
Wow, lakers are going down to the cavs, and Dwight is leading them in assists with 3. 3 assists!!
You sound ... surprised?

;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 11, 2012, 09:31:10 PM
Some of the shots Carmelo has made tonight ... wow, he has been absolutely electric.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 11, 2012, 09:31:48 PM
Blatche has the ability to be a good player, but he was a headcase who needed to lose 20-30 pounds to be effective. 

I suspect Ainge may have decided to stop going after the talented bigs with questionable work ethics along the lines of Patrick O'Bryant and Robert Swift, so was disinclined to try to sign Blatche.
I think Darko fits that description.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on December 11, 2012, 09:32:24 PM
Oh dear, looks like the Lakers have made a mess of their big boy pants again. ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: craigsagersuit on December 11, 2012, 09:35:06 PM
fire mike brown they said

hire D'antoni they said
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on December 11, 2012, 09:43:31 PM
The Lakers going down is such a sight to see. Yes this team has problems, but at least they look like they're going in the right direction.
My family who are Laker fans are angry right now and it is so funny to see them like this.
Also Dwight led in assists for the team with 3.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on December 11, 2012, 09:44:17 PM
D' Antoni sucks

don't know how anyone can defend him ever.

What has he done in his coaching career that is so magnificent.

try defending him, it will just be a sad defense
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on December 11, 2012, 09:45:27 PM
Blatche has the ability to be a good player, but he was a headcase who needed to lose 20-30 pounds to be effective. 

I suspect Ainge may have decided to stop going after the talented bigs with questionable work ethics along the lines of Patrick O'Bryant and Robert Swift, so was disinclined to try to sign Blatche.
I think Darko fits that description.

What about Sheed, Shaq and JO ...haha
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 11, 2012, 09:47:40 PM
Blatche has the ability to be a good player, but he was a headcase who needed to lose 20-30 pounds to be effective. 

I suspect Ainge may have decided to stop going after the talented bigs with questionable work ethics along the lines of Patrick O'Bryant and Robert Swift, so was disinclined to try to sign Blatche.
I think Darko fits that description.
KG and Blatche has some history though, might have made Danny look elsewhere.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on December 11, 2012, 09:47:56 PM
Knicks continue to kill it from deep.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: cman88 on December 11, 2012, 10:05:01 PM
Knicks continue to kill it from deep.

it will slow down eventually though...they seem to be one of those teams who "live and die by the 3" offensively and right now they are HOT from deep.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on December 11, 2012, 10:07:37 PM
I have a strong feeling the Knicks this year are just another version of the Orlando Magic from a couple years ago.  Look crazy good for stretches when the threes are dropping and the defense is working well.  But they don't scare me. 

Let Melo have his and stop everybody else, defend the threes, and they'll fall apart.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 11, 2012, 10:10:04 PM
D' Antoni sucks

don't know how anyone can defend him ever.

What has he done in his coaching career that is so magnificent.

try defending him, it will just be a sad defense

Kinda like his defensive coaching schemes... Zing!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 12, 2012, 10:35:28 PM
I can't believe Ginobili is only playing 24.6 minutes a night.

The Spurs are not winning a title with Ginobili in such a minor role. He is too talented. It's a waste of a great player.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 12, 2012, 11:43:11 PM
Larry Sanders = 7.6 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in only 23.7 minutes per game.

That is very impressive.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on December 13, 2012, 01:02:56 AM
Just realized this, but congrats to Paul Pierce for becoming the 25th player to reach 23,000 points.

And don't look now, but he's starting to creep up on one Walter Ray Allen. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on December 13, 2012, 06:54:52 AM
I can't believe Ginobili is only playing 24.6 minutes a night.

The Spurs are not winning a title with Ginobili in such a minor role. He is too talented. It's a waste of a great player.

Come play-off time and he will be logging 30-plus minutes again.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 13, 2012, 01:37:36 PM
Reports that Ricky Rubio is expected to make his return on Saturday against Dallas.

It will be great to see Ricky get back. One of the most exciting players in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 14, 2012, 07:46:13 PM
Ah nice, Rubio didn't deserve that injury at all. See if they can work up a storm with him back in.

Hey guys, don't look now, but the Lakers are behind vs the Wiz :] (even with ref help)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GronkSpike on December 14, 2012, 07:53:09 PM
GO WIZ  ;D

Howard with 3 fouls, already
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 14, 2012, 07:58:01 PM
GO WIZ  ;D

Howard with 3 fouls, already
Yeah, with 7:30 to go in the second Q :]

He's playing bad ball anyway.

Refs really disrespecting Wizards, I think.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 08:35:22 PM
PG: Deron Williams
SG: Joe Johnson
SF: Gerald Wallace
PF: Reggie Evans
C:  Andray Blatche

That is a pretty darn effective lineup for Brooklyn. I like their chemistry together.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics4ever on December 14, 2012, 08:35:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=204gY7HLqXc

Where does Stern get these guys, you don't do this regardless of circumstance.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 08:38:57 PM
I love Tayshaun Prince. It's a shame to see one of the best glue guys in the NBA wasting some of the best years of his career on a crappy lottery team.

I'd love to see Joe Dumars trade Prince to a title contender.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 09:07:47 PM
Brandon Knight looks a much improved and good defensive player.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 09:13:17 PM
I really hate watching Artest's offensive game these days.

His decision making and lack of movement is absolutely awful.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 10:23:46 PM
Double overtime now with the Pistons vs Nets. Neither team managing to pull ahead.

Pistons not taking opportunities to win this late in regulation and at the end of the first. Might come back to haunt them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 14, 2012, 10:30:36 PM
Greg Monroe is a really impressive passer off the dribble.

It's rare to see a big man so skilled at passing off a dribble drive.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 19, 2012, 07:40:34 PM
Joe Johnson is such a lovely player. I love his size, scoring versatility, ball-handling and playmaking ability. He is such a well-rounded offensive threat. Such a difficult matchup at the two guard position with his excellent size.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 19, 2012, 11:45:12 PM
There is no way Carl Landry or David Lee can cover DeMarcus Cousins in the paint. Golden State gotta get Ezeli back on the floor to stick on Cousins.

Harrison Barnes has played a lot better than I expected him too. Much more mature defensively (and rebounding wise) than I thought he'd. He is still learning how to score effectively but he does enough to keep the defense honest and not too much to hurt his team. Good player.

Ezeli is a really fine backup center. I was thinking earlier today who are the best candidates for the next high level backup turn quality starter (like Omer Asik or Marcin Gortat did) out of today's backup centers. Ezeli was the top name on my list. I really like his physical talent and mental disposition. In another year or two, if he puts the work in, Ezeli is going to be a really valuable player. Great pickup. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 19, 2012, 11:53:17 PM
Carl Landry is way too small to defend Cousins.

Landry can't even contest the shot. Cousins just backs him down and it takes everything Landry has to fight for position and hold him off that by the team Cousins rises up it's already too late. Just shooting right over the top of him from 5 feet each time down.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 20, 2012, 12:01:42 AM
Carl Landry is way too small to defend Cousins.

Landry can't even contest the shot. Cousins just backs him down and it takes everything Landry has to fight for position and hold him off that by the team Cousins rises up it's already too late. Just shooting right over the top of him from 5 feet each time down.
But he's absolutely schooling him on the other end.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on December 20, 2012, 12:45:45 AM
I like Carl Landry. For his salary he is a really nice value.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 20, 2012, 12:46:44 AM
I like Carl Landry. For his salary he is a really nice value.
Yeah, Landry is a bargain. One of the best backup big men in the league.

The best post scorer and shot-creator down low off the bench.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 20, 2012, 08:39:18 PM
Perkins getting murdered by Pekovic. He is truly a terrible defender.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 20, 2012, 08:50:09 PM
Pekovic is HUGE

Murdered is too much of a word for this one

Its a bad matchup for Peerkins, OKC have to run more

like theyre doing now
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 20, 2012, 08:53:55 PM
Even when Kirilenco is helping to stop running
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 20, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
Perkins getting murdered by Pekovic. He is truly a terrible defender.

I don't think you could make a generalization of Perk just based off of one game.

Could Minny beat OKC in a series?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on December 20, 2012, 09:04:22 PM
Perkins getting murdered by Pekovic. He is truly a terrible defender.

I don't think you could make a generalization of Perk just based off of one game.

Could Minny beat OKC in a series?

Probably not. Pekovic's dominance on Perkins is the only reason MIN have the lead right now though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 20, 2012, 09:08:34 PM
Gotta post up Pekovic when Nick Collison switches off of him.

Oklahoma have no other size on the floor right now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 20, 2012, 09:16:21 PM
Barea on fire!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 20, 2012, 09:34:16 PM
That was flopping an eye injury by Love.

Will review the fines tomorrow, even Kirilenko knew he was flopping...lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 20, 2012, 09:40:09 PM
those thunder jerseys are awful
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 20, 2012, 10:09:00 PM
That was flopping an eye injury by Love.

Will review the fines tomorrow, even Kirilenko knew he was flopping...lol

Are you serious?? He got poked directly in the eye by Reggie Jackson. It was quite obvious on the replay. You can see by the way Jackson moves his hand, that there was contact.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 20, 2012, 10:10:46 PM
Perkins getting murdered by Pekovic. He is truly a terrible defender.

I don't think you could make a generalization of Perk just based off of one game.

Could Minny beat OKC in a series?

Probably not. Pekovic's dominance on Perkins is the only reason MIN have the lead right now though.

Can't disagree with you, there.

Minny's frontline of Pek and Love dominated tonight.

Even though I still think OKC could beat Minny in a series, it's games like tonight that could serve to give Minny some hope in a potential series down the road.

I'd personally hate to see either Minny, GSW or HOU if I were a top seed.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 08:44:10 PM
Anthony Davis vs Tim Duncan. Fun matchup. I can't wait for KG vs A.Davis.

The passes that Davis can catch are just ridiculous. Vasquez gets caught in the air with nobody to pass it to so he just lobs up in the air 20 feet high somewhere near where Anthony Davis and lets the big fella go get it to save his team a turnover.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 08:50:49 PM
I think this Tim Duncan (C) + Tiago Splitter (PF) is pivotal to San Antonio's chances of winning an NBA Title. If they can make this work, I'll become a lot more optimistic about their title chances.

They need Splitter in there alongside Duncan to give their interior defense and rebounding more of a boost. The unanswered question so far is how much will it cost them offensively.

I'd love to see San Antonio put Ginobili back in the starting lineup. I still do not think he is playing enough minutes. And now with Splitter starting alongside Duncan, Ginobili could give a more offensively challenged Spurs starting unit that offensive boost they need to make it work. If there are problems, I hope Popovich at least tries Ginobili alongside the twin towers before deciding to go back to his smaller lineup.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on December 21, 2012, 08:53:14 PM
I think this Tim Duncan (C) + Tiago Splitter (PF) is pivotal to San Antonio's chances of winning an NBA Title. If they can make this work, I'll become a lot more optimistic about their title chances.

They need Splitter in there alongside Duncan to give their interior defense and rebounding more of a boost. The unanswered question so far is how much will it cost them offensively.

I'd love to see San Antonio put Ginobili back in the starting lineup. I still do not think he is playing enough minutes. And now with Splitter starting alongside Duncan, Ginobili could give a more offensively challenged Spurs starting unit that offensive boost they need to make it work. If there are problems, I hope Popovich at least tries Ginobili alongside the twin towers before deciding to go back to his smaller lineup.

Probably with starting Splitter is it means the bench is Diaw + Bonner / Blair
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 10:54:24 PM
Blake Griffin's jump shot looks so much better this year.

That is a game-changer for him offensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 11:04:51 PM
Cousins needs to post up closer to the hoop. There is no reason for him to be posting up 15-16 feet from the rim with Lamar Odom on him and trying to face up against Odom. He has to go get his butt closer to the rim and use his power and heft to out-muscle Odom in the post.

It's pitiful watching Aaron Brooks and now Isiah Thomas try to defend Chris Paul. A.Brooks is a pathetic defender.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on December 21, 2012, 11:10:04 PM
Blake Griffin's jump shot looks so much better this year.

That is a game-changer for him offensively.


but his turaround jumper isnt there yet... :p
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 11:18:26 PM
Beautiful play by Odom. Stole the outlet pass, drove in, tricky dribbling, spin move and an over the head (or around the neck) pass to a trailing Turiaf for the slam dunk.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 21, 2012, 11:21:01 PM
Bledsoe is a freak physically. The types of he can make. Incredible blocked shot from behind on the fastbreak. Doing a great job forcing turnovers.

Ronny Turiaf was a minimum contract, right? He'd be a nice backup center right now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 22, 2012, 06:11:30 PM
Looks like Nash MAY be a go tonight:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8773307/steve-nash-return-los-angeles-lakers-lineup-vs-golden-state-warriors-source-says

"IF" he comes back tonight, this would be a great test for him vs GSW.

And speaking of GSW - how about the "New Run-TM3", lol...Step Curry, Klay Thompson, and Harrison Barnes. ;D

Steph Curry = Tim Hardaway

Klay Thompson = Chris Mullin? That's a HUGE stretch, but perhaps one day.

Mitch Richmond = Harrison Barnes? Not quite yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BTkCxILVgs
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 22, 2012, 10:50:54 PM
I love Ezeli.

He is playing so physical with Dwight Howard right now. Banging him early and hard in transition. Tough box outs on the defensive glass keeping him away from rebounds. Great overplay on a post up to deflect the entry pass away.

Heck, he even initiated the contact on offense and looked for a post up. Bang! Smacks into him at the elbow, pushes him down low, then makes Dwight fight for post position. They were never giving Ezeli the ball in the low block against Dwight but he went down there and he made Dwight work. Man, I'd love to see Sully do that when he is on the court. He is so bloody passive offensively. Just stands there gawking at the other players waiting for them to do so something.

Ezeli has set a couple of bone crunching screens on Nash and Morris too. Real hard screens. Terrific. I love this guy.

How many rookie big men out of the NCAA play with this type of physical toughness and defensive tenacity? This guy really is something.

Edit: Now Dwight is called for an offensive foul for shoving Ezeli out of the way with his off arm. Frustration foul. He doesn't like how hard Ezeli is going at him. Ezeli is a ROOKIE! Physical and mental toughness. This guy is a fighter. Now he deflects the post entry pass to Pau Gasol out of bounds. Brilliant. It's only the 6 minute mark in the first quarter. Now he alters and helps force a miss on a Kobe Bryant baseline driving layup. Terrific.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 22, 2012, 11:01:45 PM
I think Mark Jackson is doing a great job with the young players in Golden State. Unusual for a head coach. To be so comfortable with and confident in so many youngsters. Getting results too.

M.Jackson has them playing within the structure of the team. Well organized. Competing as defender/rebounders as well as offensive players. Good overall team basketball. Impressive to have so many young players performing well and playing like veterans.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 22, 2012, 11:11:11 PM
If Bogut ever comes back healthy for GSW...wow.

That could be enough to really push GSW into a playoff spot.

They are already a whopping 18-9...sleeping on the NBA. They just had a 7-1 road trip, too.

Nice to see them playing well under Jackson.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 22, 2012, 11:14:00 PM
4 on 1 for LA on the fastbreak. Three guys run for threes (Kobe, Artest, Meeks). Only one guy goes to the rim (J.Hill). Wasteful. 

The Warriors have very little interior defense out there with Carl Landry and Draymond Green as their big man combo. Kobe Bryant has smelled blood for the last few minutes and is looking to attack the rim at every opportunity. The Warriors' defense will be so much better when they can keep one of Bogut + Ezeli on the floor at all times. Avoid these situations.

Klay Thompson is a really impressive ball-handler, passer and decision maker off the dribble. He has a very impressive skill-set as a tall sweet shooting two guard at 6 foot 7.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KCattheStripe on December 22, 2012, 11:51:34 PM
Remember when Cleveland wouldn't give up Hickson for Amar'e, that almost seems reasonable now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 23, 2012, 12:22:41 AM
@Who: I have to give you a TP. I just agree about everything you have said about this Lakers@Warriors game.

Also great credit to the Warriors front office for putting this team together.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 23, 2012, 01:15:34 AM
Kobe went 16-41 tonight.  :o

He's taking ballhog to a whole new level.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 23, 2012, 01:22:44 AM
Kobe went 16-41 tonight.  :o

He's taking ballhog to a whole new level.
No no no no no no! You're getting the story all wrong! He's the first guy who, after age 34, scored 30+ points 8 times in a row!

There. Glad that's settled.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on December 23, 2012, 01:34:38 AM
I read a rumor that Kobe might have decided he has a better chance of becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer than of passing Michael Jordan in rings, so he may have shifted gears in what he is trying to do.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Galeto on December 23, 2012, 01:51:24 AM
Mark Jackson really made some curious choices against the Lakers.  I don't understand why he played Ezeli for so long in the fourth quarter.  Ezeli's barely played in fourth quarters all season. He cannot change that up against one of the top centers int the game, in the most intense atmosphere they've been in all season. I guess he wanted Ezeli to guard Howard but Landry's been their best fourth quarter player all season and had defended Howard surprisingly well earlier in the game.  Jackson should have at least kept switching Ezeli and Landry after every timeout and dead ball.  Ezeli cost GS several points on offense.

Jackson made another bizarre decision in their last lost too against Sacramento.  After Curry fouled out, he put in Jefferson for the first time in the game with two minutes left to go.  Talk about valuing the cliche of veteran experience.  Jackson really out thinks himself.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 03:06:33 PM
As usual Lakers protecting Kobe on defense. He is guarding smaller Jason Kidd, meanwhile 6'3 Darius Morris is on Carmelo Anthony. Kobe doesn't have to expend his energy on defense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 25, 2012, 03:07:10 PM
Lakers and Knicks uniforms are horrible.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 25, 2012, 03:10:10 PM
I'm gonna stay awake and watch the Knicks and the Lakers go at it.

As Jeff noted: someone has to lose.

Also, check that game out. The uniforms are ... well ... something else.

The Lakers ones? No more purple & gold: white and ... white. And white. And a bit of purple. And white.

Not going to discuss the Knicks ones, can't look at them long enough to have an opinion.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 03:10:22 PM
As usual Lakers protecting Kobe on defense. He is guarding smaller Jason Kidd, meanwhile 6'3 Darius Morris is on Carmelo Anthony. Kobe doesn't have to expend his energy on defense.
They should have started Artest instead of Pau Gasol. Or at least instead of Morris.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on December 25, 2012, 03:10:52 PM
I read a rumor that Kobe might have decided he has a better chance of becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer than of passing Michael Jordan in rings, so he may have shifted gears in what he is trying to do.

Yeah, and people (i.e. most casual NBA fans) are like "Did you watch Kobe, he got 40 against (insert team)?". Only problem is, he went like 12 of 33 for that particular game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 25, 2012, 03:12:16 PM
Hah, someone in the Laker - Knicks game is bleeding: that'll go nice with those white unis :]]
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 03:13:03 PM
Dwight Howard barely looks bigger than Ronnie Brewer.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 03:15:41 PM
Lakers and Knicks uniforms are horrible.
I think the Knicks ones are alright. They'd be better with dark coloured lettering. The Lakers ones look awful similar to those white heat jerseys. Nash's and Kobe's yellow shoes look horrible with the white uniforms.

I wonder how much the NBA is going to make of these special Xmas day jerseys. They sure have advertised the heck out of them over the last few weeks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 25, 2012, 03:16:19 PM
I love Kidd vs Nash games. In Lakers/Knicks no less. Odd.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 03:17:45 PM
Dwight Howard barely looks bigger than Ronnie Brewer.

Couple of months off HGH can do that to a man.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 03:18:57 PM
As usual Lakers protecting Kobe on defense. He is guarding smaller Jason Kidd, meanwhile 6'3 Darius Morris is on Carmelo Anthony. Kobe doesn't have to expend his energy on defense.
They should have started Artest instead of Pau Gasol. Or at least instead of Morris.

D'Antoni has moved Kobe to Small Forward to space the floor putting Metta on the bench.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 03:56:47 PM
JR Smith is getting abused on defense by Kobe Bryant.

Ron Artest is a difficult matchup for JR Smith too. Nobody he can guard. Can't guard Nash.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on December 25, 2012, 04:00:23 PM
JR Smith is getting abused on defense by Kobe Bryant.

Ron Artest is a difficult matchup for JR Smith too. Nobody he can guard. Can't guard Nash.
JR's got 12 points on 5-8 shooting though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 04:05:31 PM
I hate seeing Pau Gasol launch threes from the corner. What a waste of a brilliant player.

I think LA will be happy seeing Felton try to isolate and score one-on-one against Nash. That is not Felton's game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 25, 2012, 04:54:33 PM
Steve Nash looks like Jane lynch
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:22:11 PM
That is one ugly off balance long floater from Felton. 4-16 on FGAs now.

Not a guy to be trusted against quality defenses.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:24:24 PM
Terrible transition defense from Nash. Saw JR Smith and ignored him. Gave up a wide open breakaway dunk. No effort.

I don't like Nash giving Dwight Howard the ball above the foul line and asking him to take 1-2 dribbles on the drive in for a dunk. Not a guy you want handling the ball that far from the basket.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
I think Kurt Thomas would be better here than Camby. His bulk against Dwight as both a defender and checking Dwight on the boards + his midrange jumper to open up the paint for Melo, JR Smith and Felton. Make it difficult for Dwight to roam defensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:37:18 PM
The Knicks got to Carmelo touches down low against Kobe. No high post touches 17-20 feet out. Get it to him in that 10-12 foot range or preferably deeper. Let the bigger more athletic Melo beat up Kobe down low.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:39:23 PM
Camby is such a non-threat in the pick and roll. Dwight Howard isn't even bothering to follow him out there. Just staying deep and clogging the paint.

Nice high low pass by Camby to Melo though. Gifted him a lay in, miss.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:50:20 PM
Haha, what a way to lose a game! Pau Gasol driving from the three point line right down the middle for a two handed dunk. Awful.

Why the heck did Jason Kidd run Pau Gasol off the three point line? That was one of the lowest quality shot attempts LA could've had there.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 25, 2012, 05:59:01 PM
I'd like to see Perk get a few post ups against Haslem.

I always thought Perk did a nice job posting up Haslem when he was here in Boston. Haslem just didn't have the size/length/bulk to deny Perk in the paint.

Oklahoma should have Perk on Haslem defensively. Not Bosh. Perk doesn't have the quickness or defensive ability to defend (or defensive rebound effectively against) a face up big (and quick mobile long offensive rebounder) like Bosh. Ibaka needs to take Bosh. Perk needs to be hidden on Haslem.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 25, 2012, 06:52:09 PM
Miami has to be the league's favorite team. The amount of no calls on their side is absurd.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 07:35:05 PM
wade got hurt breathing.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 25, 2012, 07:46:21 PM
Ray would've gotten so much more playing time here AND more money
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 07:55:14 PM
I'm sorry, but, how is that a flagrant foul on Battier? I hate the Heat and all, but this definition of what constitutes a flagrant foul is a joke nowaday.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 07:56:51 PM
I'm sorry, but, how is that a flagrant foul on Battier? I hate the Heat and all, but this definition of what constitutes a flagrant foul is a joke nowaday.

finally a good decision by the refs after review.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 25, 2012, 08:12:34 PM
Ray would've gotten so much more playing time here AND more money
I doubt he wants to do anything that would require real work. Let him be while he shoots wide open shots.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 08:16:46 PM
Ray would've gotten so much more playing time here AND more money
I doubt he wants to do anything that would require real work. Let him be while he shoots wide open shots.

I think Ray knew very well that playing on a team like the Heat was the only way for him to hide his regressed abilities know that he's older. If he had only said that instead of trashing Doc and Danny on the way out, he would have been remembered better in Boston.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 08:23:17 PM
Go Perk!! He took out Ray big time!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 08:23:22 PM
perk just decked ray allen  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 08:24:26 PM
on 2nd thought, it looks like perk didnt do much contact with ray. D-wade's flopping antics have infested ray allen.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 08:28:09 PM
Judas came back to earth after his hot start. Be season end his tank will be on E.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: AB_Celtic on December 25, 2012, 08:29:41 PM
Judas came back to earth after his hot start. Be season end his tank will be on E.

He also just had a nice little acting job on that offensive foul.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 08:30:55 PM
Judas came back to earth after his hot start. Be season end his tank will be on E.

He also just had a nice little acting job on that offensive foul.

Perk won't get fooled twice. Next time he will make sure it counts.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 08:35:18 PM
OKC just got screwed by the refs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 08:35:49 PM
westbrook hit on shot and no foul...

rigged game. lebron can do whatever he wants, including flop.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 08:36:32 PM
I love how they playback a replay and didn't show the westbrook part. Who's the producer?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 08:37:48 PM
I love how they playback a replay and didn't show the westbrook part. Who's the producer?

hahaa TP
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 25, 2012, 08:38:35 PM
I love how they playback a replay and didn't show the westbrook part. Who's the producer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPNxjJmYKrQ
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on December 25, 2012, 08:43:28 PM
I love how they playback a replay and didn't show the westbrook part. Who's the producer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPNxjJmYKrQ
;D ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 25, 2012, 08:45:08 PM
I love how they playback a replay and didn't show the westbrook part. Who's the producer?

What I noticed was the replay they did show was behind Westbrook, so it looked like he pulled a Reggie Miller and tried to sell the foul.  In reality, to me it looked like Wade pushed his abdomen, causing him to fall.

OKC got absolutely shafted by the refs late, though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on December 25, 2012, 08:50:28 PM
I think Westbrook was fouled, but final few second I understand the refs won't call a foul , but let them play , so the plan should be for Westbrooke to drive to the basket and force the refs to give you the call.

With the refs help and picky touchy way the NBA calls games this will play right into LBJ hands.

Hope OKC can learn to win in Miami.  Or we are doomed with another Heat Chamionship
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 08:54:15 PM
I think Westbrook was fouled, but final few second I understand the refs won't call a foul , but let them play , so the plan should be for Westbrooke to drive to the basket and force the refs to give you the call.

With the refs help and picky touchy way the NBA calls games this will play right into LBJ hands.

Hope OKC can learn to win in Miami.  Or we are doomed with another Heat Chamionship

OKC needed a 3 to tie the game though and there wasn't much time left. If it was Dwade or Lebron or even Chalmers taking the shot they would have called a flagrant 1.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 09:28:50 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 25, 2012, 09:31:39 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!

Who's Demo?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 25, 2012, 09:34:05 PM
Did someone feed the Bulls eggnog instead of Gatorade?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 09:34:17 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!

Who's Demo?

Donatas Motiejunas, one of the Rockets rookies. I think he's going to be an excellent player.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on December 25, 2012, 09:34:39 PM
Watching this Rockets-Bulls game, it reminded me: what's up with Royce White?  A lot of people here liked him (not me), but I know he was having issues during training camp.  Has he played yet?  Has he been fined, cut, or gotten help?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 09:34:59 PM
Thibs must be irate.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 09:43:57 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!

Who's Demo?

Donatas Motiejunas, one of the Rockets rookies. I think he's going to be an excellent player.

Me too. Terrence Jones also has star potential.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 25, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!

Who's Demo?

Donatas Motiejunas, one of the Rockets rookies. I think he's going to be an excellent player.

Me too. Terrence Jones also has star potential.

Yes, Terrence Jones is going to be a great player as well. The rockets have a bright future. Too bad the Royce White pick looks like a bad one for them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on December 25, 2012, 09:50:52 PM
Wow, the Rockets are abusing the Bulls. Maybe we will get to see some Demo tonight!

Who's Demo?

Donatas Motiejunas, one of the Rockets rookies. I think he's going to be an excellent player.

Me too. Terrence Jones also has star potential.

Yes, Terrence Jones is going to be a great player as well. The rockets have a bright future. Too bad the Royce White pick looks like a bad one for them.

Yeah, Daryl Morey has them set nicely.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: European NBA fan on December 25, 2012, 10:22:04 PM
Watching this Rockets-Bulls game, it reminded me: what's up with Royce White?  A lot of people here liked him (not me), but I know he was having issues during training camp.  Has he played yet?  Has he been fined, cut, or gotten help?
Neither of the above. According to himself (on Twitter) last week his doctors and the team doctors have agreed on a "protocol" (about his mental health), but it hasn't been signed by the team yet. He mentioned something about the protocol not fitting under the CBA. I guess there are some league policy issues at stake. What the Rockets do and don't do will most likely set some sort of precedent.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Slugger on December 26, 2012, 12:39:35 AM
Intereting tidbit from tonights Heat v Thunder matchup courtesy of nba.com

"The Miami Heat forward was called for a foul against Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka with 7:57 left in the first quarter of the teams' NBA Finals rematch on Tuesday, marking the first time since Dec. 8 that James was whistled for a personal.

James went 254 minutes, 7 seconds of on-court time without being called for any personals, though was assessed one technical during that span for arguing a play where he thought he was fouled. He was called for backing into New Orleans' Lance Thomas with 2:30 left in the first quarter of that game on Dec. 8."


Thats almost 6 full games with no fouls!!!  How on earth...... ::)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 26, 2012, 09:34:09 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fitzhickey on December 26, 2012, 09:43:23 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
In that video noticed biyombo looked huge, and his arms were nearly at his knees. Back to the video, god I hate wade. When I was playing video games I didn't mind him, but in real life he is just a horrible person
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 26, 2012, 09:46:39 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow

What a horrible person

We should be wearing suits of armor when playing this guy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 26, 2012, 09:58:16 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
Will he be suspended? Hell no.

This Hawks/Pistons game is absurd. Atlanta should be ashamed of themselves.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: sahara on December 26, 2012, 10:05:34 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
Will he be suspended? Hell no.

This Hawks/Pistons game is absurd. Atlanta should be ashamed of themselves.

Wow. Just wow. LeRoid seems like the nicest ever guy compared to this sucker nowadays.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 26, 2012, 10:11:42 PM
Wade must have teamed up with Lebron to cover his own decline. I still believe he did that to Rondo on purpose.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 26, 2012, 10:21:51 PM
Wow - Wade knows better than that..it will be interesting to see how the league responds.

He deserves a game off for this.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on December 26, 2012, 10:41:53 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
But Rondo is a dirty player (the media wants to portray that and even had a poll about it)and innocent and doting father Wade isn't  ::).
If Demarcus Cousins can get suspended then Wade should too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 26, 2012, 10:49:21 PM
Wade being Wade  ::)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow
But Rondo is a dirty player (the media wants to portray that and even had a poll about it)and innocent and doting father Wade isn't  ::).
If Demarcus Cousins can get suspended then Wade should too.

You bring up a very interesting...and true - point.

I have no doubt that Dwayne Wade is a good father, from what I've read. But he is also prone to doing things like this to other players that could bring about injuries - see Rondo incident.

He deserves a suspension..warning..something..from the league.

It is SO true how the media spins it all.

In any event, we'll have AB back to manage Wade here come Jan 27, 2013.

I can't wait.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Valentines_at_Popeyes on December 26, 2012, 10:53:39 PM
Howard just got thrown out of the Lakers Nuggets game.  He Flagrant fouled Manimal while the Manimal was driving up to the hoop. 

Howard then patted the ref on the backside as he left the court.  Isnt it an auomatic suspension for touching a ref?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 26, 2012, 10:53:56 PM
Kenneth Faried is the real deal.

With 10:55 left in the LAL-DEN game, he has 12 rebounds, with 19 pts.

Pau-DH-Jordan Hill? 17 rebs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 26, 2012, 10:59:15 PM
The sad thing with Wade in this incident is that Ramon Sessions is NOT flopping, lol...Wade made solid, and intentional - contact, here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RebusRankin on December 26, 2012, 11:01:30 PM
Wade should get a suspension for a few games for that. Dirty play and uncalled for.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on December 26, 2012, 11:03:07 PM
Wade should get a suspension for a few games for that. Dirty play and uncalled for.

Operative word: should
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on December 26, 2012, 11:03:50 PM
The sad thing with Wade in this incident is that Ramon Sessions is NOT flopping, lol...Wade made solid, and intentional - contact, here.
Oh for sure unlike the umm man-less Verejao :o ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 26, 2012, 11:06:56 PM
The sad thing with Wade in this incident is that Ramon Sessions is NOT flopping, lol...Wade made solid, and intentional - contact, here.

The worst thing about that is Watson is standing right there and does absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:11:09 PM
I love this lineup for LA.

PG: Nash
SG: Meeks
SF: Kobe
PF: Artest
C:  Pau

That Steve Nash + Pau Gasol pick and roll is going to be a nightmare to stop. Denver can't defend it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on December 26, 2012, 11:11:14 PM
The sad thing with Wade in this incident is that Ramon Sessions is NOT flopping, lol...Wade made solid, and intentional - contact, here.

The worst thing about that is Watson is standing right there and does absolutely nothing.

You mean the ref?

So my fear, and reality here, is that NBA Officiating sometimes turns the other eye to "certain players".....

Sad.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:12:48 PM
That Steve Nash + Pau Gasol pick and roll is going to be a nightmare to stop. Denver can't defend it.
And they run an isolation for Kobe ... what a waste. Get out of the way Kobe!

Let Nash and Pau run the show. They'll create for everyone else.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 26, 2012, 11:15:13 PM
That Steve Nash + Pau Gasol pick and roll is going to be a nightmare to stop. Denver can't defend it.
And they run an isolation for Kobe ... what a waste. Get out of the way Kobe!

Let Nash and Pau run the show. They'll create for everyone else.

(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/a28/f43/fc4/resized/kobe-happy-meme-generator-we-got-nash-alright-now-the-people-really-wont-notice-how-i-never-pass-d9b294.jpg?1341641722.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:16:51 PM
I don't know why LA is running so many sets with Pau Gasol up at the top of the key.

Put him in the pick and roll going to the hoop or post him up. There is no way in hell Faried can defend Pau in either sequence. But Faried sure as heck can defend Pau when he is used as a high post passer (non-threat).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:21:08 PM
Two big threes and two additional trips to the FT line for Gallinari over the last few minutes. 10 points. Gallo is pulling this out for Denver late in the fourth.

That was a huge missed fastbreak layup for LA. And Gallo punished them for it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:26:14 PM
Chuck Hayes should be starting for the Kings. They need his interior defense and tough man-to-man defense on Aldridge with Cousins out. Jason Thompson isn't going to be able to defend Aldridge.

Edit: What the heck, is that James Johnson trying to defend Aldridge?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on December 26, 2012, 11:26:52 PM
Lakers lose.  :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 26, 2012, 11:35:12 PM
Sacramento's two lineups in the third quarter so far against the Blazers starting five of Lillard, Matthews, Batum, Hickson and Aldridge.

PG: A.Brooks
SG: M.Thornton
SF: J.Salmons
PF: James Johnson
C:  J.Thompson

And now

PG: I.Thomas
SG: J.Salmons
SF: F.Garcia
PF: T.Outlaw
C:  J.Thompson

Pathetic lineups for Sacramento. Get Chuck Hayes on the floor!

No defensive integrity without Chuck Hayes (or Cousins). They are just too small. Terrible interior defense. Very weak PG defense. Weak SG defense with Thornton. Combo forwards at PF. Too many vulnerabilities.

You can't expect to play respectable man or team defense with lineups like that. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on December 26, 2012, 11:40:34 PM
I feel bad for Sac fans.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on December 26, 2012, 11:59:09 PM
Kenneth Faried is the real deal.

With 10:55 left in the LAL-DEN game, he has 12 rebounds, with 19 pts.

Pau-DH-Jordan Hill? 17 rebs.

I really like this guy, what a rebounding fiend. Absolutely agonizing that we were just a few draft spots away from being able to select him :(

Love to see him in green. He'll go for 30 boards in a game one day!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on December 27, 2012, 01:13:28 AM
Just more D Wade scumbaggery
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on December 27, 2012, 01:19:48 AM
Just more D Wade scumbaggery
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKp5UOewwow&feature=youtu.be

I dislike Wade more than LeBron. Never imagined I could dislike a player more than LeBron. A case of "one rotten apple can spoil the whole bunch" maybe..or maybe I never paid attention to his cheap shots before he teamed up with LeBron and RuPaul.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 27, 2012, 08:50:51 PM
Am I the only one that thinks that with Dirk back, Dallas has the potential to become a very dangerous team? I like their roster, Rick Carlisle has get a good rotation going, which should do wonders going forward. They're a bit disorganized at the moment.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
Am I the only one that thinks that with Dirk back, Dallas has the potential to become a very dangerous team? I like their roster, Rick Carlisle has get a good rotation going, which should do wonders going forward. They're a bit disorganized at the moment.

I don't think they have enough defense to do anything in the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 27, 2012, 09:01:43 PM
Am I the only one that thinks that with Dirk back, Dallas has the potential to become a very dangerous team? I like their roster, Rick Carlisle has get a good rotation going, which should do wonders going forward. They're a bit disorganized at the moment.

I don't think they have enough defense to do anything in the playoffs.

And their defensive rebounding has been quite suspect. But I think they're deep team who can put decent quality guys throughout the full game, they got some size, some athleticism, some speed... I don't know, I think they're a bit underrated at the moment, particularly given their recent struggles.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:04:55 PM
Haha, oh boy, Thabeet got caught on a switch on Dirk.

Poor lad. Thabeet looked terrified as Dirk faced him up from 16 feet on the right wing. One pump fake and it was over. Thabeet was out of the play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: slamtheking on December 27, 2012, 10:11:18 PM
Am I the only one that thinks that with Dirk back, Dallas has the potential to become a very dangerous team? I like their roster, Rick Carlisle has get a good rotation going, which should do wonders going forward. They're a bit disorganized at the moment.
If Dirk is back in good form, I wouldn't rule out their team doing pretty well the rest of the year.  Carlisle is one of the best coaches in the league so he'll get everything he can out of them too
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on December 27, 2012, 10:17:23 PM
Haha, oh boy, Thabeet got caught on a switch on Dirk.

Poor lad. Thabeet looked terrified as Dirk faced him up from 16 feet on the right wing. One pump fake and it was over. Thabeet was out of the play.
Yeah classic Dirk move right there.

Gotta feel bad for Dallas playing Miami, Memphis, San Antonio, and now OKC.  OJ Mayo in particular has had 3 absolutely horrible games and is 1 quarter away from a 4th.

As a die-hard German I kinda can't help hoping the Mavs are western conference champs.  I agree there's way too much of a defensive load for Elton Brand alone, but with their small ball lineups, crazy spread offense, and a lot of help from Shawn Marion it's not impossible.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:23:01 PM
Big matchup with Durant defending Dirk.

This will be very interesting. Big test for Durant.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on December 27, 2012, 10:24:17 PM
Its good to see Dirk back. One of the best closers in the game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:25:26 PM
PG: Collison vs Westbrook
SG: Mayo vs Martin
SF: Marion vs Thabo (Dirk defending Thabo)
PF: Dirk vs Durant (Marion defending Durant)
C:  Kaman vs Ibaka

Oklahoma has gone with a small lineup. Dallas with their big lineup.

Very interesting mismatches for Dallas offensively. However, Oklahoma have way too much quickness and jump-shooting for Dallas to defend against effectively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on December 27, 2012, 10:29:04 PM
As long as dallas doesn't turn the ball over and slows it down and executes then they can handle OKCs speed.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:29:33 PM
There is no way Vince Carter can defend Durant. Keep attacking that matchup.

PG: Collison vs Westbrook
SG: Mayo vs Martin
SF: V.Carter vs Thabo (Dirk defending Thabo)
PF: Dirk vs Durant (Marion defending Durant)
C:  Brand vs Ibaka

Durant scores easily over Vince on the next possession.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:31:41 PM
That was an awful possession for Dirk. He was 22 feet from the rim when he started that dribble drive on the clearout. Dirk has Durant on him. Dirk needs to get in the low to mid post and out-muscle Durant to the spot.

Collison not getting Dallas good shot attempts over the last few possessions.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on December 27, 2012, 10:34:11 PM
Durant hit two game winners vs Dallas last season. They have no answer for him in crunch time
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 27, 2012, 10:36:35 PM
This is going to be a tough loss for the Mavs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:37:13 PM
Great defense by Ibaka and Westbrook to force that turnover on Mayo's dribble drive. That should seal it for Oklahoma. Excellent late run to take this game from Dallas.

Dirk looks knackered. Clearly not fully match-fit yet. Tired out towards the end. Dallas with all their new players doesn't look like the know how to play with Dirk in the lineup either.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on December 27, 2012, 10:39:14 PM
Great defense by Ibaka and Westbrook to force that turnover on Mayo's dribble drive. That should seal it for Oklahoma. Excellent late run to take this game from Dallas.

Dirk looks knackered. Clearly not fully match-fit yet. Tired out towards the end. Dallas with all their new players doesn't look like the know how to play with Dirk in the lineup either.
The encouraging part for Dallas Dirks return and Collison had his best game as a Maverick
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:40:03 PM
This is going to be a tough loss for the Mavs.
It'll sting a little for a short while but after that passes I think they'll take a lot of positives from this game. Showing that they can compete against Oklahoma and can be a threat in the West. I think this game will do a lot for their confidence collectively. Because of the overall performance despite the finish.

I think a lot of good will come out of this. More encouraging than painful. At least after the initial sting of it wears off.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 27, 2012, 10:40:38 PM
over time!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on December 27, 2012, 10:40:48 PM
Holy crap, what a shot!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 27, 2012, 10:41:14 PM
darn it!!! Now we miss the start of the celtics game!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SCeltic34 on December 27, 2012, 10:41:39 PM
Stupid Thunder should've put Dallas on the free throw line.  Mavs had 0 timeouts.

Scott Brooks fail.  I want to see the Celtics game, [dang]it!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:41:44 PM
Oh wow, that is going to count.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 27, 2012, 10:41:48 PM
i want that nba BIG chair he was sittin on
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: AB_Celtic on December 27, 2012, 10:42:02 PM
Darren Collison... wow....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:42:26 PM
Stupid Thunder should've put Dallas on the free throw line. 
It looked like Kevin Martin tried to give the foul. He hacked at Marion. The refs just didn't give it to them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 27, 2012, 10:43:21 PM
This is why CSNNE should also be allowed to show the game. This sucks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 27, 2012, 10:43:58 PM
Stupid Thunder should've put Dallas on the free throw line. 
It looked like Kevin Martin tried to give the foul. He hacked at Marion. The refs just didn't give it to them.

great non call by ref...he saw the rock had a chance..
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 27, 2012, 10:47:25 PM
wow , what a block by Ibaka, and he came down with the ball too
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:48:58 PM
D.Collison is paying no attention whatsoever to Russell Westbrook on the defensive glass.

Westbrook has almost stolen two rebounds in this overtime period already. Collison has to wake up quickly before he costs Dallas a stupid putback.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 27, 2012, 10:52:37 PM
ugh! Clearly a foul on Ibaka on Kaman's shot, no call
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 27, 2012, 10:52:37 PM
westbrook

not afraid
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on December 27, 2012, 10:58:45 PM
westbrook

not afraid

i called it..

he stepped up
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 27, 2012, 10:59:07 PM
Durant is insanely difficult to defend against. I don't think Dallas has any real hope of slowing him down. I think the key to Mavs beating Oklahoma will be how well they contain Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on December 28, 2012, 11:04:58 AM
ugh! Clearly a foul on Ibaka on Kaman's shot, no call
That was the game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 29, 2012, 11:48:13 AM
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"Andre has really been terrific for us," Frank said before Drummond had 10 points and 10 rebounds Friday night. "He's -- I said it the other day -- he's exceeded (our expectations) so far. He's obviously got a huge, huge ceiling to grow.

The thing that impresses me the most about him is that he's the most coachable guy we have on this team. He's been diligent with his routine and work ethic, and he has some athletic gifts we don't have on this team with his size and agility.

And Drummond has shown character, too.

"Without his character, that stuff -- size and agility -- wouldn't be as relevant," Frank said. "Having never coached the guy ... I had no idea how great a character he was and how strong a character he was. That makes all the difference. What really impresses us about Andre is just his makeup. From the skill-point level, he continues to make gains every game."

You gotta like hearing that -- Lawrence Frank raving about Drummond's work ethic and coach-ability.

That should put in good stead to become an elite NBA player down the road.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on December 29, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
Quote
"Andre has really been terrific for us," Frank said before Drummond had 10 points and 10 rebounds Friday night. "He's -- I said it the other day -- he's exceeded (our expectations) so far. He's obviously got a huge, huge ceiling to grow.

The thing that impresses me the most about him is that he's the most coachable guy we have on this team. He's been diligent with his routine and work ethic, and he has some athletic gifts we don't have on this team with his size and agility.

You gotta like hearing that -- Lawrence Frank raving about Drummond's work ethic and coach-ability.

That should put in good stead to become an elite NBA player down the road.

Wow, he sounds like a young, raw Dwight Howard but with a much better work ethic/personality.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 29, 2012, 09:18:26 PM
37-36 Memphis over Denver at halftime. Interesting scoreline.

It looks like the Grizzlies struggling again with the Nuggets. Not scoring the ball well. Only 37 points at halftime. This could end up being one of those really awkward matchups for them come playoff time + good one for Denver. May help Denver get out of the first round.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 29, 2012, 10:13:24 PM
Memphis have to do a better job of getting Zach Randolph the ball in the post against Kenneth Faried. I don't think there is any way Faried can stop Z-Bo once he makes the catch.

I do admire the job Faried is doing fronting the post and denying that entry pass. He is doing an excellent job of that.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on December 29, 2012, 10:27:05 PM
Heat down by 9 to the Bucks and look to be struggling  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 29, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
Wow, that was a quick spin move by Larry Sanders for the lay in.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on December 29, 2012, 10:31:38 PM
Sanders is killing the Heat

Solid bigs are Miamis dynamite, you hear that Danny?  Go get Cousins  8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on December 29, 2012, 10:34:36 PM
Chalmers getting his Wade on with an arm to the head of Jennings but pulled back
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 31, 2012, 07:29:47 PM
I like that pick and roll Miami between Wade and LeBron to force the switch and then go directly to LeBron in the low post against the smaller defender.

No way can Afflalo cover LeBron that close to the basket.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 31, 2012, 07:33:55 PM
Haha, that is a hilariously bad call to gift Wade 2 FTs.

They weren't going to call anything but Wade missed the dunk so they made up a push. Afflalo just ran right by him. Didn't graze Wade.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on December 31, 2012, 07:34:57 PM
JJ Redick doing a very nice job taking advantage of first Mike Miller's and second Ray Allen's slow feet. Back to back big baskets from Redick to give Orlando the lead back over Miami in overtime.

I think Miami needs to replace one of those slow footed wings with a quick wing who can play good defense. They get caught in bad matchups a little too often.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 01, 2013, 07:59:21 PM
Amare Stoudemire is set to make his season debut tonight against Portland.

Very excited to see how Amare blends into this new-look Knicks team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 01, 2013, 09:47:16 PM
Amare was a non-factor tonight. Struggled to get his offense going and didn't contribute as a defender or rebounder. They played him mostly in the second unit and kept his minutes low (17) so there isn't much to draw on.

Probably have to wait 10-14 days before Amare gets his legs and they work him into the rotation more so before we start getting an idea what type of impact he'll make on the Knicks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 01, 2013, 09:54:32 PM
Brandon Knight's defense on Jimmer Fredette was exceptional on that defensive sequence. Completely locked him up. Jimmer couldn't get around him. Jimmer kept huffing and puffing but he couldn't get anywhere.

Tayshaun Prince with a nice block to end the defensive possession. He had a nice sweeping lefty drive going across the lane a few plays earlier. Winning plays down the stretch.

Will Bynum and Aaron Brooks have had a nice battle here in the fourth too. Blowing by one another on either end with regularity. A serious lack of shot-blocking and interior defense in there to dissuade them.

I like this Detroit team. They are a lot more fun to watch this year than last. The additions of Drummond and Singler, the growth of Knight and the subtraction of Ben Gordon has made them much more enjoyable to watch. I like these work in progress / up and coming type teams. I like seeing them grow individually and collectively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on January 01, 2013, 10:01:08 PM
Rookie Lillard with another clutch shot.

edit: dumb foul by Hickson. Fouling Melo from behind as he dunks the ball. Portland lead cut down to 3.

edit: Portland hang on to win 105-100
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 01, 2013, 10:29:12 PM
Oh wow, Iggy's quickness end to end is something else. Caron Butler had a good 15 feet on him to begin with and Iggy still beat him to the rim on the opposite end of the court.

Gosh, how much the C's have missed that type of quickness lately. I can't wait for Avery Bradley to return.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 02, 2013, 11:25:37 AM
Oh wow, Iggy's quickness end to end is something else. Caron Butler had a good 15 feet on him to begin with and Iggy still beat him to the rim on the opposite end of the court.

Gosh, how much the C's have missed that type of quickness lately. I can't wait for Avery Bradley to return.
Second fastest forward in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 03, 2013, 08:55:33 PM
The Knicks are starting Marcus Camby + Tyson Chandler together? With Ronnie Brewer and Jason Kidd in the backcourt? They need more offense on the floor to help Carmelo out. That is a badly balanced lineup.

Offense is too predictable without Raymond Felton on the floor. They need his dribble penetration and pick and roll play. They need that dimension to their team. Kidd doesn't offer enough playmaking / creativity anymore. Brewer is a non-threat offensively. They need a guard there who can make some plays offensively. Even at a mediocre level.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 03, 2013, 09:02:48 PM
Haha, Tyson Chandler with the FT line jump-shot. Almost an air-ball. Barely grazed the front of the rim. The Knicks really struggling to create quality shot attempts.

I am surprised Kidd is guarding Tony Parker. I would've expected R.Brewer to get the assignment. Or for Prigioni to get the start ahead of Brewer to defend Parker and help run the offense with Kidd sliding to the two spot.

San Antonio's offense doesn't look any better than New York's. The twin tower configuration and the two limited wings (offensively speaking) is really hurting their spacing.

I still think they need to move Manu Ginobili into that starting lineup to re-balance their starting unit with Splitter and Duncan starting alongside one another. They are doing themselves a disservice by keeping Danny Green in there. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on January 04, 2013, 10:43:55 PM
Ray Allen 3 shot attempts.(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9c7xfPt2B1r3agspo1_400.gif)

What are the chances he throws a hissy fit in the locker room?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:47:32 PM
DeAndre Jordan looks much more athletic than Dwight Howard right now.

That was a great baseline drive by Blake Griffin a moment ago going by Pau Gasol with the strong muscled up finish at the basket. Impressive physical power play in the paint by Griffin.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 04, 2013, 10:49:43 PM
DeAndre Jordan looks much more athletic than Dwight Howard right now.

That was a great baseline drive by Blake Griffin a moment ago going by Pau Gasol with the strong muscled up finish at the basket. Impressive physical power play in the paint by Griffin.

I was at the Clippers Celtics game on the 27th, and watching Griffin in person is scary.  When LA gets in the open court, he looks like a freight train running right to the paint.  Then, in post-up situations, he just bullies his opponent like they're 5 inches shorter than him.

He's definitely one of the stronger guys in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 04, 2013, 10:51:50 PM
Lakers getting overwhelmed physically by the Clippers quickness and power.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 04, 2013, 11:39:16 PM
Nice run by the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 12:01:08 AM
Simmons and Magic trashing DiAntoni. And rightly so, imo. Gasol shouldn't be shooting 3s unless its a desperate shot at the last second to beat the shot clock.

Howard and Gasol are being misutilized.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 05, 2013, 12:11:15 AM
DeAndre Jordan looks much more athletic than Dwight Howard right now.

Thats because he is, no doubt in my mind.  Howard is not yet the player he once was, maybe he'll get back to that level.  He doesn't seem to have the quickest and lift off the block he had...maybe time will heal him and MAYBE not. Back problems are not easy to rehab.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 12:40:11 AM
Clippers playing nice D.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 12:41:39 AM
Jerry Sloan would have been a better choice for this Lakers team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 05, 2013, 01:14:21 AM
Clippers sucking here in the fourth. Panicked offense. No composure.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 01:16:26 AM
Clippers losing the plot at the end. >:(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 05, 2013, 01:21:35 AM
Kobe Bryant is incredible.

Leading the league in scoring (30.3ppg) and having the most efficient scoring (59.2% TS%) season of his career at the age of 34 and after playing over 52,000 combined minutes regular season and playoffs. Incredible. What Kobe is doing this season, incredible.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 05, 2013, 01:21:53 AM
cp3 flops and gets howard out of the game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 05, 2013, 01:24:56 AM
I hate these replays. Basketball is a game of speed and fluidity. You cannot stop games for replays without hurting the integrity of the game.

I would rather live with a few missed calls.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 05, 2013, 01:26:38 AM
i personally like the replays considering all the bad calls we always get.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 01:26:51 AM
Kobe Bryant is incredible.

Leading the league in scoring (30.3ppg) and having the most efficient scoring (59.2% TS%) season of his career at the age of 34 and after playing over 52,000 combined minutes regular season and playoffs. Incredible. What Kobe is doing this season, incredible.

Hate to say it, but KG's and Kobe's work ethic and the amount of work they put into their game even in their twilight years, that's just amazing...unrivaled and very impressive.

And CP3 probably just finished the game with that shot. Kobe and him have been going at it all game long. Have to love that as a viewer.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 05, 2013, 01:32:51 AM
If I'm a Clippers fan, I wouldn't be too ecstatic with this win. But I guess a win is a win...and Lakers lose..so all is well :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 05, 2013, 11:59:05 AM
More trouble in Laker land:

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8815392/pau-gasol-los-angeles-lakers-says-request-trade

Pau, in D'Antoni's system - ain't working, and that's too bad.

Pau Gasol is still a top 5 PF and a top 15 Player. While he's certainly not the same Pau from a yr or two ago, he still can bring 18-20 pts, 8-9 rebs, 2-3 dimes, and a block or two a night, I'm sure.

It's baffling to me why Mike Brown and D'Antoni haven't utilized him...he just cannot be THAT bad.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 05, 2013, 10:06:15 PM
Another player to show love for Rondo

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3. Which NBA player is your favorite to watch when youíre not playing?

Iguodala: Thatís a good question. I like watching [Rajon] Rondo play. Iím a Rondo fan. He thinks the game. Heís never really reacting. Heís always there before anyone else. He sees things ahead of time. His ability to do certain things in transition or in the half-court setting. Defensively, he knows a teamís plays, he knows where to be. Heís a student of the game. He looks like the smartest guy out there all the time.

Link: Sports Illustrated  (http://nba.si.com/2013/01/04/andre-iguodala-jared-dudley-nick-young-players-talk/?sct=uk_t11_a9)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 06, 2013, 10:15:10 AM
Another player to show love for Rondo

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3. Which NBA player is your favorite to watch when youíre not playing?

Iguodala: Thatís a good question. I like watching [Rajon] Rondo play. Iím a Rondo fan. He thinks the game. Heís never really reacting. Heís always there before anyone else. He sees things ahead of time. His ability to do certain things in transition or in the half-court setting. Defensively, he knows a teamís plays, he knows where to be. Heís a student of the game. He looks like the smartest guy out there all the time.

Link: Sports Illustrated  (http://nba.si.com/2013/01/04/andre-iguodala-jared-dudley-nick-young-players-talk/?sct=uk_t11_a9)
Thanks for the link.

I'd guess most of the elite defenders and passers (like Josh Smith) love watching Rondo.  Guys like players that play like them.

Kobe probably likes watching Nick Young haha.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 06, 2013, 10:37:30 AM
Another player to show love for Rondo

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3. Which NBA player is your favorite to watch when youíre not playing?

Iguodala: Thatís a good question. I like watching [Rajon] Rondo play. Iím a Rondo fan. He thinks the game. Heís never really reacting. Heís always there before anyone else. He sees things ahead of time. His ability to do certain things in transition or in the half-court setting. Defensively, he knows a teamís plays, he knows where to be. Heís a student of the game. He looks like the smartest guy out there all the time.

Link: Sports Illustrated  (http://nba.si.com/2013/01/04/andre-iguodala-jared-dudley-nick-young-players-talk/?sct=uk_t11_a9)
Thanks for the link.

I'd guess most of the elite defenders and passers (like Josh Smith) love watching Rondo.  Guys like players that play like them.

Kobe probably likes watching Nick Young haha.
Nah, he just watches himself. Over. And over. Again.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 09:48:56 PM
Oh, nice strong post up play and short hook shot by Tayshaun Prince over MKG to put the Pistons up 2 with 2 minutes left. Tayshaun making big plays down the stretch for Detroit once again.

I've been avoiding the Bobcats games this year but I have been hearing that MKG has been playing really good defense as a rookie. I read that opponents haven't been able to post him up well either. That is very physical and has been doing a good job keeping guys out of the post.

Next possession, Prince draws the double team, finds the open shooter, miss, hustles, grabs the offensive rebound and calls a timeout before falling out of bounds. Giving his team an extra possession. Minute thirty remaining.

It's a shame this guy is wasting his best remaining years on a lottery team like Detroit. Prince is still one of the best glue guys in the NBA. Needs to find his way onto a title-contender.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 09:58:00 PM
Very nice block by Drummond on Kemba's short shot. Ball goes back to Bobcats, Kemba gets it back, works over Brandon Knight off the dribble (really good defensive player), curls into the lane, takes the long floater this time to beat Drummond, nails it. Huge play by Kemba Walker. Tie game with 7 seconds left.

Detroit are on absolute train wreck on the next play. End up with Stuckey picking up his dribbling, pump faking, defender (Kemba) not biting, then taking a fallaway contested jumper from 23 feet. Air ball. And he left one second on the clock for Charlotte to hoist up one final attempt. Terrible execution.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on January 06, 2013, 10:05:42 PM
For somebody who would know better than me:  has Biyombo progressed at all since he was drafted? 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 10:06:51 PM
It's nice to see Tyrus Thomas back from injury. He is someone I'd like to see Danny to keep an eye on for a possible smaller trade (Bass for Tyrus). I think Tyrus could add a lot to Boston if he's healthy.

Tyrus Thomas just pulled down an incredible offensive rebound, kicked it back out and Charlotte got another basket off the next shot attempt. Skies along the baseline to steal it away from Detroit. I haven't seen the whole game but physically he looked healthy on that play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 10:09:08 PM
Oh, beautiful drive and reverse layup by Kemba Walker to put Charlotte up 6 with a minute and change left in overtime.

The Bobcats went small there with Tyrus Thomas at center against Drummond. The Pistons didn't even think of throwing Drummond (7-0, 270lbs) the ball to post up Tyrus (6-8, 230lbs). Tells you a lot about how weak Drummond's game is offensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 10:17:56 PM
For somebody who would know better than me:  has Biyombo progressed at all since he was drafted?
I have barely seen the Bobcats this season but I thought Biyombo was gradually improving throughout his rookie season.

He was very raw - on both ends of the court, not just offensively but defensively too. Bad fundamentals and didn't know how to play against players who were such more bigger than him. As a grossly undersized center at 6-9, it was always very likely to take Biyombo a lot longer than most players to learn how to be effective defensively against players at his position.

I think Biyombo would be further along if he could play PF alongside a skilled offensive center. Play against guys his own size while he learns the finer points of playing defense. Someone like Big Z who could nail jump-shots and allow Biyombo to hang around the basket offensively.Without that, it's going to be a longer road for Biyombo.

I think he is still 2-3 years away from being an impact defender. Next year, I'd expect him to become an average defensive player (he is still below average to my eye) and the year after an above average one and hopefully a really strong defensive player from thereafter. 

Biyombo is supposed to have a terrific work ethic. Combine that with elite physical talent and an excellent mental disposition (loves defense, rebounding, dirty work in the paint) and I think there is a nice foundation there to work with. I am still optimistic about him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 11:48:53 PM
I think LA needs to bench Pau Gasol and move away from lineups that have all four stars on the court at the same time.

Try to have combinations with three of their stars on the floor as much as possible with at least two on the floor together at other moments. Preferably Nash/Gasol or Nash/Dwight because they'll involved their teammates.

I thought they were on the right track moving Artest to power forward and putting another shooter on the floor instead Pau Gasol while Pau was out injured. They should go back to that. Use Pau as a sixth man in a sort of late career Kevin McHale type role.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 11:51:45 PM
Ty Lawson's speed in the open court is incredible. Coast to coast for what should be a game winning basket. I wish Rondo would do that more often.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 06, 2013, 11:56:19 PM
I love watching the Lakers lose.   NExt best thing to a Celtic victory
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 06, 2013, 11:58:24 PM
I wish Dwight would learn how to block a shot and direct it in play and to a teammate.

That loose block just cost them a chance at getting to overtime. Passed it straight to Gallo in the corner. Three pointer to kill the game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on January 06, 2013, 11:59:09 PM
Gallinari dagger! ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 07, 2013, 12:10:57 AM
Lakers at Rockets next..... a Rockets victory would be so Sweet

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 07, 2013, 12:13:05 AM
Man if the Lakers keep digging they're going to find themselves scrapping to make the playoffs as a bottom two seed. Much tougher playoff race out west than in the east.

What a boobie prize though for a 1/2 seed to get the Lakers though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on January 07, 2013, 06:08:43 AM
Man if the Lakers keep digging they're going to find themselves scrapping to make the playoffs as a bottom two seed. Much tougher playoff race out west than in the east.

What a boobie prize though for a 1/2 seed to get the Lakers though.

Clippers/Lakers in round one would be entertaining.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 07, 2013, 09:34:42 PM
WAS beats OKC tonight :o.

Bradley Beal is coming into his own.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 07, 2013, 10:28:46 PM
WAS beats OKC tonight :o.

Bradley Beal is coming into his own.
I wish teams like Washington would be consistent. It sucks to watch teams lose night in and out only to turn it up when a good team comes into town.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 07, 2013, 10:32:03 PM
WAS beats OKC tonight :o.

Bradley Beal is coming into his own.
he hit a crazy prayer of a bad shot to beat okc.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GrandTheftRondo on January 07, 2013, 10:32:41 PM
The Wizards have beaten both the Heat and OKC this season...very interesting.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on January 07, 2013, 10:53:10 PM
I wish Dwight would learn how to block a shot and direct it in play and to a teammate.

That loose block just cost them a chance at getting to overtime. Passed it straight to Gallo in the corner. Three pointer to kill the game.

Im sure someone could find it but I've heard that Howard has an extremely low percentage of his blocks creating turnovers. He's def more interested in the highlight block as opposed to the bill Russell block
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 07, 2013, 10:54:58 PM
I wish Dwight would learn how to block a shot and direct it in play and to a teammate.

That loose block just cost them a chance at getting to overtime. Passed it straight to Gallo in the corner. Three pointer to kill the game.

Im sure someone could find it but I've heard that Howard has an extremely low percentage of his blocks creating turnovers. He's def more interested in the highlight block as opposed to the bill Russell block

Dwight does it intentionally. He tries to block shots out of bounds on purpose.

Dwight says he does to intimidate people.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 07, 2013, 10:58:06 PM
I wish Dwight would learn how to block a shot and direct it in play and to a teammate.

That loose block just cost them a chance at getting to overtime. Passed it straight to Gallo in the corner. Three pointer to kill the game.

Im sure someone could find it but I've heard that Howard has an extremely low percentage of his blocks creating turnovers. He's def more interested in the highlight block as opposed to the bill Russell block

Dwight does it intentionally. He tries to block shots out of bounds on purpose.

Dwight says he does to intimidate people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFsL4Y8RVA
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 09, 2013, 09:48:23 PM
I almost feel sorry for the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: slamtheking on January 09, 2013, 09:50:33 PM
I almost feel sorry for the Lakers.
sacrilege!  no Laker pity allowed
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:10:07 PM
so.... lakers stink right now..right?

the only sorry I allow myself to feel is for poor Nash.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: cman88 on January 09, 2013, 10:12:14 PM
so.... lakers stink right now..right?

the only sorry I allow myself to feel is for poor Nash.

guy joins the lakers to try and win a championship and they end up playing WORSE than his suns team last year(that couldve been an 8 seed)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:14:22 PM
so.... lakers stink right now..right?

the only sorry I allow myself to feel is for poor Nash.

guy joins the lakers to try and win a championship and they end up playing WORSE than his suns team last year(that couldve been an 8 seed)

I will rephrase
Sorry for old time used to be a binkie Nash
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 09, 2013, 10:19:55 PM
So many technicals....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:20:09 PM
Kobe keeping them alive.

His shoulders still carry some weight
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RebusRankin on January 09, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
I have been a fan of Nash since he was a freshman at SC being that he's a fellow Canadian. When he signed with LA, I felt his citizenship should be revoked.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 09, 2013, 10:23:21 PM
Wow, the Lakers closed in. I wasn't even paying attention with the TV on mute and bam its a one possession game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 09, 2013, 10:23:29 PM
Lakers back in it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:24:02 PM
lol, ugly

Lakers minus 3
and should be minus one if not because artest
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:25:41 PM
World Peace never shoot that much even in Indiana

Jamison and Artest playing Center
and Kobe missed another 3
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:27:17 PM
And Lakers ball 10 seconds to go, 3 points game

Earl Clark 22 points 12 rebounds
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 09, 2013, 10:27:24 PM
Bad basketball by the Spurs in these last few minutes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 09, 2013, 10:29:20 PM
and....

Lakers lose

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 09, 2013, 10:29:49 PM
Watching the Lakers lose is almost as good as watching the Cs win.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 09, 2013, 10:31:06 PM
Manu has always been more clutch than you Kobe.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 10:32:28 PM
Watching the Lakers lose is almost as good as watching the Cs win.

took the words right off my keyboard
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GronkSpike on January 09, 2013, 10:33:09 PM
And that's 3/3!

Things I set out to happen today, C's win, Melo suspension, Lakers loss.

Going to sleep very well.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 10:33:19 PM
and....

Lakers lose


S W  E  E  T !!

Perfect ending to a Celtic WIN ... ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 09, 2013, 10:33:28 PM
Commentators something along the lines of:

"Of course they'd expect the Kobe iso...They could pass it to Meeks...Steve Nash could have the shot...World Peace has been hitting...Earl Clark...Jamison..."

Kobe iso.

lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on January 09, 2013, 10:33:47 PM
so.... lakers stink right now..right?

the only sorry I allow myself to feel is for poor Nash.
nah, not with that haircut.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 09, 2013, 10:34:08 PM
And that's 3/3!

Things I set out to happen today, C's win, Melo suspension, Lakers loss.

Going to sleep very well.


Life is good ..yes!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 10, 2013, 09:51:12 PM
Paul George is becoming THE MAN in Indiana.  He's torching the Knicks right now.

Funny how he comes on when Granger is out?

If we had any chance at getting him (without giving up KG, Pierce, maybe Rondo) I'd be all for it.  The guy is going to be a superstar.  You heard it here first.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 10, 2013, 10:20:47 PM
Paul Pierce and Paul George = Knicks killers.

Something about the name Paul lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 10, 2013, 10:31:21 PM
hahaha lol at knicks playing lost looking ugly. aftermath of the celtics lost.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 10, 2013, 10:57:14 PM
Paul George is becoming THE MAN in Indiana.  He's torching the Knicks right now.

Funny how he comes on when Granger is out?

If we had any chance at getting him (without giving up KG, Pierce, maybe Rondo) I'd be all for it.  The guy is going to be a superstar.  You heard it here first.
I don't think you're the first to think Paul George will be a star.  People have been saying that since the beginning of last year.

24 points, 11 boards, 5 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

Back to back double doubles, 29 and 11 with 1 turnover vs Miami.

Indiana held the Knicks to 76 and Heat to 77, both season lows.  Dangerous playoff team.  I think they should trade Granger and Hibbert and keep the focus on West, George, and Hill.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 10, 2013, 11:05:17 PM
Paul George is becoming THE MAN in Indiana.  He's torching the Knicks right now.

Funny how he comes on when Granger is out?

If we had any chance at getting him (without giving up KG, Pierce, maybe Rondo) I'd be all for it.  The guy is going to be a superstar.  You heard it here first.
I don't think you're the first to think Paul George will be a star.  People have been saying that since the beginning of last year.

24 points, 11 boards, 5 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

Back to back double doubles, 29 and 11 with 1 turnover vs Miami.

Indiana held the Knicks to 76 and Heat to 77, both season lows.  Dangerous playoff team.  I think they should trade Granger and Hibbert and keep the focus on West, George, and Hill.

I know Hibbert has had a few injuries this year, but has anyone else noticed his poor play?

On another note, I like Mahinmi.  He brings great hustle and size.  I doubt we could get him.  He's the kind of guy we need.  Not a flashy name, but rather a guy who can hold the paint for about 15-20 minutes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 10, 2013, 11:17:03 PM
hope OKC kicks the Lakers rear ends.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 10, 2013, 11:24:03 PM
makes me sick when I see ray hit a 3... I also love how hes more aggressive now that hes on the heat, thanks for doing that when you were on the celts those last few years....

oh well, water under the bridge I suppose
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 11, 2013, 12:28:00 AM
Paul George is becoming THE MAN in Indiana.  He's torching the Knicks right now.

Funny how he comes on when Granger is out?

If we had any chance at getting him (without giving up KG, Pierce, maybe Rondo) I'd be all for it.  The guy is going to be a superstar.  You heard it here first.
I don't think you're the first to think Paul George will be a star.  People have been saying that since the beginning of last year.

24 points, 11 boards, 5 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

Back to back double doubles, 29 and 11 with 1 turnover vs Miami.

Indiana held the Knicks to 76 and Heat to 77, both season lows.  Dangerous playoff team.  I think they should trade Granger and Hibbert and keep the focus on West, George, and Hill.

I know Hibbert has had a few injuries this year, but has anyone else noticed his poor play?

On another note, I like Mahinmi.  He brings great hustle and size.  I doubt we could get him.  He's the kind of guy we need.  Not a flashy name, but rather a guy who can hold the paint for about 15-20 minutes.
Same, I was a big fan when he was with Dallas.  They did a great job getting something for Collison, which is good because they weren't getting Hill enough minutes anyway.

They should have held onto Barbosa though.  He destroys Gerald Green and DJ Augustin.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 11, 2013, 12:34:23 AM
Watching the final seconds of the Mavs-Kings game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:10:46 AM
darn.. overtime
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:11:27 AM
Paul George is becoming THE MAN in Indiana.  He's torching the Knicks right now.

Funny how he comes on when Granger is out?

If we had any chance at getting him (without giving up KG, Pierce, maybe Rondo) I'd be all for it.  The guy is going to be a superstar.  You heard it here first.
I don't think you're the first to think Paul George will be a star.  People have been saying that since the beginning of last year.

24 points, 11 boards, 5 assists, 6 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover

Back to back double doubles, 29 and 11 with 1 turnover vs Miami.

Indiana held the Knicks to 76 and Heat to 77, both season lows.  Dangerous playoff team.  I think they should trade Granger and Hibbert and keep the focus on West, George, and Hill.

I know Hibbert has had a few injuries this year, but has anyone else noticed his poor play?

On another note, I like Mahinmi.  He brings great hustle and size.  I doubt we could get him.  He's the kind of guy we need.  Not a flashy name, but rather a guy who can hold the paint for about 15-20 minutes.
Same, I was a big fan when he was with Dallas.  They did a great job getting something for Collison, which is good because they weren't getting Hill enough minutes anyway.

They should have held onto Barbosa though.  He destroys Gerald Green and DJ Augustin.

I like Mahinmi too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:15:07 AM
LETS GO PORTLAND!1
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 11, 2013, 01:16:51 AM
What a comeback win for the Blazers!!! Great night for basketball!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fitzhickey on January 11, 2013, 01:17:22 AM
Charmers missed the open 3 to win the game, proof there is a god
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:18:24 AM
Lets make Harden wait for the bus tomorrow!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 11, 2013, 01:19:39 AM
Good games!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on January 11, 2013, 01:19:59 AM
I really like that young Blazers team.  Nic Batum is one of my favorite non-Celtics.   Great win for them. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 11, 2013, 01:23:26 AM
hope OKC kicks the Lakers rear ends.
I'll be watching the game with my neighbor... who's a Laker fan.

Told him I'd try to pick up a Westbrook jersey somewhere :]

I *have* to respect him btw - he bought a basketball signed by Bird and Magic, and lent me "When the Game was Ours".

Also, he's a team-mate of mine in two of the comps I play in ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:36:17 AM
good luck K

btw
to see this is beyond sweet

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Eastern   W   L   PCT   GB   CONF   DIV   HOME   ROAD   L 10   STREAK
Miami      L 2
New York   L 2
Atlanta   20   L 4
Chicago   19   L 1
Boston   18   W 4

props to brooklyn and Indiana W4 and W3


p.s.L.A. Lakers   L 5
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 11, 2013, 01:36:23 AM
Lets make Harden wait for the bus tomorrow!!!

 ;D
I can't wait to see Bradley sick him like a dog on all-fours.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 11, 2013, 01:43:26 AM
BTW the Heat loss with Judas doing everything he can to help Portland win was nice... :-X ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 11, 2013, 01:45:26 AM
good luck K

btw
to see this is beyond sweet

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Eastern   W   L   PCT   GB   CONF   DIV   HOME   ROAD   L 10   STREAK
Miami      L 2
New York   L 2
Atlanta   20   L 4
Chicago   19   L 1
Boston   18   W 4

props to brooklyn and Indiana W4 and W3


p.s.L.A. Lakers   L 5

its...beautiful
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 01:45:58 AM
BTW the Heat loss with Judas doing everything he can to help Portland win was nice... :-X ;D

15 by bronnie  got to love Batum.
Green have to watch the tape.....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 11, 2013, 01:49:34 AM
BTW the Heat loss with Judas doing everything he can to help Portland win was nice... :-X ;D

15 by bronnie  got to love Batum.
Green have to watch the tape.....
Yes, Jeff is long too even though he's not raw or super young I think he can and is still getting on better on that end
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 02:03:31 AM
BTW the Heat loss with Judas doing everything he can to help Portland win was nice... :-X ;D

15 by bronnie  got to love Batum.
Green have to watch the tape.....
Yes, Jeff is long too even though he's not raw or super young I think he can and is still getting on better on that end

Also, depth will kill Bronies season, Allen and Miller play the same
Like Cole and Chalmers.
Lewis is a ghost
Anthony =Collins
so theyre 7 men even if you give Bron a x3
theyre Elite but not invinvible or balanced like when they have battier and Miller on different positions
somtime the league will catch on Point Foward stuff
my hopes.......
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 11, 2013, 02:24:05 AM
btw
to see this is beyond sweet

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Eastern   W   L   PCT   GB   CONF   DIV   HOME   ROAD   L 10   STREAK
Miami      L 2
New York   L 2
Atlanta   20   L 4
Chicago   19   L 1
Boston   18   W 4

props to brooklyn and Indiana W4 and W3


p.s.L.A. Lakers   L 5
TP Fountain. AWESOME.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:28:51 PM
Lovely basket and-one for Rudy Gay.

Gay posted up Kawhi Leonard (big strong defensive minded SF) on the right block. San Antonio so scared off that sequence they run a double with Danny Green (big strong defensive minded SG) at Rudy Gay from weakside. Rudy spins middle into the double before Green could get in good position, draws the contact from the help defender, gets the foul and still finishes with the turnaround jumper. 

Impressive to see San Antonio so scared of Kawhi trying to defend Gay one-on-one on the box + Gay still able to finish in difficult circumstances.

Rudy Gay has become such a strong post-up threat over the last few years.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:33:36 PM
Memphis physically overwhelming San Antonio. Spurs struggling to deal with their combination of interior power and perimeter quickness.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:38:51 PM
Bayless isn't getting anything done defensively against Tony Parker. Amazing how much more comfortable Parker looks against Bayless than Conley.

Good timeout by Lionel Hollins. Spurs have built up a nice head of steam here. Good game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:47:03 PM
Tiago Splitter doing a great job on Z-Bo in the post defensively.

I have no idea why Popovich wouldn't go to that matchup defensively two years ago in the playoffs. Well, I do (offensive reasons), but is still jaw-droppingly bad that Pop wouldn't use Splitter against Z-Bo.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:50:05 PM
Memphis' starting unit looked the stronger side but San Antonio looking stronger and stronger as the bench guys come in for both teams.

Grizzlies don't have enough juice coming off the bench.

Although, in the playoffs, Memphis will probably ride their starters for 40+ minutes a night and be better off then than they are right now in a regular season game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 09:56:20 PM
I like this Bonner vs D.Arthur matchup for San Antonio.

I think Bonner can really open things up for San Antonio's offense here with his floor spacing. Let San Antonio's dribble penetration and pick and roll play take advantage of M.Gasol's slow feet / limited mobility.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 11, 2013, 10:04:03 PM
celts 5 in a row, knicks falling apart. its beautiful
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:06:59 PM
I love the Grizzlies size, quickness and defensive pressure on the perimeter. Especially when they have Darell Arthur out there to help and trap. Their only big man who can do that well.

San Antonio struggling with the athleticism of Conley, TA and Gay.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GronkSpike on January 11, 2013, 10:09:46 PM
celts 5 in a row, knicks falling apart. its beautiful
And lets not forget the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:13:47 PM
I don't like Pop coming back with Splitter here.

San Antonio needs to get away from this smaller quicker lineup with D.Arthur out there alongside Z-Bo at center. It's causing the Spurs too many problems.

I'd like to see Pop bring Bonner back. Spread out the floor. Let Parker and Manu attack off the dribble and Duncan attack Z-Bo in the post and in the pick and roll. Bonner will make it harder for Memphis to play such aggressive help defense. Arthur isn't good enough offensively to punish Bonner's weak defense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 11, 2013, 10:14:55 PM
anthony 9-24, too much cheerios perhaps? ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:18:31 PM
Ohh, risky pass by Tony. Out of control there. Near turnover. Great job by Z-Bo to keep moving and get open for him for that layup.

Grizzlies defense driving their offense right now. Two stops, two fastbreak bucks, tie game at 87 with 1:30 to play. Another stop. Long jumper from top of the key from D.Arthur. Grizzlies lead. Duncan responds with a jumper of his own. Arthur strikes right back. 34 seconds to play. Grizzlies up 2.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:21:27 PM
If you aren't watching Spurs vs Grizzlies right now, you're missing out on a beautiful game of basketball. Tune in.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:24:27 PM
Darrel Arthur has been absolutely huge for Memphis in the 4th quarter.

His defensive quickness has been key. Two big jumpers late in the fourth. Came up with the huge rebound there to trigger that fastbreak hoop for Tony Allen. Grizzlies up 4 with 17 seconds left.

I still think Pop should have gone back to Bonner to negate Arthur and open up their offense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on January 11, 2013, 10:25:49 PM
the Grizzlies better not trade Gay or Randolph this year. They are legit contenders.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:27:12 PM
Missed them both.

I hope this game goes to OT. Both teams are fun to watch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:28:23 PM
Timmy with a missed 3? :D

That should be the end.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:30:10 PM
Stephen Jackson is a cold blooded shooter in the clutch. Always feel like he is going to make those big shots when he takes them. Fearless. A leader. Loves pressure. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:30:38 PM
Holy crap!!

I spoke too soon...but got my wish.  :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:31:19 PM
Oh my! Tony Parker with the three to force overtime!

Rudy!? What have you done! Those missed free throws ...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:32:12 PM
I think the Grizzlies small-ball lineup may have run out of gas.

Arthur has been on the floor a long time without getting a rest. With T.Splitter fouled out, I'd like to see Memphis go big here and bring Marc Gasol back in the game. Play through Gasol and Z-Bo in the post.

Maybe bring in Wayne Ellington too for TA to spread the floor. Play through the post.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:38:30 PM
Spacing is bad for Memphis offensively right now. Tired legs.

An extra shooter could really help them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:39:13 PM
I think the Grizzlies small-ball lineup may have run out of gas.

Looks like Spurs have too.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:42:06 PM
Excellent backdoor cut by Manu Ginobili. Took advantage of W.Ellington's weak defense.

Excellent block by Rudy Gay to deny Manu the hoop. No goaltend. Gay has had a couple of big rebounds late in the fourth / overtime too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:44:15 PM
I love that dribble drive and pull up jumper at the elbow move. I wish more players took that shot. Ray Allen was fantastic at that earlier in his career. Big play by Rudy Gay.

Ohh, huge transition hoop. TA to D.Arthur for the slam. Memphis back in control.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:46:20 PM
Speights is superfluous for Memphis' needs. They need D.Arthur. His defense and quickness is so important alongside plodders like Z-Bo and M.Gasol. Gives Memphis such a different weapon.

They should try and dump Speights to get below the luxury tax threshold. His contract is right around the figure they are over the LTT.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:46:31 PM
Another buzzer beater?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:47:44 PM
I don't understand why Jackson isn't on the floor for San Antonio. I think he should be on the court whenever San Antonio need a big shot in a situation like this.

I don't trust Danny Green to make a shot here if it comes down to him taking the shot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:48:58 PM
Nice win for Memphis.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 10:50:27 PM
On to OKC vs LA.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:50:27 PM
I don't know why Manu took that heaved three falling out of bounds while double teamed about five feet behind the three point line off the catch while off balance. Ridiculous attempt.

The Spurs had over three seconds on the clock. More than enough time for Manu to take a dribble and either look for a better shot or make a pass to an open teammate. Terrible decision by Manu.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 10:58:55 PM
I think this is LA's best lineup with Dwight and Pau out.

PG - Nash
SG - Kobe
SF - Clark
PF - Jamison
C  - Artest

I like how Scotty Brooks has responded by going small with Durant at power forward alongside Thabo and Kevin Martin on the wings with Westrbook at the point. Collison in there now for Perkins. Better. Perfect.

Very good coaching by both guys. Brooks just has more weapons at his disposal.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 11:07:00 PM
Brooks took too much offense on the floor by putting a second big man out there and removing Durant + Westbrook at the same time.

Too much pressure on Kevin Martin. Not enough scoring elsewhere.

Lakers lineup has far too much firepower for this Thunder lineup to handle them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 11:07:01 PM
WTH Thunder!? 11-0 run by the Fakers >:(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 11, 2013, 11:15:07 PM
Clark looking like a lotto pick.  Some great plays.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 11:15:16 PM
Lakers switching too easily on that Durant pick and roll with Clark (Durant) and Jamison (big).

Cannot afford to let Jamison pretend to play defense on Durant. Gotta hustle back to your man there and let Jamison recover to his big man.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: __34__ on January 11, 2013, 11:21:56 PM
Earl Clark looking like Ariza circa 08-09 for the Lakers
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 11, 2013, 11:23:45 PM
Put Durant at the 4 to match up against Artest, Brooks. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 11, 2013, 11:25:52 PM
score? and be calmed

see tide turns...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 11:25:58 PM
I like Nick Collison. Plays hard all the time. Rebounds and knows how to pass.

Would love to him on our team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 11, 2013, 11:26:51 PM
Westbrook such a dumb basketball player.  Seems to work for him though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 11, 2013, 11:27:15 PM
nice game so far nash getting exposed.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 11:28:14 PM
Westbrook such a dumb basketball player.  Seems to work for him though.

Why do you think he is dumb?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 11, 2013, 11:32:17 PM
Beautiful bounce pass (Nash) and cut (Kobe) for the hoop.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 11, 2013, 11:32:59 PM
Westbrook such a dumb basketball player.  Seems to work for him though.

Why do you think he is dumb?

Some of the shots he takes.  Posting up the bigger Kobe. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 11:34:11 PM
Jordan Hill out for the season. Lakers injury woes continue.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: craigsagersuit on January 11, 2013, 11:35:21 PM
Jordan Hill out for the season. Lakers injury woes continue.

have we passed the celtics curse to the Lakers??
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 11, 2013, 11:40:30 PM
[dang] durant is killing them fakers
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 11, 2013, 11:43:15 PM
Jordan Hill out for the season. Lakers injury woes continue.

have we passed the celtics curse to the Lakers??

For a few seconds, I felt sorry for them. Just a few.

Their 2010 championship will always have an asterisk in my mind. Perk's injury cost us big time.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 12:12:13 AM
Just woke up - WOW.

Lakers gettting their purp and gold behinds handed to them, and BOS won?

Super!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 12, 2013, 12:15:18 AM
Jordan Hill out for the season. Lakers injury woes continue.

have we passed the celtics curse to the Lakers??

For a few seconds, I felt sorry for them.

felt that way myself for a NANO SECOND..

but .............NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 12:16:37 AM
I'd love to see Kobe get so disgruntled with this season that he starts calling out/blaming Dwight after every loss and Dwight walks away at the end of the season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 12:24:01 AM
Lakers getting booed at Staples. Awesome!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 12:45:12 AM
How about those Warriors??

About the "sneakiest" 22-12 (soon to be 23-12) NBA team out there.

And they are the Real Deal.

They went 7-1 during a trip out East...they've beaten MIA in MIA.

Curry, Klay and maybe Harrison Barnes could perhaps be the next coming of RUN TMC lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyFuoo0kXzw

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 12, 2013, 12:48:48 AM
I can't believe the Lakers' head coach is still insisting on running his style offense for a team that clearly not able to execute.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 12:49:52 AM
Damian Lillard is the Absolute Truth...37 pts in the GSW-POR game.

R.O.Y.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 12:55:05 AM
Mike Brown must be laughing his ass off right now.

Doc should try to hire him as an assistant, if possible. He is good at defense. Scott Skiles is another one.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 12:59:55 AM
And BOS's win tonight makes us only 5 games out of 1st place in the East, believe it or not.

http://espn.go.com/nba/standings

We are 7th seed.

We are streaking right now..NY (2nd Seed) is losing ground and only 4 games in front of us.

MIA (1st seed) is inconsistent and with the Chris Anderson rumors, they obviously believe they have some Big man weaknesses.

We've recently beaten Indy and ATL (3rd and 4th seeds).

We've beaten BKN just on Christmas day (6th seed).

1st place may be a stretch in the East - but 2nd seed is definitely there for the taking.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 01:02:10 AM
Mike Brown must be laughing his ass off right now.

Doc should try to hire him as an assistant, if possible. He is good at defense. Scott Skiles is another one.

I wouldn't mind either of those two in BOS.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 01:03:04 AM
Lakers lose convincingly.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 01:03:47 AM
Mike Brown must be laughing his ass off right now.

Doc should try to hire him as an assistant, if possible. He is good at defense. Scott Skiles is another one.

I wouldn't mind either of those two in BOS.

Yes, either one would make a nice Thibs replacement.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 01:13:48 AM
And I'm starting to believe that perhaps the Lakers COULD miss the playoffs, LOL.

They are 5 games out of the 8th spot (POR), and with the recent spate of injuries they could lose even more ground.

I don't see POR keeping up their pace (8th seed), but HOU won't lose much ground.

The door could very well be closing in Laker Land. And Dwight is leaving if the Lakers don't win a title this year - no matter what he says.

Mark Cuban will probably get his next big man. He and Dirk will look good together next year.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 01:13:52 AM
I like reading the comments on SSnR after every Lakers loss (I don't troll, just lurk). Some of the comments are genuinely funny. ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 01:16:30 AM
I like reading the comments on SSnR after every Lakers loss (I don't troll, just lurk). Some of the comments are genuinely funny. ;D

I'm sure they are.

Laker fans are, for the first time in quite a while, having to deal with a rash of injuries and reality.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 12, 2013, 02:58:40 AM
I like reading the comments on SSnR after every Lakers loss (I don't troll, just lurk). Some of the comments are genuinely funny. ;D
I like to do this in the morning before I go to work. Same exact thing. Just read through all the comments while on the train.

All smiles :]
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 12, 2013, 03:23:22 AM
Damian Lillard is the Absolute Truth...37 pts in the GSW-POR game.

R.O.Y.

What?  Pretty sure Paul Pierce is the Truth.  Not sure who this rookie is.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 12, 2013, 04:35:55 AM
Damian Lillard is the Absolute Truth...37 pts in the GSW-POR game.

R.O.Y.

What?  Pretty sure Paul Pierce is the Truth.  Not sure who this rookie is.

Sorry, My Captain :).

Damian Lillard is the Absolute Fact, Reality, Legitimacy..
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 12, 2013, 05:23:12 AM
Damian Lillard is the Absolute Truth...37 pts in the GSW-POR game.

R.O.Y.

What?  Pretty sure Paul Pierce is the Truth.  Not sure who this rookie is.

Sorry, My Captain :).

Damian Lillard is the Absolute Fact, Reality, Legitimacy..
I dig that. Damian Lillard is the Legitimacy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RebusRankin on January 12, 2013, 12:31:15 PM
On Lakers fans. I imagine them crying this year and the fans of other teams licking up the tears ala Eric Cartman.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on January 12, 2013, 12:35:34 PM
I like reading the comments on SSnR after every Lakers loss (I don't troll, just lurk). Some of the comments are genuinely funny. ;D

please link
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 02:06:26 PM
I like reading the comments on SSnR after every Lakers loss (I don't troll, just lurk). Some of the comments are genuinely funny. ;D

please link

I'll try to remember to copy-paste them next time.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 12, 2013, 02:07:30 PM
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Only 2 teams haven't won in 2013: Dwight Howard's old team and his new team

@RoyceWebb

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on January 12, 2013, 04:32:11 PM
The Clips are fun to watch. You almost forget how much they have sucked over the years.

ORL 49 LAC 57 HT
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on January 12, 2013, 06:05:45 PM
I've got to tip my hat to Orlando, they fought for it. Nice win for them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ACF on January 12, 2013, 06:08:37 PM

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Only 2 1 teams haven't hasn't won in 2013: Dwight Howard's old team and his new team

 8)


Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 13, 2013, 12:22:15 AM
Miami sure likes to run up the score.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on January 13, 2013, 12:32:22 AM
Don't look now, but the Wizards could become a pain in the butt as these team grows up a little bit. 

They have a lot of the pieces you'd want in a good team:  a dynamic PG (Wall), a scoring wing (Beal), a pile of wing defenders (Ariza, Singleton, Webster), and a rim-protecting center (Okafor).  Jordan Crawford could be solid as a gunner off the bench if he works on his shot selection.  They need a complementary guy who can score in the paint (Nene could be that piece if he gets healthy).  Seraphin is a wild card project who could turn into a good player for them in the future.

A lot of reasons to like their potential for the future.  Maybe they're starting to turn that franchise around a little bit.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 13, 2013, 01:44:07 AM

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Only 2 1 teams haven't hasn't won in 2013: Dwight Howard's old team and his new team

 8)

I missed that game. But this means thus far only the Lakers are without a W in 2013.


Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:24:49 PM
Hawks took till late in the fourth to break 50 points.

Wow and its a nationally televised game lol.

3-7 over their last 10 games, with losses to Detroit/Cleveland/Washington. Most of the games were on the road but still that's an ugly stretch of games.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: AB_Celtic on January 14, 2013, 10:24:58 PM
The Bulls just DESTROYED the Hawks 97-58. Wow.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 10:25:33 PM
What a beating Chicago put on Atlanta. Poor guys couldn't make a shot to save their lives.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:26:29 PM
Oh and the Hawks get the Nets who've won 6 in a row like Boston the next two games in a home and home stretch and the Spurs after that.

Hawks could be down to the 8th seed after those three games.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 14, 2013, 10:29:40 PM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 14, 2013, 10:33:05 PM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.

Heat getting destroyed is fun enough for me.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 14, 2013, 10:33:36 PM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.

You don't like watching the Heat getting their butts beat?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 14, 2013, 10:35:48 PM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.

Heat getting destroyed is fun enough for me.
As of right now the box score says that only Rashad Lewis has scored for the Heat bench. I hate the fact that the Heat can just coast by having Lebron and Wade.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 10:36:43 PM
I'd watch the Heat getting beat.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on January 14, 2013, 10:41:23 PM
Big Al is just destroying the Heat... I love it!! ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 11:04:44 PM
They trimmed the lead to single digit.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on January 14, 2013, 11:13:40 PM
Well that blowout potential lead didn't last for Utah.
 Now Miami is right in the game to take it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 11:16:08 PM
It's a game now. Let's see how the Jazz hold up.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on January 14, 2013, 11:24:54 PM
Wade benched entire fourth. Bosh played like thirty seconds. James played whole fourth.

Miami Lebrons?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 14, 2013, 11:27:11 PM
They held up well enough to win. Good.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on January 14, 2013, 11:27:27 PM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.

Heat getting destroyed is fun enough for me.
As of right now the box score says that only Rashad Lewis has scored for the Heat bench. I hate the fact that the Heat can just coast by having Lebron and Wade.

Wade looks like garbage. The jazz commentators were saying he just doesn't look right. Harpring said he believes he has just simply lost a step. For whatever reason he is not the same player at the moment.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on January 14, 2013, 11:33:57 PM
Wade looks like garbage. The jazz commentators were saying he just doesn't look right. Harpring said he believes he has just simply lost a step. For whatever reason he is not the same player at the moment.

Bad news for the league. It means more dirty fouls, cheap shots and dislocated elbows. ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 15, 2013, 01:28:10 AM
Man none of the games I wanted to watch are turning out as fun watches.

The C's let up and made the Bobcats game far to close to being a contest, Memphis got blown out even without CP3 by the Clippers, the Hawks got destroyed, and the Heat look to be out of it too. I guess I'll watch the Jazz/Heat game and see if they can make it fun late.

Heat getting destroyed is fun enough for me.
As of right now the box score says that only Rashad Lewis has scored for the Heat bench. I hate the fact that the Heat can just coast by having Lebron and Wade.

Wade looks like garbage. The jazz commentators were saying he just doesn't look right. Harpring said he believes he has just simply lost a step. For whatever reason he is not the same player at the moment.
when do we play the Heat? I can't wait to sick Bradley on Wade/Allen :P
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 15, 2013, 02:27:06 AM
Gordon Hayward was good.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 15, 2013, 06:51:36 AM
Gordon Hayward was good.

Sure was...especially with his crossover of Ray Allen there at the end.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 15, 2013, 05:52:24 PM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 15, 2013, 06:09:30 PM
Gordon Hayward was good.

Sure was...especially with his crossover of Ray Allen there at the end.
the stepback dagger leaving Ray on his heels was awesome 8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 15, 2013, 06:21:27 PM
Really excited for the Nuggets-Blazers game tonight.  Great matchups across the board.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 15, 2013, 09:02:34 PM
Raptors/Nets

Go Raptors!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 15, 2013, 09:16:39 PM
Hornets did well over Philly. Pacers leading the Bulls at the moment. Catch up Raptors!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Mazingerz on January 15, 2013, 09:19:18 PM
Grieves Vasquez is a good playmaker for the Hornets. This makes Gordon a two guard in their lineup.

BTW, Go Raptors! Go Houston!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 09:19:29 PM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.

It'll be interesting to see how Larry Sanders deals with Dwight Howard defensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 15, 2013, 09:36:35 PM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.

It'll be interesting to see how Larry Sanders deals with Dwight Howard defensively.

If Dwight were completely healthy, which he hasn't been all season, then I don't think Sanders could deal with him.

But now? Plus add in the fact that Sanders has improved and is playing with confidence?

Lakers will have a load on their hands up front.

Add in John Henson's play here lately and it could be tough going for the Lakers tonight. Sanders and Henson, while both rather thin - are extremely long and athletic.

Sanders doesn't mind banging, either...hopefully, the refs will let them play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 15, 2013, 09:54:01 PM
Wow Faried is a monster.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 15, 2013, 10:36:15 PM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.
Beat LA  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 10:45:11 PM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.

It'll be interesting to see how Larry Sanders deals with Dwight Howard defensively.

If Dwight were completely healthy, which he hasn't been all season, then I don't think Sanders could deal with him.

But now? Plus add in the fact that Sanders has improved and is playing with confidence?

Lakers will have a load on their hands up front.

Add in John Henson's play here lately and it could be tough going for the Lakers tonight. Sanders and Henson, while both rather thin - are extremely long and athletic.

Sanders doesn't mind banging, either...hopefully, the refs will let them play.

Dwight doesn't need to be fully healthy for me.

I am only interested in seeing how Sanders handles Dwight's physicality in the paint. Whether Sanders can defend him one-on-one and whether he can box Dwight out. Or if Dwight will just push him out of the way whenever he wants to and get easy hoop and offensive rebounds.

I am not interested in what Sanders does on the other end ... this matchup is interesting to me just as a gauge for where Sanders is as both a defender / rebounder as a starting center.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 10:53:01 PM
I think Milwaukee should go with Przybilla against Dwight rather than Udoh.

Udoh is too small defensively. Weak rebounder.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 15, 2013, 11:01:34 PM
Lakers up by 11 with a fast start but this lead will probably vanish by halftime. They usually start hot and let teams back in.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 11:07:13 PM
I don't understand. Why are none of  Kobe, Nash or Dwight on the floor? Why rest them all at the same time? Does D'Antoni not understand how bad his bench is? And the Lakers wonder where their lead went to. Terrible coaching.

PG: D.Morris
SG: Duhon
SF: E.Clark
PF: Jamison
C:  Sacre

16-6 run by Milwaukee now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 11:22:11 PM
I really do hate D'Antoni. One dimensional and thoroughly mediocre head coach.

What a waste.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 15, 2013, 11:56:44 PM
I really do hate D'Antoni. One dimensional and thoroughly mediocre head coach.

What a waste.
I saw that lineup earlier pretty stupid
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 15, 2013, 11:59:32 PM
That was a beautiful block by L.Sanders on Kobe's baseline drive and dunk attempt.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 16, 2013, 12:05:04 AM
The Bucks are struggling getting to the paint with Dwight in there lots of jumpers
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 16, 2013, 12:11:27 AM
Dwight looks winded. Incomplete efforts on defense last couple of possessions.

D'Antoni needs to give him a breather.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 16, 2013, 12:15:12 AM
Bucks playing out of control but are still within striking distance, keep it within 6-8 and they got a shot w/ their shooters
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 16, 2013, 12:17:16 AM
If they don't get Kobe out he's going to shoot them out of the game, he looks gassed as well lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 16, 2013, 12:17:43 AM
This Kobe iso ball against Mbah a Moute while surrounded by a bunch of third string quality teammates is very ugly to watch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 16, 2013, 12:28:28 AM
Dwight Howard has been fantastic for LA tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 16, 2013, 12:29:29 AM
How did the C's lose 3 times to this Bucks team? smh
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 16, 2013, 12:39:07 AM
Dwight Howard has been fantastic for LA tonight.

Howard is starting to look healthy and engaged.  Doesn't hurt Gasol is out of his way (for) now.

Lakers need to trade Gasol for a better fitting PF.  Too bad for LA they owe Pau more money than any other team would be interested in taking on even if they are willing to part with decent talent.

I've been thoroughly enjoying the Lakers troubles this season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 16, 2013, 12:40:23 AM
How did the C's lose 3 times to this Bucks team? smh

Milwaukee had the good fortune of playing the C's during the sand bagging part of the C's schedule.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 16, 2013, 12:59:00 AM
How did the C's lose 3 times to this Bucks team? smh

Milwaukee had the good fortune of playing the C's during the sand bagging part of the C's schedule.
true that. they played us before 2013 AB.lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on January 16, 2013, 02:31:47 AM
Looking forward to the MIL-LA game. Lakers have had trouble with faster, athletic teams this season - and MIL fits the bill.

Lakers lose tonight, and then they have MIA coming to town on Thur. I'm cheering for MIA in that game.

If the Lakers lose tonight and Thur, they are in even more serious trouble than they are now.

For the sakes of the Eastern Conference standings, I'm gonna cheer for the Lakers in that game. Then again, it's a win/win situation for the Celtics regardless of the results!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 02:24:04 AM
Wow, LeBron James broke two milestones against the Warriors. He broke the 20,000 point barrier (youngest ever) but even more impressively the 5,000 assist barrier. That assist total is an incredible achievement for a non-PG.

Only 8 players, non-point guards, have gotten past that 5,000 assist threshold. A pair two guards with Michael Jordan (6th) and Clyde Drexler (2nd). Three small forwards with Pippen (1st), Havlicek (3rd) and Bird (4th). And three bigs with Kareem (5th, tops amongst bigs), K.Malone (7th) and Garnett (8th).

Scottie Pippen is the All-Time leader with 6,135 assists (just 10 more than Drexler and 21 ahead of Hondo, about 500 ahead of Bird in 4th) ... so think about it, LeBron should pass Pippen by sometime in the next two years (550-600 assists per year for LeBron) and become the All-Time leader in assists amongst non-point guards. That is an incredible achievement so early in one's career.

LeBron just turned 28 two-three weeks ago. LeBron is still only around the midway point in his career (if he can stay healthy).

And he is already past that 5,000 assist total. And looks set to become top man amongst non-PGs in two years. Incredible.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on January 17, 2013, 02:47:58 AM
So much for the win streak. Then again, there's still a lot of the season left.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 03:18:12 PM
Nice. Early game between Knicks and Pistons. In London apparently.

Iman Shumpert is back for the Knicks after a long layoff. Copeland and Shumpert starting on the perimeter alongside Melo and Kidd. Tyson in the middle.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 03:21:48 PM
That Maxiell vs Copeland matchup looks problematic for Detroit. Maxiell can't cover Copeland out there on the perimeter. Detroit's team defense looks uncomfortable.

I think they should go small and matchup against New York.

Bring on Jerebko and go with three forwards (Singler, Prince and Jerebko) or go smaller again with Stuckey in the backcourt (against Shumpert) and have Singler defend Copeland.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 04:04:34 PM
I would be interested to see Will Bynum start the second half instead of Brandon Knight.

It was very frustrating to watch how reluctant B.Knight was to look for dribble penetration in the first quarter. He has a slow footed defender guarding him in Jason Kidd. Is an elite athlete himself. And doesn't look to drive aggressively.

Knight is still too passive offensively. Falls in love with those long jump-shots. Doesn't create enough for his teammates ... also, an aside, someone needs to draw Tyson Chandler on help defense and get Monroe touches on the move. Too much one-on-one for Monroe. Use Monroe's mobility in the halfcourt. Find him on the move.

Will Bynum is a very aggressive player on dribble penetration and will attack Kidd relentlessly. I think Bynum can get a lot of joy there for Detroit. Lead the charge for a possible (big) comeback in the second half.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 04:46:59 PM
Detroit is crying out for someone who can draw a double team.

Their offense is so depressing. Everything is done in front of a set defense. Lots of one-on-one play and difficult contested shot attempts.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 04:55:18 PM
Hey, there we go. In comes W.Bynum and Detroit makes a run. Knicks lead down to 8 points after being around 15-16 points for most of the third.

New York should respond by bringing in Prigioni to defend W.Bynum. Jason Kidd can't cover him. They can put an end to this run quickly with Prigioni.

A steal and fastbreak created by Bynum. Tayshaun jumper. 7 point game. Go Bynum!

Edit: Another bucket for Bynum taking it to the rim. 5 point game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 04:58:18 PM
New York should respond by bringing in Prigioni to defend W.Bynum. Jason Kidd can't cover him. They can put an end to this run quickly with Prigioni.
Here comes Woodson with Prigioni. Good substitution. Only about 4 minutes late and it cost New York 11 points of that 16 point lead.

Bad coaching. Woodson's fault. Wrong lineup / defensive matchups.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 05:08:58 PM
C:  Amare
PF: Novak
SF: Melo
SG: JR Smith
PG: Jason Kidd

The Knicks best offensive combination two through five with Raymond Felton out. They should replace Kidd with Prigioni to start the fourth if he is ready after taking that elbow to the face. To defend Bynum. 

Bad offensive execution by Will Bynum on about 4-5 possessions to end the period. Wasn't aggressive enough attacking Kidd. Gave up the ball too readily. Plus, there was that terrible turnover on Detroit's final possessions.

New York stretch their lead back to 12 (75-63) after Detroit cut it close.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 17, 2013, 05:21:09 PM
Stuckey and Villanueva giving Detroit nothing. Gotta get them off the floor.

Let Brandon Knight play as a two guard alongside Bynum. See if he can get going as a spot up shooter and secondary ball-handler. He played badly as the PG but he might be able to get off after moving off the ball and playing off of W.Bynum.

Play Tayshaun and Singler as forwards alongside Monroe or Drummond at center with W.Bynum and B.Knight in the backourt. Go with Jerebko while Prince gets a breather here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on January 17, 2013, 08:31:05 PM
Wish I could give some counter-posting, but I know jack about the Pistons, and agree with your opinions on the Knicks... and am not watching the game ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 17, 2013, 10:47:13 PM
This is gonna be a bloodbath.  :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 10:59:05 PM
Gotta love that Bosh is scared to guard Dwight.  Didn't take Haslem long to pick up 2 fouls.  Can't put a PF on Dwight.

If only Bosh was a man, Battier should really be starting this game.  Allow him or James to help off of Earl Clark.  Now they have to go small when Gasol comes in off the bench, PLUS Haslem will be in foul trouble the whole game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 17, 2013, 10:59:34 PM
Miami so much less daunting with Haslem in place of Battier.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 17, 2013, 11:05:03 PM
Have the Heat hit anything outside of 5 feet?  And still leading. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 17, 2013, 11:06:18 PM
Have the Heat hit anything outside of 5 feet?  And still leading.
funny LA has 7 TO and game is tied.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 17, 2013, 11:08:07 PM
Have the Heat hit anything outside of 5 feet?  And still leading.

Miami taking too many jumpers instead of attacking a bad defensive team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 11:14:24 PM
Have the Heat hit anything outside of 5 feet?  And still leading.

Miami taking too many jumpers instead of attacking a bad defensive team.
They don't have to if LeBron keeps getting dunks off turnovers with absolutely no defense near him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 11:16:11 PM
Give Gasol five minutes on the court without Kobe and he's the leading scorer. 

Lakers might have something bringing him off the bench.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 17, 2013, 11:19:35 PM
I think the Heat have still yet to hit outside of 5 feet.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 17, 2013, 11:20:55 PM
Give Gasol five minutes on the court without Kobe and he's the leading scorer. 

Lakers might have something bringing him off the bench.

I still feel the Lakers have quite a bit more potential than they have shown thus far this season.

Poor coaching (among other issues) has plagued this team over the last season and a half.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 17, 2013, 11:21:49 PM
Sure has been some ugly basketball between LA/Mia tonight
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 17, 2013, 11:21:53 PM
This is some bad basketball. Anyone seen Bosh?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 11:23:26 PM
Heat have 33 points.  5 FTs, 26 points in the paint.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 17, 2013, 11:24:20 PM
Heat have 33 points.  5 FTs, 26 points in the paint.
they are surviving on transition scoring atm
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 11:25:00 PM
This is some bad basketball. Anyone seen Bosh?
Look wherever Dwight isn't.  He wants absolutely no part of him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 17, 2013, 11:25:17 PM
Heat have 33 points.  5 FTs, 26 points in the paint.

odd stat line if there ever was one
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 17, 2013, 11:25:23 PM
Amazing the difference for Gasol at the five.

That and fresh legs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: snively on January 17, 2013, 11:27:49 PM
Amazing the difference for Gasol at the five.

That and fresh legs.

Love how quick he moved into the shot when Battier was on him.

Needs to get off this Laker squad.  Too good to be a sub-20 minute back-up.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 17, 2013, 11:28:07 PM
Amazing the difference for Gasol at the five.

That and fresh legs.

Gasol ain't no PF anymore.  Too slow.

Good thing the C's have no way to trade for him (realistically) as I'm not not sold he'd be a great fit with KG.  Neither have much left in the quickness or leaping department.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 17, 2013, 11:30:18 PM
Amazing the difference for Gasol at the five.

That and fresh legs.

Gasol ain't no PF anymore.  Too slow.

Good thing the C's have no way to trade for him (realistically) as I'm not not sold he'd be a great fit with KG.  Neither have much left in the quickness or leaping department.
theyd be fine.

Gasols defense (and Garnett's is good not great)  is okay at the 4 it's his offense that suffers.

KG could space ate floor and give him the paint like he does for the cs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 17, 2013, 11:31:23 PM
Aiiiiiiiiiiiiir balllllllllllllll.

Ray's been guarding you for 17 years, he ain't falling for that jab step.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 17, 2013, 11:33:42 PM
Aiiiiiiiiiiiiir balllllllllllllll.

Ray's been guarding you for 17 years, he ain't falling for that jab step.
ray always did a good job on Kobe everywhere but the post. Disciplined approach within the scheme.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on January 17, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
Wish there was a way both could lose
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 17, 2013, 11:35:38 PM
Amazing the difference for Gasol at the five.

That and fresh legs.

Gasol ain't no PF anymore.  Too slow.

Good thing the C's have no way to trade for him (realistically) as I'm not not sold he'd be a great fit with KG.  Neither have much left in the quickness or leaping department.
theyd be fine.

Gasols defense (and Garnett's is good not great)  is okay at the 4 it's his offense that suffers.

KG could space ate floor and give him the paint like he does for the cs.

Not to make this a "trade thread", but I just don't think having Garnett at the PF for the majority of his minutes is the best use of his abilites.

Maybe.....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on January 17, 2013, 11:47:24 PM
Wish there was a way both could lose
if la loses and lebron blows knee then wish granted.lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 18, 2013, 12:42:26 AM
Judas with an airball...is it just me or does he look cooked?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2013, 12:49:27 AM
Ray is who he is a 3 pt specialist. It's too bad he can't accept that.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 18, 2013, 12:53:28 AM
MWP with four steps rofl
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 18, 2013, 12:57:53 AM
LA going up against the Heat and Joey Crawford
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on January 18, 2013, 01:01:30 AM
LA going up against the Heat and Joey Crawford
And it's in their own house.

I could care less who wins between these two though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2013, 01:03:08 AM
As the game unfolded it really wasn't hard to root for Miami. Kobe and Laker fans make it too easy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on January 18, 2013, 01:09:32 AM
man howards ft shooting is just so god awful...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on January 18, 2013, 01:15:42 AM
man howards ft shooting is just so god awful...

That hack-a-Howard stategy is going to come in mighty handy during the playoffs, if LA's #2 team make it of course.

Howard may be better than Bynum overall but one thing he certainly isn't better than him at his shooting free throws. Lakers are gonna miss that reliability (they already are!)

And that'll do, another Laker loss. :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 18, 2013, 01:18:50 AM
LA going up against the Heat and Joey Crawford
And it's in their own house.

I could care less who wins between these two though.
Agreed officiating aside LeBron dominated this game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on January 18, 2013, 01:21:37 AM
LeBron with the monkey off his back is a scary thing.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: indeedproceed on January 18, 2013, 01:24:43 AM
I know I hate the Heat more, because I was rooting for Kobe to hit that trey late.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on January 18, 2013, 01:38:55 AM
There's more than a few teams I don't mind seeing LA beat, the Heat being the 1st.

Playoffs, I want LA to lose under any and all circumstances.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Quinn on January 18, 2013, 02:28:06 AM
I know I hate the Heat more, because I was rooting for Kobe to hit that trey late.
This. I've been a celtics fan my whole life and never thought I could hate a team more than the lakers
Lebron and d-wade changed that quickly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 18, 2013, 08:24:46 PM
Uh-oh.  Lou WIlliams just suffered a nasty knee injury, looks like an ACL.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on January 18, 2013, 09:13:21 PM
Uh-oh.  Lou WIlliams just suffered a nasty knee injury, looks like an ACL.
If Smith wasn't getting traded before, he is now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 18, 2013, 11:50:15 PM
I really like Reggie Jackson. Size, defense, athleticism, possession creation, shot-creation. He is a real handful.

Impressed with his progress year one to year two. A lot more still to come as he improves his decision making offensively both as a passer and as a scorer.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 01:50:30 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on January 20, 2013, 01:54:00 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 02:15:57 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
They went on a huge run and fought back see how their d holds up without Dwight in the second half, he was tossed.

It is Toronto afterall though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on January 20, 2013, 02:16:22 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
They went on a huge run and fought back see how their d holds up without Dwight in the second half, he was tossed.

what was he tossed for?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 02:18:59 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
They went on a huge run and fought back see how their d holds up without Dwight in the second half, he was tossed.

what was he tossed for?
2 techs last one was questionable a tussle after a FT, still Dwight has got to stop letting guys getting under his skin when they bang with him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on January 20, 2013, 02:19:52 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
They went on a huge run and fought back see how their d holds up without Dwight in the second half, he was tossed.

what was he tossed for?
2 techs last one was questionable a tussle after a FT, still Dwight has got to stop letting guys getting under his skin when they bang with him.

so basically for being a baby again? I thought for a second he got tough and actually fought someone, but I was wrong
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 20, 2013, 02:20:07 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.

Toronto was up 17 at halftime v. Philly on Friday and managed to blow it.  Would love for them to hold on but not too reliable.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 20, 2013, 02:24:38 PM
Lakers are losing to Torronto by 14 ;D

and Kobe's 1 for 9. I love it.
They went on a huge run and fought back see how their d holds up without Dwight in the second half, he was tossed.

what was he tossed for?
2 techs last one was questionable a tussle after a FT, still Dwight has got to stop letting guys getting under his skin when they bang with him.

so basically for being a baby again? I thought for a second he got tough and actually fought someone, but I was wrong
It seemed like a bad call just tangled up in the arms maybe it was for what he said. He is a baby when it comes to contact though, the guy can throw elbows but if you're aggressive with him he doesn't like it and usually gets thrown off his game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 20, 2013, 03:17:25 PM
This would be a really bad loss for LA.

They can't afford to be giving away games like this in their situation.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on January 20, 2013, 03:31:16 PM
This would be a really bad loss for LA.

They can't afford to be giving away games like this in their situation.

Yes!  Lakers lose.  They still scare me as a Laker-hater.  Only 3 games out of the 8th seed.  I know it's a tough road from an 8 seed to an NBA Finals, but if they get to the playoffs I don't think any top seed will want to play them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: makaveli on January 20, 2013, 03:31:52 PM
I laughed when they hired that LeBron-made coach in Mike Brown, I laughed harder when they fired him, I rolled on the floor and laughed when they hired Mike NO D'Anthony in his place, wonder what my reaction will be when they fire him...  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 20, 2013, 08:52:24 PM
I really dislike the K.Faried + K.Koufos big man combination. Too limited offensively. Create spacing problems offensively.

They make life so much harder on players like Ty Lawson, Andre Iguodala and Danilo Gallinari. No coincidence those guys are struggling to score efficiently this year.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 20, 2013, 09:02:31 PM
Beautiful up and under off the spin on the dribble drive into the paint by Ty Lawson against Kevin Durant.

That looked fantastic. Little Ty Lawson at 5-11 against the 6-11 Kevin Durant with his 7-4 wingspan skying in the air while Ty Lawson just goes under him for the neat little finish in the paint. Pretty play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 21, 2013, 03:27:38 PM
Anyone watching Tony Allen destroying the Pacers with hustle?

These last two minutes have been incredible.  He dove for a loose ball, stole a rebound from David West, grabbed an offensive rebound, and stole the ball from Hibbert that lead to him assisting a game-tying basket.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 21, 2013, 03:35:13 PM
Anyone watching Tony Allen destroying the Pacers with hustle?

These last two minutes have been incredible.  He dove for a loose ball, stole a rebound from David West, grabbed an offensive rebound, and stole the ball from Hibbert that lead to him assisting a game-tying basket.
miss that guy >:(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Birdman on January 21, 2013, 03:38:46 PM
Before the season started, i thought Anthony Davis would have trouble staying healthy..well guess i was right..got hurt again today.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Birdman on January 21, 2013, 03:48:08 PM
Surprise Nets-Knicks game not on TV
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 21, 2013, 04:13:02 PM
Surprise Nets-Knicks game not on TV

NBA TV
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 06:05:59 PM
Clippers and Warriors have a very good game going on right now. One possession game in the fourth. Very competitive. Good back and forth.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 06:13:44 PM
Beautiful pass by Blake Griffin out of the right post to a cutting guard from the weakside. Layup.

Steph Curry had a very nice hard bounce in transition that flew by Griffin to Jarrett Jack for the fastbreak layup a few moments ago.

Neither David Lee (foul trouble) or Carl Landry are able to defend Griffin. Clippers just pounding it through the post. Warriors forced to double. Warriors going defense/offense now with Ezeli coming in to defend Griffin.

Tough test for Ezeli. Griffin is far more explosive athletically than the centers he is normally asked to guard. It'll be interesting to see how Ezeli does here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 06:18:11 PM
B.Griffin needs to attack Carl Landry with power. Not quickness.

Landry is a quick footed big but he's only 6-7 and there is no way he can stop Griffin from taking a jump-hook or turnaround shot over him. No need to face up and force a drive. Bad decision by Griffin. Turnover. Make the easy play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 06:21:11 PM
Oh ho ho, cold blooded Steph Curry three running off screens for the catch and shoot triple on the right wing. Very similar to the action Ray Allen got while here in Boston.

Steph Curry has been great in fourth. Drained 4 triples. Jarrett Jack, too, fantastic performance. 16 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds for Jack. They have outplayed the Clippers backcourt in the fourth quarter.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 06:23:02 PM
B.Griffin needs to attack Carl Landry with power. Not quickness.

Landry is a quick footed big but he's only 6-7 and there is no way he can stop Griffin from taking a jump-hook or turnaround shot over him. No need to face up and force a drive. Bad decision by Griffin. Turnover. Make the easy play.

Ah jeez, next possession, Ezeli comes in to defend Blake Griffin.

What does Blake Griffin do? He posts up, tries to overpower him, plays for the jump hook in lane, excellently defended by Ezeli, strong shot-contest, missed shot. Wasteful.

The advantage there is his quickness and face up game. Griffin is too quick and athletic for a big burly center like Ezeli.

Make the smart play. Stop forcing low percentage shots. Know who you are playing against.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 21, 2013, 08:17:54 PM
Anyone see that Kobe8system commercial for his new kicks?

Fabulous - I can't disagree with that.

Too bad the Lakers (and BOS, apparently :o) are in some dire straits.

I guess we can say that at least BOS is in SOME trouble...Lakers are in DEEP trouble, especially if they lose tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 21, 2013, 08:24:59 PM
Predicting Lakers take this one. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 21, 2013, 09:30:18 PM
Kawhi Leonard is a Gamer.

And Tim Duncan is just TIMELESS...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 21, 2013, 09:31:11 PM
Embarassing letdown by PHI, here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 21, 2013, 09:49:14 PM
Ooh, pretty fallaway jumper along the baseline from Boozer over Artest to start the game. Next possession, posts up Artest on the left post again, shuffle pass to a cutting Noah, layup, goaltend, basket. Nice post play by Boozer.

I think LA would be better off going big tonight against Chicago with Pau + Dwight rather than this quicker more mobile and perimeter orientated lineup.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 21, 2013, 10:06:50 PM
lol...Noah BLOCKED that one by Gasol haha...

Lakers need to go ahead and send Pau somewhere where he can best utilize his skills...he got blocked out near the three pt line, for crying out loud.

DH isn't even in the game, if I'm not mistaken...put Pau in the POST, D'Antoni!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Change on January 22, 2013, 12:05:42 AM
Lakers lost again again again again........
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on January 22, 2013, 12:09:02 AM
The Lakers look completely lost.
The Celtics aren't doing too well right now but at least they gave the Bulls a run and to the very end.


eta:I know I can't laugh with the Celtics struggling right now, but the Lakers doing this bad and the fans reactions are making me laugh so hard.
Lakerland has egg all over their face from the mess they and the media were talking about before the season started.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kane3387 on January 22, 2013, 12:15:54 AM
No deng and no rose and the bulls still win. Chicago is an amazing regular season team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on January 22, 2013, 12:23:32 AM
No deng and no rose and the bulls still win. Chicago is an amazing regular season team.

I'm really impressed with the job Thibodeau has done with that team this year.  They should not be as good as they are without Rose. 

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 22, 2013, 12:30:35 AM
The sad thing here is that Phil Jackson utilized Bynum and Gasol to GREAT success..

Is DH/Pau THAT much different?

I just don't think so...

Pau will more than likely go to another team here soon, and put up solid numbers, and I'm happy for him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on January 22, 2013, 12:54:28 AM
No deng and no rose and the bulls still win. Chicago is an amazing regular season team.

I'm really impressed with the job Thibodeau has done with that team this year.  They should not be as good as they are without Rose.

Yeah, Thibs is a great coach.

Whatever wisdom Thibs has for getting players to compete and win in the regular season, I wish he had imparted it to Doc before he left.  Oh well.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: craigsagersuit on January 22, 2013, 02:21:50 AM
could you imagine the outlook of the NBA if Stern hadn't vetoed the Chris Paul trade
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on January 22, 2013, 02:48:22 AM
Ooh, pretty fallaway jumper along the baseline from Boozer over Artest to start the game. Next possession, posts up Artest on the left post again, shuffle pass to a cutting Noah, layup, goaltend, basket. Nice post play by Boozer.

I think LA would be better off going big tonight against Chicago with Pau + Dwight rather than this quicker more mobile and perimeter orientated lineup.
but its the Dantoni offense, I say let them keep doin what theyre doin ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 22, 2013, 03:10:40 AM
Joakim Noah has been excellent this season. Tim Duncan is the only center that has arguably had a better season than Noah this year.

12.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 4.0apg, 2.1bpg, 1.3spg in 38.2 minutes a night with terrific defense.

Nobody covers more ground defensively as a help defender than Noah.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on January 23, 2013, 09:42:38 PM
There are so many players on this Nuggets team that are likable.

Definitely a fun team to watch.

Meanwhile the Pistons are beating the Bulls and Hornets are beating the Spurs. Maybe those teams aren't that bad afterall
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 23, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
The NBA is a very unpredictable league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on January 23, 2013, 10:26:09 PM
ha that was weird. Noah "saved" the ball from going out of bounds but was out of bounds standing when he saved it then bounced it out of bounds back in.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on January 23, 2013, 10:29:34 PM
ha that was weird. Noah "saved" the ball from going out of bounds but was out of bounds standing when he saved it then bounced it out of bounds back in.

I thought it was a clean save.  That should be the play of the year, in my opinion.  Noah puts his body on the line to make a game winning play.  That's what you call hustle.

Meanwhile, Toronto blows a four point lead to Miami, and Ray hits two clutch treys.  Man, I miss his daggers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on January 23, 2013, 11:04:47 PM
Well, despite the Celtic's woes, Lakers continue to play themselves right out of the playoffs.

There is SOME good left out there.

I can't gloat too much, but misery loves company. The Lakers are my NBA therapy right now. ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on January 23, 2013, 11:34:12 PM
Lakers have some of the same issues as the Celtics, they were destroyed in the paint by the YOUNG grizzles,  outrebound like crazy, and the Lakers just could not get back on defense the second half....TOO SLOW and OLD...Kobe scores alot of points but is now a liability.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 23, 2013, 11:36:16 PM
I almost feel bad for them Lakers!

Imagine if we're in the Western Conference. LOL
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 26, 2013, 10:17:56 PM
Mahinmi looks a lot bigger than I remember. More muscle. He has really worked hard to fill out that frame of his. Used to be so skinny. Even last year with Dallas, Mahinimi got pushed around a lot in the paint.

Showing good fight here in the low post battling against Enes Kanter.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 27, 2013, 05:57:14 PM
So, they put Kobe on Westbrook, and have Nash on Martin... I think it's obvious what the Thunder need to do, don't know why they're not doing it...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 27, 2013, 06:44:30 PM
Oh, I forgot about the OKC-LAL game. I meant to watch the second half. Needed a break after that double overtime game earlier against Miami. Bah humbug.

LA won. Good for them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 30, 2013, 08:17:12 PM
Some beautiful passing from Brooklyn. Deron on the left wing finds Joe Johnson cutting down the paint, doubled, JJ kicks it out to opposite wing with Gerald Wallace slashing down, defense collapses, quick pass to Reggie Evans left post, easy layup. Lovely.

Good game between Brooklyn and Miami. Miami up 14-8. Miami's quickness and dribble penetrating causing Brooklyn fits early on.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 31, 2013, 12:09:49 AM
Suns got some sweet jerseys.

Go Suns!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on January 31, 2013, 12:58:37 AM
Michael Beasley, of all people, has been instrumental in putting the Suns on top of the Lakers here.  Huge baskets down the stretch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Bahku on January 31, 2013, 01:03:54 AM
The announcers kissing Kobe's butt all game, talking about how amazed they are at him sharing the ball, but as soon as the big lead disappeared, he turned into his regular ball-hog self, and they go down in flames ... love it!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: indeedproceed on January 31, 2013, 01:04:42 AM
Oh I do love to see the Lakers brought low.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Galeto on January 31, 2013, 01:16:23 AM
Tough loss by the Lakers.  Just when they were starting to get things going too.  Why must they have to pick themselves up so often?

I loved how Kobe abandoned his self-described "neo-mode" and went back to Kobe, the Black Mamba in the fourth as their lead slipped away.  After his teammates dared to miss a few shots, actually I don't think it was even a few shots, I remember Artest missing a wide open three in the fourth and I can't remember anything else, Kobe was like, "I'm going to have to win this all by myself."  He basically stopped passing, started pounding the ball, refused to give it to Gasol after a number of screens and that was that. 

Beasley looked great.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on January 31, 2013, 01:43:24 AM
Can't believe I missed yet another meltdown by the Lakers.

Stopped watching after the Suns' deficit bloated to 10.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 31, 2013, 05:18:28 AM
The backups beat the first stringers!! (Nash-Dragic, Dwight-Gortat, Kobe-Shannon Brown)

Beasley brings them back from 13 down with minutes remaining, he's always been one of the most unstoppable players in the league when hot. 

Glad to see Phoenix is FINALLY letting him loose.  16 points in 23 minutes the past 8 games, shooting 51% from the field and 50% from 3.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on January 31, 2013, 05:20:59 AM
The backups beat the first stringers!! (Nash-Dragic, Dwight-Gortat, Kobe-Shannon Brown)

Beasley brings them back from 13 down with minutes remaining, he's always been one of the most unstoppable players in the league when hot. 

Glad to see Phoenix is FINALLY letting him loose.  16 points in 23 minutes the past 8 games, shooting 51% from the field and 50% from 3.

Maybe the beaze is only doing the wake and bake 3 times a week lately?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 31, 2013, 10:01:56 AM
The backups beat the first stringers!! (Nash-Dragic, Dwight-Gortat, Kobe-Shannon Brown)

Beasley brings them back from 13 down with minutes remaining, he's always been one of the most unstoppable players in the league when hot. 

Glad to see Phoenix is FINALLY letting him loose.  16 points in 23 minutes the past 8 games, shooting 51% from the field and 50% from 3.
They let him loose earlier this year too, except he couldn't hit the broad side of the hoop.

I guess Hunter's got him motivated, probably a nice "fresh start speech" I doubt it lasts sadly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on January 31, 2013, 01:37:31 PM
The backups beat the first stringers!! (Nash-Dragic, Dwight-Gortat, Kobe-Shannon Brown)

Beasley brings them back from 13 down with minutes remaining, he's always been one of the most unstoppable players in the league when hot. 

Glad to see Phoenix is FINALLY letting him loose.  16 points in 23 minutes the past 8 games, shooting 51% from the field and 50% from 3.
They let him loose earlier this year too, except he couldn't hit the broad side of the hoop.

I guess Hunter's got him motivated, probably a nice "fresh start speech" I doubt it lasts sadly.
Ehhh, he had 12 double digit games including 3 20 point games in November where he shot well, and then 6 games where you're right, he couldn't hit a thing, dragging his percentages down.

This of course had a ton to do with starting at SF.  It led to unbelievably horrid spacing for the Suns because of the terrible long range shooting from Dragic, Brown, Tucker, and Morris.  These two things lead to him taking a lot of pull up jumpers off the dribble because he can always get good looks over smaller guys, leading to streaky play.

At PF, where he's been playing lately, the spacing is better and he gets to the rim a lot more because he has a quickness advantage on 99% of players.

He's historically a 46% shooter and 36% from 3.  I don't see why you think it's more likely that he'll resume his shooting slump rather than continue to play the way he's always played, especially if he continues to play his natural position.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on January 31, 2013, 01:45:28 PM
They moved him to PF, well if that's the case then yes he can sustain this. No reason Beasley can't score against PFs at a reasonable efficiency.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 31, 2013, 08:26:41 PM
Ahh, Tayshaun Prince isn't with the Grizzlies yet.

Too bad. This would've been a great first game against Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder.

Memphis starting Bayless in Prince's place with TA shifting over to small forward. Good matchup with the limited Thabo Sefolosha there. An offensive threat vs a non-offensive threat. Good job by L.Hollins getting some extra offense on the floor there. That said, not sure Bayless is skilled enough to score (as a shot creator) on a defender as long and talented as Thabo though. Still, Bayless' shooting will give the Grizzlies another peripheral offensive threat.

I'd still like to see Oklahoma bring on Kevin Martin. Give Bayless (weak defender) somebody to defend. Bayless is there to be exploited.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 31, 2013, 08:29:17 PM
It's pretty unbelievable how fortunate OKC has been in the draft the last 5 years.  Durant, Westbrook, Harden, Ibaka, Maynor, Jackson, and maybe Perry Jones.

Durant, Westbrook, Harden, and Ibaka have all turned into legit superstars and anyone of the them could have been busts. 

When has a team ever drafted so high and every guy they picked has been a stud?  That never happens.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 31, 2013, 08:29:48 PM
I love those foul line jumpers from Marc Gasol. I wish more centers had that shot in their arsenal. It does a great job of punishing roaming defenders.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 31, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
No Quincy Pondexter either. Injured. I don't think Oklahoma has any wing / forward outside of Tony Allen who can defend Kevin Durant.

Durant should have a big game here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 31, 2013, 08:44:15 PM
Memphis, 0 defensive rebounds in first quarter.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 31, 2013, 09:06:34 PM
Memphis don't have enough scoring without Rudy Gay.

They were short of scorers two years ago in the playoffs. That is why they lost to Oklahoma. And since then, they have lost OJ Mayo + Zach Randolph has suffered a knee injury and gotten two years older. Randolph only shot like 44-45% in the playoffs that year.

Zach's scoring down around 15-16ppg this year. That should go up a bit ... but still, Z-Bo is simply not a dynamic enough scorer to lead that Memphis Grizzlies team to playoff success without more scoring threats around him.

Not a single other 20ppg threat there. Not a single 17-18ppg threat. A pair of 15ppg threats in M.Gasol and M.Conley.

Memphis are just another good solid playoff team now. No longer a title threat.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 31, 2013, 09:08:26 PM
Randolph is oh for nine.
He isn't who he used to be already?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on January 31, 2013, 10:53:35 PM
If Bogut can stay healthy, Golden State is a legitimate title contender in the West.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on January 31, 2013, 10:56:13 PM
If Bogut can stay healthy, Golden State is a legitimate title contender in the West.
And Curry too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on January 31, 2013, 10:56:59 PM
If Bogut can stay healthy, Golden State is a legitimate title contender in the West.

I hope so, because with the lakers likely to miss the playoffs, the grizzlies defusing their own title chances, Harden now in Houston instead of OKC, and Rondo out for the year, not to mention Rose on chicago won't be anywhere near 100% when he returns, the road for the heat keeps getting easier.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 01, 2013, 12:25:32 AM
If Bogut can stay healthy, Golden State is a legitimate title contender in the West.

Do you think their defense holds up in a seven-game series against a good offensive team?  Bogut is the only above average defender on that team.  The rest of the lineup is filled with limited athletes who are susceptible to being beaten off the dribble.  Barnes is the exception to that rule, but he's a rookie and is a long way away from being an impact defender. 

I just don't see them getting enough stops to be a legit playoff threat.  Bogut is good, but he can't do everything. 

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 01, 2013, 04:46:41 AM
Ahh, Tayshaun Prince isn't with the Grizzlies yet.

Too bad. This would've been a great first game against Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder.

Memphis starting Bayless in Prince's place with TA shifting over to small forward. Good matchup with the limited Thabo Sefolosha there. An offensive threat vs a non-offensive threat. Good job by L.Hollins getting some extra offense on the floor there. That said, not sure Bayless is skilled enough to score (as a shot creator) on a defender as long and talented as Thabo though. Still, Bayless' shooting will give the Grizzlies another peripheral offensive threat.

I'd still like to see Oklahoma bring on Kevin Martin. Give Bayless (weak defender) somebody to defend. Bayless is there to be exploited.
Care to rethink that?  Looked great in the pick and roll tonight and tied the game high in assists too.

Bayless is having a down year, but I've always really liked him as a player.  Above average backup combo guard that is perfectly capable of filling in for starters when called upon.

Too bad Memphis couldn't take advantage and get back in this game.  Westbrook really melted down after starting off red hot.  They need Prince so they can put Tony on Westbrook.  Hilarious post-game interview by Russell though when asked about the incident (and no, not just his shirt).

"Do you feel like you need to control yourself more?"  "I control it like a man, like I did."  "What does that mean?"  *blank stare*  "Put it behind you and go win?"  "If that's what you say brah."

Someone post the video.  Westbrook and Sager straight up battling for most disgusting outfits, as always.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 09:56:11 AM
Ahh, Tayshaun Prince isn't with the Grizzlies yet.

Too bad. This would've been a great first game against Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder.

Memphis starting Bayless in Prince's place with TA shifting over to small forward. Good matchup with the limited Thabo Sefolosha there. An offensive threat vs a non-offensive threat. Good job by L.Hollins getting some extra offense on the floor there. That said, not sure Bayless is skilled enough to score (as a shot creator) on a defender as long and talented as Thabo though. Still, Bayless' shooting will give the Grizzlies another peripheral offensive threat.

I'd still like to see Oklahoma bring on Kevin Martin. Give Bayless (weak defender) somebody to defend. Bayless is there to be exploited.
Care to rethink that?  Looked great in the pick and roll tonight and tied the game high in assists too.

Bayless is having a down year, but I've always really liked him as a player.  Above average backup combo guard that is perfectly capable of filling in for starters when called upon.

Too bad Memphis couldn't take advantage and get back in this game.  Westbrook really melted down after starting off red hot.  They need Prince so they can put Tony on Westbrook.  Hilarious post-game interview by Russell though when asked about the incident (and no, not just his shirt).

"Do you feel like you need to control yourself more?"  "I control it like a man, like I did."  "What does that mean?"  *blank stare*  "Put it behind you and go win?"  "If that's what you say brah."

Someone post the video.  Westbrook and Sager straight up battling for most disgusting outfits, as always.

I gave up on the game during the 2nd quarter. I saw no way back for Memphis.

Good to hear Bayless was able to take advantage of Thabo.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 10:12:06 AM
If Bogut can stay healthy, Golden State is a legitimate title contender in the West.

Do you think their defense holds up in a seven-game series against a good offensive team?  Bogut is the only above average defender on that team.  The rest of the lineup is filled with limited athletes who are susceptible to being beaten off the dribble.  Barnes is the exception to that rule, but he's a rookie and is a long way away from being an impact defender. 

I just don't see them getting enough stops to be a legit playoff threat.  Bogut is good, but he can't do everything.
Yeah, with Bogut there and with Ezeli behind him, Golden State can be a top ten defensive team. Being able to have a quality shot-blocker to protect the rim on the court at all times is a major plus for Golden State.

The rest of their lineup has really good size. Not always great athletes but good size and length who can play good position defense. With a shot-blocker behind them, they can be really effective defensively as a unit. That will give them enough stops come playoff time. I think many people really underrate the value of size and length on the perimeter defensively.

Golden State are not going to be a great defensive team but they should be very good. A second tier type defensive squad. They should be a really good rebounding team too with Bogut and Lee together and big wings. Landry and Ezeli off the bench.

But the main weapon will be their offense. One of the best shooting teams in the league. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are electric shot-makers. Then Harrison Barnes. David Lee. Jarrett Jack off the bench. Then Bogut in the post. Plus the passing ability of Lee, Bogut, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. The unselfishness and togetherness they play with it. Amazing. They can put five scoring threats on the floor almost at all times (everyone can score except Ezeli).

Golden State's starting unit is one of the best in the league plus they have two sixth man of the year candidates coming off their bench in Jack and Landry and one of the best backup centers in the league in Ezeli. And, Richard Jefferson as a deep reserve on the wing when they need extra size defensively there.

There is some major talent in Golden State.

On a side note, I think Mark Jackson should be Coach of the Year. He has done an incredible job getting these guys to play together as well as they have done on both ends of the court. And with the confidence they have both individually and in each other. Incredible.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 01, 2013, 07:05:32 PM
Rudy Gay debuts for Toronto against the Clippers.

I'm excited to see how the new-look Raptors play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 07:33:12 PM
Rudy Gay debuts for Toronto against the Clippers.

I'm excited to see how the new-look Raptors play.
Oh [dang]. I thought Gay wasn't meant to play until Sunday.

Yeah, me too, I am very excited to see this new-look Raptors team play too. Lowry, DeRozan (and Ross) with Gay on the perimeter is a fun group. Overwhelmingly athletic.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
Rudy Gay is going to be a top 10 scorer in the league now that he is out of Memphis.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:04:11 PM
Amir Johnson playing really well for Toronto. Making me wish he was here in Boston.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:09:24 PM
Ohh, DeRozan with the sweet reverse layup in transition. Turnover. Fastbreak again, Gay upcourt, to DeRozan, layup plus the foul. Toronto running the Clippers off the court. Too athletic for LAC. Overwhelming speed and athleticism.

16 point lead for Toronto now over the CP3-less Clippers heading into halftime.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:16:54 PM
Nice post up by Amare. Just pushed, out-muscled, Larry Sanders out of the way there.

I am still not sure what to make of Sanders defensively. Not a good sign to see him so easily pushed around by someone like Amare. There are bigger more physical players at the five position than Amare.

Amare just pushed Sanders out of the way again on the boards to get that offensive rebound.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:21:24 PM
Another bullish post up by Amare against Sanders. Left post again, backs him down aggressively. Quick turn middle. Short jump hook, 4 footer.

Easy high percentage look right at the rim. No idea why they don't go back to that. Instead, they isolate Carmelo on the left wing on two consecutive possessions against Mbah a Moute. Bad offense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 01, 2013, 08:22:35 PM
Gay looking pretty good in debut
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:35:13 PM
Amare has looked great. Very active. Quick decisions. Attacking often and intelligently. Showing a nice variety of moves all happening in or around the paint.

Really impressive display from Amare.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:42:24 PM
Miami making Hibbert's life easy by playing Haslem at PF. Allowing Hibbert to hang back in the paint and bother Miami's dribble penetration. Haslem hasn't been making jump-shots all season long. There isn't enough floor spacing for Miami's penetrators to be effective.

Bad coaching from Spoelstra. Miami needs to go small and quick (with Battier at PF) and make Indiana's size and relative lack of speed (especially Hibbert) a liability. Force Hibbert to defend Bosh which Hibbert cannot do.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 08:50:46 PM
Chris Andersen getting the nod here from Spoelstra. Nice to see him on the floor again.

Unfortunately, Spoelstra thinks C.Andersen is the answer against Roy Hibbert. The answer isn't matching size with size. That isn't where Miami's strengths lie. Their strengths are speed and quickness. Use your strengths. You are the best bloody team in the league.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 01, 2013, 09:03:11 PM
Chris Andersen has looked good. Mobile. Active. Productive.

He definitely could've helped the Celtics.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 01, 2013, 11:01:27 PM
Come on Minnesota, make my night.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 01, 2013, 11:04:49 PM
Love Rubio's vision and pin-point passing.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celticslove on February 01, 2013, 11:38:52 PM
lakers showing signs of their road woes yet again. keep it up minny. ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: henr1k on February 01, 2013, 11:54:27 PM
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 02, 2013, 12:39:05 AM
The Raptors have a bunch of long wings. Haven't said this in a long time but the Raptors are looking to be a tough match up.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 02, 2013, 03:18:34 AM
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.
I'm really starting to question Rubio's scoring ability.  I mean I saw a game a few weeks ago where he straight up air-balled an open layup.  It didn't slip out of his hands, he didn't bobble the ball going up, he wasn't even really rushing the shot, nor did he look down at his hand afterwards like "why did you just do that?"  No remorse at all.

He obviously can't be that bad.  But he does have some pretty clear issues between the ears.  You have to have a pretty poor scoring mentality to put that little effort into a lay in.  You should be able to shoot more than 28% in your sleep.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on February 02, 2013, 03:21:21 AM
Rubio is getting Rondo-like treatment from other teams. He is killing Minnesota's spacing on offense at the moment.
He is shooting 27% from the floor this season. I know he is recovering from injury but that's not the reason - he shoot only 35% last year. Rubio is getting a lot of love around the league because of his fancy passes but if he doesn't improve his shooting numbers Wolves will have a lot of problems in the future.
I'm really starting to question Rubio's scoring ability.  I mean I saw a game a few weeks ago where he straight up air-balled an open layup.  It didn't slip out of his hands, he didn't bobble the ball going up, he wasn't even really rushing the shot, nor did he look down at his hand afterwards like "why did you just do that?"  No remorse at all.

He obviously can't be that bad.  But he does have some pretty clear issues between the ears.  You have to have a pretty poor scoring mentality to put that little effort into a lay in.  You should be able to shoot more than 28% in your sleep.

Yeah, many of the questions that surrounded Rubio before he started playing in the league are starting to surface about him again.  Have to wonder if his ability to score early in his first season was just that teams hadn't played against him yet.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on February 02, 2013, 06:43:13 AM
I cannot STAND the Lakers...always have always will.

I despise "Showtime" from the 80's...Magic with that smile of his as he carved up BOS in 87 with that hook over Chief and McHale...

Still can't stand them...that won't change, period.

BUT - Look at Kobe Bean Bryant...sharing the ROCK... :o :o

Strange times.

Mike D'Antoni deserves at least a mention of Coach of the Year for pulling THAT off...I'm sure Nash probably has something to do with it, too.

Never thought I'd see it.

Kudos to Kobe Bryant for changing his game for the sake of the team...he's one of the All-Time Greats..

Here's hoping that he regresses to his old ways come Feb 7..... ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 02, 2013, 10:23:24 AM
The Raptors have a bunch of long wings. Haven't said this in a long time but the Raptors are looking to be a tough match up.
Yeah, I think the Raptors are really exciting now with Rudy Gay there.

I hope they don't put Bargnani back in the starting lineup if they don't manage to trade him. They have a really athletic and active starting five there.

PG: Lowry
SG: DeRozan
SF: Gay
PF: Amir
C:  Valanciounas

I think that unit will cause a lot of problems for teams with their size, length and high level athleticism. Pretty good defensive unit and rebounding unit. Offensively, not strong but enough of a threat.

Their bench is pretty good too. Except for PG.

PG: Lucas III
SG: Ross, A.Anderson
SF: Fields, Kleiza
PF: Bargnani, Acy
C:  Gray, Haddadi
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 02, 2013, 09:58:13 PM
Kyrie just dropped a dagger right in Westbrook's disgusting face.  He destroyed the Thunder for 11 points in the fourth, 30 for the game.

Great game, and great win for Cleveland.  I wonder if Westbrook's outburst in the Memphis game had anything to do with the loss.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Roy H. on February 02, 2013, 10:01:28 PM
A Kyrie-Lebron pairing would be unstoppable.  Man, that kid is clutch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KCattheStripe on February 02, 2013, 10:29:49 PM
A Kyrie-Lebron pairing would be unstoppable.  Man, that kid is clutch.

Stop pitchin' last year and start up Pick Dos already!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 02, 2013, 10:33:39 PM
MKG took a knee to the head and got carted off.  He wasn't moving and his eyes were closed.

I got flashbacks to Quisy.  Keep the guy in your prayers, he's a good kid.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: OttawaCeltic on February 02, 2013, 10:40:24 PM
MKG took a knee to the head and got carted off.  He wasn't moving and his eyes were closed.

I got flashbacks to Quisy.  Keep the guy in your prayers, he's a good kid.

I know.... now the star of my 2nd favorite team is gone.... plus he was such a gud prospect... Shabazz rumors anyone?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 03, 2013, 01:07:36 PM
Calderon about to make his debut for Detroit vs the Lakers.

Very interested to see how this new-look Pistons team fares. How that new-look backcourt works out. How they combine with their young big men.

Also, I love Calderon's game. I hope this works out well for him there.



Edit: Nevermind. Calderon isn't playing. He is in a suit on the sidelines. He won't play.

Announcers said Jose might be ready to go tomorrow against the Knicks but it's not a sure thing. Darn it. I was looking forward to this game all morning. Ahh, Dwight Howard isn't playing either. So no Drummond vs Dwight matchup. This game stinks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 03, 2013, 01:39:34 PM
C:  Drummond
PF: Monroe
SF: Jerebko
SG: Singler
PG: W.Bynum

Huge Pistons lineup 2 through 5. Keying a Pistons run to open the 2nd period. Lots of size and length defensively and on the boards.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 03, 2013, 01:48:40 PM
Kim English is tiny. Small and skinny. Real skinny. Skinny, skinny. What is he, 170lbs?

He is going to get massacred defensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 03, 2013, 01:58:37 PM
Screw Artest.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 04, 2013, 07:51:27 PM
BOBCATS!!!!!!!

4 offensive boards

Gotta love hustle

Edit: Killing them cHeats on the boards!

Edit: that was a charge. THAT. Nicely done refs. God I hate the Heat.

Edit: "Nobody's watching, might as well completely rig this game in the favor of the Heat" refs
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 04, 2013, 08:46:33 PM
Bobcats scared the Heat pretty bad last year :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 05, 2013, 09:36:28 PM
Rockets are taking it to the Warriors right now.  Two high-powered offenses but the Rockets' 3-point shooting is just burying GS.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 05, 2013, 09:44:57 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on February 05, 2013, 09:45:16 PM
Unbelievable, Kobe changes his pivot foot like four or five times, and the refs don't even have a clue.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KG_ended_Bias on February 05, 2013, 09:48:12 PM
Wallace is a dreadful 3pt. Shooter!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 05, 2013, 10:31:38 PM
Grizzlies experiencing growing pains without Gay.

I still like their chances though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Quinn on February 05, 2013, 10:51:49 PM
I haven't watched much of him play but it seems line earl Clark is really flourishing for the lakers eh?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on February 05, 2013, 11:05:15 PM
While Gallo had a TO on that play, I'd like to see JG back up into the post from the perimeter like what Gallo did just now. I've seen JG do that once and he's built like a tank. Helps with his lack of ball handling a lot.

People talk about KG and Pierce being old but when you watch Andre Miller in comparison, our vets have really aged well. Miller is adjusting though it seems.

If the Nuggets push here, it'd really help our standings.


Edit:

AND SO THEY DO! Heckuva run.

Hope Larry Sanders is okay.

Edit 2:

Nice rally by the Nuggets.

Another step closer to that 7th seed for us.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 05, 2013, 11:39:24 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
That Wallace contract looks like the worst of the off-season right now.

Man to think that supposedly they potentially could have had Pierce instead on his current contract...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on February 05, 2013, 11:47:32 PM
It looks like Gasol might be out for a while.
strained plantar fascia.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 05, 2013, 11:52:18 PM
It looks like Gasol might be out for a while.
strained plantar fascia.
So Sacre/Artest PF/C combo against the C's?

That'd be a break for the C's if it happens.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on February 05, 2013, 11:53:39 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
That Wallace contract looks like the worst of the off-season right now.

Man to think that supposedly they potentially could have had Pierce instead on his current contract...

No kidding.  Nets would be a legit contender in the East, Celtics would have Drummond, Barnes, or whatever Ainge got for trading Rondo after drafting Lillard. 

At least Jeff Green is clearly not the worst contract of the off-season anymore, though!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 05, 2013, 11:56:39 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
That Wallace contract looks like the worst of the off-season right now.

Man to think that supposedly they potentially could have had Pierce instead on his current contract...

No kidding.  Nets would be a legit contender in the East, Celtics would have Drummond, Barnes, or whatever Ainge got for trading Rondo after drafting Lillard. 

At least Jeff Green is clearly not the worst contract of the off-season anymore, though!
Why do you think Ainge would have traded Rondo for another draft pick? I don't see what any of the other teams in the top 10 would have traded for Rondo necessarily.

I think he'd have taken either Drummond or Barnes instead.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 06, 2013, 08:36:22 PM
Quote
"One of the issues that I have is that neither Darrell or Ed (Davis) are fives. We don't have another big guy. We weren't able to play big and have two bigger people across the board because we don't have a bigger guy to put in the game."

In other words, Hollins no longer had Mo Speights or Hamed Haddadi because they were traded away. Did Hollins mean it as a shot?

It almost doesn't matter, honestly. When the head coach spends part of his press conference lamenting what he no longer has on his roster, that's not a good sign.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/feb/06/griz-grinding-to-a-halt/
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 06, 2013, 09:29:55 PM
Chris Andersen moving well on defense again. Showing good quickness and mobility.

I have no idea why Danny Ainge didn't think this guy couldn't help the Celtics.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: PhoSita on February 06, 2013, 09:45:22 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
That Wallace contract looks like the worst of the off-season right now.

Man to think that supposedly they potentially could have had Pierce instead on his current contract...

No kidding.  Nets would be a legit contender in the East, Celtics would have Drummond, Barnes, or whatever Ainge got for trading Rondo after drafting Lillard. 

At least Jeff Green is clearly not the worst contract of the off-season anymore, though!
Why do you think Ainge would have traded Rondo for another draft pick? I don't see what any of the other teams in the top 10 would have traded for Rondo necessarily.

I think he'd have taken either Drummond or Barnes instead.

Sorry, I guess I constructed my sentence badly.

What I meant is that we'd have had the #6 pick, with which I assume Ainge would have selected Barnes, Drummond, or perhaps Lillard. 

If he had selected Lillard, I'm hypothesizing that perhaps he would have traded Rondo for some other piece.  I don't know what that could have been.  Obviously not worthwhile spending too much time thinking about it in any case.

Based on what we heard around the draft last summer, though, I'm pretty sure Ainge would have taken Barnes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 06, 2013, 09:46:45 PM
Kobe blowing by Gerald Wallace with ease. Lousy defense.
That Wallace contract looks like the worst of the off-season right now.

Man to think that supposedly they potentially could have had Pierce instead on his current contract...

No kidding.  Nets would be a legit contender in the East, Celtics would have Drummond, Barnes, or whatever Ainge got for trading Rondo after drafting Lillard. 

At least Jeff Green is clearly not the worst contract of the off-season anymore, though!
Why do you think Ainge would have traded Rondo for another draft pick? I don't see what any of the other teams in the top 10 would have traded for Rondo necessarily.

I think he'd have taken either Drummond or Barnes instead.

Sorry, I guess I constructed my sentence badly.

What I meant is that we'd have had the #6 pick, with which I assume Ainge would have selected Barnes, Drummond, or perhaps Lillard. 

If he had selected Lillard, I'm hypothesizing that perhaps he would have traded Rondo for some other piece.  I don't know what that could have been.  Obviously not worthwhile spending too much time thinking about it in any case.

Ainge doesn't pick from small schools much... I doubt he would have picked Lillz
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on February 07, 2013, 10:43:25 PM
Just in case you missed it

with Milwakee yesterday

We are no.7... right?

yay
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BASS_THUMPER on February 07, 2013, 10:44:06 PM
Just in case you missed it

Milwakee Lose tonight

We are no.7

yay

celebrate!

give me a shot of that rum brotha
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 07, 2013, 10:44:48 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on February 07, 2013, 10:47:26 PM
Just in case you missed it

Milwakee Lose tonight

We are no.7

yay

celebrate!

give me a shot of that rum brotha

sippin...
even when the lost was yesterday lol

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 07, 2013, 10:48:28 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.

It will not!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on February 07, 2013, 10:49:19 PM
Watching the Nuggets right now since we're playing them next.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 07, 2013, 10:49:37 PM
Rare chance for me to watch Denver, since stupid NBA league pass thinks I'm in Denver's home market for some reason.....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on February 07, 2013, 10:50:11 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.

theyre not doing bad
Even when i like them to lose tonight
Denver is overachieving in my humble oppinion
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 07, 2013, 10:56:36 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.

theyre not doing bad
Even when i like them to lose tonight
Denver is overachieving in my humble oppinion
Yeah so far its been more Chicago's type of game.

Going small might spark the Nuggets here though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on February 07, 2013, 11:00:46 PM
And Chicago clearly isn't comfortable going small against the Nuggets.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on February 07, 2013, 11:03:29 PM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.

theyre not doing bad
Even when i like them to lose tonight
Denver is overachieving in my humble oppinion
Yeah so far its been more Chicago's type of game.

Going small might spark the Nuggets here though.

and obviuosly i jined them and edgar dont know nothing about the game
the depth in Denver is something to take in consideration
Not flashy but very solid
maybe thats why theyre doing that good
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on February 07, 2013, 11:22:01 PM
If we had Faried instead of Bass, we'd probably be favorites in the East.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 08, 2013, 10:52:59 AM
It'll be interesting to see how Chicago's D holds up in Denver.

It will not!

Called it. They scored 128.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on February 08, 2013, 07:28:45 PM
Don't look now, but Cats vs Showtime is pretty fun so far.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on February 08, 2013, 07:36:14 PM
been checking in on Kobe,  no DH?

Bobcats might just finish the Lakers
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 08, 2013, 08:43:14 PM
Don't look now, but Cats vs Showtime is pretty fun so far.

Bobcats are actually a pretty fun team to watch when they're playing well.  Problem is they play terribly so often.  But when they have a good night they're talented enough to beat good teams...so they can definitely beat the Lakers too  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 08, 2013, 09:15:44 PM
Lakers with a 15 point turnaround in the 4th quarter. They needed this win.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 10, 2013, 01:10:38 PM
Will the Knicks continue to start Kidd/Shumpert/Felton?

Butler should be going at Kidd way more.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 01:43:30 PM
Will the Knicks continue to start Kidd/Shumpert/Felton?

Butler should be going at Kidd way more.
Is Ronnie Brewer injured? Is that why they are starting Kidd and Shumpert on the wing?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 01:45:05 PM
Will the Knicks continue to start Kidd/Shumpert/Felton?

Butler should be going at Kidd way more.
Is Ronnie Brewer injured? Is that why they are starting Kidd and Shumpert on the wing?

Brewer is a SF, Kidd and Shump are guards?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 01:46:41 PM
Kidd should be coming off the bench. I don't understand the Knicks lineups.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 01:57:09 PM
Kidd should be coming off the bench. I don't understand the Knicks lineups.

Kidd-Felton was working really well earlier in the year... Iman coming back was a monkey wrench >_>
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 02:03:01 PM
Kidd should be coming off the bench. I don't understand the Knicks lineups.

Kidd-Felton was working really well earlier in the year... Iman coming back was a monkey wrench >_>

The knicks perimeter D was there achilles heal though, and Shumpert was supposed to fix that. Kidd should also be stabilizing the 2nd unit. Prigioni is mediocre.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 02:47:09 PM
Carmelo Anthony with 18 points in the third quarter, 38 total...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 02:53:00 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 02:53:42 PM
Bledsoe is killing the Knicks defense
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 02:54:10 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

We were ok without him that game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 02:54:48 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 02:55:35 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 02:55:40 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 02:55:58 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.

DALLAS MAVERICKS
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 02:57:26 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.

DALLAS MAVERICKS

They had much more than 3 pt shooting. Dirk in the post was huge, Terry off mid range jumpers was huge, Kidd's ball handling and Marion's transition game were huge...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 02:58:34 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.

DALLAS MAVERICKS

They had much more than 3 pt shooting. Dirk in the post was huge, Terry off mid range jumpers was huge, Kidd's ball handling and Marion's transition game wee huge...

So do the Knicks...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 02:59:15 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.

DALLAS MAVERICKS

They had much more than 3 pt shooting. Dirk in the post was huge, Terry off mid range jumpers was huge, Kidd's ball handling and Marion's transition game wee huge...

So do the Knicks...

Not at all. Their coaching staff is all in on the 3pt strategy. They should be starting Stoudamire with Melo and Chandler and pounding the ball inside. Then run off defensive stops. Use the 3pt shooters to open up the paint for Amare and Melo.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 03:01:38 PM
Same problem with DiAntoni and the lakers. How could you not start Pau Gasol with Howard and just pound the ball inside????
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:03:06 PM
Jamal Crawford's ball-handling and shot-creation is a beautiful sight at times.

It's a shame he doesn't make better decisions. So gifted.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:03:23 PM
From the East, the Knicks is the team that really concerns me, and if there's one series I'll really miss Rondo, it'll be against the Knicks. For some reason, against the Knicks Rondo always seemed to do a good job pushing the ball and attacking them in transition.

The Bulls scare me more.

Until I see Carmelo win a series with NY (which he hasn't), I'll never be scared of him or that Knick team.  You live by the three, you die by the three.

I've yet to see a team that relies on 3 pt shooting win the NBA title.

DALLAS MAVERICKS

They had much more than 3 pt shooting. Dirk in the post was huge, Terry off mid range jumpers was huge, Kidd's ball handling and Marion's transition game wee huge...

So do the Knicks...

Not at all. Their coaching staff is all in on the 3pt strategy. They should be starting Stoudamire with Melo and Chandler and pounding the ball inside. Then run off defensive stops. Use the 3pt shooters to open up the paint for Amare and Melo.

Melo is a monster anywhere on the court
Stoudemire is OK with back-to-basket or face-up

Chandler is unstoppable near the hoop

Felton/Shump can penetrate well enough

Kidd/Novak and anyone can shoot threes

And JR Smith can shoot ill-advised jumpers from anywhere!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:03:46 PM
Jamal Crawford's ball-handling and shot-creation is a beautiful sight at times.

It's a shame he doesn't make better decisions. So gifted.

J-Crossover!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:04:49 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 03:05:48 PM
Jamal Crawford's ball-handling and shot-creation is a beautiful sight at times.

It's a shame he doesn't make better decisions. So gifted.

I've always thought that if Crawford's BBIQ and defense were better, he'd be a perennial All Star.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 03:10:10 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:11:02 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

Not concerned about Chicago? Must be kidding!
Knicks and Miami are debatable.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 03:12:15 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

The only way NY beats us is if they are hot from the outside.  The problem is, they are better at doing that than any other team in the league.  The good thing is, taking and making jumpers can only get you so far.

Chicago's size will destroy us.  If Rose is even 75%, he'll find a way to torch us.

Miami has LeBron.  'Nuff said.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 10, 2013, 03:13:43 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

The only way NY beats us is if they are hot from the outside.  The problem is, they are better at doing that than any other team in the league.  The good thing is, taking and making jumpers can only get you so far.

Chicago's size will destroy us.  If Rose is even 75%, he'll find a way to torch us.

Miami has LeBron.  'Nuff said.

Chicago doesn't have Asik, and they may trade Boozer. I don't think they have that much of a size advatnage
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 03:14:23 PM
I wish Griffin would quit whining and get back on defense.  That kind of behavior is saved for Wade, LeBron, Carmelo, Kobe, and Dwight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

The only way NY beats us is if they are hot from the outside.  The problem is, they are better at doing that than any other team in the league.  The good thing is, taking and making jumpers can only get you so far.

Chicago's size will destroy us.  If Rose is even 75%, he'll find a way to torch us.

Miami has LeBron.  'Nuff said.

Chicago doesn't have Asik, and they may trade Boozer. I don't think they have that much of a size advatnage

Both Noah and Gibson are superb rebounders.  It doesn't help that KG and Bass are allergic to paint.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:15:29 PM
Kidd should be coming off the bench. I don't understand the Knicks lineups.

Kidd-Felton was working really well earlier in the year... Iman coming back was a monkey wrench >_>

The knicks perimeter D was there achilles heal though, and Shumpert was supposed to fix that. Kidd should also be stabilizing the 2nd unit. Prigioni is mediocre.

I like Kidd in the starting lineup. I think he plays an important stabilizing role for that unit. Both offensively and in terms of leadership.

I think offensively, Kidd still brings good quality to the table -- strong decision making, extra ball-handling, ball mover, better quality shots, less turnovers, ball goes where it is supposed to go more often than when others are in game. Plus, the spot-up shooting.

Knicks were the best team in the league at limiting their turnovers earlier in the year in large part due to their two guard backcourt and small-ball lineup with two SFs and one center. I think they also had the best turnover differential in the league at that time too. Again, Kidd as a starter played a huge role in that.

Sticking Shumpert in there instead of Kidd. He is too erratic. Bad decision maker. Poor shot-selection. Overly aggressive. Doesn't accept lesser role offensively. Turns the ball over to often. Ball stopper. Offense doesn't work as smoothly.

I also think Kidd's leadership is vitally important. Along with Tyson Chandler. Very important to have those type of competitors around Carmelo. Similar to the effect they had on the Dallas Mavericks. Excellent team orientated guys who like to impact the game outside of scoring. Great example for Melo and the other players. Kidd has tremendous determination and competitive spirit too. Same intensity and urgency no matter whether Kidd's team is up 10-15 or down 20. He never gives up.

The rest of the guys all respond to Kidd's leadership just like they did in Dallas and in New Jersey. That never say die attitude and team focus is very important for a Knick team that has two stars that can selfish and overly focused on shot attempts and scoring (as well as role players like Shumpert and sometimes Felton).

For me, I think 4 players have to be in the starting lineup = Tyson, Melo, Kidd and Felton. It's just a question for me of who is the final starter alongside them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 03:17:12 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

The only way NY beats us is if they are hot from the outside.  The problem is, they are better at doing that than any other team in the league.  The good thing is, taking and making jumpers can only get you so far.

Chicago's size will destroy us.  If Rose is even 75%, he'll find a way to torch us.

Miami has LeBron.  'Nuff said.

J.R. Smith scares the bejesus out of me lol. And I'm concerned about the impact of Amare during the playoffs while healthy. I just don't know what to expect from them game in and game out, and that really concerns me.

I really don't care for Chicago's size, it really doesn't concern me.

I'm very comfortable with our ability to disrupt most of what Miami wants to do, and our ability to defend Wade and their other role players, that I'm I think we'll perform well against them. If LeBron goes off, he goes off, not much you can do about it, so not going to worry about it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:18:37 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

I am worried about Amare Stoudemire.

I think Boston matches up very well with everyone else on that roster but Amare off the bench is a real problem. He is the X-Factor that can decide the series. That extra weapon that pushes NYK ahead of Boston or fails and allows Boston to take advantage.

There is nobody off the bench here who can matchup with him. So athletic. So quick. So big and strong. Such a skilled finisher around the paint. So explosive. Danger man.

I am fine with the options against their backcourt, against Melo and against Tyson Chandler in the paint but Amare scares me. He is a guy that Boston doesn't have an answer to.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 03:22:41 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

I am worried about Amare Stoudemire.

I think Boston matches up very well with everyone else on that roster but Amare off the bench is a real problem. He is the X-Factor that can decide the series. That extra weapon that pushes NYK ahead of Boston or fails and allows Boston to take advantage.

There is nobody off the bench here who can matchup with him. So athletic. So quick. So big and strong. Such a skilled finisher around the paint. So explosive. Danger man.

I am fine with the options against their backcourt, against Melo and against Tyson Chandler in the paint but Amare scares me. He is a guy that Boston doesn't have an answer to.

Bring back Scalabrine for this series?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:28:25 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

I am worried about Amare Stoudemire.

I think Boston matches up very well with everyone else on that roster but Amare off the bench is a real problem. He is the X-Factor that can decide the series. That extra weapon that pushes NYK ahead of Boston or fails and allows Boston to take advantage.

There is nobody off the bench here who can matchup with him. So athletic. So quick. So big and strong. Such a skilled finisher around the paint. So explosive. Danger man.

I am fine with the options against their backcourt, against Melo and against Tyson Chandler in the paint but Amare scares me. He is a guy that Boston doesn't have an answer to.

Bring back Scalabrine for this series?

Bass is the only way we can do it. And if he scores 17points in a quarter again... sure! WHY NOT!?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:31:42 PM
Us vs. Knicks will be an interesting ECSF game probably... I like how we both have strong backcourts and the front-courts can be even if Bass plays well against Stoudemire.. Stoudemire vs. Bass really is the X-Factor.
I think the Knicks should be team Doc should be trying to get in the first round. Avoid Miami and Chicago. I think New York is the best matchup for Boston in that first round.

For some reason, it's irrational, but the Knicks concern me more than Miami.

And for some reason, not concerned about Chicago at all.

The only way NY beats us is if they are hot from the outside.  The problem is, they are better at doing that than any other team in the league.  The good thing is, taking and making jumpers can only get you so far.

Chicago's size will destroy us.  If Rose is even 75%, he'll find a way to torch us.

Miami has LeBron.  'Nuff said.

J.R. Smith scares the bejesus out of me lol. And I'm concerned about the impact of Amare during the playoffs while healthy. I just don't know what to expect from them game in and game out, and that really concerns me.

I really don't care for Chicago's size, it really doesn't concern me.

I'm very comfortable with our ability to disrupt most of what Miami wants to do, and our ability to defend Wade and their other role players, that I'm I think we'll perform well against them. If LeBron goes off, he goes off, not much you can do about it, so not going to worry about it.

JR Smith can be good, but not for a whole series (he isn't consistent enough [see today's game vs clips]).

Brandon Bass vs. Amar'e Stoudemire will be the most important matchup.

Lee/Bradley/Barbosa vs. Kidd/Shump/Felton is about equal...
Pierce vs. Anthony can be about equal...
Garnett vs. Chandler can be about equal...
Bass vs. Stoudemire is a real question mark...

And also Jeff Green and JR Smith can each have important roles if they play well enough.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 03:39:47 PM
I'd love to see the Lakers get whipped pretty badly vs. Miami.  Maybe it'll force Kupchak into a blow-up trade.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:43:03 PM
Miami should destroy LA with the quickness advantage they have and the Lakers slow feet defensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:43:11 PM
I'd love to see the Lakers get whipped pretty badly vs. Miami.  Maybe it'll force Kupchak into a blow-up trade.

I'd rather the Lakers beat the Heat.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:44:47 PM
I hate how Spoelstra protects his players. Bosh should defend Dwight. Not Haslem. LeBron should defend powerful fours. Not Battier.

Stop coddling the talent. Push them. Let them grow.

They both, LeBron and Bosh, have considerable room for improvement as defenders against power-based fours and fives respectively. Their team will be better for it in the long run.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 10, 2013, 03:46:29 PM
I'd love to see the Lakers get whipped pretty badly vs. Miami.  Maybe it'll force Kupchak into a blow-up trade.

Unfortunately, 2 particluar wins against bad teams -- the 1 point hang-on against Detroit and the 18 pt comeback against Charlotte -- have kept the Lakers in the hunt and onlty 3 games or so from a playoff spot.  I doubt there is any blow-up trade when they still have a playoff birth possible and the possibility of a healthy Big 4 by end of April.

I agree that I'd love to see Miami dominate them.  Angry Kobe is the best chance for DH skipping town next year.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: cman88 on February 10, 2013, 03:47:28 PM
JR Smith has horrible bball IQ IMO...he just chucks up alot of shots which is why his PPG looks good

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 03:47:44 PM
I would love to see LA fire D'Antoni and hire Scott Skiles.

They could be so much better defensively with a defensive orientated coach. They'd get a big bump, like New York got with Woodson after firing D'Antoni, by making a coaching change.

They are shooting themselves in the foot by keeping D'Antoni.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 03:52:00 PM
JR Smith has horrible bball IQ IMO...he just chucks up alot of shots which is why his PPG looks good

Yep.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 10, 2013, 03:59:36 PM
I would love to see LA fire D'Antoni and hire Scott Skiles.

They could be so much better defensively with a defensive orientated coach. They'd get a big bump, like New York got with Woodson after firing D'Antoni, by making a coaching change.

They are shooting themselves in the foot by keeping D'Antoni.

You are too much of a fan of the game!  It is GOOD that they hired and keep D'Antoni.  ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 10, 2013, 04:01:49 PM
Just tuned in to see Chris Anderson make a decent defensive play.   I would love to know if Danny made any effort to get him, and if not, what was his reasoning.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 04:05:18 PM
Just tuned in to see Chris Anderson make a decent defensive play.   I would love to know if Danny made any effort to get him, and if not, what was his reasoning.

Because he is a crazy man. Good thing Danny didn't get him or our chemistry would be so bad that covalent bonds couldn't even stay together.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 05:28:06 PM
Very poor job by Artest on LeBron so far.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on February 10, 2013, 05:28:56 PM
man the Lakers rebounding is really killing them
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GronkSpike on February 10, 2013, 05:30:43 PM
Anyone else saw the blatant travel on the and-1?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Birdman on February 10, 2013, 05:32:51 PM
Is Kenyon Martin going to play this season? Or isnt anyone interested in him? Or he may just retire
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 05:34:30 PM
Why can't Howard just do a favor to the world for once and hit Ray Allen with an elbow, and step on LeBron James' foot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 05:35:16 PM
Why can't Howard just do a favor to the world for once and hit Ray Allen with an elbow, and step on LeBron James' foot.

lol. Never wish harm on another human!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 10, 2013, 05:35:48 PM
That was in the act of shooting. Smart play by LeBron. Bad refereeing. Worse foul.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 05:36:29 PM
That was in the act of shooting. Smart play by LeBron. Bad refereeing. Worse foul.

Yeah, particularly when he picked up the dribble like a step before the contact even came.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 05:37:47 PM
Wade too comfortable with Meeks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 10, 2013, 05:43:53 PM
Darn, completely forgot about LAL vs MIA today.  The only time I'll ever root for Miami is when they play the Lakers.

Surprised that it's even close in the 4th. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: makaveli on February 10, 2013, 05:49:22 PM
with 30 games left, the LA Lakers need to win about 20-22 games in order to make it to the playoffs  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 10, 2013, 05:51:17 PM
Ray Allen cannot guard Kobe.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 10, 2013, 05:51:25 PM
with 30 games left, the LA Lakers need to win about 20-22 games in order to make it to the playoffs  ;D

UNLIKELY.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on February 10, 2013, 05:58:21 PM
Ray Allen cannot guard anyone.

FIFY
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Birdman on February 10, 2013, 05:58:50 PM
Ray Allen cannot guard Kobe.
No one can
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SCeltic34 on February 10, 2013, 06:00:34 PM
Judas in a big time shooting slump.  Probably more of that to come when playoff time rolls around.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GronkSpike on February 10, 2013, 06:01:56 PM
I know this gets said more than anything else, but another massive travel by LeBron... clear as day, not even a mention by JVG.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 10, 2013, 06:03:57 PM
I know this gets said more than anything else, but another massive travel by LeBron... clear as day, not even a mention by JVG.

I've long changed the channel to Mike and Tommy :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Birdman on February 10, 2013, 06:04:09 PM
I know this gets said more than anything else, but another massive travel by LeBron... clear as day, not even a mention by JVG.
U dont call travel on superstars..just like Michael Jordan..geez, Jordan travel alot in games!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 10, 2013, 06:23:06 PM
Darn, completely forgot about LAL vs MIA today.  The only time I'll ever root for Miami is when they play the Lakers.
Surprised that it's even close in the 4th.

True.  I was even rooting for Ray.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: staticcc on February 10, 2013, 06:36:10 PM
I know this gets said more than anything else, but another massive travel by LeBron... clear as day, not even a mention by JVG.
U dont call travel on superstars..just like Michael Jordan..geez, Jordan travel alot in games!!

More push offs then travels. He pushed off the guy guarding him off the ball, on the ball, while dribbling, etc. but he's the GOAT
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on February 10, 2013, 10:34:05 PM
Wow...no Duncan and no Manu, and Spurs STILL crush BKN in BKN.

Can't keep firing coaches....after a while, you have to take a LONG look at the players......

We are only 1 1/2 games behind them, and they are in 5th place.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 10, 2013, 10:38:35 PM
Wow...no Duncan and no Manu, and Spurs STILL crush BKN in BKN.

Can't keep firing coaches....after a while, you have to take a LONG look at the players......

We are only 1 1/2 games behind them, and they are in 5th place.

We were lucky with our Big 3.  It normally takes awhile for a new team to fit together and learn to play together.  We saw that with LA after the Gasol trade, with Miami after signing LeBron and Bosh, with NY after trading for Carmelo. 

I think Brooklyn needs patience more than anything.  They also need Deron Williams to play like he did in Utah, when he was arguably the best PG in the game. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on February 10, 2013, 10:45:00 PM
Wow...no Duncan and no Manu, and Spurs STILL crush BKN in BKN.

Can't keep firing coaches....after a while, you have to take a LONG look at the players......

We are only 1 1/2 games behind them, and they are in 5th place.

We were lucky with our Big 3.  It normally takes awhile for a new team to fit together and learn to play together.  We saw that with LA after the Gasol trade, with Miami after signing LeBron and Bosh, with NY after trading for Carmelo. 

I think Brooklyn needs patience more than anything.  They also need Deron Williams to play like he did in Utah, when he was arguably the best PG in the game.

Miami didn't really take long that was overblown.

I just don't think the nets have good players. No where near as much talent as our big 3 coming together or the Lebron, wade, bosh trio
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 10, 2013, 10:51:54 PM
Wow...no Duncan and no Manu, and Spurs STILL crush BKN in BKN.

Can't keep firing coaches....after a while, you have to take a LONG look at the players......

We are only 1 1/2 games behind them, and they are in 5th place.

We were lucky with our Big 3.  It normally takes awhile for a new team to fit together and learn to play together.  We saw that with LA after the Gasol trade, with Miami after signing LeBron and Bosh, with NY after trading for Carmelo. 

I think Brooklyn needs patience more than anything.  They also need Deron Williams to play like he did in Utah, when he was arguably the best PG in the game.

Miami didn't really take long that was overblown.

I just don't think the nets have good players. No where near as much talent as our big 3 coming together or the Lebron, wade, bosh trio

Dallas didn't beat Miami because they were more talented.  They beat them because Miami hadn't learned how to play together yet.

I agree that their 3 aren't on the same level as Boston or Miami, though.  Still, in terms of talent they should be better than the fifth seed in a weak Eastern Conference. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticSooner on February 11, 2013, 12:16:21 AM
Nets aren't getting enough worth for their money out of guys like Humphries and Wallace. You could probably throw DWill in there as well.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 11, 2013, 12:27:55 AM
Nets aren't getting enough worth for their money out of guys like Humphries and Wallace. You could probably throw DWill in there as well.

Agree on all three counts.  Deron Williams should be a superstar.  I don't really know why Wallace's game has fallen off as much as it has.  Humphries lost his starting job to freaking Reggie Evans. 

We'll see if they get it together.  Like I said, I think they need to be patient - the pieces they have on that team should be good enough to make some noise. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 12, 2013, 07:20:28 PM
Wow, Fournier really has some nice size and length to him with a bit of quickness and leaping ability. Nice big two guard. Did a good job of breaking up that lob pass to Jonas Valanciounas. Most two guards couldn't make that play. Too small to get up there and stop the easy dunk. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 12, 2013, 07:34:24 PM
A.Randolph with back-to-back turnovers in transition. Kyle Lowry picked his pocket on the first one and drew a charge on the second one.

Big time hustle by Lowry.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 12, 2013, 07:47:42 PM
It's crazy how high Rudy Gay's release point is on his pull up jump shot. Unblockable.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 12, 2013, 07:54:36 PM
Valanciounas doing some nice work in the paint. Good footwork. Nice pivots. Head and ball fakes. Posting up smaller players. Finishing strong in traffic. Drawing fouls. he has shown more offensive skill in his rookie year than I was expecting. 

Jonas looks a lot bigger, stronger, since the start of the season too. Clearly putting a lot of work in in the weight room. Working hard.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 12, 2013, 08:11:09 PM
Valanciounas doing some nice work in the paint. Good footwork. Nice pivots. Head and ball fakes. Posting up smaller players. Finishing strong in traffic. Drawing fouls. he has shown more offensive skill in his rookie year than I was expecting. 

Jonas looks a lot bigger, stronger, since the start of the season too. Clearly putting a lot of work in in the weight room. Working hard.

Hope he turns out to be a big-time player too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 12, 2013, 08:15:46 PM
A.Randolph with back-to-back turnovers in transition. Kyle Lowry picked his pocket on the first one and drew a charge on the second one.

Big time hustle by Lowry.

Why is Randolph even getting PT tonight?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on February 14, 2013, 07:36:53 PM
Quote
Dr. Jerry Buss is hospitalized, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.


A Lakers spokesman declined to comment on the situation out of respect for the families' privacy. A hospital spokesman wouldn't confirm whether Buss was at the hospital.


The Los Angeles Times reported that Buss has an undisclosed form of cancer. The paper said he has spent time in the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, citing "multiple team personnel."


 


Buss
Buss

Buss has been in and out of the hospital for the past two years. The Lakers confirmed he was in the hospital in December 2011 for blood clots in his leg, which they said was caused by excessive travel.


Buss has passed the day-to-day operation of the team on to his children, Jim (who oversees basketball operations) and Jeanie (who oversees the business side of the franchise). He was involved, however, in the offseason acquisition of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, and in the in-season coaching move that fired Mike Brown and hired Mike D'Antoni.



ESPN.com's Rick Reilly quoted Nash in a column two weeks ago about his first meeting with Buss.


"I went to the hospital in September, and we had a great talk," Nash said. "It was supposed to be five minutes, but we talked for about an hour. You could see he was fighting something big, but he still had a great spirit, a great mind. He's still full of life."


The Times reported that a number of current and former Lakers have visited Buss in the hospital in recent months.



Buss has owned the team since 1979 when he purchased the Lakers, the Forum, the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and real estate from Jack Kent Cooke. The team has won 10 of its 16 titles under Buss' ownership.



The Lakers were recently valued at $1 billion by Forbes magazine, the second most valuable team in the NBA behind the New York Knicks.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8949536/jerry-buss-los-angeles-lakers-owner-hospitalized

Prayers for Dr. Buss.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:14:38 PM
Man, this OKC-Miami game is taking forever to start. It's a 8.15pm now.

Get on with it already!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:22:32 PM
Strong post up by Perk against Battier. I love that.

I always thought Perk was pretty effective in the post against undersized forwards when he was here in Boston. Just too big and strong. If he is given time to back his man down, Perk will get himself a good shot down there.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:24:36 PM
That was a terrible shot by Wade. Forced the iso and pull up jumper along the baseline 18/19 feet oout with Thabo Sefolosha all over him.

Silly shot to take. What is the shooting percentage on that attempt? 25-30%? Dumb.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:40:26 PM
I like this lineup for Miami as a second unit

PG: N.Cole
SG: R.Allen
SF: L.James
PF: R.Lewis
C:  C.Andersen

Nice blend of quickness, scoring and shooting ability. LeBron as the main creator. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis as floor spacers. Chris Andersen to protect the paint defensively and do work on the backboards. I think this is a good unit for Miami.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:42:46 PM
Oooh, Kevin Durant took a hard hit off the floor after going with that rebound.

Steve Kerr "that was an awful sound" as Durant hit the floor.

Durant struggling to get up off the floor. It could be his hip or his shoulder. Ribs. That looked painful. I think he is alright but he might need a few minutes. Hopefully, he is alright.

Edit: They left on him the floor. He seems alright. Good toughness from Durant. That was a hard fall he took.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on February 14, 2013, 08:44:54 PM
This Mia/OKC game is getting chippy.

Looks like Durant is ok, whew!  Never like to see injuries.

Can't believe the top four guys in techs are all on OKC, led by Durant of all people.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:48:58 PM
Miami are having their way with Oklahoma in the first quarter.

Disappointing start for OKC. Yet another slow start for them against Miami's small-ball starting lineup. I think this is a big game for OKC confidence wise and they are blowing it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:54:03 PM
Is Perk responsible for Oklahoma becoming a tech-happy team?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 08:55:42 PM
I don't know why Spoelstra is pulling C.Andersen and then J.Anthony for getting two early fouls. Who the hell cares if they are in foul trouble?

This whole benching your 9th/10th man because he is in foul trouble thing is ridiculous.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on February 14, 2013, 08:58:34 PM
Is Perk responsible for Oklahoma becoming a tech-happy team?

Maybe..maybe

Funny all those comercials about Durant being the nicest guy in the league, yet leads the league in techs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 08:59:48 PM
Is Perk responsible for Oklahoma becoming a tech-happy team?

Maybe..maybe

Funny all those comercials about Durant being the nicest guy in the league, yet leads the league in techs.

He is the nicest... just not in game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 09:16:46 PM
Oh, great strip by Battier to deny Ibaka the easy dunk. I love Battier's game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on February 14, 2013, 09:54:28 PM
OKC just doesn't look good tonight.  Getting blown out on your own home court is a problem.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 09:56:40 PM
OKC just doesn't look good tonight.  Getting blown out on your own home court is a problem.

This is a VERY atypical situation though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 14, 2013, 09:57:44 PM
I hope this game puts to rest the lamentations of not having Perk to contain Lebron.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 10:01:24 PM
I hope this game puts to rest the lamentations of not having Perk to contain Lebron.

and in the meantime, Jeff Green is starting to look like the player we thought we were getting in that trade
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 10:03:22 PM
I hope this game puts to rest the lamentations of not having Perk to contain Lebron.

and in the meantime, Jeff Green is starting to look like the player we thought we were getting in that trade

Now picture Perk in 2 years vs. Green in 2 years.

Top 5 SF in the NBA vs. Udonis Haslem type of guy
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 14, 2013, 10:05:45 PM
Perfect day for an OKC 4th quarter comeback?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 10:08:33 PM
Perfect day for an OKC 4th quarter comeback?

UCLA too.... they suck >_<
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 10:11:12 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 10:14:39 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.

Both ways, it doesn't work since Miami doesn't make the Finals. Silly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 14, 2013, 10:16:14 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.

Both ways, it doesn't work since Miami doesn't make the Finals. Silly.
This.

But for the record I think OKC would definitely bring more game than the Clippers. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 10:17:30 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.

Both ways, it doesn't work since Miami doesn't make the Finals. Silly.
This.

But for the record I think OKC would definitely bring more game than the Clippers.

I'd love to see, in oder of preference:

Spurs
Clippers
Warriors
Rockets
OKC
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on February 14, 2013, 10:20:06 PM
Team that try to match up in a speed game with Miami just don't stand a chance.  San Antonio is probably the only team out west with realistic chance of getting to the Finals, and beating Miami.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 14, 2013, 10:20:50 PM
Oh come on, back to back contested shots within the first 3 seconds of getting it over half-court.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 14, 2013, 10:23:52 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.

Both ways, it doesn't work since Miami doesn't make the Finals. Silly.
This.

But for the record I think OKC would definitely bring more game than the Clippers.

I'd love to see, in oder of preference:

Spurs
Clippers
Warriors
Rockets
OKC

Rockets really don't stand a chance...

Thunder
Spurs
Nuggets
Clippers
Grizzlies
------
Rockets
Jazz
Trailblazers
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 10:24:35 PM
OKC will never win with Westbrook at the point. He's too dumb and selfish to lead a championship team. The Thunder play the wrong way. They should have traded Westbrook for a passing pg and kept Harden.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
I really hope OKC doesn't make it out of the West again.

I want to see someone give Miami more of a game in the Finals. San Antonio or the Clippers.

Both ways, it doesn't work since Miami doesn't make the Finals. Silly.
This.

But for the record I think OKC would definitely bring more game than the Clippers.

I'd love to see, in oder of preference:

Spurs
Clippers
Warriors
Rockets
OKC

Rockets really don't stand a chance...

Thunder
Spurs
Nuggets
Clippers
Grizzlies
------
Rockets
Jazz
Trailblazers

I like the Nuggets, but they always disappoint in the playoffs. I loved the Grizzlies, but they traded away too much of their roster.

I think you underestimate the Warriors leaving them off your list. They are a top 4 team in the West with Bogut back imo.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 14, 2013, 10:31:25 PM
Shut up LeBron.  GO DURANT!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 14, 2013, 10:39:21 PM
Miami need to be careful. 11 point game.

Oh, big triple by Shane Battier. Back to 14 with 4 and a half to play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 14, 2013, 11:01:30 PM
The Lakers suck so much this year.  I love it!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 11:03:29 PM
The Lakers suck so much this year.  I love it!

I just hope they miss the playoffs. You never know if they sneak in.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 14, 2013, 11:05:17 PM
The Lakers suck so much this year.  I love it!

I just hope they miss the playoffs. You never know if they sneak in.

No Gasol, no playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on February 14, 2013, 11:05:58 PM
Wow OKC sucked. Maybe running 100 isos was a bad idea?

They better hope that lebron breaks his leg in a grotesque manner because thats the only hope they have for a chip.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on February 14, 2013, 11:17:42 PM
Wow OKC sucked. Maybe running 100 isos was a bad idea?

They better hope that lebron breaks his leg in a grotesque manner because thats the only hope they have for a chip.
LeBron will never get injured. They're best bet is if Wade goes down (I don't wish injuries on anyone by the way).
OKC played horrible tonight and just looked out of sync.

Also it's fun seeing the Lakers getting spanked out the gate. Hopefully the Clippers don't let up and let them win.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 14, 2013, 11:19:42 PM
Wow OKC sucked. Maybe running 100 isos was a bad idea?

They better hope that lebron breaks his leg in a grotesque manner because thats the only hope they have for a chip.

Tell that to Keith no so Smart. Worst coach in the NBA now that Skiles is gone. Scott Brooks is 2nd.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 14, 2013, 11:42:31 PM
You've got to be kidding me.  Jordan just hit the American flag on a FT.  No exaggeration.  A solid foot to the right.

That was worse than any free throw I ever saw Ben Wallace take.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: j804 on February 15, 2013, 06:05:44 AM
Miami looked good, but then again OKC played awful defense. Same as last year if Miami were to come out the East and face them were probably Miamis biggest hurdle right by the Knicks. I could see SA challenging Miami though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on February 15, 2013, 01:50:17 PM
You've got to be kidding me.  Jordan just hit the American flag on a FT.  No exaggeration.  A solid foot to the right.

That was worse than any free throw I ever saw Ben Wallace take.

Here was a winner on a SB Nation list of the worst airballed free throws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKHOMKqxYw&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mgent on February 19, 2013, 08:57:44 PM
You've got to be kidding me.  Jordan just hit the American flag on a FT.  No exaggeration.  A solid foot to the right.

That was worse than any free throw I ever saw Ben Wallace take.

Here was a winner on a SB Nation list of the worst airballed free throws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKHOMKqxYw&feature=player_embedded
A foot off center is easily worse than a foot short.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 19, 2013, 10:15:32 PM
Joe Johnson with a clutch 3 to send it to overtime.

Then a clutch jumper to win in overtime.

-.- This guy is crazy. Maybe Chicago was right to draft him ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on February 21, 2013, 10:30:01 PM
Miami just look invincible at the moment.

Making the bulls look stupid.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 21, 2013, 10:32:48 PM
TNT showed a stat that showed how many games the league's top scorers have shot under 40% this season.

Harden and Kobe were in the high teens, Carmelo had like 11, and. I think Durant had 7.

LeBron had 1.  That's absurd.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on February 22, 2013, 12:24:50 AM
Tony Parker is ridiculous.  He's absolutely destroying Chris Paul out there tonight. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on February 22, 2013, 12:54:25 AM
The Spurs are giving the Clippers a good ol fashion butt whooping right now and they seem to have no remorse either.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 22, 2013, 01:33:57 AM
The Spurs are giving the Clippers a good ol fashion butt whooping right now and they seem to have no remorse either.

Clippers got destroyed, blow it up!!!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on February 22, 2013, 08:38:07 AM
Looking forward to watching the San Antonio vs Golden State game today.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525586_487287878005167_930100425_n.jpg)

Though one comment on the ESPN AU Facebook page made me laugh  ;D

Quote
They will get maybe 20 mins court time between them.and by that I mean 20 mins for bogut.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on February 22, 2013, 06:15:14 PM
Looking forward to watching the San Antonio vs Golden State game today.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525586_487287878005167_930100425_n.jpg)

Though one comment on the ESPN AU Facebook page made me laugh  ;D

Quote
They will get maybe 20 mins court time between them.and by that I mean 20 mins for bogut.
lol :]
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 22, 2013, 07:26:31 PM
Pretty good game going on between New York and Toronto.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on February 22, 2013, 07:58:16 PM
Pretty good game going on between New York and Toronto.

Bargnani getting booed by his own fans whenever he touches the ball and cheered when he goes to the bench.....yikes
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 22, 2013, 08:12:41 PM
Great matchup = Dirk Nowitzki vs Anthony Davis

Game just getting underway now. Good test for A.Davis' defense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 22, 2013, 08:14:35 PM
Gosh, Dirk looks old as Anthony Davis goes around him easily and beats him to that loose ball 2-3 times although Davis blows the easy two. And then again on the next possession to another offensive rebound.

Dirk's rebounding has gotten so bad.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 22, 2013, 10:17:37 PM
Knicks are slumping. Here's our chance!

Oh yea, and they're deathly afraid of facing us in the playoffs. ;D Check out their blogs. They said they would lose games just to face the Hawks lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on February 22, 2013, 11:40:49 PM
Looking forward to watching the San Antonio vs Golden State game today.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525586_487287878005167_930100425_n.jpg)

Though one comment on the ESPN AU Facebook page made me laugh  ;D

Quote
They will get maybe 20 mins court time between them.and by that I mean 20 mins for bogut.
lol :]

Of course Bogut would drop out with back spasms, spoiling the historic day :( There goes the 20 mins ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mr. dee on February 23, 2013, 01:27:45 AM
Gosh, Dirk looks old as Anthony Davis goes around him easily and beats him to that loose ball 2-3 times although Davis blows the easy two. And then again on the next possession to another offensive rebound.

Dirk's rebounding has gotten so bad.
He was never really that good in rebounding.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: celtsfan84 on February 23, 2013, 02:12:36 AM
Pretty good game going on between New York and Toronto.

Toronto is playing some good basketball lately.  They've won 6 of their last 7 with a few quality wins mixed in (beating the Knicks twice, for example).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on February 23, 2013, 07:44:24 AM
I hope ORL is paying attention to their roster. They have a VERY SOLID (already) player in Andrew Nicholson.

Don't mess around and trade THAT guy...he could be a cornerstone in ORL one day, IMO.

Solid low post moves...still a bit raw, but not by much.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on February 23, 2013, 08:28:58 AM
Next up for the C's...Portland. Curious about the line-up tomorrow tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 24, 2013, 02:58:25 PM
This Laker-Mavs game is extremely entertaining.

Very back and forth.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 24, 2013, 03:02:18 PM
Trail Blazers are my second fave team in the league and I really hope they beat out Lakers for a playoff spot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ronaldo943 on February 24, 2013, 03:06:34 PM
I hope ORL is paying attention to their roster. They have a VERY SOLID (already) player in Andrew Nicholson.

Don't mess around and trade THAT guy...he could be a cornerstone in ORL one day, IMO.

Solid low post moves...still a bit raw, but not by much.

Him and Vucevic especially Vucevic since he iss younger
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 24, 2013, 03:08:48 PM
I hope ORL is paying attention to their roster. They have a VERY SOLID (already) player in Andrew Nicholson.

Don't mess around and trade THAT guy...he could be a cornerstone in ORL one day, IMO.

Solid low post moves...still a bit raw, but not by much.

Him and Vucevic especially Vucevic since he iss younger

I don't know, I think Nicholson can be better.  That being said, this is coming from a guy who wanted Nicholson over Sully in the draft (very happy with the selection now, though).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 24, 2013, 03:09:09 PM
I hope ORL is paying attention to their roster. They have a VERY SOLID (already) player in Andrew Nicholson.

Don't mess around and trade THAT guy...he could be a cornerstone in ORL one day, IMO.

Solid low post moves...still a bit raw, but not by much.

Him and Vucevic especially Vucevic since he iss younger

Nicholson seems like a serious guy, I like him, studied Physics in college! Smart guy too. No nonsense!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 24, 2013, 03:13:03 PM
Hurray!

http://nba.si.com/2013/02/22/clippers-fan-half-court-shot-car-spurs/?sct=uk_bf1_a5
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on February 24, 2013, 03:18:34 PM
Hurray!

http://nba.si.com/2013/02/22/clippers-fan-half-court-shot-car-spurs/?sct=uk_bf1_a5

I think I'd rather get a hug from her than from Lebron James. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 24, 2013, 03:25:03 PM
I really hate Kobe, but [dang], he's good.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on February 24, 2013, 03:30:38 PM
My LA nightmare on it's way to coming true.  Lakers winning close games regularly now.   Pau will be back before end of season.  They will of course be dangerous against anyone in the West. It ain't over.   I just hate them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: aporel#18 on February 24, 2013, 03:32:50 PM
Well, the Lakers are now allowed to play Heatle Ball: bulldoze the oponent, get all the calls.

That said, tonight Kobe was making every shot. One of those nights.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on February 24, 2013, 03:36:14 PM
Kooooooooooobe. He went NUTS today.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on February 24, 2013, 03:49:58 PM
The amount of calls Lakers are getting is just disgusting... and at the same Rockets are getting screwed by the refs 3 straight games now!!
What an abomination to the game of basketball...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on February 24, 2013, 03:50:44 PM
My LA nightmare on it's way to coming true.  Lakers winning close games regularly now.   Pau will be back before end of season.  They will of course be dangerous against anyone in the West. It ain't over.   I just hate them.

I knew it would happen. They simply have too much talent. Only injuries will keep them out of the playoffs if it happens.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on February 24, 2013, 04:30:17 PM
Just need Houston to keep winning. Utah too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 24, 2013, 04:40:39 PM
Just need Houston to keep winning. Utah too.
I would like to see Utah get knocked out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 24, 2013, 04:42:50 PM
Just need Houston to keep winning. Utah too.
I would like to see Utah get knocked out.

Why you hatin' on Big Al?  8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Adelaide Celt on February 24, 2013, 06:52:06 PM
Just need Houston to keep winning. Utah too.
I would like to see Utah get knocked out.

I was worried they'd trade Millsap or Jefferson at the deadline and start the rebuilding early. Didn't happen though and they should make the Playoffs comfortably.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 24, 2013, 08:17:53 PM
I really want the Cavs to beat the Heat tonight. Its 102-101 Cleveland,  2 mins left
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 25, 2013, 07:16:24 PM
Valanciunas' length bothering Nene on that post-up.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 25, 2013, 07:32:24 PM
Wizards length, quickness and activity is really impressive defensively.

Okafor and Nene (especially Nene) are doing a great job of anchoring that defense. Two shot-blocking threats. Two guys with good mobility on the screen and roll. Nene with his huge frame. Intimidating duo defensively.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 25, 2013, 08:30:13 PM
Didn't know Fisher had signed up with OKC again.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Galeto on February 26, 2013, 01:50:08 AM
Lakers go down in Denver, which is not all that embarrassing or unexpected especially with it being a back to back for them. What was embarrassing was Howard going 3-14 from the charity stripe.  Oh goodness.  He actually made his first two free throws too. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on February 26, 2013, 09:41:45 PM
Sweet brawl in GS-Indiana game (http://deadspin.com/5987202/brawl-breaks-out-in-warriors+pacers-game-after-roy-hibbert-goes-on-a-shovin-spree).
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 26, 2013, 09:42:37 PM
Sweet brawl in GS-Indiana game (http://deadspin.com/5987202/brawl-breaks-out-in-warriors+pacers-game-after-roy-hibbert-goes-on-a-shovin-spree).

awesome! What/who?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 26, 2013, 09:44:38 PM
Didn't know Fisher had signed up with OKC again.

He screwed Dallas over. I knew he was going to go to either the lakers or OKC as soon as he asked out of Dallas. When the lakers went to hell he chose OKC.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 26, 2013, 10:19:18 PM
good battle going on between the heat and the kings
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: barefacedmonk on February 26, 2013, 10:22:03 PM
Didn't know Fisher had signed up with OKC again.

He screwed Dallas over. I knew he was going to go to either the lakers or OKC as soon as he asked out of Dallas. When the lakers went to hell he chose OKC.

I wish I could say I'm surprised. But it's Fisher.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 26, 2013, 10:24:38 PM
Didn't know Fisher had signed up with OKC again.

He screwed Dallas over. I knew he was going to go to either the lakers or OKC as soon as he asked out of Dallas. When the lakers went to hell he chose OKC.

I wish I could say I'm surprised. But it's Fisher.

yea, I think he also stopped by miami on the way to OKC just to knee Ray Allen in the nuts once more for old times
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:12:59 PM
Excited for Motiejunas' first start. Ilyasova is a tough matchup with his perimeter game. I am expecting Motiejunas to get burned defensively pretty bad.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:23:39 PM
Houston blowing the Bucks out early. 24-8.

Milwaukee just double teamed Asik in the low post. Not in the game mentally at all. Sleep walking.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:25:21 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 27, 2013, 08:26:27 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.

Demo is a very talented big man. He's got all-star potential imo. I think the Rockets were well aware of this and showcased Patterson and Morris up to the trading deadline.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on February 27, 2013, 08:33:47 PM
warriors look awful
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jgod213 on February 27, 2013, 08:34:27 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.

Did you read that Zach Lowe article on Morey/the Rockets the other day? Pretty good stuff.  Interesting to hear that, despite his talent, the Rockets staff is pretty anxious about how T-Robinson is going to fit in their system.  Motiejunas should have some time to showcase what he can do.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:34:56 PM
Oooh, John Henson with the rolling hook shot across the paint.

John Henson vs Thomas Robinson now. Some fun matchups in this game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.

Did you read that Zach Lowe article on Morey/the Rockets the other day? Pretty good stuff.  Interesting to hear that, despite his talent, the Rockets staff is pretty anxious about how T-Robinson is going to fit in their system.  Motiejunas should have some time to showcase what he can do.

No, I didn't see that. I'll check that article out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jgod213 on February 27, 2013, 08:42:34 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.

Did you read that Zach Lowe article on Morey/the Rockets the other day? Pretty good stuff.  Interesting to hear that, despite his talent, the Rockets staff is pretty anxious about how T-Robinson is going to fit in their system.  Motiejunas should have some time to showcase what he can do.

No, I didn't see that. I'll check that article out.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8989580/is-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-plan-working-houston (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8989580/is-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-plan-working-houston)

Lot of good stuff from Kelvin Sampson & Morey.  That team has a chance to be really special if they can find that second fiddle to Harden, which I don't doubt they will.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on February 27, 2013, 08:58:51 PM
Is it just me or does Redick look even smaller in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform?

Redick is the same size as Jeremy Lin. Harden looks much bigger than Redick.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on February 27, 2013, 09:19:13 PM
Motiejunas has had a couple of lovely passes. One out of the post. Two off the dribble on drives from the three point line. Plus a triple of his own from the corner.

Surprised at how effective he is off the dribble. I knew he could shoot and post up but I had no idea he could dribble the ball like that.

Did you read that Zach Lowe article on Morey/the Rockets the other day? Pretty good stuff.  Interesting to hear that, despite his talent, the Rockets staff is pretty anxious about how T-Robinson is going to fit in their system.  Motiejunas should have some time to showcase what he can do.

No, I didn't see that. I'll check that article out.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8989580/is-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-plan-working-houston (http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8989580/is-rockets-gm-daryl-morey-plan-working-houston)

Lot of good stuff from Kelvin Sampson & Morey.  That team has a chance to be really special if they can find that second fiddle to Harden, which I don't doubt they will.

Probably worth its own thread, but I bet some people here cringed upon reading:

Quote
Morey has correctly noted that small-ball lineups tend to improve a team's offense and hurt the defense, though the gains on offense typically outweigh the vulnerabilities on D.


Combine them with the concern about Robinson fitting in having to do with his inability to shoot threes, and you have a GM who seems to like perimeter bigs and smallball.  Of course, unlike the Celtics, Houston wants to be an above-average offensive rebounding team, but I suppose some people will cringe at the report that the front office would like the team to play Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino at the 4 more often than the coaching staff wants to.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 09:39:17 PM
So, can we trade for Steph Curry?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 09:54:29 PM
Jesus. Steph Curry. My gosh.

35 in 32, wow.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 27, 2013, 10:04:04 PM
Yeah, Curry is going berserk in MSG.  38 through three quarters.  Warriors down by three though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on February 27, 2013, 10:10:54 PM
Curry going crazy, Chandler going nuts with 16 and 24, Carmelo going slightly bipolar with 27.  Fun game.  Flipping back and forth with Rockets-Bucks.

EDIT:  Asik with 16 and 20 now too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:15:03 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/2013/2/27/4038274/wizards-announcers-get-really-confused-on-buzzer-beater-shot

LOL
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RebusRankin on February 27, 2013, 10:15:25 PM
Henson with 12 and 5 in 13 minutes tonight. Woot Woot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:15:35 PM
Asik with 16 and 20 now too.

That's what my Grizz will get every once in a while. CONTENDER!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:16:34 PM
Curry with 46. Wow. Wow. Wow.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: AB_Celtic on February 27, 2013, 10:18:19 PM
Incredible game going on between GSW and NYK right now.

- A one-man rebounding effort by Chandler
- In contrast, ever seen such a balanced rebounding effort than by GSW. At 6:39 in the 4th quarter, no Warrior has less than 3 rebs or more than 5
- Steph Curry is going HAM
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 27, 2013, 10:19:16 PM
Where would GS be if he was suspended tonight?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:19:21 PM
Incredible game going on between GSW and NYK right now.

- A one-man rebounding effort by Chandler
- In contrast, ever seen such a balanced rebounding effort than by GSW. At 6:39 in the 4th quarter, no Warrior has less than 3 rebs or more than 5
- Steph Curry is going HAM

Keep in mind this is at MSG.

Curry hasn't sat one second yet.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 10:20:44 PM
Very disappointed on Houston as of late. They better beat the Bucks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 27, 2013, 10:22:10 PM
the rockets should have gone with Moteijunas a bit more down the stretch
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:22:42 PM
Very disappointed on Houston as of late. They better beat the Bucks.

Gonna need a big stop (or two)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:23:21 PM
WHAT. Curry is shooting 9 for 11 from downtown? Best pure shooter in the game, right here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 10:23:50 PM
Wow, what a ridiculous shot by Ellis.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:24:11 PM
Wow, what a ridiculous shot by Ellis.

Both ways, it's GAME

Now let's go GSW
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:25:31 PM
ANOTHER three by Curry. WOW. A show for the ages.

10 for 12 from downtown.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on February 27, 2013, 10:26:06 PM
Curry cant miss
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:26:33 PM
Can Curry beat Kobe's 61?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 27, 2013, 10:26:49 PM
Curry is just unconscious right now.

And what a shot by Ellis.  Wow!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on February 27, 2013, 10:27:06 PM
Can Curry beat Kobe's 61?

didn't Kobe have 81?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 10:27:35 PM
Can Curry beat Kobe's 61?

I know he won't get to 81.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 27, 2013, 10:27:52 PM
I don't know what that little shaky thing was though, haha. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:28:24 PM
I was referring to Kobe's 61 at MSG (record)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:35:36 PM
FIFTY TWO, ELEVEN FOR THIRTEEN
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on February 27, 2013, 10:36:08 PM
54 now.  Tie game at 105 with two minutes left.

What a fun game to watch. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on February 27, 2013, 10:42:12 PM
too bad the warriors choked away curry's great game... what a performance none the less
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 10:42:19 PM
At least Curry should be tired for Boston on Friday.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KCattheStripe on February 27, 2013, 10:44:51 PM
Someone needs to explain to me how Brook Lopez was on an allstar team and not Al Horford.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 27, 2013, 10:45:29 PM
Curry had 38 against previous opponent
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on February 27, 2013, 10:50:18 PM
Hope Portland wins so Lakers would have to fight with them for the 8th spot!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on February 27, 2013, 10:57:36 PM
Very disappointing night so far: Houston lost, Bucks win, Utah losing, Atlanta winning, Knicks won, Curry's awesome night wasted...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 27, 2013, 10:58:22 PM
The Nuggets are electric. This is by far George Karls best team in Denver. Who would have thought that they would be the winners of the Bynum/Howard/Iggy trade
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on February 27, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
The Nuggets are electric. This is by far George Karls best team in Denver. Who would have thought that they would be the winners of the Bynum/Howard/Iggy trade

And the Carmelo trade. Haaah! They're good at cancelling numerous divas' decisions!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on February 27, 2013, 11:02:04 PM
Very disappointing night so far: Houston lost, Bucks win, Utah losing, Atlanta winning, Knicks won, Curry's awesome night wasted...

And a very grateful night for the Fakers Playoff Hope train ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 27, 2013, 11:07:26 PM
They (the Lakers) play Houston the last night of the regular season. That would be an awesome game if they are tied
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on February 27, 2013, 11:22:29 PM
Javelle McGee is a very special player
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on February 27, 2013, 11:25:45 PM
If only JO could have played like that all of the time.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on February 27, 2013, 11:26:18 PM
Javelle McGee is a very special player

He's very special.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on February 27, 2013, 11:29:19 PM
Javelle McGee is a very special player

He's very special.

co-sign.... he's so special that Hollins got a signature poster of him on his bedroom ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on February 28, 2013, 10:17:34 PM
Not sure if this commercial is creepy or absolutely hilarious:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBya2k2vc (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBya2k2vc)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 28, 2013, 11:31:58 PM
Not sure if this commercial is creepy or absolutely hilarious:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBya2k2vc (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBya2k2vc)

It's a joke :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on February 28, 2013, 11:32:42 PM
Jeez. If you guys saw Montas shot yesterday.... He's connected to Curry hehe. Big nights for boh. Huge nights for both.

Ellis had 27/13/6/6
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 01, 2013, 02:35:50 AM
Fakers won against the Wolves... wow they really pushing it for Playoffs..
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 01, 2013, 08:49:02 PM
Poor Jason Kidd. Caught defending John Wall. Prigioni is banged up.

No way can Kidd stick with somebody with as much explosive quickness as J.Wall.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 01, 2013, 08:52:16 PM
Stoudemire schooling Seraphin with the spin move and lefty finish in the post.

I am really enjoying watching Amare's post game this year. Night and day. Working with Olajuwon has helped him so much.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 01, 2013, 10:10:37 PM
Who would of thought the Grizzles would be playing 8 on 5 tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 01, 2013, 10:13:16 PM
Keep winning, HOU!

Utah is up big right now vs CHA...

Lakers may end up in the playoffs still, but it's going down to the wire, I bet.

I think HOU is in LA for the last game of the season, to boot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 01, 2013, 10:17:15 PM
Keep winning, HOU!

Utah is up big right now vs CHA...

Lakers may end up in the playoffs still, but it's going down to the wire, I bet.

I think HOU is in LA for the last game of the season, to boot.

Early predictions for that game? Lakers up one game in the standings (but HOU has tiebreaker):

Harden: 65 points, 10 assists, 12 rebounds, 6 steals
Kobe: 127 points, 0 assists, 3 rebounds

But Jeremy Lin hits a game-winner and Houston wins in 9OT, 212-211, to push Rockets into playoffs, for Game 1 vs. the Spurs.


Just kidding. Houston has a really, really easy schedule for the rest of the year. There's literally no way they miss the playoffs (but then again, they totally blew it last year)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 01, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
Keep winning, HOU!

Utah is up big right now vs CHA...

Lakers may end up in the playoffs still, but it's going down to the wire, I bet.

I think HOU is in LA for the last game of the season, to boot.

Early predictions for that game? Lakers up one game in the standings (but HOU has tiebreaker):

Harden: 65 points, 10 assists, 12 rebounds, 6 steals
Kobe: 127 points, 0 assists, 3 rebounds

But Jeremy Lin hits a game-winner and Houston wins in 9OT, 212-211, to push Rockets into playoffs, for Game 1 vs. the Spurs.


Just kidding. Houston has a really, really easy schedule for the rest of the year. There's literally no way they miss the playoffs (but then again, they totally blew it last year)

I hope ur right...I'd love to see McHale and HOU in the playoffs.

I'm thinking Utah could be the team that lets the Lakers in, though.

There is absolutely NO WAY that the Lakers are not making the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 01, 2013, 10:23:29 PM
I don't see Utah missing out. By the way, they have the tiebreaker over the Lake Show.

Favors/Kanter/Millsap/Jefferson will find a way to make a last hurrah. Probably another sweep to the Spurs, but oh well. I think they've got what it takes... they just need to break even for the rest of the season (or a little higher).

Tonight's win vs the Bobcats sans Al/Sap is good too
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 01, 2013, 10:43:50 PM
I don't see Utah missing out. By the way, they have the tiebreaker over the Lake Show.

Favors/Kanter/Millsap/Jefferson will find a way to make a last hurrah. Probably another sweep to the Spurs, but oh well. I think they've got what it takes... they just need to break even for the rest of the season (or a little higher).

Tonight's win vs the Bobcats sans Al/Sap is good too

I hope ur right, again.

The hater in me would LOVE to see the Lakers miss the playoffs, Dwight split for DAL, and the Lakers go into Playoff Hibernation for about 10 yrs.

But there is still a part of me that wish they DO make the playoffs....and somehow make it through the west.....and BOS makes it through the East....

...and BOS gets payback for 09-10.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 02, 2013, 12:28:49 AM
Wow Perk...stripped from behind by Lawson and then fell over his own feet.

Next possession bricks a 2 foot hook shot with no one on him under the hoop.

Truly feeble.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 02, 2013, 10:50:17 PM
Not liking how Golden State is on a free fall at the moment. Lakers are at a striking distance, 3 current playoff teams in trouble if they aren't more careful and perform better from here on out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 02, 2013, 11:15:38 PM
Not liking how Golden State is on a free fall at the moment. Lakers are at a striking distance, 3 current playoff teams in trouble if they aren't more careful and perform better from here on out.

Houston will be in Playoffs... and either the Utah/Warriors will give way to the Fakers...

they have 10 road games this month.. and they're really stuggling on those games.. i'm still hoping they won't reach the playoffs this season...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 02, 2013, 11:31:40 PM
Not liking how Golden State is on a free fall at the moment. Lakers are at a striking distance, 3 current playoff teams in trouble if they aren't more careful and perform better from here on out.

Houston will be in Playoffs... and either the Utah/Warriors will give way to the Fakers...

they have 10 road games this month.. and they're really stuggling on those games.. i'm still hoping they won't reach the playoffs this season...

Utah needs to go a little above .500 and Warriors need something like that too. But losing to Philly is not OK
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 02, 2013, 11:51:23 PM
Not liking how Golden State is on a free fall at the moment. Lakers are at a striking distance, 3 current playoff teams in trouble if they aren't more careful and perform better from here on out.

Everyone has been talking about Utah and Houston as the team that would fall out. I had my nose on GS after Houston hit like 23 3's on them. They are not playing  very well on the road like they were early in the season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 06:30:41 AM
Not liking how Golden State is on a free fall at the moment. Lakers are at a striking distance, 3 current playoff teams in trouble if they aren't more careful and perform better from here on out.

Everyone has been talking about Utah and Houston as the team that would fall out. I had my nose on GS after Houston hit like 23 3's on them. They are not playing  very well on the road like they were early in the season.

I think Mike Gorman said GSW have something like 16 of their final 25 games at home to end the season. A nice cushy finish to the season.

They have a very good opportunity to finish the season strong.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 02:07:01 PM
A standing ovation for Knicks... they're kiling MIA.

Melo is a beast.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 02:13:36 PM
ATL coming to LA tonight...Lakers have not done well vs winning teams. Couple that with the fact that ATL has been playing well.

Lakers could still very well miss the playoffs if they aren't careful.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 03, 2013, 02:41:33 PM
Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kincks owning the Heat yet again.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 02:49:15 PM
This Knicks lineup would be so much better with a point guard who can drive and get into the paint. Too much isolation play with Kidd at the point.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 03:06:37 PM
Big shot by LeBron. Tie game. Should be a great finish.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 03:07:13 PM
If the Celtics don't get out of the ECF, I want the Knicks in the Finals.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 03:28:54 PM
LeBron has got to drive that. Can't bail T.Chandler out by taking a jump-shot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 03:30:03 PM
If the Celtics don't get out of the ECF, I want the Knicks in the Finals.
I would love to see Carmelo get a Championship.

Not sure how well they would do against the top teams in the West though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 03:33:36 PM
Ahhh ... lazy pass by JR Smith. Cost New York a shot at a comeback. Idiot.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 03, 2013, 03:33:52 PM
What a terrible undisciplined loss for the Knicks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 03, 2013, 03:37:54 PM
What a terrible undisciplined loss for the Knicks.

Yeah, the Knicks pretty much gave that game away.  Total lack of focus to close out the game.  There is just no hope of beating Miami if you turn the ball over that much, and take wild shots.

The fast break is Miami's life-blood.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 03, 2013, 03:38:02 PM
What a terrible undisciplined loss for the Knicks.

This Knicks group will never be a championship team. They are not a smart group of players.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 03, 2013, 03:49:34 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 04:09:37 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on March 03, 2013, 04:09:54 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Yeah I didnt really care either way but the Heat winning did help us
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 03, 2013, 04:33:35 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat

the knicks are a mediocre team
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 03, 2013, 05:11:11 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat

the knicks are a mediocre team
Plus the Knicks could be in competition for us for seeding purposes if the C's continue to stack up wins and climb into the discussion for the 3-6 seeds.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 03, 2013, 05:46:48 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat

the knicks are a mediocre team
Plus the Knicks could be in competition for us for seeding purposes if the C's continue to stack up wins and climb into the discussion for the 3-6 seeds.

The more I see Eastern competition, the more I feel I am  successfully deluding myself into thinking that there is no one we can't beat other than the Heat.  I need to see more Indy and Atlanta to be more secure in that. And if Rose is back and in form, Chicago will cream us.  But I think we CAN (not will) beat anyone else.

Despite our tough play against Miami in the past, they are just too good.  I'd be very proud to take them to 6 games.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 03, 2013, 05:52:20 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat

the knicks are a mediocre team
Plus the Knicks could be in competition for us for seeding purposes if the C's continue to stack up wins and climb into the discussion for the 3-6 seeds.

The more I see Eastern competition, the more I feel I am  successfully deluding myself into thinking that there is no one we can't beat other than the Heat.  I need to see more Indy and Atlanta to be more secure in that. And if Rose is back and in form, Chicago will cream us.  But I think we CAN (not will) beat anyone else.

Despite our tough play against Miami in the past, they are just too good.  I'd be very proud to take them to 6 games.

I agree with everything you said except this. I don't see how anybody could be "very proud" losing to the heat for the 3rd straight year. Injuries or not that's nothing to be proud of.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 05:56:22 PM
Has Thabo Sefolosha defended Chris Paul at all today? Or has it just been Westbrook?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 06:01:01 PM
Great steal by Westbrook. Big four point swing to put OKC back up 7.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 03, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
Lovely ball movement from the Clippers working it around the perimeter to find M.Barnes popping out for the corner three. Back to back threes by Barnes. Three point game.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 03, 2013, 06:02:44 PM
I'd like to think that was unintentional by Ibaka.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 03, 2013, 06:02:49 PM
What a dumb move by Ibaka.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 03, 2013, 06:05:11 PM
Could be a 1 game suspension for Ibaka considering past offenses, and considering that Ibaka swung his arm.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 03, 2013, 06:06:16 PM
Could be a 1 game suspension for Ibaka considering past offenses, and considering that Ibaka swung his arm.

One game seems appropriate.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 03, 2013, 06:09:14 PM
Wow, OKC falling apart!

7 pts by the Clips without OKC even touching the ball.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 03, 2013, 06:10:27 PM
Great finish
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 03, 2013, 06:11:00 PM
Well, nevermind.  OKC righting the ship.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 06:21:24 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 06:24:03 PM
Kevin Durant is the nicest player in the league.

Blows a kiss to the camera.
High-fives kids on the way off the court.

The perfect role model.

And that IBAKA Block with 7s to go was NASTY.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on March 03, 2013, 06:25:44 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 06:31:53 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 06:32:52 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 06:35:15 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 03, 2013, 06:36:09 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 03, 2013, 06:37:39 PM
I was rooting for the heat in this one.

Knicks > Heat

the knicks are a mediocre team
Plus the Knicks could be in competition for us for seeding purposes if the C's continue to stack up wins and climb into the discussion for the 3-6 seeds.

The more I see Eastern competition, the more I feel I am  successfully deluding myself into thinking that there is no one we can't beat other than the Heat.  I need to see more Indy and Atlanta to be more secure in that. And if Rose is back and in form, Chicago will cream us.  But I think we CAN (not will) beat anyone else.

Despite our tough play against Miami in the past, they are just too good.  I'd be very proud to take them to 6 games.

I agree with everything you said except this. I don't see how anybody could be "very proud" losing to the heat for the 3rd straight year. Injuries or not that's nothing to be proud of.

Despite the understandable admonishment, I'd still be proud of the current team.  Not saying that would leave me satisfied, but I'd be impressed with and proud of our injury-plagued team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 06:40:38 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.

Remember all that Chris Paul - Rondo talk way back prior to the start of the strike-shortened season?

I remember Chris Paul or his agent stating that he -

"Wanted no part of Boston"....

But yet he wanted KG. I see why, now.

Playoffs are when the REAL season starts. That's why I believe BOS has chance - even without Rondo. It's a SMALL shot, but I'll take it.

I have a feeling that BOS will get further than the Clips this post season...just watch.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 03, 2013, 06:53:03 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.

Remember all that Chris Paul - Rondo talk way back prior to the start of the strike-shortened season?

I remember Chris Paul or his agent stating that he -

"Wanted no part of Boston"....

But yet he wanted KG. I see why, now.

Playoffs are when the REAL season starts. That's why I believe BOS has chance - even without Rondo. It's a SMALL shot, but I'll take it.

I have a feeling that BOS will get further than the Clips this post season...just watch.

I think you guys are waaaay off here.

He wanted KG to add to the talented team he's already on for a low price because boston was in theory, done for the year and have no future as contenders. Not to leave a team with Blake Griffin to come play with a guy who is about to retire.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 06:57:54 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.

Remember all that Chris Paul - Rondo talk way back prior to the start of the strike-shortened season?

I remember Chris Paul or his agent stating that he -

"Wanted no part of Boston"....

But yet he wanted KG. I see why, now.

Playoffs are when the REAL season starts. That's why I believe BOS has chance - even without Rondo. It's a SMALL shot, but I'll take it.

I have a feeling that BOS will get further than the Clips this post season...just watch.

I think you guys are waaaay off here.

He wanted KG to add to the talented team he's already on for a low price because boston was in theory, done for the year and have no future as contenders. Not to leave a team with Blake Griffin to come play with a guy who is about to retire.

Well, I'm glad that KG chose to stay.

Evidently, he still sees some life in this team.

Chris Paul can have the Clips.....and judging from their performance today, I just don't see them getting much further than last season, which is sad.

Del Negro will probably lose his job, which is unfortunate. Another coach will be brought in to appease Chris. Cycle starts all over again.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 03, 2013, 07:02:55 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.

Remember all that Chris Paul - Rondo talk way back prior to the start of the strike-shortened season?

I remember Chris Paul or his agent stating that he -

"Wanted no part of Boston"....

But yet he wanted KG. I see why, now.

Playoffs are when the REAL season starts. That's why I believe BOS has chance - even without Rondo. It's a SMALL shot, but I'll take it.

I have a feeling that BOS will get further than the Clips this post season...just watch.

I think you guys are waaaay off here.

He wanted KG to add to the talented team he's already on for a low price because boston was in theory, done for the year and have no future as contenders. Not to leave a team with Blake Griffin to come play with a guy who is about to retire.

Well, I'm glad that KG chose to stay.

Evidently, he still sees some life in this team.

Chris Paul can have the Clips.....and judging from their performance today, I just don't see them getting much further than last season, which is sad.

Del Negro will probably lose his job, which is unfortunate. Another coach will be brought in to appease Chris. Cycle starts all over again.


Del Negro is a horrible coach. I'm surprised the Clippers even hired him to begin with.
KG is a loyal guy. He stayed in boston because he's not a ring chaser, not because he thinks the celtics are a favorite for banner 18 this year. I'm glad he stayed here, but I'm not making any illusions about this team going to the finals.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 03, 2013, 07:24:00 PM
Now I see why Chris Paul coveted our KG like he did.

I'm no basketball expert, but I believe that the LA Clippers won't get past the 2nd round - AGAIN.

They mess around and draw the Lakers, they may not even get out of the 1st round, lol.

OKC just swept them.

Besides the highlight dunks and jumping over cars, the Clips have nothing else.

Shawn Kemp>>>>Blake Griffin.

They'll be so many Chris Paul apologists when they inevitably fail this post season. Even with sixth man of the year, supposed best bench in the league, up and coming superstar griffin, best back up Pg in the league etc etc

Haha..maybe Chris Paul can call State Farm or his alter ego...one with the glasses.

It will be interesting to see if he bolts the Clips.

If he comes to Boston, I swear......jk

There's no way he leaves LAC

I'm not sure...Chris Paul believes he should have championship.

He will only put up with losing in the playoffs but so much.

If he wants to play with KG that much, he's welcome to join the Celtics. Give the Clippers Rondo as a consolation prize.

Remember all that Chris Paul - Rondo talk way back prior to the start of the strike-shortened season?

I remember Chris Paul or his agent stating that he -

"Wanted no part of Boston"....

But yet he wanted KG. I see why, now.

Playoffs are when the REAL season starts. That's why I believe BOS has chance - even without Rondo. It's a SMALL shot, but I'll take it.

I have a feeling that BOS will get further than the Clips this post season...just watch.

I think you guys are waaaay off here.

He wanted KG to add to the talented team he's already on for a low price because boston was in theory, done for the year and have no future as contenders. Not to leave a team with Blake Griffin to come play with a guy who is about to retire.

Well, I'm glad that KG chose to stay.

Evidently, he still sees some life in this team.

Chris Paul can have the Clips.....and judging from their performance today, I just don't see them getting much further than last season, which is sad.

Del Negro will probably lose his job, which is unfortunate. Another coach will be brought in to appease Chris. Cycle starts all over again.


Del Negro is a horrible coach. I'm surprised the Clippers even hired him to begin with.
KG is a loyal guy. He stayed in boston because he's not a ring chaser, not because he thinks the celtics are a favorite for banner 18 this year. I'm glad he stayed here, but I'm not making any illusions about this team going to the finals.

Good point.

I'm still not counting this group out, though - especially the way KG upped his game last post-season.

Remember that game vs the Hawks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BUHk-HhHTs

We won't have Rondo, sadly, but at least KG will have Wilcox backing him up, and Pierce will have Green.

You just never know sometimes. I can't count this group out.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: mr. dee on March 03, 2013, 07:25:10 PM
I don't really care about the other teams blog but I wish badlefthook have forums too.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 03, 2013, 08:20:12 PM
Rooting for the Bulls. We are getting closer to higher seeds without even playing. Go Bulls
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 03, 2013, 08:59:48 PM
I don't care abt the Seeding just want the Hawks beat the hell out of the Fakers together with the every inch of their playoff hopes :D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 03, 2013, 09:18:40 PM
Watching that video greenfaith reminded me how fun the playoffs are. Even when its the first round against the hawks its so intense. Winning playoff series never get old. Losing to miami is getting really old tho.....Either way, I can't wait for the playoffs!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 09:21:42 PM
Jesus Christ.

Why is Houston SO GOOD on offense. I could only dream of having 140 point games, with regularity.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 09:23:59 PM
If Houston hit their FTs better, I bet they could have a 160 point game once every two months. Yep, 40 points per quarter. Something we almost never, ever reach.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 03, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
If Houston hit their FTs better, I bet they could have a 160 point game once every two months. Yep, 40 points per quarter. Something we almost never, ever reach.

The Denver Nuggets during the 80's were like that.  Lead by Alex English and Kiki Vandiwiegh(sp?), they routinely scored 120+ points without breaking a sweat.  150 point games were not out of the norm with them.

Never won a thing that mattered though.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 03, 2013, 10:01:10 PM
If Houston hit their FTs better, I bet they could have a 160 point game once every two months. Yep, 40 points per quarter. Something we almost never, ever reach.

The Denver Nuggets during the 80's were like that.  Lead by Alex English and Kiki Vandiwiegh(sp?), they routinely scored 120+ points without breaking a sweat.  150 point games were not out of the norm with them.

Never won a thing that mattered though.

True that... Houston is exciting to watch... but I can see an early 1st round exit for them...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 03, 2013, 11:58:18 PM
Hawks lose, Lakers win. Oh well. We get closer to a higher seed. I don't care if LAL makes playoffs
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: syfy9 on March 04, 2013, 12:27:40 AM
Hawks lose, Lakers win. Oh well. We get closer to a higher seed. I don't care if LAL makes playoffs

Every Celtic fan in the world would laugh in triumph if the Lakers don't make the playoffs. Don't tell me you wouldn't rejoice in their embarrassment as well.  ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 04, 2013, 01:07:59 AM
Hawks lose, Lakers win. Oh well. We get closer to a higher seed. I don't care if LAL makes playoffs

Every Celtic fan in the world would laugh in triumph if the Lakers don't make the playoffs. Don't tell me you wouldn't rejoice in their embarrassment as well.  ;)

+9  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 07:03:14 PM
http://www.orlandopinstripedpost.com/2013/3/4/4062102/nikola-vucevic-stats-orlando-magic-2013-nba-trade-deadline

I lol'd when I saw Brandon Bass named there. (near end)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on March 04, 2013, 07:50:11 PM
Cavs putting a nice whooping on the Knicks.  Kyrie quickly becoming one of my favorite players.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 04, 2013, 08:34:26 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 08:35:26 PM
Cavs putting a nice whooping on the Knicks.  Kyrie quickly becoming one of my favorite players.

Aaaaaaaaand it's gone.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 08:35:54 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D

Watch us lose ten in a row now...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 04, 2013, 08:44:16 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D

Watch us lose ten in a row now...

@PHI
@IND
ATL
@OKC
@CHA
TOR
CHA
MIA
@NOH
@DAL

We could lose 10 in a row if it wasn't for that @Charlotte-vs Toronto-vs Charlotte stretch... but yeah, it's a tough schedule the rest of the way! :-[
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 04, 2013, 09:48:14 PM
Some fun combinations / matchups in Bucks vs Jazz game.

Alec Burks is playing the point for Utah. Gordon Hayward alongside him in a big backcourt for Utah. Carroll, Millsap and Kanter in the frontcourt.

Milwaukee respond by putting a second shot-blocker in there to protect Monta and B.Jennings. They have Larry Sanders and Sam Dalembert in there together. Dunleavy, now Redick, at SF.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 04, 2013, 09:54:38 PM
Dear refs:

The Heat are talented enough to win on their own.  They don't need your help.

Sincerely,
   Everybody outside of Miami
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 09:56:49 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D

Watch us lose ten in a row now...

@PHI
@IND
ATL
@OKC
@CHA
TOR
CHA
MIA
@NOH
@DAL

We could lose 10 in a row if it wasn't for that @Charlotte-vs Toronto-vs Charlotte stretch... but yeah, it's a tough schedule the rest of the way! :-[

HOR DAL PHI aren't too intimidating either.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 04, 2013, 10:06:55 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D

Watch us lose ten in a row now...

@PHI
@IND
ATL
@OKC
@CHA
TOR
CHA
MIA
@NOH
@DAL

We could lose 10 in a row if it wasn't for that @Charlotte-vs Toronto-vs Charlotte stretch... but yeah, it's a tough schedule the rest of the way! :-[

HOR DAL PHI aren't too intimidating either.

So far this season we've been horrible away from the Garden! And it's not like we have great history against these teams the last few years...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
Nice score by Kanter.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:12:59 PM
Nice score by Kanter.

Yes. Kanter! TURKEY!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 04, 2013, 10:16:06 PM
Not wanna jinx it but if the Hawks lose tonight (they're playing the Nuggets at Denver, so it is possible), we're gonna be one game behind them, Chicago and Brooklyn in the loss column...

It's been a while since we were so close to the top 4. It's nice but it also makes the game against the Sixers even more of a must win... HCA in the first round is not totally unrealistic anymore. ;D

Watch us lose ten in a row now...

Lol!! My exact thoughts.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 04, 2013, 10:17:27 PM
Yuck Brandon Jennings just hit a 3 with 8 seconds left to tie the Jazz up
Yep Bucks got a stop, so there going to overtime. Luck is on this Lakers team side right now
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 04, 2013, 10:19:30 PM
Monta got absolutely blistered on that drive.  Lucky he had Sanders to make a heck of a play behind him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:19:41 PM
Yuck Brandon Jennings just hit a 3 with 8 seconds left to tie the Jazz up
Wow I can't believe that Hayward didn't get a whistle there. Tons of contact, Sanders wasn't straight up at all and was in the restricted circle.

Awful defensive by Ellis complete blow by.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:20:57 PM
Monta got absolutely blistered on that drive.  Lucky he had Sanders to make a heck of a play behind him.
Its awesome when the refs let you just body check a driver into the floor. Sanders already getting crazy respect from the refs, maybe someday sullinger will get some of those.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 04, 2013, 10:24:37 PM
Monta got absolutely blistered on that drive.  Lucky he had Sanders to make a heck of a play behind him.
Its awesome when the refs let you just body check a driver into the floor. Sanders already getting crazy respect from the refs, maybe someday sullinger will get some of those.

In real-time it looked like a foul.  On the replay it wasn't as obvious as I thought.  Hayward initiated the lower body contact, and when Sanders swiped it looked like he got a lot of ball. 

Non-superstars aren't going to get that call very often on the final possession of a game. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:26:33 PM
Utah vs. Milwaukee (aka BIG MEN GALORE)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:27:35 PM
Monta got absolutely blistered on that drive.  Lucky he had Sanders to make a heck of a play behind him.
Its awesome when the refs let you just body check a driver into the floor. Sanders already getting crazy respect from the refs, maybe someday sullinger will get some of those.

In real-time it looked like a foul.  On the replay it wasn't as obvious as I thought.  Hayward initiated the lower body contact, and when Sanders swiped it looked like he got a lot of ball. 

Non-superstars aren't going to get that call very often on the final possession of a game.
Hayward initiated it because he was driving at the rim. Sanders wasn't set, was in the restricted circle, and was airborne going towards Hayward clear blocking foul.

Sucks that the refs swallow the whistles so hard late.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:28:39 PM
Dangit Utah. WIN already.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
Reddick doing some damage in the OT. Still weird to see three guards out there for the Bucks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 04, 2013, 10:29:49 PM
Ellis Reddick and Jennings in for the Bucks. Why doesnt Utah just throw it in the paint everytime in OT?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:30:30 PM
Wow that was a tough call on Reddick.

And Caroll splits the FTs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 04, 2013, 10:30:53 PM
Utah is notorious for losing road games in the last minute to sub par teams.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:31:43 PM
Utah needs a big 3.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on March 04, 2013, 10:32:37 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:32:57 PM
Utah is notorious for losing road games in the last minute to sub par teams.

But they just made a comeback in the fourth quarter (by means of a 30-17 run)... so I guess they had a good effort
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:33:19 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 04, 2013, 10:34:35 PM
I'm loving the number of Utah, Houston, and Golden State "fans" this blog has spawned recently. :P
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 04, 2013, 10:35:40 PM
Ellis in the game during a defensive situation like that?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:35:48 PM
I'm loving the number of Utah, Houston, and Golden State "fans" this blog has spawned recently. :P

Your enemy's enemy is your friend.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 04, 2013, 10:36:32 PM
I'm loving the number of Utah, Houston, and Golden State "fans" this blog has spawned recently. :P

You know you have that one Laker buudy who you want to call when the playoffs start and ask him what time the Laker game is
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on March 04, 2013, 10:38:22 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:39:55 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

I gotta root for the future unstoppable tandem of Favors/Kanter. If they got rid of Millsap/Al (or signed them cheap) and got Williams there, they'd be far and away my favorite frontcourt EVER. :)

Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Derrick Williams.
What's there to hate?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 04, 2013, 10:42:52 PM
Kobe Bryant said that he probably would have slapped Serge Ibaka in the mouth if he had been hit like Blake Griffin.

This sounds like the sort of a statement that could be tested and verified through an experiment.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 04, 2013, 10:43:24 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:46:42 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)

What about Ersan?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:47:25 PM
Kobe Bryant said that he probably would have slapped Serge Ibaka in the mouth if he had been hit like Blake Griffin.

This sounds like the sort of a statement that could be tested and verified through an experiment.

Serge Ibaka angers a lot of players. Remember the SJax statement? "aint about dis life" lol. Nobody likes getting their shot rejected five times a game :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 04, 2013, 10:53:05 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on March 04, 2013, 10:55:57 PM
Kobe Bryant said that he probably would have slapped Serge Ibaka in the mouth if he had been hit like Blake Griffin.

This sounds like the sort of a statement that could be tested and verified through an experiment.
Then he would've probably gotten Chris Childs again.

Also I wanted Utah to win not only to stop the Lakers from making the playoffs but because I wanted Milwaukee to lose and separate a bit from the loss/win column with the Celtics.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 10:58:17 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.

Must be sarcasm, right?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 04, 2013, 10:58:48 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.

Must be sarcasm, right?

Why? Have you actually sat down and analyzed both rosters?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 11:01:39 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.

Must be sarcasm, right?

Why? Have you actually sat down and analyzed both rosters?

Yes, I know Milwaukee has an imposing front line.

However, there is no way Milwaukee can take on LeBron alone, never mind Wade and Bosh. It'll be raining threes. Milwaukee is nowhere near the level of Miami, and Miami should be in NO WAY "very concerned [about] playing the Bucks"

Milwaukee is simply not on their level. Period. They'll be very lucky to force one close game.


(after posting this, chances are Milwaukee wins the series 4-3 seeing as everything I say is wrong...)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 04, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.

Must be sarcasm, right?

Why? Have you actually sat down and analyzed both rosters?

Yes, I know Milwaukee has an imposing front line.

However, there is no way Milwaukee can take on LeBron alone, never mind Wade and Bosh. It'll be raining threes. Milwaukee is nowhere near the level of Miami, and Miami should be in NO WAY "very concerned [about] playing the Bucks"

Milwaukee is simply not on their level. Period. They'll be very lucky to force one close game.


(after posting this, chances are Milwaukee wins the series 4-3 seeing as everything I say is wrong...)

Yes, they have size, they have explosive scoring, and they do have a couple of players that can help with wing defense when needed be.

So far this year they lost on OT against Miami, and destroyed them in their second meeting. Just two games, but this is nowhere the certain sweep you guys are making it out to be.

They can also match-up with Miami's small unit, which is their best unit with LeBron at the 4.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 04, 2013, 11:07:11 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlrkK4vS7kE (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlrkK4vS7kE)

How that is a flagrant 2 on Barea and no tech on Ray is beyond me.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 04, 2013, 11:10:19 PM
... Go Bucks?  8)

... Go home! 8-)

Touche.

On paper, I wanted Utah to win. It keeps them above the Lakers, and keeps the Bucks below us...but I much prefer watching and rooting for the madness that is Milwaukee's new way of playing basketball.

Which is the 3 guards rotation?? It looks nice against teams without a legit SF but when they face Miami in the 1st round they'll get swept by an average pt differential of 30... ::)
Miami should be very concerned playing the Bucks. In fact, Bucks have a very good chance of upsetting them. Miami doesn't want to play them.

Must be sarcasm, right?

Why? Have you actually sat down and analyzed both rosters?

Yes, I know Milwaukee has an imposing front line.

However, there is no way Milwaukee can take on LeBron alone, never mind Wade and Bosh. It'll be raining threes. Milwaukee is nowhere near the level of Miami, and Miami should be in NO WAY "very concerned [about] playing the Bucks"

Milwaukee is simply not on their level. Period. They'll be very lucky to force one close game.


(after posting this, chances are Milwaukee wins the series 4-3 seeing as everything I say is wrong...)

Yes, they have size, they have explosive scoring, and they do have a couple of players that can help with wing defense when needed be.

So far this year they lost on OT against Miami, and destroyed them in their second meeting. Just two games, but this is nowhere the certain sweep you guys are making it out to be.

They can also match-up with Miami's small unit, which is their best unit with LeBron at the 4.

A team that's the second-best in the league should never be scared of a team fighting hard to avoid the lottery year after year. Unless they pull a 2008 Hawks?

Even if they match up well... LeBron in the playoffs is way different than LeBron in the regular season. If the Bucks upset the Heat, it'd be the greatest sports miracle ever (lol), no but seriously that would be absurd.

I can't see Milwaukee winning a seven-game series against the world-champs. Their advantages are meaningless against the Heat !!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on March 05, 2013, 12:22:53 AM
There is no way that the Heat will be asleep for 4 games against Jennings and Ellis. The only teams close to touching the Heat are the Knicks, Bulls, Pacers, and Celtics.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: D.o.s. on March 05, 2013, 09:43:56 AM
There is no way that the Heat will be asleep for 4 games against Jennings and Ellis. The only teams close to touching the Heat are the Knicks, Bulls, Pacers, and Celtics.

Maybe, but the bucks also have one of the best 3-4 defenders in the game in Mbah A Moute, who can deal with LeBron as well as anyone can, and they have Sanders to cover up for their defensively deficient backcourt.

Can Jennings and Ellis stay hot enough to score 50+ points in four games out of seven? That's the real question.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 05, 2013, 03:00:05 PM
 SB Nation proclaims (http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/3/5/4067714/twolves-have-officially-won-the-sports-harlem-shake-contest): "The Timberwolves have officially won the sports Harlem Shake contest".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw9xASE0h4g
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 05, 2013, 06:12:50 PM
Quote
iíve gotten to the point where i only want the sixers to beat boston and new york

-Some 76ers fan

Quote
I want the Sixers to lose but I hate the Celtics so so much. Cannot compute, cannot compute!

/head explodes

-Some 76ers fan
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on March 05, 2013, 10:55:56 PM
Anybody every get the feeling that Seattle was robbed of its return to greatness? I do everytime I look at this OKC team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on March 05, 2013, 11:01:57 PM
71 first half points for the Thunder... classic D'Antoni defense
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 05, 2013, 11:03:18 PM
71 first half points for the Thunder... classic D'Antoni defense

Hey, 71 isn't that bad! (for the Fakers)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 06, 2013, 01:19:21 AM
On Twitter:

janis carr ‏@janiscarr

Blake Griffin insinuated NBA didn't want to suspend Ibaka for hit on him and hurt TV ratings for Lakers-Thunder tonight.Might have a point

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 10:10:26 AM
71 first half points for the Thunder... classic D'Antoni defense
C's gave up 72 last year.

OKC will do that to you.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Snakehead on March 06, 2013, 10:17:41 AM
On Twitter:

janis carr ‏@janiscarr

Blake Griffin insinuated NBA didn't want to suspend Ibaka for hit on him and hurt TV ratings for Lakers-Thunder tonight.Might have a point

If you look at what people got fined that number for, 25,000, it was JR Smith tweeting a picture of an almost nude girl and Steve Blake swearing at a fan.  The fine doesn't even make sense.  It was complete BS.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 06, 2013, 11:55:08 AM
Jermaine O'Neal will miss three games (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9020099/jermaine-oneal-leave-phoenix-suns-daughter) for what I think we can all agree is a legitimate medical reason; he will be with his 13-year-old daughter, who is having open-heart surgery in Boston.

He's left it up to his children to decide whether he should retire.  He almost did earlier this season (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/heatindex/articles/20130304phoenix-suns-jermaine-oneal-tends-daughter.html?nclick_check=1):

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OíNeal nearly did not find out how much he had left. He grumbled about training camp, his health and his role early in the season. His aunt died in November, two weeks after he had forgotten to respond to her text message. When he returned home to South Carolina for the funeral, his grandmotherís failing health nearly sent him to retirement after a career of $167million in earnings.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 06, 2013, 12:50:54 PM
On Twitter:

janis carr ‏@janiscarr

Blake Griffin insinuated NBA didn't want to suspend Ibaka for hit on him and hurt TV ratings for Lakers-Thunder tonight.Might have a point

Fined $100k the next day
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 06, 2013, 05:57:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmbF6rMkFnk

;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on March 06, 2013, 06:12:48 PM
Jermaine O'Neal will miss three games (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9020099/jermaine-oneal-leave-phoenix-suns-daughter) for what I think we can all agree is a legitimate medical reason; he will be with his 13-year-old daughter, who is having open-heart surgery in Boston.

He's left it up to his children to decide whether he should retire.  He almost did earlier this season (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/heatindex/articles/20130304phoenix-suns-jermaine-oneal-tends-daughter.html?nclick_check=1):

Quote
OíNeal nearly did not find out how much he had left. He grumbled about training camp, his health and his role early in the season. His aunt died in November, two weeks after he had forgotten to respond to her text message. When he returned home to South Carolina for the funeral, his grandmotherís failing health nearly sent him to retirement after a career of $167million in earnings.

I feel kind of bad for having hated on JO now.

He loves the sport.

So easy to get caught up and obsessed with winning/losing.

Gonna lay off Bass now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 06, 2013, 08:55:42 PM
Whew, that is a big frontline. Dexter Pittman and Marc Gasol playing alongside one another against the Blazers (Aldridge and Hickson respectively). Gasol playing in the high post and Pittman doing work inside.

Memphis has the 6-11 Austin Daye at the three too. Length.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Neurotic Guy on March 06, 2013, 09:23:19 PM
Utah blows the late lead in Cleveland.   Trying all they can to give that 8 seed to LA.

Let's see if NOH can hold a 19 pt half-time lead v. Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 06, 2013, 09:26:26 PM
I like Detroit's small quick backcourt (W.Bynum, B.Knight) against J.Kidd (SG) and the Knicks.

I think Brandon Knight can get a lot of joy with his quickness against Kidd's slow feet. Probably the best way to attack Kidd's defense. Go small and force him to defend a PG.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 06, 2013, 09:36:53 PM
Jazz are horrible on the road against lottery teams.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 06, 2013, 09:45:14 PM
the hornets are spanking the lakers!

Do you hear that sound? It's another nail in the coffin of the lakers' playoff hopes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 09:48:40 PM
the hornets are spanking the lakers!

Do you hear that sound? It's another nail in the coffin of the lakers' playoff hopes.
Given that the Jazz have already lost tonight its not that dire.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 06, 2013, 09:50:49 PM
the hornets are spanking the lakers!

Do you hear that sound? It's another nail in the coffin of the lakers' playoff hopes.
Given that the Jazz have already lost tonight its not that dire.

no, but every loss helps
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 09:52:39 PM
the hornets are spanking the lakers!

Do you hear that sound? It's another nail in the coffin of the lakers' playoff hopes.
Given that the Jazz have already lost tonight its not that dire.

no, but every loss helps
Very true, plus its fun to watch some online writers who tried and make a moral victory of the OKC lost follow up with a bad loss to NOH.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 06, 2013, 09:54:57 PM
Good defense by Ed Davis on L.Aldridge. Forced him into a tough runner going across the lane on that face up isolation on the left wing.

Aldridge has got to get him closer to the basket. Down in that 8-10 feet range rather than that 15-18 feet range. Tough for Aldridge to beat E.Davis off the dribble.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 09:55:17 PM
Bad call on that charge against Harris from Orlando, he was airborne in the shooting motion well before Battier was set. Battier slid under him late as he went up for that floater.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 09:59:53 PM
Wow great block by Wade, he first knocked it loose with one hand and then got it with his other hand to make sure the Magic player couldn't recover it.

He's looked so much better during this winning streak.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 06, 2013, 10:09:12 PM
Lakers cut the lead to 7 with 3:47 left

Correction make it 5
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 06, 2013, 10:17:38 PM
Kobe has 19 points and 11 assists in the second half. Holy Cow
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 06, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
I don't like Portland going to Aldridge down the stretch down in the post against Marc Gasol. Trying to out-muscle Gasol inside. Not working.

I'd love to see Aldridge put Gasol in pick and rolls with Lillard. Memphis gone small. No shot blockers in there other than M.Gasol. Great opportunity for Aldridge to make plays at the rim cutting to the hoop.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on March 06, 2013, 10:22:22 PM
Seriously Hornets?!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 06, 2013, 10:25:11 PM
That was one of the most embarrassing plays I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 06, 2013, 10:26:10 PM
Seriously Hornets?!!!
Yup they blew it. LA will be 1.5 out now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on March 06, 2013, 10:27:56 PM
Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets...saddest teams in the NBA.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on March 06, 2013, 10:30:38 PM
ok, Hornets lost, now rooting for Spurs to beat the Bulls.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Witch-King on March 06, 2013, 10:33:49 PM
If Dwight Howard stays with the Lakers Kobe Bryant may never make the playoffs ever again.  8)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 06, 2013, 10:49:11 PM
All our rivals (bar Pacers [who aren't even a rival really]) won tonight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 06, 2013, 10:51:07 PM
All our rivals (bar Pacers [who aren't even a rival really]) won tonight.

Does that translate as "all the good teams that were playing bad teams won"?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 06, 2013, 10:56:36 PM
All our rivals (bar Pacers [who aren't even a rival really]) won tonight.

Brackets inside of braces, that's not something you see every day.

What is this, math class?  :-\


And technically, the braces should be inside of the brackets.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 06, 2013, 11:06:18 PM
Other than the Celtics win, a horrible NBA night... pretty much all the teams I wanted to win lost, and Lakers won.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 06, 2013, 11:07:36 PM
The Spurs might win atleast
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 06, 2013, 11:13:06 PM
spurs got this


hate on the LAKERS for winning
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 06, 2013, 11:18:43 PM
All our rivals (bar Pacers [who aren't even a rival really]) won tonight.

Brackets inside of braces, that's not something you see every day.

What is this, math class?  :-\


And technically, the braces should be inside of the brackets.

{[(|<"I disagree">|)}]

Can't someone lose or something...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 06, 2013, 11:38:29 PM
Lakers won, but you have to imagine that they are exerting a LOT of energy with these come-from-behind wins...with a not so great bench.

I'm holding out hope that we can meet them again this post-season, though....I'd LOVE that.

Grudge Match! BOS vs LA - one more time.

And we'd have home-court advantage!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on March 07, 2013, 12:08:14 AM
Lakers won, but you have to imagine that they are exerting a LOT of energy with these come-from-behind wins...with a not so great bench.

I'm holding out hope that we can meet them again this post-season, though....I'd LOVE that.

Grudge Match! BOS vs LA - one more time.

And we'd have home-court advantage!

We'd have to win one at Staples Center...a place where we haven't had much fortune lately.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 07, 2013, 12:26:48 AM
Lakers won, but you have to imagine that they are exerting a LOT of energy with these come-from-behind wins...with a not so great bench.

I'm holding out hope that we can meet them again this post-season, though....I'd LOVE that.

Grudge Match! BOS vs LA - one more time.

And we'd have home-court advantage!

We'd have to win one at Staples Center...a place where we haven't had much fortune lately.

True that.

But it has been done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VNUqaAhq6U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX_r6FPBm7w

We had FIVE 7 footers on that 2010-11 roster.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on March 07, 2013, 01:12:34 AM
Lakers won, but you have to imagine that they are exerting a LOT of energy with these come-from-behind wins...with a not so great bench.

I'm holding out hope that we can meet them again this post-season, though....I'd LOVE that.

Grudge Match! BOS vs LA - one more time.

And we'd have home-court advantage!

We'd have to win one at Staples Center...a place where we haven't had much fortune lately.

True that.

But it has been done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VNUqaAhq6U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX_r6FPBm7w

We had FIVE 7 footers on that 2010-11 roster.

I agree. Back in the day, we used to always split the season series against the Lakers by winning at Staples hahah.

But yeah, by following the 2-3-2 Finals format, and if the Lakers win Game 2 in Boston...it's going to be a rough finals alright. I don't like that format at all though. It feels like the lower seeded team has home court advantage.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Edgar on March 07, 2013, 07:36:50 AM
Reffs were crappy yesterday all over the league
in Miami ...in New Orleans...
Sad......
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Celtics18 on March 07, 2013, 11:19:23 AM
All our rivals (bar Pacers [who aren't even a rival really]) won tonight.

Brackets inside of braces, that's not something you see every day.

What is this, math class?  :-\


And technically, the braces should be inside of the brackets.

Nope.  CelticConcourse got it right.  Nice use of a parenthetical inside a parenthetical.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 07, 2013, 03:13:48 PM
Marcin Gortat is injured with foot sprain (3-4 weeks).

At least the Suns get pick 1?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 07, 2013, 07:04:24 PM
Already after 4 games with the Rockets, Thomas Robinson has switched his jersey number from 0 to 41. Get this, the reason he switched his number was for Aaron Brooks, since that was his original jersey number with the Rockets. Ironic part, is that Brooks couldn't wear that number on the Kings, because Thomas Robinson was wearing that number.

Confusing, huh?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 07, 2013, 07:12:47 PM
GO OKC against the knicks tonight so we can inch a little closer to that atlantic division title.....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 07, 2013, 07:29:24 PM
A Knicks loss would put us only 4.5 behind them. Lets got OKC
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 07, 2013, 09:19:56 PM
Knicks fans are calling Kenyon Martin their Avery Bradley....

Good lord they overreact.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fairweatherfan on March 07, 2013, 09:36:27 PM
Already after 4 games with the Rockets, Thomas Robinson has switched his jersey number from 0 to 41. Get this, the reason he switched his number was for Aaron Brooks, since that was his original jersey number with the Rockets. Ironic part, is that Brooks couldn't wear that number on the Kings, because Thomas Robinson was wearing that number.

Confusing, huh?

My take - Brooks didn't give a crap what number he wore in Sacramento, because it's Sacramento.  But Houston was the peak of his career so he wanted it back.  Maybe was willing to pay for it like some players do.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on March 07, 2013, 09:43:15 PM
Knicks fans are calling Kenyon Martin their Avery Bradley....

Good lord they overreact.

You mean Iman Shumpert?

Don't see the comparison at all if not.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 07, 2013, 10:11:22 PM
Knicks fans are calling Kenyon Martin their Avery Bradley....

Good lord they overreact.

You mean Iman Shumpert?

Don't see the comparison at all if not.

Nope. Kenyon Martin is trying to guard Durant and they said he is their Avery Bradley.

I kid you not.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 07, 2013, 10:14:20 PM
Iman is a good defender.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 07, 2013, 10:15:19 PM
Shouldn't be a flagrant.  That's just a play on the ball. 


Good overturn by the refs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 07, 2013, 10:24:14 PM
Im not to impressed with the New York Nuggets
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 07, 2013, 10:40:42 PM
Im not to impressed with the New York Nuggets

Well given that they're playing without their best player and are hanging in there with arguably the best team in the West, I'm going to disagree. 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on March 07, 2013, 10:42:02 PM
Gotta say Ibaka is quickly becoming one of my least favorite players. After the cheap shot he gave Blake (whom is another guy I cant stand) he is just becoming annoying to me. Anyway cheering for OKC for our sake. Also Russel another guy i cant stand.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on March 07, 2013, 10:52:19 PM
Hey oh 4.5 games outta first place in the Atlantic!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 07, 2013, 10:55:48 PM
Im not to impressed with the New York Nuggets

Well given that they're playing without their best player and are hanging in there with arguably the best team in the West, I'm going to disagree.

They aint a better team than us even with Anthony
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 07, 2013, 10:56:17 PM
Gotta say Ibaka is quickly becoming one of my least favorite players. After the cheap shot he gave Blake (whom is another guy I cant stand) he is just becoming annoying to me. Anyway cheering for OKC for our sake. Also Russel another guy i cant stand.

Ibaka did the mutombo finger wave after blocking stat...

Surely that gets some "this is africa" brownie points from any hoops fan.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 07, 2013, 11:04:53 PM
THIS IS AFRICA!

Westbrook/Durant/Ibaka. What's there to hate? Sefolosha is a beast too, very Lee/Iman-esque.
And what Boston fan could hate Perk? None!

OKC is awesome.

Portland too
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 07, 2013, 11:20:23 PM
THIS IS AFRICA!

Westbrook/Durant/Ibaka. What's there to hate? Sefolosha is a beast too, very Lee/Iman-esque.
And what Boston fan could hate Perk? None!

OKC is awesome.

Portland too

Personally, as cannot stand Westbrook and Ibaka.

Durant is one of my favorite players, and I like Sefolosha's game very much.  Perk will always have my respect.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: WeMadeIt17 on March 07, 2013, 11:46:29 PM
THIS IS AFRICA!

Westbrook/Durant/Ibaka. What's there to hate? Sefolosha is a beast too, very Lee/Iman-esque.
And what Boston fan could hate Perk? None!

OKC is awesome.

Portland too

Personally, as cannot stand Westbrook and Ibaka.

Durant is one of my favorite players, and I like Sefolosha's game very much.  Perk will always have my respect.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 07, 2013, 11:47:58 PM
THIS IS AFRICA!

Westbrook/Durant/Ibaka. What's there to hate? Sefolosha is a beast too, very Lee/Iman-esque.
And what Boston fan could hate Perk? None!

OKC is awesome.

Portland too

Personally, as cannot stand Westbrook and Ibaka.

Durant is one of my favorite players, and I like Sefolosha's game very much.  Perk will always have my respect.

Even if you don't like Russ (many dont), you must admit he is a very very good player. Westbrook-Durant will definitely win a title imo. Ibaka, from Congo... I don't know much about him other than his free throw line dunk and cool name. Not bad looking, and I think this is what Cavs will strive for.

Waiterzzzz, T-squared and KYRIE
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 08, 2013, 01:09:14 AM
Ty Lawson has to be in the talks for most improved player. He has the Nuggets as a real contender in the West
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Fafnir on March 08, 2013, 01:18:12 PM
Ty Lawson has to be in the talks for most improved player. He has the Nuggets as a real contender in the West
Why? He's playing at a pretty similar level to last year. The team is better, but I think that's Iggy and the growth of their big man rotation.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 08, 2013, 01:20:09 PM
Ty Lawson has to be in the talks for most improved player. He has the Nuggets as a real contender in the West

He's playing like he did last year, just he started off poorly this year, this is where he should be.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 08, 2013, 02:43:02 PM
Looks like Derrick Rose has been cleared to play by team doctors.  Rose, however, is not sure yet when he will return to the court.

Rose has said he is "not 100% mentally ready", and wants to wait until he feels comfortable being able to dunk off his left foot in game situations.

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/9031045/derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-cleared-play-waiting-dunk-confidently-left-foot-source-says
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 08, 2013, 07:58:32 PM
WOW! Deron Williams with 23 first quarter points and counting tonight! 7 for 7 from the 3pt line, 8 for 9 total.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on March 08, 2013, 07:59:36 PM
Ummmmmmm whatbthe heck is going on?

Is deron williams really 8-8 and 7-7 on 3's with 23 points in the 1st q????
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 08, 2013, 08:02:59 PM
He should go for beating Kobe's career high of 81. That would be such a blow to Kobe's ego.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 08, 2013, 08:04:55 PM
Washington have been playing great defense lately. I think they have a good chance at cooling Deron Williams off and making a big comeback in that game.

Down 31-12 right now.

Such a large lead so early, tough to hang onto. Might be more of an omen than a positive sign.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 08, 2013, 08:05:41 PM
Washington have been playing great defense lately. I think they have a good chance at cooling Deron Williams off and making a big comeback in that game.

Down 31-12 right now.

Wishful thinking right there^^^
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 08, 2013, 08:37:04 PM
Wizards 33 Deron Williams 33 at the half
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on March 08, 2013, 08:40:04 PM
Wizards 33 Deron Williams 33 at the half
Hah. Reminds me of a couple of months ago.

We won a basketball game 30 - 77. I scored 32 in that ;)

(My season average is about 8 ppg lol)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 08, 2013, 10:51:18 PM
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeezus Christ.
Right after we get a great win against the Hawks...
I see the Hawks-Warriors game for two minutes.

NINE straight field goals go in, THREE straight three-pointers by Houston, NO defense by either team. I could never picture the Celtics playing this.

Get the ball, pass, shoot a contested three. Goes in. Other side, give it to your PF, throw it up. Goes in. Other way. Drive in, kick to the corner. Shoot another contested three. Goes in. Steph Curry, walks up. Five feet behind the line. Pulls up for three. Splash, another make. Other way, pass out to Parsons. Dribble once, shoot the long jumper. Swish. -.-
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 08, 2013, 10:54:01 PM
If we beat OKC, we're contenders and better than Indiana, Knicks, every team in the east bar Heat. Period.

We can win when we suck, the greatest determining factor of contendership.

(Denver is a contender too)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 08, 2013, 11:00:30 PM
Hawks vs Nets tomorrow. Either way its good for us. Hopefully the Hawks win
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 08, 2013, 11:06:49 PM
PLEASE, TOR - keep it up!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: DutchClutch on March 08, 2013, 11:09:41 PM
Wow. Just found out Portland beat the Spurs by 30 (!) in San Antonio, while scoring 46 points in Q4. And coach Pop didn't even sit his stars  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on March 08, 2013, 11:10:40 PM
Too bad the Bulls and the Nets won. It would have been an over the top day for the C's.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Quinn on March 08, 2013, 11:24:09 PM
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeezus Christ.
Right after we get a great win against the Hawks...
I see the Hawks-Warriors game for two minutes.

NINE straight field goals go in, THREE straight three-pointers by Houston, NO defense by either team. I could never picture the Celtics playing this.

Get the ball, pass, shoot a contested three. Goes in. Other side, give it to your PF, throw it up. Goes in. Other way. Drive in, kick to the corner. Shoot another contested three. Goes in. Steph Curry, walks up. Five feet behind the line. Pulls up for three. Splash, another make. Other way, pass out to Parsons. Dribble once, shoot the long jumper. Swish. -.-

Yeah the first six minutes of this GS-HOU game were absolutely insane. Everything was going in
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 08, 2013, 11:26:15 PM
Jeeeeeeeeeeeeezus Christ.
Right after we get a great win against the Hawks...
I see the Hawks-Warriors game for two minutes.

NINE straight field goals go in, THREE straight three-pointers by Houston, NO defense by either team. I could never picture the Celtics playing this.

Get the ball, pass, shoot a contested three. Goes in. Other side, give it to your PF, throw it up. Goes in. Other way. Drive in, kick to the corner. Shoot another contested three. Goes in. Steph Curry, walks up. Five feet behind the line. Pulls up for three. Splash, another make. Other way, pass out to Parsons. Dribble once, shoot the long jumper. Swish. -.-

Yeah the first six minutes of this GS-HOU game were absolutely insane. Everything was going in

I guess that's why Houston has 140-point games with regularity. McHale plays his guys well. Now, about that defense.....

Imagine us scoring 140. Yea, I didn't think so :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 12:48:44 AM
CMON RAPS!

3 straight treys from kobe.....sigh
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on March 09, 2013, 12:54:02 AM
Really Kobe?  Unreal  ::)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 09, 2013, 12:54:25 AM
How clutch is Kobe...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 09, 2013, 12:55:02 AM
Really Kobe?  Unreal  ::)

Beat me to it. I can't believe Its something new every night
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 12:55:43 AM
How clutch is Kobe...

I hate it....ridiculous.

All those terrible touch fouls on the raptors look really useful right about now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on March 09, 2013, 12:56:21 AM
Really Kobe?  Unreal  ::)

Beat me to it. I can't believe Its something new every night


That son of a gun....
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 12:56:56 AM
Kill me.

That rudy shot looked online...just a little short.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 09, 2013, 12:58:37 AM
Kill me.

That rudy shot looked online...just a little short.

If Raps win in OT, it's actually pretty crazy...

But if they keep deferring to Alan Anderson, they might as well give up.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 09, 2013, 01:03:25 AM
Its the same thing every night. The Jazz lose a heart breaker and the Lakers win a nail biter.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 01:05:42 AM
Refs are trying their hardest to win this one for the Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 09, 2013, 01:06:21 AM
Its the same thing every night. The Jazz lose a heart breaker and the Lakers win a nail biter.

I was thinking the same thing......

unreal.......like a bad dream
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Kiorrik on March 09, 2013, 01:14:20 AM
Wow, Nash.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 09, 2013, 01:15:21 AM
I don't understand the luck the Lakers have had over the last couple of games.  Is there some unwritten rule that says "Let Kobe dunk on the most important possession of the game"? 

Atrocious defense by the Raptors.  Just atrocious.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 01:18:36 AM
This is getting beyond a joke now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 09, 2013, 01:19:05 AM
I had a feeling he was going to miss the second ft :(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 09, 2013, 01:21:31 AM
Wow can't believe Steve Nash missed a ft :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 01:25:31 AM
Really Lakers? Really?

(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/249/098/5dd.png)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Atzar on March 09, 2013, 01:28:50 AM
Merge the New Orleans and Toronto franchises and relocate them to Centralia, PA. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 09, 2013, 07:20:51 PM
I think this image is bigger than posting rules allow and I am too lazy to resize, but I saw it around some other places:

http://i.imgur.com/XvIWz9j.png
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 09, 2013, 07:38:15 PM
I think this image is bigger than posting rules allow and I am too lazy to resize, but I saw it around some other places:

http://i.imgur.com/XvIWz9j.png

Classic ESPN
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 09, 2013, 07:59:04 PM
So JR Smith and Raymond Felton are now the only players outside of Melo that can create anything offensively for the Knicks.

That bodes badly for their playoff chances.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 09, 2013, 09:05:04 PM
I think this image is bigger than posting rules allow and I am too lazy to resize, but I saw it around some other places:

http://i.imgur.com/XvIWz9j.png

It's one game. So what? But yes, Portland/SanAn don't get much coverage.

I wish Portland would make the playoffs but.......
They've got a good future ahead of them with Lillard/Batum/LMA sprinkled in with some Wes.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lightskinsmurf on March 09, 2013, 09:18:25 PM
The jazz are garbage. Getting blown out by a team without its two stars.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 09, 2013, 09:19:35 PM
Denver putting Iggy on Ricky Rubio.

It'll be interesting to see how well Rubio handles the defensive pressure from a bigger defender. He uses his size so well to pass over the top of smaller guards.

Iggy has got a great matchup on the other end. No way Ridnour can cover Iggy.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 09, 2013, 09:28:39 PM
Ricky Rubio has such great hands defensively. He is going to lead the league in steals in the near future. Maybe a few times. Terrific instincts.

Hmm ... averaging a league lead-tying 2.4spg (with Chris Paul) this year in only 28.7mpg. Pity he has missed so many games this season. Needs 125 steals to quality, to be eligible, for the steals title. He has 79 so far. 24 games left. That is doable.

Averaging 4.3 steals over his last 10 games. Something like 3.7 over his last 15-20 games. Terrific stuff. Apparently, 3.67spg is the record for most steals per game in an individual season. I wonder if Rubio will ever threaten that.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 09, 2013, 09:35:24 PM
jazz are pathetic .......can ' t beat Knicks .......minus two stars.........I would FIRE the coach ASAP

Jazz. have too many nice players to be losing all these games.......are they being bought off to lose to Knicks ......

they should be destroying the  Knicks ?

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 09, 2013, 09:49:09 PM
Wolves transition defense very poor. Several players not even bothering to try and get back to stop Denver's fastbreaks. Not enough effort.

Chris Johnson is still a lousy player. Lightweight defender/rebounder. Not enough paint presence. Great quickness and mobility but too small/skinny and not smart enough.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 09, 2013, 10:15:15 PM
I'll go out of my way to say:

Jazz will make the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 09, 2013, 11:33:02 PM
Just for fun

http://youtu.be/z0jT83Y5sl0
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on March 10, 2013, 12:46:24 AM
Lakers vs. Bulls tomorrow...
I am torn.
Potentially we can move up a spot, but if Lakers don't make the playoff- that will be just awesome.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on March 10, 2013, 01:11:26 AM
Lakers vs. Bulls tomorrow...
I am torn.
Potentially we can move up a spot, but if Lakers don't make the playoff- that will be just awesome.
Too bad both can't lose.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SparzWizard on March 10, 2013, 01:15:35 AM
Lakers vs. Bulls tomorrow...
I am torn.
Potentially we can move up a spot, but if Lakers don't make the playoff- that will be just awesome.
Too bad both can't lose.

That's if we do our job tomorrow against OKC! If we win...I think I might need the Lakers to beat the Bulls. But if we lose, back to my usual hating ways. (:
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on March 10, 2013, 04:15:26 AM
I'll take a Bulls win.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on March 10, 2013, 05:12:49 AM
Why are there so many Celtics fans wishing Lakers to miss the play-offs? Do you want them to avoid further humiliation :)
Seriously, though, I want them to be in the play-offs or the awesome media would be blaming the lost season on the underperformed first half of the regular season, which will be a lame excuse.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: azzenfrost on March 10, 2013, 06:44:50 AM
All those stars and not making playoffs...I think that would hurt more.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on March 10, 2013, 07:17:19 AM
There are plenty of reasons for that.
-They downgraded their center position by trading away Bynum. Granted, Bynum wouldn't even be able to play, so, they can feel they were lucky were this season.
-Gasol hasn't been as good as he was in the past seasons. As soft as he has always been, but he was a whole lot more efficient. He was derailed by injuries, as well.
-Nash isn't the one we know anymore. He can't carry the team offense alone, and when he can't do that, his defensive liabilities become more critical.

So, I'm not one bit surprised by their current state. I expected them to be a couple of games above .500, to be fair, but a borderline play-off team, that's it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 10, 2013, 11:18:22 AM
There are plenty of reasons for that.
-They downgraded their center position by trading away Bynum. Granted, Bynum wouldn't even be able to play, so, they can feel they were lucky were this season.
-Gasol hasn't been as good as he was in the past seasons. As soft as he has always been, but he was a whole lot more efficient. He was derailed by injuries, as well.
-Nash isn't the one we know anymore. He can't carry the team offense alone, and when he can't do that, his defensive liabilities become more critical.

So, I'm not one bit surprised by their current state. I expected them to be a couple of games above .500, to be fair, but a borderline play-off team, that's it.

agree.......they will make it( the playoff) from Kobes play carrying them and help from Houston and Utah  folding to the bottom feeders of the NBA.

I never thought Utah would fold so bad ......just incredible ....they are coachless.

LA will face OKC or Spurs in the first round.....Gasol won't save them from destruction.

Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 10, 2013, 06:10:57 PM
Ugh, Lakers have been playing some pretty good basketball since the All-Star break.  Can't possibly see them missing the playoffs at this point.

Not liking this at all.  I forsee LA pulling a major upset of some top teams.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 10, 2013, 08:26:05 PM
Sunday night hoops on ESPN got replaced tonight for the World Baseball Classic. I was very disappointed with ESPN on this decision. Then I tuned in to the WBC and its not even in commentated in english. Im all in for the celebration of latin american sports, but don't take away a great thing like sunday night hoops and give me programming that I cannot comprehend.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 10, 2013, 09:42:58 PM
Sunday night hoops on ESPN got replaced tonight for the World Baseball Classic. I was very disappointed with ESPN on this decision. Then I tuned in to the WBC and its not even in commentated in english. Im all in for the celebration of latin american sports, but don't take away a great thing like sunday night hoops and give me programming that I cannot comprehend.

I prefer Friday night hoops or the Sunday Showcase, but yea, I only like watching sports named basketball and I'm not really a fan of college basketball either (March Madness coming around) with my main man DRAYMOND GREEN gone :(
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 10, 2013, 11:36:25 PM
Jeez. DeAndre Jordan's dunk....

#RIPBrandonKnight is trending worldwide lol
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 11, 2013, 11:33:51 PM
Nets Loss YES
GS handily beating the Knicks YES
UTAH won YES

Good night of hoops so far
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 11, 2013, 11:47:09 PM
Nets Loss YES
GS handily beating the Knicks YES
UTAH won YES

Good night of hoops so far

Just what I was gonna post :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 12, 2013, 12:14:38 AM
Knicks are in trouble!!! Down by 24 now. Nuggets are going to be even tougher for NY even tho half there team is use to playing there.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 12, 2013, 12:48:06 AM
Knicks are shooting 29% tonight
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on March 12, 2013, 02:36:46 AM
Did not know OKC acquired Ronnie Brewer (for a 2nd round pick) until I saw their box score.

Solid move.

Edit: And Ezeli...oh what a miss on Ezeli. Would love his 10 boards.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fitzhickey on March 12, 2013, 04:33:48 AM
Did not know OKC acquired Ronnie Brewer (for a 2nd round pick) until I saw their box score.

Solid move.

Edit: And Ezeli...oh what a miss on Ezeli. Would love his 10 boards.
Thanks, did not know that either
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 12, 2013, 10:20:18 PM
We might have gotten blown out by the Bobcats, but the Spurs face troubles of their own as they get blown out by the T-Wolves! #PGProblems Also, Ricky Rubio got his first triple-double (his initials are also RR and his number is also 9).. hm.... coincidence? I think not.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 12, 2013, 11:27:25 PM
Dwight Howard is starting to scare me.

39pts 16reb tonight in his return to Orlando.

25 for 39 from the free throw line.  :o

Dude is getting healthy, and more importantly, seems to be getting his head on straight.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: esel1000 on March 12, 2013, 11:53:32 PM
39 fts? I'm speechless...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 12:08:37 AM
39 fts? I'm speechless...

Only because of Hack-A-Howard (mostly in late second-half)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 13, 2013, 12:25:51 AM
39 fts? I'm speechless...

Only because of Hack-A-Howard (mostly in late second-half)

Regardless of reason, it is nothing to sneeze at.  It was a single game record for FTA's.  Also, it wasn't very effective either.  64% shooting from the line from Howard, resulting in 25 free points, is pretty hard to overcome.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 08:14:50 PM
Perk and Al are going head to head on ESPN. Its fun to watch
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 08:29:24 PM
I dream of OKC's free throw shooting... so efficient.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 08:31:34 PM
Heat 76ers is a game. Heat are only up by 4 in the 3rd
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 08:33:43 PM
Heat 76ers is a game. Heat are only up by 4 in the 3rd

To be honest, root for who you want. The Heat are too far ahead in the rankings to influence us. The Sixers are too low. :P But yes, I'd rather the Heat lose than the Sixers lose.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 08:39:51 PM
Heat 76ers is a game. Heat are only up by 4 in the 3rd

To be honest, root for who you want. The Heat are too far ahead in the rankings to influence us. The Sixers are too low. :P But yes, I'd rather the Heat lose than the Sixers lose.

I just want there streak to end so when I turn the tv on im not reminded every 5 minutes that they have won so many games in a row
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 13, 2013, 09:31:12 PM
Oh, Dwight Howard with a nice come from behind block on Devin Harris' dribble drive layup. He looked like the Dwight Howard of old on that play.

D-Howard looks really spry here. Moving around the court very well. Agile and active. Good sign.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 13, 2013, 09:36:04 PM
G - Nash
G - S.Blake
F - Kobe
F - Artest
C - Jamison

That is a lot of shooting on the floor.

Atlanta picking this lineup apart defensively though. No rim protection.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 13, 2013, 09:49:58 PM
Horford is such a great rebounder.

LA Lakers blowing multiple opportunities to get back into this. Down 3 without the ball with just under a minute left now. Atlanta needs a hoop here. Several empty possessions in a row from the Hawks.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 09:51:10 PM
Wow Demarre Carroll just got called for the most weaksauce flagrant foul I have ever seen. He gave Kevin Durant a little shoulder in transition and they call a dang flagrant. And of course Hubie Brown agrees with him saying Carroll was out of line. Man the NBA is getting to be so soft.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 13, 2013, 09:52:01 PM
Strong defense by Ron Artest against Horford. Fought him off, forced a tough baseline jumper off the dribble, missed, Artest fails to get the rebound, Horford tips it, Ivan Johnson gets the loose ball, gets the layup.

Hawks up 5 with 33 seconds to play.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 09:58:41 PM
Yes Kobe missed the game tying shot. I know I should be rooting for the Hawks to lose. But a Lakers loss is overdue
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Quinn on March 13, 2013, 10:02:18 PM
Oh, Dwight Howard with a nice come from behind block on Devin Harris' dribble drive layup. He looked like the Dwight Howard of old on that play.

D-Howard looks really spry here. Moving around the court very well. Agile and active. Good sign.

Bad news for everyone else.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2013, 10:02:19 PM
Ouch...nasty fall there by Kobe...doesn't look good at all...hope it's not serious.

There is a reason why a comic book caption was named after him:

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR23UmBxovqmY1YaGkmWQ2ZD3_WMGm_d995a8uvmLOcFN0QXel7Yw)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: SHAQATTACK on March 13, 2013, 10:11:32 PM
awesome. win forvHawks

I hate the lakers so bad.....

sorry to see Kobe get boo boo

still rather see Indy beat lakers....

never want to see them win a game
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2013, 10:21:12 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 10:27:47 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.

The Clippers better worry about holding off the Nuggets for the 3rd seed
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2013, 10:31:32 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.

The Clippers better worry about holding off the Nuggets for the 3rd seed

Nuggets are my sleeper team....one of the most athletic teams out there and a certain playoff team...took Lakers to 7 games last year.

They are experienced, athletic, and well-coached.

Adding Iggy will only make them more dangerous...right there is your Durant/Kobe stopper.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RMO on March 13, 2013, 10:33:36 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.

Have they improved THAT much since the OKC game (the last one I saw)?  Their defense looked atrocious in that one.  They haven't exactly been playing the cream of the crop in this little win streak they had since the OKC game.

I'm interested to see what happens when Gasol comes back.  He had problems finding a role and fitting into the system before he got injured.  Interested to see how he integrates with so little time left in the regular season.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 10:41:06 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.

Have they improved THAT much since the OKC game (the last one I saw)?  Their defense looked atrocious in that one.  They haven't exactly been playing the cream of the crop in this little win streak they had since the OKC game.

I'm interested to see what happens when Gasol comes back.  He had problems finding a role and fitting into the system before he got injured.  Interested to see how he integrates with so little time left in the regular season.

I don't think so. They have been beating bad teams. There defense is still very poor and Kobe is playing out of his mind right now.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2013, 10:47:39 PM
Clippers better hope that Lakers don't get that 6th seed...the way DH and Kobe have been playing, they will beat the Clips in 6 games...no doubt about that.

I'd like to see Blake try to posterize Dwight...DeAndre won't be doing any more Brandons....

Poor CP3 will exhaust himself trying to carry Clips.

I just don't see the Clips beating "this" Laker team. Kobe won't let it happen.

Have they improved THAT much since the OKC game (the last one I saw)?  Their defense looked atrocious in that one.  They haven't exactly been playing the cream of the crop in this little win streak they had since the OKC game.

I'm interested to see what happens when Gasol comes back.  He had problems finding a role and fitting into the system before he got injured.  Interested to see how he integrates with so little time left in the regular season.

That's the thing...OKC has the Lakers number, no doubt about it. They have no answer for Durant/Westbrook.

But the Clips? I just believe they still have holes - especially down low.

In a grind it out 7 games series, you need "something" down low...not just dunks.....they need meat and substance up front.

That is why CP3 coveted KG so much. Glad he chose BOS.

The way the Lakers are positioning themselves, I'm guessing they will draw the Clips, and they will send them packing.

Pau? At this point I hope he's satisfied with the bench.....one part of me would LOVE to see him cause hate and discontent, but another part of me is still wanting to see Kobe make the post-season.

I'm just shocked tht both D'Antoni and Brown couldn't figure out a way to start DH and Pau...Pau hasn't dropped off that much, but he doesn't seem to figure into the Laker's future.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 13, 2013, 10:50:07 PM
I think the Clippers can take Lakers. Their quickness and depth will push them over the top.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 13, 2013, 10:51:03 PM
Chicago is getting mauled by Sacramento right now, and I expect Denver to continue their home cooking against the Knicks.

Good news for us!  Movin' on up!   ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenFaith1819 on March 13, 2013, 10:57:02 PM
I think the Clippers can take Lakers. Their quickness and depth will push them over the top.

Yeah, but Blake won't be going up against a slower, aging Pau this time around...he'll be facing a rejuvenated Dwight, whose nearly as athletic as he is.

Dwight protects the rim.

Dwight Howard will negate Blake and DeAndre, no doubt about it. Kobe and CP3 will have some memorable playoff performances should they meet, but I just think Kobe wills his team to victory this time around.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ejk3489 on March 13, 2013, 11:20:59 PM
Quote
Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS
The Lakers are calling Kobe Bryant's injury a "severe left ankle sprain." The team says he is "out indefinitely."

Welp. If Kobe has to miss any significant time, good luck making the playoffs, Lakers.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 11:22:18 PM
Quote
Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS
The Lakers are calling Kobe Bryant's injury a "severe left ankle sprain." The team says he is "out indefinitely."

Welp. If Kobe has to miss any significant time, good luck making the playoffs, Lakers.

It's Dwight time... can he do it?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 13, 2013, 11:28:02 PM
Wow the Bulls are losing to the Kings 76-42. Evans is 10-11 with 23 points

Edit: 84-44 now
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: JoT on March 13, 2013, 11:29:33 PM
Quote
Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS
The Lakers are calling Kobe Bryant's injury a "severe left ankle sprain." The team says he is "out indefinitely."

Welp. If Kobe has to miss any significant time, good luck making the playoffs, Lakers.
Wow it must be bad for them to sit him out (he probably refused at first too).
Welp. Their road to the playoffs just became a bit harder.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: letsgoblue86 on March 13, 2013, 11:39:42 PM
Is anyone seeing this Chicago/Sac game?

Sactown up 90-48 with four minutes left in the 3rd. 

Absolutely nuts, Bulls better hope Rose is back for the postseason.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 13, 2013, 11:40:50 PM
Bulls are getting massacred, down 40 to the Kings! Is this real life?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 13, 2013, 11:41:40 PM
Sacramento is better without DMC, apparently.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: albas89 on March 13, 2013, 11:43:33 PM
Is anyone seeing this Chicago/Sac game?

Sactown up 90-48 with four minutes left in the 3rd. 

Absolutely nuts, Bulls better hope Rose is back for the postseason.

I think they were informed Rose won't be coming back this season, can't explain such an outrageous meltdown! They had been terrible for a few games now, but getting embarrassed by the Kings... this is just horrific!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ejk3489 on March 13, 2013, 11:44:19 PM
Yikes...Tyson Chandler on the floor with what looks like a knee injury. Hope it's nothing serious.

Had to be helped to the locker room, but was putting some weight on it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 11:45:02 PM
Is anyone seeing this Chicago/Sac game?

Sactown up 90-48 with four minutes left in the 3rd. 

Absolutely nuts, Bulls better hope Rose is back for the postseason.

I think they were informed Rose won't be coming back this season, can't explain such an outrageous meltdown! They had been terrible for a few games now, but getting embarrassed by the Kings... this is just horrific!

Dang! Worse than our blowout to the Bobkitties.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 13, 2013, 11:47:49 PM
Yikes...Tyson Chandler on the floor with what looks like a knee injury. Hope it's nothing serious.

Had to be helped to the locker room, but was putting some weight on it.

Finally, some other team had an injury. It's always us, TB and Wolves. Whew.

Get better soon Chandler. You're a beast. :)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on March 14, 2013, 12:04:04 AM
Is anyone seeing this Chicago/Sac game?

Sactown up 90-48 with four minutes left in the 3rd. 

Absolutely nuts, Bulls better hope Rose is back for the postseason.

I think they were informed Rose won't be coming back this season, can't explain such an outrageous meltdown! They had been terrible for a few games now, but getting embarrassed by the Kings... this is just horrific!
Chicago may need scoring. Also that defense is non-existant tonight. Ouch...
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Bahku on March 14, 2013, 12:09:38 AM
Chicago down by 40 points to the Kings with about a minute left ... I feel a bit better about last night. ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 14, 2013, 12:20:38 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 12:27:55 AM
Bulls get blown out by 42 to Kings. We lose by 26 to the Boncats. All three of Knicks' "Big 3" is injured. Heat win 20 in a row.

Hmmmmm.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 14, 2013, 12:28:27 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?

No one would be scared of the Heat with Bosh injured and LeBron hobbled.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 14, 2013, 12:31:11 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?

No one would be scared of the Heat with Bosh injured and LeBron hobbled.

The Knicks looked horrible before Chandler went out
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Lord of Mikawa on March 14, 2013, 01:19:45 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?

No one would be scared of the Heat with Bosh injured and LeBron hobbled.

The Knicks looked horrible before Chandler went out
They played it close in the 1st Quarter. Then things got extremely ugly.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on March 14, 2013, 10:36:29 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?

No one would be scared of the Heat with Bosh injured and LeBron hobbled.

The Knicks looked horrible before Chandler went out

Bosh is the only Amare equivalent they have on that team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 14, 2013, 10:52:29 AM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: apc on March 14, 2013, 11:48:12 AM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Just wondering, do you think this was a dirty play?
Most Kobe fans(and Kobe) think it was, but i don't see a guy in a split of a second make a decision to put his leg under his opponent leg.
here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voq6gbtKBf0 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: LooseCannon on March 14, 2013, 11:54:19 AM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Just wondering, do you think this was a dirty play?

I don't care if it was a dirty play.  It's the kind of thing I might do intentionally if I were a basketball player, though.

I think Kobe/Laker fans are not willing to give Dahntay Jones the benefit of the doubt because of this 2009 play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6BWYMjTs3c
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticG1 on March 14, 2013, 11:55:23 AM
So who is scared of the Knicks?

No one would be scared of the Heat with Bosh injured and LeBron hobbled.

The Knicks looked horrible before Chandler went out

They haven't loked good for a while. If we weren't so epically terrible the first half of this year (like last year) the division wouldn't be a contest.

Everyone always gets so giddy about these teams to stsrt the season. Did anyone watch just about everything fall perfectly for them then including that 3 point shot.

This is what I find amazing sometimes. People refuse to beliece that the knicks were no where near as good as they were playing and the celtics were no where near as bad as they were playing. Eventually things would even up and looks like by the end of the season they finally will
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: RMO on March 14, 2013, 12:47:20 PM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Just wondering, do you think this was a dirty play?
Most Kobe fans(and Kobe) think it was, but i don't see a guy in a split of a second make a decision to put his leg under his opponent leg.
here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voq6gbtKBf0

Doesn't look that bad.  What's he supposed to do?  Give him space and take his chances? 
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 08:20:44 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 14, 2013, 08:25:15 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm

Do you mean Raymond Felton?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: bfrombleacher on March 14, 2013, 08:31:33 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm

Do you mean Raymond Felton?

I've always thought they looked kind of similar

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nba/players/full/2753.png&w=350&h=254)

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nba/players/full/4032.png&w=350&h=254)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 08:35:36 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm

Do you mean Raymond Felton?

I've always thought they looked kind of similar

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nba/players/full/2753.png&w=350&h=254)

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nba/players/full/4032.png&w=350&h=254)

My mind was totally off, but yea I meant Raymond Felton.

I didn't even know they looked similar xD Thanks for pointin' it out
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: alajet on March 14, 2013, 08:50:34 PM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Just wondering, do you think this was a dirty play?
Most Kobe fans(and Kobe) think it was, but i don't see a guy in a split of a second make a decision to put his leg under his opponent leg.
here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voq6gbtKBf0

I don't think that was intentional. Kobe himself could be really enraged about how things turned out that way, but I don't know.
I guess I will just say it was an unlucky moment.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: fitzhickey on March 14, 2013, 08:53:15 PM
Thank you, Dahntay.
Just wondering, do you think this was a dirty play?
Most Kobe fans(and Kobe) think it was, but i don't see a guy in a split of a second make a decision to put his leg under his opponent leg.
here is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voq6gbtKBf0

Doesn't look that bad.  What's he supposed to do?  Give him space and take his chances?
Im assuming that when you're defending kobe, you would stop him at all costs.
p.s. i think kobe is just angry that he missed the game winner, and now he's whining
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: GreenEnvy on March 14, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm

I don't think many casual fans know/care about Raymond Felton returning to Portland. I don't even think Portland fans care all that much about Felton returning.

What other big returns have I missed out on recently? DJ White to Charlotte was underwhelming lol.

I doubt the NBA expected big viewership for the return of Jeff Green to OKC either.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 09:19:52 PM
Wes Matthews in his return to Portland tonight... should be getting quite a few boos :) So many returns lately, I wonder if the NBA did this intentionally.... hmmmmmm

I don't think many casual fans know/care about Raymond Felton returning to Portland. I don't even think Portland fans care all that much about Felton returning.

What other big returns have I missed out on recently? DJ White to Charlotte was underwhelming lol.

I doubt the NBA expected big viewership for the return of Jeff Green to OKC either.

Dwight to Orlando?
Carmelo to Denver?
Green to OKC was medium-sized
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 10:22:01 PM
Mike James looks old. Not moving well. Slow laterally and doesn't change directions well.

His NBA days should be over.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 10:24:40 PM
I really like this lineup for San Antonio

PG - Manu Ginobili
SG - Danny Green
SF - Kawhi Leonard
PF - Tiago Splitter
C  - Tim Duncan

So much size and length.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 14, 2013, 10:26:03 PM
Mike James looks old. Not moving well. Slow laterally and doesn't change directions well.

His NBA days should be over.

and yet the Mavs insist on starting him. I really don't get it.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 14, 2013, 10:26:39 PM
San Antonio is a disgustingly good team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 10:30:22 PM
Oh, tough shot by Nowitzki. Tiago Splitter was right in his face on that one.

Good defense, better offense.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 10:34:07 PM
Lousy shot attempt by Vince Carter. No idea why you want him going one-on-one from three to win the game when you have OJ Mayo and Dirk Nowitki on your team. They had enough time (5.6 seconds) to run a quick pick and pop between Mayo and Dirk.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 14, 2013, 10:38:28 PM
I really like this lineup for San Antonio

PG - Manu Ginobili
SG - Danny Green
SF - Kawhi Leonard
PF - Tiago Splitter
C  - Tim Duncan

So much size and length.

Personally, I just love watching Kawhi play basketball.

Such a complete player for a guy in only his 2nd year.  I only wish Jeff Green could rebound the ball the way Kawhi does.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 14, 2013, 10:46:10 PM
Never really cared a lick for Portland

but.....


GO BLAZERS!!!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 10:59:31 PM
Nice dunk by Kenyon Martin. Clearly still has some explosiveness athletically.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 11:10:47 PM
Never really cared a lick for Portland

but.....


GO BLAZERS!!!

I love the Blazers, go Blazers!
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 14, 2013, 11:12:24 PM
Nice dunk by Kenyon Martin. Clearly still has some explosiveness athletically.

don't know why we didn't take him.. we had to go all the way to CBL for White/Randolph..
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 14, 2013, 11:15:18 PM
Nice dunk by Kenyon Martin. Clearly still has some explosiveness athletically.

don't know why we didn't take him.. we had to go all the way to CBL for White/Randolph..

Interest has to be mutual.

Could have just as easily been Martin not wanting to play here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 11:23:23 PM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 14, 2013, 11:24:12 PM
Nice dunk by Kenyon Martin. Clearly still has some explosiveness athletically.

don't know why we didn't take him.. we had to go all the way to CBL for White/Randolph..

Interest has to be mutual.

Could have just as easily been Martin not wanting to play here.

Fair enough i guess he's leaning to a team who has a better chance on the ring than us ;)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 14, 2013, 11:25:54 PM
How nice of Portland to not show up...  ::)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 11:26:26 PM
Nice dunk by Kenyon Martin. Clearly still has some explosiveness athletically.

don't know why we didn't take him.. we had to go all the way to CBL for White/Randolph..

Interest has to be mutual.

Could have just as easily been Martin not wanting to play here.

Fair enough i guess he's leaning to a team who has a better chance on the ring than us ;)

You forgot to put the sarcasm BB-codes in
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 11:26:29 PM
Prigioni is making a couple of really nice passes here. Inch perfect.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 14, 2013, 11:26:56 PM
Lousy shot attempt by Vince Carter. No idea why you want him going one-on-one from three to win the game when you have OJ Mayo and Dirk Nowitki on your team. They had enough time (5.6 seconds) to run a quick pick and pop between Mayo and Dirk.

I haven't seen a Dallas team ignore dirk this much on consecutive possessions.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 14, 2013, 11:28:29 PM
Prigioni is making a couple of really nice passes here. Inch perfect.

I like PABLO
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 14, 2013, 11:30:17 PM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 11:32:23 PM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender

Yep, still a piece away. A big piece. An above average starter to low level star.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 14, 2013, 11:36:58 PM
Ohh, Kenyon Martin with another vicious slam. Is that his third big dunk tonight? Playing some good defense too.

I would have loved to have Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen here.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 14, 2013, 11:41:14 PM
Ohh, Kenyon Martin with another vicious slam. Is that his third big dunk tonight? Playing some good defense too.

I would have loved to have Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen here.

That's how a 10day contract should play... play like it's your last chance at the NBA...

wow KMart and Birdman will bring back our swagger... we might even looked like the Pistong Bad boys back in Sheed's time
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: beklog on March 14, 2013, 11:50:03 PM
3pt lead for the Blazers at the Half...

(http://www.brownsteins.net/RichsFamily/Publicity/blazers/BartSimpson.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 14, 2013, 11:52:47 PM
Ohh, Kenyon Martin with another vicious slam. Is that his third big dunk tonight? Playing some good defense too.

I would have loved to have Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen here.

That's how a 10day contract should play... play like it's your last chance at the NBA...

wow KMart and Birdman will bring back our swagger... we might even looked like the Pistong Bad boys back in Sheed's time

Definitely would have preferred Martin or the birdman over Shavlik.

Martin made a point to say that he was available to ANYONE in the NBA that would want him.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 14, 2013, 11:55:50 PM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender

Yep, still a piece away. A big piece. An above average starter to low level star.

Would you say a Paul Milsap and Darren Collison?
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: Who on March 15, 2013, 12:04:29 AM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender

Yep, still a piece away. A big piece. An above average starter to low level star.

Would you say a Paul Milsap and Darren Collison?

Paul Millsap would be that level of a player. I think the Knicks need a guard rather than a big man though.

Not a fan of Darren Collison.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 15, 2013, 12:21:27 AM
I would feel bad for the Knicks if the Celtics were not behind them
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 15, 2013, 12:29:01 AM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender

Yep, still a piece away. A big piece. An above average starter to low level star.

Would you say a Paul Milsap and Darren Collison?

Paul Millsap would be that level of a player. I think the Knicks need a guard rather than a big man though.

Not a fan of Darren Collison.

yeah, not a Collison fan myself.

There's good reason Indy was willing to get rid of him, and trade the draft right's to Kawhi for George Hill.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: MVPPierceNoJoke on March 15, 2013, 12:38:23 AM
The Knicks feel a lot like Melo's old Denver Nuggets teams.

Ya they do and that means they are not a contender

Yep, still a piece away. A big piece. An above average starter to low level star.

Would you say a Paul Milsap and Darren Collison?

Paul Millsap would be that level of a player. I think the Knicks need a guard rather than a big man though.

Not a fan of Darren Collison.

yeah, not a Collison fan myself.

There's good reason Indy was willing to get rid of him, and trade the draft right's to Kawhi for George Hill.

The guards in next seasons FA class are not all that great outside of CP3 and they surely don't have cap space for him. I don't think Ray Felton is the answer for the them. I can't possibly see Trey Burke falling that low to the Knicks but he would be great for them
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: KGs Knee on March 15, 2013, 01:13:26 AM
Yea Portland!

The Knicks slide continues......
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: jdz101 on March 15, 2013, 10:01:34 PM
Typical Roy Hibbert behavior.

Lakers are in town without Kobe for most of the game. Dwight is their main focal point and with the bright lights on him at home with the opportunity to show the league he's legit, he flakes like a mental midget under the pressure.

Overrated.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 15, 2013, 10:09:22 PM
Kosta Koufos with a game-high 13 points at the half in DENvMEM...

Koufos and McGee are important role players on that team, just as Crawford and Wilcox are on our team.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticsFan9 on March 15, 2013, 10:12:58 PM
Kosta Koufos with a game-high 13 points at the half in DENvMEM...

Koufos and McGee are important role players on that team, just as Crawford and Wilcox are on our team.

Haha, I thought you just compared Koufos and McGee to Wilcox and Crawford.

Oh wait
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: ImShakHeIsShaq on March 15, 2013, 10:18:17 PM
Kosta Koufos with a game-high 13 points at the half in DENvMEM...

Koufos and McGee are important role players on that team, just as Crawford and Wilcox are on our team.

Haha, I thought you just compared Koufos and McGee to Wilcox and Crawford.

Oh wait


He didn't compare how they play, he compared their relationships to their respective teams... role players.
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: CelticConcourse on March 15, 2013, 10:20:47 PM
Kosta Koufos with a game-high 13 points at the half in DENvMEM...

Koufos and McGee are important role players on that team, just as Crawford and Wilcox are on our team.

Haha, I thought you just compared Koufos and McGee to Wilcox and Crawford.

Oh wait


He didn't compare how they play, he compared their relationships to their respective teams... role players.

He noticed, he already said "Oh wait"  ;D
Title: Re: 2012/2013 NBA Season
Post by: hpantazo on March 15, 2013, 10:22:22 PM