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Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #870 on: January 11, 2018, 09:39:39 PM »

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IT4 not a pivotal factor tonight?

pivotally bad ha ha
2-15 from the field.

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #871 on: January 11, 2018, 09:41:26 PM »

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IT4 not a pivotal factor tonight?

he has 4 points on 2-15 shooting so far and 0-6 from 3.

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #872 on: January 11, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »

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No team in the East will take a game from the Warriors in the Finals. Looks like it's up to the Spurs or Rockets.

Call me crazy, but I think Boston could "steal" a home game from Golden State in a hypothetical Finals with good defense and hopefully a career night from someone.

But yeah, Warriors would have an extremely easy series win.

Frankly, this Cleveland team looks worse than last year ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE. They may still get through the East (although with more bumps and bruises from their foes), but I could see Golden State sweeping them and winning every game by 20+.
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Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #873 on: January 11, 2018, 09:43:40 PM »

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Theres no doubt Lebron is leaving the cavs this summer. He left Miami when they were in better shape than this(they just lost a finals series, but the writing was on the wall).

Team has no flexibility to add players, is old and plays no defense. Will be interesting to see if the Cavs look to move the brooklyn pick to appease lebron.

and people wonder why Kyrie Irving asked out of there!!

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #874 on: January 11, 2018, 09:47:22 PM »

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No team in the East will take a game from the Warriors in the Finals. Looks like it's up to the Spurs or Rockets.

Call me crazy, but I think Boston could "steal" a home game from Golden State in a hypothetical Finals with good defense and hopefully a career night from someone.

But yeah, Warriors would have an extremely easy series win.

Frankly, this Cleveland team looks worse than last year ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE. They may still get through the East (although with more bumps and bruises from their foes), but I could see Golden State sweeping them and winning every game by 20+.

Warriors are beatable once you impose physicality on them. Slow down their pace and they will look mortal. Curry doesn't always perform well on the biggest stage. And we also know Durant is a mental midget.

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« Reply #875 on: January 11, 2018, 09:49:32 PM »

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No team in the East will take a game from the Warriors in the Finals. Looks like it's up to the Spurs or Rockets.

? I don't understand this mentality about GS. We've legitimately played them better than any other team for the last three years, and we literally beat them already at full health this season.

It'd be a closer series than people think, especially if we're fully healthy (minus Hayward). I actually think with Hayward we would beat them in a series.
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Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #876 on: January 11, 2018, 09:49:57 PM »

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VanVleet from Toronto looks good tonight.  When did he get so good?
He is looking good.

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #877 on: January 11, 2018, 09:51:44 PM »

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Man, Crowder is just a non-factor in Cleveland. Sad to see.

He's doing decent tonight (11 points on 4-7 shooting), but he's averaging 8 points and 3 rebounds a game in 26 minutes/game. Also Cavaliers fans are complaining that his defense just isn't as great. Though I can understand the last part since to be honest, his defense seemed to be a lot worse for the C's last year (took a hit from his defense here 2 years ago).
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Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #878 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:24 PM »

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Theres no doubt Lebron is leaving the cavs this summer. He left Miami when they were in better shape than this(they just lost a finals series, but the writing was on the wall).

Team has no flexibility to add players, is old and plays no defense. Will be interesting to see if the Cavs look to move the brooklyn pick to appease lebron.

and people wonder why Kyrie Irving asked out of there!!

LeBron to the Lakers is slowly becoming a reality...

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #879 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »

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I would hold off on any judgments on the Cavs until IT gets his legs back. Teams tend to play a lot harder when shots are actually going in the basket.  But man does Crowder look terrible.

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« Reply #880 on: January 11, 2018, 09:54:18 PM »

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The Cavs with IT look really bad. They are down by 28 to the Raps. I guess they need to work Thomas in to their rotations. It would probably be best to bring him off the bench as a scorer but he probably would be really mad as he is looking for that Brinks truck this off season.

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« Reply #881 on: January 11, 2018, 09:57:41 PM »

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I'll always have love for IT4 but unless something drastic happens it looks more and more like Brad's system is what made him look so great.  He's always gonna be a decent shooter but IMO I don't see him as that #2 guy for the Cavs. 

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« Reply #882 on: January 11, 2018, 09:58:09 PM »

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Man, Crowder is just a non-factor in Cleveland. Sad to see.

He's doing decent tonight (11 points on 4-7 shooting), but he's averaging 8 points and 3 rebounds a game in 26 minutes/game. Also Cavaliers fans are complaining that his defense just isn't as great. Though I can understand the last part since to be honest, his defense seemed to be a lot worse for the C's last year (took a hit from his defense here 2 years ago).

His whole last year here, a lot of us thought his def regressed.  When he first got traded here, his def intensity was awesome, he fit in really well with the underdog mentality.  But last year I think his limitations on offense got exposed.  When his def didn't stand out anymore, then why do you keep him if we got great young wings who need playing time + GH.


Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #883 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »

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I'll always have love for IT4 but unless something drastic happens it looks more and more like Brad's system is what made him look so great.  He's always gonna be a decent shooter but IMO I don't see him as that #2 guy for the Cavs.
He's not in shape yet. I do question whether he'll be as effective as he was under Brad, but he need his legs to be on his game and doesn't have them yet.  It's obvious when you watch him attack the basket.

Re: 2017-18 NBA Season
« Reply #884 on: January 11, 2018, 10:03:02 PM »

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the butt kicking continues in Toronto.

Raps up 113-78 over LeCavs.  I love it, I think..