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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #645 on: April 20, 2018, 03:30:23 AM »

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Each April and May I come to the same conclusion - the team that survives wins the chip.
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #646 on: April 20, 2018, 07:19:15 PM »

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Another game, another completely different officiating standard.  6 fouls in the first 3 minutes evenly split between the two teams. NBA officiating is such an inconsistent, arbitrary mess.

And the league wonders why there’s so much animosity toward the officiating nowadays.  ::)
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #647 on: April 20, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »

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What in the world is Oladipo doing? That's the second time the ball has slipped out of his hands on a pull-up. Then a dumb mental error trying to dribble again afterward on the second possession.
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« Reply #648 on: April 20, 2018, 07:51:36 PM »

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Pacers getting out hustled by the Cavs bench. Very disappointing effort so far from them.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #649 on: April 20, 2018, 07:51:53 PM »

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What in the world is Oladipo doing? That's the second time the ball has slipped out of his hands on a pull-up. Then a dumb mental error trying to dribble again afterward on the second possession.

Every East team put in LeBron's way will self combust, it's a rule or something.

Just don't even get your hopes up.
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #650 on: April 20, 2018, 08:03:51 PM »

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What in the world is Oladipo doing? That's the second time the ball has slipped out of his hands on a pull-up. Then a dumb mental error trying to dribble again afterward on the second possession.

Every East team put in LeBron's way will self combust, it's a rule or something.

Just don't even get your hopes up.

Eh, I saw this Indy team giving them a tough series, but it's still difficult for me to see them actually pulling it out.

I think Toronto is a different story, though. They're probably only a bit better this season than previous seasons (primarily due to a much improved bench), but Cleveland is substantially worse than the previous three iterations that made it to the Finals.

Unless Bron goes superhuman for up to 7 straight games (very possible) or Toronto inexplicably chokes again on the big stage (also very possible), I don't think Cleveland will win a Toronto series.
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #651 on: April 20, 2018, 08:11:15 PM »

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The Pacers getting screwed by the refs due to their lack of aggression should be a warning for the Celtics going into game 3. Celtics got to come out aggressive and sustain it all the way through if they want to get anything.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #652 on: April 20, 2018, 08:21:10 PM »

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IND hasn't been great tonight, but you really can't call them "chokers" or pretenders.

They could easily be up 2-0, it's just they got screwed by the refs in Game 2. Oladipo getting called for 2 fouls in the first minute of the game. REALLY?? I don't think you would EVER see Lebron, Harden, Giannis, etc. get 2 fouls in the first few minutes of a playoff game, even if the 2nd foul looks obvious (they'd just let them play on).

I'm still not convinced this Cavaliers team is winning it all, and frankly I don't see them beating PHI in a series assuming PHI stays healthy.
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« Reply #653 on: April 20, 2018, 08:24:21 PM »

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Sigh. Same old Pacers. I realize that this won't happen, but I hope that this makes Indiana fans at least realize just as to how great Paul George is and was for them. Seriously, where is Oladipo, and it has nothing to do with the officials, imo, with Stephenson, as usual, being the only guy out there who's actually doing anything ::).

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« Reply #654 on: April 20, 2018, 08:38:22 PM »

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Pacers start the 3rd with a 9-4 run and are still in it, BUT they really have to play it one possession at a time as opposed to trying to go on some 10-0 run in just one possession. Also, stop turning it over!
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« Reply #655 on: April 20, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »

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And now we have ourselves a game!
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« Reply #656 on: April 20, 2018, 08:54:34 PM »

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WOW. Cavaliers only scored 12 points in the 3rd quarter   :o
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« Reply #657 on: April 20, 2018, 08:55:46 PM »

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Is it me or Lebron looks tired already?

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« Reply #658 on: April 20, 2018, 09:01:11 PM »

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Cmon Pacers!!!

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #659 on: April 20, 2018, 09:04:50 PM »

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Here comes the Pacers

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