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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2415 on: May 23, 2018, 05:59:05 PM »

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I’m on board for a 1981/1986 Finals rematch.

Two of my favorites! That 86 series was fabulous. No one but the Celtics would've beat the Rockets that year. We had two 7 footers to match up against the twin towers.

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2416 on: May 24, 2018, 03:04:55 PM »

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So what do we think happens tonight in Game 5 of Golden State vs. Houston? Golden State stealing another one on the road and reasserting their dominance in the league (and series), or Houston riding momentum and taking care of business at home and putting Golden State on the brink?

Houston's defense was sensational in the 4th quarter, although it felt like the Warriors also sagged off of their game plan and hoisted up many dumb shots (and went iso a ton, which isn't really their style). Harden was quiet for much of the 2nd half, which makes Houston's Game 4 win really impressive, but I imagine Golden State will make a big counter-punch tonight, so Harden's going to have to play like an MVP again (preferably for the entire game).

I think, like most pivotal Game 5's (when tied 2-2), the winner tonight will win the series. Houston's going to need CP3 and their role players to again play really well, and I don't think they can afford to fall behind big again early (Doubt Golden State blows another lead like that this series).

Golden State meanwhile needs KD to be more aggressive again and for Klay to be more of a factor again. The wild card is Steph, who might be injured a bit and hobbled, so if he goes off (and has an efficient shooting night), Golden State likely wins, otherwise Houston has a good chance to win and they can attack Steph on defense.

Prediction: Houston wins Game 5 at home, 104-96, to take a 3-2 series lead
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2417 on: May 24, 2018, 03:14:07 PM »

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Prediction: GS blows out Houston by 40


Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2418 on: May 24, 2018, 08:28:57 PM »

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Jesus Christ the TNT crew is terrible. Still riding Lebron, even though it has nothing to do with him but the failure of his teammates that he is losing in Boston. But somehow Lebron will “raise his game” and will that team to a game 7 win, even though we’ve already won against a monster 40+ performance by Lebron.  ::)

Besides, it doesn’t matter; we’re taking the series in Cleveland tomorrow.
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« Reply #2419 on: May 24, 2018, 08:31:24 PM »

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Jesus Christ the TNT crew is terrible. Still riding Lebron, even though it has nothing to do with him but the failure of his teammates that he is losing in Boston. But somehow Lebron will “raise his game” and will that team to a game 7 win, even though we’ve already won against a monster 40+ performance by Lebron.  ::)

Besides, it doesn’t matter; we’re taking the series in Cleveland tomorrow.

I missed the segment on the Celtics / Cavs.  What specifically did they say?

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2420 on: May 24, 2018, 08:42:42 PM »

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Jesus Christ the TNT crew is terrible. Still riding Lebron, even though it has nothing to do with him but the failure of his teammates that he is losing in Boston. But somehow Lebron will “raise his game” and will that team to a game 7 win, even though we’ve already won against a monster 40+ performance by Lebron.  ::)

Besides, it doesn’t matter; we’re taking the series in Cleveland tomorrow.

No No, that's GREAT!

We need them to predict the Cavaliers win in 7, especially Chuck!  :laugh:
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« Reply #2421 on: May 24, 2018, 09:10:25 PM »

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Wow, Warriors look a bit shook.
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« Reply #2422 on: May 24, 2018, 09:14:42 PM »

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Wow, Warriors look a bit shook.

If it weren't for the Rockets missing so many open 3's early, they'd be down 10+ by now.
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« Reply #2423 on: May 24, 2018, 09:20:26 PM »

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GERALD GREEN KILLING THEM!!
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Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2424 on: May 24, 2018, 09:21:21 PM »

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Wow, Warriors look a bit shook.

If it weren't for the Rockets missing so many open 3's early, they'd be down 10+ by now.

more like 20+.

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« Reply #2425 on: May 24, 2018, 09:43:29 PM »

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Harden looks fatigued. Everything is at the front of the rim for him. Could bode well for us if we both advance, as our young, athletic, and long defenders should give him plenty of problems.
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« Reply #2426 on: May 24, 2018, 09:56:39 PM »

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Warriors and Rockets have so much fire power.

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« Reply #2427 on: May 24, 2018, 10:00:51 PM »

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Just about even st halftime. Anyone's game.

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« Reply #2428 on: May 24, 2018, 10:01:45 PM »

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Well Rox choked off that lead purdy kwik...

Re: NBA 2018 Playoffs Thread
« Reply #2429 on: May 24, 2018, 10:02:55 PM »

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None of these West teams have seen any kind of defense like The Celtics play so far in these playoffs.