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#1 Apr 13, 2018 3:53pm
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2018 NBA Playoffs

Who u rooting for to win it all? At first I liked Utah out of West but now I’m gonna go w the Pelicans... The Brow can be the difference. And Philly in the East.
Apr 13, 2018 3:54pm
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It's either going to be GS or Houston. Everyone knows this.

Apr 13, 2018 3:58pm
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gilp5 wrote:

It's either going to be GS or Houston. Everyone knows this.

 

But, as @V-Ice said, you can still root for a team, even if you don't think they'll make it.

Apr 13, 2018 4:37pm
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gilp5 wrote:

It's either going to be GS or Houston. Everyone knows this.

 

What kind of odds would you give me if I take everyone else?

 

Apr 13, 2018 4:59pm
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Warriors got very lucky to avoid the Thunder in the 1st or 2nd round. New Orleans/Portland will not threaten them and SA would have been really dangerous in the 1st round with Kawhi and no Curry. I do think the Thunder would have taken them out if Curry had to come back during that series though, major break for those guys again.

Apr 13, 2018 6:50pm
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The team the Warriors were really lucky to avoid was Utah, they have done really well against the Warriors and case could be made they are better than their record. Houston could have a tough path with Butler retirning for Minnesota, the Utah/OKC winner and the Warriors.
Apr 14, 2018 8:51am
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San Antonio - Golden State:

Bad matchup without Leonard.  Golden State in 4.

Golden State
Golden State
Golden State
Golden State

Washington - Toronto:

I can't get a pulse on Washington because of the injuries.

Will Toronto finally win game 1 of a playoffs series?  They are 1-12 all time, and this current group is 0 - 7.

I say yes.

Toronto in 5.

Toronto
Washington
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto

Apr 14, 2018 5:16pm
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mannycoon wrote:
The team the Warriors were really lucky to avoid was Utah, they have done really well against the Warriors and case could be made they are better than their record. Houston could have a tough path with Butler retirning for Minnesota, the Utah/OKC winner and the Warriors.

 

You're looking at it from a regular season point of view, not match ups which is what the postseason becomes. Utah might be a little tougher than Portland, but they are about the same as last year overall and we saw how that went. I think the Thunder were the one team other than Houston that could have given them real trouble. That being said it's not a given that OKC gets by Utah, but with a hobbled Curry that OKC matchup would have scared GS tremendously. Durant and Klay could have taken care of Utah.

 

Apr 14, 2018 5:21pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

San Antonio - Golden State:

Bad matchup without Leonard.  Golden State in 4.

Golden State
Golden State
Golden State
Golden State

Washington - Toronto:

I can't get a pulse on Washington because of the injuries.

Will Toronto finally win game 1 of a playoffs series?  They are 1-12 all time, and this current group is 0 - 7.

I say yes.

Toronto in 5.

Toronto
Washington
Toronto
Toronto
Toronto

 

Agreed SA has no chance without Kawhi, what a disappointment. Toronto should pull it out, but it's a very close 1/8 match up. Toronto has much better depth, but out of the toip players in the league no ones game diminishes more than Lowry's in the postseason. They have good help this year, but Washington is actually a really tough 8. Raptors finally pull out a game 1, but that won't be an easy series for them.

Apr 14, 2018 6:18pm
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I believe in the 6ers, but the Miami matchup wasn't the best one they could have gotten, they'll need Embiid for this one. Belli was a real good pick up though he's an underrated playoff performer, they'll find out that playoff Redick is not the same as sharp shooting regular season Redick.

Apr 14, 2018 6:27pm
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Miami - Philadelphia:

It might not be fair to use the past against Miami.  But I thought they would have made the playoffs a few times in recent years.

The fact that they didn't, and still have a similar roster, makes me think that their ceiling isn't high.

I'm not enamored with Philly either, I think they're winning more because of their pace.

But I think they are a lot better than Miami.

Philadelphia in 5.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Miami
Philadelphia
Philadelphia

New Orleans vs. Portland:

New Orleans has a chance, if Rondo and Davis stay healthy.  I can see them winning.

But I also like what Nurkic and Aminu are doing for Portland.  So I trust them a little more.

Portland in 6.

Portland
New Orleans
Portland
New Orleans
Portland
Portland
 

Apr 14, 2018 7:34pm
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Jj is playing so well. My goodness So much for being a poor shooter in playoffs.
Apr 14, 2018 8:48pm
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V-Ice wrote:
Jj is playing so well. My goodness So much for being a poor shooter in playoffs.

 

I've always believed in his type of game.

 

I just thought it was a matter of time before he would have an efficient series.

 

He's not a post player, or someone who both slashes and shoots.  What I mean is he's a type of player who has a versatile game and can intentionally or unintentionally play a different way (such as possibly driving more, or looking for contact more).

 

So I thought it was just a matter of time before a catch and shoot player would make shots.  Since I didn't think he was doing anything different, nor being guarded differently.

 

I thought it was just small sample size.

 

We shall see, how he does, for the rest of the playoffs.

Apr 14, 2018 9:02pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

V-Ice wrote:
Jj is playing so well. My goodness So much for being a poor shooter in playoffs.

 

I've always believed in his type of game.

 

I just thought it was a matter of time before he would have an efficient series.

 

He's not a post player, or someone who both slashes and shoots.  What I mean is he's a type of player who has a versatile game and can intentionally or unintentionally play a different way (such as possibly driving more, or looking for contact more).

 

So I thought it was just a matter of time before a catch and shoot player would make shots.  Since I didn't think he was doing anything different, nor being guarded differently.

 

I thought it was just small sample size.

 

We shall see, how he does, for the rest of the playoffs.

 

Egg on my face for my JJ call after this game, but I don't believe in his game. I like the player, he's an overachiever who maxed his abilities to become a really solid player. But he's a smallish, below average athlete with no length. A good wing defender can smother him, but I think Miami played softer on him than teams who've played the Clippers usually have. Nonetheless it's a great sign for Philly, because when Embiid comes back it's not like they can give him any more attention.

Apr 14, 2018 9:03pm
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Every one of New Orleans' starters are playing well.

Apr 14, 2018 9:30pm
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Hitnrun24 wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

V-Ice wrote:
Jj is playing so well. My goodness So much for being a poor shooter in playoffs.

 

I've always believed in his type of game.

 

I just thought it was a matter of time before he would have an efficient series.

 

He's not a post player, or someone who both slashes and shoots.  What I mean is he's a type of player who has a versatile game and can intentionally or unintentionally play a different way (such as possibly driving more, or looking for contact more).

 

So I thought it was just a matter of time before a catch and shoot player would make shots.  Since I didn't think he was doing anything different, nor being guarded differently.

 

I thought it was just small sample size.

 

We shall see, how he does, for the rest of the playoffs.

 

Egg on my face for my JJ call after this game, but I don't believe in his game. I like the player, he's an overachiever who maxed his abilities to become a really solid player. But he's a smallish, below average athlete with no length. A good wing defender can smother him, but I think Miami played softer on him than teams who've played the Clippers usually have. Nonetheless it's a great sign for Philly, because when Embiid comes back it's not like they can give him any more attention.

 

Yeah, I understand others who say it's the opposing wing defenders who have shut him down in the past series.

 

I respect that view.

 

I wonder if there's some kind of video analysis NBA.com can do, where they show how many feet he's been defended by in the past, and in this series.

 

To see if he's being defended differently.

 

I bet if he were a more high profile player, they would have done this.  Or one of the TV crews would have provided a highlights package, showing how he was defended in the past, vs. this time (and if there's any difference).

 

Or, I wonder if there's data on NBA.com that shows who his various defenders have been, in the playoffs.

 

For example, when Ron Artest won DPOY, they had a stat that when he guaded someone, they averaged < 9 ppg, and shot about 41%.

 

Whatever the exact stat was, the Pacers definitely put it out there, and it helped him win DPOY that year.

 

 

Ok, here's the stat for guys Artest defended:

 

http://www.nba.com/news/artest_040419.html

 

8.1 ppg and 42.6 FG%.

 

If they can do that for Artest's opponents, then there's probably data somewhere that shows what Redick has averaged against each of his playoffs defenders, in his career.  It's probably not publicly available.

 

But I would be curious to see this kind of a breakdown, and study it to see if something can be learned.

 

Were there certain defenders that shut him down?

 

Was he defended more closely? 

 

 

Apr 14, 2018 9:21pm
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@VFHS, since you're good with nba.com's stats page, is there any defensive breakdown on there which shows a player's FG% when guarded "close"?

 

Or on any other stats page?

Apr 14, 2018 9:29pm
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A Lillard 3 cuts it to 77-70, Pelicans.

Apr 14, 2018 9:38pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Hitnrun24 wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

V-Ice wrote:
Jj is playing so well. My goodness So much for being a poor shooter in playoffs.

 

I've always believed in his type of game.

 

I just thought it was a matter of time before he would have an efficient series.

 

He's not a post player, or someone who both slashes and shoots.  What I mean is he's a type of player who has a versatile game and can intentionally or unintentionally play a different way (such as possibly driving more, or looking for contact more).

 

So I thought it was just a matter of time before a catch and shoot player would make shots.  Since I didn't think he was doing anything different, nor being guarded differently.

 

I thought it was just small sample size.

 

We shall see, how he does, for the rest of the playoffs.

 

Egg on my face for my JJ call after this game, but I don't believe in his game. I like the player, he's an overachiever who maxed his abilities to become a really solid player. But he's a smallish, below average athlete with no length. A good wing defender can smother him, but I think Miami played softer on him than teams who've played the Clippers usually have. Nonetheless it's a great sign for Philly, because when Embiid comes back it's not like they can give him any more attention.

 

Yeah, I understand others who say it's the opposing wing defenders who have shut him down in the past series.

 

I respect that view.

 

I wonder if there's some kind of video analysis NBA.com can do, where they show how many feet he's been defended by in the past, and in this series.

 

To see if he's being defended differently.

 

I bet if he were a more high profile player, they would have done this.  Or one of the TV crews would have provided a highlights package, showing how he was defended in the past, vs. this time (and if there's any difference).

 

Or, I wonder if there's data on NBA.com that shows who his various defenders have been, in the playoffs.

 

For example, when Ron Artest won DPOY, they had a stat that when he guaded someone, they averaged < 9 ppg, and shot about 41%.

 

Whatever the exact stat was, the Pacers definitely put it out there, and it helped him win DPOY that year.

 

 

Ok, here's the stat for guys Artest defended:

 

http://www.nba.com/news/artest_040419.html

 

8.1 ppg and 42.6 FG%.

 

If they can do that for Artest's opponents, then there's probably data somewhere that shows what Redick has averaged against each of his playoffs defenders, in his career.  It's probably not publicly available.

 

But I would be curious to see this kind of a breakdown, and study it to see if something can be learned.

 

Were there certain defenders that shut him down?

 

Was he defended more closely? 

 

 

 

They're good defenders, but I remember Ariza and Ingles in particular defending him to the point of hopelessness. He was more key to our offense than he is to Philly's though because they can just as easily look for Covington, Saric, Bellinelli to spot up off of Simmons. This Philly team is getting really good very fast. I can see why people are speculating Lebron going there, that's the next superteam.

Apr 14, 2018 9:48pm
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A few bad possessions by New Orleans and the lead is cut to 93-92.

Apr 14, 2018 9:54pm
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Gentry pulling a Doc, going super heavy on the starters with some playing the entire 4th. They do have depth issues, but those guys looked super gassed during that Portland run

Apr 14, 2018 10:02pm
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A Holiday block on an out of bounds play leads to Davis getting fouled.

Davis makes the FTs to seal the game.

Apr 14, 2018 10:03pm
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Hitnrun24 wrote:

Gentry pulling a Doc, going super heavy on the starters with some playing the entire 4th. They do have depth issues, but those guys looked super gassed during that Portland run

 

Maybe.  But then Holiday still had that steal when Lillard was on the fast break, and he later had a block.

 

Was there someone in particular that you thought was tired, and hurt the Pelicans by being tired?

Apr 14, 2018 10:05pm
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Hitnrun24 wrote:

They're good defenders, but I remember Ariza and Ingles in particular defending him to the point of hopelessness. He was more key to our offense than he is to Philly's though because they can just as easily look for Covington, Saric, Bellinelli to spot up off of Simmons. This Philly team is getting really good very fast. I can see why people are speculating Lebron going there, that's the next superteam.

 

Thanks for the post.

 

I don't remember the Houston series anymore, but I agree with you about Ingles.  That series is still fresh in my mind.

Apr 14, 2018 10:06pm
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I also agree that they don't need Redick as much.

 

They have Belinelli, Covington, and Redick, so the shooting is more distributed, as you said.

Apr 14, 2018 10:10pm
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Also, thanks for checking this thread and posting tonight. 

 

I usually watch weekday games on the DVR, so it's good to be able to get some live discussion on the weekends, like today.

Apr 15, 2018 9:20am
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Great win by the Pelicans.
Apr 15, 2018 10:21am
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Milwaukee vs. Boston:

If Kyrie were healthy, I would have had Milwaukee in 7.

Without Kyrie, Milwaukee will win too.

Bucks are inconsistent though, and they will have a few bad losses.  So this won't be a quick series.

I also haven't liked Boston's makeup for years.  Not enough length or size.

Milwaukee in 6.

Milwaukee
Boston
Milwaukee
Boston
Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Indiana vs. Cleveland:

I haven't thought much about Oladipo before, even during this season.  But, this series, however much I watch, will be his chance to leave an impression on me.

I like Indiana's pieces.  Turner, Sabonis, Bojan Bodanovic.

Nice balanced scoring.

Cleveland is also bad defensively, so this will be a long series.

Cleveland will find a way at the end, though.

Cleveland in 6.

Cleveland
Cleveland
Indiana
Cleveland
Indiana
Cleveland

Utah vs. Oklahoma City:

I have no idea about this series.  I could see either team winning it in 4, 5, 6, or 7.  Even if it's a sweep, the games will still be good.

I'll give the edge to Snyder's coaching and defense.

If Jingles will guard Anthony, that could be fun.  He will probably outscore Anthony during 2 games if it's a long series.

Utah in 7.

Utah
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Utah
Oklahoma City
Utah
Utah

Minnesota vs. Houston:


Anthony-Towns will have some eye popping games in this series.

Houston won't make this a sweep, they'll lose at least a game.

Minnesota will probably also lose a game in which they've lead for most of it.

Houston will have a huge advantage from 3's.  I could see them making 38 more 3's over the course of the series.

Houston in 5.

Houston
Houston
Houston
Minnesota
Houston
 

Apr 15, 2018 10:36am
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What is Milwaukee doing?

They're traveling; fouling guys on 3-point makes; and letting Boston go on a 15-0 run.

Apr 15, 2018 11:48am
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62-63, late in the 3rd.

Apr 15, 2018 12:35pm
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This game is coming down to steals and FTs.

Brogdon ties it at 96 all with a 3-pointer off a pass from Antetokounmpo, with 10.2 seconds left!

Apr 15, 2018 12:37pm
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Rozier for 3 with 0.5 seconds left!

Apr 15, 2018 12:40pm
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Middleton from 35 feet or so!  It's good!

There were 0.5 seconds left.

This is one of the best playoffs endings I've seen, with multiple big makes, since maybe Hawks-Wizards 2015.

Apr 15, 2018 1:15pm
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Let’s go Pacers
Apr 15, 2018 1:29pm
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Bledsoe had both a lot of good and bad moments in this game.

Apr 15, 2018 1:47pm
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Wish me luck Clipperland..good or bad...headed to enjoy some pre-game festivities at the Toyota Center with my son.....That Boston Milwaukee game was great...Hoping for a blowout in ours... :)  Indiana doing some damage right now against the Cavs,...   Hoping Utah upsets OKC as I can't stand Westbrook.....

Apr 15, 2018 1:49pm
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htownfan wrote:

Wish me luck Clipperland..good or bad...headed to enjoy some pre-game festivities at the Toyota Center with my son.....That Boston Milwaukee game was great...Hoping for a blowout in ours... :)  Indiana doing some damage right now against the Cavs,...   Hoping Utah upsets OKC as I can't stand Westbrook.....

 

I hope you enjoy the game.  Not sure I'll wish you luck though, unless Hakeem Olajuwon plays.  Not a fan of the Rockets style of play.

 

I will root for Gordon, though.

Apr 15, 2018 2:24pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

htownfan wrote:

Wish me luck Clipperland..good or bad...headed to enjoy some pre-game festivities at the Toyota Center with my son.....That Boston Milwaukee game was great...Hoping for a blowout in ours... :)  Indiana doing some damage right now against the Cavs,...   Hoping Utah upsets OKC as I can't stand Westbrook.....

 

I hope you enjoy the game.  Not sure I'll wish you luck though, unless Hakeem Olajuwon plays.  Not a fan of the Rockets style of play.

 

I will root for Gordon, though.

I did say good or bad luck...... :)

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htownfan wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

htownfan wrote:

Wish me luck Clipperland..good or bad...headed to enjoy some pre-game festivities at the Toyota Center with my son.....That Boston Milwaukee game was great...Hoping for a blowout in ours... :)  Indiana doing some damage right now against the Cavs,...   Hoping Utah upsets OKC as I can't stand Westbrook.....

 

I hope you enjoy the game.  Not sure I'll wish you luck though, unless Hakeem Olajuwon plays.  Not a fan of the Rockets style of play.

 

I will root for Gordon, though.

I did say good or bad luck...... :)

 

Lol.  I'll wish you neutral luck, and hope there aren't any major controversial calls that affect the game.  So the focus can just be on the play.

Apr 15, 2018 8:28pm
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Weird how changing uniforms again still hasn't made CP0 any less of a choke artist in the playoffs. The Rockets barely won that game in spite of him.

Apr 15, 2018 8:37pm
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Rockets got lucky.. a few questionable calls that went against the Wolves..
Apr 15, 2018 8:45pm
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VFHS wrote:

Weird how changing uniforms again still hasn't made CP0 any less of a choke artist in the playoffs. The Rockets barely won that game in spite of him.

That Chris Paul turnover at the end.... Flashback. Lucky Harden was amazing tonight. Kat was terrible
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If MInny actually plays with some common sense like what chuck was saying on TNT, they can beat the rockets in this series

Apr 15, 2018 10:34pm
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Minnesota vs. Houston reminded me of those Denver - Spurs series where Denver would win game 1 at San Antonio (2005, 2007) and lose the series in 5.

 

I think Houston can still win this series in 4 or 5.

 

But, I also agree that Minnesota can change the way they play, and go to Anthony-Towns more.  But as Charles also said, that they haven't done that all year.  They don't treat him like a # 1 option.  So why expect it now?

 

I guess that's one thing different, when comparing this Minnesota team, to those Denver teams.  Denver only had 1 way to play.

 

Minnesota could play differently, if they tried.

 

It was just a feeling I got though, while watching game 1, that Houston could have a few blowouts coming and make this a short series.

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Olowokandi34 wrote:
VFHS wrote:

Weird how changing uniforms again still hasn't made CP0 any less of a choke artist in the playoffs. The Rockets barely won that game in spite of him.

That Chris Paul turnover at the end.... Flashback. Lucky Harden was amazing tonight. Kat was terrible

 

I also had the same flashback too.

Apr 15, 2018 10:41pm
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I also don't think that Indiana's success takes away from what Paul George did for those Indiana teams.

 

Indiana made a good trade by getting Oladipo and Sabonis.  As well as signing Bogdanovic.

 

If Paul George had this kind of depth with Sabonis, Bogdanovic, and Corey Joseph, then those Pacers teams would have done better.

 

Both the Thunder and the Pacers were looking for different things, and they were able to get what they wanted in the offseason.

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This was an ugly but good win....no one except Harden was hitting threes and we shutdown their all-star big man....I dont see CP3, Ariza, Gordon, Green, Tucker all misfiring on 3s like they did last night.  And it wasnt like Minnesota had a special plan in stopping the 3s...we just missed quite a few open shots....Harden was amazing last night and it wasn't the flopping variety either...he was hitting some big shots and getting to the rim at will last night....he refused to lose....he was 15/26 and only shot 9 fts.......

I am seeing a double digit win next game..especially with so much time in between games...

Apr 16, 2018 9:04am
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CP3 is streaky and inconsistent in the playoffs.  Luckily for you, he's not your go2guy.  For us he came through in the clutch about 20% of the time.  Failed miserably the other times.  Looking forward to Houston vs Golden State (if that happens) should be a great series.

Apr 16, 2018 9:16am
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MadFlabby wrote:

CP3 is streaky and inconsistent in the playoffs.  Luckily for you, he's not your go2guy.  For us he came through in the clutch about 20% of the time.  Failed miserably the other times.  Looking forward to Houston vs Golden State (if that happens) should be a great series.

I also agree he has been inconsistent in the playoffs as I was one of those that used to kill him on not coming through but 20% is kinda low even for him.....I know he pretty much won that San Antonio series himself.....

He was very frustrating last night with all those turnovers and low shooting percentage...he did have a couple of midrange shots that stemmed the tide against the Wolves but he had a forgettable performance last night.  Most of the team was that way....

Apr 16, 2018 10:03am
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CP3 panicked last night and threw the ball away with 8 seconds left in the game.  Have not seen that from him since the infamous game 5 meltdown against OKC at the end of the game.  Usually nobody is more clutch in those situations than  CP3.  Disappointing choke job by him that almost cost the Rockets the game.

In other action Middleton's three pointer with half a second to go to tie the game in the Bucks/Celtics game was nothing short of miraculous.  Very well designed play by the Bucks to get him open.  Too bad they ruined it by losing in OT.  Cavs basically got slaughtered by an underwhelming Indiana team even with Lebron playing big minutes and getting a triple double.  His supporting cast is crap this year and the lack of a center that does anything like play defense or rebounds is killing them.  Pacers must be pretty good on defense but the Cavs are just not good on offense other than Lebron.  I think the Pacers may knock them out in the first round.  Oladipo is a guy they can't guard.  Pacers did not even play that well.  The Cavs just played poorly.

Apr 16, 2018 10:56am
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htownfan wrote:

MadFlabby wrote:

CP3 is streaky and inconsistent in the playoffs.  Luckily for you, he's not your go2guy.  For us he came through in the clutch about 20% of the time.  Failed miserably the other times.  Looking forward to Houston vs Golden State (if that happens) should be a great series.

I also agree he has been inconsistent in the playoffs as I was one of those that used to kill him on not coming through but 20% is kinda low even for him.....I know he pretty much won that San Antonio series himself.....

He was very frustrating last night with all those turnovers and low shooting percentage...he did have a couple of midrange shots that stemmed the tide against the Wolves but he had a forgettable performance last night.  Most of the team was that way....

This idea that CP0 beat the Spurs by himself is one of the biggest myths in recent NBA history. Blake was our best player that series, not CP0.