2018 Playoff Discussion

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  1. sirronstuff

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    agreed

    either way, the winner will take their game to an NBA Finals level, and wipe out the LEast opponent. IMHO.
     
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    I see Klay Thompson had one of his trademark stinkers tonight, 3-10 shooting, 8 points midway through the 4th. Those usually cost the Warriors this deep into the playoffs, especially when Curry only has 16 himself, 1-7 on threes, and Ariza and PJ Tucker chip in 19 and 22. Durant was yet again the only one in the 30’s for the Warriors.
     
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    I think curry plays better off the ball or moving. Also It's weird seeing videos of him hitting 16 three pointers from mid court straight but it doesn't transfer into the games.
     
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    Ugh. I had a feeling this one would go their way.
     
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    ehh it's one game

    warriors got this
     
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    KD is a ball hog. I guess Russ taught him well.
     
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    Warriors won't play 2 very good games in a row .

    They are playing a dangerous game
     
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    KD has been carrying GS thus far. Seems like Curry and Klay are either done competing (mentally) or their really burnt out (this is their 4-5th run at the Finals already).

    Ancillary guys like Iggy, Livingston aren't playing at the level they were before.
     
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    Chris Paul annual playoff injury/scare with the Achilles or ankle area...
     
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    KD Doesn't have enough help!!!!

    :Crazyartest:
     
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    I couldn't disagree with Webber, Reggie, and Marv more than I do when it comes to them saying the Curry is not 100%. He's fine! He just didn't play well last night and its because he's having to play a ton of defense on the other end with Harden or CP3 always wanting a switch on him. Thus his legs are tiring.



    I expect Curry and the rest of the Warriors to play a lot better in Game 3. I still expect it to be a grind out series but GSW should be fine. After that first quarter the other night when they had 7 turnovers and were 0-7 from 3 but only down by 5 that's encouraging despite the game ending like it did.

    KD even after the game said it was on him for getting the team off to a slow start with his sloppy play. I also don't think that KD is shooting too much. Yes, they need more ball movement or the 300+ passes that Steve and his coaching staff always ask for but last night they needed all of KD to try and keep them in it.
     
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    GS just needs to send a hard double to Curry and force someone other than Harden or CP3 to create. Ariza, Capela, or that short fat PF guy aren't going to kill them offensively.

    At the same time, I would try to get CP3 to guard KD by doing the same exact thing on the offensive end.
     
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    The party's just getting started - Ulrich Alexander Fox
     
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    Any more word on if JR Smith is getting fined &/or ejected for the push in the back on Horford..?
     
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    No suspension...No fine. No problem, cause the Cavs are probably worse with JR in the lineup.
     
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    ^^ It's more about the bad precedent. That type of play has to place in the NBA. JR has always been a fake thug.
    I just have a hard time agreeing with the League on taking a pass on that one.
     
  18. vasashi17

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    I agree...Bush league AF! Shoulda got a fine at the very least. So alleged tampering is worse than possibly injuring one of the league's players. Good to know.

    #UnleashBullyius
     
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    Everyone realizes Bullyius is the closest thing we have to having still skilled Metta World Peace on the team as an enforcer .... yes? If he is let go then who's that guy? No one else even close with the physical presence and very willing mindset. Back to soft as charmin playing against teams that have those types of players. Not directed at you vash. Superstars taking a little haircut to have that player stay on the roster making their lives in a rough league easier .... for the Win.
     
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    it's why i haven't been bullish on their chances to beat houston in this series. they're not hungry anymore. yes, they're clearly the better basketball team, but they don't lock in on d for 48 minutes like they used to. add in a 75% curry (he's lying), and they're ripe for a series loss.

    helps that houston built their entire program to play only GS. had SA been healthy this year, they'd have trounced houston again.
     

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