NBA Playoffs Thread

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  1. Kou

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    It would be great to see a Paul led Suns beat the Clippers, followed by Harden, that would be some sweet karmic justice right there.
     
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    As long as the Clippers and Harden don't win, I don't care who beats them. But as much as I think CP3 is a dirty player, I do respect his moxie and not wanting to be traded to a super team. Hopefully the Jazz and Bucks are able to take care of business. 76ers, Suns, or Bucks would be fine with me. I'd say Jazz are fine too, but their fans are the worst. It almost seems ironic that the NBA is really into social justice and Black Lives Matter...and then Jazz fans are the ones who get to celebrate.
     
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    lol, yes, nobody not named lakers is going to get me really excited (though i do have secondary love for dallas).

    but the nets, then clips are my least favorites, followed by philly. so, yeah, go phx/utah. atl is cute but not beating anyone.
     
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    clippers are likely coming out of the west. don't see the jazz winning the series unless they get conley back
     
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    he won't be 100%, and mitchell's injury was a killer, too. he's out there but not the same.

    clippers have gotten VERY lucky so far in the playoffs. watch paul go down with his standard leg muscle issue in the next round, too.
     
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    The calcifying quad of Snake was maybe just a story so he could be lazy …. errrr …. need to load manage? :speechless:
     
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    Risky move. Sometimes you need to step in and save players from themselves.
     
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    well, the playoffs aren't over yet. he's got to make it through 4 rounds, and it's quite possible the first 2 go 7. 25 games without a rest is uncommon for ol' load manager, and he might not be able to go 12-15 on contested midrangers come game 6 of the finals.

    i don't know enough about hamstring injuries to speak on it--could he tear it by playing on it?

    in any case, if you're milwaukee, you've got to really make him explode to the basket on offense (no stepback threes--play behind him if need be like that goofy stuff from a couple years ago). and on defense, i'm hunting him even more than usual.

    be curious to see how it goes. AD's injury was bad enough that i think he actually hurt us the few minutes he played in game 6.
     
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    Depends on how bad the strain was but he could tear it if it’s not healed all the way. I think it’s concerning that he already missed a month because of the injury and then re-injured it already. Plus if he’s favoring it, it could miss up his whole kinetic chain and cause other injuries.
     
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    :ADboo:

    Not if it’s this chump. What happened to your mean? :giggle:
     
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    That’s what I’m talking about :giggle: this is the guy that uglied up the game of Basketball.

    :Laugh:
     
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    I can’t believe the Bucks lost with no Kyrie and Harden scoring 5 points. That’s pathetic. Credit to Durant for dropping 49 though.
     
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    Way to come up small Bucks. They had a golden opportunity to win this game and take a 3-2 lead. No excuse for the Greek Freak.
     
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    nets still need harden and/or kyrie to get somewhat healthy

    KD isn't going to repeat this performance next game and jeff green won't be shooting 7/8 from 3
     
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    Don't anyone ever say that Giannis is even in KD's league again.
     
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    Giannis is so overrated... This should've been an easy game for the Bucks but Giannis refuses to guard KD and lets KD obliterate his team. Giannis stuffed the stat-sheet but it's so easy to guard him. Pack the paint and the guy looks like a deer in headlights. Stumbles and loses control. Almost like he has an anxiety attack. I might go as far as saying Giannis isn't even a top ten player, IMO. Look at the playoffs... constant disappointment. Everyone knew KD would have to go nuclear to win this game but Giannis couldn't come close to matching KD and wanted nothing to do with him defensively. I'll take: Luka, Jokic, Bron, Kawhi, KD, Curry, Lillard, Mitchell, CP3, Tatum, and even Embiid over Giannis in the playoffs.. Historically great regular season player and might end up being the best to never win a ring but come playoffs, the guy just plummets.
     
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    Durant was a total stud in this game though. He made so many great shots. They earned this win more than the Bucks blew it. But, the Bucks still blew it too.
     
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    Was one of the best playoffs performance of all time ... Got to double him at one point though .

    Bucks got to get rid of Bud , should already have after the bubble
     
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    You're going way too far with this ... Giannis despite his limitations is still great ...
     
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