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Quote from: christian7777 on May 22, 2012, 06:51:01 PMQuote from: Achronos on May 21, 2012, 07:40:43 PMI don't see OKC winning it because the Spurs are probably going to win in 5 games.Yeah, the Spurs have the best chance of defeating the Thunder. I know the Pacers are a good team, but I'd rather the Celtics play the Pacers than the Heat. I think a Celtics vs. Spurs NBA Finals would be pretty interesting.About as interesting as watching paint dry. Meh!
Quote from: Achronos on May 21, 2012, 07:40:43 PMI don't see OKC winning it because the Spurs are probably going to win in 5 games.Yeah, the Spurs have the best chance of defeating the Thunder. I know the Pacers are a good team, but I'd rather the Celtics play the Pacers than the Heat. I think a Celtics vs. Spurs NBA Finals would be pretty interesting.
I don't see OKC winning it because the Spurs are probably going to win in 5 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates would have a superb offense if they would just invest in cloning Andrew McCutchen, and then use him to fill all positions except pitcher. McCutchen leads the Pirates in pretty much every offensive category (ties are noted in the parentheses)...Batting Avg. - .338SLG - .543OPS - .934Home Runs - 7 (Pedro Alvarez also has 7 home runs... to go with his .203 avg.)RBI - 24OBP - .391Hits - 51Runs - 25Doubles - 8 (Clint Barmes also has 8 doubles... to go with his .178 avg)Walks - 13 (Casey McGehee also has 13 walks... to go with his .186 avg)Stolen Bases - 8I wonder what those numbers would be for Cutch if anyone else on the team tried to hit the ball...
lol PacersI am bandwagoning OKC so hard. A trophy for Clay Bennett.
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!Quote from: Achronos on May 24, 2012, 10:36:30 PMlol PacersI am bandwagoning OKC so hard. A trophy for Clay Bennett.You should, I am scared of OKC against my Heat and OKC are my team!!Pacers thought they could win the fight by throwing punches and blows, turns out you just have to play 90s Bulls level basketball! What up with D-Wade and LeBron stepping up with mutual videogame tandem numbers this series? Literally in the past 15 years only Kobe and Shaq and Russel and Kevin can match that kind of effort. When OKC meets Miami in the finals we are going to see some high scoring games like the 2010 Spurs-Phoenix series which averaged 225 points a game even though Suns swept the Spurs!!stay blessed,habte selassie
And 2 wins against the Heat in the second round... 5th best record in the league. A great foundation, just a few minor tweaks in the back-court and this team can make it even further. Glad that the Pacers are once again a viable franchise in the NBA.
Got the spread and took the over in spite of Indiana paying off the league and refs.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points in the 2nd quarter. Its tied for his 2nd-most points in any quarter of a playoff game. He had 20 points in 4th quarter on May 25, 2005 vs Pistons, and had 22 points in 3rd quarter on May 14, 2005 vs Wizards.
LeBron James added 28 points in the victory, matching his career average of 28.3 points per game in potential series clinchers. That mark is the fourth-highest all-time, according to Elias, trailing only Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, and Jerry West (min. 15 games).
The NBA leader in triple-doubles for the 2011-12 season, Boston's Rajon Rondo, just did it again, scoring his second T-D of the postseason as his Celtics eliminated the 76ers in Game 7. Rondo's Game 7 line: 18 points, 10 assists, 10 reboundshttp://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=320526002
Celtics have no chance against the Bosh-less Heat.I'm not worried.
The Spurs probably played their worst game in a MONTH and they still win.
LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Miami's Game 1 win over the Celtics. James had another big game against the Celtics in Game 4 last year (35 points, 14 rebounds). The last NBA player with at least 32 points and 13 rebounds in a playoff game against the Celtics twice in his career was Patrick Ewing, who had two such games against the Celtics in 1990. elias sports
I love Lebron James.
"The Others..." © ShaqBattier: 10 PTS, 10 REBS, 2 ASST, 2 BLK, 1 STLMario: 9 PTS, 3 REB, 3 ASST, 1 BLKMiller: 8 PTS, 3 REBSTuriaf: 4 PTS, 5 REBS, 1 BLKJoel: 1 PTS, 5 REB, 2 BLKTOTAL: 32 PTS, 26 REB, 5 ASST, 6 BLK, 1 STL
Who wins and why?Oklahoma City in 7. I think OKC’s athleticism and firepower will be too much. They have more firepower than San Antonio and by that I mean their individual players. I believe that’s what will decide this series. Both teams do a good job defensively so it’s going to come down to individual matchups.I don’t think San Antonio has been tested so far in terms of guarding really good scorers. The main scorers they’ve faced have been interior players. They haven’t seen the likes of Durant, Westbrook and Harden, guys who can put up 30 every night. To have three guys like that on one team is going to be hard for the Spurs to handle. It’s the ultimate test for Popovich’s scheme.
Quote from: PeterTheAleut on May 26, 2012, 11:32:11 PMThe NBA leader in triple-doubles for the 2011-12 season, Boston's Rajon Rondo, just did it again, scoring his second T-D of the postseason as his Celtics eliminated the 76ers in Game 7. Rondo's Game 7 line: 18 points, 10 assists, 10 reboundshttp://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=320526002I'd like to see him do that against the Heat. The Celtics were terrible last night. They played decent in the first half, but in the fourth quarter they just fell apart.
Frustrating game, but glad the Heat won.3 point shooting was crucial once again.but maybe I'm being a pessimist.
I wish Popovich coached the Heat so we would see Mike Miller DNP-Frail.
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!Quote from: Achronos on May 31, 2012, 12:30:28 AMFrustrating game, but glad the Heat won.3 point shooting was crucial once again.but maybe I'm being a pessimist. Yes, your glass is too half-empty. Heat had to push Rajon Rondo to play the best game of his career and still lose, even though Celtics had a lead in every quarter. LeBron got Paul Pierce to foul out and even with some of his poorest shooting this season he still managed to get 34 pts and was just as close to a triple double as Rondo was. Our role players stepped up ridiculously well, especially when it counted most. we are playing where we need to be. I thought it was a great game, one of the most exciting since that great win over the Pacers.stay blessed,habte selassie
SAS went from putting on one of the best team efforts in a playoff game in Game 2, to putting on one of the most boring, uninspired games in Game 3.I don't find OKC exciting when they are hitting open shots and uncontested drives to the rim. People were saying the Miami/Boston series was boring? Tonight's game was terribly uninspired. Wonder if the Spurs can find some energy in Game 4?
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!Quote from: Achronos on May 31, 2012, 11:33:20 PMI wish Popovich coached the Heat so we would see Mike Miller DNP-Frail. No, Pop is a mean son of a gun. The Spurs are called a humble or quiet or basketball first team, but straight up, Pop is mean. He yells, scolds, howls even when Spurs are up in double figures! He is like ten Kobes and 15 Jordans with McHale clothesline approach! Spoelstra has his downsides, but the Heat have the same kind of intense chemistry with him that Thunder have with Liam Nielsen err Scotty Brooks. That goes a lot further then just an IQ of Xs and Os. Rings aren't everything, personality goes a long way..Tonight Spurs looked confused, frustrated, lost in too many rotations (like Mike Brown's flaw in Cleveland), a lot like the Spurs we remember from back in January and February who almost set an NBA record for road-loss streak. A soft schedule pumped up Spurs, and while they've been looking insanely good, Thunder just exposed the the achilles heal, psychology. Spurs play about the smartest basketball I've ever seen, but that is the problem. Shake up a math whiz by taking away the calculator, and suddenly things are leveled by sheer effort and explosiveness. Nash can be disabled in the same way, and folks were almost beginning to compare Parker to Nash (meh).. Basketball nerds are just as vulnerable to the bullying of sheer jock athleticism.stay blessed,habte selassiestay blessed,habte selassie
what the hell are you blabbering about
what I am saying is the Spurs are boring because their game is simply to choreographed, too boring, to mathematical and B-Ball IQ intelligent, but without the explosiveness or charisma of other teams with less proficiency. Its sort of like only technically they are one of the best teams, in the most literal meaning of the word. They can be shaken up and thrown off their game when because they have a tendency to over think and over coach and not just flow with it. stay blessed,habte selassie
Any amazing team's play will be dictated more by habit than by thinking. The game would move way too fast if Ginobili or Parker or whoever had to sit there and calculate the optimal pass every time. The Spurs are good because good basketball has been drilled into them and is second nature.
Celtics fans, including the world's most famous Celtics fan, truly believe that the NBA is rigged and/or biased for Miami and against Boston. To do their best to give David Stern an aneurism, there's a campaign to print out and wear masks of everyone's favorite crooked ref Tim Donaghy. This is the best possible way to win the nation's hearts and bias the refs against the Cs for game 3, both at the same time.If this sounds like one of those talk radio stunts mostly done to bring attention to the show, that's because it is. It's the work of Toucher and Rich, who as we told you yesterday weren't even doing sports until a couple years ago. Seems like they've figured out the game pretty quickly.
You can't out-think dumb, because they don't know they're being out-thunk.But anyway, your opinion is very bad. If I didn't know any better, I wouldn't have thought we were talking about a team that was 10-1 in the playoffs. This year's Spurs are better than the team that got swept in 2010. Their flaws from that season really aren't the same as now. Also, relying on talent and not playbooks is part of what lost the Heat the finals last year.All the Spurs are missing are dunks and iso-ball and dumber players, right?
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