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2019 NBA Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by Stark, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. brownindian

    brownindian Sixth Man

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    Can’t believe the refs in the Clips Vs Warriors game .... oh wait I can , happened in every one of their series !!!!
     
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  2. 23Lebron

    23Lebron Fan of good basketball

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  3. Pioneer10

    Pioneer10 Come home Sideshow Bob

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    That shit is hilarious: I know Beverly has a rep but he gets pushed down and then gets ejected for basically standing up with an appropriate WTF expression on his face?
     
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  4. cavsfever

    cavsfever All-Star

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    yeah, exactly, they traded the wrong guy for the wrong guy
     
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  5. cavsfever

    cavsfever All-Star

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    All of the regular season pretender teams -- Toronto, Philly, Denver -- lose their first games at home but the Warriors win in a blowout. Is there any suspense at all this year about the eventual champ?

    I guess Houston could give them some trouble if Chris Paul's leg doesn't fall off or anything.
     
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  6. cavsLTU

    cavsLTU Towel Waver

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    I dont often cheer for any non cavs player, but man I really enjoy seeing D'angelo russells game.
     
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  7. Goldin Brown

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    Portland got out to a great start against OKC, 39 points in the first quarter, but then only 15 points in the second. OKC trailed by as many as 19, Portland's lead is only 6 at the half, crowd is dead. Weird game, OKC is not doing much offensively at all, but somehow fought their way back.
     
  8. Jack Brickman

    Jack Brickman Hall-of-Famer

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    East is looking like Milwaukee and then everyone else right now.
     
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  9. Jake

    Jake Retired Pro

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    I'd like to see the Bucks win it all this year. Get some new blood in there. Nice team, small market, Giannis is a super person and player.
     
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  10. Alec Zander

    Alec Zander Sixth Man

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    Can't shake the feelings that the Deer are basically 66-win LeBron cavs. Will be a buzzsaw until they meet a team with a few superstars who Giannis may or may not get them through but have no chance in the Finals and may get swept.
     
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  11. jking948

    jking948 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It is so strange to see borderline conference contenders have so little three-point shooting. Indiana and, especially, OKC are both really talented but just built without nearly enough three-point shooters. Meanwhile, teams like Orlando and Brooklyn win because of their shot charts.
     
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  12. Cavatt

    Cavatt Hall-of-Famer

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    I would agree with you if Giannis wasn't such a mismatch for other teams. If there was a team that could effectively guard him.. I just don't know. It does seem like that 2009 team, but this Bucks team has even better defenders, and they have better athleticism than that Cavs team. Cavs had a hard time dealing with Orlando's crazy 3 point shooting which is a strength of the Bucks, and they are better shooters than that cavs team.

    Bucks look legit, but we will see when they face a better team. I think they are the only ones with a shot to match up with GS and they can guard Durant and provide a worse mismatch on the other end. I don't think any other team can do that.

    Lack of experience is the thing that will sink the Bucks if they go down.
     
  13. Walter White

    Walter White Hall-of-Famer

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    Bucks could sweep the East if they wanted, probably drop a couple games though. Against Golden State, they would get swept or lose in 5. But if GSW somehow goes down (doubtful), I'd give anybody a fair chance.

    But I agree, the Bucks have the advantage of playing in a weak East. Sixers and Celtics took steps back instead of forward. It remains to be seen with the Raptors but not a good start for them. Don't think they would win where Kawhi isn't focused or committed to the team.
     
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  14. cavsfever

    cavsfever All-Star

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    Bucks have done everything right. It's all home-grown there, supplemented by some shrewd trades.
     
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    They did it the right way. They should get out of the East no problem....

    And then, unfortunately, they'll lose in five to the NBA all-star team (Warriors).
     

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