NBA Playoff 2017 Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Chat' started by Espresso, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Espresso

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    Let's Go Warriors! lol
     
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    xaznxryuxxaznxryux ur celtics with a nice game 3 win to get back in this series. now with all the emotional drama out of the way. they need to focus on one win at a time...
     
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    yea one game at a time, it's still an uphill battle from here, we'll see how big of an effect of losing Rondo will be. The Bulls will still be a tough team to face because of their length and rebounding. But without Rondo, they lose an elite facilitator which the other role players relied on. Good win but one step at a time
     
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    I agree that Rondo is an X-Factor for the Bulls, especially with the momentum they've built up. Rondo has always been a facilitator. He has the vision and 'long fingers' for very good ball control skills. He also CANNOT SHOOT, which makes even more sense for him to pass.

    I disagree about the 'length' factor. Al Horford, Kelly Olynik, and that European Jerko are TALL DUDES on paper, as compared to B.Lopez and maybe Mirotic. May I remind you that PAU GASOL is no longer on that team. LOL

    May I also remind you about Jimmy Butler's lockdown on "Lebron" that year. The year that made HIM the FACE of the BULLS. No way in hell you can say the Bulls are at a complete advantage. But you ONLY KNOW RONDO, Rondo here, Rondo there, Rondo everywhere.

    I'll give you a pass, but come on man. Do you still watch the Celtics?
     
  6. xaznxryux

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    give me a pass? whatever you say basketball sensei lol. Idk where you're getting length from for Olynyk, there's a reason people in Boston call him Mr. T Rex arms...he's tall but he by no way is considered "lengthy". Boston is not a good rebounding team, and everyone knows that. And no one can really "lock" LeBron down. You can only slow him down, but no one in the league can ever "lock" the best player in the world down. No one said the Bulls are a complete advantage...maybe you should read a little bit before you're quick to make judgments. And for the record, I think I watch my Cs more than you do. Jerebko is an energy guy but by no means is he a "good" basketball player. He's streaky and also inconsistent.

    You may want to choose your words wisely if you want to have debates, instead of sounding like a Mr. Know it all. Because quite frankly, every word that comes out of your mouth really makes you sound like a fool.

    And in my case, I pointed out our flaws and say where we can also win. Not discrediting our win tonight but we gave up a big 20 point lead today in the 2nd quarter, and they got within 3, that is a major issue. We let Robin Lopez grab a lot of offensive boards...that's an issue
     
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    It's not a debate, just a discussion, so don't be too tense. And I didn't mean anything by those words; so if it comes out the wrong way then I apologize. I don't know it all, but how does calling the Bulls lengthy make any sense? I agree w/ Robin Lopez though; another acquisition to boost their front court. Keep in mind, they lost Noah and Gasol.
     
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    Hope the Raptors keep this lead w/ a few mins remaining in the 4th.
     
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    If would be a better discussion if you sounded more accepting vs the way you generally come off as. I also accept that apology. Now back to ball, just because the Celtics have "height" doesn't necessary mean they have long arms, cuz hell look at Rondo who have freakishly long arms for a guy 6 ft. Kelly Olynyk is 7 ft but has very short arms, it doesn't help his case he couldn't box out to save his life. Hell even Horford who is a MAX contract player is barely a double double guy, sure 7-8 rpg is nice, but not what i expect when you get paid 20 mil a year. You have one guy in Robin Lopez who is single handily getting more offensive boards than our starters, that is an issue. You have all the role players on the Bulls outrebounding. 53 to 36 rebounds in game 1...that's a HUGE issue. Sure we're trying to fix the issue but Boston is just not a good rebounding team. If we can get ourselves out of this mess and play like a freaking 1st seed, going forward in the 2nd round or potentially 3rd round, whoever we face...they're gonna destroy us in the board.
     
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    what da hell. no ker and durant for the warriors in game 3. something is fishy here. either they want to let the blazers win and extend this series or sucker people to put money on the blazers. i still think the warriors going win it.
     
  11. whoa Grizzlies!! if C's can come back too got a good 1st round :)
     
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  12. xaznxryux

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    yea i'm most surprised how entertaining this year's 1st round is for the East..traditionally, the East has been a weak conference, you rarely see such a close series in the first round. Toronto vs Bucks is definitely a must watch. ATL vs Washington is also entertaining. Loving that stare down Wall gave Schroeder last game.
     
  13. Blakes done again Jazz to win that now????
     
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    I respect your views and I sometimes push you a bit, but I know all these years you've had that banner in your sig. I'm not questioning your 'fan-hood', nor your dedication. You're definitely an inside Big I would want on my team. lol You seem like the a Jae Crowder. Undersized, but still outrebounding dudes due to hustle. lol Why did you cut out the other dudes? Is it because Pierce is still playing? I watched the game of him against the Clippers. He came, kissed the floor, and hit that 3 point at the end. So so fitting and touching for a guy that appreciates basketball. I think you and I both appreciate these players from the 'previous' generation. The PA days! Its' kind of the same reason why I cheer for Vince, Manu, Ginobilli.
     
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    Blake done FOREVER. Dude always gets hurt in the Playoffs; especially the past few years or whatever. Not sure about the status on Rudy either, but the Clipper's collapse last year or whatever against the Rockets, and them always coming up short is a joke. It's time for a rebuild. Hate seeing CP3 age, and hate seeing Blake go. I remember Blake training w/ KG this past season as he was coming back. Dude had a strep throat elbow and quad injury. LOL So sad, but he was one of those rare bigs.

    Great win for the Raptors, but how the hell are they down!. Last year, Valencunis was out and they didn't get too far. Valencunis is the man!! Not sure about Ibaka either, but there team looks like the 'true' dark horse in the East. IMHO.
     
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    Quite possibly, but I didn't hear anything about that until now.
     
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    Fricking hate John Wall now. Dude had so much speed and potential before; and now, but just hate his attitude.

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  18. xaznxryux

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    I like both KG and Pierce, just Pierce has been more of a childhood hero
     
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    meh that what makes it entertaining...it ain't a rivalry if no one gets tossed...though I was irked when they wore all black in one of their games against us but it makes a good rivalry going forward. John Wall has an ego, sure, so does a lot of stars, but he backs it up most of the time. Dude is one of the fastest across the court sprints i've ever seen
     
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    boston coming back lol