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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #140 on: November 13, 2016, 07:55:24 PM »
It is just 10 or so games into the season. I am sure the Spurs will eventually win at least 55 games. I agreed, however, the Dubs will be an interesting team to see how they develop along the way.

As for the Clippers... well, they are the Clippers after all, lol!!  :lol
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« Reply #141 on: November 14, 2016, 05:11:19 AM »
As for the Clippers... well, they are the Clippers after all, lol!!  :lol

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How about the Lakers, 10 games in and they currently have a playoff spot  :eek
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« Reply #142 on: November 14, 2016, 06:20:51 AM »
How about the Lakers, 10 games in and they currently have a playoff spot  :eek

Still a bit early to say it one way or another. The Grizzlies are the one outside-looking-in team I worried the most. I think if we don't screw it up (big if, the Grammys roadie in late Jan / early Feb should tells it all) later on, we would be fighting for a spots against teams like the Rockets, Grizzlies and the Jazz.

On second thought, we could easily go 2-8 in the next 10 games... geez... the Spurs, the Dubs (twice), Thunder, the Bulls (twice)?! Oh my...
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #143 on: November 22, 2016, 11:22:12 PM »
I'd better get used to this kind of ups and downs, not during the season, not even during a game; rather during a quarter! Geez... we were up by 10 pts, and then we were being down by 1 with 13 ticks left. When I thought there was no play developing at all, Swaggy P came out of nowhere and drained a cold blooded 3 to win it!! Damn!! I need a drink...  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #144 on: November 23, 2016, 05:25:28 AM »
I'd better get used to this kind of ups and downs, not during the season, not even during a game; rather during a quarter! Geez... we were up by 10 pts, and then we were being down by 1 with 13 ticks left. When I thought there was no play developing at all, Swaggy P came out of nowhere and drained a cold blooded 3 to win it!! Damn!! I need a drink...  :lol

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« Reply #145 on: November 23, 2016, 05:41:59 AM »
You should thank the refs for not calling the 5 step travel  ;)

The Swaggy steps!  :metal  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #146 on: November 23, 2016, 08:56:02 AM »
While I was born and raised in New York, I became a basketball fan in 1989, and gravitated to the expansion Minnesota Timberwolves, who I have rooted for ever since. Favorite player of all time is Tony Campbell (some of you younger folks probably don't remember him), the Wolves' leading scorer in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He played a key role on the Lakers in the late 80s, and starred for Ohio State. After the Wolves, he played for the Knicks, Mavs, and Cavaliers before retiring. Pure scorer, with a great mid-range game (think DeMar Derozen).

Pretty excited about the Wolves' potential moving forward. Not surprised at the slow start this year, however. Wiggins is now getting doubled, and has to figure that out. But the trio of Wiggins, Towns, and Lavine could potentially have the Wolves in title contention in the next few years. We'll see if Glen Taylor opens the wallet and enables Coach Thibs to keep all three. He needs to.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #147 on: November 24, 2016, 06:48:39 AM »
Pretty excited about the Wolves' potential moving forward. Not surprised at the slow start this year, however. Wiggins is now getting doubled, and has to figure that out. But the trio of Wiggins, Towns, and Lavine could potentially have the Wolves in title contention in the next few years. We'll see if Glen Taylor opens the wallet and enables Coach Thibs to keep all three. He needs to.

Sam, my 13 y/o is wicked into basketball. We get him one game for Christmas, and this year we are seeing the Wolves when they come to Boston. That's the team he wanted to see.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #148 on: November 24, 2016, 02:05:27 PM »
Very cool. That will be a great game.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #149 on: December 06, 2016, 08:24:40 AM »
60 points?  60 POINTS??  :rollin 
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« Reply #150 on: December 06, 2016, 08:28:17 AM »
60 points?  60 POINTS??  :rollin

Grandpa Kobe be like : That's cute... I once scored 62 pts all by myself while the Mavs scored just 61 pts as a team thru 3 qtrs  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #151 on: December 06, 2016, 08:43:33 AM »
Well, yeah, obviously it's not a record.  But still, it's an amazing feat, especially when you consider that he isn't just a lone wolf like Kobe was; he is on a team surrounded by the top talent in the league on offense, AND they still manage to be a top 10 defense (and climbing) as well.  It's going to be hard to stop this team in the playoffs.
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« Reply #152 on: December 06, 2016, 08:48:23 AM »
Well, yeah, obviously it's not a record.  But still, it's an amazing feat, especially when you consider that he isn't just a lone wolf like Kobe was; he is on a team surrounded by the top talent in the league on offense, AND they still manage to be a top 10 defense (and climbing) as well.  It's going to be hard to stop this team in the playoffs.

I like the Dubs and I want them to be good, but their rebounding concerns me.  :hat
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #153 on: December 06, 2016, 12:21:02 PM »
Well, yeah, obviously it's not a record.  But still, it's an amazing feat, especially when you consider that he isn't just a lone wolf like Kobe was; he is on a team surrounded by the top talent in the league on offense, AND they still manage to be a top 10 defense (and climbing) as well.  It's going to be hard to stop this team in the playoffs.

I like the Dubs and I want them to be good, but their rebounding concerns me.  :hat

Yeah, I think their scoring potential will get them cruising during the regular season but come the playoffs those rebounds + missing Bogut in the paint will hurt them.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #154 on: December 11, 2016, 06:47:03 AM »
Alright enough talking about the warriors because LeBron has just become the first player in NBA history to have 27k+ points with 7k+ rebounds and 7k+ assists :hefdaddy

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #155 on: December 13, 2016, 06:14:18 AM »
Also, Westbrook is easily averaging a triple double after 24 games. Insane.
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« Reply #156 on: December 15, 2016, 04:24:08 PM »
Sager was one of a kind, there is simply no one does things more colorful than he did when in comes to sideline reporting. He was also a fighter, an inspiration to all of us. TNT games will never be the same without you. You will be missed. RIP.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #157 on: December 15, 2016, 05:39:08 PM »
Never bother with this thread, but just saw the news about Sager. DI remember him from back in his CNN days. I know when someone passes, everyone comes out of the woodwork to say nice things, but it seems like no one ever have anything bad to say about him.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #158 on: December 22, 2016, 08:18:10 AM »
https://youtu.be/PF4J4x21v3c

Ok, this may not be NBA related, but check out this game between two Japanese elementary school teams. What a finish at the end!

If you don't want to watch this 2-minute video in its entirety, you may skip it all the way to around the 1:55 mark. The team in black is down by a point with 2 seconds left with NO time out.  :hefdaddy
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« Reply #159 on: December 22, 2016, 12:21:01 PM »
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« Reply #160 on: December 22, 2016, 03:59:21 PM »
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Sorry, url fixed. Should work now.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #161 on: December 24, 2016, 07:07:22 AM »
That is both ridiculous and awesome.  Imagine losing a game on something like that.

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« Reply #162 on: December 24, 2016, 09:02:14 AM »
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #163 on: December 24, 2016, 06:21:40 PM »
23pts/9rebs/6assts/2stls/2blks per game.

22 years old.

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Making the Milwaukee Bucks a must see.

I have not watch the Bucks enough over the past two seasons, but you are right, they are more fun to watch with him in the lineup. What do you think about Kidd as coach?
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« Reply #164 on: December 25, 2016, 08:41:41 AM »
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I have not watch the Bucks enough over the past two seasons, but you are right, they are more fun to watch with him in the lineup. What do you think about Kidd as coach?

Kidd seems to be best at developing players, however his in-game coaching is very poor. He also seems to have issues with loyalty towards old vets/friends of his (Jason Terry plays way too much).
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« Reply #165 on: December 25, 2016, 09:36:51 AM »
Indeed. Leaving Oscar Robertson in for the entire 4th quarter last game was very questionable.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #167 on: January 17, 2017, 10:39:16 AM »
I have to roll my eyes at the flagrant called on Green last night and LeBron's commensurate flop.  Given how hard they collided and how LeBron went down, I can completely see making that call in real time just as a kneejerk reaction if the officials weren't watching carefully.  But they reviewed it extensively at the time before enforcing it, and I can't believe they somehow still came to the conclusion that it was a flagrant.  Both of his hands/arms were down, going for the ball and the strip, and his eyes were also on the ball the entire time.  The fact that they collided hard and LeBron wend down as a result is irrelevant.  More bad officiating and LeBron bias by the officiating crew.   :tdwn
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« Reply #168 on: January 17, 2017, 05:21:32 PM »
I didn't see it, but Green has a rep now as a dirty player, one he totally earned, so any benefit of the doubt he might have gotten before is now gone.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #169 on: January 17, 2017, 05:29:14 PM »
The thing is the refs took 5 minutes looking at that replay, and still called it a flagrant.  It was a FOUL, but no way was that flagrant

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #170 on: January 17, 2017, 06:03:52 PM »
...Green has a rep now as a dirty player, one he totally earned

Only in the eyes of either those who haven't really ever watched him play, or are simply blind LeBron fans who will defend him when anyone looks at him crossways.  There's nothing dirty about the way Green plays, and there was nothing flagrant about that foul.  But unfortunately, a reputation, whether deserved or not, can be a think that takes on a life of its own whether supported by facts or not.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #171 on: January 18, 2017, 06:47:37 AM »
I don't think that Green is a dirty player but rather a bit of a reckless one, at least at times. His fiery demeanor probably makes everything look worse than it really is. For example, Dwyane Wade has also hit a bunch of guys in the nuts, but because he has a charming smile and usually seems like a nice guy, no one cares. It's a bit strange. :lol

Either way, Green is a great player, especially defensively, and I think that as long as he and two of their three All-Star wings are healthy, they're the favorites to win the title again.
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« Reply #172 on: January 18, 2017, 05:43:32 PM »
Looks like Ben Simmons is completely heal, and he could make his debut after the AS break. Can't wait to see him play. The Sixers should be fun to watch.
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« Reply #173 on: January 19, 2017, 01:38:37 PM »
Looks like Ben Simmons is completely heal, and he could make his debut after the AS break. Can't wait to see him play. The Sixers should be fun to watch.

Agreed. Hope he has a good chemistry with Embid
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« Reply #174 on: January 19, 2017, 07:37:15 PM »
Pau hurts his metacarpal during pre-game warm up, and is out indefinitely, ouch!!
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