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« Reply #280 on: March 07, 2017, 04:56:11 PM »
???  What happened?

The game was postponed due to a slippery court caused by condensation from an ice sheet underneath it and outside humidity on a day in which temperatures reached the mid-60s.

By the way, I am not a Cavs fan but it sucks their new center (Bogut) lasted just all of 58 seconds in his debut, and now he is likely gone for the rest of the year with a broken tibia.  :facepalm:
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #281 on: March 07, 2017, 05:12:06 PM »
???  What happened?

The game was postponed due to a slippery court caused by condensation from an ice sheet underneath it and outside humidity on a day in which temperatures reached the mid-60s.
 
That kind of thing happened all of the time at the old Boston Garden.
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« Reply #282 on: March 07, 2017, 05:20:08 PM »

That kind of thing happened all of the time at the old Boston Garden.

Yep, that's why I find it amusing to see some newer fans are acting like this is such an embarrassing story or something. It happens more often than people think. Just re-schedule the game.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #283 on: March 10, 2017, 07:55:14 AM »
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« Reply #284 on: March 10, 2017, 05:20:50 PM »
With the Bulls keep free falling lately; combining with both the Heat and Bucks' recent surges, those 3 teams are only separated by half a game for the #8 spot. Not disrespecting your Bucks, but I think the Heat could get in at the end.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #285 on: March 11, 2017, 09:17:45 PM »
Well, the Spurs and Warriors game tonight has become a huge topic of discussion, but maybe not for the right reasons. The top two teams in the NBA were supposed to duke it out in their first game since the season opener. Pop and Kerr. Master and former apprentice. Curry vs The Klaw.

However, Kerr decided to sit four his starters for this game after it was announced yesterday that Kawhi Leonard were to undergo concussion protocol and would miss Saturday nights game. Whether that factored into Kerr's decision into sitting Curry, Thompson, Green, and Igoudala has not been confirmed. But it seems weird that the Spurs are tailgating them to the #1 seed, which they are half a game away of getting, and he would risk that by sitting down his starters.

So all game long, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy were bitching about resting players in the league is now common. I can see how this is a bad look business wise....there was a moment during the game where they showed a family from Mexico who spent all this money to go see the Warriors play, and their sons favorite players weren't playing....but in my opinion, until the league works out a less rigorous schedule where teams aren't playing back to back games flying from Eastern time to Pacific time, and vice versa, on a daily basis, i think its ok to rest your starters every once in awhile. Traveling is exhausting, and if you're exhausted, you are more prone to injuries.

Those are my two cents. What are everyone else's thoughts?

Oh, and I have to mention about my boy LaMarcus Aldridge, who is out indefinitely with heart arrhythmia. Obviously a big loss for my Spurs, who had a big presence in the paint and averaged 18 points and 7 rebounds a game...I hope he gets cleared by playoff time, but i don't want him to risk his life by continuing to play if it's ongoing matter...like Chris Bosh, who can't play! Here's a to a speedy recovery for LA

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #286 on: March 11, 2017, 10:08:05 PM »
I applaud Kerr's decision to sit his players. If the NBA doesn't like it, too freaking bad.  Don't have such a moronic schedule. This was GS's 5th game in the last 7 days:

at NY (northeast)
at Atl (southeast)
home (west coast)
at Minnesota last night (north midwest)
at San Antonio tonight (south)

Golden St is playing this year to win the championship. If they want to rest their players at times, that is their right. Everyone is entitled to a game off.

As for the business side and the fans who feel cheated, that is the NBA's problem.  It is not the job of the Warriors, or any team, to make sure that fans in other cities, or even their own, get their money's worth for every game.

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« Reply #287 on: March 11, 2017, 10:32:46 PM »
Agreed!

Also, there were tweets by the fans who were complaining that they are making too much money to sit and rest...don't they make that money to stay healthy to play and try to win a championship?

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« Reply #288 on: March 11, 2017, 10:35:23 PM »
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« Reply #289 on: March 11, 2017, 10:43:16 PM »
Right? Unheard of!  :lol

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« Reply #290 on: March 13, 2017, 11:56:54 AM »
I agree with Kev's post. 

As to why rest them when the Spurs are right on their heels for the #1, the general consensus around the Bay Area since the KD injury seems to be:  (1) We still think we can likely hold onto the #1 seed and make up some distance once this weird stretch of games with almost no breaks is over; and (2) Even if they fall to #2, that isn't really a game changer at all come playoff time.  Obviously, either point is open for debate, but that's the thinking.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #291 on: March 14, 2017, 10:21:19 AM »
Wolves 7-3 in their last 10 after a big win against the Wizards last night. Pushing for that 8th spot in the Western Conference. Loving it!

GS should be ashamed of itself if it can't hold on. For goodness sakes they have three all stars in the starting lineup. They need to start playing like it.  :lol
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« Reply #292 on: March 14, 2017, 10:45:00 AM »
I agree with Kev's post. 

As to why rest them when the Spurs are right on their heels for the #1, the general consensus around the Bay Area since the KD injury seems to be:  (1) We still think we can likely hold onto the #1 seed and make up some distance once this weird stretch of games with almost no breaks is over; and (2) Even if they fall to #2, that isn't really a game changer at all come playoff time.  Obviously, either point is open for debate, but that's the thinking.

Agreed on #2. They would only lose home court to the Spurs, but they have home court advantage on any Eastern team even if they drop another 8 games or so. And after last season I think Kerr knows it's more important to reach the playoffs with as much energy as you can
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« Reply #293 on: March 14, 2017, 06:10:50 PM »
Getting out of the West would be tougher as the 2 seed than the 1.  Having to play Houston in the 2nd round and then beating the Spurs without home court would be far more difficult than getting the 4/5 seed in the second round and then the Spurs with home court.  If Durant is back and healthy, and they get back on track, they can still make it out of the West from any spot, but it might take more games and cause more wear and tear, thus making them not as fresh by the time the Finals come around.  I think being taken to 7 by the Thunder in the WCF last year definitely took a toll on them later in the Cavs series.  The Warriors are a jump-shooting team, and it's not as easy to make jump shots with less fresh/tired legs.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #294 on: March 15, 2017, 06:39:17 AM »
Well, given the Warriors type of play I think they'd much rather play against Houston than Utah or the Clippers who have a tougher defense and more physical game overall. But, it would also be a lot easier going through Denver in the first round that beating OKC. There's still plenty of games so we'll see how this plays out.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #295 on: March 15, 2017, 07:52:34 AM »
Getting out of the West would be tougher as the 2 seed than the 1.  Having to play Houston in the 2nd round and then beating the Spurs without home court would be far more difficult than getting the 4/5 seed in the second round and then the Spurs with home court.  If Durant is back and healthy, and they get back on track, they can still make it out of the West from any spot, but it might take more games and cause more wear and tear, thus making them not as fresh by the time the Finals come around.  I think being taken to 7 by the Thunder in the WCF last year definitely took a toll on them later in the Cavs series.  The Warriors are a jump-shooting team, and it's not as easy to make jump shots with less fresh/tired legs.

I think you pointed out the Warriors advantage right there -- Durant back means fresh legs on HIS jumper. So unlike last year, where Curry was injured and Klay was tired, they'll have Durant (assuming fully healthy) completely fresh. I expect if the Warriors hang onto the 1 seed, they'll likely bounce whoever it is in the first round in fairly short order (even if it is my Wolves). But if Durant uses that series to build up his stamina, he'll be golden by round 2, and for the Warriors' fans sake, it might enable Steph and Klay to recoup a bit.

Although obviously I'm hoping the Wolves get in and make it a series.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #296 on: March 15, 2017, 07:53:32 AM »


Although obviously I'm hoping the Wolves get in .

Hoping their run starts...tomorrow!
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« Reply #297 on: March 15, 2017, 12:06:21 PM »
It's not likely, but Houston, to me, has a puncher's chance against GS just because they are the team that can actually outshoot them from deep. If they can string together a couple of 20-threes-made nights, they might at least take it to 7... and then Game 7s are always a wildcard. Again, not likely, but possible.

I tend to agree that peak Clippers could be a problem, that is, IF they can reach that peak. I'm not convinced that they can. But remember how they were the best team in the league for the first month of the season.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #298 on: March 15, 2017, 02:53:45 PM »


Although obviously I'm hoping the Wolves get in .

Hoping their run starts...tomorrow!

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« Reply #299 on: March 15, 2017, 06:57:50 PM »
Aldridge back on the court sooner than I thought! This good news. I don't think the Spurs' team doctors or Pop would've let him come back if his heart problem was serious. Something to still monitor though

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #300 on: March 15, 2017, 08:34:34 PM »
Not sure I've ever seen someone miss a free throw they're trying to make and then make one they're trying to miss in the same set of free throws ever. The fact that it happened to Manu Ginobili makes it all the more surprising.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #301 on: March 15, 2017, 08:50:19 PM »
That was crazy. Ginobli was even like "How. HOW."

There's quite a few things that annoy me. Seeing San Antonio play sloppy defense and turn the ball over is DEFINITELY one of them. Missed switches on the pick that led to Lillard and McCollum 3's all night. And we went from 1st in the West to now 1 game behind Golden State in two days. Good to see Aldridge back but he missed too many shots. Time to clean it up and get ready for a road game at Memphis on Saturday

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #302 on: March 15, 2017, 09:21:33 PM »


Although obviously I'm hoping the Wolves get in .

Hoping their run starts...tomorrow!

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« Reply #303 on: March 16, 2017, 03:09:16 PM »
Not happy. Expected loss, but not happy. F Portland too.  :lol
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« Reply #304 on: March 18, 2017, 08:22:06 AM »
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« Reply #306 on: March 20, 2017, 07:21:03 AM »
At nearly full strength with rest, and the Cavs only beat the Lakers by 5 pts?! Boo! Lol!  :lol
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« Reply #307 on: March 21, 2017, 08:10:48 AM »
Suddenly, I am a lot less worried about the Warriors' chances.  Slumps always make fans feel uncomfortable.  Glad to see them coming out of it strong. 

Go T-Wolves!
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« Reply #308 on: March 21, 2017, 09:23:18 AM »
At nearly full strength with rest, and the Cavs only beat the Lakers by 5 pts?! Boo! Lol!  :lol

Their effort level is disgusting sometimes. :lol

I get it - They're old and have nothing to prove in the regular season, but ranking near the bottom of the league in defensive rating is just brutal. If any team can flip the switch in the playoffs, it's them, but eventually their lackadaisical approach is bound to catch up with them.
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« Reply #309 on: March 22, 2017, 09:44:05 AM »
Go T-Wolves!

Oh well.  So much for that.

But Warriors' magic number for the #1 seed is now single digits.  9 for the #1 seed; 3 for the #2.  Which means they already have at least #3 locked up, and #2 may as well be.  I think we'll have a pretty good idea about who is #1 and who is #2 after the San Antonio game next week.  If the Warriors can hold their lead and then win that one, I think #1 is a done deal.
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« Reply #310 on: March 23, 2017, 12:18:42 AM »
Bosk, I hope we play each other at full strength. No resting players. KD will probably be put out but lets be honest, even without KD, Warriors are still hard to beat.

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« Reply #311 on: March 23, 2017, 08:40:37 AM »
You mean next week?  Yeah, KD will not play.  But otherwise, I am assuming the Warriors will give it their all.  That is a pretty meaningful game.  But what I am really looking forward to is finally getting a playoff series between these two teams at full strength.  It should be one for the ages. 

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« Reply #312 on: March 24, 2017, 09:23:00 AM »
Okay, so THANKS FOR NOTHING, MEMPHIS!!!  >:(  Magic number is still 9 (although I fully expect it to be 8 after tonight).
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #313 on: March 24, 2017, 03:23:12 PM »
Go T-Wolves!

Oh well.  So much for that.

But Warriors' magic number for the #1 seed is now single digits.  9 for the #1 seed; 3 for the #2.  Which means they already have at least #3 locked up, and #2 may as well be.  I think we'll have a pretty good idea about who is #1 and who is #2 after the San Antonio game next week.  If the Warriors can hold their lead and then win that one, I think #1 is a done deal.

Wolves have reverted to their earlier form. Sucks. Hoping they can close out the year with a few good wins. They've showed a lot this year, but I think with Zach Lavine healthy, and some more depth, they'll be in the playoffs next year.
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« Reply #314 on: March 24, 2017, 05:56:03 PM »
Maybe the transition to Thibs took a bit longer than anticipated. I think the T-Wolves were a huge disappointment. With another year together, I expect them to be much better.
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