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post #16 of 209
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Originally Posted by Thracozaag
Do you actually watch the games now or just make generalizations? The Spurs and Pistons are the epitome of team ball.

Amen. Both teams are always willing to make the extra pass, always willing to give it up to the guy who's on a hot streak, play tough defense... I love it. Honestly, yes, there are a number of teams that play like five individuals on the floor instead of one team, but those aren't the teams you see for very long in the playoffs.

So, the Clips looked even better last night, Brand had a double-double. Was their defense this stifling all season? I didn't get a chance to watch many Clippers (or Lakers) games out here in Philly, obviously. But they held Denver to 34.2% from the field and IIRC by the end of the first half 'Melo still hadn't scored once.

I like Miami, but I kind of feel sorry for the Bulls. Whenever a team displays so much heart, I really want them to win, but they're just not good enough. Oh, and opinions on Haslems suspension? Too short? Too long? Personally I think it was probably about right; it's the playoffs, emotions are high, so cut him a little slack, but on the other hand he obviously has to be suspended. You can't throw things at the ref.

On a note unrelated to the game itself: does anyone else want Bill Walton to shut up already?
post #17 of 209
I think this is the year Starks carries the Knicks and Ewing finally...wha? What's that you say? Crap, I'm turning the Yanks back on.

Tom
post #18 of 209
I can't stand Bill Walton. I bet he thinks UCLA woudl have won the titile this season if he had played. he is one of the worst announcers in all of sports.
post #19 of 209
I never have a favorite team in the NBA as I do with other sports but I have to say I am pulling for the pistons. They to me are the most fun team to watch since watching Michael and his Bulls. I would also like to see the Bulls upset the Heat. I think The Mavs and dirk need to move on. The commentators made a good point a couple nights back. This is possibly the best the Mav's ever have been, and possibly ever will be with Dirk. If this isn't their year to go far then it won't be another any time soon.
post #20 of 209
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Amen. Both teams are always willing to make the extra pass, always willing to give it up to the guy who's on a hot streak, play tough defense... I love it. Honestly, yes, there are a number of teams that play like five individuals on the floor instead of one team, but those aren't the teams you see for very long in the playoffs.

So, the Clips looked even better last night, Brand had a double-double. Was their defense this stifling all season? I didn't get a chance to watch many Clippers (or Lakers) games out here in Philly, obviously. But they held Denver to 34.2% from the field and IIRC by the end of the first half 'Melo still hadn't scored once.

I like Miami, but I kind of feel sorry for the Bulls. Whenever a team displays so much heart, I really want them to win, but they're just not good enough. Oh, and opinions on Haslems suspension? Too short? Too long? Personally I think it was probably about right; it's the playoffs, emotions are high, so cut him a little slack, but on the other hand he obviously has to be suspended. You can't throw things at the ref.

On a note unrelated to the game itself: does anyone else want Bill Walton to shut up already?

Walton's annoying as hell.

Clips play solid D. Ross and Livingston are terrific on the perimeter while Brand and Kaman block plenty of shots. I believe Clips are 1st in blocked shots and rebounding this season. That said, I think Denver just had a terrible performance last night.
post #21 of 209
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Originally Posted by tiger02
I think this is the year Starks carries the Knicks and Ewing finally...wha? What's that you say? Crap, I'm turning the Yanks back on.

Tom... oh, Tom. The Knicks? At least you're not a Celtics fan.

And I thought I liked you. I am your sworn enemy, sir.

Lamo, agreed on Denver's poor performance, but my Laker-bred mind is still having trouble wrapping itself around this one. I don't know what will happen to me if the Clippers advance.

Congratulations to Washington tonight, but I expect to see LeBron back in top form next game. Should be good.
post #22 of 209
Sauce, you have no idea. You want to talk baseball? Phillies suck. Football? Yeah, I loved watching TO destroy that team. Hockey? Go s

Philadelphia sports fans are my sworn enemies, so that works out nicely. Unless you're still clinging to the quaint notion of West Coast sports...


post #23 of 209
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Sauce, you have no idea. You want to talk baseball? Phillies suck. Football? Yeah, I loved watching TO destroy that team. Hockey? Go s Philadelphia sports fans are my sworn enemies, so that works out nicely. Unless you're still clinging to the quaint notion of West Coast sports...
I have to tell you, I could care less about the Phillies. When I was a very young kid my Dad used to take me to Padres games (back when Steve Garvey was playing), and after we moved to LA we used to go see Dodgers games all the time, so both those teams have at least the nostalgia factor. I get annoyed at all the LA fans who suddenly had "always been Angels fans" a few years ago. Bullshit, you were a Dodgers fan, you were just excited that the Angels were good. In SF I used to go to A's games all the time, because they were cheap as hell, but never really became a fan. All in all, I have to say, baseball doesn't really do it for me. I like going to games, which is good, because it's the only professional sport I can really afford to attend, but it rarely really excites me. Basketball we covered. My heart belongs to the Lakers when all's said and done, but as long as AI is on the Sixers, I'm a fan. He's been my favorite player in the league since long before I moved out here. Football, I really went all the way. I admit that. I have become the thing you hate: an Eagles fan. I can't wait until the first game Dallas plays here in Philly next season. November 17 or something, I'm too lazy to look it up. I fully expect TO to be laid out on the ground writhing in pain the first time he tries to get anywhere near the ball. Good times. Hockey? I was born and raised in Southern California. Ice is something that keeps your Coronas cold when you're at the beach. Mullets are a crime against humanity. I just can't get into hockey. Apropos of the thread topic: do you really want to talk West vs. East? What kind of a conference are you playing in when a sub-.500 record will put you in the playoffs?! Please. As for the playoffs: WTF @ SAN ANTONIO. Note to all teams everywhere: if you're fighting San Antonio, you must put them down. Finish the job. Because they will kill you. Horry, Barry, Duncan, doesn't matter who does it, because someone will do it and they will kill you.
post #24 of 209
I really haven't cared at all about the NBA since Starks and Oakley, but the Mavs have been fun lately and Carroll's experiment in Sacramento is cool to watch. What amazes me about A's games is how a lively energetic team can have its soul sucked out by a crappy ballpark. At least hot dogs are two for a buck on Tuesdays

Are the Nets in the playoffs? Um, go Jersey?
post #25 of 209
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Originally Posted by tiger02
I really haven't cared at all about the NBA since Starks and Oakley, but the Mavs have been fun lately and Carroll's experiment in Sacramento is cool to watch. What amazes me about A's games is how a lively energetic team can have its soul sucked out by a crappy ballpark. At least hot dogs are two for a buck on Tuesdays Are the Nets in the playoffs? Um, go Jersey?
The A's ballpark was crappy, but it was also dirt cheap, which is why I ended up going to lots of A's games and a grand total of ONE Giants game (though, man, that park is sweet). The Nets are in the playoff as the #3 seed in the East. They're playing the Pacers right now with home court advantage, and they should advance, but they got a bit of a scare in the first game. Series is tied 1-1 right now and they're heading to Indiana. You should check 'em out (assuming you can, over there)--when Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, and Richard Jefferson are all on fire, they're a sight to see. EDIT: Also, I'm totally calling you Spike from now on, Tom. I'm sorry.
post #26 of 209
word is that Steve Nash is the repeat MVP. Here's a nice present for him: http://snipurl.com/pqbg
post #27 of 209
How can Steve Nash be the likely winner for MVP again? It doesn't matter what youy do in Detroit because they won't give it to you if you play here. Pistons are up 2-0 and are playing great. Watch out Miami and Spurs fans!!!!
post #28 of 209
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
How can Steve Nash be the likely winner for MVP again? It doesn't matter what youy do in Detroit because they won't give it to you if you play here. Pistons are up 2-0 and are playing great. Watch out Miami and Spurs fans!!!!

I think the Pistons are a victim of their own team play; obviously Chauncy Billups deserves mvp consideration, though.

koji
post #29 of 209
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Originally Posted by mrpologuy
How can Steve Nash be the likely winner for MVP again? It doesn't matter what youy do in Detroit because they won't give it to you if you play here. Pistons are up 2-0 and are playing great. Watch out Miami and Spurs fans!!!!
he's white, unassuming and plays a pretty brand of basketball. A safe pick, but the wrong one. I'd put LeBron, Kobe, Dirk or Elton rather than nash. Eat Crotch, Mr. Nash!!!
post #30 of 209
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Originally Posted by Lamo
he's white, unassuming and plays a pretty brand of basketball. A safe pick, but the wrong one. I'd put LeBron, Kobe, Dirk or Elton rather than nash.

Steve is the leader that Kobe is not, and that LeBron and Elton will be (though neither is yet). Dirk would've been my second pick, but Steve's Canadian. I am confused though. Steve Nash is easily my favorite player in the league, but I've always been a Laker's fan. Now, I can't figure out who to cheer for. It's like "Go Phoenix!!! No! No! No! Go Lakers!"
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