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?