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Paul's crappy shooting killing Clippers more slowly and less dramatically than in Game 5 ...
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Somebody explain to me blocking fouls. You're not allowed to lean at all? You have to only go straight up or stand still? Even if the feet are set? I haven't seen the verticality rule enforced a lot either. A lot of players just go straight up arms straight up and it still gets called as a foul. Seems so arbitrary to me
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Somebody explain to me blocking fouls. You're not allowed to lean at all? You have to only go straight up or stand still? I haven't seen the verticality rule enforced a lot either. A lot of players just go straight up arms straight up and it still gets called as a foul. Seems so arbitrary to me
That block on Griffin looked like a charge on Westbrook to me, but I'm no expert.

Durant is so good.
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Somebody explain to me blocking fouls. You're not allowed to lean at all? You have to only go straight up or stand still? Even if the feet are set? I haven't seen the verticality rule enforced a lot either. A lot of players just go straight up arms straight up and it still gets called as a foul. Seems so arbitrary to me

Yeah, its pretty damn hard to call/make sense of.
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Loving the result though. 4/4 for my predictions too.
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These western conference games are way too late for me. Slept through a lot of them and they were the good ones too

Looks like it'll be spurs thunder
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Looks like it'll be spurs thunder

Fuuuuuu

Hoping reg season doesn't tell the whole picture on that match-up
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Uh OKC*

Was Pop playing possum?
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Welp, see yah next year Clips!

At least you'll still be the best LA team.
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Somebody explain to me blocking fouls. You're not allowed to lean at all? You have to only go straight up or stand still? Even if the feet are set? I haven't seen the verticality rule enforced a lot either. A lot of players just go straight up arms straight up and it still gets called as a foul. Seems so arbitrary to me
so for blocking calls the defender's chest has to be set by the time the ballhandler starts his upward motion. that's all i know about it. but i dont think it actually has to do w/ feet at all, common misconception.

verticality is really subjective i feel like. it's like it's dependent on whether or not you have the stereotype of being good at verticality.
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Welp, see yah next year Clips!

At least you'll still be the best LA team.

Nicholson didn't seem to be much of a good luck charm...

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so for blocking calls the defender's chest has to be set by the time the ballhandler starts his upward motion. that's all i know about it. but i dont think it actually has to do w/ feet at all, common misconception.

verticality is really subjective i feel like. it's like it's dependent on whether or not you have the stereotype of being good at verticality.

I believe the defender has to be set and both feet outside the restricted area as well.
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Oh yeah, restricted circle, good call. I don't think the feet actually HAVE to be set according to the rulebook. i think the chest is more important, which is weird.

SA-OKC is soooo interesting. Same exact game as previously played out: athleticism vs. coaching + system. Can SA take it? Their best players are a year older and a year more inconsistent. but they have a damn good bench and kawhi is improving rapidly. it's such a toss-up.

ibaka might be out for the 1st game or so w/ his calf injury. they don't really have a shot to win if he's out imo.
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Parker had a hamstring injury too though, is he sure to be there in game 1?
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Fell asleep 4th quarter, can't believe LAC lost that. Feel like they got robbed

What's IND chances of an upset? I'm hoping for a good conference final, I think it can be anyone's game at this point with maybe 1 or 2 upset wins. It'd be pretty good if it was a MIA matchup vs SAS or OKC again but I feel like IND can win
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Parker said he'd be ready for Monday's(?) game.
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