or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread - Page 1043

post #15631 of 27239
SAS rolled OKC. Just a lot more basketball acumen on that team. OKC is way more athletic, even without Ibaka, but didn't really have an answer to that offense.

I really doubt Ibaka would make a lot of difference, I know he's contributes on both ends but Scott Brooks looked really lost in replacing his defense and production. He should have started Adams and Collison.
post #15632 of 27239
Quote:
Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I really doubt Ibaka would make a lot of difference, I know he's contributes on both ends but Scott Brooks looked really lost in replacing his defense and production. He should have started Adams and Collison.

Ibaka would have made a huge difference.
The spurs scored so many points close in.

Perry Jones should have started (with Perkins). Keep Collison and Adams playing the roles that they have been performing well.

I know guys like Fisher and Butler etc might have picked up some points, but they're really just taking shots away from Durant and Westbrook while also making it much more taxing on that pair in terms of defence. It's been a 2 man team offensively for as long as I've been watching; why change that now just because of an injury? Gotta play the big guys and let the KD and Westbrook dominate the scoring.
post #15633 of 27239
Tl;Dr Butler and Fisher should not be playing anywhere near the minutes they did (25 and 28) - more of those minutes need to go to Adams and Jones. I think the only small combination that will work for OKC is when they bring in Reggie Jackson. Can't have Durant tiring himself on the defensive end against bigger guys when he's the vital points scorer.
post #15634 of 27239
I don't know if it was purely frustration but KD looked gassed towards the end of the game. And I'm guessing that finger to the eye of Diaw pleased a lot of Adams fans
post #15635 of 27239
Spurs just rolled. Damn that team is solid and deep.
post #15636 of 27239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I don't know if it was purely frustration but KD looked gassed towards the end of the game. And I'm guessing that finger to the eye of Diaw pleased a lot of Adams fans

That whole team (OKC) was gassed last night, and I'm talking about when it was still a ten-point game with almost three minutes left.

So, SA is 1-4 on OKC this year after last night.
post #15637 of 27239
okc is going to have a tough time without a shotblocker. and last night was a perfect example of how a great team with good players can beat a good team with great players. Westbrook and Durant combined for 53, the three other starters combined for 5. I'd argue that right now both Westbrook and Durant are better players than anyone on the Spurs team, in Durant's case, a lot better. next game will be interesting. Durant played 40 last night. he's young, but is he that young?
post #15638 of 27239
Quote:
Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

okc is going to have a tough time without a shotblocker. and last night was a perfect example of how a great team with good players can beat a good team with great players. Westbrook and Durant combined for 53, the three other starters combined for 5. I'd argue that right now both Westbrook and Durant are better players than anyone on the Spurs team, in Durant's case, a lot better. next game will be interesting. Durant played 40 last night. he's young, but is he that young?

They looked tired last night. Too many minutes. After they made that 2nd half run, they just didn't have any legs left in them. Perhaps I was wrong in my other post, in this sense Ibaka really does make a big difference since Durant was playing the 4 some. I didn't expect that. And it doesn't make sense since Perkins, Adams and Collison can rotate it. It's not a perfect rotation but better than gassing your superstar.

Lamb, and Jones need more minutes. I would play Reggie Jackson and Butler more too. Fuck, even chuck Thabeet in there for a few when Duncan is off the floor.

Otherwise, Scott Brooks was out-coached again. I know its Pop, but the game plan just doesn't change much with Brooks. I mean 5 fucking points?
post #15639 of 27239
I am happy after first game because my beloved Spurs have this

The big lineup can't put up enough points even if Westbrick and Durant combine for 60 it won't be enough. The small lineup will get torched. This will be suns spurs again if they go small, spurs will not stop the thunder but they will score so many it won't matter.

OKC isn't good enough defensively to isoball out of this one.
post #15640 of 27239
Quote:
Originally Posted by wojt View Post

I am happy after first game because my beloved Spurs have this

2012 - Never Forget....
post #15641 of 27239
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HORNS View Post


So, SA is 1-4 on OKC this year after last night.

Really doesn't matter, Heat was 0-4 against the Nets and see what happened there.
post #15642 of 27239
Thread Starter 
Quote:
The 2014 NBA Draft lottery will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Fourteen teams will have representatives in New York for the event -- the Philadelphia 76ers have sent Julius Erving, the Phoenix Suns have sent the Morris twins -- and will be hoping for some luck when it comes to the lottery balls.

The teams with the best shot at the No. 1 overall pick are the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz. The prospects who are projected to go near the very top of the draft are Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, Duke's Jabari Parker and Australia's Dante Exum. Here's a breakdown of each team's chances to get the No. 1 spot:

1. Milwaukee Bucks: 25 percent

2. Philadelphia 76ers: 19.9 percent

3. Orlando Magic: 15.6 percent

4. Utah Jazz: 10.4 percent

5. Boston Celtics: 10.3 percent

6. Los Angeles Lakers: 6.3 percent

7. Sacramento Kings: 4.3 percent

8. Detroit Pistons: 2.8 percent

9. Cleveland Cavaliers: 1.7 percent

10. New Orleans Pelicans: 1.1 percent

11. Denver Nuggets: 0.8 percent

12. New York Knicks: 0.7 percent

13. Minnesota Timberwolves: 0.6 percent

14. Phoenix Suns: 0.5 percent

Some other things to watch for: if a team leapfrogs the Pistons and they fall to ninth or lower, their pick will belong to the Hornets. If the Pelicans do not jump to the top five, their pick will belong to the Sixers. The Magic will receive the Knicks' pick or the Nuggets' pick, whichever is lower.



Lets do this Silver, give the Lakers the first pick! nod[1].gif



Here's the odds for each draft slot, Lakers with 43% chance at #6 isn't bad considering how deep most believe this draft class is.
post #15643 of 27239
Quote:
Originally Posted by wojt View Post

I am happy after first game because my beloved Spurs have this
the laws of basketball dictate that OKC will now win the next one in a blow-out, returning home with the service advantage. i hope you're happy. foo.gif
post #15644 of 27239
post #15645 of 27239
Spurs are gonna win game 2 in case that picture wasn't worth 1000 words foo.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread