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post #26281 of 27250

So what on earth is happening with the Warriors? Where is the ball movement and the outside Shooting?

 

A big criticpoint toward "jumpshooting Teams" is that when theeir shot is off, they are OFF. Was that what happened last night?

 

Anyway, G7. Never has there been a G7 with more history on the line than this one, for both sides.

 

I supported the Dubs, but if Bron and Cleveland snatch it, well, than they've more than deserved it.

post #26282 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

They'd never suspend Curry for a Game 7, but I concur he deserves it. I do think it'll cost him some money, however.

I don't want him suspended because I actually want to see a close game where the other team might actually win by a single digit but it kind of destroys the NBAs integrity if they do not do it just because he is a superstar. If it was Mo Williams or Ian Clark then they would probably be guaranteed to sit game 7.

I really do not care who wins but I just want to see a close competitive game at this point.
post #26283 of 27250
Apropos of nothing, I'd pay good money to see a Mo Williams meltdown
post #26284 of 27250
it's just odd that every single game in the finals so far has been a blowout
post #26285 of 27250
I didn't consider last night a blowout. I watched thinking that at any moment the Warriors had the ability mount a run and take over the game, and it looked like it was coming with the way the Cavs ended the 3rd Q and Thompson hit back to back 3s. Cavs went up 24 and it got trimmed to 9.

11 points in a first quarter? This team is developing a Jeckyl and Hyde personality.

You really do have to give Lebron credit, he scored 18 points in a row at one point.
post #26286 of 27250
If Curry is not suspended, with pretty clear evidence that he threw something at a fan, it will, obviously, be because the league wants to ensure a competitive game for game 7. That will make it hard to not also believe that refs throw calls in order to increase ratings - a charge often made and as frequently denied.
post #26287 of 27250
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

If Curry is not suspended, with pretty clear evidence that he threw something at a fan, it will, obviously, be because the league wants to ensure a competitive game for game 7. That will make it hard to not also believe that refs throw calls in order to increase ratings - a charge often made and as frequently denied.

this is hilarious, im glad that people like you do make rules in the NBA
he threw away his mouthpiece didn't even aim at the fan, he appolgized later for hitting him
similar situation was when Haslem threw his mouthpiece but he AIMED at a ref, big difference

ps. 2 last calls on Curry were bs, and idc for GS at all
post #26288 of 27250
Live by the jump shot, die by the jump shot. Barnes has been ice cold, and everyone else on the Warriors was subpar. Looks weren't that bad either. Shots just weren't falling.

Is LeBron the Finals MVP regardless of who wins Game 7? As great as Kyrie has been, LeBron has been the best player on the court by far. In a decade, we'll see him as the NBA's John Elway: a supreme athletic talent who was unfairly judged by his NBA Finals record. How many of his runner-up teams would have come close to the Finals if he wasn't on it? He dragged a team with the likes of Drew Gooden, Daniel Gibson, and Sasha Pavlovic to the Finals.
post #26289 of 27250
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

ps. 2 last calls on Curry were bs, and idc for GS at all

The call that got Curry fouled out was DEFINITELY a foul, I don't know what you mean. In fact he fouled Lebron twice.
Edited by idfnl - 6/17/16 at 7:17am
post #26290 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Live by the jump shot, die by the jump shot. Barnes has been ice cold, and everyone else on the Warriors was subpar. Looks weren't that bad either. Shots just weren't falling.

Is LeBron the Finals MVP regardless of who wins Game 7? As great as Kyrie has been, LeBron has been the best player on the court by far. In a decade, we'll see him as the NBA's John Elway: a supreme athletic talent who was unfairly judged by his NBA Finals record. How many of his runner-up teams would have come close to the Finals if he wasn't on it? He dragged a team with the likes of Drew Gooden, Daniel Gibson, and Sasha Pavlovic to the Finals.

idk yet depends on game 7

but i agree it's bs to judge on finals record when most players dont even get to finals in the first place. Also it will pass, nobody brings up Jerry West finals record these days; hint- it is not very good.
post #26291 of 27250

I think these past 2 Finals LeBron has finally become the sort of all-time great everyone has wanted to see. He's been the unquestionable leader on and off the court and, with the exception of Irving's game 5 (James still matched Irving's 41 points though), carried the Cavs on his back. AND it's translated to wins.

 

With the Heat, he could take games and plays off and defer to Bosh or Wade. With his first stint on the Cavs, you could tell near the end he wasn't playing as hard as he could have. While I think it was impressive how he got to the Finals pretty much single-handedly, he was swept by the Spurs. Yes, everyone thought they would get swept, but everyone thought that too last year once Irving was injured in Game 1. And last year, he still pulled off 2 wins carrying an even worse Cavs team facing better competition than in 2007. Heck, I think he was the MVP runner up despite being on the losing team.

post #26292 of 27250
Warriors players don't even consider themselves a jump shooting team. They keep saying they're a defense first team. Last year they were overall first in defensive ratings. This year they were fifth and that's mostly because their bench and garbage time players played half their fourth quarters.

They're forcing Lebron and Kyrie into bad contested shots only they keep making them. And also they keep getting in the paint when Draymond isn't there to protect it. If they had Bogut half those alley oops wouldn't have happened

Doesn't help that Barnes is missing wide open practice threes and isn't making up for it on the defensive end. They had to roll out Varejao for friggin defense and at least rebounds cuz Festus made so many mistakes and Kerr clearly doesn't trust him. Why don't they play Yam. He was at least making threes
post #26293 of 27250
One thing I notice for G7 is that the Cavs were taking forever to get into their offense in the 2nd half. This won't fly in an elimination game.

Whoever said it a while back might be right... two 3-1 reversals back to back would be insane.
post #26294 of 27250
News just came out that Curry is fined $25k (Kerr too, for post game comments). So he's not suspended because they would have mentioned that in the same announcement
post #26295 of 27250
That first quarter last night was pure dominance. LeBron has certainly elevated his stature, and he's still doing it with that wonderful passing ability, too. Can't wait for Game 7.

I like how the Cavs are switching their bigger guys on Curry, as the Warriors do in a similar exploitive fashion against Love.
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