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post #7216 of 27239
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

On what? The Clips winning a game or two? That the games will be close? Your on.
On them winning the whole thing, I believe in the LA teams but I am not guaranteed on that. Even that was my prediction a few pages back, that the Clips will likely lose to the Spurs.
All I'm saying is the Clips has a chance and that game was close no matter what you say. Your only valid reason why it wasn't "close" was it it didn't seem like it to you. Even though the Clips were within 6/8 with a few minutes left. Not sure what game you were watching. It was as close as Philly and Bostons games but it was still within reach for the Clips.

That's why I was shitting bricks and I'm a Spurs fan. They could have just been rusty too.

On another note, seems like the LeBron Chokathon is starting up.
post #7217 of 27239
well, misery does love company. everyone's team on here is losing except for Stevie's.

until the "lifelong" OKC fans start appearing on this thread lol8[1].gif
post #7218 of 27239
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

On what? The Clips winning a game or two? That the games will be close? Your on.
On them winning the whole thing, I believe in the LA teams but I am not guaranteed on that. Even that was my prediction a few pages back, that the Clips will likely lose to the Spurs.
All I'm saying is the Clips has a chance and that game was close no matter what you say. Your only valid reason why it wasn't "close" was it it didn't seem like it to you. Even though the Clips were within 6/8 with a few minutes left. Not sure what game you were watching. It was as close as Philly and Bostons games but it was still within reach for the Clips.

Of course, no guarantees on SA either. The bet is $100 strait up on the series winner. If you dont want the bet, I understand.

Again, the score was a far cry from the tone of the game. In soccer a team can dominate the game entirely and only win 1-0. You're focusing on the scoreboard, look at the difference in how hard LA had to work for scores. SA was shooting open 3's as will. Duncan was posting up Griffin at his convenience. The SA bench was better. Paul ran out of ideas when he couldnt pick and roll.
post #7219 of 27239
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

On another note, seems like the LeBron Chokathon is starting up.

Fuck ya it is. 2 missed FT, a shot blocked, passed up a shot, played decoy while Chalmers had to do the lifting all in the last minutes. He's just not that kind of player, as much as I cant stand him, Kobe is. Could you ever see Bryant doing that?

Without Bosh, I think IA could win the series. And I believe OKC could beat them with Bosh. I dont believe Miami will win it.
post #7220 of 27239
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Of course, no guarantees on SA either.

Really? Sure sounds like your already giving San Antonio the series win.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Again, the score was a far cry from the tone of the game. In soccer a team can dominate the game entirely and only win 1-0. You're focusing on the scoreboard, look at the difference in how hard LA had to work for scores. SA was shooting open 3's as will. Duncan was posting up Griffin at his convenience. The SA bench was better. Paul ran out of ideas when he couldnt pick and roll.

Stop it. Soccer and basketball are completely different. Soccer isn't a high scoring game and it isn't a game of runs. And adjustments, you either adjust during the game or the next.

Clips obviously caught up because they had a run so for a stretch there, Spurs had a hard time scoring at that point in time. I am not caught up on the scoreboard, I saw the game and the Clips had like an 11-0 run in the fourth. If the Spurs scored so easily, that run wouldn't be possible. No denying they had easy basket, the Clips had a couple of lobs and easy baskets too. The difference were the 3's and doing it in transition was just a problem for anyone who faces them, again teams tend to do lay ups while they spot up behind the arc.

You just aren't giving the Clips credit and already decided the Clips lost the series. If the game was so easy and was a blowout as you see it, then why wasn't the whole starting 5 for the Spurs benched in the 4th? Parker and Duncan left with what, a 1:01 left in the game?
post #7221 of 27239
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

On another note, seems like the LeBron Chokathon is starting up.

Kind of a worst case scenario for him. He has to play epic minutes on a limited team, which means he has to have extra energy in the last few minutes...which he doesn't have because of playing epic minutes.
post #7222 of 27239
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Really? Sure sounds like your already giving San Antonio the series win.

Stop it. Soccer and basketball are completely different. Soccer isn't a high scoring game and it isn't a game of runs. And adjustments, you either adjust during the game or the next.

I'm willing to put $$ on a SA series win. You are not.

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Soccer is a game of possession, pressure and making enough chances that a goal will eventually be scored. Basketball is a game of tempo, rhythm, and matchups. Both are games of spacing and flow, more alike than not.

While its not the same kind of run, the equivalency in soccer is when a team camps out in the other teams half for an extended period and develops a few chances in a passage of play. It can last 3 minutes, 5, 10 and teams like Barcelona have done it for entire halves.

Since a goal is immensely harder to score than a basket, many times a team dominates and comes away with nothing but a draw. In soccer, you can win 1-0, decimate the opposition, and just be unlucky in front of goal. In BB, you can miss a few key baskets and make a 21 point lead a 9 point lead in a few minutes. So what... you never really got close, its just a few missed baskets in an otherwise dominant performance.

The point I was trying to make is that SA didnt win by a huge margin, but they dominated the game. They led the whole way, and LA only really got points back when Pop went to the bench. Note that statement... Pop went to the bench... he wouldn't do that in a game where he felt threatened, especially in a game 1.
post #7223 of 27239
When did this guy with the gay ass avatar start posting here?
post #7224 of 27239
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When did this guy with the gay ass avatar start posting here?

Prly a year ago, why do you give a shit?
post #7225 of 27239
I don't, just want you to fuck off already.
post #7226 of 27239
You dont give a shit but yet you ask? Your probably less stupid in real life where you cant hide behind the computer. I could be wrong, though. You might be a dumbass both ways.
post #7227 of 27239
i'm ready to watch the lakers get owned by OKC and uncle fish
post #7228 of 27239
anybody know of an hd stream

i cant tell whether that's the ball or a random pixel
post #7229 of 27239
Says the retard with the avatar of a guy with his ass hanging out.
post #7230 of 27239
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


The point I was trying to make is that SA didnt win by a huge margin, but they dominated the game. They led the whole way, and LA only really got points back when Pop went to the bench.
Note that statement... Pop went to the bench... he wouldn't do that in a game where he felt threatened, especially in a game 1.

Ummm, no they didn't. They traded leads in the first half before the Spurs took it back before the half ended. Again, I ask, what game were you watching? The Spurs didn't lead 8 until there was 3 minutes to go in the half before the Clips cut it to 3 at around the 2 minute mark and that was mainly with the starters from both teams.

Now the Spurs bench is blamed for losing the lead when everyone was clamoring how deep they are?


And to note your statement about Pop going with the bench because he didn't feel "threatened", that he didn't do it because he felt confident? Are you serious? He did it to rest his players. I mean seriously, you really think coaches only bench players because they feel they are not threatened by the other? WTF? Obviously there has to be confidence in your bench but if a coach could play their starting 5 for 48minutes straight like if you were playing NBA 2K, I am pretty sure they would.

And if you say they lost the lead because Pop went to the bench with "confidence", then what kind of confidence did they give Pop since to you, the bench was to blame for the Clips catching up? You contradicting yourself there.

But hey, let's look at the confidence inspiring Spurs bench minutes. Manu played 27min and SJax played 20min, understandable, 6th man candidate and a legit starter. What about the rest? 7min for Bonner, Splitter and Neal with 12min each. In comparison to the Clips bench of Bledsoes 27min, Youngs 20min, Martin 23min and Mos 20min. Hmmmm... which coach had more confidence on their bench by those numbers? Pop didn't felt threatened that he player old Duncan 35min and Parker 38min. In comparison, none of the Clips played more than 30min outside of CP3. By those minutes, it looks like the Spurs starters had to beat the Clips bench. So you can't say the Clips caught up only when the Spurs bench played, Clips secondary team bought them as close as single digits with the starters playing horribly.

What if the Spurs had to exert the same energy and the Clips starter actually play well? What then? If the Clips win, then what, you blame the Spurs for not playing defense or being old instead of giving the Clips the credit?


And Steve said earlier Parker won't play bad again, I can say the same for CP3 so I say that's a wash.



And you talk about bets, I'm only confident in them winning a game or two or having close games but your confident about the series and since the Spurs (#1 seed) is the odds on favorite, how about this. You get $10 if the Spurs win the series but if the Clips win the series then I get $100 and since it's such a long shot for the Clips to win and your so sure the Spurs got this in the bag then it should be easy $10 for you. Deal?
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