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post #7576 of 27250
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

early part of the spurs reminded me of the phrase "the beautiful game". that's just great basketball. i think you guys who are so hard on fish are forgetting he was 5 of 6 last game. i'm the first guy to call him out on his physical limits, but i think brooks is using him as a steadying force. and he does have some history with the spurs, right stevie?

Fish... plug a hole, give a guy a breather, but to make him a member of the rotation? Fuck no.

That 20 mins before the started fouling Splitter was probably the finest team basketball I have ever seen.
post #7577 of 27250
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

I love how stevie's fairweather ass is posting frantically, he all but disappeared mid season and every other playoff run past few years lol8[1].gif

rolleyes.gif Where IS that "sour grapes" smilie?
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

...i think you guys who are so hard on fish are forgetting he was 5 of 6 last game. i'm the first guy to call him out on his physical limits, but i think brooks is using him as a steadying force. and he does have some history with the spurs, right stevie?

+1
post #7578 of 27250
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

early part of the spurs reminded me of the phrase "the beautiful game". that's just great basketball. i think you guys who are so hard on fish are forgetting he was 5 of 6 last game. i'm the first guy to call him out on his physical limits, but i think brooks is using him as a steadying force. and he does have some history with the spurs, right stevie?
Sure does. The little m-fr. It seemed running at him taking the shot disrupted him. Spurs weren't doing that in game 1.
post #7579 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Sure does. The little m-fr. It seemed running at him taking the shot disrupted him. Spurs weren't doing that in game 1.
or at least giving him a good hard stare!
post #7580 of 27250
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That is why VDN never had a chance against the Spurs, he never adapted. Fisher was terrible last night. Missed plenty of shots in the 3rd, hesitated to take open shots in the 4th. There was at least 8minutes left in the game and Brooks stayed with him. Dude is old, slow and outmatched and tired and simply wasn't scoring as Scott hoped, so why keep him in there?

Look at Pop, the Spurs are so good because he can adjust and adapt to the situation on the fly and they have been unstoppable. This isn't the first time Brooks made a mistake, in game 1 he kept Perkins and benched Ibaka. When you can't stop the Spurs from trading baskets with you, then it's time to make a change instead of hoping that Fisher gets a bottle of the fountain of youth from Duncan to save the game for them. That 4th quarter is as bad of a coaching as VDN with the Clippers. There is no defending that kind terrible coaching. Look at Pop, Jackson did so well on Durant in the 4th in game 1 but did he even see a minute in the 4th quarter last night? No because he knows how to choose who goes on the court at the right time.
post #7581 of 27250
Hack a splitter was kind of brilliant especially against pop. Totally killed the spurs momentum. Unfortunately cheesy plays dont really net you the game. And I felt like okc players stopped closing out treys well. There were a few times where they didn't bother. With the lakers they tried so hard to contest every shot.

Maybe that was the strategy? Prevent Parker and ginobli from getting in the paint?
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

And I felt like okc players stopped closing out treys well. There were a few times where they didn't bother. With the lakers they tried so hard to contest every shot.

Maybe that was the strategy? Prevent Parker and ginobli from getting in the paint?

I noticed though that those open 3's, usually Green, are guarded by Fisher. Every time there was an open 3 being taken by Green, you see Fisher trying to catch up. I mean really, Fisher is a key role in those Lakers titles and has been clutch but at this point in his career, he really is just there for the clutch, not play 25minutes and shoot 2-11.
post #7583 of 27250
the ball movement and screen play of the Spurs was picture perfect last night. i don't think the Thunder could have covered everyone if they had 6 men on the floor.
post #7584 of 27250
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

the ball movement and screen play of the Spurs was picture perfect last night. i don't think the Thunder could have covered everyone if they had 6 men on the floor.

That was the case in the first half, if the Spurs played like that all 48min, they'd be undefeated this post season but as indesertum said, hack a Splitter really disrupted their flow and pretty much brought OKC back into the game. They had a big chance, except Pop played chess better than Brooks and eventually he didn't make much adjustment in his line-up and lost.
post #7585 of 27250
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

That was the case in the first half, if the Spurs played like that all 48min, they'd be undefeated this post season

ahem, they ARE undefeated this post season tongue.gif

i do agree about the intentional fouling disrupting their rhythm. but they got most of it back in the 4th quarter and that was more than enough.

i hate to say it, but i'm really starting to feel that whichever East team comes out is going to be a serious underdog
post #7586 of 27250
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

ahem, they ARE undefeated this post season tongue.gif

I meant the whole post season including the finals.
post #7587 of 27250
i know, just poking a little fun

also, it really kills the Thunder when Westbrook goes into hero mode. and the best offensive weapon in the league just hangs out at the 3pt line. and why is KD seemingly ok with it?? would Jordan have let Pippen hog the ball at the end of the game?
post #7588 of 27250
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I think KD is simply being smothered. He is used to walking up a few feet from the 3pt line and knocking down shots but with the Spurs, someone is there to meet him before he could even think about shooting. They are also taking advantage of his small frame and body him here and there, that's why Jackson worked so well guarding him in game 1. When he fakes and drives, he gets trapped too. In the 4th of game 2, the shots that were falling for him were from post up and usually from inside the paint. He just got bullied by Diaw for the most part though.

Westbrook got schooled in the first 3 quarters but it seems like he was the only one scoring in the 4th. No one else stepped up so again he'll get the blame for the loss. They kept setting it up for Durant, you can see at times they would cross the ball to half court and wait for Durant to come and try to get him the ball to create but sometimes, Brooks just has to make a play where Durant runs through screens to create an open shot. Or run a play to get a switch on a smaller guy on Durant where he can just shoot over them. Or just a play that leaves Durant wide open, Spurs is good of a defensive team to leave him open as a mistake.
post #7589 of 27250
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Stern at it again?
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Hornets win draft lottery, will pick No. 1 in NBA

NEW YORK (AP) The New Orleans Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, have won the NBA's draft lottery and the No. 1 pick overall.
The Hornets, after a difficult season in which they traded All-Star Chris Paul, have a shot to add another superstar, with Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis considered the best player available.

The Hornets moved up from the fourth spot, where they had a 13.7 percent chance, to earn the pick.

The Charlotte Bobcats, after the worst season in NBA history, fell to the No. 2 pick. Washington will pick third and Cleveland fell one spot to fourth.


First the Cavs get the 1st pick after his poster boy Lebron screwed them and now the Hornets gets the 1st pick after he screwed the team with the veto on the CP3/Pau trade.
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^ yes very "interesting" isn't it? patch[1].gif
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