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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. phreak

    phreak Senior member

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    they had the heat as favorites to win it all. yeah, they know their shit.

    fwiw the line did move from 2-1(?) within a few days to a more reasonable number. Odds can get skewed from the 'real' number for a few reasons. An example being hype on big stories/popular teams ex. Jets and Heat this year. That's a different discussion though
     
  2. embowafa

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    They're issued weekly. Make hay in the playoffs when shit counts.

    FTFY.
     
  3. yooalreadyknow

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    The Heat may still win it all...



    Highly unlikely though. They will obviously be better by the end of the season but won't even make it to the finals.
     
  4. Steve B.

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    Highly unlikely though. They will obviously be better by the end of the season but won't even make it to the finals.

    FWIW when they announced the deal I wondered how they would cut the ball 3 ways. D-Wade's gotta be tired about hearing about LeBron.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Damn. great game last night between the Lakers and Clippers. I was actually going with the Clips hoping they'd win and they were so close too. Fisher in his damn clutchness. Clips put up a great fight though.


    And on our fantasy league news, stupid reports are pissing me off. They said Aaron Brook would return soon so I didn't pick up Lowry and now this is the second week he is killing me. I should have just picked him up when I had the chance, stupid Yahoo reports!
     
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    I didn't see a single great game by any player not named Shannon Brown (and Ron Artest in the last minute).

    2 Q's....why the f*** would the Clippers, with <24 seconds left in the game, initiate a play that leaves FIFTEEN SECONDS ON THE CLOCK for one of the greatest closers in history? 2nd question....I know the focus was on Kobe, but REALLY? A last second LAYUP?!? Yikes.

    Clips are a fun team to watch, but boy is their closing out of games just god awful. Seeing Vinny Del Negro look all impotent on the sidelines doesn't do much for my confidence either. Even when they were down by 12 in the 4th, I had no doubt the Lakers would win it.
     
  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    It was pretty good game for Blake and Gordon. They made mistakes but they really rallied that team to these close games. They always to be right there with teams but can't just quite get over that hump... yet.

    That last second lay-up was, well, luck. It is Fisher, dude can't make a lay-up to save his life but he managed to make that floater over Jordan (literally an inch or two from blocking that ball) with a fraction of a second left when it left his hand. The Clips denied Kobe the ball, prevented a jump shot by Fisher and that is all they could hope for really, they actually defended that last play well.
     
  8. thats.mana

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    And on our fantasy league news, stupid reports are pissing me off. They said Aaron Brook would return soon so I didn't pick up Lowry and now this is the second week he is killing me. I should have just picked him up when I had the chance, stupid Yahoo reports!


    I was a bit hesitant to pick him up, glad I did tho. I also wondered why he was still available when I went looking.
     
  9. embowafa

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    It was pretty good game for Blake and Gordon. They made mistakes but they really rallied that team to these close games. They always to be right there with teams but can't just quite get over that hump... yet. That last second lay-up was, well, luck. It is Fisher, dude can't make a lay-up to save his life but he managed to make that floater over Jordan (literally an inch or two from blocking that ball) with a fraction of a second left when it left his hand. The Clips denied Kobe the ball, prevented a jump shot by Fisher and that is all they could hope for really, they actually defended that last play well.
    I was referring to the Lakers when it came to a 'well played game'. Griffin and Gordon were good and fun to watch...but they definitely BOTH messed up on that last turnover. Lazy pass, lazy boxout, and un-lazy Ron Artest made that happen. You know what would have helped them defend that last shot more? If there were 0 seconds left in the game for the Lakers to run a play. They left 15 entire seconds on the clock! I've never seen a team run a <24 second end of game play and leave that much time on the clock. As for D Fish....that's just him...he's one of those guys who will miss 3, 4, 5 shots in a game but make that ONE that counts. At this point, we shouldn't even be surprised.
     
  10. RFX45

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    You know what would have helped them defend that last shot more? If there were 0 seconds left in the game for the Lakers to run a play. They left 15 entire seconds on the clock! I've never seen a team run a <24 second end of game play and leave that much time on the clock.

    I'm confused, which play were you talking about? IIRC, Clips were down by 1 and thats when they had to score so when they got the opportunity they did, when Gordon drove and dropped it to Jordan for the dunk. Next play was Lakers ball and Kobe dribbling around and Gordon fouls him with 3 seconds left. That's how I remember it and if the Clips had to capitalize and score, thats what they had to do, you can't pass up that chance. It might have been a bigger risk if they waited for the clock to run, the Laker defense set and not get up a shot or get a bad look. Considering they had a foul to give, they did the right thing I think since they can foul and and make it harder for the Lakers to make the final shot, which Fisher did anyways. [​IMG]
     
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    I was a bit hesitant to pick him up, glad I did tho. I also wondered why he was still available when I went looking.

    I dropped him because I knew Brooks would be coming back soon. Even though he's still playing great and is getting the minutes right now, I don't mind that I dropped him because he's only a short term option.
     
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    ^^ true but I think I dropped nick young for him so I can't complain. And Steph Curry[​IMG]
     
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    Too bad the Spurs don't attract the same national attention as the media darlings. I attend or watch on local tv every game. They are simply rolling over almost everyone they play. It's a massacre.
     
  14. embowafa

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    I'm confused, which play were you talking about? IIRC, Clips were down by 1 and thats when they had to score so when they got the opportunity they did, when Gordon drove and dropped it to Jordan for the dunk. Next play was Lakers ball and Kobe dribbling around and Gordon fouls him with 3 seconds left. That's how I remember it and if the Clips had to capitalize and score, thats what they had to do, you can't pass up that chance. It might have been a bigger risk if they waited for the clock to run, the Laker defense set and not get up a shot or get a bad look. Considering they had a foul to give, they did the right thing I think since they can foul and and make it harder for the Lakers to make the final shot, which Fisher did anyways. [​IMG]

    Yeah...that's the one. Yeah, they had the shot and I guess you take it if it's there, BUT I just can't remember a time when any team didn't put their play maker at the top of the key and had him dribble until about 8-7sec left on the clock for the game winner.

    Maybe you're right....the foul to give does sort of change the dynamic.
     
  15. eddievddr10

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    ding! ding! ding!
    how bout dem knicks!i think were a carmelo anthony and a solid big man away from contending
    Amare for MVP so far.
     
  16. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    [​IMG] This dude tried to dunk from the free throw line in the game.
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    Yeah...that's the one. Yeah, they had the shot and I guess you take it if it's there, BUT I just can't remember a time when any team didn't put their play maker at the top of the key and had him dribble until about 8-7sec left on the clock for the game winner.

    Maybe you're right....the foul to give does sort of change the dynamic.


    I've seen it several times, like some wants to depend on their defense or if the lane just open up like it did for the Clips. Or they just want more time in case they miss they can play the fouling game, it gives them more chance to win than a single shot.
     
  18. mikey34

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    [​IMG] At Mcgee trying to dunk from the free throw line when your team is getting whooped on by the worst team in the L.
     
  19. mikey34

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    how bout dem knicks!i think were a carmelo anthony and a solid big man away from contending
    Amare for MVP so far.


    A carmelo anthony and a solid big is a lot to get haha but I get what your saying. Amare has been looking real good this season and I'm impressed. Let's just hope he can keep it up and stay healthy since I just traded Kevin Durant in 2 of my leagues for a combo of amare & tony parker and amare & aaron brooks.
     
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    Yeah...that's the one. Yeah, they had the shot and I guess you take it if it's there, BUT I just can't remember a time when any team didn't put their play maker at the top of the key and had him dribble until about 8-7sec left on the clock for the game winner.

    Maybe you're right....the foul to give does sort of change the dynamic.


    I've seen it several times, like some wants to depend on their defense or if the lane just open up like it did for the Clips. Or they just want more time in case they miss they can play the fouling game, it gives them more chance to win than a single shot.

    If you're down by 1 but have the last shot, you want to take it somewhat early so you have a chance to crash the boards and get another play. [​IMG]

    Unless I read the situation wrong, I didn't watch the game
     

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