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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    NBA Finals Game 3 Preview: History favors tonight's winner - CBSSports.com

    winner of game three wins the series 92.3% of the time in the 2-3-2 era (12 out of 13 times).
     
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    That's crazy! I don't put a lot of value in these type of statistics but this one is just too good to ignore.

    Seeing this blowout was like watching PBF get knocked down in Round 5. :slayer:
     
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    I loved that. Here it is in detail.

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    Am I the only one that things Lebron looks exhausted?
     
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    Ha. Sounds like 99% of my joaks . . .
     
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    In place of whom? He doesn't have Bosh's outside shot, which means you can't space the floor as well and create room for the Heat's perimeter players to drive the lane. As far as offensive punch, he's a good finisher around the rim but he really only gets those shots off double-teams or the interior defense collapsing on a driver - he's generally not going to be able to create his own shot. And at least last night, there were a number of occasions where he seemed to be a step late on defense, allowing Spurs players to get to the rim consistently.
     
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    Speaking of a step late on D, Wade was just awful on D last night. Seemed like half the open 3s were him gambling off his man or just getting lost. How many games does it take to realize you need to stick to Neal on the perimeter?
     
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    I haven't taken the time to look at the conspiracy theorist comments on espn.com or wherever. Is the current theory that Stern will instruct the refs to send LBJ and Wade to the free throw line at least 15 times in Game 4?
     
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    News is Parker as a slight strain of the hamstring. Day to day.

    Regarding Birdman, he's not fit enough to play more minutes, I don't recall him ever really playing big minutes in his career. He'd be gassed if he played more than 20 and then less than useless. Anyway LD is right, he'll never create a shot or get a play called, he'd just be a butt plug taking up space getting an occasional tip in or easy dunk. And Haslem is not much better, but he can at least drop a 10 footer.

    You'd think with all this firepower, the heat would at least have a legitimate center that could use the paint.

    Ha ha, Gibonious, I think it was Wade that bit on that Manu fake that allowed him to dunk.

    Regarding Stern. Must say, this has been the cleanest finals basketball I've ever seen. You just can't find fouls to call. Leonard has been as good as Butler was on Lebron, maybe even better, and super clean.
     
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    Stern tells James after the game: "You gotta at least drive to the hoop for us to make calls for you."
     
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    Refs tried to get Duncan in foul trouble, there was that one play where Haslem was elbowing him non-stop and he is the one that got the foul. :lol:




    Wade was awful on offense too, he's had those 5-8 feet hook/floaters that doesn't even hit the rim, simply terrible. Lebron must cringe every time he has to pass the ball to Wade these days, he did kind of keep them in the game in the first half but geez, dude is just out of this whole post season.


    Also, Heat needs more flops. Stern will reimburse LBj the fees.
     
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  15. Neo_Version 7

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    Mike Miller can't do it alone.
     
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    Miller was wet last night, sadly no one else showed up for the Heat.


    Neal & Green was wet last night too, they just couldn't miss. Pop would have exploded if they missed some of those crazy long 3pointers. Greens has been good the whole psot season though so no surprise there.
     
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    man, that kid has made me a believer. he has an awesome fundamental game. not a lot of show, but watch how often he ends up around loose balls or grabbing offensive rebounds. and his defense on lebron has been solid (helped out a lot by the slump, no doubt). and tiago splitter, too, unfortunate occurences notwithstanding [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    I will more than enjoy watching him try!
     
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    :) at Metta explaining how he feels about LBJ:

    "So, as a fan, sometimes to see LeBron not take over, I'm kind of like, 'Come on, let's do it.' His pops went to jail with my older brother. My brother spent 10 years in jail, they were locked up together. I'm a fan of LeBron, so I always want to see him do well and sometimes I'm like, 'Step it up! Start playing.'
     
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    Yeah, i understand that Birdman is not really capable to create a play all by himself, the problem is though that [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, clean, sans-serif]Bosh's shot is off, similar to Ginobli's, really. However, Heat has no chance against Spurs if they try to use mostly the perimeter players. Spurs has more good perimeter players and they manage quite well to take the sting out of LBJ. Miller is not fit enough either to last more than 20-25 minutes and Allen is getting too old for the game tempo. Pacers have been shit at perimeter play so there Heat eventually wore them down by creating space and moving ball around. Against the Spurs they need to attack the paint very aggressively and just drive forward, They are good at allowing only few turnovers and offensive rebounds. The Heat is better at driving to the hoop with bodies while Spurs is better by moving the ball around and creating the opening this way, but of course there is a higher risk of turnover the more you pass around.[/FONT]

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