NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Nah, it wouldn't be right. I'll give the Spurs it's shine though and to some extent you.



    Plus Lakers still have 16 chips and Spurs has 4, going for 5. It'll be a while before the chips are even. :D
     


  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    MN Laker Chips do not count. :)

    Looked pretty easy tonight.

    Too easy. I think the King is stalking in the weeds.
     


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    idfnl Senior member

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    The refereeing sure didn't make it easy for SA. I saw about 6 bullshit calls that looked intended to help the Heat, there was a foul called on Diaw that was downright comical.

    Spurs were impressive. Their ball movement neutralized the Heat's speed. I had concerns that they wouldn't be able to move the ball well but they did. Just remember how great SA looked in G1 last season against the Thunder, though.

    Still, great start.

    Lead up to Parker's last shot was pretty amazing. Watch his eyes:

    http://www.nba.com/video/channels/p...h-the-lens-parker-buzzerbeater.nba/index.html
     


  4. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Tony Parker has to be the most underrated star in the NBA. I never see his name mentioned as one of the best players.
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am grateful to internet streaming and was able to watch the game last night. SA's defense was very solid and it is not hard to see why they have been having the season they had. The one end of game breakdown, when LBJ cut into the lane and was fouled by Duncan moving in under the basket, is a commonplace occurrence for most teams when guarding James. That it stood out as a defensive breakdown for SA revealed just how good are their rotations. This is a different kind of defense than Indiana played and one that is going to put even more of a premium on ball and off-the-ball movement, which is a Miami weakness. On the offensive end SA's options are a little more limited but about 100% better utilized. They play like a team that knows exactly what it can do and how to take advantage of Duncan's inside game AND range, Parker's movement and speed, team three point shooting and Ginobli's disruptive attacks. If I were a Heat fan, and in many other matchups I would be, I would be very worried that Miami's response will be to try harder rather than play smarter.
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    That was a gut punch of a loss. It still smarts
     


  7. lawyerdad

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    Yep, amazing last shot in a good game. Up until he knocked that shot in, Parker looked completely out of control and befuddled by the defense.
     


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    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Wade Senior member

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    All the heat championships started with a loss in game 1
     


  10. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    LOL
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    if you didn't like that game, you don't like basketball.
    i agree about parker's last shot ... phenomenal. but he should never have gotten in that situation. he's not a natural closer. iirc, he gave the ball away on the possession before as well, dribbling the clock down and then trying to get a jumper. i think leonard is amazing. lebron had a great statistical game, but didn't ever dominate.
     


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    NorCal Senior member

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    was that last night's game? If so how did I miss? crazy



    +1.. definitely not sure why they just let Parker dominate the whole shot clock and run no offensive set ... but he dribbled around like a madman and made one of the most ridiculous, clutch, poised dagger shots I've ever seen. Was watching the game with a friend who grew up in Miami and is as close to an actual Heat fan as I know and even he said that was a phenomenal game. LBJ will come out pissed as hell for Game 2... going to be interesting for sure.
     


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    Maybe Pop read too many Vinnie Del Negro stories on the internet.
     


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    it resulted in a Parker missed shot and was so smooth in execution it either was totally lucky, because the spurs often hit a streaking player down the middle and a player will just throw it like a QB will throw a blind pass to a place in a West Coast Offense, or Manu is a fucking magician/asshole :lol:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    the pass was so smooth and non-chalant that it wasn't probably something manu meant to do. even the announcers didn't notice it.
     


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