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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    GSW and Rockets G1 was not even a game.  Whomever mentioned above that it's all Harden dribbling then taking a 3 or passing off a grenade to a teammate is right.

    I was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wrong about the Rockets.  The Warriors play solid team basketball.  The rest of the league needs to take notice and the Celts may be on that short list.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,211
    No Coder said:
    Poncier said:
    All those LA bums everybody raved about after one good game after the trade


    The Cavs' mid season acquisitions tonight:


    Hill: 3 points

    Hood: 2 points

    Nance: 0 points

    Clarkson: DNP CD

    That's some fine GM work.

    The have certainly not performed, but I question the Cavs system as more of the problem. For the most part, it's LBJ bouncing a ball with 4 guys standing around waiting for a pass, similar to what Houston referred back to in Game 1 of their series (Harden /Paul with ball and everyone else watching).
     A good team (Boston) will beat that. Cavs should win the next game at home, but Boston's confidence has probably never been higher. Can't see them losing this series now being up 2-0
    I agree with this.  

    When the Cavs have actually played like a team they are lights out but that isn't often... 

    The Celts are playing hungry and as a team and deserve to win against the Cavs.

    Game 2 was over after Lebron got belted.  They would have won that game.  The rest of his team should have stepped up because LBJ was clearly out of it.



    The rest of the team stinks.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    No Coder said:
    Poncier said:
    All those LA bums everybody raved about after one good game after the trade


    The Cavs' mid season acquisitions tonight:


    Hill: 3 points

    Hood: 2 points

    Nance: 0 points

    Clarkson: DNP CD

    That's some fine GM work.

    The have certainly not performed, but I question the Cavs system as more of the problem. For the most part, it's LBJ bouncing a ball with 4 guys standing around waiting for a pass, similar to what Houston referred back to in Game 1 of their series (Harden /Paul with ball and everyone else watching).
     A good team (Boston) will beat that. Cavs should win the next game at home, but Boston's confidence has probably never been higher. Can't see them losing this series now being up 2-0
    I agree with this.  

    When the Cavs have actually played like a team they are lights out but that isn't often... 

    The Celts are playing hungry and as a team and deserve to win against the Cavs.

    Game 2 was over after Lebron got belted.  They would have won that game.  The rest of his team should have stepped up because LBJ was clearly out of it.



    The rest of the team stinks.
    For whatever reason Love gets shit on but he does box out, rebound, passes and can shoot.

    The rest of the team is a disappointment.

    The ball should be passed around with cuts from other players NOT named Lebron James.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,664
    Love is good, but not always consistent.
    Thompson plays hard.
    Korver can shoot but can be exploited bigtime on the defensive end.

    And that's basically it. Occasionally Smith with have a solid game, but the team is really like 2.5-3 bona fide NBA players and a lot of subpar spare parts. None of the 4 mid season acquisitions is very good, they'd have been better off trying to make a run with what they had...Dwyane Wade would have at least shown up in the playoffs and Crowder would give max effort.
    Its probably as bad a supporting cast as LeBron has had since his 2007 finals trip. The trades that Altman thought would help keep LeBron in Cleveland probably will end up having the opposite effect and sealing the deal for his departure.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    Love is good, but not always consistent.
    Thompson plays hard.
    Korver can shoot but can be exploited bigtime on the defensive end.

    And that's basically it. Occasionally Smith with have a solid game, but the team is really like 2.5-3 bona fide NBA players and a lot of subpar spare parts. None of the 4 mid season acquisitions is very good, they'd have been better off trying to make a run with what they had...Dwyane Wade would have at least shown up in the playoffs and Crowder would give max effort.
    Its probably as bad a supporting cast as LeBron has had since his 2007 finals trip. The trades that Altman thought would help keep LeBron in Cleveland probably will end up having the opposite effect and sealing the deal for his departure.
    LBJ sucks as a GM and Lue sucks as a coach.  There I've finally said it...
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 26,199
    Poncier said:
    Love is good, but not always consistent.
    Thompson plays hard.
    Korver can shoot but can be exploited bigtime on the defensive end.

    And that's basically it. Occasionally Smith with have a solid game, but the team is really like 2.5-3 bona fide NBA players and a lot of subpar spare parts. None of the 4 mid season acquisitions is very good, they'd have been better off trying to make a run with what they had...Dwyane Wade would have at least shown up in the playoffs and Crowder would give max effort.
    Its probably as bad a supporting cast as LeBron has had since his 2007 finals trip. The trades that Altman thought would help keep LeBron in Cleveland probably will end up having the opposite effect and sealing the deal for his departure.
    LBJ sucks as a GM and Lue sucks as a coach.  There I've finally said it...
    You mean Lebron sucks as GM and coach?
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,664
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,211
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    Love is good, but not always consistent.
    Thompson plays hard.
    Korver can shoot but can be exploited bigtime on the defensive end.

    And that's basically it. Occasionally Smith with have a solid game, but the team is really like 2.5-3 bona fide NBA players and a lot of subpar spare parts. None of the 4 mid season acquisitions is very good, they'd have been better off trying to make a run with what they had...Dwyane Wade would have at least shown up in the playoffs and Crowder would give max effort.
    Its probably as bad a supporting cast as LeBron has had since his 2007 finals trip. The trades that Altman thought would help keep LeBron in Cleveland probably will end up having the opposite effect and sealing the deal for his departure.
    LBJ sucks as a GM and Lue sucks as a coach.  There I've finally said it...
    You mean Lebron sucks as GM and coach?
    That's funny, yes lol.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.
    Mark Jackson has known to be wrong a few times in his life and this is definitely one of those times.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,211
    edited May 16
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,211
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
    I never took much stock in John Tesh and his musical chops...
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,211
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
    I never took much stock in John Tesh and his musical chops...

    How much stock do you put in sarcasm?
    chinese-happy.jpg
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,388
    GSW and Rockets G1 was not even a game.  Whomever mentioned above that it's all Harden dribbling then taking a 3 or passing off a grenade to a teammate is right.

    I was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wrong about the Rockets.  The Warriors play solid team basketball.  The rest of the league needs to take notice and the Celts may be on that short list.
    I'd throw the 76ers on that list too. I heard announcers saying late in the season the 76ers made more passes other then the GSW(I never looked it up). Not sure if they finished #2 or not but either way the 76ers do pass the ball around.

    Will one of these Series go beyond 5 games? 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
    I never took much stock in John Tesh and his musical chops...

    How much stock do you put in sarcasm?
    Hahahaha. I thought u were serious Hahahaha. There are tesh nuts out there, lol. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    cutz said:
    GSW and Rockets G1 was not even a game.  Whomever mentioned above that it's all Harden dribbling then taking a 3 or passing off a grenade to a teammate is right.

    I was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wrong about the Rockets.  The Warriors play solid team basketball.  The rest of the league needs to take notice and the Celts may be on that short list.
    I'd throw the 76ers on that list too. I heard announcers saying late in the season the 76ers made more passes other then the GSW(I never looked it up). Not sure if they finished #2 or not but either way the 76ers do pass the ball around.

    Will one of these Series go beyond 5 games? 
    Yes. Cavs will bounce back and blow their load and fall off in the finals. 
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,726
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
    I never took much stock in John Tesh and his musical chops...

    How much stock do you put in sarcasm?
    Hahahaha. I thought u were serious Hahahaha. There are tesh nuts out there, lol. 
    I've posted this somewhere before, but here you go!


  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,323
    Rockets listen to all you guys..Harden and Paul, 43 points, the rest 84..
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 11,323
    MVP - James Harden

    ROY - Jason Tatum

    IOY - Viktor Oladipo

    DOY - Rudy Gobert    haven't see him too much but i have heard the best for him

    6thOY - have no idea

    COY - Brad Stevens
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.

    I miss the days when NBC had the NBA. 
    I am just OK with miller.  I do like Webber though. 

    I miss Craig Sager...

    Much better opening montage/music on NBC too. John Tesh is a musical genius.
    I never took much stock in John Tesh and his musical chops...

    How much stock do you put in sarcasm?
    Hahahaha. I thought u were serious Hahahaha. There are tesh nuts out there, lol. 
    I've posted this somewhere before, but here you go!


    Oh man this is hysterical!!! See Juggler I told u there were Tesh nuts out there!!!
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 13,281
    I'm very upset with the ROckets.  How dare you not get swept...

    I'll be shocked if they win another...
  • lastexit78lastexit78 Posts: 474
    I'm very upset with the ROckets.  How dare you not get swept...

    I'll be shocked if they win another...
    If Curry can't start playing like Curry they'll win at least one more. With that said there is ZERO chance Tucker, Gordon & Ariza all play that well again. If any of them surpass their totals from last night in another game I'd be shocked. Warriors defense was completely oblivious last night. With that said Houston played great and even had the Warriors played at their optimal level I think they might have still come up short.
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 906
    23scidoo said:
    MVP - James Harden

    ROY - Jason Tatum

    IOY - Viktor Oladipo

    DOY - Rudy Gobert    haven't see him too much but i have heard the best for him

    6thOY - have no idea

    COY - Brad Stevens
    I agree with every pick but Tatum for ROY- it's voted on regular season only, so he's not even top 2 on that one. 

    Williams will probably win 6th man, which is a bullshit award anyway. They only give it to the highest point scorer off the bench.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.


    you are such a carmudgeon.

    who does the local broadcast for the sixers? I bet they’re terrible.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,664
    Wobbie said:
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.


    you are such a carmudgeon.

    who does the local broadcast for the sixers? I bet they’re terrible.

    Its Roger Staubach and Barry Bonds, and they do suck.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 23,695
    Poncier said:
    Wobbie said:
    Poncier said:
    But Mark Jackson told us last night Lue was a great coach.

    Jackson is horrible. I pretty much hate all of the NBA tv guys
    I love Van Gundy and Mark team up.  Oh man.

    I've mixed thoughts on Ryan Rucco...
    I think Van Gundy is annoying too. Then you have Chris Weber and Reggie Miller over on TNT. Horrible.


    you are such a carmudgeon.

    who does the local broadcast for the sixers? I bet they’re terrible.

    Its Roger Staubach and Barry Bonds, and they do suck.

    I’m more of a troy aikman guy :wink:
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,608
    3 days off between games for both series.  NBA is the worst.
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