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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    Last thing then I wait for everyone else's comments.

    I am happy for Kyle Lowry.

    Long time Raptor.  Good for him.
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 7,359
    Wonder how Derozan is feeling today?
    Alright, alright, alright!
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    JK_Livin said:
    Wonder how Derozan is feeling today?
    TOO SOON!
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    Last thing then I wait for everyone else's comments.

    I am happy for Kyle Lowry.

    Long time Raptor.  Good for him.
    I love how he played last night.  I've been hard on him at times,  but total respect with that effort.  Gritty and dirty. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    mrussel1 said:
    Last thing then I wait for everyone else's comments.

    I am happy for Kyle Lowry.

    Long time Raptor.  Good for him.
    I love how he played last night.  I've been hard on him at times,  but total respect with that effort.  Gritty and dirty. 
    The whole playoffs he has been like that.  He came around with his shooting this game though.

    I'd like to know how many charges he got this series?  He took a few from Draymond that were hard.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    mrussel1 said:
    Last thing then I wait for everyone else's comments.

    I am happy for Kyle Lowry.

    Long time Raptor.  Good for him.
    I love how he played last night.  I've been hard on him at times,  but total respect with that effort.  Gritty and dirty. 
    The whole playoffs he has been like that.  He came around with his shooting this game though.

    I'd like to know how many charges he got this series?  He took a few from Draymond that were hard.
    He committed too many fouls in the beginning of the series.  Didn't he foul out game one?  Or was that still Milwaukee?  But yes, his offense came around and he smartened up on defense.  
    Milwaukee must be sick right now.  They could have handled this Warriors team too.  
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    Actually I take that back.. maybe they weren't tough enough on defense.  
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,545
    NBA games are almost unwatchable with all of the fouls. Especially at the very end of the game. It takes ALL of the excitement out of the air in my opinion. 
    Agree and I love basketball. I find the NBA very hard to watch. the end game is ridiculous and i hate the advancing the ball after a timeout rule.  also doesn't help that the finals end at almost midnight in the East. Agree with Adam Silver they have to start these games earlier.

    and not a fan of the shit names they put on the uniforms. the town, the north, rip city. wtf is that?  i guess it's ok for a 3rd jersey but to wear that shit in the finals?  and if golden state is so proud of 'the town' why are they moving across the bay?  
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    pjhawks said:
    NBA games are almost unwatchable with all of the fouls. Especially at the very end of the game. It takes ALL of the excitement out of the air in my opinion. 
    Agree and I love basketball. I find the NBA very hard to watch. the end game is ridiculous and i hate the advancing the ball after a timeout rule.  also doesn't help that the finals end at almost midnight in the East. Agree with Adam Silver they have to start these games earlier.

    and not a fan of the shit names they put on the uniforms. the town, the north, rip city. wtf is that?  i guess it's ok for a 3rd jersey but to wear that shit in the finals?  and if golden state is so proud of 'the town' why are they moving across the bay?  
    I think the NBA oversteered on the fouling.  There are too many touch fouls and the Warriors are the pros at drawing the soft, irrelevant foul, particularly Curry.  I like the advance rule.  I wish college had it.  I love a good buzzer beater attempt.  You'd lose so many big shots if you took away that rule.  
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    pjhawks said:
    NBA games are almost unwatchable with all of the fouls. Especially at the very end of the game. It takes ALL of the excitement out of the air in my opinion. 
    Agree and I love basketball. I find the NBA very hard to watch. the end game is ridiculous and i hate the advancing the ball after a timeout rule.  also doesn't help that the finals end at almost midnight in the East. Agree with Adam Silver they have to start these games earlier.

    and not a fan of the shit names they put on the uniforms. the town, the north, rip city. wtf is that?  i guess it's ok for a 3rd jersey but to wear that shit in the finals?  and if golden state is so proud of 'the town' why are they moving across the bay?  
    I'll take the current jersey over these romper room specials any day...
    Image result for raptors original jersey
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,756
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 14,071
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    Jason P said:
    Stupid announcer asking Kawhi about his contract on live TV at the beginning of the trophy presentation .... 
    And then asking Lowery about Derozan, and then asking Gasol about his former teammates in Memphis. It was cringeworthy. She's horrible but for some reason, she's revered as an NBA reporter/announcer. 
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,604
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.
    No. Per NBA Rule 12, Section V, Paragraph c, he won't be suspended. Suspensions count unsportsmanlike technical fouls only. Excessive timeout is considered a non-unsportsmanlike technical foul.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    Jason P said:
    Stupid announcer asking Kawhi about his contract on live TV at the beginning of the trophy presentation .... 
    And then asking Lowery about Derozan, and then asking Gasol about his former teammates in Memphis. It was cringeworthy. She's horrible but for some reason, she's revered as an NBA reporter/announcer. 
    "Kawhi, you have so much money.  What would you say to all those people struggling at home watching you living large while they live off of assistance from the government?"

    "What kind of ridiculous question can I ask you when, in your most happiest time of playing, winning a championship, I can knock you and your teammates down a few notches?" 

    "It would have been great if she said "Kawhi, what do you say to Popovich now?  Is he your bitch?"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.
    No. Per NBA Rule 12, Section V, Paragraph c, he won't be suspended. Suspensions count unsportsmanlike technical fouls only. Excessive timeout is considered a non-unsportsmanlike technical foul.
    I'm too lazy to google this to see if you are really right or just throwing out numbers, lol.

    You'd have my vote of correct though!
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,747
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.

    I think it’s assessed to the team, but couldn’t find a quick answer on my Google machine.

    Great result for GSW but so don’t want to hear anything about that being a heady play by Green. It was total desperation. Refs should’ve just ignored it, which seems to be an option by reading a few rules summaries.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    DewieCox said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.

    I think it’s assessed to the team, but couldn’t find a quick answer on my Google machine.

    Great result for GSW but so don’t want to hear anything about that being a heady play by Green. It was total desperation. Refs should’ve just ignored it, which seems to be an option by reading a few rules summaries.
    I am giving Green the benefit of the doubt but he most likely did a Webber and not a heads up play.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,747
    Jason P said:
    Stupid announcer asking Kawhi about his contract on live TV at the beginning of the trophy presentation .... 
    And then asking Lowery about Derozan, and then asking Gasol about his former teammates in Memphis. It was cringeworthy. She's horrible but for some reason, she's revered as an NBA reporter/announcer. 

    Gotta have something to talk about after today. Gasol handled it best but yeah, what garbage “reporting”. Fine if somebody wants to ask in a press conference but over the PA when you’re getting your trophies....players are going to give ansafe answer and the talking dickheads are going to speculate on body language and facial expression and everything else. Just dumb.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    DewieCox said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.

    I think it’s assessed to the team, but couldn’t find a quick answer on my Google machine.

    Great result for GSW but so don’t want to hear anything about that being a heady play by Green. It was total desperation. Refs should’ve just ignored it, which seems to be an option by reading a few rules summaries.
    They should have ignored the foul on Leonard with .9 remaining as well.  After they saw the result, swallow your whistle.  Refs do that all the time on potential 'and 1's'.  What a buzzkill that was.  
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    And boy, wasn't Danny Green relieved.  After that turnover, I was certain GS was going to score and win another miracle.  Fitting that Curry missed a pretty wide open shot. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,821
    Congrats to the Raptors.  Kawhi 2 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 2 different teams, 2 different conferences.  No doubt the dude can ball.  Happy for Lowry.
    It's unfortunate that KD was out and Klay went down last night, but as a result this is what happens when you actually have parity in the NBA. Margins of victory in this series: 9, 5, 14, 13, 1, 4.  That's how a Finals should be, not 30 point blowouts either way.
  • Lukin19Lukin19 We The NorthPosts: 445
    WE THE CHAMPS!!!!!
    What a magical ride!!!
    Shame on Doris Burke for trying to rain on the parade.  Expected more from a vet like her.

    NORTH over Everything!!!!

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    Congrats to the Raptors.  Kawhi 2 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 2 different teams, 2 different conferences.  No doubt the dude can ball.  Happy for Lowry.
    It's unfortunate that KD was out and Klay went down last night, but as a result this is what happens when you actually have parity in the NBA. Margins of victory in this series: 9, 5, 14, 13, 1, 4.  That's how a Finals should be, not 30 point blowouts either way.
    Agreed, and the Warriors have had their share of injury fortune.  I'm biased, but remember in 2015 the Cavs lost Love for the year in the Celtics round and Irving broke his kneecap in the finals.  I really hope Durant goes somewhere else so this era can be over and we do get back to competitive western conference and finals.  
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,604
    mrussel1 said:
    Jason P said:
    Fitting that the Warriors dynasty ended (potentially) with a Draymond tech 
    That was the best thing he could have done in that situation actually.  If he doesn't call TO the game ends.  This gave them two chances though, slim and none.
    I forgot that was a tech.  Does that mean he has to sit out the first game of the year?  That puts him at the tech limit. If so, no way the Warriors make the playoffs.
    No. Per NBA Rule 12, Section V, Paragraph c, he won't be suspended. Suspensions count unsportsmanlike technical fouls only. Excessive timeout is considered a non-unsportsmanlike technical foul.
    I'm too lazy to google this to see if you are really right or just throwing out numbers, lol.

    You'd have my vote of correct though!
    To be fair, I did see that in an article about the game.

    But, I did look it up just now.

    https://official.nba.com/rule-no-12-fouls-and-penalties/

    Section 1 defines an excessive technical foul. The section I stated previously basically says that any technical foul not based on bad conduct is a non-unsportsmanlike technical. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    mrussel1 said:
    Congrats to the Raptors.  Kawhi 2 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 2 different teams, 2 different conferences.  No doubt the dude can ball.  Happy for Lowry.
    It's unfortunate that KD was out and Klay went down last night, but as a result this is what happens when you actually have parity in the NBA. Margins of victory in this series: 9, 5, 14, 13, 1, 4.  That's how a Finals should be, not 30 point blowouts either way.
    Agreed, and the Warriors have had their share of injury fortune.  I'm biased, but remember in 2015 the Cavs lost Love for the year in the Celtics round and Irving broke his kneecap in the finals.  I really hope Durant goes somewhere else so this era can be over and we do get back to competitive western conference and finals.  
    Andrew Bogut breaking a foot in the first minute?
  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,705
    refreshing no LeBron

    No GS most likely next year ( terrible reasons why).....lot of teams think they have a much better shot next year

    Houston will fuck it up somehow anyway

    Ill go Kawhi & Clippers vs Anthony Davis & Celtics


  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 18,705
    mrussel1 said:
    Congrats to the Raptors.  Kawhi 2 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 2 different teams, 2 different conferences.  No doubt the dude can ball.  Happy for Lowry.
    It's unfortunate that KD was out and Klay went down last night, but as a result this is what happens when you actually have parity in the NBA. Margins of victory in this series: 9, 5, 14, 13, 1, 4.  That's how a Finals should be, not 30 point blowouts either way.
    Agreed, and the Warriors have had their share of injury fortune.  I'm biased, but remember in 2015 the Cavs lost Love for the year in the Celtics round and Irving broke his kneecap in the finals.  I really hope Durant goes somewhere else so this era can be over and we do get back to competitive western conference and finals.  
    Andrew Bogut breaking a foot in the first minute?
    Roll player.. that's quite different than Love or Irving, an all star.  It's more akin to say... Thompson.  Bogut averaged like 5 ppg that year.  And barely made the floor this playoffs. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,638
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Congrats to the Raptors.  Kawhi 2 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 2 different teams, 2 different conferences.  No doubt the dude can ball.  Happy for Lowry.
    It's unfortunate that KD was out and Klay went down last night, but as a result this is what happens when you actually have parity in the NBA. Margins of victory in this series: 9, 5, 14, 13, 1, 4.  That's how a Finals should be, not 30 point blowouts either way.
    Agreed, and the Warriors have had their share of injury fortune.  I'm biased, but remember in 2015 the Cavs lost Love for the year in the Celtics round and Irving broke his kneecap in the finals.  I really hope Durant goes somewhere else so this era can be over and we do get back to competitive western conference and finals.  
    Andrew Bogut breaking a foot in the first minute?
    Roll player.. that's quite different than Love or Irving, an all star.  It's more akin to say... Thompson.  Bogut averaged like 5 ppg that year.  And barely made the floor this playoffs. 
    That year though he was supposed to be a pivotal role player.

    I thought the Cavs sails were let out by that one.
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