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Old 05-14-2019, 04:33 AM
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Buck's be tough.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:35 AM
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Giannis is fun to watch.

Bucks vs Warriors will be good. Especially if Durant comes back.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Giannis is fun to watch.

Bucks vs Warriors will be good. Especially if Durant comes back.
My understandings is: if Golden State makes it to the finals both Durant and Cousins should be available.
I really want to see the NBA finals go North of the border, just for that International flavor.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:15 AM
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No matter who Golden State faces, unless there are injuries - it will be a sweep.

They are too good, too deep and well coached.

They have 4 1/2 + All Stars The best the East has is 2 All stars. Not a fair fight.

"But ya neva know" NYS Lottery Slogan and How often do you win the lottery ? about the same chance of beating the Warriors.

You are witnessing a GREAT TEAM not just a very good one. One of the all time greatest !!

Enjoy !
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:40 PM
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At some point it will be Giannis's time. They'd be up 3 /0 if his killer instinct had a lil more maturity. What I love about GS is the are a true team. Many drafted together. They have been together for a while. They aren't some Gm's pieces and parted teams. Lebron had to play out of his mind to get a ring from his u-pick team in Cleveland. I don't think I've seen them ever be as scrappy and relentless as they have been these playoffs. Last year Houston would get a huge lead and GS couldn't seem to make a game of it. This year the warriors have not looked anxious or worried. Down 18 or tied up with 10 seconds left.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:53 AM
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It isn't The Greek Freak's time yet, his inability to shoot is hurting the Bucks

Bucks' weakness finally being exposed

The Bucks' success, for all intents and purposes, is predicated on one thing: Giannis Antetokounmpo being unstoppable going to the rim. Suddenly, that's not the case. Not only is Kawhi defending Giannis straight up in many cases, but Toronto is just walling him off with multiple bodies and, over and over again, Giannis is battering his head against that brick wall. It's making the Bucks' half-court offense borderline unwatchable. This is the problem when you can't shoot. You don't have that release valve. Have a look at what a Western Conference scout told CBS Sports back in November about what he felt was going to be Milwaukee's Achilles heel come deep playoff time:"Nobody can guard Giannis [Antetokounmpo] right now, but when you get a playoff team for seven games in a row, they're going to have five guys basically defending him. Everyone shading, walling him off. He's going to be so frustrated. You just can't barrel through everybody every time in the playoffs."

His time will come, but unless there is a sudden offensive transformation and Middleton shows up, they are in trouble.

There was a point in the game when I thought to myself, wow these two teams are really limited offensively. Leonard is the only special player who can get his own shots, no matter who guards him.

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:03 AM
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I'm glad the finals ended up the way it did.Basketball Finals in Toronto and Canada hasn't had a team in the NHL finals in forever.Go figure..
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Originally Posted by PJJR View Post
It isn't The Greek Freak's time yet, his inability to shoot is hurting the BucksBucks' weakness finally being exposed

The Bucks' success, for all intents and purposes, is predicated on one thing: Giannis Antetokounmpo being unstoppable going to the rim. Suddenly, that's not the case. Not only is Kawhi defending Giannis straight up in many cases, but Toronto is just walling him off with multiple bodies and, over and over again, Giannis is battering his head against that brick wall. It's making the Bucks' half-court offense borderline unwatchable. This is the problem when you can't shoot. You don't have that release valve. Have a look at what a Western Conference scout told CBS Sports back in November about what he felt was going to be Milwaukee's Achilles heel come deep playoff time:"Nobody can guard Giannis [Antetokounmpo] right now, but when you get a playoff team for seven games in a row, they're going to have five guys basically defending him. Everyone shading, walling him off. He's going to be so frustrated. You just can't barrel through everybody every time in the playoffs."

His time will come, but unless there is a sudden offensive transformation and Middleton shows up, they are in trouble.

There was a point in the game when I thought to myself, wow these two teams are really limited offensively. Leonard is the only special player who can get his own shots, no matter who guards him.

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/r...om-nba-finals/
yes sir! I agree. Meanwhile Golden State Makes 3 extra passes and some bench rookie get's a dunk. Or pass and and have it passed right back, re-locate etc. It doesn't seem like the same league. There are times I'd like to see east and west runner ups play for 2nd and third. I just can't see Portland or Denver loosing to either of the east conference champ teams.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:14 PM
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Like they say, reputations are made in the playoffs, as a team if you have any weakness they will be exploited. Milwaukee with their backs against the wall can win in Toronto, not saying they will, however game six should be one heck of a game.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Reel 007 View Post
Like they say, reputations are made in the playoffs, as a team if you have any weakness they will be exploited. Milwaukee with their backs against the wall can win in Toronto, not saying they will, however game six should be one heck of a game.
I hope so! There have been a lot of great games in the playoff's this year. Nothing against kawhi... But after his inability to play for the Spurs because of "injury" I'm not getting a chubbie due to his current "hampered" status. I'm not a Spurs fan but that team would be continuing their legendary franchise run with Kawhi. It will be a good game. Especially if the Bucks coaches are worth a shit.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:58 AM
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So much for the sweep !! ?

Rust or match ups or both !

Good this makes it a little more interesting
Green finally had a good game and Siakam was unconscious.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:44 AM
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Jurassic Park stays winning!
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by FryingDutchman View Post
Jurassic Park stays winning!
Not for long.
I believe GS is the best team still in the playoffs and in the end they will prove that.
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The Rapters looked great on both ends of the floor. I was surprised and impressed by Siakim and Gasol.
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The Rapters looked great on both ends of the floor. I was surprised and impressed by Siakim and Gasol.

Warriors have their hands full with Raptors . Game 2 will be HUGE if the Raptors can pull it off
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:16 AM
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Good game, Klay Thompson's hamstring could decide who is the next champion.
Great to watch the coaching strategies change with and within each game, both teams are adjusting very well.
Series tied 1-1 going back to Oakland. Game 3 will be huge.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:16 PM
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I don't know what happened at half time but for the first 6 qts of the series the raptors looked like the warriors and vice of versa. Then it flipped. The warriors made some big defensive adjustments and Boogies size in the middle was huge against what the Raps were doing on offense. Game 3 will be huge. Thompson's hamstring, Durants return...

Now I've learned about the box and one. The warriors have been adjusting and figuring some things out about the Rap D. I think they will continue with more adjustments against the box and 1 plus the Warriors at home will be more able to exploit that defensive strategy.

Who tF is Nick Nurse and where did he come from??? To my untrained eye his coaching and strategy has been effective and great throughout the playoffs. Go get'em Ron Adams.
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He was Casey's Offensive coach, before that D league Champion and some time in Europe. Started coaching in college, at 23 . Youngest Head coach in the US. He was on PTI and I was very impressed with him, humble, funny and knowledgeable. Nice guy !!
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:40 AM
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A MUST win for the Warriors, Friday. I don’t think Durant can come back and be too efficient at this point.
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They have a chance with Klay back. I don't think they would need much out of Durant. A little on offense and a little on D and they can beat Toronto.
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