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Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1245 on: May 06, 2021, 02:58:14 PM »

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No one wants any part of the Wizards in the postseason. They could beat anyone....
In the play-in games sure.  But barring injury, don't see them challenging any of the top teams in a 7 games series
I think they'd give Brooklyn a real headache.  Beal and Westbrook would make Kyrie and Harden work their butts off on D and considering that's not what they like doing, they'll have a field day against Brooklyn.  Question is whether anyone else in Wash would be able to step their games on offense to make the rest of Brooklyn work.  Boston's really the only other team I see in the East that has the personnel to make Brooklyn really work on defense.  That's really the key to beating them in a series.

When you say Boston has the personnel to make Brooklyn work on defense, do also think Boston has a chance to win too? Brooklyn is the one team I don't want to see the Celtics play. Brooklyn is 3-0 against Boston, and in not one of those games have Kyrie, Durant, and Harden played together.

I'm with you -- I'd rather not face Brooklyn in the first round.  I do think that we can beat them, and likely we'll ultimately have to if we want to make a return trip to the conference finals, but our defense has been way too inconsistent this year for me to think it would be a good matchup.  Maybe we can clean up our defense in the first round of the playoffs, because fingers crossed that the combination of off days, practices, and playoff intensity can create some level of consistency that has been lacking all season.  But I'd like at least a round against some other opponent, even the Bucks or the Sixers, before I face the Nets.

Brooklyn is the only team I would dread facing. If healthy I can’t see us winning more than 1 game. They kind of own us this season.

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1246 on: May 06, 2021, 09:10:33 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1247 on: May 06, 2021, 10:07:49 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost. 

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1248 on: May 06, 2021, 10:33:51 PM »

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Hawks lose tonight. They have two upcoming games at home against the Wizards and then two essentially guaranteed victories at home against the Magic and Rockets.

The Celtics can probably only afford to lose one more game -- or have the Knicks do absolutely horribly on their West Coast trip -- in order to get a #4 or #5 seed.

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« Reply #1249 on: May 06, 2021, 10:38:02 PM »

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ATL lost and is now tied in the loss column with the Cs, but up 2 in the win column. CHI (We'll get them in a B2B) beat CHA who in the 8th slot now has three more losses than us. Barring a collapse, we'll finish no worse than 7th.

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« Reply #1250 on: May 06, 2021, 10:54:59 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost.
This made me laugh
Trade Smart & Kemba

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1251 on: May 06, 2021, 10:56:05 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost.
This made me laugh
Not as much as Kyrie airballing a layup in crunch time.
2020 Celticsstrong No-Top 10 Histrorical Draft:
PG: Tim Hardaway Sr. / Jrue Holiday / Sam Cassell
SG: Joe Dumars / Danny Ainge / Šarūnas Marčiulionis
SF: Alex English / Jamaal Wilkes / Bruce Bowen
PF: Cliff Robinson / Maurice Lucas / Robert Horry
C: Moses Malone / Mehmet Okur / Truck Robinson

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« Reply #1252 on: May 06, 2021, 10:57:03 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost.
This made me laugh
Not as much as Kyrie airballing a layup in crunch time.
Gonna have to find a video of this for sure! Sounds fantastic
Trade Smart & Kemba

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« Reply #1253 on: May 06, 2021, 11:01:33 PM »

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Rondo is really good.

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1254 on: May 06, 2021, 11:02:06 PM »

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Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost.
This made me laugh
Not as much as Kyrie airballing a layup in crunch time.
Gonna have to find a video of this for sure! Sounds fantastic
https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/n6nnrm/highlight_kyrie_airballs_a_wide_open_layup/
2020 Celticsstrong No-Top 10 Histrorical Draft:
PG: Tim Hardaway Sr. / Jrue Holiday / Sam Cassell
SG: Joe Dumars / Danny Ainge / Šarūnas Marčiulionis
SF: Alex English / Jamaal Wilkes / Bruce Bowen
PF: Cliff Robinson / Maurice Lucas / Robert Horry
C: Moses Malone / Mehmet Okur / Truck Robinson

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« Reply #1255 on: May 06, 2021, 11:15:09 PM »

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Clippers clapping the Lakers right now. If this was the first-round matchup in the West, I hope they bury the purple/yellow and make LeBron jump ship


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Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1256 on: May 07, 2021, 12:40:35 AM »

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Anthony Davis got back spasms and didn't return, while the Clippers disemboweled the Lakers tonight. Crazy


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Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1257 on: May 07, 2021, 12:55:01 AM »

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Rondo is really good.
He's been really solid for the Clippers. Best he's looked since he was in New Orleans.

Brooklyn playing exciting ball vs Mavericks...

LOL at everyone that thought Blake Griffin was cooked. The guy tanked his way to Brooklyn.
And they lost.
This made me laugh
Not as much as Kyrie airballing a layup in crunch time.
Gonna have to find a video of this for sure! Sounds fantastic
https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/n6nnrm/highlight_kyrie_airballs_a_wide_open_layup/
Somehow better than I imagined it would be. How is that even possible for someone with his skills??
Trade Smart & Kemba

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1258 on: May 07, 2021, 12:57:35 AM »

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Anthony Davis got back spasms and didn't return, while the Clippers disemboweled the Lakers tonight. Crazy

Lakers are at Portland tomorrow for what probably decides who gets 6th vs. 7th.  Winner goes up a game and has the tiebreaker with 5 to go.

Re: NBA 2020-2021 Season Thread
« Reply #1259 on: May 07, 2021, 08:51:27 AM »

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Anthony Davis got back spasms and didn't return, while the Clippers disemboweled the Lakers tonight. Crazy

Lakers are at Portland tomorrow for what probably decides who gets 6th vs. 7th.  Winner goes up a game and has the tiebreaker with 5 to go.
always root for a Laker loss but this one would be extra sweet