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Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2520 on: August 01, 2020, 09:41:06 PM »

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Gotta say, I know its early, but I love having the NBA back!

Hated the idea of pumped in crowd noise, along with music to pump up a non existing crowd in the beginning, but it definitely makes the presentation come off pretty normal.

Thought these bubble games would come off a lot weirder than they are.

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Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2521 on: August 01, 2020, 09:58:40 PM »

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53 points for tj warren
On 20-29 from the floor and 9-12 from 3! A year ago, the Suns dumped Warren + #32 to the Pacers for salary relief + cash considerations! What a steal for the Pacers!

Lol at the Sixers! The Pacers were playing without Sabonis + Brogdon. No disrespect to the Pacers. They are a tough team to play against. It's just that I love hating on the Sixers (and the Fakers and the Knicks for that matter). :P
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Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2522 on: August 01, 2020, 10:35:28 PM »

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Crazy how the Raptors have won 10 straight against the Lakers.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2523 on: August 01, 2020, 10:58:21 PM »

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Lakers down double digits late in the 4th to the Raptors. Don't count out Toronto for another run at the finals just yet.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2524 on: August 01, 2020, 11:00:36 PM »

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Lakers down double digits late in the 4th to the Raptors. Don't count out Toronto for another run at the finals just yet.

Toronto does not have Kawhi Leonard to stop Milwaukee anymore

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« Reply #2525 on: August 01, 2020, 11:04:24 PM »

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Lakers down double digits late in the 4th to the Raptors. Don't count out Toronto for another run at the finals just yet.

Toronto does not have Kawhi Leonard to stop Milwaukee anymore

They may not need him. Their young stars are blossoming. I think people overhype the Bucks anyway. They barely beat a Celtics team with a restricted Kemba and Tatum playing worse than he ever has since probably high school, despite the 9 personal fouls the refs allowed Giannis to have.

Don't sleep on the Raptors. They are for real.

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« Reply #2526 on: August 01, 2020, 11:04:41 PM »

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Kyle Lowry is a beast. Him and OG Anunoby just killing it from deep tonight

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« Reply #2527 on: August 01, 2020, 11:56:58 PM »

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Great to see some Laker weaknesses exposed :)

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2528 on: August 02, 2020, 08:34:57 AM »

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Lakers down double digits late in the 4th to the Raptors. Don't count out Toronto for another run at the finals just yet.

Toronto does not have Kawhi Leonard to stop Milwaukee anymore

They may not need him. Their young stars are blossoming. I think people overhype the Bucks anyway. They barely beat a Celtics team with a restricted Kemba and Tatum playing worse than he ever has since probably high school, despite the 9 personal fouls the refs allowed Giannis to have.

Don't sleep on the Raptors. They are for real.

Yeah, I'm ready to put the Raptors in the group of title favorites with the Bucks, Clippers and Lakers. Such a well coached, balanced and experienced team without glaring weaknesses. Although the Raptors are one of our main rivals it's nice to watch them play.
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« Reply #2529 on: August 02, 2020, 08:45:02 AM »

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53 points for tj warren
On 20-29 from the floor and 9-12 from 3! A year ago, the Suns dumped Warren + #32 to the Pacers for salary relief + cash considerations! What a steal for the Pacers!

Lol at the Sixers! The Pacers were playing without Sabonis + Brogdon. No disrespect to the Pacers. They are a tough team to play against. It's just that I love hating on the Sixers (and the Fakers and the Knicks for that matter). :P

With Sabonis the Pacers could really have made some serious noise in the playoffs. A shame that he's out. They're a good team.

Warren is an underrated player and he was amazing. However Embiid was right up there with 41/21/4/3, 15/23 from the floor, +21 and absolutely dominating the post on both sides of the court, where Turner fouled out in 19 minutes. When Embiid is on he's a very scary player.

That the Pacers were able to win despite that Embiid performance was that when he sat, his backup Horford was garbage (my god, we are lucky he left us) and that Simmons/Milton/Richardson were unable to secure the ball and kept turning it over by the ball pressure of mainly McConnell.
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« Reply #2530 on: August 02, 2020, 09:37:02 AM »

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The Pacers are definitely a feel-good team, but last night's win over the Sixers is pretty terrible for us in terms of playoff match-ups. Maybe I'm crazy, but I would much much much rather play the Pacers in the 1st round than the Sixers.

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« Reply #2531 on: August 02, 2020, 10:42:20 AM »

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The Pacers are definitely a feel-good team, but last night's win over the Sixers is pretty terrible for us in terms of playoff match-ups. Maybe I'm crazy, but I would much much much rather play the Pacers in the 1st round than the Sixers.

Pacers without Sabonis yes. They're incredibly weak on the boards now. Together with the Rockets one of the few teams against which the Celtics have a clear advantage there.

I fear the 76ers because of Joel Embiid. Don't care about Simmons, Richardson, Harris or Horford and I certainly don't think Brett Brown is a great coach, but Embiid is literally and figuratively a big problem.
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« Reply #2532 on: August 02, 2020, 12:32:58 PM »

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The Pacers are definitely a feel-good team, but last night's win over the Sixers is pretty terrible for us in terms of playoff match-ups. Maybe I'm crazy, but I would much much much rather play the Pacers in the 1st round than the Sixers.

Pacers without Sabonis yes. They're incredibly weak on the boards now. Together with the Rockets one of the few teams against which the Celtics have a clear advantage there.

I fear the 76ers because of Joel Embiid. Don't care about Simmons, Richardson, Harris or Horford and I certainly don't think Brett Brown is a great coach, but Embiid is literally and figuratively a big problem.
Luckily the 76ers are one of the few teams who can't really exploit Kanter defensively.
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« Reply #2533 on: August 02, 2020, 01:18:24 PM »

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The Pacers are definitely a feel-good team, but last night's win over the Sixers is pretty terrible for us in terms of playoff match-ups. Maybe I'm crazy, but I would much much much rather play the Pacers in the 1st round than the Sixers.

Pacers without Sabonis yes. They're incredibly weak on the boards now. Together with the Rockets one of the few teams against which the Celtics have a clear advantage there.

I fear the 76ers because of Joel Embiid. Don't care about Simmons, Richardson, Harris or Horford and I certainly don't think Brett Brown is a great coach, but Embiid is literally and figuratively a big problem.

Yeah, I rather the Pacers than the 76ers. Or maybe hope Miami can go on a massive losing streak so we draw them in the first-round. Regardless, if you're not the 1 or 2 seed in the East you will have a tough time in the postseason.

Re: NBA 2019-2020 season thread
« Reply #2534 on: August 02, 2020, 01:22:52 PM »

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I agree with Doc's perspective when he was coach of the Celtics. You have to go through all the good teams at some point during the playoffs, it doesn't really matter what your seeding is.