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#1 ygoloib  

Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:13 AM

So the playoffs started Saturday and just wondering who you got. My team is preparing for the lottery so from a NBA fan I see west finals with spurs vs grizzlies/warriors (leaning more grizzlies) & east finals cavs/bulls (drose is x-factor) vs hawks. For the finals I got spurs vs cavs.



#2 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 01:12 PM

Not going to make any predictions, but I'm a lifelong Bulls fan. I was extremely happy with the team's performance last night and Rose's play, but it was only one game.

#3 WeaponX2099   You walk on the subway CAGiversary!   5442 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 06:09 PM

Let's go Bulls!! But I'll be okay with a warriors win. They are a very good team. 



#4 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4227 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

Add me to the Bulls train.



#5 Feeding the Abscess   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3251 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 12:56 AM

I see the Spurs winning again, but it's lame that they'll need to depose the Clippers in round 1 in order for that to happen. Far from being one of the best PG of all time, Chris Paul has been one of the best players of all time, and he's getting a bad rap for his teams' postseason performances. 5 of the top 6 players by win shares per 48 minutes:

 

1. MJ - .2505

2. David Robinson - .2502

3. Chris Paul - .2491

4. Wilt - .248

6. LeBron - .2401

 

Notable:

 

8. Magic Johnson - ..2249

13. John Stockton - .2087

41. Kevin Johnson - .1777

62. Steve Nash - .1636

101. Gary Payton - .1483

160. Deron Williams - .1363

 

For further reference, for players who haven't yet played enough games to qualify on the all-time leaderboard for that stat, Steph Curry pulls a .177, Russell Westbrook checks in at .148, Derrick Rose a .123, and Damian Lillard at .138. Chris Paul is not only unquestionably the best PG of the modern era, he's the best PG of all time, and also one of the greatest players of all time.

 

Unfortunately, nobody views him in this light because he's never had a great team around him. This Clippers team is the closest he's had to that, and he gets to face the freaking Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.



#6 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4227 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:15 AM

Nobody likes Chris Paul because he's a nut puncher. :)



#7 MSU_DVM   Let's Go Heat! CAGiversary!   1089 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 April 2015 - 02:13 PM

If Derrick Rose stays healthy the Bulls are going to win the East. Golden State has a pretty good chance to win the west. But I think whoever wins the Clippers/Spurs matchup could give them a hard time in the Conference Finals.



#8 ygoloib  

Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:09 PM

Nobody likes Chris Paul because he's a nut puncher. :)

do you mean the Julius hodge incident when he was at wake forest. I thought I was the only one to remember that



#9 ygoloib  

Posted 23 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

boy that clippers vs spurs series turning into a basketball war (clippers really screwed themselves big time in game 2)



#10 ygoloib  

Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:04 AM

boy that was a but whoopin the bulls but on the bucks, no mercy. they really want them cavs.



#11 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2553 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 02:21 AM

Y'all know who my team is.635298cac67f52eaf12ade9f8e89d94b.jpg

#12 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10745 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2015 - 04:11 AM

Not the Rockets...also without Love Cavs gonna be in trouble

#13 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 12:44 PM

My theory last night was that Thibodeaux left the starters in through 3 and poured it on due to the Bucks obnoxiously celebrating their Game 4 win with streamers and confetti.

#14 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4227 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

My theory last night was that Thibodeaux left the starters in through 3 and poured it on due to the Bucks obnoxiously celebrating their Game 4 win with streamers and confetti.

Probably, but there was a lot of danger in guys getting hurt for no reason by leaving them in, especially Noah.  Either way, that was a stomping.



#15 zyk  

Posted 03 May 2015 - 08:06 AM

Man Spurs vs Clippers was a great series. Too bad the clock guy screwed up, it pretty much killed that play for the Spurs.



#16 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21001 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:09 PM

Mavs over the Cavs in 4.



#17 pitfallharry219  

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:09 PM

Mavs over the Cavs in 4.

I think the Mavs winning would be the greatest comeback in NBA history.



#18 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21001 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:11 PM

I think the Mavs winning would be the greatest comeback in NBA history.

It will be.  Kane is declaring the Mavs get back into the playoffs on Monday.  It is due to the fact no team should have to suffer through Rondo.   



#19 ygoloib  

Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:58 PM

the clippers with that win just opened up the west for either the warriors or grizzles, didn't think the clippers had it in them to pull this off.



#20 MSU_DVM   Let's Go Heat! CAGiversary!   1089 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

Man Spurs vs Clippers was a great series. Too bad the clock guy screwed up, it pretty much killed that play for the Spurs.

They had 1 second to get a shot off though, they didn't lose because of a clock malfunction. They would have had to hit a miracle shot to win the game, the only complaint Spurs fans have is that flop by CP3 late in the 4th.



#21 ygoloib  

Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:42 AM

as the cavs are right now, they don't look like they matchup well with the bulls. drose driving sucking the defense in while he kicks it out for an open shot or does some acrobatic layup shows how important he is. in addition, Houston cant beat a clippers team without chris paul, they might be the remaining pretender (cough raptors cough) in the playoffs.



#22 pitfallharry219  

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 04:55 AM

I bet the NBA is terrified by the thought of a Memphis vs Atlanta Finals matchup.



#23 zyk  

Posted 07 May 2015 - 02:43 AM

Not looking good for the Rockets. They can't stop Blake and Harden has been sub par

 

edit: lol i spoke too soon



#24 CaseyRyback   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24198 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:04 PM

Matt Barnes telling Hardens mom to suck his dick is hilarious.

#25 ygoloib  

Posted 08 May 2015 - 07:52 PM

Charles barkley described the rockets offense perfectly, harden iso at the top of the key (1vs5), jacks up a three or drives hoping to kick out to an open three point shooter or get one of his numerous phantom fouls. yea playing that way wont beat the clipps. if grizzlies can continue to harass the light skin  splash brothers & make shots, it will be a long offseason for the warriors. wizards might be Fuck without wall but series could be a toss up still and can the bulls win more than 1 game against a LeBron team in the playoffs (rose, gasol & butler need to score in the 20's).



#26 soulvengeance   Beating dead horses CAGiversary!   4227 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:49 AM

Man, did Rose call bank on that shot!



#27 ygoloib  

Posted 10 May 2015 - 01:20 AM

that grizzlies defense tho :bow:  :applause:


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#28 zyk  

Posted 10 May 2015 - 01:25 AM

Warriors can't do anything against that defense. They need to run a real offense, some fancy iso play won't get them anywhere vs Memphis.



#29 ygoloib  

Posted 10 May 2015 - 01:29 AM

Warriors can't do anything against that defense. They need to run a real offense, some fancy iso play won't get them anywhere vs Memphis.

plus the grizz's pounding them in the post (zbo & gasol)



#30 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2553 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 01:31 AM

Grizzlies exposing Kerr's offense and their inability to guard the paint.