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NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-16-2018 10:54 PM

You watching MS and koko?

The Celtics and the Rockets are looking good.

This year’s finals might not be another Warriors / Cavs showdown.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-22-2018 12:08 PM

The Warriors and the Cavs have come back strong.

West
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Steph Curry got his groove back on Sunday and the Warriors beat the Rockets by 41 points. Iggy, Klay, and Durant are fun to watch, as is James Harden for the Rockets.

Harden is the front runner for league MVP, to be announced June 25. He deserves it, in my opinion.

Chris Paul is a great player too. I loved him with the Clippers and he's been a big asset to the Rockets. On Sunday, the Warriors really neutralized him though. I'm anxious to see how he does tonight.

The series is now 2 - 1 Warriors with game 4 going down tonight.

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The Cavs / Celtics series is tied 2 - 2.

LeBron got around Terry Rozier all night long in game 4 and the Cavs won by 11 to tie the series.

Games 5 takes place tomorrow night.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - Midwest Spy - 05-22-2018 02:21 PM

HotD, I really don’t mean to ignore you... but can you blame folks around the country (minus Bay Area and Ohio) for their apathy?

It’s a 2 team league and very boring for the rest of us.

I played today (at 51 years and 10 months) and can still knock down 3’s (college range) and pull up 18 footers off the dribble.

I love basketball, just wish the NBA wasn’t so predictable.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-22-2018 02:32 PM

No worries MS. I understand.

It would be kinda cool if the Rockets and/or Celtics made it to the championship series.

It could happen.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - Midwest Spy - 05-22-2018 04:03 PM

(05-22-2018 02:32 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  No worries MS. I understand.

It would be kinda cool if the Rockets and/or Celtics made it to the championship series.

It could happen.

I agree.

However, after that 41 point beatdown the Dubs put on Houston, and the C’s feeling the noose tighten, it would seem doubtful.

My dilemma, as a fan of the NBA, is who do I pull for when GS-CLE happens for a 4th consecutive year??!!

Probably CLE, since they are nowhere near as stacked as GS, but donhave arguable the best of all time on their side.

When the Warriors are humming, like they were the other night, they are unstoppable. I don’t see HOU, CLE or BOST being able to beat them 4 times in a 7 game series.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-22-2018 04:45 PM

Yeah, I think the Warriors are virtually unbeatable if they're in the groove and everyone stays healthy. But, you're right -- even if not EVERYONE stays healthy, there's still enough versatile talent on hand to make a series victory very challenging for the competitor.

But.............James Harden is really outstanding most of the time and you never know. An upset could happen.

I do agree it's more likely that the Celtics could beat the Cavs in this series and make it to the championship. The Cavs aren't smoking the Celtics, even when Kyrie and Gordon Hayward aren't on the court.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - Midwest Spy - 05-22-2018 06:19 PM

Harden is a beast, and probably the hardest person to guard 1 on 1 in the league.

Overplay his jumper, and he’ll take you to the rack. Ask him to shoot from 3? He welcomes it.

I read he made something like 188 ‘step-back 3’s’ this season.

That shot is unguardable, even with a taller defender on him.

He’s well-spoken and carries himself professionally.

He’ll win MVP this year, but I don’t believe he has enough around him to beat GS.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-22-2018 11:14 PM

Harden is proving you right tonight MS. He's all over it. This is an exciting game. Three point lead for Houston with only minutes left on the game clock and Curry at the free throw line.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-22-2018 11:34 PM

Well, the Warriors lost a playoff game at home -- for the first time since the 2016 season. Great final quarter comeback for the Rockets.

So, the series is tied 2 to 2.

And, we have to play in Houston for game 5.


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - Midwest Spy - 05-23-2018 01:27 AM

Well, leave it to me to jinx the Dubs and declare they’re unbeatable.

lol


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-23-2018 01:23 PM

(05-23-2018 01:27 AM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  Well, leave it to me to jinx the Dubs and declare they’re unbeatable.

lol

I think you planted the infamous 'MS kiss of death' on us, on purpose! hah


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-23-2018 01:41 PM

This is very cool.

The Rockets are giving free tickets for tomorrow night's game to 300 Santa Fe High School seniors as part of their community support efforts.

The team will also conduct a pre-game memorial to honor the deceased victims and pay tribute to the first responders and survivors.

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/5/23/17384036/rockets-santa-fe-high-school-game-5-tickets


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - Midwest Spy - 05-23-2018 01:45 PM

(05-23-2018 01:23 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote:  
(05-23-2018 01:27 AM)Midwest Spy Wrote:  Well, leave it to me to jinx the Dubs and declare they’re unbeatable.

lol

I think you planted the infamous 'MS kiss of death' on us, on purpose! hah

When Houston won last night, it was the first thing I thought.

Dang, I’m powerful!

If I could’ve only had something back in the day that would’ve had the ladies walk up to me and say ‘Tske me now!’


RE: NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS 2018 - HairOfTheDog - 05-24-2018 12:48 AM

I didn't get to see tonight's game, but just saw the recap.

The Celtics beat the Cavs by 13 in Boston. Rookie Jayson Tatum was a great acquisition for Boston. They've got some good young talent on the roster.

Charles Barkley has the Celtics beating the Cavaliers in 7. I'm anxious to see if the Celtics can keep it up when the series heads back to Cleveland on Friday.