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

lol

Unfuckingbelievable. Right now, I'm hating on you big time, you cursed jinxman!

Since your death kiss was planted, we lost our first playoff game at home since 2016 and we lost back to back playoff games for the first time since 2016 as well.

I'll stop blaming you by tomorrow though and shift the blame/credit to the Rockets, where it really belongs. ')

These conference finals are turning out to be way more exciting than anticipated. Both the Warriors and the Cavs are down a game headed into Game 6.





05-25-2018 12:09 AM
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I nearly had a stroke watching the ECF game 5. Good Lord. I'm now convinced Ty Lue is a fucking moron.





05-25-2018 01:40 AM
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(05-25-2018 01:40 AM)koko Wrote:  I nearly had a stroke watching the ECF game 5. Good Lord. I'm now convinced Ty Lue is a fucking moron.

I felt the same way watching last nights WCF game 5. We were so sloppy and blew some opportunities to tie or win the game in the final seconds.

I love coach Kerr though.

Anyway, good luck tonight koko. It's a home game for the Cavs, so I'm betting they're gonna take it and tie up the series.





05-25-2018 01:29 PM
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Boston is going to be ready at home tomorrow. So I'm nervous.

Kinda sucks to not have Kevin Love...but he also hasn't been playing his best lately, so.. meh. Hopefully he is fine in a few days ?

Korver and Nance both NEED to see more minutes. And JR Smith may need to see fewer of them. Unless he visits his barber before the game...seems to play better when he's got a fresh line up. I think Jose Calderon needs to see more playing time too, especially if JR isn't doin so hot.

Have either of you seen Cedi Osman play?





05-26-2018 07:23 PM
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We're at home tonight for WCF game 6, thankfully. I think (hope) we'll pull out a win if we don't get sloppy in the final minutes like we did last game.

Iggy had been playing great through the series; he's such a cool person and a pro on the court. He was out the last two games with a bruised knee bone and I think that was a factor in our back-to-back losses. I've been checking throughout the day to see if he'd be released to play tonight. Just saw that he'll be out for tonight's game too. :(

I've seen very little of Cedi Osman because I didn't catch much of the regular season. But, he's a cutie and from the little I've seen, he has really good court sense and timing for a rookie; one to watch.





05-26-2018 08:05 PM
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Klay and Draymond. 109

LeBron and Steph were both on fire to keep their teams from getting eliminated in game 6 too.

Sucks for the Rockets that Chris Paul is out with another hamstring injury. Iggy might not be able to play in game 7 for the Warriors. Kevin Love is iffy for the Cavs.

I feel bad for the rookies who get thrown in to guard Harden and Curry, but what a learning experience.

Anyway, for the first time since 1979.......both the ECF and WCF go to 7 games. The Cavs are in Boston on Monday and the Warriors are in Houston on Tuesday.





05-26-2018 11:26 PM
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ECF game 7 is actually tonight (sunday) at 8:30 (eastern time)

Gonna be a lil bit of a dick here but damn last time both conference finals went to 7, I wasn't even born. Parents hadn't even met yet lol.

Yeah HotD. Cedi is great for such a youngster. His effort reminds me of my most beloved (yes, still lol) Anderson Varejao. Very different players but he's got that hustle. Similar to Dellavedova in that way too. I'd like to see him get a little more time.

I have so much respect for Klay Thompson. I love the attitude that comes with his play, even on nights where he outscores Steph and KD. He just plays. Somehow stays so humble (at least from what we see on the court, sidelines) I don't know if I've ever seen him get cocky.





05-27-2018 11:48 AM
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Klay’s dad, Michael Thompson, was a star at the U of Minnesota back in the day. He is from the Caribbean if I’m not mistaken.

Michael was a no-nonsense guy during his playing days in the NBA. Played on good teams, including the Lakers for most of his career.

I think his attitude has rubbed off on his son. Very similar in my opinion.

Klay is more talented overall (his dad was a power forward) and interestingly enough, when my Wolves were dangling Kevin Love a few years ago, it was first rumored we’d get Klay from the Warriors for him.

We ended up making a deal with the Cavs for Andrew Wiggins and have since mortgaged the future by giving him a max deal.

Now, Jimmy Butler has basically said he won’t re-sign with us after this season, and Karl-Anthony Towns is being wooed to leave as well.

We may end up with only Wiggins, with Butler, Towns, Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen all gone.

Nice job, Thibs!!

What a savior!





05-27-2018 12:03 PM
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Thanks for the schedule correction koko. I'm a day off with the holiday.

ECF game 7 tonight (Sunday) in Boston. WCF game 7 tomorrow night (Monday) in Houston.

Dellavedova is fun to watch, for sure. He had a strong finals series a couple of years back and I loved the way the announcer drug out his name every time he made a key play.





05-27-2018 01:00 PM
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Klay is a great player and I like his attitude too.

I've seen his dad interviewed a few times; very focused straight shooter. I think Klay's brother plays in the minors or overseas?

Sorry to hear you could be losing some of your top younger players MS. It sucks to invest in them, watch them mature and get their skills honed, and then have to wave goodbye.





05-27-2018 01:04 PM
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LeBron James is a force of nature. I don't think that's an exaggeration, he's just truly amazing and so fun to watch.

I was glad to see Jeff Green play well in place of Love tonight. He seemed in another world when he was interviewed after the game. Pretty cool to go from having open heart surgery 5 or 6 years ago, being shuffled across so many teams, and now making it to the championship series with the Cavs ten years into his career.

If the Warriors can beat Houston in Texas tomorrow night, it will be the 4th straight year we'll be up against the Cavaliers for the league championship. If Houston wins, it will be the first time they've made it the championship series in 23 years and I'll be happy for them (but I'll be rooting for the home team tomorrow night).





05-28-2018 12:23 AM
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Looks like it's going to be LeBron and Curry in the finals... Who could have called that one? hah





05-29-2018 08:54 AM
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It was an exciting set of ECF and WCF games.

LeBron is just that good and the Warriors are a stellar team with excellent coaching. They earned their spots. But, there are teams in both conferences nipping at their heels.

League Championship Series Schedule, Cavs vs. Warriors:

Game 1 from Oakland: May 31, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 2 from Oakland: June 3, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 3 from Cleveland: June 6, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4 from Cleveland: June 8, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5* from Oakland: June 11, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 6* from Cleveland: June 14, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 7* from Oakland: June 17, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
* -- if necessary





05-29-2018 09:59 AM
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Just reflecting a bit about LeBron.

IMO, he has now surpassed Jordan as GOAT.

And, he’s a class act.

He’s outmanned vs GS, and I hope he and his club don’t get embarrassed.

Doesn’t matter to me though if the Cavs don’t win, he is now the best to ever play.





05-31-2018 06:58 PM
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