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The 2017 NBA Playoffs: This Is A Recording

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The Spurs are just about the worst matchup the Grizzlies could've pulled. Memphis is one of those teams that likes to grind games out, and if there's one team that can match their slogging style of play, it's the Spurs. And the Spurs do that style of game plan MUCH better than Memphis does. Combine the two and you're stuck with a slow, boring matchup that's still a bit of a blowout. It's funny because Golden State Portland is pretty much the polar opposite type of series, but with similar results. The Blazers style of play is a lot quicker and they have two great scorers, but they're up against one of the most efficient scoring teams of all time. But at least that series will be fun because it's like a high scoring track meet rather than a slow moving, low scoring, meat tenderizer like Spurs Grizzlies is. 

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How much you think Memphis wishes they were playing the Rockets instead?

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Buc sums it up quite well. San Antonio is basically a superior Memphis.

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C's are worrying me big time. The lack of rebounding for a #1 seed is just unreal...

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No one can beat the National TV Bulls. That's all it is.

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I'm a Celtics fan, I'd love it if they did make it, but they can't rebound at all, they only have one star in a league where every other contender besides Houston has at least two, and honestly that first round matchup with the Bulls makes me pretty uncomfortable.

 

Well I was on the right track here. Didn't think it would be this bad though.

 

Some day, Danny Ainge will stop thinking that rebounding is overrated.

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55 minutes ago, C's said:

 

Well I was on the right track here. Didn't think it would be this bad though.

 

Some day, Danny Ainge will stop thinking that rebounding is overrated.

 

It might be overrated in the regular season. Definitely not though in the playoffs. Playoff rebounding is the basis of Tristan Thompson's contract. The Celtics don't have a guy like that.

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On 4/17/2017 at 1:29 PM, Fox said:

Should the Celtics even bother showing up for the rest of the series, or just accept their fate now and fold the franchise?

 

So hey, about that...

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Celtics playing like they're an eight seed.

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1 minute ago, Rockstar Matt said:

Celtics playing like they're an eight seed.

That's disrespectful to the Blazers

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Future Al Horford salaries:

 

2017-18: $27.7 M

2018-19: $28.9 M

2019-20: $ 30.1 M (Player Option)

 

 

 

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Just now, dfwabel said:

Future Al Horford salaries:

 

2017-18: $27.7 M

2018-19: $28.9 M

2019-20: $ 30.1 M (Player Option)

 

 

 

 

I've been off of TrueHoop for a bit. Is Brian Windhorst doing a victory lap?

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And the Raptors slug out a rough game to tie this series at 1. 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

I've been off of TrueHoop for a bit. Is Brian Windhorst doing a victory lap?

I haven't listened to today yet, but since it's Tuesday, he is on.

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On 13/04/2017 at 5:54 PM, Magic Dynasty said:

1) BOS def. 8) CHI in 4 - To absolutely no one's surprise, the Celtics manhandle the Bulls in 4 straight blowouts.


Well...

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15 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Future Al Horford salaries:

 

2017-18: $27.7 M

2018-19: $28.9 M

2019-20: $ 30.1 M (Player Option)

....like he's not going to pick up that player option.

 

Wow.  Guess the Celtics wanted him that badly.  All that coin for 7 points and an inability to rebound well in the playoffs.

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And somewhere, Gar Forman is grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

 

So much for all that reg. season turmoil and bickering and joylessness. Because playoff experience and offensive rebounds trump all!

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Well, shoot. Just as I feared, missing Gobert is proving to be extremely costly. The Clippers don't score 60 flippin' points in the paint if Gobert is plugging it. SIXTY OUT OF NINETY-NINE IN THE PAINT. #lobcity or whatever the cool kids say.

 

At at least the Jazz hung around and made it a little interesting, and I hope the home games can be an extra boost to push them over the top, but unless they have an answer for the paint onslaught in Gobert's absence, the Clippers are taking this thing. 

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I didn't see the Celtics being down 2-0..that's a shock.

 

Also, the Pacers are screwed. If the Cavs big 3 continues to play like this, they'll roll the East. 

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1 hour ago, bucknut42 said:

I didn't see the Celtics being down 2-0..that's a shock.

 

Also, the Pacers are screwed. If the Cavs big 3 continues to play like this, they'll roll the East. 

The Pacers screwed themselves the moment Nate McMillian signed his contract.  Nate is good for getting you 42 wins and is also good at hanging around those heavy into the USA Basketball system. 

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