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The Pels really got screwed in game 2. They made a valiant effort at the end of the first half today, but sometimes no one really can stop the juggernaut.

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Rondo was 2/10 today but it seemed like he took most shots in Q1, when he needed to facilitate.  Playoff Rondo is perilous as he'll look for the assist over taking the layup, but today he seemed to force his shots.

 

BTW, Ian Clark was a hot d@mn mess today too.

 

 

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Utah flaugin' yet again.

 

 

 

 

Utah, Philly, LeBronto and New Orleans need to recall this...

 

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

Utah flaugin' yet again.

 

You keep using that word.

 

*Ahem* Let’s see what urban dictionary says it means:

 

”Flauging: to act like someone or something you're not (as in drive a car that's not yours)”

 

Okay. I fail to see where Utah’s “acting like someone they’re not” by losing to the best team in the league. I think even the most die-hard Jazz fans saw this coming. I did. I don’t recall anyone I know saying the Jazz were ever at Houston’s level. Houston’s been doing this to everybody, in case you haven’t noticed. And they’ll probably keep doing it next round and maybe the one after. This is far less about Utah being a fluke and more about the fact that Houston is just that great. Like, really, really, really, really great. 

 

I’m fully aware the Jazz aren’t “there” yet, and that’s fine. Totally fine. They’re farther than I expected them to be. Much farther. As I’ve said, I’ve just enjoyed the heck out of the fact they turned this year around so much and crawled back from losing Hayward. They weren’t supposed to even dream about being this far, and I’ve just been stoked as a fan to go along for the ride. And really, something should be said for a team that turns 19-28 into 48-34 and a second round appearance (yeah I know you already said you “don’t care”, loud and clear, but there’s plenty of others who appreciate that kind of moxie regardless). Just because they ran into Thanos doesn’t mean the year was all-for-naught or that they were a fake or that fans can’t appreciate what happened along the way anyways. 

 

EDIT: Just to assure you, not trying to start a fight or anything. We can agree to disagree. The assumption that the Jazz are acting like someone they aren’t just because they’re losing to Houston just didn’t make any sense to me is all.

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I know the words "NBA" and "predictable" are thrown together a lot, but I'm assuming most people had Golden State, Houston, Cleveland, and Boston in the Conference Finals at the start of the season.

 

22 minutes ago, who do you think said:

What the hell is Thanos and why do people keep name-dropping him/it? First Reddit, now here.

 

The Avengers: Infinity War.

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27 minutes ago, who do you think said:

What the hell is Thanos and why do people keep name-dropping him/it? First Reddit, now here.

 

That's, um, quite the rock you've been living under.

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31 minutes ago, rams80 said:

 

That's, um, quite the rock you've been living under.

 

I'm so glad I saw it opening weekend. The internet is spoiling the :censored: out of it.

 

The only real NBA-Thanos comparison that's legit is LeBron over the eastern conference.

 

(pithy comment spoilered in case you haven't seen Infinity War)

Spoiler

Especially how calmly inevitable he makes it all seem.

 

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1 hour ago, FinsUp1214 said:

 

You keep using that word.

 

1 hour ago, FinsUp1214 said:

*Ahem* Let’s see what urban dictionary says it means:

 

”Flauging: to act like someone or something you're not (as in drive a car that's not yours)”

 

Okay. I fail to see where Utah’s “acting like someone they’re not” by losing to the best team in the league. I think even the most die-hard Jazz fans saw this coming. I did. I don’t recall anyone I know saying the Jazz were ever at Houston’s level. Houston’s been doing this to everybody, in case you haven’t noticed. And they’ll probably keep doing it next round and maybe the one after. This is far less about Utah being a fluke and more about the fact that Houston is just that great. Like, really, really, really, really great. 

 

I’m fully aware the Jazz aren’t “there” yet, and that’s fine. Totally fine. They’re farther than I expected them to be. Much farther. As I’ve said, I’ve just enjoyed the heck out of the fact they turned this year around so much and crawled back from losing Hayward. They weren’t supposed to even dream about being this far, and I’ve just been stoked as a fan to go along for the ride. And really, something should be said for a team that turns 19-28 into 48-34 and a second round appearance (yeah I know you already said you “don’t care”, loud and clear, but there’s plenty of others who appreciate that kind of moxie regardless). Just because they ran into Thanos doesn’t mean the year was all-for-naught or that they were a fake or that fans can’t appreciate what happened along the way anyways. 

 

EDIT: Just to assure you, not trying to start a fight or anything. We can agree to disagree. The assumption that the Jazz are acting like someone they aren’t just because they’re losing to Houston just didn’t make any sense to me is all.

Which Al Green song y'all forever use?

I assume "For the Good Times".

 

Y'all still flaugin' if you must turn to Urban Dictionary.

Y'all had two decades to dis Poison Clan.

Still flaugin'.

And trapped like dirty, dead Col. Abrbams after Game 5!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, rams80 said:

 

That's, um, quite the rock you've been living under.

 

Sorry for not being down with the latest hunk of s*** Marvel put out.

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On 5/4/2018 at 8:01 PM, Lafarge said:

 

To be fair, the NBA's defense rules have been completely gutted in favor of offense. I doubt any of these guys would have the same stats in the 80s or 90s (That's not to take away from any of these guys, they'd all still be stars in other eras).

 

And to be fair... those guys in the 80s and 90s wouldn't have the same stats in today's NBA, either.

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7 hours ago, dfwabel said:

 

Which Al Green song y'all forever use?

I assume "For the Good Times".

 

Y'all still flaugin' if you must turn to Urban Dictionary.

Y'all had two decades to dis Poison Clan.

Still flaugin'.

And trapped like dirty, dead Col. Abrbams after Game 5!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alright dude, you do you then...

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The Celtics could be in trouble if they don't eliminate Philly tonight. In my opinion this is one of the flimsiest 3-0 series leads in NBA playoff history. All season long, the Celtics have been at their best when they've had nothing to prove and all the scrutiny has been on the opposition. When they're the team that's supposed to win a high-profile matchup, they wilt (see: the Christmas game against Washington and the February game against Cleveland right after the Cavs made their trades). Last round, the team was on upset watch after Kyrie's injury and all eyes were on Milwaukee and Giannis. No expectations. Now at 3-0 in this series, finally they are the team that's supposed to win, while their opponent has been written off. If they leave the door open tonight, the pressure on them to win game 5 in their house will be enormous.

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I do see the Celtics blowing a 3-0 series lead. Even if 76ers win tonight, Celtics still have home court to come back to. They also really have been the better team this series.

 

If anything, the only pressure on them to win tonight is so they don't give Lebron any extra rest. 

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At halftime, this is one of the most blatantly fixed games I've ever seen in my life. That's what happens when Tim Donaghy's butt gerbils get the officiating assignment.

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4 minutes ago, who do you think said:

At halftime, this is one of the most blatantly fixed games I've ever seen in my life. That's what happens when Tim Donaghy's butt gerbils get the officiating assignment.

It's a Tony Brothers sighting!

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That was absolutely pathetic. If the Sixers come back to win this or even force a game 7, this game will be up there with Lakers/Kings in the hall of shame.

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6 minutes ago, who do you think said:

That was absolutely pathetic. If the Sixers come back to win this or even force a game 7, this game will be up there with Lakers/Kings in the hall of shame.

Lmao not gonna :censored:ing happen. :lol:

 

76ers were simply granted a stay of execution.  

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McConnell was a great touch because this series really needed some narrative about grit and hustle and whatever else.

 

no just kidding, Covington is trash, it was a good move. Hard to picture Phila doing that 3 more times but hey.

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