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The Celtics have won a regular season game against Golden State in each of the last three seasons, and in 14-15 they took a 30 point lead on them before crapping themselves and handing it back. Of course it's a pretty small sample size, but it shows that the Celtics - Brad Stevens in particular - at least has an idea of how to play them.

 

This series isn't over, though. Quicken Loans will be the most hostile environment this Celtics team has walked into this season. Cleveland's role players will show up at home. If the Celtics can get one game in Cleveland it will (obviously) really help, but if the Cavs get both I still favor them to win the series. And you know Scott Foster and Tony Brothers will resurface in one of these Cleveland games and pull the same horse**** they pulled in Philly.

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Jami Gertz - still hot. Also I didn't know she was the owner of the Hawks. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, DnBronc said:

 

Fun Fact: Atlanta was the #1 seed in the East just three years ago.

 

Sometimes I feel like I hallucinated that season, so thank you.

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Rockets hitting everything tonight.

Rockets will tie this series tonight but could lose both in Oakland unless Scott Foster shows up. Chris Paul's brother heckling Durant all night. :D

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Welp, there’s the Rockets one win. 

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So Curry said he "tweaked" something tonight.

 

He's what 80-85% coming in to the series? In the two games he's 13/21 in 2PT attempts but just 2/13 in 3PT shots.

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And now for everyone's favorite part of The Playoffs, 2-3 whole days without any games! :rolleyes:

 

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10 hours ago, ozzyman314 said:

And now for everyone's favorite part of The Playoffs, 2-3 whole days without any games! :rolleyes:

 

Can someone lock Skip Bayless in a basement somewhere until the Finals start?

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

Can someone lock Skip Bayless in a basement?

 

Fixed it for you... Can't stand him and his constant need to blow LeBron at every single moment.

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Since no one as brought it up yet, The NBA Awards. 

 

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
James Harden, Houston Rockets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
Lou Williams, LA Clippers

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz

Kia NBA Most Improved Player
Clint Capela, Houston Rockets
Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

NBA Coach of the Year
Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics

 
 

MVP will probably be James (just because).  But I think Harden deserves it. 

Sophomore Ben Simmons will win Rookie of The Year

I think most can agree Brad Stevens deserves Coach of The Year, but I can see the argument for Quin.

Spoiler

LMAO If Casey won though :lol: 

 

The Rest IDK. 

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The absence of Nikola Jokic on the most improved list has me really wondering.

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12 hours ago, truepg said:

The absence of Nikola Jokic on the most improved list has me really wondering.

Doesn’t matter much because Dipo has that award in the bag

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5 minutes ago, Kaz said:

Doesn’t matter much because Dipo has that award in the bag

 

His phenomenal season could've at least been aknowledged. It was clearly superior to Capela's and Dinwiddie's.

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13 minutes ago, truepg said:

 

His phenomenal season could've at least been aknowledged. It was clearly superior to Capela's and Dinwiddie's.

He finished 2nd last season.

 

He cannot "improve" enough to garner the award 12 months later.

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Statistically it's difficult to make the case that Jokic's year-over-year improvement met or surpassed the three actual nominees. Nothing against Jokic, but the award criteria is what it is. (Really, it's Capela and Oladipo's, even Dinwiddie is a tier behind on that.)

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4 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

He finished 2nd last season.

 

He cannot "improve" enough to garner the award 12 months later.

 

Ok, forgot that. It was this season, though, that ultimately put him on the radar for me and brought him into All-Star conversation.

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Which comes out first, Infinity War Part 2 or the next NBA playoff game?

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On 5/18/2018 at 12:31 AM, ozzyman314 said:

 

Sophomore Ben Simmons will win Rookie of The Year

 

I really don't understand this argument.  I get that being around an NBA team does benefit you, and a lot of things might not be as new to you and as difficult to adjust to as they are for a true rookie, but it's not like he was even full-speed practicing, let alone playing in actual competitive situations until this year, so the "sophomore" thing just doesn't apply.  

 

I'm not sure what the limits are for "rookie" status, but in MLB you can play a couple of months and still be a rookie next year, in which case I'd understand the objection.  Not in this case though, since he never set foot on an NBA court until this year - and was still 19 or 20 when he did so.

 

I think you're just upset that he made your beloved Celtics look silly and confused as he dominated them every which way possible in that series.  #TrustTheProcess

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21 hours ago, truepg said:

 

His phenomenal season could've at least been aknowledged. It was clearly superior to Capela's and Dinwiddie's.

He did not make the jump this season that Capela did though.  Last year was his breakout year; this year was just incremental improvement building off of that year - which isn't what the award is for. 

 

Dinwiddle seems to be just be there to fill a spot compared to Capela and Oladipo; I admit I wasn't following Nets games very closely this year but he seemed to be more of a mere beneficiary of extended touches when Lin and DLo (and even RHJ at times) were out than a revitalized player.

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