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Curry cursed the Warriors at the end of game 3 -- the Warriors keep on blowing layups tonight.

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The Rockets are up 10 and trying SO hard to shoot themselves out of this game. Lucky for them, Golden State is playing like they'd rather be asleep. Pace will do that.

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PJ Tucker saved their asses.

 

Great game!

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Dubs are walking away with the next two games. Book it. 

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

Dubs are walking away with the next two games. Book it. 

 

*I say Houston wins a nail-biter in Game 5 and finishes off the series in Game 6 at the Toyota Center, effectively ending the Warriors' current dynasty as Durant walks off the court for the last time in a GSW jersey.

 

 

 

*A man can dream right?

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By the way -- I think Danny Ainge has kind of slid under the radar as an asset-hoarding bridge troll, thanks to Philadelphia's insufferability and Brooklyn's handing the vault keys to the bank thief those years ago. Kyrie Irving nuking his masterplan feels delightfully karmic after the Isaiah Thomas affair. Seems increasingly likely that Boston's window is slamming closed and shattering.

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48 minutes ago, Digby said:

By the way -- I think Danny Ainge has kind of slid under the radar as an asset-hoarding bridge troll, thanks to Philadelphia's insufferability and Brooklyn's handing the vault keys to the bank thief those years ago. Kyrie Irving nuking his masterplan feels delightfully karmic after the Isaiah Thomas affair. Seems increasingly likely that Boston's window is slamming closed and shattering.

 

Especially if he goes to Brooklyn.

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Boston did great with their assets but the Kyrie and Hayward injuries blew it all up in the 17/18 season. Hayward is clearly not the same player he used to be and its too bad for him. But at the same time, :censored: Boston.

 

Philadelphia is interesting because Embiid is injured again, Simmons is not a playoff guy, and all of the other Hinkie picks/assets (MCW, Noel, Fultz, Covington, Saric) are busts or on other teams. I think Brand has made the right moves in bringing in Harris and Butler, but if Embiid can't go, neither can the rest of the team.

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50 minutes ago, kimball said:

 

Especially if he goes to Brooklyn.

 

I see no reason to doubt the conventional wisdom that he and KD are both going to the Knicks, nor that those two personalities on the Knicks of all teams will be an all-time combustible NBA soap opera.

 

I don't want Kyrie anywhere near Brooklyn, they're building a nice little thing there and he doesn't need to sabotage a second bright young team.

 

 

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People still seem to forget the Boston still has as good a shot as anybody at landing AD this offseason. If kyrie stays (people are acting like it's inevitable he leaves) that's still a formidable lineup, barring what they giving up for Davis. 

 

2017/18 definitely should have been their year, but they had the worst luck with Hayward & Kyrie injuries, and then :censored:ting the bed in  Game 7 ECF. 

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Down 21 at Half and basically getting beat by 40 has me thinking that Brett Brown just lost his job tonight.

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59 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Down 21 at Half and basically getting beat by 40 has me thinking that Brett Brown just lost his job tonight.

 

Absolutely. Embiid is apparently near death, but Brown simply couldn’t get them to stop being stupid. The shots of him staring up at the ceiling or with his head in his hands pretty much sealed his fate. 

 

The owner made a comment early in the year that the team had to get past the second round or else... so I guess we’ll get to see what  “else” is. 

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Good thing Philly threw away four seasons to avoid losing in the second round of the playoffs.

 

Oh, whoops.

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10 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Good thing Philly threw away four seasons to avoid losing in the second round of the playoffs.

 

Oh, whoops.

They've got another set of dilemmas which they need to immediately address.

 

1-Do you give a soon to be 30-year-old Jimmy Butler a max deal knowing that he spent years under Thibs and was rode hard and put up wet?

2-Will Ben Simmons actually shoot the ball or will going to L.A. and work with Magic just be a front to hang with the Jenners?

3-Can you rely on Embiid? He gets the runs before Game 2, is ill for Games 4 and 5. What are you doing to get yourself in those situations?

4-Tobias Harris, keep or not?

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Denver. Houston. Milwaukee. Toronto. The possible NBA final four. Refreshing. 

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On 5/7/2019 at 10:59 AM, Digby said:

By the way -- I think Danny Ainge has kind of slid under the radar as an asset-hoarding bridge troll, thanks to Philadelphia's insufferability and Brooklyn's handing the vault keys to the bank thief those years ago. Kyrie Irving nuking his masterplan feels delightfully karmic after the Isaiah Thomas affair. Seems increasingly likely that Boston's window is slamming closed and shattering.

 

On 5/7/2019 at 12:40 PM, Digby said:

 

I see no reason to doubt the conventional wisdom that he and KD are both going to the Knicks, nor that those two personalities on the Knicks of all teams will be an all-time combustible NBA soap opera.

 

I don't want Kyrie anywhere near Brooklyn, they're building a nice little thing there and he doesn't need to sabotage a second bright young team.

 

 

 

Kyrie leaving can only be good for the Celtics. You said it yourself, Kyrie would sabotage the Nets - the same way he's currently sabotaging the Celtics. 

 

Boston could benefit from excising a few people, to be honest. Their entire season has been a classic case of too many chiefs, not enough indians. Everyone wants to score, nobody wants to expend too much energy on defense or do the grunt work. The shoot-first guys who give them nothing else (Kyrie, Rozier, Morris) need to be the first ones out the door, and guys who know their role and are actually willing to the dirty work that helps you win games need to take their place.

 

1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

 

 

Somewhere, Jim Buss is flipping another house and laughing at his sister.

 

That's great. Put Jason Kidd as an assistant coach behind Lue (who was LeBron's bitch in Cleveland), so that every time the Lakers lose the media can speculate whether Lue's gonna get fired again and Kidd's gonna take his job.

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Lakers can trade for Ben Simmons too. 

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