2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Giff » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:22 am

Nice comeback down 7 with 45 seconds to play.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:53 pm

Zion Williamson is just so impressive, he’s amazing. In just 23 games he has scored 515 points which averages out to 22.3913 points per game. That’s a lot! In fact it’s almost as much as Kyrie Irving’s career scoring average of 22.4280! Seeing that really makes you think that 2011 #1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving should get more recognition. #wow

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Significant digits matter.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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I'll show you a digit that matters

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Shirley » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:44 am

Rex wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Zion Williamson is just so impressive, he’s amazing. In just 23 games he has scored 515 points which averages out to 22.3913 points per game. That’s a lot! In fact it’s almost as much as Kyrie Irving’s career scoring average of 22.4280! Seeing that really makes you think that 2011 #1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving should get more recognition. #wow
Kyrie scored 18.5 as a rookie.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:08 pm

Shirley wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:44 am
Rex wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Zion Williamson is just so impressive, he’s amazing. In just 23 games he has scored 515 points which averages out to 22.3913 points per game. That’s a lot! In fact it’s almost as much as Kyrie Irving’s career scoring average of 22.4280! Seeing that really makes you think that 2011 #1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving should get more recognition. #wow
Kyrie scored 18.5 as a rookie.
That wasn’t the question though was it?
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Shirley » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:37 pm

A_B wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Shirley wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:44 am
Rex wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Zion Williamson is just so impressive, he’s amazing. In just 23 games he has scored 515 points which averages out to 22.3913 points per game. That’s a lot! In fact it’s almost as much as Kyrie Irving’s career scoring average of 22.4280! Seeing that really makes you think that 2011 #1 overall draft pick Kyrie Irving should get more recognition. #wow
Kyrie scored 18.5 as a rookie.
That wasn’t the question though was it?
Well, it wasn't a question at all. It was Rex implying that what Zion is doing is that impressive because Kyrie has actually been better for his career, but folks don't gush over Kyrie. I was just pointing out that Kyrie wasn't scoring as much as Zion when he was a rookie. If you're going to make comparisons, make them more comparable.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:45 pm

It was a swampCrash protest I think from Rex.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:59 pm

I've watched more bubble-call broadcast on TNT than any other network, and maybe they are all doing it this way, but it really annoys me that the seven-second dump drops all the audio from the telecast instead of leaving the commentary. Seriously, that is something that should be handled by the audio mix to keep them up, especially considering they are in plexiglass booths at a distance from the court and speaking into uni-directional microphones on headsets, meaning their microphones are not picking up that much audio from the arena, regardless of how loud said audio is.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:43 pm

A_B wrote:
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It was a swampCrash protest I think from Rex.
You think correctly!

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Shirley » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:36 am

A_B wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:45 pm
It was a swampCrash protest I think from Rex.
Ah!
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:16 pm

These vintage Raptors and Grizzlies uniforms are very Canadian.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:37 pm

Thunder's 2020 draft pick is top-20 protected. They have been, uh, aware of that in the bubble.

The bench players got most of the second-half minutes tonight against the Heat (who also played a lot of their bench). The Thunder entered the 4th down 18 ... and win on a Mike Muscala 3 with 5 seconds left that gives their draft pick to Philadelphia because it will be outside the top 20.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Pruitt » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:03 am

degenerasian wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:16 pm
These vintage Raptors and Grizzlies uniforms are very Canadian.
So very mid-90s.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Giff » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:34 am

The OKC/HOU series is going to be awesome.
Muh.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by sancarlos » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:34 am

Giff wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:34 am
The OKC/HOU series is going to be awesome.
Too bad they can’t use the Cotton Bowl, like an old UT-OU game.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Giff » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:47 am

They still play there!
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by tennbengal » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:37 am

The Nets deserve positive karma for years for that effort when they didn’t have to. What a phenomenally fun game.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:59 am

No karma can overcome Kyrie and Durant. All good vibes will be dispensed of immediately.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:24 am

I've watched more NBA in the bubble than probably the preceding three seasons combined and the level of play seems like a higher-skilled version of 80's basketball with the three-pointer added (the lack of the "delete eight" may help, as it has removed most of the lesser-talented teams). Pace of play seems up and defenses are struggling at times (and for some teams, altogether), but the fact that almost every game is always on pace to have the winner clear (at least) 110 points makes it more fun, at least to someone who has no rooting interest.

I just checked scores and, in the last week, there have been four games where the winning team scored under 108 and one (yesterday's meaningless BOS-WAS game that was 96-90) where it was lower.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:18 am

HaulCitgo wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:59 am
No karma can overcome Kyrie and Durant. All good vibes will be dispensed of immediately.
Fuck the Nets.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Ryan » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:43 pm

This is good shit
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Post by degenerasian » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:41 pm

It is!

And they should have had a pre-play-in play-in, one game between the Suns and Grizzlies. They've both played one fewer game than the Blazers. That would have been fun too.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:41 pm

Ryan wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:43 pm
This is good shit
Agreed, and a winner-take-all tomorrow would be even more entertaining.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:25 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:24 am
I've watched more NBA in the bubble than probably the preceding three seasons combined and the level of play seems like a higher-skilled version of 80's basketball with the three-pointer added (the lack of the "delete eight" may help, as it has removed most of the lesser-talented teams). Pace of play seems up and defenses are struggling at times (and for some teams, altogether), but the fact that almost every game is always on pace to have the winner clear (at least) 110 points makes it more fun, at least to someone who has no rooting interest.

I just checked scores and, in the last week, there have been four games where the winning team scored under 108 and one (yesterday's meaningless BOS-WAS game that was 96-90) where it was lower.
I think the Zach Lowe quasi-theory that the basketball is better because there's no travel has some merit
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:57 am

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:18 am
HaulCitgo wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:59 am
No karma can overcome Kyrie and Durant. All good vibes will be dispensed of immediately.
Fuck the Nets.
I don't think anyone in history has ever been upset at the Nets. Even when they win the next 4 titles after this year, people will be like meh it's the Nets

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:14 am

They're playing the Raptors.

And memories of that POS Vince Carter going there still rankle.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:51 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:25 pm
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:24 am
I've watched more NBA in the bubble than probably the preceding three seasons combined and the level of play seems like a higher-skilled version of 80's basketball with the three-pointer added (the lack of the "delete eight" may help, as it has removed most of the lesser-talented teams). Pace of play seems up and defenses are struggling at times (and for some teams, altogether), but the fact that almost every game is always on pace to have the winner clear (at least) 110 points makes it more fun, at least to someone who has no rooting interest.

I just checked scores and, in the last week, there have been four games where the winning team scored under 108 and one (yesterday's meaningless BOS-WAS game that was 96-90) where it was lower.
I think the Zach Lowe quasi-theory that the basketball is better because there's no travel has some merit
I think that plays into it to some degree and is enhanced by players being unable to go out after games, as well as playing more games earlier in the day. I also think the muscle-memory parts of the game (offense, especially shooting) have also come back a lot faster than the mental parts of the game (defense, particularly as it pertains to rotations and switches, pending the opponent's personnel).
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:40 pm

Nick Nurse named Coach of the Year in a blowout, getting 90 first-place votes on 100 ballots. In light of that, the two people who left him off their ballots need to be outed.
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