2020 NBA Playoffs

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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Giff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:31 am

Obviously I've got a big time chip on my sports fan shoulder when it comes to the narrative around Harden, but if he was tweeting trash talk from his couch to a player just eliminated a round after him, there's no way NBA Twitter/journalists are laughing with him, regardless of the backstory. But Dame and CJ are somehow immune to any criticisms for only once leading their team past the second round (and getting absolutely smoked by the Warriors).
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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Joe K » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:04 am

Giff wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:31 am
Obviously I've got a big time chip on my sports fan shoulder when it comes to the narrative around Harden, but if he was tweeting trash talk from his couch to a player just eliminated a round after him, there's no way NBA Twitter/journalists are laughing with him, regardless of the backstory. But Dame and CJ are somehow immune to any criticisms for only once leading their team past the second round (and getting absolutely smoked by the Warriors).
The part you’re missing is that no one likes Paul George and Pat Beverley. There seemed to be genuine league-wide glee among players from a bunch of teams.

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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by mister d » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:29 am

This speaks poorly to me because, in the time I've watched, I was rooting mostly for the Clippers bench in the playoffs.
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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Joe K » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 am

I’m definitely rooting for Denver at this point. I know I said the same thing about the Clippers series, but I reeeaaaaly can’t see them beating the Lakers. If Jokic somehow cooks Anthony Davis, I’m buying a jersey. They’re both great big men, but complete polar opposites on the athleticism scale.

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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Pruitt » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:43 pm

Kawhi did every thing the Raptors and their fans asked of him.

Seeing him play here last season was a highlight of my sports viewing life. And his performance throughout the playoffs was spectacular.

But man, I am so, so happy that he and the Clippers shat the bed like that.
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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by DSafetyGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm

Tatum getting stuffed is doing a nice job of making everyone forget the last possession in regulation where he got the ball and a switch via pick in an iso, dribbled out clock, and threw up a 28-foot brick that was closer to being an airball than actually going in.

Related: Is Brad Stevens getting any grief for drawing that up in a timeout?
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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Joe K » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:06 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Tatum getting stuffed is doing a nice job of making everyone forget the last possession in regulation where he got the ball and a switch via pick in an iso, dribbled out clock, and threw up a 28-foot brick that was closer to being an airball than actually going in.

Related: Is Brad Stevens getting any grief for drawing that up in a timeout?
That finish was karmic justice for Walker and Smart tricking the refs to call a ridiculous foul on Miami to tie the game late. I don’t know what this is but it isn’t basketball:

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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by Giff » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:59 am

I'm more shocked that you're shocked than I am that this actually called in an NBA game. That's been basketball for years.
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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by tennbengal » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:13 pm

That Nuggets /Lakers final four minutes.

That Nuggets / Lakers final 25 seconds.

That Jokic backdown.

The AD answer.

Just, holy crap.

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Re: 2020 NBA Playoffs

Post by A_B » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:23 pm

Hard to defend a seven footer shooting a three. Man that was fun to watch.
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