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2018 NBA Playoff Game Thread

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by DeJesus Built My Hotrod, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm going to allow myself to dream about a world where the Celts close out Cleveland in 5 and this series goes the distance, with both teams just beating the crap out of each other.
     
  2. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Well they only won one game
     
  3. cheech13

    cheech13 Member SoSH Member

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    They did. They lost.
     
  4. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Is it possible that they're actually more unlikable than the Rockets? I'm torn
     
  5. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Don’t be mind boggled. They did make the finals in 2012.
     
  6. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    KD is so damn thin skinned and unlikeable, it's close between these teams.
     
  7. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Oh whoops forgot about that year

    They lost so quickly
     
  8. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Reminds me of the episode of Different Strokes where Willis could remember all the sports champions except for the year when his father died
     
  9. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    why not 4?
     
  10. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He was also on crack
     
  11. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    What's the deal with confetti for non-clinching wins?
     
  12. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Or overtimes?
     
  13. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    Don’t confuse the art with the artist
     
  14. luckiestman

    luckiestman Son of the Harpy SoSH Member

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    They might not win at home again this year.
     
  15. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    Did I hear announcers saying Curry is hurt or less than 100%? Know he had that leg thing thatvkept him out for a while but is there more to that?
     
  16. TheRooster

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  17. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Jet is probably thinking last time Houston played so well in the playoffs, I was on the team
     
  18. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    hey now
     
  19. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    I’m getting way ahead of myself.
    But should the GSW and C’s meet in the Finals, the KD-spurning-the-Celtics storyline will be front and center. By game 3, we will hate him, of that I am completely certain.

    And if Boston somehow wins? Holy shit, the Pats short-circuiting the Seahawks then-ascendant dynasty will seem like a blip. If nothing else, the “Should have/Signed here” chants in the Garden will be deafening.

    I must get this.
     
  20. ElUno20

    ElUno20 Member SoSH Member

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    You can tell he isn't 100%
     
  21. TFisNEXT

    TFisNEXT Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Game 1 of the 1995 Finals was pretty epic....
     
  22. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Whatchu talking about, Snowmanny?
     
  23. Kliq

    Kliq Member SoSH Member

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    It’s pretty surprising how poor Klay, Curry and Draymond played all in the same game; I wouldn’t count on them to play that poorly again. Houston can play some very good perimeter defense at times.

    The Warriors, especially Durant and obviously Draymond; played very emotional at times when things didn’t go their way this season. I don’t expect Durant to get tossed in a playoff game though; but he does need to settle down a bit. Who knows what Green is going to do; he’s a complete wildcard.
     
  24. Al Zarilla

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    Sure, if the player makes the basket and he’s fouled the basket will count unless the ref decides the foul was before the shot. Maybe that’s what he’s trying to make clear, but even when it’s pretty obvious and most announcers would say player X scores and he has a chance for a 3 point play, he makes that call of his. I don’t know, his “and it counts” seems unnecessary many times a game.
     
  25. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  26. wade boggs chicken dinner

    wade boggs chicken dinner Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, but I'm just wondering why that is, which will be particularly important if the Cs play GSW in the finals. Quick check of the internet shows that Curry thinks its endurance related but I know other people are speculating that he's not quite healed from the knee. Or maybe his ankle isn't 100% since he apparently injured it four times this season.

    It would be weird to me if the knee was still bothering him as they certainly could have let him take another week to 10 days off by sitting him against the Pelicans. That and the fact that in the limited amount I followed the Pels series, his knee didn't seem to come up in the conversations.
     
  27. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    Not sure where to put this, but this is probably as good a place as any.

    Can someone please explain to me the phrase "a series doesn't start until the road team wins"?

    I totally get that if a road team wins game 1 or 2, then it is definitely Series On. That part makes sense.

    But if the higher seed holds serve at home, then takes a road game in game 3 or 4, the series hasn't really started - it is really the opposite, the series is (almost always) over.

    The phrase really should be a series is closer to over once a road team wins, honestly.
     
  28. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    The phrase carries about as much insight as John Madden remarking on how one wins a game. Your 200 words is already far too much thought into something so trite.

    A playoff series is a set of matchups and adjustments. Sometimes you figure it out when you're down 3-1 and come back to win, a la the 2016 Finals. Sometimes the matchups are destiny and your game-to-game adjustments don't work. Sometimes their adjustments to your adjustments creates an arms race, and the series becomes as much a coaching battle as a shooting competition.

    Teams don't win or lose road or home games based on magic. There's not some cosmic force of "momentum", or players not paying attention until they're beaten at home, or something similar where such pronouncements might carry value. There is far less randomness in a basketball series than there is in a baseball series. Of course, it takes effort to think about the strategy behind what you're seeing, and most sports fans don't want to do that, hence they cling to such cliches... but that's not really the case with you or most people here.
     
  29. tims4wins

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    Yeah obviously there are a million stupid sports cliches, but at least most of them make some sort of sense - e.g., your football example, like winning the turnover battle or winning field position or time of possession. There is at least some correlation there to winning.

    But with this phrase, it is the exact opposite. Road team wins for the first time in the series, making it 3-0? Series has just begun!
     
  30. Montana Fan

    Montana Fan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Really? That's what happened during the 2016 finals?
     
  31. chilidawg

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    Defense wins championships!
     
  32. InstaFace

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    I don't want to discount Draymond's suspension, but they clearly made a lot of adjustments throughout the series. My point, though, was that series score is not necessarily destiny. As I shouldn't have remind posters on a Red Sox board, of course... but for to anyone who might think such a phrase has value, it might be necessary.
     
  33. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    GSW lost at home in Game 7. They also lost on the road in Game 6. Draymond Green played in both.
     
  34. ElUno20

    ElUno20 Member SoSH Member

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    It's probably endurance but to me he just doesn't look great moving laterally.
     
  35. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    So Steph is healthy now? It's hard to keep track.

    Rockets with some offensive possessions that make even the Celtics of yesterday look good. So many lazy passes
     
  36. shawnrbu

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    Curry 3 for 19 from 3 in the series.
     
  37. shawnrbu

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    Looney might win DPOY someday.
     
  38. bigq

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    Harden iso seems to be the strategy.
     
  39. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    One thing I think we can all agree on is that all of the announcing in these playoffs is uniformly bad.
     
  40. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Harden is so bad on D. Like Korver level bad.
     
  41. Light-Tower-Power

    Light-Tower-Power Member SoSH Member

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    I know they never call it but Chris Paul really carries the ball.
     
  42. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

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    The ball has to come to a complete and significant rest. The way Paul and Harden have perfected their change of pace it is nearly impossible for an official to identify the ball coming to this rest at game speed. I've seen Harden get away with it at times but Paul's appears legal.
     
  43. Kliq

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    Houston with just a complete lifeless effort; especially on offense. They seem completely checked out and it’s the WCF!
     
  44. DeadlySplitter

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    nice 3Q already, Rockets.
     
  45. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    6 conference finals games, 6 blowouts.
     
  46. BigSoxFan

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    They should pack it in
     

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