10/27/21 vs. Washington

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We can’t underestimate these Wizards. They are a pretty good team with Beal in the lineup. The new pieces seem to fit decently and their depth is good…….except for Kispert who will be playing in Turkey by 2026.
 

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We can’t underestimate these Wizards. They are a pretty good team with Beal in the lineup. The new pieces seem to fit decently and their depth is good…….except for Kispert who will be playing in Turkey by 2026.
Maybe it'll change under Ime, but the C's under Stevens displayed an uncanny ability to play to the level of their opponent, night after night. It was maddening.
 

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Maybe it'll change under Ime, but the C's under Stevens displayed an uncanny ability to play to the level of their opponent, night after night. It was maddening.
Isn’t that the NBA as a whole for so many teams? Look at the Warriors and Thunder last night I think it was tied after 3 and they were losing at the half. With 82 games it’s only natural especially within your own division and conference where there is familiarity that breeds contempt.
 

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It's also a recency bias thing as I recall. Last year's underperformance probably had a lot to do with a shallow roster and health more than anything else. But it was an outlier for a Brad team.
 

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Isn’t that the NBA as a whole for so many teams? Look at the Warriors and Thunder last night I think it was tied after 3 and they were losing at the half. With 82 games it’s only natural especially within your own division and conference where there is familiarity that breeds contempt.
Maybe, but I followed Sixers scores closely last season, and when they play inferior opponents, they often jumped on them early and blew the game open.
 

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Maybe, but I followed Sixers scores closely last season, and when they play inferior opponents, they often jumped on them early and blew the game open.
Sixers we’re unique last year. They blew a ton of teams out and they would also no-show and get blown out themselves also to some bad teams on occasion (obv much less since they won most of their games). I don’t think that is the one NBA norm but I’m only going by recall.
 

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Maybe, but I followed Sixers scores closely last season, and when they play inferior opponents, they often jumped on them early and blew the game open.
That's 'cause Simmons wanted to get up big early so it wouldn't matter whether or not he took a shot in the 4Q.
 

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washington is missing shots but the defense looks totally out of sorts. guys left open nearly every possession, where is the communication?
 

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At least 75% of offensive rebounds find Marcus Smart open on a kickout. It’s uncanny.

In other news, Jaylen is so good at squaring up his shot, it’s amazing compared to where he started. Easily draining threes off the bounce to his left.
 

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If we get this Al for only 2/3 of the games—rebounding, defending, blocking and passing—I’m totally fine with that.
 

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Marcus with the patented "we're in a funk, so I'll brick a three with 20 seconds on the clock" play.

Why can't he (and the rest of this team) play the way they do when they're down 10 with 4 minutes to go.
 

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Marcus continues to hoist up early shot-clock threes. He's already 1 for 5.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Hard to keep up that energy over an 82 game season. Of course we’re on game 5 and way too early for the mid season doldrums but hey.