2021 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

Devizier

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Won’t get the press but this is an epic performance by Durant, setting everyone up, pretty much hasn’t sit down in this game.
 

radsoxfan

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Attack Harden relentlessly on D, get him into switches, don't let him hide on Tucker.

Middleton, Giannis, and Holiday can score again him or draw and dish at will
 

djbayko

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Harden has 3 points in 34 minutes. Why hasn’t Nash benched him?
If this is the Harden you get now, the Nets have little hope. Even if they win this series, then what? They're going to have Durant + a hobbled harden and/or Kyrie the rest of the way. Playing on this hammy cannot be good for his recovery.
 

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Would more Mike James be the answer? Nash realizes they aren't winning this game without a contribution from Harden, so he's going to run with him.
Sure. Anything would be better right? With this version of Durant they can win with James.

Harden may have a great 4th but from what we have seen so far, yikes. He is only holding them back.
 

Ale Xander

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Does Khristopher know he's not playing the Celtics?

Durant, knock it off, please.
 

ElUno20

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Bucks as bad as the Clippers. Only other garbage franchise left that could lose this type of game.

Embarrassing
 

HowBoutDemSox

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First time in seemingly forever the Bucks get a switch with Harden, and Jrue settles for a pull-up midrange (which he air-balls).
 

osori

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If the Bucks lose this one, Bud needs to get fired immediately and Giannis should be perma-banned from future MVP talks.
 

Kliq

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Hard to think of a role player who has aggravated me more than Jeff Green, all things considered.
 

Cellar-Door

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A turnaround?

WTF

Post him up
He has no post moves.
It's the Giannis problem in a nutshell, he's a freak, but his skillset is limited, and come playoffs that drops him from top 5 player in the league to top 20, and top 20 doesn't get it done.
 

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Some of these playoff crunch time possessional are criminal with how terrible the shots are. Seriously watch Durant or Paul or Kawhi run these possessions - they are almost playing a different game than some of these other guys because they understand the importance. Each sequence is so valuable and you have guys pissing them away like it was the first half of a game in early January.