2021 NBA Playoffs Gamethread

chilidawg

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Was it even a collapse though? The Bucks went out and grabbed the series themselves. Even with Paul playing god awful in that one game in Milwaukee it took two of the best individual defensive players in Finals history by Giannis and Jrue to ripped those games from Phoenix otherwise the series is over in 5. More than anything I see this as the Bucks doing everything they needed to win this series rather than the Suns having a meltdown.
There's always some randomness to it too. Suns missed at least 3 wide open 3's (Crowder 2 and Booker 1 iirc) down the stretch. Hit a couple of those and we could well be back in Phoenix for game 7.
 

jmcc5400

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The preeminent Chris Paul collapse will always be the Josh Smith game:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvex-Puxp_0
The one that always comes to mind for me is a game in which the Clips were clinging to a lead and the other team had to foul in the last 30 seconds of the game. Paul anticipated the foul in the backcourt and tried to sell the shooting foul (and three free throws) 75 feet from the basket, only the refs never called the foul and it turned into a horrible turnover on the heave. Too clever by well more than half.