5/15 - G5 vs. CLE - Gentleman's Sweep

OnWisc

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I was thinking about that dynamic last night during the Bs game. Being the underdog and expected to be eliminated was so liberating. That was the most relaxed I’ve been watching a playoff game in a long time (until those last couple minutes at least).
We’re certainly not close to being an underdog here, but the way this game has unfolded so far should stress few and surprise even fewer. If it remains close late or Cleveland begins to run away with it, I’ll get antsy, but otherwise, barring injury, we’ve got another quarter plus of this level of play before it registers. This is who they are.
 

PedroKsBambino

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Niang is definitely on the "cannot possibly keep Tatum from reaching the rim" list....
 

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okay, I thought they were just calling it tight, but between that and the Brown "turnover"..... nope the refs are just terrible at their jobs
 

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The thing that bothers me is are they gonna be able to turn it on starting next round cause the Knicks play every possession like it’s life or death & we play every possession like it’s the preseason.
 

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Just like last game, I know we’re going to win this. It’s just kinda tedious waiting for the Cs to put them away.
 

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The thing that bothers me is are they gonna be able to turn it on starting next round cause the Knicks play every possession like it’s life or death & we play every possession like it’s the preseason.
We’ll amp it up when we get to the ECF. They’re sleeepwalking now because they can.
 

Deathofthebambino

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If the Cs don't start pushing the pace, I might get kicked out of here after I run on the court and scream in their faces.
 

PedroKsBambino

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I hope the theme of that timeout was "play defense like you mean it or have a seat"

The offensive process is ok, and we'll get our points. This Cleveland team cannot score 105+ points against a dialed-in Celtics defense. only our own laziness at that end can make this a real game
 

Auger34

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Playing with their food. Extra annoying that that fuckwad Marcus Morris is playing well
 

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The thing that bothers me is are they gonna be able to turn it on starting next round cause the Knicks play every possession like it’s life or death & we play every possession like it’s the preseason.
Yeah. I know it’s the playoffs and all that, but there’s no excuse not to bury a team playing Marcus Morris big minutes.
 

OnWisc

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Assuming we both advance, I think Knicks should consider benching Brunson and inviting the circus to MSG so that all the games are in Boston.
 

Auger34

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I hope this doesn’t get used against me in a future main board post about how everyone is so reactive and we all suck but this is annoying.
Just one half but stop fucking around