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Anyone but the Lakers.
I root against guys who force their way out of town, so I don’t like AD, and I hate Lebron for whining and always recruiting other all nba guys to play with him, but I’d prefer them to the Nets. Kyrie, KD, and Harden are maybe the most unlikeable group of players that you could create in the nba (from a basketball perspective)
 

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The league has gone way, way, way too far in the direction of more offense. I don’t want to see nothing but POINTZ and a free throw shooting contest every game. I want to see hard nosed defense get rewarded. Let them play for Christ sake.
Lakers/Suns is the only series with both teams playing playoff level defense. It’s refreshing.
 

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The team is showing heart their play, but still no real toughness in terms of hard fouling/general hard-assery and they really take cues from the coach. No complaining by Brad at all on Harden's cheap shot, to seek a review.
Celtics will finally get physical with the post series hugs.
 

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I root against guys who force their way out of town, so I don’t like AD, and I hate Lebron for whining and always recruiting other all nba guys to play with him, but I’d prefer them to the Nets. Kyrie, KD, and Harden are maybe the most unlikeable group of players that you could create in the nba (from a basketball perspective)
I’d buy a LeBron jersey and wear it around Boston before I root for this shitbag Nets team.
 

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I root against guys who force their way out of town, so I don’t like AD, and I hate Lebron for whining and always recruiting other all nba guys to play with him, but I’d prefer them to the Nets. Kyrie, KD, and Harden are maybe the most unlikeable group of players that you could create in the nba (from a basketball perspective)
I really don’t want the Lakers to get Banner 18 before the Celtics.
 

TripleOT

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With their lack of rim protection, the Nets will be vulnerable to a healthy team playing well. If Boston was at full strength, they’d be right in this series.
 

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With their lack of rim protection, the Nets will be vulnerable to a healthy team playing well. If Boston was at full strength, they’d be right in this series.
Giannis or Embiid will eat Nic Claxton for breakfast, given the chance.
 

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I root against guys who force their way out of town, so I don’t like AD, and I hate Lebron for whining and always recruiting other all nba guys to play with him, but I’d prefer them to the Nets. Kyrie, KD, and Harden are maybe the most unlikeable group of players that you could create in the nba (from a basketball perspective)
LeBron never told the Cavs he planned on returning, so they were able to preserve the Nets/Celtics/Sexton pick for a rebuild. AD signed a contract he had no utenti on of fulfilling, but worked out a deal with the front office and brought a decent trade return. Obviously drastically both different than how Kyrie left Boston.
 

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With their lack of rim protection, the Nets will be vulnerable to a healthy team playing well. If Boston was at full strength, they’d be right in this series.
Maybe.. because fully healthy we're a really good team, the problem is 2 of the 3 major guys out are never fully healthy for long.

Though also... the Nets are coasting. They know how hard they have to play to win and they're not going much past it. When they really turn it on offensively they maul us even healthy.
 

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I root against guys who force their way out of town, so I don’t like AD, and I hate Lebron for whining and always recruiting other all nba guys to play with him, but I’d prefer them to the Nets. Kyrie, KD, and Harden are maybe the most unlikeable group of players that you could create in the nba (from a basketball perspective)
this right here. I think I hate this incarnation more than the Kidd nets, the Miami Bully Brons, the Detroit assholes, and the magic era Lakers (whom I have begun to have a deep respect for over time, minus Rambis)
 

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Giannis or Embiid will eat Nic Claxton for breakfast, given the chance.
And they will destroy Griffin. Nets catching breaks left and right. Dante out for the playoffs for the Bucks, and Embiid dealing with a knee injury.

If the Bucks are making threes, they can beat the Nets
 

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With their lack of rim protection, the Nets will be vulnerable to a healthy team playing well. If Boston was at full strength, they’d be right in this series.
That's my read---the Celtics played them tight game one and won game three with a skeleton team. Imagine if they had just Brown back, much less Brown and TL and Kemba healthy.

I am really curious to watch that Nets-Bucks series. I don't love Milwaukee, but they are a solid team who will pressure the Nets and I just don't know what Nets will do with that---we have never seen a team with three scorers this good, and also with such a wide difference between offense and defense. SHould be great hoops
 

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Maybe.. because fully healthy we're a really good team, the problem is 2 of the 3 major guys out are never fully healthy for long.

Though also... the Nets are coasting. They know how hard they have to play to win and they're not going much past it. When they really turn it on offensively they maul us even healthy.
The big difference is we don’t have the ability to make them work on defense, which is where you theoretically make up for some of the offensive talent deficit.

With no interior presence for BK, Jaylen is a brutal piece to be missing.
 

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Announcer explains that Harden initiated all the contact while at the same time praising Harden for getting the foul. That's... something
 

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Harden initiates the contact and once again gets the call.
 

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Needed good Tatum tonight. he's not here (and yes, I know he's hurt)
 

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If Tatum was hitting his shots, this game would be close. Nets are basically sleepwalking tonite.
 

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I really hate what Blake Griffin did to Detroit. Just totally gross the way he quit and dogged it.
 

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What was Marcus complaining about?
He wanted Fournier to leave a good 3pt shooter to help?
 

Cellar-Door

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Marcus not scoring is fine... he's also playing garbage defense tonight which is infuriating. He needs to know his skillset. He should be dominating on D and getting Fournier more looks on offense.
Instead Fournier isn't getting touches on the one end he's good at and they're both bad on D. now.