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Euclis20

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The Lakers recent crying about not getting calls is one of the more embarrassing things to ever happen in professional sports.
Kuzma deserved a technical foul for complaining after the refs called him for a foul on Murray. Dude fucking clotheslined him.
 

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It was the rules in the 60s and 70s. Maybe it was changed post-merger.

there also used to be 3 for 2s
Cool. Thanks. Born in 83, earliest memoires were listening on the radio in the late 80s / early 90s, always with Bird laying on the court for his back.
 

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That Lebron continuation layup and then the non-charge call. Wow. Just wow.

I really would love a Celtics/Lakers Finals, although its not the most likely outcome.

Lakers would have the 2 best players and the Celtics would have next 5 best players. Would be an interesting series.
 

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How come the NBA lets the Lakers attendees yell during free throws? They should tell Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin to keep it down.
 

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How was Denver able to win a game or even be close at the end if they have no one who can even come close to defending Lebron?
 

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So the Lakers are going to have a lot of rest waiting for us, huh? Maybe they’ll go stir crazy
 

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how awesome will it be for the celtics to win a championship over a lakers lebron? two villains at once. And knocking off pat riley to do so. amazing
 

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Kuzma is kind of cool for a dumb ass Laker. I don’t feel a strong urge to punch any of them but if I have to, I’m going to grab a ladder a lay one on AD.
 

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Lakers are such a strange, top-heavy team. 538 has them at a 25% chance to win it all, even though they are already in the finals. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-nba-predictions/lakers/

I'd give them a better chance than that, as I don't think their evaluation of Lebron is accurate in the playoffs. But still, a fascinating team to watch. If you took away their top 2 players they would be the worst team in the NBA.
 

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If the Celtics win this series, I hope they skip that stupid ceremony. We don’t celebrate Eastern Conference championships
 

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lol lebron passing to Caruso to avoid a turnover.
Turnovers when running the clock out are not credited to any individual player. Since they changed this scoring rule a couple years ago players always pass it off to someone as an inside joke.


Yep. Still the best that there is, without question.
I remember 6-7 years ago when people were talking about how his minutes would catch up to him in the playoffs. It’s like the Max Kellerman thing with Brady......eventually Father Time will win. It’s just never been anytime soon with LeBron. Since 2010, there has been only ONE NBA Finals that didn’t include LeBron.

FWIW, the continuation was the corrrct call. The foul occurred as he was gathering and he never put the all on the floor.
 
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Turnovers when running the clock out are not credited to any individual player. Since they changed this scoring rule a couple years ago players always pass it off to someone as an inside joke.



I remember 6-7 years ago when people were talking about how his minutes would catch up to him in the playoffs. It’s like the Max Kellerman thing with Brady......eventually Father Time will win. It’s just never been anytime soon with LeBron. Since 2010, there has been only ONE NBA Finals that didn’t include LeBron.

FWIW, the continuation was the corrrct call. The foul occurred as he was gathering and he never put the all on the floor.
Yeah, I was surprised anyone could complain about it after seeing the replay. James took long strides and Jokic bailed out and gave him the layup, but it was clear he was gathering as he was fouled.
 

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I remember 6-7 years ago when people were talking about how his minutes would catch up to him in the playoffs. It’s like the Max Kellerman thing with Brady......eventually Father Time will win. It’s just never been anytime soon with LeBron. Since 2010, there has been only ONE NBA Finals that didn’t include LeBron.

FWIW, the continuation was the corrrct call. The foul occurred as he was gathering and he never put the all on the floor.
Yeah, I thought it was a joke, too, until I saw the replay and then was pretty obvious it actually was a foul. The most amazing thing was LeBron turning to the ref mid-air and yelling for the foul and then completing the lay-up. Very LeBron.

As for people writing LeBron off, a lot of them post here -- constant stuff about his decline from a few people (which I suppose is technically true -- gotta be a bit of a decline, but the remarkable thing is how great he still is).
 

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Pour one out for Denver. Their comebacks against Utah and the Clippers said as much about those two teams as it did Denver, but still it was something special to watch. I think of them as the Celtics spiritual cousins in the west, one of the few teams that can match Boston's combination of youth, potential and productivity. I took a quick looked at the age of the 8 teams that made the second round, weighted by minutes played and points scored (not counting tonight's game):

Team Weighted Minutes by age Weighted Points by age
Bucks
29.85​
29.24​
Raptors
27.13​
27.25​
Celtics
25.04​
24.72​
Heat
27.17​
27.11​
Lakers
29.27​
29.37​
Clippers
27.95​
28.19​
Nuggets
25.20​
24.35​
Rockets
30.19​
30.14​



The numbers bear this out: The Celtics and Nuggets are the two youngest teams to win a round, by a decent margin. The Celtics' rotation is slightly younger, while the Nuggets scorers are slightly younger. The next youngest teams are the Raptors (somewhat surprising) and the Heat, while the oldest team by either measure is the Rockets.
 

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Yeah, I was surprised anyone could complain about it after seeing the replay. James took long strides and Jokic bailed out and gave him the layup, but it was clear he was gathering as he was fouled.
After taking a look you are right. Murray grabbed him and James was able to rip up with the ball firmly between his hands (gather)and finish the shot. Its actually pretty sick.

It felt as if some of the whistles came on touch fouls though. Or perhaps I am just influenced by the Lakers lobbying the league to get LeBron the free throws he deserves (as they should if it helps them win).
 

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Lebron took 25 shots and 8 FTAs while playing his usual physical game. Just going by the number looks pretty run of the mill. For (extreme) comparison, Harden averaged 22.3 shots and 11.8 FTAs over the course of the season.

I think we wouldn’t focus on this so much if he was less of a demonstrative complainer.