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Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12]

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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#46 » by Klomp » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:13 pm

southern wolf wrote:The West is just too damn deep. I can't see us making the playoffs this season, but I would absolutely love to be proven wrong.

Way too soon to be giving up. We are sitting in 8th, and our two best players are still playing like crap recovering from injuries. They will play better.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#47 » by southern wolf » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:33 am

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southern wolf wrote:The West is just too damn deep. I can't see us making the playoffs this season, but I would absolutely love to be proven wrong.

Way too soon to be giving up. We are sitting in 8th, and our two best players are still playing like crap recovering from injuries. They will play better.


I'm not giving up, just an early prediction. I think we will get better, but so will teams like the Lakers and Mavs. It's going to be really tough.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#48 » by Klomp » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:45 am

southern wolf wrote:I'm not giving up, just an early prediction. I think we will get better, but so will teams like the Lakers and Mavs. It's going to be really tough.

Dallas is 6 games below .500 at 12-18. It will take a really good stretch from them. Lakers I agree. But Houston won't stay this high IMO (5-12 vs West), and I think GS will fall off as well, (20-10, but only 8-8 vs West. 12-2 vs East).
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#49 » by Basti » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:51 pm

Just checked the January schedule. It will be brutal. If we manage to win half the games I'd be very satisfied.

Edit: February won't be much easier, either. Ugh.
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Post#50 » by cpfsf » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:44 pm

Basti wrote:Just checked the January schedule. It will be brutal. If we manage to win half the games I'd be very satisfied.

Edit: February won't be much easier, either. Ugh.


fortunately the team won't play utah until 1/2. rubio essentially has a full week without playing an nba game, so maybe he'll be allowed to play more minutes. the wolves will also be playing the next day against denver, so maybe rubio might have to sit that one out.

shake off the rust soon rubio.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#51 » by theGreatRC » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Update 12/30/12

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Key games

SAS vs DAL - Have to gain as much of an advantage against Dallas as we possibly can
UTA vs LAC - Like I said above, need to gain an advantage over the Jazz too

Our next game: Jan 2nd @ UTA - I think this road game will be a huge test if we are a playoff team or not, sooner or later we need to start winning tough road games.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#52 » by Calinks » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:16 pm

How many times has Utah played the Clippers? It's like those two are in the playoffs already, sheesh.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#53 » by theGreatRC » Tue Jan 1, 2013 8:42 pm

Clippers play Nuggets tonight in Denver, this game has this 'epic' feel to it, excited to watch it on TV.

We could be tied for 7th with a Denver loss tonight.
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Post#54 » by Jukeness » Tue Jan 1, 2013 9:00 pm

At this point, I dont think Nowitzki can help the Mavs, I doubt they end up in the mix towards the end of the year.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#55 » by theGreatRC » Tue Jan 1, 2013 9:08 pm

I think it's between Us, Jazz, Nuggets and Warriors for the 7th & 8th spots

I believe the Lakers will get it together.

The Rockets and Warriors have most of their wins come against Eastern teams.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#56 » by Klomp » Tue Jan 1, 2013 9:09 pm

Jukeness wrote:At this point, I dont think Nowitzki can help the Mavs, I doubt they end up in the mix towards the end of the year.

They're in nice position for a rebuild. They have Dirk, Marion, Vince as only major contracts. OJ will opt out, will be interesting to see if he resigns there.

Knowing Cuban though, he'll overpay OJ and Collison, and they might compete for 8 seed next year at best.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/22/12] 

Post#57 » by gmoney411 » Thu Jan 3, 2013 7:50 am

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southern wolf wrote:I'm not giving up, just an early prediction. I think we will get better, but so will teams like the Lakers and Mavs. It's going to be really tough.

Dallas is 6 games below .500 at 12-18. It will take a really good stretch from them. Lakers I agree. But Houston won't stay this high IMO (5-12 vs West), and I think GS will fall off as well, (20-10, but only 8-8 vs West. 12-2 vs East).


5 of the conference loses that the Rockets have are from the Spurs and Thunder who they only play once each the rest of the year. They played those two teams four times in December and lost all 4. They were 4-1 against the rest of the conference that month including a blowout victory over Memphis. I wouldn't count on them struggling against the west as much now that they don't have to play two of the top teams very much.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#58 » by Klomp » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:02 am

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Next Four Games
1/21 at Atlanta (22-18)
1/23 vs Brooklyn (24-16)
1/25 at Washington (8-30)
1/26 at Charlotte (10-30)

Followed by a 6-game homestand
1/30 vs Clippers
2/1 vs Lakers
2/2 vs Hornicans
2/4 vs Blazers
2/6 vs Spurs
2/8 vs Knicks (25-13)
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#59 » by [RCG] » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:26 am

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Next Four Games
1/21 at Atlanta (22-18) L - Horford/Smith will be too much for our frontcourt Correct 1-0
1/23 vs Brooklyn (24-16) L - giving up too large of a talent gap
1/25 at Washington (8-30) W - nervous because of Nene/Okafor vs. Williams/Stiemsma though
1/26 at Charlotte (10-30) L - no depth on the second game of a b2b

Followed by a 6-game homestand
1/30 vs Clippers L - Might get Pek/Shved back but won't be enough
2/1 vs Lakers L - only advantage is at SF, Gasol will likely be back
2/2 vs Hornicans W - maybe we don't play an 18-point lead and lose by 12?
2/4 vs Blazers L - Should be a good game but they are healthy and we aren't.
2/6 vs Spurs L - Spurs are too good and we are too depleted.
2/8 vs Knicks (25-13) L - no explanation necessary.


I like how our "easy" games are on the road and our "hard" games are at home. :-?

I see us going 2-8 - guess I'm not very optimistic. But I'd say our range is 1 to 4 wins.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#60 » by theGreatRC » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:45 am

If we keep Gelabale and Johnson and Shveddy and Pek come back, we can do some work during that homestand.

I'm pretty sure we're keeping Jelly because he wanted a second 10 day contract, right? (He would come over for a 20 day guarantee?)
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#61 » by Murphs56 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:52 am

theGreatRC wrote:If we keep Gelabale and Johnson and Shveddy and Pek come back, we can do some work during that homestand.

I'm pretty sure we're keeping Jelly because he wanted a second 10 day contract, right? (He would come over for a 20 day guarantee?)



You are saying this after one game. Rubio had a good game his first outing too.. We aren't very good and being held together by rubber bands and tape.
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#62 » by Klomp » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:08 am

Murphs56 wrote:You are saying this after one game. Rubio had a good game his first outing too.. We aren't very good and being held together by rubber bands and tape.

Rubio was coming off major knee surgery. Both these guys have been in game shape, playing in their respective leagues
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#63 » by NikolaPekovic » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:36 am

i think the underlying factor here is the fact that rubio plays well with shooters and athletic bigs who can cut to the basket.

blake griffin with rubio would be so goooood
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#64 » by Murphs56 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:00 pm

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Murphs56 wrote:You are saying this after one game. Rubio had a good game his first outing too.. We aren't very good and being held together by rubber bands and tape.

Rubio was coming off major knee surgery. Both these guys have been in game shape, playing in their respective leagues


I guess. I just wouldn't expect these performances on a regular basis is all
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Re: Playoff watch 2012-2013 [Last updated: 12/30/12] 

Post#65 » by jade_hippo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:16 am

Houston has lost 7 straight and Portland has lost 5 straight. its going to be a dogfight to see who loses the 7-8 seeds, geeze.

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