From 1997 to now, nothing has changed, as Gregg Popovich states exactly right: Tim Duncan is still the base of everything for the Spurs. As well conditioned as a year ago where the Finals were nearly in hand and still breaking records and chasing history at 37 years old. Read More. Written by Shams Charania on Dec 13, 2013
The Jazz played physical against the Mavs and after beating them Carlisle had some interesting comments:
"They went to basically thugging it up and that's when the game turned, and I thought the officiating went their way," Carlisle said. "They started to get calls and we weren't able to get the whistles.
"That was probably a function of their aggressiveness. But at the same time I thought there were a couple of times where a whistle could have blown for us."
On the other hand, the Jazz coach felt it ignited the team:
"I thought it was a momentum-builder," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "Everybody [became] determined they weren’t going to let anybody run over them; we were going to fight the entire time. I thought that was a big play to get us going. From there, we just picked it up."
Favors just felt he was playing physical:
Asked about the play, Favors shook his head slightly.
"I just got physical," he said. I’m going to make them call something."
Here is the play:
I think it was cool to see the nastiness in Favors. He was protecting his teammate in another game showing more of his nasty side:
Personally I like to see this type of thing from my players.
I saw some people freaking out about this calling it dirty. What they ignore is Hayward was elbowed by Dirk on a prior play and a hard foul by another Mavs player. To me it's a bit of pot calling the kettle back.
What do you guys think? Carlisle being a baby? Is this "thugging it up?"
I read some Mavs posters on another board saying Favors deserved a flagrant or a tech and that this "should be reviewed" by the league.
Somewhere Karl Malone is turning over in his grave (yes I know he's not dead). Anyway Carlisle is "being a baby" but there's nothing wrong with backing up your team. However anyone that watched the Mavs lose in the first round to the Spurs saw how "dirty" Carlisle can be when he used Jason Terry and goons like Najera to basically headhunt against Parker and Ginobili
I wonder how much of a factor Cuban's fine played here if at all. Wonder if he's got something to say about that play
Kobe vs MJ "Clone Wars" NBA.com video:
Frosty wrote:Funny this is called Clone Wars because Kobe is like the second installment of the Star Wars series. It looked like Star Wars but came up short. But it did appeal to the kiddies.
Jordan Crawford kind of scares me. He's like that kid in high school who you let copy your homework once and then he wants to sit next to you every time there's a test. I'm not sure how that translates to the basketball court, but don't let him get going.
def have noticed at home the jazz pretty much foul on every play until they get called for it. i dont consider hacking all the time "thugging it up". its just aggressive "illegal" defense. thugging it up would be doing kg tactics, dirty moves and etc, they dont do that they just hack constantly