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Post#811 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:05 am by King d

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King d wrote:Batum's controversial "two pointer"

http://i.imgur.com/B2GDwLu.jpg

There was a closer angle from the baseline, and I'll be damned if his toe wasn't on the line. Understand I wanted Portland to win, and I think they got jobbed really bad on that obvious reach-in by Metta. However, I don't believe for a minute that shot was a 3. HD don't lie!

That said, the refs owed Portland that 3 just because we all watched a million replays of a reach-in foul that resulted in the Lakers getting the ball back, eventhough most of us saw is clearly in realtime. Again, HD don't lie! Portland just, honestly, fell victim to some bad calls at the end there. Still, it's their own fault for leaving it close enough for refs to determine the outcome. They just didn't do enough to win. PEACE.


IDK man, looks pretty clear to me that it was a 3pt, but whatever. Gotta move on
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Post#812 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:10 am by NaturalThunder

Bay Based wrote:The losing streak started with that 4 game road trip against Playoff teams in 5 nights, 3 of those games were without Jarrett Jack and 2 of those games were without Andrew Bogut. Also, it was 10 games in 16 days where 8 of them were during two stretches of 4 games in 5 nights.

The only game I'm really mad about during that losing streak was the home game against Houston. That was unacceptable; the Warriors expected to have an easy game since they were finally at home after that tough road trip and let their guard down against the Rockets.

Their loss against the Jazz wasn't as bad since the Jazz are really good at home. Golden State just has to learn from that slump they had and make sure they take advantage of ending the season with the most home games in the NBA and use it to build momentum going into the Playoffs.

Welcome to internet based sports fandom. People have started to doubt and over criticize the Thunder because of their 3-game losing streak. Even though those losses were to the Heat who are on a different level right now than anyone in the league other than the Spurs; at Utah where the Jazz play like an elite team; and at Houston where they scored 20 something points in the last 5 minutes and made everything.

I agree with you about the Warriors. No need to freak out about a losing streak when it's mostly road games against playoff caliber teams. While they got the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back, that was still a really good win for them. And they got the win mostly because of their defense (and Jarrett Jack being awesome) against arguably the most dangerous and prolific offense in the league. It should really help their confidence and may be just the right thing to break them out of this slump for awhile.
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Once again disappears in the 4th. On paper it looks like he played good, but he wasn't anything great. When defenses get tighter Durant gets exposed. He can't do much besides shoot jumpers.
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Post#813 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:11 am by cdubbz

carayip wrote:Jarret Jack is basically Monta Part 2 in a fraction of the salary.


you my friend must not know basketball very well. Jarret Jack and Ellis are two completely different players.
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Post#814 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:11 am by Flash Falcon X

dreamchaser wrote:Sucks for the Lakers that GSW & Houston won today after their hard fought win over Portland.


Are people really expecting that the Lakers will catch up to the Warriors?

I know the Warriors lost 6 in a row, but I explained why in a post above.

The main factor here is that Golden State is ending their season with the most home games left in the NBA. I think the Warriors are most likely going to be competing for 4/5 rather than 7/8 seed.
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Post#815 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:12 am by PurpleRooster

As it pertains to the three pointer by Batum....

At a certain point can't we rule by the spirit of the law, and not the letter of the law?

I mean really? That isn't a three pointer? Really?

It is either a three point shot, or the LONGEST two-pointer of all time. I mean seriously. There is nobody that would object to that being a three pointer.

(outside of Lakers fans)
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Post#816 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:13 am by PurpleRooster

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dreamchaser wrote:Sucks for the Lakers that GSW & Houston won today after their hard fought win over Portland.


Are people really expecting that the Lakers will catch up to the Warriors?

I know the Warriors lost 6 in a row, but I explained why in a post above.

The main factor here is that Golden State is ending their season with the most home games left in the NBA. I think the Warriors are most likely going to be competing for 4/5 rather than 7/8 seed.



Houston, Utah, Golden State are the teams indeed in play for them right now.

In my opinion, they aren't catching any of them, but they are the teams to watch in this race to the playoffs.
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Post#817 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:19 am by Flash Falcon X

TwentyOne920 wrote:I've noticed that fans of teams with long periods of mediocrity tend to be more passionate...


That's because those fans have been tested for several years and have proven to support their team so much no matter what.

All the other basketball fans in the Bay Area who couldn't handle the Warriors losing are now Lakers fans. That's why whenever the Lakers come to Oracle all of the Bay Area Lakers fans come out and fill half the arena and talk crap about their own hometown Warriors. It's annoying.
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Post#818 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:20 am by TwentyOne920

Bay Based wrote:
TwentyOne920 wrote:I've noticed that fans of teams with long periods of mediocrity tend to be more passionate...


That's because those fans have been tested for several years and have proven to support so team so much no matter what.

All the other basketball fans in the Bay Area who couldn't handle the Warriors losing are now Warriors fans. That's why whenever the Lakers come to Oracle all of the Bay Area Lakers fans come out and fill half the arena and talk crap about their own hometown Warriors. It's annoying.


I was thinking of Raps fans too. But yes, fire forged fandom.
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Post#819 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:20 am by King d



Am I the only one who sees MWP almost breakingClaver's arm here?
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Post#820 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 am by whatchaknow

PurpleRooster wrote:It is either a three point shot, or the LONGEST two-pointer of all time. I mean seriously. There is nobody that would object to that being a three pointer.

(outside of Lakers fans)


Well yeah everyone would be ok because everyone hates the Lakers :lol: :lol:

I kind of get what your saying though and it makes sense in a weird way. But lets get real if thats ruled a 3 and Portland somehow comes back to win... La La Land goes absolutely crazy and one of those refs potentially gets jumped on his way out the gym sooooo... lets just leave it as is
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Post#821 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:23 am by Flash Falcon X

TwentyOne920 wrote:
Bay Based wrote:
TwentyOne920 wrote:I've noticed that fans of teams with long periods of mediocrity tend to be more passionate...


That's because those fans have been tested for several years and have proven to support so team so much no matter what.

All the other basketball fans in the Bay Area who couldn't handle the Warriors losing are now Warriors fans. That's why whenever the Lakers come to Oracle all of the Bay Area Lakers fans come out and fill half the arena and talk crap about their own hometown Warriors. It's annoying.


I was thinking of Raps fans too. But yes, fire forged fandom.


I meant to say they're now Lakers fans. I edited my post but you read it before I got to post it lol.

But yeah, Warriors had that streak of not making the Playoffs for 12 straight years, so I don't blame people in the Bay for not being able to handle that and deciding to root for the Lakers. What's annoying is that they decide to talk crap about their own hometown team.
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Post#822 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:23 am by whatchaknow

King d wrote:

Am I the only one who sees MWP almost breakingClaver's arm here?


I was more worried about the 3 1/2 steps he took and the double dribble :lol: :lol:
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Post#823 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:28 am by King d

whatchaknow wrote:
King d wrote:

Am I the only one who sees MWP almost breakingClaver's arm here?


I was more worried about the 3 1/2 steps he took and the double dribble :lol: :lol:



Worst thing is I even noticed that was clearly a foul when watching a totally pixelated nba stream online and the refs couldn't...
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Post#824 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:51 am by witnessraps

refs were terrible in that lakers game.
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Post#825 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:59 am by TaylorMonkey

NaturalThunder wrote:
Bay Based wrote:The losing streak started with that 4 game road trip against Playoff teams in 5 nights, 3 of those games were without Jarrett Jack and 2 of those games were without Andrew Bogut. Also, it was 10 games in 16 days where 8 of them were during two stretches of 4 games in 5 nights.

The only game I'm really mad about during that losing streak was the home game against Houston. That was unacceptable; the Warriors expected to have an easy game since they were finally at home after that tough road trip and let their guard down against the Rockets.

Their loss against the Jazz wasn't as bad since the Jazz are really good at home. Golden State just has to learn from that slump they had and make sure they take advantage of ending the season with the most home games in the NBA and use it to build momentum going into the Playoffs.

Welcome to internet based sports fandom. People have started to doubt and over criticize the Thunder because of their 3-game losing streak. Even though those losses were to the Heat who are on a different level right now than anyone in the league other than the Spurs; at Utah where the Jazz play like an elite team; and at Houston where they scored 20 something points in the last 5 minutes and made everything.

I agree with you about the Warriors. No need to freak out about a losing streak when it's mostly road games against playoff caliber teams. While they got the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back, that was still a really good win for them. And they got the win mostly because of their defense (and Jarrett Jack being awesome) against arguably the most dangerous and prolific offense in the league. It should really help their confidence and may be just the right thing to break them out of this slump for awhile.

The Spurs are amazing. Outside of Parker and Duncan, and to some extent, an ailing Ginobli, none of their other players are really all that special. We were clearly disrupting a lot of their sets and offensive flow and we were still neck and neck the whole game. Even down 10 before we chipped away and Jack got his swag on.

Anyway, when watching them, I keep thinking, "this is the best team in basketball?" because visually they don't strike you that way. Props to Pops.
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Post#826 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:11 am by MistyMountain20

Bay Based wrote:
dreamchaser wrote:Sucks for the Lakers that GSW & Houston won today after their hard fought win over Portland.


Are people really expecting that the Lakers will catch up to the Warriors?

I know the Warriors lost 6 in a row, but I explained why in a post above.

The main factor here is that Golden State is ending their season with the most home games left in the NBA. I think the Warriors are most likely going to be competing for 4/5 rather than 7/8 seed.

The thought process should be more due to Golden State's weak SRS. Basically their games could have easily gone either way and right now they happen to be squeaking by. Maybe they did enough of that where it won't matter as much or the return of Bogut will offset that, but GS hasn't been particularly dominant.
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Post#827 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:15 am by TaylorMonkey

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carayip wrote:Jarret Jack is basically Monta Part 2 in a fraction of the salary.

Except Jack can handle and he actually makes big shots at the end of games. And he's actually efficient. Jack is what Ellis could have been if he worked on his handles, embraced the PG role, and was willing to come off the bench.


Monta was actually pretty efficient in his early Warriors days.

From the bench. Precisely.
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Post#828 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:17 am by TaylorMonkey

Bay Based wrote:
TaylorMonkey wrote:
carayip wrote:Jarret Jack is basically Monta Part 2 in a fraction of the salary.

Except Jack can handle and he actually makes big shots at the end of games. And he's actually efficient. Jack is what Ellis could have been if he worked on his handles, embraced the PG role, and was willing to come off the bench.


Monta would have embraced the PG role if the Warriors didn't draft a point guard to take that starting PG position after Monta was told he would be the replacement of Baron Davis.

Lol. They drafted another tiny shooting guard. Except this one actually has handles.
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Post#829 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:34 am by justinandimcool

TaylorMonkey wrote:The Spurs are amazing. Outside of Parker and Duncan, and to some extent, an ailing Ginobli, none of their other players are really all that special. We were clearly disrupting a lot of their sets and offensive flow and we were still neck and neck the whole game. Even down 10 before we chipped away and Jack got his swag on.

Anyway, when watching them, I keep thinking, "this is the best team in basketball?" because visually they don't strike you that way. Props to Pops.


If I'm being honest with myself, I saw a lot of remnants of 2011 against Memphis and 2012 against OKC tonight. While it's a nice idea that we have such team oriented guys who know their role, it's still painfully obvious when the going gets tough that the Spurs roster has once again overdosed on their fascination with 'classyball'.

In a professional league such as this, running sets and knowing your role won't beat hungry, young, tough, super athletic swagged out teams. It's just the culture of the game today. Attitude and athleticism wins out more than not these days. Ball movement and execution can only do so much if you can't match the quickness and energy.

Pop is GREAT against 90% of the league, but against 10% of the league he looks outdated and proves the Spurhaters right.

My one and only hope this year is that our defense is different than years past. We actually have some balls now, we'll see if it makes up for the lack of length and quickness.
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Post#830 Re: GT Feb 22nd, 2013 (MIN/OKC & SAS/GSW
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:44 am by Shem

You gotta give Dave from BlazersEdge props for writing this:

Had this game been played in Charlotte I'm not sure I'd be taking such pains to explain this. But I'm keenly aware that this happened in Los Angeles, with the Lakers, in a game that--if not exactly "must win"--was important in their burgeoning push for the playoffs. If I'm a Rockets fan, a Mavericks fan, a Jazz fan, or really anybody in the playoff picture I'm not happy about this either. Memo to the NBA: we've seen things like this happen too many times for the Lakers to accept or pass over this. After the referee scandal in which specific accusations were made that officials conspired to help this specific team you promised that the league was clean. Review those fouls against LaMarcus Aldridge. Review those calls in the last couple of minutes...THREE of them at minimum. Now come back and tell us that again. The only way you can do that is admit some sky-high-level incompetence here, which should earn its own reward. And while you're trying to determine an appropriate response, review the reaction of these refs to the Blazers when they were questioned. Apparently one of your officials thinks Metta World Peace didn't touch Nicolas Batum on that baseline play after having seen the replay multiple times. Go figure that out.


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April 4, 2014:
HotrodBeaubois wrote:I never said Dallas was good as Portland


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HotrodBeaubois wrote:That's the Whole Point Portland is No better than Dallas
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