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NBA 2020 Playoffs | R1 G3 | Mavs vs Clippers, Friday 9PM ET

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Post#1 » by Dirk » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 pm

Gotta show up ready for the Clippers reaction.
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Post#2 » by Bob8 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:27 pm

Luka 13 TOs and a win.
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Post#3 » by dirkforpres » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43 pm

I hate to say “must win” or anything, but the loser would have to win 3 of the final 4 and that won’t be easy for either team to pull off
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Post#4 » by agentofatlas » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:05 am

Jump to an early lead and bait them to an offensive battle. If they're playing from behind, they'll probably play more of Lou Will or Shamet giving our players an easy target.
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Post#5 » by Darren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:54 am

Putting Maxi on Kawhi is what makes the difference. But Maxi and KP could be in foul trouble early if Kawhi attack the same way in Game 2 last quarter. This is one thing. Things work out great early in Game 2 is because of zone defense. What if Clippers put 5 shooters on the floor?

I expect Morris-Kawhi-George-Williams-Beverely lineup at some point. Then, the zone defense strategy doesn't work out just like what's happening in the 4th quarter in Game 2. The supporting cast would face more physical defense. Could the Mavs keep rhythm without foul trouble and turnover problem? Could KP takes advantage against a smaller lineup?

I should say Morris-KP matchup may pay dividend either way. Because Harrell and Zubac are both dumb players to Mavs favor. If Morris is in foul trouble, Clippers offensive scheme collapse, too. And the Mavs zone defense will work again.
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Post#6 » by HMFFL » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:23 am

The line makers aren't as confident in the LAC winning game three. LAC is favored to win by 4.5 points. The previous two games by 6.5 was the line.


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Post#7 » by dirkules_41 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:59 am

dirkforpres wrote:I hate to say “must win” or anything, but the loser would have to win 3 of the final 4 and that won’t be easy for either team to pull off

This. I think it's anyones game but falling behind here - especially for us - would be very difficult to come back from.
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Post#8 » by wolfram » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:47 am

I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.
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Post#9 » by OpiumDose » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:48 am

I want to see KP getting the ball more on the offense. 13 FGA is not going to cut it. Role players are not going to go off every game. Both Doncic and KP should be taking around 20 shots (more/less if one of them is obviously with a hot/cold hand on a given day). I feel like KP's potential hasn't really been unleashed in this series so far. And one thing I really don't want to see is Mavs losing because he wasn't involved enough while guys like THJ and Burke took as many shots as him. Role players are role players for a reason.
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Post#10 » by arkuo » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:31 pm

wolfram wrote:I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.


i think its the other way around. the pressure is on the clipps to win. Kawhi and PG are just on 2 year deals. If they dont win this year they only have one more shot next year before they transfer teams again. Dallas has KP locked in and Luka on his rookie deal.
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Post#11 » by Darren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:06 pm

arkuo wrote:
wolfram wrote:I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.


i think its the other way around. the pressure is on the clipps to win. Kawhi and PG are just on 2 year deals. If they dont win this year they only have one more shot next year before they transfer teams again. Dallas has KP locked in and Luka on his rookie deal.


If the Mavs lose out on biggest name in 2021, are there anyone think waiting for Kawhi til 2022 and keep powder dry again is good strategy? The Mavs should have no more bad contract by then.
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Post#12 » by Darren » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Interesting analysis. I think the frontcourt might impact the winning percentage a lot more than people recognize.


The frontcourt create space for backcourt shooter to operate or shoot. And the frontcourt also plays a big role in guarding Clippers' best players. Whether the Mavs frontcourt can enhance the effectiveness without fouling will make a big difference to the series. That's what I think.
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Post#13 » by HMFFL » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:45 pm

wolfram wrote:I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.
Clippers coaching staff has been getting frustrated too. I give credit to RC for staying calm with the exception of a couple of poor calls by the refs.



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Post#14 » by fuller4379 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:04 pm

wolfram wrote:I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.


The Mavs are under no pressure at all. They are expected to lose this series. This payoff experience is already a success for Luka and KP. Everything from now on is just gravy.

The Clippers have to be under tremendous pressure because they are expected to go far in the playoffs this year after acquiring PG13 and Kawhi.
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Post#15 » by fast+forward » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:05 am

all this talk about 'pressure' :roll:
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Post#16 » by aggerrard » Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:19 am

arkuo wrote:
wolfram wrote:I think Mavs are under more pressure to win. Clippers are favorites and quite frankly more experienced and talented, it's just they are not clicking yet as a team. I give props to someone on this board, who claimed Mavs need to face them in the first round (sorry, can't remember who). Dallas have a real chance to surprise them with their pants down. But it's going to be real tough. I would be surprised such a team would lose in the 1st round.


i think its the other way around. the pressure is on the clipps to win. Kawhi and PG are just on 2 year deals. If they dont win this year they only have one more shot next year before they transfer teams again. Dallas has KP locked in and Luka on his rookie deal.

I don't think he meant it that way. Clippers are obv the team with the more pressure on to win the series.

But i guess he meant this series isolated. Who is this game most important to in order to win the series? If Clippers wins i really don't see Mavs coming back. If Mavs wins, Clippers with that loaded team can still come back and will prob still be the favorites.
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Post#17 » by dirkforpres » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:20 am

Piss poor shooting and even worse defending. Mavs need some serious halftime adjustments otherwise this ones gonna get ugly fast
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Post#18 » by agentofatlas » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:28 am

Luka's Fts will most likely cost us the game.
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Post#19 » by aggerrard » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:37 am

Luka is off for sure - but also credit Doc for playing Zubac 19 minutes. It really limits the space in the paint. And when we don't hit the open looks and gives up 45 points in a Q, it's a certain loss. Down 14. Get a quick run i the 2nd half and there might be a chance. But i think Clippers are running away with this one. I expect them to come out fast and close the game quickly.
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Post#20 » by Pinkyring » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:52 am

Maxi and dfs have been the worst players on the court this series, totally worthless

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