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RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST)

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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#21 » by Archx » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:05 am

The worst team in the league just scored 36 points in the 1st Q on the Mavs. :o :o

They surely can't continue like that, right?
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#22 » by Bluelabel24 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:06 am

giving up 36pts on the 1st.... KPs softness is really contagious, how is it that he gets corey joseph on a mismatch and he pops out for a 3 ffs. thats the stuff that pisses fans off and quite possibly his teammates too..
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#23 » by fuller4379 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:15 am

Changing their names to the Allas Mavericks because they play no D.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#24 » by daoneandonly » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:18 am

Something happened to this team right around the San Antonio game. What was it? I mean is there some inner turmoil? Do these guys not like each other?
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#25 » by KhalilS » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:24 am

KP's defense is still a huge problem, and missing wide open shots.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#26 » by XTraderXL » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:29 am

I think my grandmother could bully KP on defense.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#27 » by daoneandonly » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:31 am

Is Kleber ever going to make a shot again?

Yea, KP needs to go.
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Post#28 » by fuller4379 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:32 am

Finishing the first half strong.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#29 » by daoneandonly » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:32 am

XTraderXL wrote:I think my grandmother could bully KP on defense.


Stop exaggerating, she wouldn't just bully him, she'd take his lunch money and throw him around like a rag doll
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#30 » by Archx » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:36 am

Is it just me or is KP the smallest tall guy in the league? I feel like anytime he gets back on to the court people start making shots over him left and right. Like no one is afraid of him anymore they just keep attacking the rim.
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Post#31 » by KhalilS » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:36 am

Strong finish, of the half, Mavs missed wide opens (Kleber and THJ) Pistons hit everything, but once Mavs started playing defense Pistons scored only one basket, and it was nearly list.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#32 » by Bluelabel24 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:40 am

XTraderXL wrote:I think my grandmother could bully KP on defense.

again.. if you guys have some free time I suggest watching that 3 part documentary of KP(on his youtube) after his injury, thats where it all started. Then it got further amplified during his non contact injury at the bubble. In his camps mind, setting screens=contact=injury, taking advantage of mismatches=post up=contact=injury, boxing out for rebounds=contact=injury.

Imo i think its mental and can be fixed but first they gotta acknowledge the problem in order to fix it.
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Post#33 » by XTraderXL » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:47 am

Bluelabel24 wrote:
XTraderXL wrote:I think my grandmother could bully KP on defense.

again.. if you guys have some free time I suggest watching that 3 part documentary of KP(on his youtube) after his injury, thats where it all started. Then it got further amplified during his non contact injury at the bubble. In his camps mind, setting screens=contact=injury, taking advantage of mismatches=post up=contact=injury, boxing out for rebounds=contact=injury.

Imo i think its mental and can be fixed but first they gotta acknowledge the problem in order to fix it.


Of course its mental. You can always play physical, even if you are much smaller and weaker than KP. He just doesnt want to. It is hard to fix if he is so affraid of injuries. Maybe if in 3 years he gets another max deal, he will play harder as he wont have to worry about the next max contract like he is now.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#34 » by KhalilS » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:51 am

Like BlueSan mentioned, KP gets lost too much defensively, he's doesn't need to defend the P&R well, no one expects him to, but he needs to protect the rim better, everytime he does, defense improves a lot, **** Corey Joseph was driving at will, he's very good offensively even if he's not attacking the rim, he's money from mid range and very good outside shooter.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#35 » by daoneandonly » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:56 am

Cant watch the game, who the heck is guarding Joseph?

And even Grant?
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#36 » by Archx » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:57 am

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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#37 » by leolozon » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:33 am

Well, it was too close for too long, but at least the Mavs are running away with this right now.

And Luka managed to hit 2 FTs in a row this time!!! 1 time out of 4, but still...

He's still spamming step back 3s from way too far. I'm not sure if someone told him that he could try them from a tad closer.

EDIT : It's never over with that team.... Detroit is one of the worst in the league. Even, if the Mavs win this, the team is still playing bad.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#38 » by KhalilS » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:41 am

Jalen Brunson is an excellent scorer, but he's no PG.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#39 » by Archx » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:49 am

Mavs were rolling in the 4th, Luka was hot and Rick decided to stick with his idiotic rotations again. Now they have problems putting Pistons away because offense completely stopped. Tomorrow's game vs stacked Lakers has a potential to be a disaster.
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Re: RS 20/21 - Pistons @ Mavs (Wed. 8:30PM EST) 

Post#40 » by leolozon » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:52 am

Luka is so bad at FT shooting. It's incredibly frustrating.

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