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Post#101 » by agentofatlas » Wed May 26, 2021 5:48 am

What a great win. The Mavs just need to be more consistent on making FTs.
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Post#102 » by f l u r p » Wed May 26, 2021 5:52 am

Really happy for the Mavs.
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Post#103 » by ejs78 » Wed May 26, 2021 5:54 am

Its going to be be an interesting off season

I don't think Timmy is worth 20 million a year unless they can make some other moves and I don't think KP is worth what he got.

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I don't want to be negative in night like that, KP looked solid in O, but we cannot ignore when Mavs D has started playing better. When KP has got 4th personal.


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Just think. THJ’s contract was a penalty for us to get KP. Now, it feels right the opposite.


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Re: Playoffs 20/21 - G2 - Mavs @ Clippers Tuesday, 10:30PM EST) 

Post#104 » by ACMFFL » Wed May 26, 2021 6:39 am

Wow, another great night for us! Let's go Mavs!
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Post#105 » by KhalilS » Wed May 26, 2021 6:57 am

So, in the middle of the 3rd THJ sent to the line, it was something like 92-83 for the Mavs, I plead with my wife to take the kids to school and explain to her, it's the playoffs, Luka is on fire, it's an epic Luka-Kawhi battle, but like the poet says, the devil take the women for they never can be easy.
I arrive to school drop off the kids there, I check the score, it's 114-101 and THJ is sent to the line, I head to the kindergarten for the little one, traffic jam! I check the score 114-109, WTF???? Timmy missed both of them, check shooting percentage, Mavs are shooting much better from 3 than for FT!!! I drop off the kid in kindergarten, check the score 118-109 Luke with 2 layups, Halleluka! I arrive at work, I park the car, 125-121, damn the french, I arrive at the office and it's over :)
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Post#106 » by arkuo » Wed May 26, 2021 7:07 am

This offseason is going to be very interesting. Imagine what Luka and KP would be able to do if they played with REAL starters. I'd like to think they'll be going for a Duncan Robinson type. 6'8, lights out shooter, runs around screens confusing the defense every possession.

When you got Robinson, THJ, and Luka running around screens and DFS in the corner, and KP waiting for lobs, that's essentially unguardable.
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Post#107 » by 41Dirk41 » Wed May 26, 2021 9:22 am

Oh my god, THJ is on fire :crazy:

Great game by Maxi, no worried about last game poster.

I love bad ass Luka, posterize Marcus "screaming" Morris is ever good.

We need to make our **** FT!!!!!
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Post#108 » by KhalilS » Wed May 26, 2021 9:51 am

Crazy game, what the Mavs made up in insane 3pt shooting was balanced by horrendous FT shooting.
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Post#109 » by Archx » Wed May 26, 2021 10:12 am

I have been cursing Jrich for the entire season but i also said in a limited role he could probably be usefull. And in these past two games he played limited minutes and actually was impressive. Including clutch FT's.

Can't wait to see what they can do in games 3 and 4 in front of full arena.
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Post#110 » by aggerrard » Wed May 26, 2021 10:51 am

Great W. And actually at a time i could watch the game. First half i watched at home - second half on the phone at work. Work saturday, game is at 3:30 AM, but guess that means i have to wake up an hour earlier. Can't miss the 1st home game up 2-0.
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Post#111 » by BlueSan » Wed May 26, 2021 1:32 pm

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ejs78 wrote:I'm at a loss for words

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Maybe I'm a bit overreacting, but after watching these first 2 games, I don't know how you can't come away thinking the Mavs are just the best team.

They did close the season strong (granted with a favorable schedule), but the early part of the season was Covid & injury impacted. The Mavs might just be the better team :D


Well not as easy as that I would say.

They have been shooting lights out (except for FT that's just pathetic) while the Clippers supporting cast is "sleeping" if Mavs hit 30% from 3pt or even below 40,00% they are in trouble.
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Post#112 » by BlueSan » Wed May 26, 2021 1:34 pm

JD45 wrote:Some bad turnovers and a few bad shots by Luka. And WTF was going on at FT line?

But the team played very well. Great 3pt shooting, but they played well. Played very tough. Mental toughness and focus they didn't show a lot of in the regular season.


FTs are also mental toughness a bit worrying there

But I agree hats of to them. I will be first to admit I was not and still am not convinced Mavs are winning this series against the Clippers.

I still think Clippers win 4:2 but as I have said it before, please Dallas prove me wrong, I will be extremely happy to be wrong here.
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Post#113 » by DJ_3_Ball » Wed May 26, 2021 1:57 pm

BlueSan wrote:
DJ_3_Ball wrote:Maybe I'm a bit overreacting, but after watching these first 2 games, I don't know how you can't come away thinking the Mavs are just the best team.

They did close the season strong (granted with a favorable schedule), but the early part of the season was Covid & injury impacted. The Mavs might just be the better team :D


Well not as easy as that I would say.

They have been shooting lights out (except for FT that's just pathetic) while the Clippers supporting cast is "sleeping" if Mavs hit 30% from 3pt or even below 40,00% they are in trouble.


Yeah, I hear ya. There's the KP 8 foot bounce off the heel of the rim & splash, and Luka has made tough 3s (I could see Luka having a 1/10 3PM game), and THJ/DFS/Maxi/etc have had some near perfect nights behind the arc. Still, they're hitting a lot of quality looks. If they made their FTs, they could of been up 22-23 points late in the 4th last night. You can peel away 5-6 missed 3s and still be ahead in that scenario.

I think the Mavs are going to continue to get quality looks because Luka is better than the Clippers defense. I think the Mavs will stay hot from behind the arc. If it's not 50%, then I don't see a drop off the cliff moment. They might have a 35% night, but still be in the game because maybe that night they're hitting their FTs, or something else is going right for them.

More than anything, I think the Mavs are mentally tougher than the Clippers fake goon squad, and I think the Clippers are about to let the pressure get to them, make some significant mistakes & crumble.
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Post#114 » by fuller4379 » Wed May 26, 2021 2:35 pm

I think the Clippers might want to let Luka score his and use their better defenders to stop THJ and the Mavericks role players. Luka is going to get his. The Clippers don't seem to have anyone who can stop him.
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Post#115 » by leolozon » Wed May 26, 2021 3:11 pm

I hope the 3pt shooting doesn't normalize, because it has essentially been the difference in the wins. At least the Mavs played good defense in the 3rd, so they can find a way to hang with the Clippers even if they shoot 30% from 3. It's so improbable that they keep shooting that well, it has to stop at some point.
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Post#116 » by leolozon » Wed May 26, 2021 3:13 pm

What's up with the Mavs playing every 3 days, while a lot of other teams are playing every 2 days?
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Post#117 » by fuller4379 » Wed May 26, 2021 3:39 pm

leolozon wrote:What's up with the Mavs playing every 3 days, while a lot of other teams are playing every 2 days?


Things speed up some next week.

Game 3 May 28 Friday
Game 4 May 30 Sunday
Game 5 June 2 Wednesday
Game 6 June 4 Friday
Game 7 June 6 Sunday
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Post#118 » by Dirk » Wed May 26, 2021 3:41 pm

Luka fade away jump shots are absurd


Europeans: that man in blue is the biggest star in the NFL. Luka stan now.

What a great play.


THJr is just beyond ridiculous at this point. He traded 3s with Kawhi at a critical point in this game.



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First thing he brings up post game "I have to make my fts"

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Post#119 » by arkuo » Wed May 26, 2021 4:22 pm

This series is giving Cuban a road map for free agency. The NBA will keep double teaming Luka for his career. You need to surround him with shooters as he can pass off double teams. THJ and DFS has been on the recieving end of these when the Clippers would double team Luka. Guys like Buddy Hield, Eric Gordon, Duncan Robinson, may be available in the summer.
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Post#120 » by XTraderXL » Wed May 26, 2021 5:12 pm

Bob8 wrote:
fuller4379 wrote:KP played good today. 20 points, 3 steals, and two block. Only 4 rebounds but there wasn’t many rebounds to get when one team is shooting 58.5% and the other 53.6%.


I don't want to be negative in night like that, KP looked solid in O, but we cannot ignore when Mavs D has started playing better. When KP has got 4th personal.


A couple of days ago you said that you dont care about Lukas 0/6 shooting in the last quarter because the Mavs won the game. But today you are getting on KP. I know Luka is untouchable for you but at least be consistent :crazy:

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