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NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami

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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#101 » by ShayDee » Wed Oct 7, 2020 3:57 am

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ShayDee wrote:Na AD not getting shot down by anybody. Thinking small ball would work against AD is super dumb. Need big enough people to bother him

15 and 22 in the last 2 games. I’m not sure how much more you want ad to get shut down.


He was in foul trouble game 3, game 4 he wasn't shot down. He just took defense more seriously this game and didn't have much energy on offense. He still took good shots and have an efficient 22

Draymond cannot defend Davis full time. He will foul out
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#102 » by Onus » Wed Oct 7, 2020 4:03 am

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ShayDee wrote:Na AD not getting shot down by anybody. Thinking small ball would work against AD is super dumb. Need big enough people to bother him

15 and 22 in the last 2 games. I’m not sure how much more you want ad to get shut down.


He was in foul trouble game 3, game 4 he wasn't shot down. He just took defense more seriously this game and didn't have much energy on offense. He still took good shots and have an efficient 22

Draymond cannot defend Davis full time. He will foul out

The thing is that ad isn’t really a creator. He’s like the goat finisher. He relies on others to set him up for him to get shots. If he’s posting up and isolating he’ll probably just shoot a jumper.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#103 » by wco81 » Wed Oct 7, 2020 5:33 am

AD has really hit some big jump shots, with the clock running down, including from 3.

He's not a great 3-point shooter, at least for his career.

But he's been more clutch than I recall him ever being.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#104 » by ShayDee » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:41 am

Duncan Robinson was ready today. Magnificent Klay-esque performance
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Post#105 » by Frozzy » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:43 am

Danny Green chokes and AD's bruises are adding up 8-)
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#106 » by Little Digger » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:55 am

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Post#107 » by Little Digger » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:57 am

I’d love to see a Heat-Warriors Final in late 2021..
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#108 » by Little Digger » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:59 am

Okoro is the exact same size as Jimmy Butler..Same strength..same natural leader vibe..same D..Same b-ball IQ..Same **** shooting in his freshman year

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Post#109 » by Mylie10 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:15 am

He ticks a lot of boxes for us.
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Post#110 » by ahmetmekin » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:21 am

Little Digger wrote:Okoro is the exact same size as Jimmy Butler..Same strength..same natural leader vibe..same D..Same b-ball IQ..Same **** shooting in his freshman year

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Okoro and Okongwu make a lot of sense because of their minimal bust potentials. I expect them to be positive impact players from day one.
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Post#111 » by HiRez » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:29 am

Okoro is going to be a really good player and personally I think he's the most bust-proof prospect in the draft. No real outside shot yet, but his strength, athleticism, lock-down defense, ability to finish at the rim (both strong and finesse), positional versatility, BBIQ, and high motor will translate fine to the NBA. If the Warriors somehow end up with him I won't be at all unhappy about it. Would be really good on the Warriors where he wouldn't have to spend much time on the weaker parts of his game: isolations, and as a shot-creator. But obviously if you're looking for a deep-range bomber first, he's not your guy.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#112 » by Little Digger » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:40 pm

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Post#113 » by wco81 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:44 pm

That's a hard play to defend. Shooter is coming around a pick and the defender is chasing, both almost sprinting.

Shooter catches and raises up and the defender has a hard time stopping to avoid contact with the shooter already in the air.

Curry and Klay haven't really perfected that. They seem to look to be more open before shooting rather than knowing that the defender is going to run into them as they shoot.

Could be at greater risk of injury, particularly ankle rolling over on the defender or being knocked off balance in the air and landing painfully.

Curry built his game on separating from the defender to get his shot off, rather than trying to make heavily-contested shots or draw contact. Risk of injury for him is greater as a smaller player, with slighter frame.

Lakers are sticking tight on Robinson since he's a lights-out shooter. I'm sure in most regular season games, he's getting clean looks instead of trying to catch and shoot with expectation of contact.

Fortunately for the Warriors, whenever they've faced Korver, they've kept contact so he hasn't had a lot of clean looks. That and relentlessly attacking him on offense.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#114 » by Little Digger » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:54 pm

“It’s the same as when I was playing against Golden State all those years, you make a mistake, they make you pay,” James said, via The Strait Times. “So we have to understand that.”
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Post#115 » by HiRez » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:02 pm

Little Digger wrote:“It’s the same as when I was playing against Golden State all those years, you make a mistake, they make you pay,” James said, via The Strait Times. “So we have to understand that.”

In other words, no way in hell is anyone else getting the ball next time.
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Post#116 » by HiRez » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:35 pm

Anxious to see how healthy AD is, the whole thing could turn on that. Seems it's not that serious but you never know what will aggravate and existing injury.

Say what you want about Jimmy Butler being a cancer or whatever but the dude has stepped up big time under difficult circumstances and at least won't accept going down quietly. You need those guys on a championship team.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#117 » by Little Digger » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 pm

Green and Butler are two of a kind..Imagine Draymond on the Wolves instead of Jimmy..

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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#118 » by Little Digger » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:39 pm

Tonight is by far the biggest game of the year for me..I need a heat win to be able to lay off my 50to1 wager
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#119 » by KevinMcreynolds » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:18 pm

Draymond getting a flagrant for a light testicle slap after getting teabagged by Lebron and AD not getting suspended for intentionally slapping someone in the face is horse****
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Post#120 » by DAWill1128 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:45 pm

Adebayo is shaky on dump downs and around the rim, his hands aren’t very good and touch isn’t great. Has that look like a guy that never played much catch at any point.

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