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NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami

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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#41 » by HiRez » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:38 pm

Mylie10 wrote:They’ll play Olynyk before they put Leonard out there again. Olynyk is dirty tough and can really shoot too. They need someone to hard foul Lebron

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, Olynyk could frustrate LeBron (EDIT: and AD). Oh, he'll foul out if they play him much but he's one of those annoying guys to play against and maybe make Lebron expend some energy and take a few elbows.
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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#42 » by Mylie10 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:18 am

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Mylie10 wrote:They’ll play Olynyk before they put Leonard out there again. Olynyk is dirty tough and can really shoot too. They need someone to hard foul Lebron

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, Olynyk could frustrate LeBron. Oh, he'll foul out if they play him much but he's one of those annoying guys to play against and maybe make Lebron expend some energy and take a few elbows.


And he’ll drain some threes.
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Post#43 » by Frozzy » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:37 am

Mylie10 wrote:They’ll play Olynyk before they put Leonard out there again. Olynyk is dirty tough and can really shoot too. They need someone to hard foul Lebron

Didn't even think of Miami being physical, especially with AD. They certainly have the personnel. AD looked fragile as a toothpick at times in these Playoffs.
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Post#44 » by Flash Falcon X » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:40 pm

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Mylie10 wrote:They’ll play Olynyk before they put Leonard out there again. Olynyk is dirty tough and can really shoot too. They need someone to hard foul Lebron

Didn't even think of Miami being physical, especially with AD. They certainly have the personnel. AD looked fragile as a toothpick at times in these Playoffs.


You can't play physical against the Lakers because the refs will keep calling fouls in LA's favor. :nonono:

Meanwhile, LA turns up their intensity on defense in crunch time and refs swallow their whistles.
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Post#45 » by Mylie10 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:37 pm

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Mylie10 wrote:They’ll play Olynyk before they put Leonard out there again. Olynyk is dirty tough and can really shoot too. They need someone to hard foul Lebron

Didn't even think of Miami being physical, especially with AD. They certainly have the personnel. AD looked fragile as a toothpick at times in these Playoffs.


You can't play physical against the Lakers because the refs will keep calling fouls in LA's favor. :nonono:

Meanwhile, LA turns up their intensity on defense in crunch time and refs swallow their whistles.


You can, and you can use certain guys to do the dirty work. You have to try, or they’ll run over you and still get the calls.
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Post#46 » by Little Digger » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:52 pm

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Re: NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#47 » by wco81 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:38 pm

Mylie10 wrote:
Flash Falcon X wrote:
Frozzy wrote:Didn't even think of Miami being physical, especially with AD. They certainly have the personnel. AD looked fragile as a toothpick at times in these Playoffs.


You can't play physical against the Lakers because the refs will keep calling fouls in LA's favor. :nonono:

Meanwhile, LA turns up their intensity on defense in crunch time and refs swallow their whistles.


You can, and you can use certain guys to do the dirty work. You have to try, or they’ll run over you and still get the calls.


Dwight Howard did that, pushed around everyone else to get a lot of those offensive rebounds and got Jokic in foul trouble.

That tells you what the NBA thinks of Denver as a market. You have a big star there but they'd rather let Dwight play like prime Shaq and get Jokic in foul trouble than let the Nuggets have an even playing field.

But it's nothing new from this league. That is how Ewing lost all those playoffs series vs. the Bulls. You had scrub centers being able to play Ewing physically and Ewing getting in foul trouble in enough games.

MJ was selling too many shoes, gatorade and got all the ratings, didn't matter that the Knicks were in the biggest market.
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Post#48 » by Flash Falcon X » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:42 am

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Post#49 » by oaktownwarriors87 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:49 pm

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I want to see Iguodala rejoin the starters and win his second FMVP, solidifying his position on the Hall of Fame.

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Post#50 » by Mylie10 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:04 pm

Miami’s shooting should win them two games. So they need to figure out a way to grind out 2 more wins.
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Post#51 » by Coxy » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:22 am

Leggo Miami. Good start.
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Post#52 » by Onus » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:28 am

Yoooo Miami is looking strong defensively
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Post#53 » by Frozzy » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:30 am

Just gotta stop giving KCP space. He's been their only legit 3 point shooter.
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Post#54 » by Mylie10 » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:37 am

If they are gonna call fouls on Adebayo guarding Lebron like they just did, he’ll foul out of every game.
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Post#55 » by Onus » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:40 am

Heat need to stop fouling got the lakers back into the game
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Post#56 » by Frozzy » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:41 am

That Tyler Herro turnover changed everything IMO. Just careless...

k nvm he's redeeming himself :lol:
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Post#57 » by Coxy » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:51 am

Herro is fearless.
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Post#58 » by Onus » Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:59 am

Lakers other showing up
Most 4th Quarter Points in Final since 1991
1995 Shaquille O'Neal 11.5
2000 Shaquille O'Neal 11.5 (61.1% TS)
2015 Stephen Curry 10.8 (75.1% TS)
1997 Michael Jordan 10.7 (55.1% TS)
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Post#59 » by ShayDee » Thu Oct 1, 2020 2:15 am

Of course one of heat gets injured
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Post#60 » by DAWill1128 » Thu Oct 1, 2020 2:24 am

Like I have been saying, the Heat are to small if they don’t play Leonard and Olynk. The Heat are competitive with BAM in but as soon as he subs out and they go small they take a pummeling.

I swear, I don’t get it. Teams keep trying to go small against the Lakers and get punished. Everyone drank to much Warriors Kool-Aid on the small ball, we always ran into tactical issues with bigger teams. But if your going small you have to really drill those 3’s because you will not win anything in the paint. We have the two best shooters, but we also were just more talented where we could toy around with things.

The Blazers, Nuggets, and Heat have all played the Lakers real close with Nurkic, Jokic, and BAM. But as soon as those bigs subbed out those teams got pummeled and would play from behind. The Rockets never played a center so they had no chance.

The Lakers are just busting the 2-3 zone, and the Heat are playing a 2-3 zone because they are the smaller team.

Whether it’s Wiseman, or Howard, or whomever acquisition at center we really need some size, even a couple additions.

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