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Post#1641 » by nickhx2 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 5:51 am

kind of amazing that the lakers traded basically everything they had for AD. he's still a great player but if you're that size with those skills, how are you not punishing them on every possession?
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Post#1642 » by NippySudz » Sat Sep 5, 2020 11:52 am

og15 wrote:Next time I want to complain about Doc Rivers, I'll think to myself... At least the Clippers don't have Billy Donovan
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Post#1643 » by NippySudz » Sat Sep 5, 2020 11:57 am

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mttwlsn16 wrote:I'm torn between enjoying Laker tears and wanting them to win so we can knock them out.

Lebron vs Kawhi is the closest thing we'll get to LeBron vs Kobe(or mj) that we were supposed to get years ago, but lebron was bounced by the magic.

I hope history doesn't repeat itself and the lakers get bounced out early. The houston rockets don't care about anyone other than AD or LeBron. They are content with guys taking jumpers.


That's all I'd care about too. Try to stop AD and Bron. Let everyone else shoot all day.
AD is soft. Pj tucker could very well physically dominate him unless AD grows a pair.
If they do get bounced (and we advance and hopefully make it to the finals) I'll rub it in though



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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1644 » by og15 » Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:24 pm

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og15 wrote:Next time I want to complain about Doc Rivers, I'll think to myself... At least the Clippers don't have Billy Donovan :lol:

Donovan's obsession with playing a clearly ineffective Steven Adams was very Doc-esque.

It's definitely true that basically every coach to some extent will go with what has been working all season, since obviously you don't simply throw away your strategy and rotations every quarter or half, but some coaches are definitely more stubborn than others.

Luckily the difference between them is that Doc almost totally sidelined Zubac vs GS last season and vs Dallas played Harrell 15 minutes and Zubac 33 minutes in the close game 6. Donovan on the other hand played Adams 34 minutes in game 7 and had him up from 26.7 mpg in the regular season to 30.0 mpg in the series. Yea, even Doc doesn't do that. Heck, I remember that even Doc in the closing game 6 vs Memphis in 2013 and game 6 vs OKC in 2016 limited Jamal Crawford's minutes as soon as he saw that his shot was off those nights because if he isn't cooking, he wasn't valuable.
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1645 » by MartinToVaught » Sat Sep 5, 2020 8:59 pm

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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1646 » by esqtvd » Sat Sep 5, 2020 9:54 pm

og15 wrote:
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og15 wrote:Next time I want to complain about Doc Rivers, I'll think to myself... At least the Clippers don't have Billy Donovan :lol:

Donovan's obsession with playing a clearly ineffective Steven Adams was very Doc-esque.

It's definitely true that basically every coach to some extent will go with what has been working all season, since obviously you don't simply throw away your strategy and rotations every quarter or half, but some coaches are definitely more stubborn than others.

Luckily the difference between them is that Doc almost totally sidelined Zubac vs GS last season and vs Dallas played Harrell 15 minutes and Zubac 33 minutes in the close game 6. Donovan on the other hand played Adams 34 minutes in game 7 and had him up from 26.7 mpg in the regular season to 30.0 mpg in the series. Yea, even Doc doesn't do that. Heck, I remember that even Doc in the closing game 6 vs Memphis in 2013 and game 6 vs OKC in 2016 limited Jamal Crawford's minutes as soon as he saw that his shot was off those nights because if he isn't cooking, he wasn't valuable.



strategy vs. tactics, long-term plan versus trying to win every battle [by 20 points]

I used to criticize Lob City Doc for playing every game like a Game 7 even during the regular season, emphasizing seeding above all. We would arrive at the playoffs tired and limping, and our bench useless. This is not the same Coach Rivers as 5 years ago. We are as healthy and rested as possible, and even if Patterson or McGruder is pressed into rotation minutes, they're ready to go.

And if Trezz recovers his game, before it's all over we're gonna be damned glad Doc invested those minutes in him vs. Dallas.
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1647 » by NippySudz » Wed Sep 9, 2020 1:19 am

Bucks have been eliminated. Budenholzer should be fired.

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Post#1648 » by NippySudz » Wed Sep 9, 2020 3:57 am

Lebron look like a monster tonight
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1649 » by NippySudz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:22 am

Lakers again, taking care of business.
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1650 » by MartinRiggs » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:44 am

When they get the lead they just cruise to win. Unlike Clippers. :(
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1651 » by wco81 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:46 am

If the Lakers finish off the Rockets on Saturday, Clippers can't screw around and let it get to game 7.
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Re: Around the NBA II 

Post#1652 » by MartinRiggs » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:33 pm

So D'Antoni is out of Houston...

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