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Post#101 » by madmaxmedia » Wed Jun 9, 2021 8:25 pm

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We would have won last night's game by double digits with Shai and Gallo, no doubt in my mind.

Don't add Gallo at all, Gallo is not a good playoff performer, career 38/33 and 51 TS%. He does not produce well in the post-season, his shooting struggles a good amount, doesn't get to the line as much. I love Shai, but he's not immune to bad games, we could have won last game with him, we could have lost vs Mavs with him.


But what about Chris Paul and 'revitalized' playoff Blake- would we have won with them? :lol:
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#102 » by mttwlsn16 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:50 am

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We would have won last night's game by double digits with Shai and Gallo, no doubt in my mind.
We wouldn't be playing last night if we had SGA and Gallo, bc Kawhi wouldn't be here.

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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#103 » by StreakyJ » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:46 am

Guys quit being so hard on PG. His cornrows w/ beard look's very professionally done as to look good missing shots and losing games he shouldn't. He and Gordon Hayward should start hanging out more for that good looking "don't really give a ****" disappointment factor.
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#104 » by Captain Ballmer » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:03 am

I'm not here to defend PG and his contract or his performance today. He came up short again But... He challenged DPOY Gobert on the rim 4 times today, missed one layup short at the rim, get him 3 fouls on rest while 2 of them and-1's on the 4th quarter. Kawhi OTOH never challenced him at the rim, defered to shooters. And sometimes couldn't even dribble his man out. Remember this.
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#105 » by madmaxmedia » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:50 pm

I think on the whole Paul has been fine so far these playoffs- not 'Playoff Paul' but also not 'Pandemic Paul'. His 3-ball and jump shooting have been very inconsistent which is by far the biggest problem, but Lue is having him do a lot of primary ball handling and he is doing a pretty good job there and has stayed aggressive. You're never going to get a 3:1 assist to turnover ratio with him over a long stretch of games, but when he plays really well he can around 2:1 which is fine.

When he stays dialed in and then just shoots decently from long range, a 30/7/7 type game is not hard at all for him and usually means victory for us.

As far as his contract goes his play and production are fine IMO, the main problem is going to be his age by end of contract. If he could actually gain some consistency in his jumper it would help extend his good years.
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Post#106 » by clipperlover » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:31 pm

In case you missed it, PG taking on ball handling duties is the brainchild of Billups. There was an ESPN Insider article about it yesterday and they briefly mentioned it on the telecast. It is a work in progress.
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Post#107 » by Quake Griffin » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:37 pm

madmaxmedia wrote:I think on the whole Paul has been fine so far these playoffs- not 'Playoff Paul' but also not 'Pandemic Paul'. His 3-ball and jump shooting have been very inconsistent which is by far the biggest problem, but Lue is having him do a lot of primary ball handling and he is doing a pretty good job there and has stayed aggressive. You're never going to get a 3:1 assist to turnover ratio with him over a long stretch of games, but when he plays really well he can around 2:1 which is fine.

When he stays dialed in and then just shoots decently from long range, a 30/7/7 type game is not hard at all for him and usually means victory for us.

As far as his contract goes his play and production are fine IMO, the main problem is going to be his age by end of contract. If he could actually gain some consistency in his jumper it would help extend his good years.

Hoping what I'm seeing is growth by him (and the team) game by game.

When last night was getting out of hand, he showed up with some daggers to help put the game away. That did not go unnoticed by me.

He's not a Jeter or a Tom Brady playoff performer and he probably never will be. He probably will stink it up again on the road at some point but I think he found out how to be aggressive, get down hill, get to the line, and not play like a complete punk when things are not going well.

For that, I am growing a lot of respect for his playoff run. He found a way to make 4-17 in Game 1 stand up to 20 points and 10 boards.
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#108 » by esqtvd » Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:06 am

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madmaxmedia wrote:I think on the whole Paul has been fine so far these playoffs- not 'Playoff Paul' but also not 'Pandemic Paul'. His 3-ball and jump shooting have been very inconsistent which is by far the biggest problem, but Lue is having him do a lot of primary ball handling and he is doing a pretty good job there and has stayed aggressive. You're never going to get a 3:1 assist to turnover ratio with him over a long stretch of games, but when he plays really well he can around 2:1 which is fine.

When he stays dialed in and then just shoots decently from long range, a 30/7/7 type game is not hard at all for him and usually means victory for us.

As far as his contract goes his play and production are fine IMO, the main problem is going to be his age by end of contract. If he could actually gain some consistency in his jumper it would help extend his good years.

Hoping what I'm seeing is growth by him (and the team) game by game.

When last night was getting out of hand, he showed up with some daggers to help put the game away. That did not go unnoticed by me.

He's not a Jeter or a Tom Brady playoff performer and he probably never will be. He probably will stink it up again on the road at some point but I think he found out how to be aggressive, get down hill, get to the line, and not play like a complete punk when things are not going well.

For that, I am growing a lot of respect for his playoff run. He found a way to make 4-17 in Game 1 stand up to 20 points and 10 boards.



Good on you, Brother Quake. Enough of the blame game. Watching Durant carry the Nets tonight--with his legend on the line--the NBA in the 21st century is about stepping up. This is not the NFL, where the team that makes the fewest mistakes [turnovers] wins.

These are the best playoffs in very many a year. Games are not lost, they are WON!
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#109 » by madmaxmedia » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:44 pm

Well here’s his chance…
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#110 » by clipperlover » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:45 pm

madmaxmedia wrote:Well here’s his chance…


You were saying..
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#111 » by clipperlover » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:48 pm

Looks like the resident PG expert is still waiting for that glitchy website to update its stats.
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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#112 » by madmaxmedia » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:50 pm

clipperlover wrote:
madmaxmedia wrote:Well here’s his chance…


You were saying..


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Re: Playoff Paul George Mega-thread 

Post#113 » by nickhx2 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:35 pm

clipperlover wrote:Looks like the resident PG expert is still waiting for that glitchy website to update its stats.


hard to do that when you've been 86'd lol.

for how long, who knows

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