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Post#701 » by EArl » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:49 pm

Luka with the hardwood classic game. That game winner felt great!
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OMFG!!! Luka 43-17-13 without Prozingis, with the dagger at the buzzer!!! 

Post#702 » by lazybatman » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:14 pm

Series 2-2, with Mavs having out played the Clips 11/16 quarters.

Porzingis missed the 2nd half of the first game due to poor officiating.
Luke finished game 3 with an ankle sprain.
Porzingis missed the entire game 4.

Luka's a f*cking 21 year old legend man!!

I wonder what the experts who picked Clips this year are gonna come up with tomorrow. All of that Balmer money going down the drain gotta flood some basements..

Clips genuinely scare me the most in our path to the finals, but they all of their "DOGS" couldn't defend one dude today.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post#703 » by Beethoven » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:15 pm

Luka had his greatest NBA game in his history and for Dallas history.
Here's to just seeing the beginning of these types of games from him.
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Post#704 » by Michael Lucky » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:22 pm

Luka is something else. Better at his age than Lebron and already a top 5 player. Just ridiculous how much skill he has.
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Post#705 » by snaquille oatmeal » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:56 am

somebody please make a gif of Jonesey from The Hunt for Red October where he screams "way to go Dallas!!"
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Post#706 » by tugs » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:14 am

Niang looking like a Antawn Jamison right now but the -2x the speed
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Post#707 » by jigga_man » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:29 am

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Post#708 » by Slava » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:38 am

Denver is the fakest elite team in the NBA. All through the bubble games they were playing all these novelty line ups with Jokic at PG and when the games start for real, they piss their pants at the first real scoring threat they face. This is Utah without even Bogdanovic playing, who is a big part of their offense.
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Post#709 » by John-S » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:03 am

Slava wrote:Denver is the fakest elite team in the NBA. All through the bubble games they were playing all these novelty line ups with Jokic at PG and when the games start for real, they piss their pants at the first real scoring threat they face. This is Utah without even Bogdanovic playing, who is a big part of their offense.


Never really seen that team as a contender. They rely way too much on that mile high air homecourt. They have been a bad road team and Gobert is just a bad match up for Jokic who can’t get to the paint to be in position to be a threat with his playmaking. He is noy only reduced to a below average jump shooter as a big from the perimeter and can’t make those passes to cutters playing off him because he is no longer a threat to take it inside.

That organization needs MPJ to develop and become a superstar in order for them to go anywhere because Murray is no where near good enough as your first or even 2nd option knowing a big and especially a 5 can never be one option in the new NBA.
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Post#710 » by Slava » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:09 am

John-S wrote:
Slava wrote:Denver is the fakest elite team in the NBA. All through the bubble games they were playing all these novelty line ups with Jokic at PG and when the games start for real, they piss their pants at the first real scoring threat they face. This is Utah without even Bogdanovic playing, who is a big part of their offense.


Never really seen that team as a contender. They rely way too much on that mile high air homecourt. They have been a bad road team and Gobert is just a bad match up for Jokic who can’t get to the paint to be in position to be a threat with his playmaking. He is noy only reduced to a below average jump shooter as a big from the perimeter and can’t make those passes to cutters playing off him because he is no longer a threat to take it inside.

That organization needs MPJ to develop and become a superstar in order for them to go anywhere because Murray is no where near good enough as your first or even 2nd option knowing a big and especially a 5 can never be one option in the new NBA.


They have the same issue as any other non-LA contending team in the West in that they do not have an answer to elite wings or scoring guards. They have a niche center in Jokic but they never settled on a defensive scheme that works for them, which is why I was surprised they traded away Beasley and then wasted valuable preparation time in the bubble on line ups they might never use.
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Post#711 » by John-S » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:10 am

I still think Clips will get passed this young and inexperienced Mavs squad and that game 1 KP ejection will loom large once this one is over in 6 or 7, and Clips might still make the finals or win a chip even. But a big mistake for Kawhi to have left Toronto whose young nucleus got so much better after their championship run who might still repeat. He wouldn’t have to carry and might even load manage in the first round lol.

PG’s pic has always been on milk cartons come playoff time. Not the kind of player you want to have as your top player as a playoff contender. Nothing new. Only think that sucks for Clippers (no one feels sorry for them) is SGA is EXACTLY the kind of elite PG they are missing on that team moving forward to make plays for others guys. Everything they do now is pretty much ISO, that is why George is struggling with contested shots even playing against an average defensive team because he is not as good as Kawhi who can get to his spots no matter what and hit fade away turn back jumpers all day like MJ when he is not bullying his way to the paint or hitting wide open 3s because they are afraid to crowd his space for a blowby.

The kings’ ransome Clips were forced to deal because of Kawhi’s demands for George is looking horrible and will only continue to get worse every year with SGA heading to all star career and all those 1st round picks. Imagine if Kawhi leaves in 2021 and George follows? They just might be some free unprotected lottery picks in OKC’s future in the next 6 years. PG might be the gift that keeps on giving.
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Post#712 » by tugs » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:03 am

Jamal Murray is legit. All his misses looked flukish
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Post#713 » by snaquille oatmeal » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:28 pm

tugs wrote:Jamal Murray is legit. All his misses looked flukish

You should be punched in the face for saying that :lol:
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Post#714 » by slifersd » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:33 pm

Is it just me or does Paul George simply not look right? I can understand if he struggles with shooting in the playoffs, but he isn't even looking to attack at all for the most part. In the second half yesterday, he was passing up open threes and gave the ball up in iso even before looking to attack. My guess is he is hurt again.
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Post#715 » by tugs » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:45 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:
tugs wrote:Jamal Murray is legit. All his misses looked flukish

You should be punched in the face for saying that :lol:


Lol snaq just appreciating the work he put in, he did look lethal in those previous games. I know he showed up Ball back then and he was an ass but giving he credit still

ok now punch me in the face :lol:
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Re: Around the NBA XI 

Post#716 » by stan francisco » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:23 am

I’d love to see Dallas go up 3-2 tonight.

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SF: Kuzma, Bertans, Caroline
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Post#717 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:05 am

Not happenin' tonight... Clips making a statement.
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Post#718 » by stan francisco » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:46 am

Kilroy wrote:Not happenin' tonight... Clips making a statement.


Indeed. They did to Dallas what we did to Portland.

KL had that look from tip-off.

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Post#719 » by Kilroy » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:16 am

AD got robbed for DPOY... Hope he gets a chance to prove it in the finals.
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Post#720 » by stan francisco » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:24 pm

Defensive efficiency rating 2020 playoffs, players playing 15mpg or more:

1) Beverly 82.3 20mpg
2) Caruso 87.2 24mpg LAL
3) Powell 88.1 24mpg
4) Ibaka 91.1 24mpg
5) Davis 91.2 32mpg LAL
6) Morris 91.9 18mpg LAL
7) Kuzma 92.1 24mpg LAL

11) LBJ 99.7 33mpg LAL

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SG: James, Green, THT
SF: Kuzma, Bertans, Caroline
PF: Davis, Kostas, Cacok
C: McGee, Howard, Kostas

Go huge: PG James | SG Kuz | SF Davis | PF Kostas | C Howard

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