ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 4-2

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Who wins?

Poll ended at Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:46 am

Wizards in 4
15
5%
Wizards in 5
67
21%
Wizards in 6
122
38%
Wizards in 7
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15%
Hawks in 4
1
0%
Hawks in 5
0
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Hawks in 6
33
10%
Hawks in 7
33
10%
 
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#521 » by willywazza » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:36 pm

Dwight getting outplayed by his former backup.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#522 » by tundraknight » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Dwight Howard is never going to get a ring.

He's all washed up.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#523 » by sixerswillrule » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:06 pm

A lot of bad calls both ways last night. Millsap called for a travel for dribbling after catching a shot he had blocked?
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#524 » by Meliorus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:51 pm

Reporter: 55 total foul calls, what's the biggest challenge?

Dwight: I don't know.

Reporter: Is there anything more you would've done personally in that game?

Dwight: I don't know.

Reporter: What happened in the 4th? Beal just kinda went off there.

Dwight: I don't know.

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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#525 » by jbk1234 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:50 pm

queridiculo wrote:Wizards won, but this was an awful basketball game to watch.

71 combined free throws on 55 fouls, this isn't what gets people excited about NBA basketball.

Paul Millsap is straight up bitch made with this soft comments after game one, a game that wasn't even all that physical to begin with and had them at the line 39 times.

Granted, Washington didn't do themselves any favors yapping about what they were going to do on the court to anybody with a mic, but the leagues reaction to all of this, way over the freaking top.

How did anything that happened in game warrant a memo and more importantly, such a piss poor job by the referees?

Post season free throw attempts is 23.4 a game and the Hawks averaged 24.9 for the season. They're at 38.5 FTAs right now, a full seven attempts ahead of the Rockets that led that category with 26.9 for the season and are at 31.5 in postseason play.

I'm sorry, but this is bull.


Honestly, one way to read Kieff's comments is a threat to be even more physical and the league isn't having that. Dude should just shut up about it.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#526 » by pineappleheadindc » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:53 pm

“It’s simple,” Millsap said. “Our small ball is better than theirs. We think we play small ball better than anybody in the league. That is one of our better lineups. We can push the tempo. Get up and down the court. I think we have taken advantage of that.”

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Dude, Dwight Howard did not play at all in the 4th quarter. Your small ball lineup lost the quarter 35-23 to the Wizards. Howard was +5 for the game. You, Millsap, were -6 for the game.

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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#527 » by JWizmentality » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:41 pm

pineappleheadindc wrote:
“It’s simple,” Millsap said. “Our small ball is better than theirs. We think we play small ball better than anybody in the league. That is one of our better lineups. We can push the tempo. Get up and down the court. I think we have taken advantage of that.”

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Dude, Dwight Howard did not play at all in the 4th quarter. Your small ball lineup lost the quarter 35-23 to the Wizards. Howard was +5 for the game. You, Millsap, were -6 for the game.

Try again.


Well he's not exactly a road scholar. He thinks the series is 0-0. :roll:
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Post#528 » by Donkey McDonkerton » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm

plus, he's now dogging Dwight.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#529 » by chrismikayla » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:29 pm

queridiculo wrote:Gortat is winning his matchup with Howard somewhat decisively, not what I expected from him going into the series.

Marcin Gortat had a terrible second half of the season by his standards and saw his minutes cut when Mahinmi came back. Perhaps those fresh legs are paying dividends now.


Dwight's been outplayed by a lot of centers who are supposedly lesser players. If they can move away from the basket and have a decent BBIQ he has a hard time.
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Post#530 » by Benjammin » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm

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Well he's not exactly a road scholar. He thinks the series is 0-0. :roll:[/quote]

I love my fellow contributors and fans of the Wizards from our board, but that's Rhodes scholar unless I'm missing the irony.


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Post#531 » by AFM » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:47 am

Well, he's not a road scholar either.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#532 » by miller31time » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:05 am

I don't think it's a coincidence that Gortat has seen a resurgence ever since Mahinmi's injury. Gortat feeds off of confidence and there's nothing worse for confidence than knowing you have a backup who will eat most of your minutes if you don't play well.

Without Mahinmi, I think Gortat is playing a more free and confident brand of basketball.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#533 » by LookToShoot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:51 am

I'm rooting for the Wizards all the way. They should sweep the Hawks.
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Post#534 » by queridiculo » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:07 am

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queridiculo wrote:Gortat is winning his matchup with Howard somewhat decisively, not what I expected from him going into the series.

Marcin Gortat had a terrible second half of the season by his standards and saw his minutes cut when Mahinmi came back. Perhaps those fresh legs are paying dividends now.


Dwight's been outplayed by a lot of centers who are supposedly lesser players. If they can move away from the basket and have a decent BBIQ he has a hard time.


It's not like Gortat is some sort of outside threat, he's simply beating Howard at what's supposed to be his bread and butter, inside the lane.

Howard is getting outworked and outhustled, pretty much the bottom line.

Sitting him for the entire fourth quarter and then having Millsap dog him doesn't bode well for his fragile ego.

I could see this going two ways on Saturday, he starts asserting himself in this series or he takes himself out of the game early with foul trouble overzealously trying to make up for his soft games to start this round.
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Post#535 » by 9Rodman1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:22 am

Can someone explain what's going on? What comments did Millsap make? What's the no layup rule? Why did the league get involved?
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Post#536 » by chrismikayla » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:51 pm

queridiculo wrote:
chrismikayla wrote:
queridiculo wrote:Gortat is winning his matchup with Howard somewhat decisively, not what I expected from him going into the series.

Marcin Gortat had a terrible second half of the season by his standards and saw his minutes cut when Mahinmi came back. Perhaps those fresh legs are paying dividends now.


Dwight's been outplayed by a lot of centers who are supposedly lesser players. If they can move away from the basket and have a decent BBIQ he has a hard time.


It's not like Gortat is some sort of outside threat, he's simply beating Howard at what's supposed to be his bread and butter, inside the lane.

Howard is getting outworked and outhustled, pretty much the bottom line.

Sitting him for the entire fourth quarter and then having Millsap dog him doesn't bode well for his fragile ego.

I could see this going two ways on Saturday, he starts asserting himself in this series or he takes himself out of the game early with foul trouble overzealously trying to make up for his soft games to start this round.


True after looking at video it's shocking how little effort he is putting forth this series. He's not even attempting to act like he's going to hedge on screens.
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Post#538 » by MartinToVaught » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm

I like Millsap as a player, but he really needs to stop talking. He's just making himself sound like more and more of an idiot every time he opens his mouth.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#539 » by Tricky_Kid » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:04 pm

I hope this series won't last too long. As from basketball fan perspective there is nothing worse than zebras focus all attention on themself. Amount of BS for this series limited after thoae 2 games. They should be invisible and let the guys play.

Morris runs his mouth too much. Dude play and don't talk at all.
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Re: ECQF: (4) Washington Wizards vs (5) Atlanta Hawks | WAS 2-0 

Post#540 » by Shock Defeat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:10 pm

Clint Capela is so much better than Dwight Howard. He's more mobile, brings more energy, and most importantly, he doesn't have Dwight's ego. The Hawks screwed themselves by giving this guy $20 million.

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