Joerezz7 wrote: freethedevil wrote:
This is completely false. If this was true then Greek freak would’ve been in the NBA Finals last year and possibly won a championship.
The greek freak lost to the eventual champs who played at a 63 win aoce in the rs without their superstar. No sure any semi-rational fan can think the raptors are a good example of the rs not meaning ****.
Steve Nash Suns won 60 plus games and couldn’t get to the Finals. The 2018 Raptors had the number 1 seed and got swept by the number 4 seed Cavs. The 73 win Warriors lost in the Finals including blowing a 3-1 lead. When Dirk Mavs was the number 1 seed they got upset by a number 8 seed Baron Davis Warriors.
Nuggets was the number 2 seed and almost lost to the number 7 seed Spurs last year. Regular season don’t mean ****. This is why you have to change your game when the playoffs come and make adjustments. Can’t play the same way in the playoffs like you did in the regular season
Steve Nash played in a brutal Western Conference and got incredibly unlucky.
In 2005, the Suns had a very young team and made it to the WCF, only to lose to the Spurs who were the best team that season.
In 2006, the Suns made the WCF without Amare and lost to the Mavericks 4-2. With Amare they would pretty easily won the title that year.
In 2007, the Suns got screwed by the refs in a pivotal game in the semi's against the Spurs (who won the chip) when Amare and Diaw were suspended for standing up for Nash after Horry hip-checked him.
In 2010, the Suns went to the WCF and were tied 2-2 with the Lakers in that game where Artest hit that buzzer-beater winner on kobe's air ball.
Suns could have easily won 2 championships if they had a little more luck. The Raptors could have lost to the Warriors, Sixers or Bucks, as well, but had some luck on their side.
You need some luck to win a chip.
Also, you can pick and choose all you want.
In 2008, the Celtics went to game 7 with a 37 win Atlanta team and ended up winning the chip.
In 2014, the Spurs went to game 7 with the 7th seed Mavs, and ended up winning the chip.
Now tell me luck isn't involved.
This idea you need to play some different way in the playoffs is ridiculous.