Wednesday 1/25 NBA Game Thread

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Who wins?

Nets
5
7%
@ Sixers
11
15%
Nuggets
8
11%
@ Bucks
9
12%
Grizzlies
10
14%
@ Warriors
4
5%
Jazz
7
10%
@ Blazers
5
7%
Raps
1
1%
@ Kings
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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Wednesday 1/25 NBA Game Thread 

Post#1 » by bisme37 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:52 pm

10 game Wednesday right in your face!
- Rivals Week continues with Nets/76ers and Grizzlies/Warriors on ESPN
- AD back for Lakers, Ingram back for Pels

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(Sorry if your team is not in the poll. There's a limit of 10 poll options. It was hard to pick today.)
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Post#2 » by KyRo23 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:38 pm

Lakers fans every time AD touches the ball

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Post#3 » by azcatz11 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:02 pm

Is Ja out again tonight?
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Post#4 » by Jadoogar » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:11 pm

Really wish Nuggets weren't on a back to back, would have loved to see them full strength against the Bucks. Hopefully all their guys play tonight.

Raptors/Kings should be an interesting clash of styles but i think kings will win in a route. Raptors don't have the defense to slow down the kings.

If lebron averages 30/game, he'll break the record in 6 games (on the road against New Orleans). I'm guessing he's going to miss some games so he can break it at home.
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Post#5 » by Exp0sed » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:34 pm

Jadoogar wrote:Really wish Nuggets weren't on a back to back, would have loved to see them full strength against the Bucks. Hopefully all their guys play tonight.

Raptors/Kings should be an interesting clash of styles but i think kings will win in a route. Raptors don't have the defense to slow down the kings.

If lebron averages 30/game, he'll break the record in 6 games (on the road against New Orleans). I'm guessing he's going to miss some games so he can break it at home.


MPJ is probably gonna be out for a while with his brother's issues
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Post#6 » by Karate Diop » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:56 pm

It's a long shot with the offensive burden he has to carry but I really hope we get woke Kyrie on defense and get to watch him single-handedly shut down Harden again... It's crazy what an impactful on-ball defender Kyrie can be when he's locked in.
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Post#7 » by rocketsfan100 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:16 pm

Sounds like No Embiid. Sixers can’t catch a break. Either Harden, Embiid or Maxey seem to missing games regularly
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Post#8 » by Karate Diop » Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:51 pm

rocketsfan100 wrote:Sounds like No Embiid. Sixers can’t catch a break. Either Harden, Embiid or Maxey seem to missing games regularly


Sounds like Embiid wants to duck Simmons... 8-)
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Post#9 » by MarcusBrody » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:32 pm

Jadoogar wrote:Really wish Nuggets weren't on a back to back, would have loved to see them full strength against the Bucks. Hopefully all their guys play tonight.

Raptors/Kings should be an interesting clash of styles but i think kings will win in a route. Raptors don't have the defense to slow down the kings.

If lebron averages 30/game, he'll break the record in 6 games (on the road against New Orleans). I'm guessing he's going to miss some games so he can break it at home.


I believe I saw on ESPN that the pick'em line is Bucks -10. That's a big line against a team that is half a game off the best record in the NBA. I suspect that Vegas suspects that somebody is not going to be playing for the Nuggets.
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Post#10 » by HardenGoat » Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:52 pm

rocketsfan100 wrote:Sounds like No Embiid. Sixers can’t catch a break. Either Harden, Embiid or Maxey seem to missing games regularly

Harden vs Irving. Maxey is probably going to wreak havoc on the second unit though. Still should be a close game.
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Post#11 » by rocketsfan100 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:05 pm

HardenGoat wrote:
rocketsfan100 wrote:Sounds like No Embiid. Sixers can’t catch a break. Either Harden, Embiid or Maxey seem to missing games regularly

Harden vs Irving. Maxey is probably going to wreak havoc on the second unit though. Still should be a close game.

Yeah Tobias is the wildcard X factor tonight. They will probably put Simmons on Tobias and Royce Oneal on Harden……Not sure who on the Nets second unit can matchup on Maxey. Maxey will get his 20 plus, James will get his 21-11-7 so Tobias needs a big game
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Post#12 » by azcatz11 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:18 pm

I took nets +6.5

Ben Simmons will be amazing tonight
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Post#13 » by rocketsfan100 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:21 pm

azcatz11 wrote:I took nets +6.5

Ben Simmons will be amazing tonight

That’ll be a first for a long while
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Post#14 » by azcatz11 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:25 pm

rocketsfan100 wrote:
azcatz11 wrote:I took nets +6.5

Ben Simmons will be amazing tonight

That’ll be a first for a long while


Putting out positive energy lol
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Post#15 » by Jadoogar » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:38 pm

MarcusBrody wrote:
Jadoogar wrote:Really wish Nuggets weren't on a back to back, would have loved to see them full strength against the Bucks. Hopefully all their guys play tonight.

Raptors/Kings should be an interesting clash of styles but i think kings will win in a route. Raptors don't have the defense to slow down the kings.

If lebron averages 30/game, he'll break the record in 6 games (on the road against New Orleans). I'm guessing he's going to miss some games so he can break it at home.


I believe I saw on ESPN that the pick'em line is Bucks -10. That's a big line against a team that is half a game off the best record in the NBA. I suspect that Vegas suspects that somebody is not going to be playing for the Nuggets.


January really is a dead month for the NBA. No body cares about playing
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Post#16 » by Exp0sed » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:54 pm

damn Cubbies, u were right
no Jokic, MPJ, Murray or KCP tonight

-10 is generous, Nuggets gonna be down 20 after 1 quarter :(

edit: NBA needs to address this

every contender is sitting out entire lineups from time to time
disgraceful for folks who bought tickets

total bs

it's the "correct" move
giving players rest when seeding isn't all that important anyway (not as much as having key players healthy and well-rested come playoff time) and if ur gonna sit out the entire squad, might as well do it on games like this game @ Bucks where the team was likely to lose even at full strength. so it makes perfect sense and is the "correct" move..until the league steps in and punishes the team for doing it. the cost of that should be high enough to make this move "incorrect"

shameful stuff that's been going on (more and more) for a few seasons now
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Post#17 » by MarcusBrody » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:00 am

Exp0sed wrote:damn Cubbies, u were right
no Jokic, MPJ, Murray or KCP tonight

-10 is generous, Nuggets gonna be down 20 after 1 quarter :(

edit: NBA needs to address this

every contender is sitting out entire lineups from time to time
disgraceful for folks who bought tickets

total bs

it's the "correct" move
giving players rest when seeding isn't all that important anyway (not as much as having key players healthy and well-rested come playoff time) and if ur gonna sit out the entire squad, might as well do it on games like this game @ Bucks where the team was likely to lose even at full strength. so it makes perfect sense and is the "correct" move..until the league steps in and punishes the team for doing it. the cost of that should be high enough to make this move "incorrect"

shameful stuff that's been going on (more and more) for a few seasons now

Bones is going to be putting up 30 shots!
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Post#18 » by baldur » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:08 am

You are excited that it is a big game and one team rests all of their starters. It is unbelievable that nba is doing nothing about it. They purposely schedule these games on national TV and one team is playing with their bench players. Nba has to solve this problem before anything else.

Sick of this load management bull.
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Post#19 » by GeorgeSears » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:21 am

baldur wrote:You are excited that it is a big game and one team rests all of their starters. It is unbelievable that nba is doing nothing about it. They purposely schedule these games on national TV and one team is playing with their bench players. Nba has to solve this problem before anything else.

Sick of this load management bull.


Bucks vs. Nuggets is not on national tv. I bet if it was, the Nuggets starters would play.
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Post#20 » by MartyConlonOnTheRun » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:23 am

Jadoogar wrote:
MarcusBrody wrote:
Jadoogar wrote:Really wish Nuggets weren't on a back to back, would have loved to see them full strength against the Bucks. Hopefully all their guys play tonight.

Raptors/Kings should be an interesting clash of styles but i think kings will win in a route. Raptors don't have the defense to slow down the kings.

If lebron averages 30/game, he'll break the record in 6 games (on the road against New Orleans). I'm guessing he's going to miss some games so he can break it at home.


I believe I saw on ESPN that the pick'em line is Bucks -10. That's a big line against a team that is half a game off the best record in the NBA. I suspect that Vegas suspects that somebody is not going to be playing for the Nuggets.


January really is a dead month for the NBA. No body cares about playing

Just get rid of back to back or make players give up money to shorten the season.

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