HeartBreakKid wrote: MyUniBroDavis wrote:
The idea was wrong though...
Why are the Nuggets not a better team than the Clippers? Let me guess, if the Clippers got by the Nuggets people would be hyped for LAC vs LAL - even with LAL as the favorites, because the Clippers are "clearly" the second best team in the league - right?
This is literally just made up stuff, the Clippers were never substantially better than the other teams in the league, they could have been beaten by a (healthy) Dallas (and Dallas would also destroy Portland, and probably beat Houston).
This kind of reminds me when people were totally oblivious that the 2015 Warriors were going to destroy the league or the 2011 Mavericks were contenders because it wasn't part of an established narrative. Too many people here are going off of name brand and not actually realizing that most of these teams are not separated by a lot. This is the most parity the NBA has seen in a very long time, and it was evident even during the RS>
If i recall they were on 60-70 when kawhi and george played
They lost to the nuggets because doc was outcoached, and because harrell was a stupid matchup against jokic, not to mention putting lou and harrell with jokic and murray meant you could go pick and roll and schmack them
I mean, zubac was a pretty strong positive in 5/7 games, harrell was a negative in 6/7 games. Zubac should be getting 36-40 minutes in a matchup like this, not 25-30.
This was by all means a ridiculous upset and a clippers choke job. Just because they lost doesnt mean theyre worse, theres a reason lakers are celebrating right now
The games Denver won Zubac was in foul trouble if I can recall.
Even if we just chalk it up to those things - how does this mean that Denver is not better? You said that they lost because they're poorly coached, why would that be an exception to their play? If the Clippers were coached by Popovich then they would be a different team.
The Lakers are celebrating because the Clippers were supposed to be their championship rival, and they play in the same city. That isn't confirmation of anything, unless I am supposed to believe that Dudley is a great analyzer of teams. If anything some of them probably thought LAC was overrated.
Zubac only hit 5 fouls once (when he fouled out). Im literally sure the lakers would rather face the nuggets lol.
Yes, theyre poorly coached. I dont think that the mistakes made here would be as bad against LA, harrell would be alot better vs us than against the nuggets.
Ans Its still very suprising that they choked and threw away 3 double digit leads in a row. I doubt anyone
Im quite literally sure that most people would take the clippers if you repeat this series. In theast three games the nuggets either went off from three or the clippers bricked from three
They shot 44 and 48% from three, and this game shot 35% but at least 3 of those were flings at the end of the clock and a bunch were ridiculous murray heat checks
The clippers shot about what they normally fo, and went 9/35 from three today, and they were getting decent looks too