JayMKE wrote:bon wrote:JayMKE wrote:The team with the best record in the league, on pace for 70 wins, with a 25 year old back to back MVP, Pop's former right hand man and two time COTY as HC is fools gold? Seriously, get off our nuts Toronto fans. Bucks win Game 3 of ECF last year and they're NBA champions right now.
If your MVP/GOAT scored more than 12 points that game then maybe you could have
Maybe if your MVP didn't bolt first chance he got you'd still have a chance this year too but a lot of things could have made things turn out differently. Bledsoe/Mirotic providing all the bricks needed to 'build a wall' around Giannis, Van Vleet shooting like 80% from 3 put you over the top. It's not rocket science, one team(who mind you was an amazing team in its own right) got hot while the other got cold. I like our chances this go around.
You're ignoring why these things happen in the first place. It's the exact same issue as last year (that I and others were able to spot before the playoffs even started) and you can't see it behind your homer glasses. If your scheme is based around leaving guys open, of course someone is going to get hot eventually. That's not luck, it's common sense.
Then there's Giannis. If your superstar has to depend on unreliable players like Bledsoe and Middleton to score in tense situations because of an inherent weakness in his game then you're not in for a good time. The wall will always be built against him and he needs to be able to beat it, not the role players. Again, I say this every year before the playoffs and I get hit with the same responses of how this time is different etc.