Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MC KAos, Apr 18, 2013.
2 more L's till the Knicks are done!
Danny Green should be called The Warden, cause he has Curry on complete lockdown, holding him to 2-19 shooting. Curry went off in game 1 when everyone else was guarding him, but Pop has made the adjustment to keep Green on him. Green and the ankle should help the Spurs seriously contain Curry for Sunday's game, and probably the remainder of the series.
With Green keeping Curry in check, that has allowed Leonard to guard Thompson. Leonard made Thompson work for his in game 3.
So that leaves Jack, guarded by Parker. Parker isn't the greatest defender in the league, but he is a very underrated defender. He does a better job than a lot of people and the media give him credit for.
Seeing melo get exposed for being the overrated trash he is made these playoffs worth watching
I guess one choke job deserves another. At least we got the split and home court back, I would have been ecstatic with that Friday afternoon.
It looked like the Spurs simply ran out of gas - not that they were shooting well to begin with. That was an ugly first half of basketball.
A 9:30 game Friday night and a 2:30 game on Sunday is about as close to a back to back as you'll see in the playoffs. Credit to the Warriors, they just stepped up in the 4th. Barnes was great yesterday, and Jack really stepped up.
Green has Curry on absolute lockdown when he guards him. Steph will still get his 20, but Green can make them inefficient. Kawhi has locked down Thompson, too. The Spurs dared other people to beat them, and they did. Credit to GS for having their role players step up.
Officiating is weird in this series. You can tell that the league office told the officials to watch the moving screens, because there were a lot of calls on that. Interesting to see how the calls are moving forward.
That is as close as you will see in today's NBA. I remember when the Rockets won their second title they played actual back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday against the Suns in the second round.
The NBA actually did this almost once a year from what I remember from the early 90s until 2000. It probably happened earlier than that because I read a Magic Johnson book back in 92 and he discussed about playing back to back games in the Forum during the playoffs and it was a rare thing because the Lakers rarely host a game on Saturdays.
I wonder if it had something to do with conflicts with the NHL playoffs or graduation ceremonies. I can recall the last time a back to back happened was in 1999 w/ the Lakers getting swept that year by S.A.
The spurs are 2-0 with a margin of victory of 19.5 points in the 2 games he has played! Just saying!!
I hope Spurs make it to finals to get smashed by the cHeat. I stand to rake in major cash if both these happen.
For being the 'best shooting backcourt in NBA history,' Steph Curry and Klay Thompson sure have been locked down since Game 2.
Go Warriors push it out to a game 7 (hoping my Griz take care of business tonight)
OKC just sounds happy to have a team after a crushing loss.
The sky would be falling in Dallas after a series like this.
Not really, they have had lots of series like that, it's the mavs, not the Knicks or lakers
Exactly, Dallas fans endured a lot of disappointment during the most dominant Mavericks seasons. I can't complain though, because it made the championship run one of the greatest things I have ever watched. I'm hoping the same happens with Romo and the Cowboys. ray:
It could be that dirk and the mavs will be the only team to beat the lebron heat in the finals, I just can't see the, losing anytime soon unless the thunder get a real coach like Phil Jackson or Jerry Sloan
The OKC Thunder fans are fine because they realize they lost a top 25 player and that's emotionally deflating as well as hard to overcome in talent. The Thunder will look for another workable big man solution after Perkins showed he was basically done this series. But if Westbrook is back to start next year they'll be more than fine.
GSW-Spurs. I'd love to see GSW win but the Spurs and Pop aren't going to get beat by a couple kids in a 7 game series very often. When adjustments get made; advantage Spurs. Curry and Klay will be problems for teams for years.
Miami: Wade has fallen off and the depth is still pretty suspect but that team gets the benefit of every bargain deal out there. If OKC had Birdman instead of Perkins they probably win that series over Memphis. Those bargain basement deals carry the Heat for a few more years... If LeBron stays. But they are not loaded with quality youth and that catches up to you at some point. Especially as Wade fades.
Mavs: Dallas has cap space and a few vet pieces. They'll swing for the fences again but mostly they'll sit waiting to mop up someone else's rebuild project. Looking to take on cash for immense talent. If Dallas can't get a star this year one more year of tripe seems apparent and then you get a high lottery pick in a good draft and resign Dirk for cheap to pair a top 5 draftee with an aging Dirk and a true star. Tough road to a championship....
Lakers: That's really a mess that has to be torn down and rebuilt. If they keep DH, bringing back most anyone else is pointless. Much better off getting younger around DH and trying to follow the Magic blue print of defense and 3 point shooters then DH.
Knicks: They have to go through the process. And that starts with Melo growing up. When he defends and passes the ball better the Knicks will excel. Your best players simply have to make the game easier for their teammates. Playoff defenses can and will slow down Melo. Especially after round 1.
For the West, I can't really see either GSW or San Antonio getting past Memphis. They are just too physical, and with Z-Bo and Gasol playing great basketball night in and night out, it'll be hard to stop this team. Not to mention that Conley can go off at any time, good overall basketball team.
For the East, I'm just gonna say that at the beginning of the playoffs I thought the only team that can give the Heat a legit series was the Pacers. With that being said I hope the Pacers can pull it off, because I would LOVE to see a Memphis vs Indiana finals. I mean David Stern wouldn't, but that'd be a great match up.
It's on like donkey kong, Yeager!!!,
Hey Jack bring it...we ready