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2013 NBA playoff thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MC KAos, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Apparently the Grizzlies weren't ready.....but it is just one game. I am sure they will come back with something to prove in game 2, especially Z. Z had a poor game, but so did Duncan, so that is basically a wash. If the Spurs continue to play this kind of defense and also knock down their open shots, it will not be a long series.

    I picked the Spurs in 6 and I am sticking with it, though I will not be surprised if it ends sooner.

    GO SPURS GO.
  2. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Active Member

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    I hope so. I don't think Memphis has a shot against Miami. SA are the best chance in preventing Lebron from getting another title.
  3. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I was t very confident going into this series, but after that game I'm a bit more optimistic about our chances of making it back to the finals. We have to win game 2 tho, put all the pressure on the grizzle back on their home court
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'm rooting for San Antonio to go all the way.
  5. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    I think they do, because Miami doesn't have an answer for a skilled big-man like Gasol and they can defend the perimeter. Prince could cause some difficulties for Lebron on defense, because of length. The problem is, they don't have consistent offense, but it would make for a really ugly series.
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I agree, I think Memphis is the best match up against the Heat.
  7. BanditHiro

    BanditHiro Well-Known Member

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    Gasol is not his brother or anywhere near is his brother is not as skilled as people make him out to be...their offense just to average to compete with the Heat or even the Spurs. The Heat and Spurs can pack the paint and make the Grizzlies perimeter beat them but since it is filled with a lot of mediocre shooters they will hardly make a team pay for packing the paint.

    Their offense can be held to around 80-90 points a game while the Heat and Spurs can probably muster 90-100 points a game.
  8. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Even if he's not as skilled as his brother, does not logically entail he isn't skilled. Pal is skilled in his own right, though the last few years he's been playing incredibly soft. Mark can consistently hit a jump shot, and he's more skilled than any bigman the Heat face in the East, the only near competitor being a guy like Hibbert.

    As far as the Heat, the reason I say Memphis can beat them is precisely because they can make a game ugly and force Miami to play a lot of half-court offense, and contrary to the popular opinion, Miami has essentially one play in offense, outside of give the ball to Lebron or Wade, which is the high pick and roll. As Chacog demonstrated, making the game ugly doesn't bode as well for Miami offensively. Memphis is legit defensively. As I said, the problem with Memphis is that they aren't consistent on offense.

    The Spurs and Memphis have a good chance if the game is played in the half-court and they can limit the perimtere mistakes, allowing for Miami to capitalize with their perimeter defense and quick buckets in transition. This is even if Miami can make it through the Pacers successfully. Everybody is writing the Pacers off, but it's not like the Heat are a lock to run them over.
  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    lmao Marc Gasol is definitely as skilled as Pau. He is rapidly improving.
  10. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on what your definition of skill is. Marc is definitely a lot tougher than that single ply wet toilet paper pau
  11. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Both are outstanding passers. Marc can hit shots up to deep mid range, he's solid from the line, and in the post. He's a great defender and rebounder. What more do you want?
  12. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I'd much rather have Marc if I could get either at age 23. He just seems like a stronger leader and what he lacks in s print he more than makes up in Defense and toughness
  13. bounce

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    It's funny to me to see all the love the Grizzlies get for being a good, grind-it-out defense first, half court team -- when these same people HATED the Spurs for winning four titles being that team, only much much better at it.
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    We definitely got the better Gasol out of that deal :D
  15. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Pal did serve his purpose in helping the Lakers get their rings. But Pal isn't good defensively and he's soft. With the way the Lakers went coaching, it just seems to get worse for Pal, because of his skill set.

    His brother is moving on up the ladder in all respects. He can create plenty of fits for Miami, though Miami has gotten stronger in the middle because of the "Birdman". Like RastaRocket said, what more do you want.... It's not like Memphis can hit the open shot to make it much easier on him.
  16. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Spurs vs Cheat. Cheat in 6:D Juck rolls in dough again :money:
  17. BanditHiro

    BanditHiro Well-Known Member

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    na Pau has always been better than his brother...he was a better prospect coming in to league.

    Offensively he will always be a bigger threat than Marc.
  18. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    amare was always a bigger offensive threat than KG, but i doubt youd ever catch anyway thinking he was better. you just cant overlook defense, rebounding, and toughness. two of three things gasol has always lacked.
  19. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That flopping punk Tony Allen should be suspended for the next game.

    That was Memphis' game to steal. Now Spurs are going to get the brooms ready.
  20. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    whew, that was too close for comfort.....

    for 6 quarters the refs let the teams play, then all of a sudden they want to start calling stupid fouls.....ridiculous.

    the Spurs played a very poor second half offensively. Their player rotation was screwy. All the open shots they had been hitting stopped going in. Memphis was playing better on both ends and it showed on the scoreboard. One thing that puzzled me was seeing Green on the bench for much of the 4th, especially with the poor offensive output that took place.

    Still, the Spurs held on when it mattered most. They are up 2-0, and it is time to go on the road. I feel this time off favors the Spurs more than Memphis. I honestly believe the Spurs will win game 3.

    GO SPURS GO

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