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2016 NBA Playoffs Thread

Old 04-24-16, 02:48 PM
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Spurs sweep! On to Oklahoma!
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What's the point of the NBA reviewing calls like the end of the Rockets game?
Multiple reasons. They review the calls in every game as a way to make sure the refs are making correct calls and to hold them accountable. It's also part of their push to be more transparent with the public in regards to acknowledging bad/missed calls.
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Spurs sweep! On to Oklahoma!
The Western Conference Semis are going to be as good and entertaining as the first round was bad and boring.
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curry hurt again, looks like he grabbed at the knee this time.
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curry hurt again, looks like he grabbed at the knee this time.
Rockets not taking advantage. Freaking JB doesn't know how to use his roster or call plays. I have no idea why he plays Brewer so much. Couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat.
Old 04-24-16, 05:19 PM
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Tied at Half-time, Curry out with a knee injury and what does Houston do?

Get out scored 65 to 38 at home.

What an embarrassment.
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Rockets not taking advantage. Freaking JB doesn't know how to use his roster or call plays. I have no idea why he plays Brewer so much. Couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat.
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I figured the Celtics would be quickly out after they lost game 1 and Bradley. Guess not.
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Wow at least two weeks for Curry? If only the Clips could take advantage of that...
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I figured the Celtics would be quickly out after they lost game 1 and Bradley. Guess not.
I'm more of a hockey fan, but I got a cheap ticket to game 4---first playoff game I've ever been to in any sport. Down 16 in the 3rd, and they win in OT--holy cow, was that fun!
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Really disappointed about Curry's injury, hope he's able to come back strong before the Warriors are eliminated, otherwise I think the Cavs/Spurs is a foregone conclusion.

It would certainly amuse me to see the Clippers lose to a Curry less Warriors though
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It's unfortunate for Golden State, would have loved to see what they can do with a healthy team. One thing I've noticed, all the supposed experts said the East was much better this year and it was up for grabs. After watching this first round I have to laugh at that.
It almost seems a farce that the teams from the west have to beat themselves up just to get to the finals while Cleveland plays a bunch of patsies.
We all know it will be Cleveland against one of the four teams from the west that are all better than them. The intrigue will be who it is.
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One thing I've noticed, all the supposed experts said the East was much better this year and it was up for grabs. After watching this first round I have to laugh at that.
It almost seems a farce that the teams from the west have to beat themselves up just to get to the finals while Cleveland plays a bunch of patsies.
We all know it will be Cleveland against one of the four teams from the west that are all better than them. The intrigue will be who it is.
Not sure what you're talking about. Cleveland was the far more talented team and three of the games in the series were winnable by Detroit up until the last few minutes where their inexperience and mistakes took over. Cleveland is at full strength and should be blowing out teams like this. The fact that they needed till the last two minutes of multiple games in a series against the team with the least playoff experience should have them worried.
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Oh crap Paul looks like he injured his wrist just now...

Man I hate Austin rivers.

Edited to add: though I don't want him hurt too...

Ugh 3rd metacarpal on the right hand? If so he'll be out longer than Curry... The curse lives on.

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We all know it will be Cleveland against one of the four teams from the west that are all better than them. The intrigue will be who it is.
4?

If something happened and Curry-Leonard were both out for the rest of the playoffs and the Spurs and GS did not make the finals I would take Cleveland over a 100 percent healthy OKC or The Clippers without blinking.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Oh crap Paul looks like he injured his wrist just now...

Man I hate Austin rivers.

Edited to add: though I don't want him hurt too...

Ugh 3rd metacarpal on the right hand? If so he'll be out longer than Curry... The curse lives on.
Yeah, so much for the Clippers. They might not even make it out of the first round now with Paul gone and Griffin aggrevating his injury.
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Not sure what you're talking about. Cleveland was the far more talented team and three of the games in the series were winnable by Detroit up until the last few minutes where their inexperience and mistakes took over. Cleveland is at full strength and should be blowing out teams like this. The fact that they needed till the last two minutes of multiple games in a series against the team with the least playoff experience should have them worried.
I am very excited for Detroit's future.
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Good Luck, Clippers!

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Old 04-26-16, 04:12 PM
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The Basketball Gods Must Be Crazy.
Old 04-26-16, 05:06 PM
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I... I don't even know what to say. Now I have Baby Lilliard in my head screaming "No good Clipper!" Man I have no idea what any of those guys were thinking making those State Farm commercials.
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So... is this the end of Lob City yet? Paul/Griffin have 1 more year and then each have a player option, DeAndre one more after that. I imagine they hope they can finally bring in some help next year with the cap increase rather then relying on aging guys like Paul Pierce.
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Well they have a few built in excuses this time with Griffin getting hurt and losing his mind and now the Paul injury. Wasted a career year from Reddick. Maybe one more year but I don't see how they get better and Doc the GM is absolutely terrible so far.

Worst case scenario is that they trade Griffin for pennies because of what happened, which would backfire on them completely (unless it's for Durant or something) because he's Deandre's bud and Paul is going to force his way out at even the hint of rebuilding.
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I don't really care about the Clippers, but I feel sorry for their long-suffering fans who see this window closing.
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I feel that the Sterling Clippers curse got extended once DeAndre Jordan pulled that dick move in the offseason with the help of Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Like Baby Lillard said: "No good Clippers"
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It will be very interesting to see what the Clips do in the off-season. Clearly this current line-up has issues, even without the injuries.

Currently I'm hoping the Warriors can pull off getting back to the finals so we can have the rematch that at least I have been waiting for all year.

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