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Old 04-12-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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I'm confused, the spurs lose to the lakers without Kobe and beat the Grizzles tonight. I give up trying to figure this team out.
That's what I was thinking too. I'm with others in saying these upcoming playoffs should be interesting.

 
Old 04-12-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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The Bulls beat the Heat, and Rose played but was 1-13. Impressive by the Bulls, if I'm correct, didn't they beat Miami before without Rose playing at all?
Yes, JLIII went crazy in that game
 
Old 04-12-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Yes, JLIII went crazy in that game
CJ Watson is pretty good too. He'd be a starting point guard on some teams imo.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 09:22 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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CJ Watson is pretty good too. He'd be a starting point guard on some teams imo.

I wasn't expecting his three point shot to go in which surprised me when he made it because he is not that good of a shooter
 
Old 04-12-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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CJ Watson is pretty good too. He'd be a starting point guard on some teams imo.
He's a very good fit as roses backp, that's for sure. I don't think I'd want to rely on him that heavily (even though the bulls have had to for half the season) in the playoffs though. Bulls need rose for the playoffs.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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That's what I was thinking too. I'm with others in saying these upcoming playoffs should be interesting.
It's simple. Wednesday's win by the Lakers was a complete fluke. The Spurs played with no energy at all and their minds weren't in the game. Meanwhile Bynum and Artest had uncharacteristically great games. The chances of these feats being duplicated in either of the next two Spurs/Lakers games is highly unlikely. What's more is that with the return of Bryant eventually Gasol/Bynum/Artest will be reduced to taking fewer shots. Thus taking away from their collective effectiveness. I look foward to the game in Los Angeles next week.

The win over Memphis last night demonstrated what this San Antonio team can do when they are focused, intense and have their heads in the game. Despite a very rough Grizzly team and lousy officiating throughout the game the Spurs were able to overcome and take over in the fourth quarter late. Add to that the magnificent 28 and 12 performance put up by Tim and you've got an impressive win. And yes, I cannot wait for the playoffs to begin. It's going to be exciting.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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It's simple. Wednesday's win by the Lakers was a complete fluke. The Spurs played with no energy at all and their minds weren't in the game. Meanwhile Bynum and Artest had uncharacteristically great games. The chances of these feats being duplicated in either of the next two Spurs/Lakers games is highly unlikely. What's more is that with the return of Bryant eventually Gasol/Bynum/Artest will be reduced to taking fewer shots. Thus taking away from their collective effectiveness. I look foward to the game in Los Angeles next week.

The win over Memphis last night demonstrated what this San Antonio team can do when they are focused, intense and have their heads in the game. Despite a very rough Grizzly team and lousy officiating throughout the game the Spurs were able to overcome and take over in the fourth quarter late. Add to that the magnificent 28 and 12 performance put up by Tim and you've got an impressive win. And yes, I cannot wait for the playoffs to begin. It's going to be exciting.

ummmmm WOW! that is the most toned down spurs are going to win it all post i have ever seen from you. im almost proud lol.

refs where TERRIBLE! how about tony getting slapped in the face TWICE (once, bleeding and all) with no calls, while conely steps on tonys foot and falls down and tony gets called for a foul. just bad reffing period.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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He has to be close to it because if he wasn't the Celtics wouldn't be 19-7 since the All-Star Break. And I'm not just talking about his long range game, I';m talking about the fade away and the moves around the basket. I was getting a flash back from the 2004 playoffs.
What you mean is, every so often he has moments which remind you of his prime, a throwback game so to speak. Hey, Duncan had 28 and 12 last night, but no-one in their right-thinking mind would say he's 2003 Duncan. A great player past their prime will always have moments that bring us memories of their glory years. Hell, Michael Jordan had 51 points at 38 years old, are you going to argue that he was 92 Jordan? Of course not.

And for the record, there's a few more reasons why Boston has picked it up as late. Don't look now, but Pierce has picked up his game, and Rondo is an all-court terror. Garnett's 'resurgence',so to speak, has been aided by the fact that he's successfully moved over to the '5' spot, where most centers can't keep up with him and aren't used to having to cover their man as far away from the basket as Garnett plays on offense. He's primarily a 15-18 jumpshooter at this stage in his career. He also seems healthier than he has in 3 years, so he has more spring in his step. But to say he's playing at 2004 KG level is nuts. I saw plenty of KG that particular year, and I can tell you that current Garnett, while playing well, is NOT night in-night out at that level, or even that close to it. 2004 Garnett was able to cover 4 positions to varying degrees, score 25 points a night, hand out 5 assists, and grab 13 rebounds.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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ummmmm WOW! that is the most toned down spurs are going to win it all post i have ever seen from you. im almost proud lol.

refs where TERRIBLE! how about tony getting slapped in the face TWICE (once, bleeding and all) with no calls, while conely steps on tonys foot and falls down and tony gets called for a foul. just bad reffing period.
Eva's brother is a ref.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 10:24 AM
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If the Spurs want to at least mitigate Bynum somewhat, they will have to put Splitter on him and have Blair come off the bench. Blair is just way too short to do anything effective over long stretches against Bynum. I do think MWP and Barnes going off the other night was pretty rare, but you have to wonder how the Laker's offense flows w/o Kobe doing his isos. Everyone getting touches and not just standing out there while Kobe does his thing. You can expect Bynum to get his numbers, but MWP had one of his best shooting games in a while.

I see the Grizz as the team that no one wants to play, but it seems to me that Gay has taken alot of shots instead of trying to spread it around more. That could hurt them in the playoffs.

Just when i thought the Celts were dead, they have a resurgence. Avery Bradley is a lock-down defender. Even that center from Turkey(?) has made some contribution. Garnett looks rejuvenated along with Pierce. As far as Rondo, probably the best playmaker pt. guard in the league with CP3.

The Heat look like they're either waiting for the playoffs or getting burned out. I think they should play James Jones more. When did JAnthony get benched for Turiaf though Turiaf is pretty decent.

Only concern for the Bulls is getting Rose back healthy and having him play at least 5-6 games together to get the rust off before playoffs. It is troubling though that his injuries could be on and off. Same for RIP. They need some continuity.

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