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Old 04-25-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Just not enough in the tank. Good effort by the Spurs. Had chances, but would have had to play perfect... they didn't.
They had their moments, and could have gone their way if not for some loose balls, etc

The pelicans will be a handful for these Warriors.

It's great to see Rajon playing at his best in the playoffs again. He is one of the more crafty and intelligent players in the league. Injuries and playing for several bad teams had seemingly lessened his stock, so great to see his old self again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14s&v=dNE2JRMnpos
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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They had their moments, and could have gone their way if not for some loose balls, etc

The pelicans will be a handful for these Warriors.

It's great to see Rajon playing at his best in the playoffs again. He is one of the more crafty and intelligent players in the league. Injuries and playing for several bad teams had seemingly lessened his stock, so great to see his old self again.
Rondo and Rose are turning back the clock this postseason.
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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Just not enough in the tank. Good effort by the Spurs. Had chances, but would have had to play perfect... they didn't.
They brought enough to win a game against a team that's deadly even without its star. That's an accomplishment.

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The Spurs had several chances to take the lead at the end but they just couldn't execute. Come back one more year Manu!
They ran into a locked in, long, and high IQ defense.

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They had their moments, and could have gone their way if not for some loose balls, etc

The pelicans will be a handful for these Warriors.

It's great to see Rajon playing at his best in the playoffs again. He is one of the more crafty and intelligent players in the league. Injuries and playing for several bad teams had seemingly lessened his stock, so great to see his old self again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=14s&v=dNE2JRMnpos
Pels-Warriors will be a fascinating series. Alvin Gentry is a great coach, and the chess pieces here are in an unusual position. The Pels' elite perimeter defenders are not tall, but they are long (Holiday and Rondo). AD is an amazing defensive piece with many weapons, but is at his most valuable operating off of a 5 who is not a major scoring threat (letting AD blitz, roam, and switch. AD is a mismatch for any defender, but the Warriors probably have two of the least bad options in the NBA with Dray & KD. The length and acumen of Klay, Iguodala, and Livingston should snuff out the half court offense contributed by Holiday, Rondo, and Mirotic. I expect the team with more transition points to win every game of this series until Curry returns.

While not ideal, Rondo and Holiday can take away KD's dribble, and turnaround midrange shots are a win for the Pelicans' half-court defense. Holiday and Rondo are probably both long enough to offer resistance to Klay, who is usually adept at just shooting over small guards. I expect a defensive struggle in the half court, but strong defenses can create transition opportunities, where points will be easier to come by.

When Curry returns, the series is a totally different story. While Rondo and Holiday are both effective perimeter defenders, there is not a third effective perimeter defender on this team for lineups involving Curry-KD-Klay.

Prior to Curry's return, the Pels will need to be disciplined about preventing back door cuts and staying engaged off-ball. If they fail, the Warriors will gobble up easy points.
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Derrick Rose 2018 playoffs 14.8ppg .520fg .714treys
In his 2011 MVP year in the playoffs he only shot .396fg and .248treys
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:27 PM
 
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Rondo and Rose are turning back the clock this postseason.
Yes they were very impressive.

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They brought enough to win a game against a team that's deadly even without its star. That's an accomplishment.



They ran into a locked in, long, and high IQ defense.



Pels-Warriors will be a fascinating series. Alvin Gentry is a great coach, and the chess pieces here are in an unusual position. The Pels' elite perimeter defenders are not tall, but they are long (Holiday and Rondo). AD is an amazing defensive piece with many weapons, but is at his most valuable operating off of a 5 who is not a major scoring threat (letting AD blitz, roam, and switch. AD is a mismatch for any defender, but the Warriors probably have two of the least bad options in the NBA with Dray & KD. The length and acumen of Klay, Iguodala, and Livingston should snuff out the half court offense contributed by Holiday, Rondo, and Mirotic. I expect the team with more transition points to win every game of this series until Curry returns.

While not ideal, Rondo and Holiday can take away KD's dribble, and turnaround midrange shots are a win for the Pelicans' half-court defense. Holiday and Rondo are probably both long enough to offer resistance to Klay, who is usually adept at just shooting over small guards. I expect a defensive struggle in the half court, but strong defenses can create transition opportunities, where points will be easier to come by.

When Curry returns, the series is a totally different story. While Rondo and Holiday are both effective perimeter defenders, there is not a third effective perimeter defender on this team for lineups involving Curry-KD-Klay.

Prior to Curry's return, the Pels will need to be disciplined about preventing back door cuts and staying engaged off-ball. If they fail, the Warriors will gobble up easy points.
Great analysis, I agree it's going to be a fascinating series. It's going to be a chess match and hopefully the series will be a real good one. We'll see how much longer Curry is out for and how effective he is when he is back.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Oh boy, Cavs up by two and 1:19 left.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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Oh boy, Cavs up by two and 1:19 left.
This game is going to OT, pacers are too offensively challenged to win
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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This game is going to OT, pacers are too offensively challenged to win
Well LeBron saved the day!
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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Well LeBron saved the day!
So the Pacers coach never said.."double lebron"
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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Block & a buzzer beater! Playoff Lebron is the goat.
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