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Old 05-21-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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Harden's level of play has a massive range from game to game.....looking like an MVP to looking like a real rookie out there.
And Chris Paul has a wide range of skills but is nowhere near as reliable as John Stockton.
John Stockton and Magic Johnson are a couple of levels above Chris Paul.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:53 PM
 
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Harden's level of play has a massive range from game to game.....looking like an MVP to looking like a real rookie out there.
And Chris Paul has a wide range of skills but is nowhere near as reliable as John Stockton.
John Stockton and Magic Johnson are a couple of levels above Chris Paul.
I've always been hesitant on Paul. He's a HoFer no doubt, but his regular season success has always exceeded his postseason. Look at this:

Career Regular Season
.472 fg%, .372 3p%, .868 ft%, 18.7/4.5/9.8
.518 efg%, .581 ts%, 25.6 PER, .251 ws/48

Career Postseason
.482 fg%, .374 3p%, .847 ft%, 21.3/4.9/8.9
.532 efg%, .582 ts%, 25.4 PER, .207 ws/48

He's the same ****ing guy, regular or postseason. Slight increases here, slight decreases there, but he's the same damn player. That is my biggest knock on him, always has been, and this is reflected in the fact that it took him until Year 13 to make the Western Conference Finals. His numbers reflect his success ratio. All of the high-level greats of all time, elevated their play in the postseason. With only a few exceptions, Paul has been the same player. How many memorable playoff moments does Paul have? Answer: not enough for a guy 13 years in who is widely regarded as one of the best points ever...

He also always seems to be hurt or fighting an injury when his team needs him, at least in his later career. And he always seems to shrink back a little versus the most elite competition...

Paul is a great regular season player and maybe an all-time great regular season player. He's not an all-time great postseason player, and that is going to define his career and seperate him from the all-time great points...

He and Harden's legacies would be greatly helped if they found a way to win this series...
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Cavaliers looking good!
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Cavaliers looking good!

Playing very sharp so far. Boston OTOH sre shooting themselves in the foot, missed 3 dunks in the 1st quarter.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Celtics will win
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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Celtics will win

They are chipping away at the lead and about to be down by 12.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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Playing very sharp so far. Boston OTOH sre shooting themselves in the foot, missed 3 dunks in the 1st quarter.
You can tell the Celtics have upped the defensive intensity now, they are starting to make the Cavs flustered.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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They are chipping away at the lead and about to be down by 12.
The Celtics are just a different team on the road and not in a "good way"(I guess you can say that about most teams though!). Good thing they have home court this round, they might need it.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:16 PM
 
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The Celtics are just a different team on the road and not in a "good way"(I guess you can say that about most teams though!). Good thing they have home court this round, they might need it.
That's true as they are 1-6 now on the road in the playoffs. And it's not a lock that they will continue to win at home especially when dealing with Lebron.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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Good job Cavs!

They withstood the physical challenge of the Celtics.
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