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Old 03-18-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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OKC can't shoot, so they can't beat the Warriors.

Houston remains the only team in the West with a chance, and they've turned in impressive defensive performances lately. Austin Rivers has been a nice addition, so that they can feature two ball handlers on the floor virtually all game when healthy (and only Harden and Gordon are glaring liabilities on defense).

Milwaukee just hit a major wall with Brogdon's injury. His health will be critical for the Bucks' title chances--they also need shooting and he delivers it with few downsides in his game. Toronto's defense will keep it competitive if they can get past Milwaukee.
And I put money on GS tonight and all of sudden they couldn't shoot which caused me to lose
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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OKC can't shoot, so they can't beat the Warriors.

Houston remains the only team in the West with a chance, and they've turned in impressive defensive performances lately. Austin Rivers has been a nice addition, so that they can feature two ball handlers on the floor virtually all game when healthy (and only Harden and Gordon are glaring liabilities on defense).

Milwaukee just hit a major wall with Brogdon's injury. His health will be critical for the Bucks' title chances--they also need shooting and he delivers it with few downsides in his game. Toronto's defense will keep it competitive if they can get past Milwaukee.
Morey has made great pickups during the year... Rivers, Faried, House, Shumpert

Harden is not the total liability on defense as he was in the past.
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:40 PM
 
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Unfortunate but it looks like Stevens is losing that team, no thanks in small part to Kyrie the self anointed 'leader.'

I wonder how much longer Brad has there.

Kyrie Irving apparently not happy with coach Brad Stevens after Celtics cough up 18-point lead to Hornets
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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Unfortunate but it looks like Stevens is losing that team, no thanks in small part to Kyrie the self anointed 'leader.'

I wonder how much longer Brad has there.

Kyrie Irving apparently not happy with coach Brad Stevens after Celtics cough up 18-point lead to Hornets
I always thought he was overrated as a coach.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:51 PM
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Unfortunate but it looks like Stevens is losing that team, no thanks in small part to Kyrie the self anointed 'leader.'

I wonder how much longer Brad has there.

Kyrie Irving apparently not happy with coach Brad Stevens after Celtics cough up 18-point lead to Hornets
Kyrie is talented but his leadership skills aren't good. They'll be fine if they are to keep TR over KI.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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Kyrie is talented but his leadership skills aren't good. They'll be fine if they are to keep TR over KI.
Boston better keep an eye on Brooklyn or they will end up losing that 5th spot and fall to 6th and have to play the sixers
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Since Boston did make the ECF without KI, I wonder if they would have been better off just moving on from KI and "running back" with basically the same crew from last season. All the young players would have already experienced the playoff grind, and could keep developing together with the roles that fell into after Heywood's and Irving's injuries. You lose a little depth possibly, but at what cost? A year long team chemistry project?
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Lakers have announced that Lebron will not play the 6 remaining games of the regular season
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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Lakers have announced that Lebron will not play the 6 remaining games of the regular season
The GOAT is headed to the warm shore of South Beach for Spring Break
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Unfortunate but it looks like Stevens is losing that team, no thanks in small part to Kyrie the self anointed 'leader.'

I wonder how much longer Brad has there.

Kyrie Irving apparently not happy with coach Brad Stevens after Celtics cough up 18-point lead to Hornets
Celtics aren't moving off of Stevens. Kyrie is just unhappy with everybody and everything, but this is exactly why he's only a fringe Top 10 player and fringe HOFer. Kyrie has yet to prove he can win at a high level as a #1...

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Since Boston did make the ECF without KI, I wonder if they would have been better off just moving on from KI and "running back" with basically the same crew from last season. All the young players would have already experienced the playoff grind, and could keep developing together with the roles that fell into after Heywood's and Irving's injuries. You lose a little depth possibly, but at what cost? A year long team chemistry project?
Every time they would struggled NBA media would have crushed them for moving off of Kyrie, citing inexperience. For the record I don't necessarily disagree that they are a better team without Kyrie...
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