No bandwagonning here...Go Spurs!! Longest modern "dynasty"? Team has basically been a contender for 15 years. Memphis will need all the luck they can get.
I predict the Heat win in 8 to 10 games.
I started following the W's back in 09 when they drafted Curry. Then they got another great talent two years ago in Thompson. He's the reason why they move Monta Ellis. Then last year they drafted Barnes who i was a big fan of since his UNC days. This Warriors team is going to be special.
I'm not saying Memphis has no chance, but if they don't get some kind of production (even just a couple of guys hitting a hot streak shooting on different nights) somewhere on the wings, their top 3 players will basically have to dominate every game in order to win. Again, trying to avoid dissecting the actual trade, but that's why it seemed like such a strange deal to pull given how much they now lack a solid offensive wing player.
Being able to leave Prince and Allen to double team or roam is the main problem. It also look Memphis has to recover from playing such a dreadful offensive team as OKC were in the 2nd round. The defensive wasn't up to their standards and on offense their starting five took only a few threes; that can't happen if they want to create space for Randolph inside. Prince needs to start taking threes, because he is capable of hitting them. It's only one game, so we'll see how they recover, but if the second game goes as bad as the first game, I think Memphis needs to shake it up and start Pondexter. I still don't dislike the deal for Memphis and it's hard to say it made them worse or that they emphasized defense to much, because it did get them to the conference finals.
Spurs picking Memphis apart. Again, wing production an issue for Memphis. San Antonio is clearly focused on making things hard for Z-Bo.
They should try giving Austin Daye some run. Dude is an ok 3pt shooter
What a fantastic game 1 for the pacers-heat series.
That was unreal.
Holy Shit Man! I can't wait for the day our Raps are there...
Two years away...
Heat should thank Vogel for taking Hibbert out in the last 2 Miami Heat's possession.
I like to play devil's advocate in certain questionable decisions, and typically there's a decent reason for the decision made. But wtf Frank Vogel? It's one thing to take Hibbert, a top 3 rim protector, out of the game in the final minute on defence(which was already dumb to begin with), but when you get scored on and realize it didn't work, you don't take him out again with 2.2 seconds left. Hibbert needed to be out there. The pacers playe their hearts out. This loss is on Frank Vogel.
No Hibbert, no defence, King James took it.
That was so stupid. Not only did Paul George play LeBron in a very bad position allowing an easy drive, Frank Vogel took out the only shot blocker on the team.
Good article on the last play here:
I really don't know what Sam Young was thinking...looks like he did some sort of fake jump in order to throw LeBron off. Either go straight-up strong, or take the foul and make him win it at the FT line.
The Heat were playing small ball with a lineup of shooters, so why was it a bad idea to take him out? The only reason people are even complaining about this is because PG fucked up hard on D and had no one to clean it up for him.
But let me ask you, who the hell even saw that coming? Who even REALLY expected a layup as the game winning shot?
No matter what happens, there will always be the Armchair coaches who think they're smarter than the guy who gets paid millions to coach a team. Stop complaining ffs.
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