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    Butler was sick and wasn't supposed to play, and Wade hurt his neck before returning.

    What really stuck out to me was Westbrook returning up 22 in the 4th vs Zipser, Canaan, and the other Bulls third-stringers. I like Russ but apparently he's done this before in the hunt for triple-doubles. Not a good look.


    New York is finished. They should try to salvage some pieces and rebuild around Porzingis ASAP.
    Russ "The Stat Padder" Westbrook may have come in to for that reason.. however (not a but) I like it for another aspect...when Russ comes in it signals that the coach wants him to put two behind the Bulls left ear. He did that and the Thunder walked away with a win.

    One of things I liketo see is to get any perceived excuses out of the way. You don't want anyone thinking.. "this team has our number.. or we're just jinxed against this team". Putting a freaking stake through the heart of the Bulls with a 20 point win is something Casey should aim to do next time out even if it means playing KL and DD 42 mins in a blowout.

    Kill them. Spit on them. Piss on them. Start your car and drive away. You want to be the big dog on the block. Show it.

    AND>>

    Oh yeah.. am with you 100%....the knicks are all but done. And I think the organization has to suspend Rose in order to show there isn't rules for one set of guys and rules for others. Rose is going to have to man up to the team and cowboy up to the press. Nothing like a little controversy in NYC with all those dailies looking to sell papers.
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    The East is still bunched but its beginning to stratify.

    The Cavs are getting harder and harder to see and they are starting to pull away. Lets say they win 7 of 10 in the next 4 sets of 10 game measuring parameters. That means just to pull even with them the raps have to go 33 and 7. Dont'ya just hate math sometimes.

    2.5 games separate 9th from 4th and home court.
    3.5 games separate the 12th place Magic from the 8th and last spot.

    Tonights Matchups.

    Leprechauns vs Your Toronto Raptors The Celts limp in without Avery Bradley their best perimeter defender and a Zeller. Not sure which one as they all look and play the same. Isiah Thomas has been putting up big numbers. So the keys to this game are contain him and win the battle on the glass to limit second chance points. Have to think the Raps are a little pissed at this point after the Bulls debacle and the loss to the Rockets. Raps with PPat rounding back into form and a good night from Ross get off the schneid with a win over the plucky warriors from Boston.

    Da Bulls visit Washington The Bulls after winning 2 they had no business winning lost by double digits last night to the Oklahoma City Russells. Tonight the gang who can't shoot straight face a rested Whiz who have a really simple path to the playoffs. Be better than the Bulls... thats all.. and it should be an easy strategy to execute because they are better than the Bulls. The Whiz aren't better than Atlanta if Milsap stays, or Charlotte or the Bucks or even the Pacers.. so that means they just have to be better than the Bulls. Expect the Whiz who are led again by Wall and Beal and Gortat to knock off the Bulls who are on B2B .

    Hawks vs Brooklyn The only people watching the Nets play are Celtics fans revelling in the draft pick looking like lead pipe cinch for top 3. The Nets are pretty poor. Hawks win.

    Charlotte visits the Beard The Rockets look pretty good. They live and die by the jumper but they have enough shooters with Harden and Ariza and Gordon and Anderson that somebody is bound to be on. Look for the Rockets to win a close one against the always prepared Buzz.

    Bucks into San Antone The Bucks are a quality team in the midst of a pretty tough schedule. They lose this one tonight but the Alphabet and Parker are going to likely finish 6th or better when its all said and done. But tonight they are done. Spurs just grind another one out.

    Pistons visit Boogie Drummond vs Boogie on the boards. Should be a good one. Pistons are starting to come around a bit and if they are going to make the playoffs they have to be better than both the Bucks and the Bulls and possibly the Pacers. Tall order but they have the talent to do it with Drummond / Harris / Pope and a coming around Reggie Jackson. Look for Dave Joeger to put duct tape across Boogies yip to prevent him from getting his 13th tech by spitting out his mouth guard as the Kings try to keep in the hunt for 8th place out west. Its a roadie but the Kings are the Kings and look for the Pistons to rack up their 3rd win in a row. Another example of a "Kings Fubar"-- The Kings picked McLemore one slot ahead of Caldwell Pope in the 2013 draft. Both are SG's. Man these guys in the front office suck.
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    Anyone able to repost the ESPN insider article on championship dark horses?

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    Anyone able to repost the ESPN insider article on championship dark horses?
    Here's the Raptors:

    1. Toronto Raptors

    Odds of beating Cavaliers in a series: 48% without home-court
    Conference title: 42.2% | NBA title: 9.7%
    Vegas championship odds: 40-1

    A recent skid from the Raptors has BPI now projecting that Toronto will finish No. 2 in the East, after an extended stretch of likely finishing ahead of the Cavs. The difference between Toronto having home-court advantage vs. Cleveland having home-court amounts to a 9.0 percent swing in odds.

    Toronto is 4.5 games back of Cleveland right now, but BPI only projects the teams to finish two games apart. If the Raptors took the first two home games in a hypothetical Eastern Conference finals matchup, BPI would give them an 80 percent chance to win the series and make the NBA Finals.
    If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    Anyone able to repost the ESPN insider article on championship dark horses?
    Found this on Reddit I think.. Use it all the time now.

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    So Derek Rose had a family issue SO IMPORTANT that he didn't even have time to take 10 seconds and text a coach, assistant coach, front office member or teammate. SO IMPORTANT that it was resolved in 24 hours and now he's "focused". SO COINCIDENTAL that this 24 hour no time for text emergency came right after a 4th quarter benching. This is the same entitled (pardon my language) prick that used to sit out way too long after injury in Chicago and listed his reasoning as "I need good knees for when I'm retired and working in a boardroom". The same jerk who took smilin' selfies with the jury right after the case who acquitted him of all charges of gang rape. The same delusional weirdo who thought he's still an all star this offseason, and called the Knicks a "super team".

    Spoiled AAU brat, just like George Karl(like it or hate it) described. Derrick Rose never grew up. Probably never made a bed in his life, or washed a dish. Never got in trouble, never held accountable. Some guys can survive being spoiled like that because they have character of a man. Others are just a caricature of a man.
    11/20/16 Lest we forget - The Sacramento Screw Job.
    We will not go quietly in the night. We will rage against the dying light. We will study every buzzer beater with intensified might, because somethin with the NBA doesn't smell right.

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    Nice, thanks guys.

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    I can't believe the Knicks are giving rose a complete pass on the no show..it's sad how much pull these established big name players have, coaches and GMs not named popovich bow to their every whim
    11/20/16 Lest we forget - The Sacramento Screw Job.
    We will not go quietly in the night. We will rage against the dying light. We will study every buzzer beater with intensified might, because somethin with the NBA doesn't smell right.

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    The East is still bunched but its beginning to stratify.

    The Cavs are getting harder and harder to see and they are starting to pull away. Lets say they win 7 of 10 in the next 4 sets of 10 game measuring parameters. That means just to pull even with them the raps have to go 33 and 7. Dont'ya just hate math sometimes.

    2.5 games separate 9th from 4th and home court.
    3.5 games separate the 12th place Magic from the 8th and last spot.

    Tonights Matchups.

    Leprechauns vs Your Toronto Raptors The Celts limp in without Avery Bradley their best perimeter defender and a Zeller. Not sure which one as they all look and play the same. Isiah Thomas has been putting up big numbers. So the keys to this game are contain him and win the battle on the glass to limit second chance points. Have to think the Raps are a little pissed at this point after the Bulls debacle and the loss to the Rockets. Raps with PPat rounding back into form and a good night from Ross get off the schneid with a win over the plucky warriors from Boston.

    Da Bulls visit Washington The Bulls after winning 2 they had no business winning lost by double digits last night to the Oklahoma City Russells. Tonight the gang who can't shoot straight face a rested Whiz who have a really simple path to the playoffs. Be better than the Bulls... thats all.. and it should be an easy strategy to execute because they are better than the Bulls. The Whiz aren't better than Atlanta if Milsap stays, or Charlotte or the Bucks or even the Pacers.. so that means they just have to be better than the Bulls. Expect the Whiz who are led again by Wall and Beal and Gortat to knock off the Bulls who are on B2B .

    Hawks vs Brooklyn The only people watching the Nets play are Celtics fans revelling in the draft pick looking like lead pipe cinch for top 3. The Nets are pretty poor. Hawks win.

    Charlotte visits the Beard The Rockets look pretty good. They live and die by the jumper but they have enough shooters with Harden and Ariza and Gordon and Anderson that somebody is bound to be on. Look for the Rockets to win a close one against the always prepared Buzz.

    Bucks into San Antone The Bucks are a quality team in the midst of a pretty tough schedule. They lose this one tonight but the Alphabet and Parker are going to likely finish 6th or better when its all said and done. But tonight they are done. Spurs just grind another one out.

    Pistons visit Boogie Drummond vs Boogie on the boards. Should be a good one. Pistons are starting to come around a bit and if they are going to make the playoffs they have to be better than both the Bucks and the Bulls and possibly the Pacers. Tall order but they have the talent to do it with Drummond / Harris / Pope and a coming around Reggie Jackson. Look for Dave Joeger to put duct tape across Boogies yip to prevent him from getting his 13th tech by spitting out his mouth guard as the Kings try to keep in the hunt for 8th place out west. Its a roadie but the Kings are the Kings and look for the Pistons to rack up their 3rd win in a row. Another example of a "Kings Fubar"-- The Kings picked McLemore one slot ahead of Caldwell Pope in the 2013 draft. Both are SG's. Man these guys in the front office suck.
    OK... 3 outta 5 and very happy I missed one of them on the Bucks upset right in San Antonio.
    The Pistons are now in the officially scuffling category. They gave up up a 13 point lead at halftime and lost by 6 to the SactoBoogies. A twenty point swing. Stan must need a massage for those arms as they had to be flailing like mad last night.

    And now on to tonight's matchups.

    Knicks visiting the Hinkies So, your used to be MVP star point guard is really unhappy on his recent benchings, is at odds with the coach about it and to show his displeasure quit on the team the other night and went home without telling anyone. Your other used to be NBA allstar SF has a bad shoulder injury he says he is playing through, but, said shoulder could at any moment give out and put him on the shelf for a while. Carmello is coping with all this by getting thrown out of games on T's. The other marquee player you signed to a 4 year 72M$ investment in Joakim Noah doesn't seem to be working out either. Noah is struggling offensively and the bum knees the Knicks knew he had coming in have robbed him of his lateral quickness inside and made him an average defensive player at best. When he isn't running down his players the quote a minute Zen Master sits stoically courtside watching it all burn to the ground. Yep...Just another season in Gotham.
    The Hinkies are not last or even second last but have surged to 13th. Lets not get to giddy with The Process as they still suck out loud with 10 wins in 35 chances and have a oddly built team that needs lots of work to become cohesive. But tonight, warts and all, look for the Hink's who are at home to beat the reeling Knicks. With a win the Sixers draw closer to the Magic and 12th spot. Dizzying heights for this flea bag of a franchise. If this happens look for DefCon4 to be in full swing at MSG.

    Washington at Boston The Chowderheads after coughing up a hair ball to the raps last night in a game they had in hand return home to face the recently surging Whiz who have won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10. Both teams are on a B2B.
    Good matchup of backcourts tonight as Wall and Beal take on Thomas and Bradely who should play tonight. Gortat and Morris should come out on top on the battle on the glass over Amir and Horford. A win puts the Whiz in 5th and 2 games up on the Bulls in the loss column. A win for the Celtics rights the ship after that tough loss to the Raps. The Whiz can really use the win but they suck on the road. It pains me to pick them but the Leprachauns take this one by a whisker. Please let me be wrong John Wall.

    Orlando in LaLa Land vs the Clips. As the third bad lab experiment in the east (the other two are the Bulls and Knicks.. and maybe the Pacers make it four) the Magic didn't have very much in the way of expectations to live up to but have managed to be below that low bar. They are currently 7 games under 500 and have the next 5 on the road. When they get home they have the Bucks and Warriors waiting for them. Its conceivable they drop 6 of the next 7 and land firmly in the lottery. It starts tonight vs the Clips who have their own crosses to bear but Chris Paul , Deandre Jordan and JJ Reddick will handle the Magicians by double digits. Rob Hennigan, GM of the Magic, is on the hottest seat in the league outside of Chicago.
    Watch for the for rumors to start on some of the Magics good to very good ,but ill fitted to this teams current construct, players. Serge Ibalka, Nik Vucevic, Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton. Hey.. you can finish in the lottery without these guys too.
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    Defcon 4 activated!! Knicks lol

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    Quote Carlos Rogers wrote: View Post
    Defcon 4 activated!! Knicks lol
    Haha. Sixers have won 4 of last 5 games. Playoffs baby lol

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    Love me a good NBA fight! A poke in the nose. A slap on the cheek. Everybody rushes in. "Hold me back! Hoooooooold me back!"

    "Control DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes. Defend the ball. Much of what they do reverses to 1 on 1 play." -- Visitor Locker Room Whiteboard, Air Canada Centre, Feb. 26, 2015

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Haha. Sixers have won 4 of last 5 games. Playoffs baby lol
    Somewhere Hinkie is going all Marlon Brando like... I could've built a contender!


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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    Love me a good NBA fight! A poke in the nose. A slap on the cheek. Everybody rushes in. "Hold me back! Hoooooooold me back!"

    We should let em duke it out like hockey

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    Quote Carlos Rogers wrote: View Post
    Defcon 4 activated!! Knicks lol
    You knew this was going to happen. It's New York. That collection of players was a disaster waiting to happen both on and off the court.

    Losers in 9 of 10 they have the Bulls tonight on a back-to-back then Raps/Hawks back-to-back (Sun/Mon) and then in Chicago. They could be staring at a 1-13 stretch facing 5 of their next 8 on the road.

    And they continue to be putrid on the defensive end. During their 1-9 suckfest, they've held one opponent under 100 points (the 76ers) and, before that, hadn't held an opponent under 100 since Orlando on December 22 on their way to a DRTG of 110.9 (let's call that 111)!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    Love me a good NBA fight! A poke in the nose. A slap on the cheek. Everybody rushes in. "Hold me back! Hoooooooold me back!"

    LOL... yes the 3 most feared words in an NBA fight... "Let them go"

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    Quote S.R. wrote: View Post
    Love me a good NBA fight! A poke in the nose. A slap on the cheek. Everybody rushes in. "Hold me back! Hoooooooold me back!"

    Run Carmelo Run! Nate Robinsons comin to git ya!

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    OK... 3 outta 5 and very happy I missed one of them on the Bucks upset right in San Antonio.
    The Pistons are now in the officially scuffling category. They gave up up a 13 point lead at halftime and lost by 6 to the SactoBoogies. A twenty point swing. Stan must need a massage for those arms as they had to be flailing like mad last night.

    And now on to tonight's matchups.

    Knicks visiting the Hinkies So, your used to be MVP star point guard is really unhappy on his recent benchings, is at odds with the coach about it and to show his displeasure quit on the team the other night and went home without telling anyone. Your other used to be NBA allstar SF has a bad shoulder injury he says he is playing through, but, said shoulder could at any moment give out and put him on the shelf for a while. Carmello is coping with all this by getting thrown out of games on T's. The other marquee player you signed to a 4 year 72M$ investment in Joakim Noah doesn't seem to be working out either. Noah is struggling offensively and the bum knees the Knicks knew he had coming in have robbed him of his lateral quickness inside and made him an average defensive player at best. When he isn't running down his players the quote a minute Zen Master sits stoically courtside watching it all burn to the ground. Yep...Just another season in Gotham.
    The Hinkies are not last or even second last but have surged to 13th. Lets not get to giddy with The Process as they still suck out loud with 10 wins in 35 chances and have a oddly built team that needs lots of work to become cohesive. But tonight, warts and all, look for the Hink's who are at home to beat the reeling Knicks. With a win the Sixers draw closer to the Magic and 12th spot. Dizzying heights for this flea bag of a franchise. If this happens look for DefCon4 to be in full swing at MSG.

    Washington at Boston The Chowderheads after coughing up a hair ball to the raps last night in a game they had in hand return home to face the recently surging Whiz who have won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10. Both teams are on a B2B.
    Good matchup of backcourts tonight as Wall and Beal take on Thomas and Bradely who should play tonight. Gortat and Morris should come out on top on the battle on the glass over Amir and Horford. A win puts the Whiz in 5th and 2 games up on the Bulls in the loss column. A win for the Celtics rights the ship after that tough loss to the Raps. The Whiz can really use the win but they suck on the road. It pains me to pick them but the Leprachauns take this one by a whisker. Please let me be wrong John Wall.

    Orlando in LaLa Land vs the Clips. As the third bad lab experiment in the east (the other two are the Bulls and Knicks.. and maybe the Pacers make it four) the Magic didn't have very much in the way of expectations to live up to but have managed to be below that low bar. They are currently 7 games under 500 and have the next 5 on the road. When they get home they have the Bucks and Warriors waiting for them. Its conceivable they drop 6 of the next 7 and land firmly in the lottery. It starts tonight vs the Clips who have their own crosses to bear but Chris Paul , Deandre Jordan and JJ Reddick will handle the Magicians by double digits. Rob Hennigan, GM of the Magic, is on the hottest seat in the league outside of Chicago.
    Watch for the for rumors to start on some of the Magics good to very good ,but ill fitted to this teams current construct, players. Serge Ibalka, Nik Vucevic, Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton. Hey.. you can finish in the lottery without these guys too.
    A sweep last night on the Nostrodomus front....a semi sterling 3 and 0

    I see others have posted on it but how New York Knicks was that one !! Up 10 with 2 and half to go and they coughed that up and let the Hinkies get to within one. Still they still had possession with 27 seconds to go and after a time out down the floor they came. Rose dribbled by his man and drew the help defender in and skipped the ball to a wide open Zinger for a corner 3. AND ZINGER AIR BALLS IT. He missed short by close to 2 feet. A mad scramble ensues as the Hinkies come down the floor with all the poise of kids coming out the doors of any grammar school on the last day of school in June and a last second shot by a guy filling out the roster on the Hinkies goes in. You could hear the call for the defibrillators as all the air came out of New York City at once.
    Check out CBS's New York beat guy Bill Reiter post mortem......http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/wh...phil-are-dead/

    The Whiz were in it against the Chowderheads all game long. Lots of lead changes in a really competitive game. The Whiz were down a point with 4 and half to go in the game but went cold and didn't get a point for 3 minutes. Isiah Thomas is the Boston Celtics.

    The Magic put up a fight leading the game by 2 going into the 4th but fell to the Clips. I fell asleep before the end of the game so no idea if the Magic lost it or the Clips won it. Magic are fading ...

    And on to tonights matchups...

    Da Bulls vs Knicks in the Mecca If your a fan of dark comedy this is must see TV. The Bulls limp into NYC without Jimmy Butler who is still tired after putting up 42 against the Raps. Hoiberg, whose disdain for Rondo has grown so big that he is going to start the turnover and air ball machine known as Micheal Carter Williams over Rajon. Dwaaaaaaaaayne Wade sat out the game against the Whiz so thinking his ailing knees and back and whatever else will be ready to go tonight. The Knicks.. well there just isn't much to say after last night and to compound that .. they are on a B2B. Still there is only so much humiliation a truly great player can take before he rises up. Watch for Carmelo to bring the Knicks back from the brink with a win tonight. He will receive a ton of help from Noah who wants to show up GarPax really really badly.

    Indy at the Pacers in London The Pacers are winners of 5 in a row after losing 4 in a row. The Nuggets have lost 4 in a row and are busy trying to reshape their roster after hanging a for sale sign around the neck of Jusuf Nurkic and are likely making and taking calls on Gallo and Chandler to gauage the what the market may offer. Its a neutral site to be sure so look for the Pacers who are a) playing for something and b) have Paul George to beat the Nuggets who are yet again playing for next year.

    Detroit at Golden State The Pistons are labouring through a 4 and 6 stretch but still they are only 2 games behind the Whiz who hold the 8th and last spot. With 42 to play and this being GSW Stans boys can probably absorb another loss and still stay in range seeing its GSW and all... but ... GSW has had trouble with teams that have big tough front lines. Memphis with Gasol/Randoph has beat them twice and the Heat with Whiteside gave them all they could handle the other night. Can Drummond and Harris make life tough for the smallish warriors and steal one right in Northern Cali ? Only if the jump shooting Warriors go cold from the outside... which is unlikely... so the upset special is pretty long odds. Warriors by 8.

    EDIT: Epic miss on the Indy vs Nuggets call... Nugs win by 28. Wonder if any of the Pacers made curfew last night.
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    2 of 3 .. . Epic miss on the Indy game though.

    Love the CBS guys.. yesterday Bill Reiter's headline screams that the "KNICKS ARE DEAD". But today, Matt Moore is talking the Knicks and the playoffs. This after the hapless Knicks beat the equally hapless Bulls. Matt.. SMH.

    Tonight...

    Charlotte in Philly Joel Embiids drive to the playoffs comes up short tonight. The Buzz need a win badly. They have stumbled over the last few games and a loss here puts them right on the bubble. Look for the buzz to put in a workmanlike effort and put up the W. To much Batum and Kemba for The Process to handle.

    Miami in Milwaukee The Alphabet has been under the weather for the past few games but its reported he is back to form... and thats more than enough to douse the truly awful Heat. Bucks need to keep pace with the Hornets and stay way from 8th and an opening round match with the Lebrons.

    Boston in Atlanta Hawks after losing 10 of 11 have now reeled of 7 W's in a row and draw the wannabe Celts at home. With a win the Hawks draw even in the loss column with the Leprechauns and would be a 1/2 game back for 3rd place which would let them avoid the dreaded Lebron bracket. The Celtics beat the Whiz last time out with a late 4Q push. They still got cleaned out on the boards and tonight they meet Dwight who singlehandedly killed the Raps 2 weeks ago by providing enough Oboards for the Hawks to crush us with 2nd chance points. Thinking we see more of the same tonight as Howard crushes the Celts bigs on the board and the Hawks win tonight.

    Orlando in PortlandTwo teams really going nowhere.. Orlando is looking for a life presever on this road trip while Portland, to avoid a total flush on the season, is trying to stay in 8th in the west for the right to be crushed by GSW in round 1. Lillard and McCollum do their thing and the Blazers get a W. This is must avoid streaming.

    Lebrons in SactoNormally I don't put the Lebrons in the forecast as they looked to have 1st place sewn up and are in no way shape or form in any kind of a race to make the playoffs. However they have stumbled twice now on the western swing and our Raps are but 3 back for 1st. Can Boogie keep the lane closed to the 900HP diesel powered Lebron James ? No. Lebrons win.

    Pistons in Utah Been a long swing for the men from Motown. Got dusted last night by the Warriors and as a reward they get to play a B2B at altitude in Salt Lake City vs the Jazz. Salt Lake is almost a mile above sea level just like Denver. The Pistons lungs will be burning along with their chances tonight. The Jazz, led by Hayward and Gobert and Favours and George Hill, rack up another win on their way to eventually catching and passing the Clips for 4th in west. Could they catch Houston for 3rd ? Prolly not.
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    Go kings! Anytime the cavs lose 2 I beg for more slippage and turmoil. I miss the days when lebron was sitting out to clear his head and tweeting for love to fit out or fit in or whatever
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