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  • ogi
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    5:30 start game 1

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  • Cody73
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    Get that game 1 game thread up ASAP!
    As soon as we know when the game is, I will. Right now, we don't know if we have a Saturday or Sunday game.

    Gonna go all out once again as it sealed us 51. Still pumped. WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • JamesNaismith
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    What's crazy is we just finished the season while going through one of the worst slumps this core has ever gone through....

    Big difference....

    We did so before the trade deadline and added our 2 best defenders and got substantially better....the Cavs are going through their worst slump in probably 3 years but are going into the Playoffs and can't make a trade to save the ship.

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  • GLF
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    golden wrote: View Post
    We're scared of Thon Maker? If the Raps see a lot of Thon Maker in the playoffs and don't run his rookie ass off the court, then it will be a complete embarrassment for our veteran team.
    Okay Thon Maker isn't scaring anyone. If JV doesn't dominate Thon like he did Turner last playoffs something is wrong because Thon is much worse than Turner was last year and a lot skinnier too. It's more Giannis and Middleton who scare me and the fact that they have good shooters now and Giannis is actually a willing play maker. Also that rookie point guard they have is gonna surprise people. He's gonna be an x factor for them. Especially if Kyle continues playing defence the way he has.

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  • Bendit
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    tDotted wrote: View Post
    Great regular season y'all. Goddamn rollercoaster.

    ON TO THE PLAYOFFS
    Ditto...time to ratchet up to a 60 win season next year. We had a few injuries and Carroll was 50% of what the team thought they were getting. Too bad. Hopefully with Ibaka and Tucker we should do it.

    Good Luck in the playoffs.

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  • GLF
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    JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    That's an oversimplified way to look at it...

    The Bucks have actually been better with Middleton playing in Jabari's place, in addition to giving Thon pt, they are stretching out the court MUCH better....which equals wide lanes for Giannis to run through and if they collapse open targets to hit. That's what makes them the worst 1st rd matchup, I don't see any other team 5-8 being as much as a threat.
    Exactly. And they are just playing overall much better than any of the other teams 5-8 right now. And as Jack says all the time, it's not always who you play but when you play them

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  • golden
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    JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    That's an oversimplified way to look at it...

    The Bucks have actually been better with Middleton playing in Jabari's place, in addition to giving Thon pt, they are stretching out the court MUCH better....which equals wide lanes for Giannis to run through and if they collapse open targets to hit. That's what makes them the worst 1st rd matchup, I don't see any other team 5-8 being as much as a threat.
    We're scared of Thon Maker? If the Raps see a lot of Thon Maker in the playoffs and don't run his rookie ass off the court, then it will be a complete embarrassment for our veteran team.

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  • GLF
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    JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    We still have the worst 1st rd matchup imo.
    You are correct

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  • golden
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    JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    According to "The Starters" the Raps had the best rated defensive lineup in the LEAGUE when Tucker and Ibaka play together, is this true?!?!...If so, how much more f'ing proof does Casey need that DeMarre Carroll should be stapled to the bench!

    That Tucker should start over Carroll was pretty obvious after about 5 games of PJ. Could be that we need to continue to project the image that Carroll is still a starter in the NBA (which he probably is for lesser teams who don't have our depth), so it's easier to trade him in the off-season.

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  • JamesNaismith
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    golden wrote: View Post
    How so? Raps blew out the Bucks twice, badly, won another game and lost a close one without Lowry. Bucks are missing their second best player and Giannis can't shoot. If Casey can't design a defense to counter their only real threat, then we deserve to lose.
    That's an oversimplified way to look at it...

    The Bucks have actually been better with Middleton playing in Jabari's place, in addition to giving Thon pt, they are stretching out the court MUCH better....which equals wide lanes for Giannis to run through and if they collapse open targets to hit. That's what makes them the worst 1st rd matchup, I don't see any other team 5-8 being as much as a threat.

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  • DanH
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    JamesNaismith wrote: View Post
    According to "The Starters" the Raps had the best rated defensive lineup in the LEAGUE when Tucker and Ibaka play together, is this true?!?!...If so, how much more f'ing proof does Casey need that DeMarre Carroll should be stapled to the bench!

    This is the coach who started Scola AND Siakam over Patterson in spite of similar lineup stats showing him with the starters was among the best lineups in the entire league.

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  • DanH
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    Cody73 wrote: View Post
    We take the W. 51 wins, I'm 4-0 on my second GT streak & we show that we have elite depth baby!

    BRUNO FOR #POTG IMO, except maybe Powell.... who I knew would come out and play hard. I said it was Norman time.... and boy did he shine. WOOOOOOOO! FUCK DA CAVS.
    Get that game 1 game thread up ASAP!

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  • JamesNaismith
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    According to "The Starters" the Raps had the best rated defensive lineup in the LEAGUE when Tucker and Ibaka play together, is this true?!?!...If so, how much more f'ing proof does Casey need that DeMarre Carroll should be stapled to the bench!

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  • Chefff
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    golden wrote: View Post
    How so? Raps blew out the Bucks twice, badly, won another game and lost a close one without Lowry. Bucks are missing their second best player and Giannis can't shoot. If Casey can't design a defense to counter their only real threat, then we deserve to lose.
    Also, with Milsap back, Hawks aren't as much a pushover as their record over the last few weeks would suggest.

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  • Ebonhawke
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    For those who missed, or want to relive it, Jonas' 3 is posted on the front page

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