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@  Mario Peña : (13 March 2019 - 08:50 PM) Great to see the good news continues. Morey, Beard and Mike need to stay together.
@  slick shoes : (13 March 2019 - 05:28 PM) Morey is back for another 5 years.
@  Losthief : (13 March 2019 - 07:40 AM) well house is back according to macmahon. I am about 10x less excited about this as i would of been two months ago.
@  thejohnnygold : (04 March 2019 - 03:14 PM) A worthwhile read about Harden and the step-back 3.
@  slick shoes : (22 February 2019 - 09:52 PM) Hopefully playing with some talent will bring back the old form.
@  Mario Peña : (22 February 2019 - 09:32 PM) That’s a good point slick. I watched him (on tv) for a couple games when he was with Erie. He looked good though not as high energy as I remembered him.
@  slick shoes : (22 February 2019 - 05:09 PM) I will be very interested to see how my man T Jones fares this time around. I doubt McFail did much to improve him as a player.
@  Mario Peña : (07 February 2019 - 02:46 AM) We got Schump!
@  slick shoes : (28 January 2019 - 01:47 PM) I really hope AD doesn't land in LA....
@  redfaithful : (24 January 2019 - 01:54 PM) Harden's lead in the scorers board is now 7 pts/game... ridicilous
@  thejohnnygold : (22 January 2019 - 12:01 AM) Faried is intriguing...
@  Mario Peña : (17 January 2019 - 01:17 PM) That game last night was a tough loss but that Nets team was scrappy and hit all those threes at the end. The defensive effort was lacking but these loses happen.
@  slick shoes : (14 January 2019 - 09:21 PM) Clint out for a month!
@  slick shoes : (10 January 2019 - 11:52 PM) I would almost rather shelf CP until after the all star break to keep him fresh for a potential postseason run. Would be nice to get EG back sooner than later though.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 January 2019 - 10:22 PM) This has been a brutal stretch of games and we've handled it about as well as could be hoped for. It will be nice to cruise through a slightly softer part of the schedule for a while.
@  Mario Peña : (08 January 2019 - 07:14 PM) The Rockets smoked those Nuggets last night!
@  Mario Peña : (04 January 2019 - 06:49 AM) MVP!!!
@  redfaithful : (04 January 2019 - 06:44 AM) Wow, great great win
@  thejohnnygold : (03 January 2019 - 02:32 PM) I had to go look that up...then I remembered :)
@  slick shoes : (02 January 2019 - 08:37 PM) I'm with JG on this one. March 29, 1990.

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#1 thejohnnygold

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

...Until the real games begin.

 

I just wanted to heap some praise on these guys.  That is a really nice 6 game win streak.  Beating the Warriors, Hornets, Celtics, and the Raptors on the road is not easy.  Heck, I was just listening to Cuttino Mobley on the radio and he was saying that a .500 record on the road (for any team) is good.  With these recent wins we are now 17-16 on the road for the season.

 

We are now the 3rd seed in the West (albeit in a 3-way tie) and if Denver continues to flounder we could swipe the 2nd seed from them.  I don't think the Warriors will relinquish first, but I do think they are starting to sweat a little.  Morey & Co. have been saying it all year: we want to be at our best come April.  It looks like we're on our way.

 

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That's not the worst schedule heading down the stretch.  I think we can coast to a 12-5 finish, and if they ramp it up even better.

 

I'm not big on MVP awards, but if we get to the 2nd seed in the freakin' West then James Harden is hands down the MVP of this season.  I get the love for Giannis and Paul George is killing it in OKC, but to drag a team that fell flat on its face at the start of the season all the way up to 2nd (or 3rd) in the West after enduring a long stretch with most of your top guys injured all while posting historic numbers...Yeah, that's an MVP.

 

On a side note, does anyone else hear how the media talks about Giannis' teammates like they are total trash?  Middleton, Bledsoe, and Brogdon get ZERO love.  Brook Lopez, George Hill, Mirotic, Ilyasova, Snell...They're all killing it from outside which leaves the lane WIDE open for Giannis.  The Rockets and Warriors get all the media talk about jacking a million three's each game, but do you know who is 2nd in the league in 3 pt. attempts?  Yep, the Bucks.

 

I am very much looking forward to the Eastern Conf. Playoffs this year.  I think a Philly/Milwaukee series would be insanely good.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:03 AM

Totally agree JG!

 

One aspect that I hope will be addressed during the remaining 18 games is rest, mainly for Harden and Tucker who played too many minutes till now. IMHO that's more important than MVP...


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#3 thejohnnygold

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:54 PM

Totally agree JG!

 

One aspect that I hope will be addressed during the remaining 18 games is rest, mainly for Harden and Tucker who played too many minutes till now. IMHO that's more important than MVP...

 

I would argue that playoff seeding matters and we need to make sure we snag one of the top spots...but it really doesn't.  It will likely come down to the last day of the season anyway--no way to predict/prepare for that.  Of the 4 bottom seeds, only the Clippers stand out as slightly preferential to the other 3 (SAS, UTA, POR).  Portland is a little scarier due to the fear that Lillard/McCollum might go nuclear at any point.  In San Antonio, Aldridge gives me nightmares the way Carlos Boozer used to.  

 

Thinking about Tucker...I really wish we could have seen him paired up with P-Bev.  Can you imagine?  Opposing teams would HATE playing us just for that reason alone.


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:07 PM

I would argue that playoff seeding matters and we need to make sure we snag one of the top spots...but it really doesn't.  It will likely come down to the last day of the season anyway--no way to predict/prepare for that.  Of the 4 bottom seeds, only the Clippers stand out as slightly preferential to the other 3 (SAS, UTA, POR).  Portland is a little scarier due to the fear that Lillard/McCollum might go nuclear at any point.  In San Antonio, Aldridge gives me nightmares the way Carlos Boozer used to.  

 

Thinking about Tucker...I really wish we could have seen him paired up with P-Bev.  Can you imagine?  Opposing teams would HATE playing us just for that reason alone.

 

Rest was clearly a factor last year when our main priority was home court throughout the playoffs with our 1 seed so maybe the goal for the team this year is to play it (safely) out and see where the chips land. Going to have to go through the Dubs at some point anyway. 

 

Bev is up for free agency this offseason and I would let Rivers walk to bring back Mr. 94 Feet any day.  


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#5 thejohnnygold

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:51 PM

Rest was clearly a factor last year when our main priority was home court throughout the playoffs with our 1 seed so maybe the goal for the team this year is to play it (safely) out and see where the chips land. Going to have to go through the Dubs at some point anyway. 

 

Bev is up for free agency this offseason and I would let Rivers walk to bring back Mr. 94 Feet any day.  

 

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I know.  We're realistically looking at having to topple one of the Spurs/Jazz, OKC/Denver/Portland, and the Warriors!  Oh, and after that we get Toronto/Milwaukee.  Yeesh.

 

As frustrating as it is, I think we are in a bit of a Golden Age for the league.  There are so many freakin' good players and good teams.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:30 PM

This run has been very impressive and it's encouraging to see CP3 getting back to being himself. Not sure if anyone listened to it, but he was on JJ Redicks podcast on Thursday. Well worth a listen.

 

We've had so many ridiculous losses this season against non-playoff/lottery teams, but for the most part have looked really good when we're locked in against play-off level opposition, so I'm quietly hopeful we have a better chance than any of the pundits seem to be giving us credit for.

 

My main hope is that we get Denver at some point in the play-offs, so I have a chance to get to see some live games ;-)


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