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@  Dan G : (04 May 2013 - 06:50 AM) Damn..who knew tonight was gonna be close out the series night? Four Games 6s and four closeouts.
@  feelingsuper... : (04 May 2013 - 06:28 AM) Whatever comes the next few seasons (barring injuries) it will be hard to match the unadulterated excitement we had watching these young Rockets this past year, it was definitely some kind of roller coaster ride...
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:36 AM) Irving will be nasty good when LBJ will return to Cleveland as the lost son
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:36 AM) good night everyone, have a great summer and I won't be posting until july 1st. Still a proud rocket
@  LMAOwais : (04 May 2013 - 04:35 AM) i really do hate the prospect of mulling over every little piece of FA news this summer, but life of  fan I guess.
@  2016Champions : (04 May 2013 - 04:35 AM) Watch out for Irving though, that kid is shockingly good for someone who just turned 21. I wonder who will be the better player in 2 years.
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:34 AM) so small margins
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:34 AM) Overall a good season though didn't expect to get this far, but its always hard when you get your hopes up, imagine if that ball KD shot in game 3 didn't fall
@  2016Champions : (04 May 2013 - 04:33 AM) Yeah in 2 years Harden is top 10 for sure, hopefully top 5.
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:33 AM) I wish we could fastforward to july 2nd and know what happened during Free agency
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:32 AM) those 10 I named I take over Harden TODAY, but in 2 Years, LBJ and KD are the only 2 I would pick over, maybe Westbrook and George
@  2016Champions : (04 May 2013 - 04:30 AM) I can't name 10 player I would take over Harden, but I can name 10 players who played better in the first round.
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:30 AM) but if you say if I take them over Harden in 2 years its KD, LBJ for sure, the rest probably not
@  pharmag : (04 May 2013 - 04:29 AM) True nit, but again fixable.  With an offseason to play together, we should see a pretty big improvement.  I think even with the current roster and an offseason, this team can challenge for top 4 seed
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:29 AM) some of them are valued about the same as harden or less, but their overall package with D and attitude puts them over the top
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:29 AM) KD, Westbrook, Parker, Duncan, LBJ, Wade, Curry, D12, Melo, Paul George,
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:27 AM) Pharm: yea but thats the same on Offense, if he doesn't have the ball he just stands 5 feet behind the arc
@  PKM : (04 May 2013 - 04:27 AM) Name 10 players you would take over Harden right now.
@  thenit : (04 May 2013 - 04:27 AM) PKM: I agree there, but he stole the ball twice from Harden that led to 5 easy points
@  LMAOwais : (04 May 2013 - 04:27 AM) Or the J. Smith sweepstakes.

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#1 Rahat Huq

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    Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

    Discuss the other series' here.  We'll see if another thread is necessary, but I think one should do for now.



    #2 2016Champions

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    Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

    The question isn't whether or not we will win or lose, the question is whether or not we will even win one game.


     “Every [player] decision has two main components, the scouting or traditional analysis and the numbers … depending on the situation, you weight them differently.” - Daryl Morey

    Small sample sizes exaggerate effects. 

    Do not read statistics as gospel. Statistics provides tools that you need in order to react intelligently to information you hear or see.


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      Posted 19 April 2013 - 12:21 AM

      I'm excited for GS v. Den and interested to see how spurs lakers turns out, the east first round games aren't all that interesting maybe Celtics v. Knicks will be good.

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      Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

      The only think about GS vs Denver and the Spurs vs Lakers that excites me is the whooping of two teams I would like to see get whooped. I won't be surprised if the Lakers get alot of favorable calls to push it to 5 or 6 games, but honestly I don't think Lakers or GS stand a chance. 

       

      In terms of excitement Memphis vs Clippers doesn't sound great, but if I had to choose just one first round series that will be close I would choose this one. I think the Clippers match up really well against the Grizzlies, but for certain reasons I really want to see the Grizzlies do well so I'm rooting for them. 

       

      Bold prediction of the playoffs: San Antonio Spurs will win it all. Emphasis on bold because I know alot of people will disagree with this, but I think that when Ginobili and Parker slowly start feeling better and better as the playoffs go on, the Spurs will become the monster we saw earlier in the season.


       “Every [player] decision has two main components, the scouting or traditional analysis and the numbers … depending on the situation, you weight them differently.” - Daryl Morey

      Small sample sizes exaggerate effects. 

      Do not read statistics as gospel. Statistics provides tools that you need in order to react intelligently to information you hear or see.


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        Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

        I'm actually leaning on Lakers going all the way to the finals. I somehow feels the 2 bigs will be hard to stop. Just a gut feeling.



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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:12 AM

          Depend of the manner. I will still be happy if we lose good contest.

           

          It will be sad to see if we played ISO and hero balls. 



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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:06 AM

          It will interesting to see how it unfolds thenit but I believe Pop and the Spurs will efficiently dispose of the Lakers. But you never know Howard and Gasol could start rolling and only Memphis and OKC could match up.

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          Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

          Predictions anyone?

           

          Here's mine:

           

          Heat in 4

          Knicks in 7

          Pacers in 5

          Nets in 6

           

          Thunder in 5 

          Spurs in 7

          Nuggets in 5

          Grizzlies in 6

           

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            Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

            Heat in 4. Just a big class difference

            Celtics in 6. Knicks live and die by the 3s and I don't think it will work out in the Playoffs.

            Pacers in 6. Atlanta is good enough to win a couple here.

            Bulls in 7. Defence beat offence. Thibodou will be the difference

             

            Thunder in 6. I think in 2 of the games we will shoot well enough to win.

            Lakers in 6. As I previously said. I don't think Spurs has the manpower to compete with Gasol and Howard. Gasol has looked like an allstar the past few games.

            Nuggets in 6. Curry will go off for 40+ in a couple of games and get the W. But Denver is just too good at home.

            Grizzlies in 4. Best defence and 2 big men that can shoot FT and rebound. Clipps has Paul only. Griffin is overrated/



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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

            Heat in 4

            Knicks in 7

            Pacers in 6

            Nets in 6

             

            Thunder in 6

            Spurs in 5

            Nugs in 7

            Grizz in 6



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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

            Heat in 4
            Knickabockers in 6
            Pacers in 5
            Nets win out versus a Roseless Bulls in 5

            Thunder in 6 (okay, probably 5 unless James has a 50 point game)
            Spurs in 5 (let's get serious, Pop will destroy D'Antoni)
            Denver in 6
            Clippers in 7 (Paul is the best player in the series)

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            #12 2016Champions

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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

            Heat in 4

            Knicks in 7

            Pacers in 5

            Nets in 6

             

            Thunder in 5

            Spurs in 5

            Nugs in 5

            Grizz in 6


             “Every [player] decision has two main components, the scouting or traditional analysis and the numbers … depending on the situation, you weight them differently.” - Daryl Morey

            Small sample sizes exaggerate effects. 

            Do not read statistics as gospel. Statistics provides tools that you need in order to react intelligently to information you hear or see.


            #13 thejohnnygold

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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

            Here's Zach Lowe's play-off piece...very little about Houston. :(

             

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            • Houston Rockets. Houston has also played top-10 defense since
            the All-Star break, and the Rockets have been stingy all season whenever
            Omer Asik has been on the floor. Unfortunately, they've drawn the
            nightmare of all matchups. Houston can't even hang its hat on luring the
            Thunder into a small-ball battle, since Oklahoma City with Kevin Durant
            at power forward outclasses the Rockets with Chandler Parsons or Carlos
            Delfino at power forward.



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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

            They'll outclass us no matter what, but Parsons at PF is a huge offensive upgrade over Greg Smith or Terrence Jones, and the Asik/Harden pick and roll will be alot more effective with the floor well spread.  


             “Every [player] decision has two main components, the scouting or traditional analysis and the numbers … depending on the situation, you weight them differently.” - Daryl Morey

            Small sample sizes exaggerate effects. 

            Do not read statistics as gospel. Statistics provides tools that you need in order to react intelligently to information you hear or see.


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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

            Watching Nuggets-Warriors...Thompson is killing it, but the Nuggets have done a number on Curry. I wonder if they'll be able to keep that up all series - you'd imagine at some point he'll break loose.

             

            Also, it's scary what happens when JaVale McGee is plugged in. There was a huge dunk and an amazing block towards the end of the first half.

             

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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

            Yeah, I nearly picked GS to beat the Nugs in 7 and then decided Denver's experience would give them the deciding edge....should be a great series.



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            Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

            If they can't beat Nuggets without Faried, I don't think they stand a chance when he comes back. Faried isn't a top 5 PF, but Wilson Chandler is a huge downgrade at PF imo.


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            Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:05 AM

            David Lee injury might prove pretty big in the long run for GS. Carl Landry is there to step up, but that will detract from their bench unit.

             

            Still, this is going to be an exciting finish. Warriors down one with the ball and under a minute to play. Andre Miller has been ON FIRE!

             

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              Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

              Great finish to the GS Den game

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                Posted 21 April 2013 - 02:06 AM

                This Bulls-Nets game is unbearable.






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