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(Deadspin)   L.A. Clippers go up 2-0 as their smallest man on the court makes the game's biggest shot (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 31
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2013-04-23 09:18:56 AM
OK, he's not as tall as the rest, but it's not like it's Rudy or Earl Boykins or something.  It's CPFreakinIII.
 
2013-04-23 09:21:07 AM
I don't even see the point of putting .1 or .2 on the clock. Even for a tip/deflection, I don't think that will is a feasible amount of time for a shot to leave contact with the hands.

.3 obviously is okay, because that precedent has been set.

www.topsportsplays.com

And was that Chris Webber with Dick Stockton?
 
2013-04-23 09:21:10 AM
This isnt a Bundislaga thread

WTF?
 
2013-04-23 09:25:46 AM
When said smallest player is Chris Paul, it isn't a surprise.
 
2013-04-23 09:30:37 AM
Subby sounds like one of those people who don't really follow basketball and is surprised that teams don't just always send five 6'8" power forwards out there all the time.

//taller is better, right?
 
2013-04-23 09:39:50 AM
Shouldn't Chris Paul be on the Lakers?

Oh yeah, F Stern.
 
2013-04-23 10:04:19 AM
CHRIS PAUL!
 
2013-04-23 10:07:57 AM
Dick Stockton may be old and somewhat senile when calling baseball games, and I'm indifferent to him calling football games, but basketball games...it's him and Marv Albert, IMHO.  As far as national announcers go.

/mileage may vary
 
2013-04-23 10:16:01 AM

Cubs300: Dick Stockton may be old and somewhat senile when calling baseball games, and I'm indifferent to him calling football games, but basketball games...it's him and Marv Albert, IMHO.  As far as national announcers go.

/mileage may vary


You are correct.  I'm also fond of Chris Webber, though he usually comes with Reggie Miller.  Charles is actually surprisingly entertaining as an in-game color guy.  He only does games in Atlanta, though.
 
2013-04-23 10:41:58 AM
Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!
 
2013-04-23 11:06:12 AM

Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!


Eh, the holding looked mutual. I doubt Arthur was going to let a lob be the game winner.
 
2013-04-23 11:11:39 AM
You marks ever notice how every 'big' game comes down to the last shot?  Because storyline, that's why.
 
2013-04-23 11:22:31 AM
Psyched the Clippers won and that was a helluva shot but honestly, they didn't deserve the win based on that 4th quarter.  They can't fall apart like that in Memphis...and if they get to the Spurs they won't have a chance running their offense like that.
 
2013-04-23 11:22:57 AM

buckeyebrain: You marks ever notice how every 'big' game comes down to the last shot?  Because storyline, that's why.


Game 2 in the first round = "big" game to you.

All of the Finals games last year = "not big"

star_topology: I don't even see the point of putting .1 or .2 on the clock. Even for a tip/deflection, I don't think that will is a feasible amount of time for a shot to leave contact with the hands.

.3 obviously is okay, because that precedent has been set.


.3 is the amount required for a catch-and-shoot. You could certainly tip one in with .1 or .2 on the clock, because the clock doesn't start until you touch the ball in bounds.
 
2013-04-23 11:37:06 AM

star_topology: I don't even see the point of putting .1 or .2 on the clock. Even for a tip/deflection, I don't think that will is a feasible amount of time for a shot to leave contact with the hands.

.3 obviously is okay, because that precedent has been set.

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The Fisher shot was with .4 left.
 
2013-04-23 11:40:50 AM
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2013-04-23 11:41:39 AM

YouAreItNoTagBacks: Psyched the Clippers won and that was a helluva shot but honestly, they didn't deserve the win based on that 4th quarter.  They can't fall apart like that in Memphis...and if they get to the Spurs they won't have a chance running their offense like that.


They're missing something offensively, and I honestly can't put my finger on it.  I suppose I could join the world and blame VDN, but that's just shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2013-04-23 12:36:18 PM

Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!


To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!

Thanks for the video...great two minute reminder why I don't watch Sternball anymore.

/Game 6 of the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals.
//The epicenter of Sternball
 
2013-04-23 12:45:44 PM

Coach_J: To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!


Eh, once. But considering Allen was reaching in the entire drive, that's a legitimate no-call. If you're not going to call reaches, then you can't call a push-off.
 
2013-04-23 01:04:30 PM

Coach_J: Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!

To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!

Thanks for the video...great two minute reminder why I don't watch Sternball anymore.

/Game 6 of the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals.
//The epicenter of Sternball


Ref calls that aren't any more egregious than what happens in every other sport proves that basketball is fixed, but the other sports aren't.  You can just say you don't like the NBA, you don't need a tinfoil hat for that.
 
2013-04-23 01:16:03 PM

babysealclubber: Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!

Eh, the holding looked mutual. I doubt Arthur was going to let a lob be the game winner.


Not sure how that is mutual.  Arthur was trying to turn enough to get in position for the charge but couldn't get his body around since Griffin had both his arms around him, pulling him away from Chris Paul's trajectory.
 
2013-04-23 01:20:05 PM

Coach_J: Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!

To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!

Thanks for the video...great two minute reminder why I don't watch Sternball anymore.

/Game 6 of the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals.
//The epicenter of Sternball


So did Jordan.  That's the game.
 
2013-04-23 01:25:46 PM

IAmRight: Coach_J: To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!

Eh, once. But considering Allen was reaching in the entire drive, that's a legitimate no-call. If you're not going to call reaches, then you can't call a push-off.


That.

However Griffin obviously off-the-ball fouled the guy he was holding down.
 
2013-04-23 01:28:41 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: IAmRight: Coach_J: To say nothing of the fact that Paul pushed off not once...but TWICE!!!

Eh, once. But considering Allen was reaching in the entire drive, that's a legitimate no-call. If you're not going to call reaches, then you can't call a push-off.

That.

However Griffin obviously off-the-ball fouled the guy he was holding down.


The problem with calling that is that you're looking in a vacuum.  Griffin and Randolph are basically in a Greco-Roman wrestling match all game jockeying for position.  Memphis plays a rough style of basketball and Griffin and Jordan are more than happy to oblige.
 
2013-04-23 01:46:02 PM

Doogled: babysealclubber: Doogled: Watch the play again and keep an eye on Griffin's bear hug of Arthur to keep him from rotating over.  Hooray Sternball!

Eh, the holding looked mutual. I doubt Arthur was going to let a lob be the game winner.

Not sure how that is mutual.  Arthur was trying to turn enough to get in position for the charge but couldn't get his body around since Griffin had both his arms around him, pulling him away from Chris Paul's trajectory.


Did you watch the game? That was no worse than what went on the whole game. Both of them were grabbing and pulling underneath the whole game.
 
2013-04-23 02:20:41 PM
Cheers for Clippers. So I guess the movie stars of California are now Clipper fans?
 
2013-04-23 02:42:57 PM

litespeed74: Cheers for Clippers. So I guess the movie stars of California are now Clipper fans?


No. Just Billy Crystal. I've always felt a bit sorry for him, seeing as he was pretty much the lone Clippers fan for all these decades while Sterling was busy cashing checks and not caring.
 
2013-04-23 02:58:48 PM

litespeed74: Cheers for Clippers. So I guess the movie stars of California are now Clipper fans?


With all the entertainment options in town, why should casual fans flock to shiatty teams?
 
2013-04-23 04:20:14 PM

Raging Whore Moans: litespeed74: Cheers for Clippers. So I guess the movie stars of California are now Clipper fans?

With all the entertainment options in town, why should casual fans flock to shiatty teams?


LOL,

So now we have a huge fanbase for Steelers and Clippers?
 
2013-04-23 05:39:51 PM

Raging Whore Moans: With all the entertainment options in town, why should casual fans flock to shiatty teams?


Are there hipsters in LA?  I can't think of a better ironic fandom than the Clippers.
 
2013-04-23 07:36:41 PM

litespeed74: LOL,

So now we have a huge fanbase for Steelers and Clippers?


I don't know how much else there is to do in Pittsburgh, so I'll withhold comment.

you have pee hands: Raging Whore Moans: With all the entertainment options in town, why should casual fans flock to shiatty teams?

Are there hipsters in LA?  I can't think of a better ironic fandom than the Clippers.


The Clippers sucked LONG before hipsters became mainstream.  You shoulda seen 'em then; it just isn't the same anymore now that they're suddenly so popular.
 
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