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(Bleacher Report)   Will the Bulls have enough players healthy to play? Will the Grizzlies bear down and silence the Thunder? It's double-elimination Wednesday NBA playoffs. Games at 7 and 9:30 EDT on TNT   ( bleacherreport.com) divider line
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2013-05-15 12:25:15 PM  
I love the Bulls, but they're going down tonight.
 
2013-05-15 12:49:00 PM  
Tonight Bulls game would be more entertaining if they sped up the video, and just played Yakkety Sax in the background.
 
2013-05-15 01:00:33 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I love the Bulls, but they're going down tonight.


Sadly I'm afraid you're right. They just don't have enough left to mount a serious challenge.
 
2013-05-15 01:06:30 PM  
Such a bummer.  Such, such a bummer.
 
2013-05-15 02:05:43 PM  
Deng isn't even in Miami. Hinrich is likely out.

You simply can't have have two of your starters out for 2 weeks and hope to advance. Especially against this stupid Heat team.

Sigh. Go Bulls.
 
2013-05-15 02:38:13 PM  
It will be great when Miami stops playing exhibition games and enters the 2013 NBA playoffs.
 
2013-05-15 03:51:07 PM  
Remember how a week ago the Bulls had the blueprint to beat Miami? I guess they shouldn't have lost that blueprint.

/or they probably can't just expect to be allowed to foul as much as possible, that Miami will miss almost all of its open shots, AND Nate Robinson will make everything that he throws in the direction of the hoop every single game.
 
2013-05-15 05:03:41 PM  

IAmRight: Remember how a week ago the Bulls had the blueprint to beat Miami? I guess they shouldn't have lost that blueprint.


We know you stole the blueprint, jerk.  GIVE IT BACK NOW
 
2013-05-15 05:10:34 PM  
bulls signed allen and jerome

http://youtu.be/KbTMGOM12yw
 
2013-05-15 05:41:33 PM  

SpikeStrip: bulls signed allen and jerome

http://youtu.be/KbTMGOM12yw


That's awesome!
 
2013-05-15 06:33:58 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I love the Bulls, but they're going down tonight.


They have nothing to be ashamed of, they did more than anybody expected this season without Rose, and way more than people expected in the playoffs without Deng and Hindrich.
 
2013-05-15 06:42:00 PM  
I DON'T GIVE A F*CK!


/Bulls in 7
 
2013-05-15 07:07:13 PM  
Are we going to talk basketball, or do you guys just prefer to simmer in impotent rage and hate for as long as the Heat are in these playoffs.
 
2013-05-15 07:07:45 PM  
This looks like a globetrotters game.
 
2013-05-15 07:09:28 PM  
Yeah, this Bulls team had to catch lightning in a bottle to win a single game. It just happened to be the first game, so everyone overreacted. The Pacers are a legit threat to take two games, but only the Grizzlies can actually pose a real threat to the Heat machine.
 
2013-05-15 07:10:46 PM  
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All right...let's get this unpleasantness over with.
 
2013-05-15 07:10:52 PM  

Fallout Boy: Are we going to talk basketball, or do you guys just prefer to simmer in impotent rage and hate for as long as the Heat are in these playoffs.


I don't hate the Heat. I have a lot of respect for how LeBron has continued to work on his game even after becoming the top dog. I'm just disappointed that the Bulls were to injured to put up a real fight.
 
2013-05-15 07:11:16 PM  
Why did LeBron foul Nate? Now the Bulls have a chance to get back in this.
 
2013-05-15 07:12:29 PM  
*starts stream*

18-2 Miami.

Oh lawwwwwwwwwd...
 
2013-05-15 07:13:06 PM  
Bad call on Nate.
 
2013-05-15 07:13:18 PM  
Well, that was a fun game. Next?
 
2013-05-15 07:14:25 PM  
Nate back in.
 
2013-05-15 07:16:09 PM  
So... what about Sacremento being forced to keep a team they can't afford while Seattle is screwed by Stern yet again
 
2013-05-15 07:16:10 PM  
They look defeated, like the knicks did most of the night.  Wonder when they just start losing their minds and fouling hard, where is Mohammed
 
2013-05-15 07:17:33 PM  
I thought this game started at seven, it looks like Miami is still running through some drills and the Bulls haven't taken the court yet. Did I misread the schedule?
 
2013-05-15 07:17:52 PM  
22-8 Miami, 4:35 1st

Bulls on a 4-0 run.  WATCH OUT BIATCHES
 
2013-05-15 07:19:08 PM  
Why is this Heat preseason game even on TV?
 
2013-05-15 07:19:21 PM  
PBS news hour is on
 
2013-05-15 07:21:13 PM  
Hey, at least I've got my Yankees!

*opens stream*

Raul Ibanez hits GS to make it 6-0 Seattle in the top of the 1st.

Fark!
 
2013-05-15 07:21:24 PM  
As usual, the early game is going to be a snoozer, then I'll get sucked into a great west coast game, stay up too late, eventually realize that I have to be up at 0530, and miss the ending anyways. Curse you Coast Guard, why did you make me leave Seattle
 
2013-05-15 07:21:46 PM  

robsul82: Hey, at least I've got my Yankees!

*opens stream*

Raul Ibanez hits GS to make it 6-0 Seattle in the top of the 1st.

Fark!


You could try the Devils....oh.
 
2013-05-15 07:22:43 PM  
I fully expect Derrick Rose to declare himself available for Game 6 at halftime of this game.
 
2013-05-15 07:23:15 PM  
Hanging on the rim isn't a T?
 
2013-05-15 07:23:51 PM  

PowerSlacker: robsul82: Hey, at least I've got my Yankees!

*opens stream*

Raul Ibanez hits GS to make it 6-0 Seattle in the top of the 1st.

Fark!

You could try the Devils....oh.


BALLS
 
2013-05-15 07:24:12 PM  
loll

your all so mad

heatles gonna heat

miami best city, heat best team

deal withit
 
2013-05-15 07:26:39 PM  

Mike_LowELL: loll

your all so mad

heatles gonna heat

miami best city, heat best team

deal withit


2/10.  Needs more Chalmers.
 
2013-05-15 07:27:43 PM  
Final stat line for Phil Hughes - 0.2 IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 0 K

Lovely.
 
2013-05-15 07:28:49 PM  

PowerSlacker: 2/10. Needs more Chalmers.


u gave me 1/10 last nite

doubled my score in one post

jealous much??/?
 
2013-05-15 07:29:10 PM  
They've cut the Heat's lead in half!
 
2013-05-15 07:29:40 PM  
Okay yeah, sorry about that.  I won't shiat the thread again.  *sobs*
 
2013-05-15 07:30:40 PM  

Lost Thought 00: So... what about Sacremento being forced to keep a team they can't afford while Seattle is screwed by Stern yet again


Can't be bothered with such things while there is a playoff game in OKC.
 
2013-05-15 07:32:44 PM  
30-21 Miami, 12:00 2nd

Well, at least it looks like it COULD be a game now.
 
2013-05-15 07:36:10 PM  
Wonder when the Heat will smarten up and trade Wade.
 
2013-05-15 07:40:38 PM  

Lost Thought 00: So... what about Sacremento being forced to keep a team they can't afford while Seattle is screwed by Stern yet again


I have no problem with the vote. That was fully expected. David Stern is the most unprofessional piece of sh*t in the business of sports. He cannot waste a single opportunity to get in front of a mic and smugly shiat on Seattle. How do you think it's even remotely acceptable or necessary to mention Oklahoma City while announcing that Seattle will not be getting the Kings, let alone open the f*cking press conference with it?
 
2013-05-15 07:40:44 PM  
Hey how did this become a ball game again? I turn my head and it's a seven point game.
 
2013-05-15 07:41:31 PM  
Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah
 
2013-05-15 07:41:40 PM  
And ONE, Nate, lol.

Miami +4
 
2013-05-15 07:42:00 PM  
How bad was the tech? I hear it was bad.
 
2013-05-15 07:42:32 PM  

TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah


Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd
 
2013-05-15 07:46:01 PM  

Gunny Highway: How bad was the tech? I hear it was bad.


Wasn't THAT bad.
 
2013-05-15 07:49:40 PM  
3ball, Jimmy Buckets.

Miami +1
 
2013-05-15 07:50:43 PM  

robsul82: TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah

Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd


For some reason that analogy just kind of works. They were the Zack Ryder thanks for coming appearance.

Does that make Tim Duncan Brock Lesner?
 
2013-05-15 07:50:48 PM  
36-33 Miami, 5:41 2nd
 
2013-05-15 07:52:12 PM  

Mike_LowELL: PowerSlacker: 2/10. Needs more Chalmers.

u gave me 1/10 last nite

doubled my score in one post

jealous much??/?


I'm grading you on your own impossibly high standard.  Sorry to offend.
 
2013-05-15 07:53:03 PM  
Reminds me of the EA games where you could turn the AI assist on to keep the games close, just like someone hits a bad luck good luck button
 
2013-05-15 07:55:30 PM  
3ball, Buckets!

Chicago +2!
 
2013-05-15 07:56:20 PM  
So it's going to be one of THOSE games, I guess.., better than a blowout.
 
2013-05-15 07:56:36 PM  

WillofJ2: Reminds me of the EA games where you could turn the AI assist on to keep the games close, just like someone hits a bad luck good luck button


Kind of like how you can't run away in a Super Mario Kart race.

Dammit, hit Bosh with the blue turtle shell
 
2013-05-15 07:57:05 PM  
Deep 3, Nasty Nate!
 
2013-05-15 07:57:42 PM  
So we got good Nate tonight... who shoots that shot? I know, I know, JR Smith.
 
2013-05-15 07:59:43 PM  

TheManofPA: WillofJ2: Reminds me of the EA games where you could turn the AI assist on to keep the games close, just like someone hits a bad luck good luck button

Kind of like how you can't run away in a Super Mario Kart race.

Dammit, hit Bosh with the blue turtle shell


Funny thing is I was trying to remember that and it just wouldnt wasnt clicking.

Lebron looks like he is just waiting to do something and wade looks grounded, Bosh hitting threes is still amusing
 
2013-05-15 08:01:17 PM  
Back-to-back Bosh threes, shiat.
 
2013-05-15 08:01:58 PM  
44-43 Chicago, 2:33 2nd

Booz to the line shooting 2 after the commercial break.
 
2013-05-15 08:02:25 PM  
Injuries have really killed this season. Even this Heat team isn't that great with how hobbled Wade is.

Are the Spurs the only really healthy team remaining?
 
2013-05-15 08:04:46 PM  

TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah

Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd

For some reason that analogy just kind of works. They were the Zack Ryder thanks for coming appearance.

Does that make Tim Duncan Brock Lesner?


Hmmm.  Who looks super scary and then loses constantly because it's GOOD FOR BUSINESS-AH...
 
2013-05-15 08:05:01 PM  
Lebron has 10-4-3 no turnovers, and I would have never guessed, he has a way of putting up stats and looking completely separated from the game
 
2013-05-15 08:07:17 PM  

robsul82: TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah

Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd

For some reason that analogy just kind of works. They were the Zack Ryder thanks for coming appearance.

Does that make Tim Duncan Brock Lesner?

Hmmm.  Who looks super scary and then loses constantly because it's GOOD FOR BUSINESS-AH...


Breaking news......Pacers have just resigned an enforcer for the Heat series

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BAH GAWD THAT'S RON ARTEST'S MUSIC
 
2013-05-15 08:07:40 PM  

PowerSlacker: I'm grading you on your own impossibly high standard. Sorry to offend.


nah its chill im jus flippin between the game and the new tomb raider for the xbox

such an awesum movie holy shtttt
 
2013-05-15 08:07:43 PM  
Chicago +6, Miami needs some Gatorade.
 
2013-05-15 08:10:03 PM  

TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah

Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd

For some reason that analogy just kind of works. They were the Zack Ryder thanks for coming appearance.

Does that make Tim Duncan Brock Lesner?

Hmmm.  Who looks super scary and then loses constantly because it's GOOD FOR BUSINESS-AH...

Breaking news......Pacers have just resigned an enforcer for the Heat series

[la.guestofaguest.com image 400x293]

BAH GAWD THAT'S RON ARTEST'S MUSIC


I still dont get how charges and jail time were not warranted for those players, they attacked a bunch of people when in to the stands and caused chaos, Is it like a carnival cruise where getting a ticket is a wavier in itself?

Super nate hits another three
 
2013-05-15 08:10:12 PM  
53-47 Chicago, halftime.

Nate with 3 threeballs thus far.
 
2013-05-15 08:10:33 PM  

robsul82: Chicago +6, Miami needs some Gatorade.


Are you a wizard?
 
2013-05-15 08:10:59 PM  
Craig Sager....I know it's common and expected at this point but...wow
 
2013-05-15 08:11:12 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Are the Spurs the only really healthy team remaining?


Join me on the bandwagon of YOUR 2013 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
 
2013-05-15 08:11:43 PM  
Does anyone know whats up with Sagers suits? is it just his schtick is there a story behind it?
 
2013-05-15 08:14:40 PM  

WillofJ2: TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: robsul82: TheManofPA: Are they chanting "HHH, HHH, HHH"'

Miami in the finals-ah is good for NBA business-ah

Annihilating the Bucks in the first round = punching Barrett in the balls for no reason

32-28 Miami, 9:11 2nd

For some reason that analogy just kind of works. They were the Zack Ryder thanks for coming appearance.

Does that make Tim Duncan Brock Lesner?

Hmmm.  Who looks super scary and then loses constantly because it's GOOD FOR BUSINESS-AH...

Breaking news......Pacers have just resigned an enforcer for the Heat series

[la.guestofaguest.com image 400x293]

BAH GAWD THAT'S RON ARTEST'S MUSIC

I still dont get how charges and jail time were not warranted for those players, they attacked a bunch of people when in to the stands and caused chaos, Is it like a carnival cruise where getting a ticket is a wavier in itself?

Super nate hits another three




Several players were charged and pled no contest. They got a year of probation and community service:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacers-Pistons_brawl#Charges
 
2013-05-15 08:14:57 PM  
That's one of Sager's more normal suits, actually.

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: robsul82: Chicago +6, Miami needs some Gatorade.

Are you a wizard?


YES
 
2013-05-15 08:16:23 PM  
Call me crazy, but if the Bulls close the second half on another 49-25 run, they're gonna win this game.
 
2013-05-15 08:17:24 PM  

robsul82: That's one of Sager's more normal suits, actually.

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: robsul82: Chicago +6, Miami needs some Gatorade.

Are you a wizard?

YES


Good answer, to attempt to quote a very wise man...."when someone asks if you are a God you say YES!"

/ok, I just came from the ooze thread on the main page
 
2013-05-15 08:17:30 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Are the Spurs the only really healthy team remaining?

Join me on the bandwagon of YOUR 2013 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES


Damn it! How could I forget BIG SPAIN AND THE GRIZZLE?
 
2013-05-15 08:18:22 PM  

robsul82: Call me crazy, but if the Bulls close the second half on another 49-25 run, they're gonna win this game.


I'll do you one better, I bet if they tie the Heat in the second half they will actually win the game
 
2013-05-15 08:19:23 PM  

IAmRight: Remember how a week ago the Bulls had the blueprint to beat Miami? I guess they shouldn't have lost that blueprint.

/or they probably can't just expect to be allowed to foul as much as possible, that Miami will miss almost all of its open shots, AND Nate Robinson will make everything that he throws in the direction of the hoop every single game.


They have the blueprint but they just don't have the players right now. You either got to play them like Dallas did in 2011 or how Indiana tried to do last year. Miami isn't some kind of flawless and immortal team, hoops is all about match ups.
 
2013-05-15 08:19:59 PM  
My buddy just sent me this, "why heat fans are never at the game" http://www.egotastic.com/2013/05/jennifer-nicole-lee-wet-t-shirt-cont e st-photos-are-well-really-really-wet/ NS4W technically
 
2013-05-15 08:20:36 PM  

ghall3: robsul82: That's one of Sager's more normal suits, actually.

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: robsul82: Chicago +6, Miami needs some Gatorade.

Are you a wizard?

YES

Good answer, to attempt to quote a very wise man...."when someone asks if you are a God you say YES!"

/ok, I just came from the ooze thread on the main page


Exactly my thought, lol.

ghall3: robsul82: Call me crazy, but if the Bulls close the second half on another 49-25 run, they're gonna win this game.

I'll do you one better, I bet if they tie the Heat in the second half they will actually win the game


And I bet that if they're so much as OUTSCORED by the Heat by 5 points in the second half, the Bulls will still win this game!

TOPPED
 
2013-05-15 08:22:59 PM  
The Durant commercials with the Asian lady always kinda funny to me
 
2013-05-15 08:23:49 PM  

Fallout Boy: Are we going to talk basketball, or do you guys just prefer to simmer in impotent rage and hate for as long as the Heat are in these playoffs.


As a Mavs fan it's basically my duty to hate the Heat, Dwayne Wade, and their shiatty "fans".
 
2013-05-15 08:25:03 PM  

robsul82: And I bet that if they're so much as OUTSCORED by the Heat by 5 points in the second half, the Bulls will still win this game!

TOPPED


Well, I concede this round to you sir. I know when I have been beaten.

/If only there were fractional points...maybe next year
 
2013-05-15 08:25:22 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Are the Spurs the only really healthy team remaining?

Join me on the bandwagon of YOUR 2013 MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES


I think the Spurs are the ones who could absorb Miami, but they might be one year too old. Had they not blown it against OKC, they might have been able to take the Heat (by pressuring LBJ to choke since he hadn't won the big one then).

Now, I'm not sure. They have the advantage that they work the refs about even so no need to worry about a controversy game turning the tide. Still, they'd need an average series from LBJ (no super-James) and Duncan would basically need to do a Last Ride series with a 25-15 set. Doable, just unlikely.

Memphis doesn't have the starpower to matchup, they'd be interesting and can beat the Spurs, but they'd be done in 5 against Miami
 
2013-05-15 08:26:15 PM  

TheJoe03: Fallout Boy: Are we going to talk basketball, or do you guys just prefer to simmer in impotent rage and hate for as long as the Heat are in these playoffs.

As a Mavs fan it's basically my duty to hate the Heat, Dwayne Wade, and their shiatty "fans".


You got yours though, doesn't that make it hurt less?
 
2013-05-15 08:26:48 PM  
FYI, Heat will be up 3 going into the 4th. You can give me my Wizard hat when you feel it is necessary. I'm going to go Orton and read Dan Brown (they go well together)
 
2013-05-15 08:28:06 PM  

ghall3: TheJoe03: Fallout Boy: Are we going to talk basketball, or do you guys just prefer to simmer in impotent rage and hate for as long as the Heat are in these playoffs.

As a Mavs fan it's basically my duty to hate the Heat, Dwayne Wade, and their shiatty "fans".

You got yours though, doesn't that make it hurt less?


Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.
 
2013-05-15 08:28:32 PM  
Okay, Bulls...withstand the Heat charge to start the second half and don't get behind by TOO much.  Keep strong.
 
2013-05-15 08:30:21 PM  

TheJoe03: Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.


Oh yeah I forgot about the flu thing they did. However, that made it much more satisfying to me when the Mavs won though, not a Mavs fan myself but that was pretty sweet.
 
2013-05-15 08:32:14 PM  

TheManofPA: Memphis doesn't have the starpower to matchup, they'd be interesting and can beat the Spurs, but they'd be done in 5 against Miami


OK, I can see Miami winning. But not in five. Miami doesn't match up well at all. Who guards Gasol? Anderson? Who guards Randolph? Bosh? If Wade can't score against the corpses of the Bulls, how the hell can he score when he's being guarded by Tony Allen?
 
2013-05-15 08:32:53 PM  

ghall3: TheJoe03: Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.

Oh yeah I forgot about the flu thing they did. However, that made it much more satisfying to me when the Mavs won though, not a Mavs fan myself but that was pretty sweet.


Best sports moment if my life so far, plus for some reason I just knew Dallas was better that year. Oh and almost everyone was a Mavs fan that year, hard to root against the team they had at the time.

/damn Cuban had to blow up that team.
 
2013-05-15 08:33:03 PM  
3ball, Marco!
 
2013-05-15 08:34:02 PM  
hate the jumping into people call
 
2013-05-15 08:34:53 PM  

TheJoe03: ghall3: TheJoe03: Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.

Oh yeah I forgot about the flu thing they did. However, that made it much more satisfying to me when the Mavs won though, not a Mavs fan myself but that was pretty sweet.

Best sports moment if my life so far, plus for some reason I just knew Dallas was better that year. Oh and almost everyone was a Mavs fan that year, hard to root against the team they had at the time.

/damn Cuban had to blow up that team.


Yeah, I did really like that team. Shame they let Chandler go to take a run at the D-bag that is D-Howard.

At least I think that's what happened, my memory is fuzzy on why they did that.
 
2013-05-15 08:35:54 PM  
Why is Butler so good?!
 
2013-05-15 08:36:58 PM  
Wade basically piledrived Noah into the rim support there.
 
2013-05-15 08:37:47 PM  
What did they T up Boozer for? Way not to show it!
 
2013-05-15 08:38:02 PM  
Like 8 offensive boards, Chicago by 9.
 
2013-05-15 08:38:30 PM  

ghall3: TheJoe03: ghall3: TheJoe03: Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.

Oh yeah I forgot about the flu thing they did. However, that made it much more satisfying to me when the Mavs won though, not a Mavs fan myself but that was pretty sweet.

Best sports moment if my life so far, plus for some reason I just knew Dallas was better that year. Oh and almost everyone was a Mavs fan that year, hard to root against the team they had at the time.

/damn Cuban had to blow up that team.

Yeah, I did really like that team. Shame they let Chandler go to take a run at the D-bag that is D-Howard.

At least I think that's what happened, my memory is fuzzy on why they did that.


They wanted a younger franchise guy to eventually replace Dirk, they whiffed on Deron Williams and they have deluded themselves into thinking CP3 or Howard will come to Dallas this summer. I hope to god we don't get Howard, I can't stand that schmuck.
 
2013-05-15 08:38:42 PM  
I didn't see a T there...
 
2013-05-15 08:38:54 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: What did they T up Boozer for? Way not to show it!


For not sucking for the first time this series?

Watching that last possession on TNT OT with the backboard cam was pretty awesome.
 
2013-05-15 08:39:11 PM  

Doogled: Why is Butler so good?!


He kinda looks like jamie fox in those movie trailer commercials
 
2013-05-15 08:39:21 PM  
Bulls getting hot, time to T up someone for "cursing" or whatnot.
 
2013-05-15 08:40:10 PM  
Craid Sager photobombing will smith
 
2013-05-15 08:40:56 PM  

TheJoe03: ghall3: TheJoe03: ghall3: TheJoe03: Yeah but I'll still hate them as long as that cocksucker Wade is on the team. Plus they were acting like d bags in 2011 and they mocked Dirk so that kept the hate going in a big way.

Oh yeah I forgot about the flu thing they did. However, that made it much more satisfying to me when the Mavs won though, not a Mavs fan myself but that was pretty sweet.

Best sports moment if my life so far, plus for some reason I just knew Dallas was better that year. Oh and almost everyone was a Mavs fan that year, hard to root against the team they had at the time.

/damn Cuban had to blow up that team.

Yeah, I did really like that team. Shame they let Chandler go to take a run at the D-bag that is D-Howard.

At least I think that's what happened, my memory is fuzzy on why they did that.

They wanted a younger franchise guy to eventually replace Dirk, they whiffed on Deron Williams and they have deluded themselves into thinking CP3 or Howard will come to Dallas this summer. I hope to god we don't get Howard, I can't stand that schmuck.


CP3 would be a good fit, at least for the last few years of Dirk.....Howard, he just seems way to immature and not interested in getting better. I know he was recovering from a back injury this year but NOTHING I saw made it seem like he was worth giving a max contract.

/As a Sixers fan, don't get me started on Bynum as well
 
2013-05-15 08:41:19 PM  
LeBron isn't going to let this series go to 6.
 
2013-05-15 08:41:42 PM  
Jimmy BUCKETS
 
2013-05-15 08:42:24 PM  
That was a lazy, frustration foul by Noah.
 
2013-05-15 08:42:47 PM  
Miami will make the comeback as they try to even the fouls back out. Miami had been up 17-10 in fouls called against until that, mostly to help them get back in the game earlier.
 
2013-05-15 08:42:53 PM  
Boozer beat Haslam like a redheaded rented mule.
 
2013-05-15 08:44:20 PM  
Maybe Bosh should ask to shoot his FTs from beyond the arc.
 
2013-05-15 08:44:39 PM  
CP3 is one of my favorite players, I'd be ecstatic if he signed, but no way he leaves la la land. Howard, on the other hand, is a team killer who is incredibly overrated. As for Bynum, that really sucked, based on last year I thought the Sixers would get better and at least be then 7 or 8 seed.
 
2013-05-15 08:45:17 PM  
Not sure I would want to be in a tie-up/scrum with the Bulls in this state of mind....lol
 
2013-05-15 08:45:17 PM  
Jump ball between Haslem, Bosh, and Butler?
 
2013-05-15 08:45:55 PM  
Bosh cheated!  lol
 
2013-05-15 08:46:45 PM  
Noooooo   Ahhhhhrrggg
 
2013-05-15 08:47:11 PM  
Well, even Haslem can make that one.
 
2013-05-15 08:47:31 PM  

TheJoe03: CP3 is one of my favorite players, I'd be ecstatic if he signed, but no way he leaves la la land.


If they don't fire Del-negro I think he can be convinced

TheJoe03: As for Bynum, that really sucked, based on last year I thought the Sixers would get better and at least be then 7 or 8 seed.


I don't fault the trade, I just fear they will try to sign him
 
2013-05-15 08:48:02 PM  
Bosh and Haslem with 4.
 
2013-05-15 08:49:25 PM  

robsul82: Bosh and Haslem with 4.


Not good for the Heat, fouls seem inconsistent this game...well all playoffs, so what else is new I guess but still
 
2013-05-15 08:49:42 PM  
Haslem trying to get himself T'd up.
 
2013-05-15 08:50:25 PM  
Y'know if Battier is going to get abused on defense and not make 3s, there are lots of guys on the bench that can at least make the 3s.

/yay eastern conference ball, we'll intentionally foul you at half-court just so we can catch up on defense!
 
2013-05-15 08:51:00 PM  
68-63 Chicago, 2:43 3rd

2 ticks on the shot clock for the Bulls.

Whew, really expected the typical Heat surge to start the 3rd, didn't happen thankfully.
 
2013-05-15 08:51:03 PM  
Heat energy level seems really low. Wonder if they can ramp it up in the 4th.
 
2013-05-15 08:51:15 PM  

IAmRight: Y'know if Battier is going to get abused on defense and not make 3s, there are lots of guys on the bench that can at least make the 3s.

/yay eastern conference ball, we'll intentionally foul you at half-court just so we can catch up on defense!


Worked out in the Bulls' favor that time, no points on that possession.
 
2013-05-15 08:52:00 PM  

ghall3: robsul82: Bosh and Haslem with 4.

Not good for the Heat, fouls seem inconsistent this game...well all playoffs, so what else is new I guess but still


Yeah, I'm not really sure what the refs are calling from possession to possession here, but we'll see what the 4th brings.
 
2013-05-15 08:52:25 PM  
I want the Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson movie to be awesome but it just looks so terrible....

/Not Will Smith After Earth terrible but still not good....
 
2013-05-15 08:52:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Worked out in the Bulls' favor that time, no points on that possession.


It does virtually every time. Which is why it's horsesh*t. F*cking play basketball - basketball isn't about intentional fouls every time you turn the ball over because there's no punishment for doing so.
 
2013-05-15 08:53:12 PM  

ghall3: I want the Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson movie to be awesome but it just looks so terrible....

/Not Will Smith After Earth terrible but still not good....


It will be but you know you're going to watch it anyway.
 
2013-05-15 08:54:18 PM  

robsul82: Yeah, I'm not really sure what the refs are calling from possession to possession here, but we'll see what the 4th brings.


Not sure what the cause is, long layoffs, conspiracy, bad refs...but there are just too many games with terrible flow that I attribute to the refs in the first few rounds.

Hockey doesn't seem to have this problem...so maybe it is the layoffs
 
2013-05-15 08:54:25 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: TheManofPA: Memphis doesn't have the starpower to matchup, they'd be interesting and can beat the Spurs, but they'd be done in 5 against Miami

OK, I can see Miami winning. But not in five. Miami doesn't match up well at all. Who guards Gasol? Anderson? Who guards Randolph? Bosh? If Wade can't score against the corpses of the Bulls, how the hell can he score when he's being guarded by Tony Allen?


More of a gut feeling that they have 1 close one, 1 blow out at home; they take 1 of 2 in Memphis and then close it out at home.

I still feel evil because when the Heat were down to Boston 3-2, I said how they were going to win the final in 5...it just felt like Cleveland hadn't been kicked in the balls in about 6 months
 
2013-05-15 08:54:59 PM  
Rip for 3, it's Chicago +10
 
2013-05-15 08:55:37 PM  
The Heat need to fire their team seamstress.
 
2013-05-15 08:55:39 PM  
That's the second jersey the Bulls have ripped.
 
2013-05-15 08:56:04 PM  

IAmRight: ghall3: I want the Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson movie to be awesome but it just looks so terrible....

/Not Will Smith After Earth terrible but still not good....

It will be but you know you're going to watch it anyway.


Yes I am, but not until it is on my in-flight entertainment for a business trip...I'll probably end up watching both. I predict I'll fall asleep during After Earth though.
 
2013-05-15 08:56:19 PM  

IAmRight: cameroncrazy1984: Worked out in the Bulls' favor that time, no points on that possession.

It does virtually every time. Which is why it's horsesh*t. F*cking play basketball - basketball isn't about intentional fouls every time you turn the ball over because there's no punishment for doing so.


Well, there IS a punishment for doing so: the bonus.
 
2013-05-15 08:56:54 PM  
Robinson might be the only good foul-shooter they have tonight.
 
2013-05-15 08:57:09 PM  

ghall3: robsul82: Yeah, I'm not really sure what the refs are calling from possession to possession here, but we'll see what the 4th brings.

Not sure what the cause is, long layoffs, conspiracy, bad refs...but there are just too many games with terrible flow that I attribute to the refs in the first few rounds.

Hockey doesn't seem to have this problem...so maybe it is the layoffs


In general, NBA refs get too swayed by home crowds in the playoffs, but then have an inexplicably called game where they will either call nothing or everything (which can screw a certain style of team not expecting it).

Then you have the 3 refs who only want us to talk about them and then the certain set with biases against certain players/coaches. It's hard to find a rhythm because you don't know who you will run into
 
2013-05-15 08:57:23 PM  

ghall3: TheJoe03: CP3 is one of my favorite players, I'd be ecstatic if he signed, but no way he leaves la la land.

If they don't fire Del-negro I think he can be convinced

TheJoe03: As for Bynum, that really sucked, based on last year I thought the Sixers would get better and at least be then 7 or 8 seed.

I don't fault the trade, I just fear they will try to sign him


Nuggets fan here. Iggy is a nice player, but you don't want to tie up that much of your cap space in a perimeter guy with such inconsistent offense, IMO. In the long run, the 6ers might regret more what they gave up to the Magic.
 
2013-05-15 08:57:24 PM  

ghall3: Hockey doesn't seem to have this problem...so maybe it is the layoffs


Hockey doesn't have as many fouls to call.

/and the "layoffs" are overblown - the NBA's first round took one more day than the NHL's first round (both had series that went 7).
 
2013-05-15 08:57:37 PM  
Heat missing threes, missing FTs...
 
2013-05-15 08:57:49 PM  
Ok. Home. Lets laugh at how many points behind the Bulls are...

Wait. What happened? Awesome.
 
2013-05-15 08:58:15 PM  
Well, Shuttlesworth is his own beast, lol.  Threeball.
 
2013-05-15 08:58:21 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Well, there IS a punishment for doing so: the bonus.


That's not a punishment when you're mostly fouling intentionally to prevent automatic two points anyway.
 
2013-05-15 08:59:23 PM  
Wade to the locker room, so says Kerr.
 
2013-05-15 08:59:44 PM  
Ray Allen dueling with Rip Hamilton? After the game, are they going to share some Werthers Originals?
 
2013-05-15 09:01:02 PM  

robsul82: Wade to the locker room, so says Kerr.


Good. Kinda tired of watching a whole half a quarter go by without LeBron touching the ball on offense. Though if he wants to keep being lazy and staying outside and shooting jump shots, I'm not sure that's the worst thing to keep it away from him.
 
2013-05-15 09:01:02 PM  
Damn didn't know that Robinson played running back at Washington
 
2013-05-15 09:01:09 PM  
77-69 Chicago, 12:00 4th

All right, Bulls.  Don't get outscored by 8 or more, and Game 6 awaits back home.

Let's goooooooo
 
2013-05-15 09:01:24 PM  
Welcome to Miami!
 
2013-05-15 09:01:29 PM  

ghall3: robsul82: Yeah, I'm not really sure what the refs are calling from possession to possession here, but we'll see what the 4th brings.

Not sure what the cause is, long layoffs, conspiracy, bad refs...but there are just too many games with terrible flow that I attribute to the refs in the first few rounds.

Hockey doesn't seem to have this problem...so maybe it is the layoffs


Does hockey use the same refs all series? I wonder if the NBA did that you'd see more flow as players get used to what they can and can't get away with.
 
2013-05-15 09:01:57 PM  
I'd love a miracle series win by Chicago. But I'd be happy if the Bulls just extend the series.
 
2013-05-15 09:02:02 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Nuggets fan here. Iggy is a nice player, but you don't want to tie up that much of your cap space in a perimeter guy with such inconsistent offense, IMO. In the long run, the 6ers might regret more what they gave up to the Magic.


Yeah, I agree the Sixers overpaid AI2, he was a very very good player, but you aren't going anywhere if he is your best player.

As great as V.....however you spell it was this year for the Magic, I still think the trade was worth the risk. You need a certified franchise player to win a championship, Bynum had that potential. Now I don't think he does so I really hope they don't try to sign him.
 
2013-05-15 09:02:13 PM  
was that a will smith rap outro?
 
2013-05-15 09:02:54 PM  
You have to remember, it IS still the Willennium.  He told us so.
 
2013-05-15 09:02:55 PM  
You know that the heat are going to go on a fun here. Let's see if the bulls can stand up to it.
 
2013-05-15 09:03:22 PM  
What the heck was "The Purge"
 
2013-05-15 09:03:31 PM  

IAmRight: ghall3: Hockey doesn't seem to have this problem...so maybe it is the layoffs

Hockey doesn't have as many fouls to call.

/and the "layoffs" are overblown - the NBA's first round took one more day than the NHL's first round (both had series that went 7).


It's more the inconsistent play, every other day is the most these guys are used to, randomly stopping series for 2-3 days at a time has to throw them off a bit, which throws off the flow of the game. I don't recall any NHL series having more than one day off between games
 
2013-05-15 09:04:20 PM  

TheManofPA: What the heck was "The Purge"


NRA torture porn propaganda?
 
2013-05-15 09:04:27 PM  

VvonderJesus: was that a will smith rap outro?


Yeah, his song about Miami, where the heat is on, welcome to Miami.
 
2013-05-15 09:04:36 PM  
Great jacket on Sager.
 
2013-05-15 09:05:32 PM  
Battier is frigid.
 
2013-05-15 09:07:19 PM  
5th time is the charm for Battier.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:04 PM  
And here comes the collapse.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:17 PM  
77-74 Chicago, 10:00 4th

Well, let's calm down that run.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:23 PM  
Mike Miller just did a 360 flying chest bump with no one.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:34 PM  
BIRDMAN BIRDMAN
 
2013-05-15 09:08:34 PM  
oh God, Anderson dunks. I hate that guy.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:37 PM  
So maybe Miami can only play well each year when one of the Not-Lebron's gets hurt.
 
2013-05-15 09:08:48 PM  
For some reason that play reminded me of FGCU. Good times
 
2013-05-15 09:08:59 PM  

TheManofPA: More of a gut feeling that they have 1 close one, 1 blow out at home; they take 1 of 2 in Memphis and then close it out at home.


You know the finals are 2-3-2, right? So three straight games in Memphis.
 
2013-05-15 09:09:09 PM  

ghall3: It's more the inconsistent play, every other day is the most these guys are used to, randomly stopping series for 2-3 days at a time has to throw them off a bit, which throws off the flow of the game. I don't recall any NHL series having more than one day off between games


Again, virtually every game has been played with one day's rest between. There was one game in each series that has been played with two days off.

/Game 1s are different but you don't want teams midway through their second round while the other side of the bracket is still in the first round
 
2013-05-15 09:09:15 PM  
I tried to save Aziz...I tried!
 
2013-05-15 09:11:43 PM  

IAmRight: Again, virtually every game has been played with one day's rest between. There was one game in each series that has been played with two days off.

/Game 1s are different but you don't want teams midway through their second round while the other side of the bracket is still in the first round


I agree about game 1s, it still feels disjointed from what the regular season is.

however it happenes, the flow in the playoffs often is screwed up, particularly with how the games are called by the refs
 
2013-05-15 09:12:04 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: TheManofPA: More of a gut feeling that they have 1 close one, 1 blow out at home; they take 1 of 2 in Memphis and then close it out at home.

You know the finals are 2-3-2, right? So three straight games in Memphis.


That was a botch on my end, completely forgot. Game 5 in Memphis might be hard after they take 4. If I was betting, I'd still do 5 games, but less confident.

I might want to see that "This is the End". It has a Most Extraordinary Space Explorations vibe to it
 
2013-05-15 09:12:34 PM  
Faaark, of course Battier gets hot now.
 
2013-05-15 09:12:39 PM  
Damn you Battier.
 
2013-05-15 09:12:59 PM  
I loved Thibs as Russell in Wayne's World.
 
2013-05-15 09:13:18 PM  
It was subtle, but they did replace Battier with good Battier, who can make threes. Much better.
 
2013-05-15 09:13:30 PM  
Fouled on a 3, come on Taj.
 
2013-05-15 09:14:21 PM  

JerseyTim: I loved Thibs as Russell in Wayne's World.


I would love to see Thibs say "I love you guys. No, I mean it. I love you."
 
2013-05-15 09:15:01 PM  
Wow Nate was WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE open. Still no one looked near him.
 
2013-05-15 09:15:38 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: BIRDMAN BIRDMAN


This is the Birdman
upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size


That guy on the court is just a tattooed imitator .
 
2013-05-15 09:15:47 PM  
Wow, James bricked another FT.
 
2013-05-15 09:16:07 PM  
Wow. That was a special star call right there.
 
2013-05-15 09:16:40 PM  
I just have this question: If talking to Ray Allen improved his FT shooting, and it only took a quick suggestion, why the f*ck not do that at the beginning of the year?
 
2013-05-15 09:17:17 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Wow. That was a special star call right there.


The worst thing about the NBA and it has been that way since forever.
 
2013-05-15 09:17:20 PM  
That should have been a flagrant on Nate Robinson.
 
2013-05-15 09:17:21 PM  
How is that not a foul on Wade?
 
2013-05-15 09:17:37 PM  
of all the times for a cold shooting spell. and here comes a flagrant too
 
2013-05-15 09:17:40 PM  
little 5 foot nothing nate playing backyard rules
 
2013-05-15 09:17:48 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Wow. That was a special star call right there.


When the guy comes down and hits your hand as you shoot? No, that's how basketball works. Hit him before he went up, too.

/they're reviewing whether it was clear path, not flagrant, weirdos.
 
2013-05-15 09:18:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: How is that not a foul on Wade?


Because... Wade?
 
2013-05-15 09:18:29 PM  
Flagrant on Nate.
 
2013-05-15 09:18:51 PM  
Hmmmmm that's a flagrant? They've been doing that horsesh*t all series.
 
2013-05-15 09:18:54 PM  
I finally figured out who Nate Robinson looks like. He looks like a short, strong Mos Def.

Like, if Mos Def were playing Mike Tyson in a movie.
 
2013-05-15 09:18:58 PM  

robsul82: Flagrant on Nate.


That would be my call
 
2013-05-15 09:19:11 PM  

Doogled: That should have been a flagrant on Nate Robinson.


No. He made a basketball move to get his hands up to block the pass, the only problem is that Nate is close to 2 feet shorter than James so his hands ended up in his face.
 
2013-05-15 09:19:13 PM  
That flopping bs LeBron does is part of why I find it hard to like the guy. He's too strong to be acting like that, it bugs me.
 
2013-05-15 09:19:40 PM  
And people say that Lebron isn't a great actor.
 
2013-05-15 09:19:59 PM  
Great hair on the security guard.
 
2013-05-15 09:20:06 PM  
It's kinda obnoxious calling everything a dramatization. If there's a hand coming for your face, you're probably moving your head back naturally. And when you put it in slo-mo, it looks ridiculous.
 
2013-05-15 09:20:08 PM  

JerseyTim: I finally figured out who Nate Robinson looks like. He looks like a short, strong Mos Def.

Like, if Mos Def were playing Mike Tyson in a movie.


Mind blown.
 
2013-05-15 09:20:22 PM  
Common foul on Nate.  Flagrant overturned.
 
2013-05-15 09:20:40 PM  
Should've ruled a dive on Lebron too.
 
2013-05-15 09:21:18 PM  

IAmRight: It's kinda obnoxious calling everything a dramatization. If there's a hand coming for your face, you're probably moving your head back naturally. And when you put it in slo-mo, it looks ridiculous.


Not everything, just when he flops.
 
2013-05-15 09:21:21 PM  

ongbok: Doogled: That should have been a flagrant on Nate Robinson.

No. He made a basketball move to get his hands up to block the pass, the only problem is that Nate is close to 2 feet shorter than James so his hands ended up in his face.


I only saw it in real time from the stupid TNT OT backboard cam.  From there, it looked pretty bad.

/No replays on TNT OT either
//Sounds like LeBron flopped yet again
 
2013-05-15 09:21:27 PM  
Big shot, Rip!
 
2013-05-15 09:21:28 PM  

TheJoe03: That flopping bs LeBron does is part of why I find it hard to like the guy. He's too strong to be acting like that, it bugs me.


Again, at full speed we'll have someone push their hand toward your face while you're running and we'll see if your head snaps back before there's contact. I'm gonna bet you don't just ignore it and try to get hit in the face.
 
2013-05-15 09:21:44 PM  
wow I thought that would be a flagrant. still a flagrant against little Nate on Lebron would have been a little funny.
 
2013-05-15 09:21:51 PM  
Everybody is going to end with 5 fouls
 
2013-05-15 09:22:27 PM  
84-83 Miami, 5:50 4th

Gotta stop THAT shiat, Chicago, fark.
 
2013-05-15 09:22:46 PM  
And on the 3rd day, Mario Chalmers created Norris Cole. And he was good.
 
2013-05-15 09:23:00 PM  
So, I've not followed the Heat. Has that Anderson always been sporting the Magua do?
 
2013-05-15 09:23:19 PM  
Shouldn't have been a flagrant. Should've been a clear path foul since the ball was out and Cole had a clear path (and was behind everyone). F*ck this chickensh*t neutral zone trap horsesh*t. This isn't f*cking hockey. Play some goddamn basketball.
 
2013-05-15 09:24:01 PM  

I_C_Weener: So, I've not followed the Heat. Has that Anderson always been sporting the Magua do?


He's had it since his Denver days.
 
2013-05-15 09:24:48 PM  

IAmRight: TheJoe03: That flopping bs LeBron does is part of why I find it hard to like the guy. He's too strong to be acting like that, it bugs me.

Again, at full speed we'll have someone push their hand toward your face while you're running and we'll see if your head snaps back before there's contact. I'm gonna bet you don't just ignore it and try to get hit in the face.


I saw the play, it looked like a flop. I get your point but I don't think that's why he jerked his head back like that, he didn't even make contact to his actual face, it looked like he was selling the foul.
 
2013-05-15 09:26:24 PM  
Bulls have just gone ice, ice cold, Baby.
 
2013-05-15 09:27:23 PM  

IAmRight: Shouldn't have been a flagrant. Should've been a clear path foul since the ball was out and Cole had a clear path (and was behind everyone). F*ck this chickensh*t neutral zone trap horsesh*t. This isn't f*cking hockey. Play some goddamn basketball.


All the trap stuff they used to pull in hockey made it pretty unwatchable a lot of the times, nobody liked the Devils style.
 
2013-05-15 09:27:54 PM  
Wade's farked up, Bulls, but he's not missing that farking runner shiat.
 
2013-05-15 09:28:23 PM  
Lights out for the Bulls I fear.
 
2013-05-15 09:28:49 PM  

IAmRight: F*ck this chickensh*t neutral zone trap horsesh*t.


C'mon now, there's at least one Devils fan in this thread.

/oh, it looks like Dywane Wade remembers that he used to be good.
 
2013-05-15 09:28:53 PM  
I think the Bulls just hit a wall named Dwayne Wade.
 
2013-05-15 09:29:10 PM  
Well, I hoped they could do it. Serves me right for hoping.
 
2013-05-15 09:29:18 PM  

TheJoe03: All the trap stuff they used to pull in hockey made it pretty unwatchable a lot of the times, nobody liked the Devils style.


Exactly. And that's what the Bulls do at halfcourt to prevent breaks. Let's just stand guys up here, ignoring the ball!

/Wade's 'roids+painkillers+amphetamines treatment worked fast
 
2013-05-15 09:29:40 PM  
one of the bulls better get hot quick
 
2013-05-15 09:30:42 PM  

IAmRight: TheJoe03: That flopping bs LeBron does is part of why I find it hard to like the guy. He's too strong to be acting like that, it bugs me.

Again, at full speed we'll have someone push their hand toward your face while you're running and we'll see if your head snaps back before there's contact. I'm gonna bet you don't just ignore it and try to get hit in the face.


Like I said, it looked a lot worse because Nate is a lot shorter than James. So when he puts his hands up to get them in the passing lane they come up to his head. If they were around the same height there would be discussion on whether or not it was a player control foul on Lebron
 
2013-05-15 09:31:19 PM  
Farking ugh.
 
2013-05-15 09:31:50 PM  
Wade must have gotten a very special kind of knee wrap in the locker room.
 
2013-05-15 09:31:54 PM  

VvonderJesus: And on the 3rd day, Mario Chalmers created Norris Cole. And he was good.


For Mario Chalmers so loved the world, he gave his Crunch Time Minutes to his one and only Backup, that The Heat may use Him as their point guard and shall not perish but have eternal playoff games.
 
2013-05-15 09:32:21 PM  
Dammit Chicago. See if I ever cheer for a Windy City team again.
 
2013-05-15 09:32:27 PM  
How the fark is that not a foul on Wade?
 
2013-05-15 09:32:36 PM  
93-88 Miami, 2:07 4th

C'mon, Bulls, still time to win.
 
2013-05-15 09:32:36 PM  

ongbok: Like I said, it looked a lot worse because Nate is a lot shorter than James. So when he puts his hands up to get them in the passing lane they come up to his head. If they were around the same height there would be discussion on whether or not it was a player control foul on Lebron


Have to agree with you there.
 
2013-05-15 09:33:02 PM  

IAmRight: TheJoe03: All the trap stuff they used to pull in hockey made it pretty unwatchable a lot of the times, nobody liked the Devils style.

Exactly. And that's what the Bulls do at halfcourt to prevent breaks. Let's just stand guys up here, ignoring the ball!

/Wade's 'roids+painkillers+amphetamines treatment worked fast


Fair enough.
 
2013-05-15 09:33:37 PM  
I've gotten over my dislike of Miami, but I still can't stand Wade.

/or anyone in the stands wearing a white t-shirt
 
2013-05-15 09:33:39 PM  

ongbok: If they were around the same height there would be discussion on whether or not it was a player control foul on Lebron


Ummmm no. He ran up and intentionally fouled him. Again, I'm saying it clearly WASN'T a flagrant. But it was an intentional foul and it broke up a play that was already a clear path play and should have been ruled as such to prevent this BS that the Bulls have done all series. There's nothing fun about watching a play develop only to have someone intentionally foul with no effort to play defense in order to break up the play.
 
2013-05-15 09:34:43 PM  

I_C_Weener: Dammit Chicago. See if I ever cheer for a Windy City team again.


Why? They are down 3 major players, playing with guys that wouldn't normally see any PT and they played them competitively. Beating Brooklyn was amazing. Beating Miami would have been a miracle.
 
2013-05-15 09:35:35 PM  
You know, as a hoops fan, part of me is now officially sad to see no Rose in all these playoffs.
 
2013-05-15 09:36:40 PM  
What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.
 
2013-05-15 09:36:45 PM  
I love Nate Robinson.
 
2013-05-15 09:36:53 PM  
Here's the final HHH chant so he can leave the way he wanted to
 
2013-05-15 09:37:16 PM  
Farking Boozer.
 
2013-05-15 09:37:20 PM  
CHRIS BOSH SHOULD BE LOCKED IN A SMALL CLOSET WHERE THERE ARE NO BASKETBALLS OR ROUND OBJECTS OF ANY KIND
 
2013-05-15 09:37:32 PM  
Boozer, you suck!
 
2013-05-15 09:37:36 PM  

IAmRight: ongbok: If they were around the same height there would be discussion on whether or not it was a player control foul on Lebron

Ummmm no. He ran up and intentionally fouled him. Again, I'm saying it clearly WASN'T a flagrant. But it was an intentional foul and it broke up a play that was already a clear path play and should have been ruled as such to prevent this BS that the Bulls have done all series. There's nothing fun about watching a play develop only to have someone intentionally foul with no effort to play defense in order to break up the play.


James was caught in the air and had to make a pass, he ran up to try to get in position to get a charge and to get his hands in the passing lane. And like I said, his hands don't go in the passing lane because of his height.
 
2013-05-15 09:37:36 PM  
Last touched by Bulls, but that should have been a foul
 
2013-05-15 09:37:59 PM  
Might as well just review it and not make a call.

/thanks Boozer
 
2013-05-15 09:38:02 PM  
Great suit on Juwan Howard.
 
2013-05-15 09:38:09 PM  

IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.


All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better
 
2013-05-15 09:38:13 PM  

TheManofPA: Last touched by Bulls, but that should have been a foul


Nvm, on replay it wasn't that bad; it looked more over the back in real time
 
2013-05-15 09:38:15 PM  

Doogled: Boozer, you suck!


They're not saying boo, they're saying Boozer!
 
2013-05-15 09:38:19 PM  

TheManofPA: Last touched by Bulls, but that should have been a foul


And that's two EASY foul calls that should have been on Wade in the past minute.
 
2013-05-15 09:38:39 PM  
Bricks an open shot that would've cut the lead to 1, lets the ball off his leg there...

Farking Boozer.
 
2013-05-15 09:38:44 PM  

ongbok: James was caught in the air and had to make a pass, he ran up to try to get in position to get a charge and to get his hands in the passing lane. And like I said, his hands don't go in the passing lane because of his height.


That certainly is an insane way of viewing events.
 
2013-05-15 09:38:57 PM  

ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better


Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12
 
2013-05-15 09:39:31 PM  
I've heard plenty about Deng and Rose, but I still want to know how a friggin bruise caused Hinrich to miss weeks of playoff games.  He's gotta be getting all kinds of crazy cutting edge treatments, right?
 
2013-05-15 09:39:32 PM  
What the hell are they looking at?
 
2013-05-15 09:40:09 PM  

Doogled: And that's two EASY foul calls that should have been on Wade in the past minute.


Number of times they call that foul on ANYONE: 0.

/Miami has still been called for more fouls than Chicago
 
2013-05-15 09:40:09 PM  
Hahaha

"Leave me alone, Steve"
 
2013-05-15 09:40:24 PM  

TheManofPA: ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better

Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12


Is that anal? Or am I waaay of base here
 
2013-05-15 09:40:42 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: I've heard plenty about Deng and Rose, but I still want to know how a friggin bruise caused Hinrich to miss weeks of playoff games.  He's gotta be getting all kinds of crazy cutting edge treatments, right?


A frickin calf bruise cost Tommy Frazier a shot at the NFL and ended his football career.
 
2013-05-15 09:40:52 PM  
Now they call Wade.
 
2013-05-15 09:41:46 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: I've heard plenty about Deng and Rose, but I still want to know how a friggin bruise caused Hinrich to miss weeks of playoff games.  He's gotta be getting all kinds of crazy cutting edge treatments, right?


I'm gonna assume it's a severe bruise. Once I got a bruise in the back of my knee and could barely walk for a week.

/well, that was a comical last possession
 
2013-05-15 09:41:47 PM  
Shoulda called a timeout.
 
2013-05-15 09:41:49 PM  
You had 3 chances to make a 3 and you missed all of them. You deserved to lose, Chicago.
 
2013-05-15 09:41:50 PM  
Good job losing track of the clock at the end there, Bulls.  Damn.
 
2013-05-15 09:42:09 PM  
Valiant effort by the Bulls.
 
2013-05-15 09:42:25 PM  
Way to hectic there, take a two if you can get it, foul someone and try again, particularly after the O-rebound right?
 
2013-05-15 09:42:45 PM  
Great try, Bulls.  Fought your heart out with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, and backup central.  Proud of all of you.

Except Boozer.

Farking Boozer.
 
2013-05-15 09:42:46 PM  
Pretty frantic last few seconds there.  That was a pretty fun series.  Looking for the Grizzlies to close this thing out now.
 
2013-05-15 09:43:12 PM  
Sager trying to bait Wade into saying he took something in the locker room, Wade dodging better than patches o'houlihan
 
2013-05-15 09:43:23 PM  
Wade, "I didn't mainline Vicodin if that's what you are thinking. I just retailed my knee."
 
2013-05-15 09:44:02 PM  
Faaaaaark, almost, Nate.  Almost.
 
2013-05-15 09:44:06 PM  
Hey the hockey announcers actually welcomed those watching the hoops game.
 
2013-05-15 09:44:52 PM  
Retaped. Stupid autocorrect
 
2013-05-15 09:45:03 PM  
Well, good effort, Bulls. Too bad about those spinal tap complications on Deng, that would've made it a little more interesting.

/not even gonna bother with Rose since he wasn't a part of the season.
//Hinrich was actually an injury, too...but that Deng thing, that's just crappy luck
 
2013-05-15 09:45:16 PM  

robsul82: Great try, Bulls.  Fought your heart out with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, and backup central.  Proud of all of you.

Except Boozer.

Farking Boozer.


Backup central? Most of the guys they had on the floor are the guys who normally sit at the end of the bench wearing their street clothes under their warmups.

But seriously, all of those backups just got themselves a huge pay bump for next season if they are in a contract year.
 
2013-05-15 09:45:24 PM  

ghall3: TheManofPA: ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better

Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12

Is that anal? Or am I waaay of base here


Wait, then what'shiatting for the cycle?
 
2013-05-15 09:45:54 PM  

I_C_Weener: Retaped. Stupid autocorrect


That's some pretty strong, drug-shaped tape!
 
2013-05-15 09:45:55 PM  
Calves are super important in basketball. I've been dealing with some calf issues lately and it's ridiculous. The feeling of helplessness you get when you jump into the air... and your calf immediately cramps up the second you leave the ground... and then you realize that you're going to be landing in about 1.5 seconds... not fun. I'm not questioning him in the slightest for not being able to play.
 
2013-05-15 09:46:14 PM  
Time for the Grizz to roll on.
 
2013-05-15 09:46:29 PM  

TheManofPA: ghall3: TheManofPA: ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better

Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12

Is that anal? Or am I waaay of base here

Wait, then what'shiatting for the cycle?


HA, now that is a perfect filtering
 
2013-05-15 09:46:31 PM  

TheJoe03: Hey the hockey announcers actually welcomed those watching the hoops game.


Was it the Chicago game?

/not watching hockey
//hoping to watch the Thunder get eliminated
///team Westbrook
////mostly 'cause he reminds me of Bodie and Bodie was one of my favorites
 
2013-05-15 09:46:51 PM  
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2013-05-15 09:52:04 PM  

IAmRight: TheJoe03: Hey the hockey announcers actually welcomed those watching the hoops game.

Was it the Chicago game?

/not watching hockey
//hoping to watch the Thunder get eliminated
///team Westbrook
////mostly 'cause he reminds me of Bodie and Bodie was one of my favorites


Yeah, they're all tied up with Wings, gonna be a good series I think. Gonna flip between that and basketball.

/Westbrook does look like Brodie and I like him a lot better now that I see the resemblance.
 
2013-05-15 09:52:15 PM  

TheManofPA: TheManofPA: ghall3: TheManofPA: ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better

Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12

Is that anal? Or am I waaay of base here

Wait, then what'shiatting for the cycle?

HA, now that is a perfect filtering


Awesome, nothing left to add.
 
2013-05-15 09:53:43 PM  
Bodie*
 
2013-05-15 09:54:05 PM  
Sigh. Only 5 months until next season starts. Go Bulls.
 
2013-05-15 09:55:43 PM  
The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.
 
2013-05-15 09:56:18 PM  

robsul82: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 459x814]


Those are leg titties.
 
2013-05-15 09:58:52 PM  
man, Marc Gasol is so good.  I gotta say though, I was a little surprised that he got DPOY.  Not that I think he doesn't deserve it (yeah, yeah LeBron really should have got it) I just didn't realize how good he is at using his size on defense.
 
2013-05-15 09:59:21 PM  

TheManofPA: ghall3: TheManofPA: ghall3: IAmRight: What a random set of pointless numbers. 11 straight games of 18 points, 5 reb, 5 assists? C'mon now. Suppose whatever gets you a good grouping.

All stats like that are arbitrary, would you feel better if it was 20, 5 and 5?

Also arbitrary, we are just biased to like base 10 or 5 better

Please, I only like my MLB stats in base 12

Is that anal? Or am I waaay of base here

Wait, then what'shiatting for the cycle?


solid liquid gas?

/or the taco bell special as it is sometimes called
 
2013-05-15 09:59:43 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.


With Deng, the Bulls could have pushed the series to 7 because with him in the game the Heat would have been a lot less effect offensively in the paint, and he would have provided the Bull's offense with a much needed presence in the paint.
 
2013-05-15 10:00:00 PM  
so, Prince's shot gets blocked into the shotclock and it's a turnover?
 
2013-05-15 10:01:34 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: Calves are super important in basketball. I've been dealing with some calf issues lately and it's ridiculous. The feeling of helplessness you get when you jump into the air... and your calf immediately cramps up the second you leave the ground... and then you realize that you're going to be landing in about 1.5 seconds... not fun. I'm not questioning him in the slightest for not being able to play.


But do you have access to around the clock physical therapy/ice baths/whirlpools/electrolysis/laser treatments? I'm not questioning the guy's manhood or anything--I'm just saying its incredible that they couldn't get him into game shape when they were this desperate.
 
2013-05-15 10:02:51 PM  

ongbok: TheMexicansLoveMe: The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.

With Deng, the Bulls could have pushed the series to 7 because with him in the game the Heat would have been a lot less effect offensively in the paint, and he would have provided the Bull's offense with a much needed presence in the paint.


Good point, missing Deng at that swing position really hurt the Bulls.  Butler, Noah, and Gibson are great, but they can only do so much for a team that fields Robinson, Boozer and Belinelli.
 
2013-05-15 10:04:05 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.


Defensive Efficiency:

1. Indiana
2. Memphis
3. San Antonio/Oklahoma City
5. Chicago
7. Miami

If the teams that are leading close out their series, Miami will have the worst defense remaining in the playoffs. And they'll have to have gone through No. 5, No. 1, and either No. 2 or No. 3 defenses to get there.
 
2013-05-15 10:07:26 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: ongbok: TheMexicansLoveMe: The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.

With Deng, the Bulls could have pushed the series to 7 because with him in the game the Heat would have been a lot less effect offensively in the paint, and he would have provided the Bull's offense with a much needed presence in the paint.

Good point, missing Deng at that swing position really hurt the Bulls.  Butler, Noah, and Gibson are great, but they can only do so much for a team that fields Robinson, Boozer and Belinelli.


Without Deng they really become a perimeter and fast break scoring team, and lose a lot of presence in the paint on defense.
 
2013-05-15 10:09:19 PM  

IAmRight: TheMexicansLoveMe: The Grizz look like the only team that can really beat the Heat so far.  The Pacers might have a chance, but I'm not sure that they have a perimeter defender like Tony Allen (or Jimmy Butler for that matter) that can just be a nuisance for the Heat all game long.

Defensive Efficiency:

1. Indiana
2. Memphis
3. San Antonio/Oklahoma City
5. Chicago
7. Miami

If the teams that are leading close out their series, Miami will have the worst defense remaining in the playoffs. And they'll have to have gone through No. 5, No. 1, and either No. 2 or No. 3 defenses to get there.


Is that from the regular season or playoffs so far?  I think considering some of the injuries it's not really fair use that metric for the Bulls.
 
2013-05-15 10:13:35 PM  
Jerry-D!!!

/he looks so much more menacing since his Blazer days
 
2013-05-15 10:15:29 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: Is that from the regular season or playoffs so far?  I think considering some of the injuries it's not really fair use that metric for the Bulls.


Regular season - let's not act like they had many issues with their defense in the postseason outside of a couple of games. And people are way overstating Deng's impact. Butler basically gave them everything he would've (except Butler would've had more rest and maybe they bench Belinelli more).
 
2013-05-15 10:18:28 PM  

IAmRight: TheMexicansLoveMe: Is that from the regular season or playoffs so far?  I think considering some of the injuries it's not really fair use that metric for the Bulls.

Regular season - let's not act like they had many issues with their defense in the postseason outside of a couple of games. And people are way overstating Deng's impact. Butler basically gave them everything he would've (except Butler would've had more rest and maybe they bench Belinelli more).


I think you're underestimating Deng's importance. He would have given them a boost on both sides of the floor and their rotation would have been much less goofy. It is good in the long term Butler got that playing time, so the Bulls have that one positive to take away, plus beating the Nets was impressive.
 
2013-05-15 10:21:05 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: Jerry-D!!!

/he looks so much more menacing since his Blazer days


And hes got those little T-Rex Arms

i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2013-05-15 10:23:46 PM  
OKC fans always see to get overly pissed when their team fouls.
 
2013-05-15 10:25:47 PM  

IAmRight: TheMexicansLoveMe: Is that from the regular season or playoffs so far?  I think considering some of the injuries it's not really fair use that metric for the Bulls.

Regular season - let's not act like they had many issues with their defense in the postseason outside of a couple of games. And people are way overstating Deng's impact. Butler basically gave them everything he would've (except Butler would've had more rest and maybe they bench Belinelli more).


Uhh Deng shuts Lebron down just about every time they play. He makes Lebron a non factor in the games. Plus he gives them that in the paint scoring. Without him they become a perimeter shooting team.
 
2013-05-15 10:27:36 PM  

IAmRight: TheMexicansLoveMe: Is that from the regular season or playoffs so far?  I think considering some of the injuries it's not really fair use that metric for the Bulls.

Regular season - let's not act like they had many issues with their defense in the postseason outside of a couple of games. And people are way overstating Deng's impact. Butler basically gave them everything he would've (except Butler would've had more rest and maybe they bench Belinelli more).


Oh definitely the Heat have had some defensive issues so far.  Their lack of size in the front court really hurts them in the defense and rebounding department at times.  Now that I am looking a little more into the metrics it seems like Indiana matches up really well against them, so we'll see.
 
2013-05-15 10:30:15 PM  
The Comsih looks tired
 
2013-05-15 10:30:26 PM  
You gotta think Deng on Lebron/Butler on Wade would've given the Heat some real headaches, but only a healthy Rosé could've actually changed the outcome of that series.
 
2013-05-15 10:32:31 PM  
I was pretty excited about Seattle getting a team again, but still a little heartbroken that it might come at the expense of a great fanbase/arena in Sac-town.

/looking forward to the I-5 rivalries starting so I can 'hate' the Sonics and the Kings again
 
2013-05-15 10:33:59 PM  
Would you still consider San Antonio a small market after their success?

The way I look at it, a team may start off in a small market, but after they achieve the success a team like San Antonio has and has the money coming in from marketing and TV deals, they shouldn't really be considered small market anymore because they have gotten the attention of the world and now are popular in the largest market.
 
2013-05-15 10:36:24 PM  

ongbok: Would you still consider San Antonio a small market after their success?

The way I look at it, a team may start off in a small market, but after they achieve the success a team like San Antonio has and has the money coming in from marketing and TV deals, they shouldn't really be considered small market anymore because they have gotten the attention of the world and now are popular in the largest market.


I don't think a cities market value refers to the teams popularity or success.
 
2013-05-15 10:38:37 PM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: You gotta think Deng on Lebron/Butler on Wade would've given the Heat some real headaches, but only a healthy Rosé could've actually changed the outcome of that series.


The Bulls made to the playoffs and were playing good without Rose. Hell they beat the Heat, and it wasn't even summer, without Rose. The difference between then and now was Deng. Deng is really their man in the paint. With Deng they are a horse, with Deng and Rose they are a horse with a knight on the back of it.
 
2013-05-15 10:38:37 PM  
Durant seems like a nice enough guy, but I can not stand all the flailing of the limbs whipping the head back and falling down, and the refs obliging with everything,
 
2013-05-15 10:42:50 PM  

ongbok: Would you still consider San Antonio a small market after their success?

The way I look at it, a team may start off in a small market, but after they achieve the success a team like San Antonio has and has the money coming in from marketing and TV deals, they shouldn't really be considered small market anymore because they have gotten the attention of the world and now are popular in the largest market.


Maybe but they still can't totally matchup financially with big markets. I'm going to assume that a team like Dallas has a better local TV deal and they get more local money.
 
2013-05-15 10:47:07 PM  
These threads get pretty quiet after the first game

/either that or the beer is kicking in
 
2013-05-15 10:50:35 PM  
Man, that was a nasty block by Gasol
 
2013-05-15 10:51:10 PM  
and another
 
2013-05-15 10:52:49 PM  
I'm really happy that Z-Bo has been taking Perkins to task in this series.

/Also love me some Z-bo
 
2013-05-15 10:54:08 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: Man, that was a nasty block by Gasol


TheMexicansLoveMe: and another


GRIZZLIES GONNA GRIZZLE

This is the best bandwagon ever. Plus the Grizz have Tony Allen, former Celtic, who I always liked.
 
2013-05-15 10:54:33 PM  

TheMexicansLoveMe: These threads get pretty quiet after the first game

/either that or the beer is kicking in


As my friend texted me earlier, the western conference games are a lot like watching womens basketball, lots of jump shots and layups with an occasional dunk, just a little more athletic and with uglier players, pretty sure he was drunk
 
2013-05-15 10:55:23 PM