If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBA)   This is your slightly late NBA playoffs thread. Because playoffs   (nba.com) divider line 118
    More: Obvious, NBA Playoffs, NBA, playoffs  
•       •       •

155 clicks; posted to Sports » on 28 Apr 2014 at 7:53 PM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



118 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-28 07:32:19 PM
Sorry so late, I realized one hadn't even been submitted today. Crazy.

Not sure who to root for, upsets all around I guess.
 
2014-04-28 07:32:42 PM
I know they're not playing tonight, but the Blazers-Rockets series has been awesome.  I'm sure Rockets fans may beg to differ, but there's no denying that every game has been exciting.
 
2014-04-28 07:33:50 PM
It hate this stupid Sterling story overshadowing an amazing couple of weeks of basketball.  I hope people are watching.

But here: http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/ Interesting stuff.
 
2014-04-28 07:34:46 PM
The Heat may be sleep walking to the Finals, huh?
 
2014-04-28 07:35:08 PM

Solid State Vittles: I know they're not playing tonight, but the Blazers-Rockets series has been awesome.  I'm sure Rockets fans may beg to differ, but there's no denying that every game has been exciting.


Usually the first round of NBA playoffs is sorta meh, but this year seems to be up several notches in intensity. It is just better parity? Or fewer of the playoff stalwarts in the mix, so more excitement?
 
2014-04-28 07:39:58 PM

Gunny Highway: It hate this stupid Sterling story overshadowing an amazing couple of weeks of basketball. I hope people are watching.



Agreed.  The debacle in LA is taking attention away from some pretty damn exciting roundball.  And a few other notable stories in the hoops world in general.

Toodles,
Dr. J. Ramsay
 
2014-04-28 07:40:54 PM

Unfreakable: Solid State Vittles: I know they're not playing tonight, but the Blazers-Rockets series has been awesome.  I'm sure Rockets fans may beg to differ, but there's no denying that every game has been exciting.

Usually the first round of NBA playoffs is sorta meh, but this year seems to be up several notches in intensity. It is just better parity? Or fewer of the playoff stalwarts in the mix, so more excitement?


Good match ups.  The Blazers/Rockets play the same type of fast paced game, the Griz bring that tough old man game to a young Thunder squad still learning to win, the Wiz present all kinds of match up issues for a Bulls team that cant score, the Raps are taking it to an old Nets team that is relying on Paul Pierce to be their no.1 option (DERON WILLIAMS IS THE MOST OVERRATED PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE), the Pacers look like dog shiat against a Hawks team that gives them fits by stretching the floor, the Mavs and Spurs just going to war, Clips/Dubs is a fast paced showdown of star PG lead teams..........

And the Heat.  The Heat kill.
 
2014-04-28 07:48:40 PM

Gunny Highway: Good match ups.  The Blazers/Rockets play the same type of fast paced game, the Griz bring that tough old man game to a young Thunder squad still learning to win, the Wiz present all kinds of match up issues for a Bulls team that cant score, the Raps are taking it to an old Nets team that is relying on Paul Pierce to be their no.1 option (DERON WILLIAMS IS THE MOST OVERRATED PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE), the Pacers look like dog shiat against a Hawks team that gives them fits by stretching the floor, the Mavs and Spurs just going to war, Clips/Dubs is a fast paced showdown of star PG lead teams..........

And the Heat.  The Heat kill.


I can't watch live tonight, but I'm gonna record a couple of these if I can and catch them later.
 
2014-04-28 07:49:59 PM

Unfreakable: Gunny Highway: Good match ups.  The Blazers/Rockets play the same type of fast paced game, the Griz bring that tough old man game to a young Thunder squad still learning to win, the Wiz present all kinds of match up issues for a Bulls team that cant score, the Raps are taking it to an old Nets team that is relying on Paul Pierce to be their no.1 option (DERON WILLIAMS IS THE MOST OVERRATED PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE), the Pacers look like dog shiat against a Hawks team that gives them fits by stretching the floor, the Mavs and Spurs just going to war, Clips/Dubs is a fast paced showdown of star PG lead teams..........

And the Heat.  The Heat kill.

I can't watch live tonight, but I'm gonna record a couple of these if I can and catch them later.


I am in full on TV mode.......after I put together this f'in crib.
 
2014-04-28 07:51:18 PM

Gunny Highway: I am in full on TV mode.......after I put together this f'in crib.


Do it, brother.
 
2014-04-28 08:06:12 PM
Playoffs? Psh...Playoffs? Playoffs??? I hope we can just win another game.

Now that's out of the way, unbelievable playoffs so far. Every series except Miami-Charlotte has been competitive and entertaining, and even that series might have been interesting if Jefferson was full strength.

I can't decide if I love Portland-Houston more or OKC-Memphis. I think I gotta go with OKC/Memphis, it's just been a great matchup. As they say styles make fights, and Memphis' power inside and strong D has been a great watch against OKC offensive fire power.

Hell, hell even Pacers/Hawks has been entertaining at times. Way to go farking Sterling for letting your turd hit the punchbowl right as the party started.
 
2014-04-28 08:09:36 PM
Kemba Walker.
 
2014-04-28 08:19:54 PM

Solid State Vittles: I know they're not playing tonight, but the Blazers-Rockets series has been awesome.  I'm sure Rockets fans may beg to differ, but there's no denying that every game has been exciting.


Nea, the only thing I'm upset about is I haven't been able to watch it since I'm working nights for a few weeks.

Besides, the Rockets still need some work. They're close but not quite there yet.
 
2014-04-28 08:20:13 PM
Mario Chalmers didn't get stripped at the end of the half, he willingly gave up the ball as an act of charity.
 
2014-04-28 08:22:01 PM

Gunny Highway: It hate this stupid Sterling story overshadowing an amazing couple of weeks of basketball.  I hope people are watching.

But here: http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/ Interesting stuff.


Nice article. Kareem never ceases to amaze me with his insightfulness on everything he chooses to write about. One smart dude.

I especially liked his True Detective review.
 
2014-04-28 08:23:00 PM
Rybaxel!  Yessss!
 
2014-04-28 08:23:56 PM

Gunny Highway: Rybaxel!  Yessss!


Ha!

Crib on hold.  Rasslin and ball.
 
2014-04-28 08:29:23 PM
Go Pacers!
 
2014-04-28 08:30:14 PM

alwaysjaded: Solid State Vittles: I know they're not playing tonight, but the Blazers-Rockets series has been awesome.  I'm sure Rockets fans may beg to differ, but there's no denying that every game has been exciting.

Nea, the only thing I'm upset about is I haven't been able to watch it since I'm working nights for a few weeks.

Besides, the Rockets still need some work. They're close but not quite there yet.


Yeah, they need to ditch their coach. There is absolutely no non-coaching reason they couldn't be contending this year with that team.
 
2014-04-28 08:32:42 PM
BISMACK BIYOMBO TIME!!!
 
2014-04-28 08:33:24 PM
This is just a pity post.

media.giphy.com
 
2014-04-28 08:33:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-28 08:39:24 PM
I thought it was all ruined forever?
 
2014-04-28 08:39:45 PM

Unfreakable: Usually the first round of NBA playoffs is sorta meh, but this year seems to be up several notches in intensity. It is just better parity? Or fewer of the playoff stalwarts in the mix, so more excitement?


Better matchups. Every team in the West is good, and the pairings are all interesting. In the East, the reeling Pacers would be fascinating to analyze on an empty court, and the 3-6 and 4-5 series just turned out entertaining. Shame about Al Jefferson's coming out party getting derailed by his foot, though.
 
2014-04-28 08:46:54 PM
OK, I know Indiana has been a tire fire, but Atlanta just plain did not play this well during the regular season. What the hell is this?
 
2014-04-28 08:54:50 PM

Palmer Eldritch: OK, I know Indiana has been a tire fire, but Atlanta just plain did not play this well during the regular season. What the hell is this?


I don't know.  Ever since the Granger / Turner trade the Pacers have just imploded.  Can't hit shots and can't defend the 3, can't stop turning the ball over, can't do anything.  I'm done.  fark the NBA.  I've spent too many days of my life watching this sport to feel this shiatty about it right now.
 
2014-04-28 08:55:02 PM

Palmer Eldritch: OK, I know Indiana has been a tire fire, but Atlanta just plain did not play this well during the regular season. What the hell is this?


Bad matchup for them. Hawks space the floor too well with all their 3point shooters, and Hibbert is injured either physically or emotionally or both.
 
2014-04-28 08:55:53 PM

Palmer Eldritch: OK, I know Indiana has been a tire fire, but Atlanta just plain did not play this well during the regular season. What the hell is this?


Mike Scott hit three shots in a row and is now on fire giving him increased turbo and shooting accuracy.
 
2014-04-28 08:56:40 PM

Cymbal: Palmer Eldritch: OK, I know Indiana has been a tire fire, but Atlanta just plain did not play this well during the regular season. What the hell is this?

Bad matchup for them. Hawks space the floor too well with all their 3point shooters, and Hibbert is injured either physically or emotionally or both.


Also, the Hawks stretch the floor and it makes Hibbert's rim protection less valuable and he is the drizzling shiats on offense.
 
2014-04-28 09:03:38 PM
A few breaths away from being down 30 at the half
 
2014-04-28 09:05:41 PM
Pacers can take solace in the fact that their starters have outscored the Hawks' starters
 
2014-04-28 09:05:57 PM

Gunny Highway: the Griz bring that tough old man game to a young Thunder squad still learning to win


To be fair, I think the Thunder (or at least their main guns) are more than experienced enough just from their past playoff runs and one Finals appearance. I just don't think Scott Brooks is a particularly great coach.

Imagine if Rick Carlisle took over that team.
 
2014-04-28 09:07:36 PM
i405.photobucket.com

Heh.
 
2014-04-28 09:09:36 PM

Unfreakable: Usually the first round of NBA playoffs is sorta meh, but this year seems to be up several notches in intensity. It is just better parity? Or fewer of the playoff stalwarts in the mix, so more excitement?


To add on to what others have been saying, I'll add my theory: The increased importance of three-point shooting has done two things.  Number one, it's made individual games more volatile, because a team can get hot from three and otherwise blow a team out of the building that they wouldn't be expected to win.  The other thing is that this long-range shooting has become a style which can present mismatches unto itself, and one which is much more prevalent than it was even ten years ago.  Basically, 20 years ago, the general rule of thumb is that you needed a reliable two-point scorer--whether perimeter shooting or a really good center.  And even then, the Pistons and the Bulls were considered exceptions to the rule.  Because of the rule changes allowing more comprehensive forms of defense, along with the general level of improvement in play over the last thirty years, teams absolutely need to be able to shoot three-pointers.

In adjusting to that reality, you now have this really interesting state of play where big teams can beat up smaller teams in the post, smaller teams can kill big teams with three-point shooting , athletic teams can run older teams out of the building, and even individual guard play can now present huge mismatches for opposing teams.  Whereas the conventional rule of thumb used to be "you either defend the post or you die".  I think everyone is beginning to see the ramifications of this.  Not that I would defend this theory to the death, but I think it's a good starting point.  Consequently, as an example of the opposite, just take a look at the NFL.  As Seattle showed, a complete team can still win the Super Bowl, but because the rules have done so much to open up the passing game, having a good running game or a great defense begin to mean less and less.  So unless you're completely stacked across the board, ala a San Francisco or a Seattle, the best teams tend to be the ones with the best quarterbacks, and it's very difficult to win without a good quarterback.
 
2014-04-28 09:12:35 PM
Indiana down by 21 at home at halftime?  Eegh... shot to the head and just put them out of their misery.
 
2014-04-28 09:13:15 PM
Are the Heat doomed because they can't win games by mo than the lowly Hawks do? *Strong Take*
 
2014-04-28 09:15:53 PM

Mike_LowELL: Because of the rule changes allowing more comprehensive forms of defense, along with the general level of improvement in play over the last thirty years, teams absolutely need to be able to shoot three-pointers.


The stat revolution said you should shoot a three instead of a long two.
 
2014-04-28 09:19:04 PM
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Honestly I wanna see you be brave
 
2014-04-28 09:20:23 PM

Gunny Highway: The stat revolution said you should shoot a three instead of a long two.


Perhaps so, but 20 years ago, teams didn't shoot three-pointers well enough to make this a reality.  Now they can, and the defensive rules make it more difficult to post a big dude in the paint and get him good looks.  It's a confluence of all sorts of things.
 
2014-04-28 09:20:52 PM
What a dumpster fire Pacers are in this game.

And that fan that the mics picked up was just railing on the team and deservedly so.
 
2014-04-28 09:22:08 PM

Mike_LowELL: Gunny Highway: The stat revolution said you should shoot a three instead of a long two.

Perhaps so, but 20 years ago, teams didn't shoot three-pointers well enough to make this a reality.  Now they can, and the defensive rules make it more difficult to post a big dude in the paint and get him good looks.  It's a confluence of all sorts of things.


Sorry, I was trying to add to what you were saying.
 
2014-04-28 09:25:27 PM

Gunny Highway: Sorry, I was trying to add to what you were saying.


No worries.  Carry on. <3
 
2014-04-28 09:25:53 PM
So where does Lance end up next year?
 
2014-04-28 09:33:17 PM
 
2014-04-28 09:35:42 PM

Gunny Highway: So where does Lance end up next year?


Hopefully somewhere he can be scoring option #1 so he can quickly realize he should never be scoring option #1.
 
2014-04-28 09:41:40 PM

Cymbal: Hopefully somewhere he can be scoring option #1 so he can quickly realize he should never be scoring option #1.


He doesn't strike me as someone who can come to that realization on his own. Maybe he can go to the Lakers where him and Nick Young can take turns jacking up horrible shots. That team might score 45 in a quarter and then just 35 for an entire half.

Actually, I hope this happens, just for hilarity's sake.
 
2014-04-28 09:41:48 PM
RIP Bobcats. We barely knew thee
 
2014-04-28 09:42:08 PM
The Pacers are ranked too damn high.

i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-28 09:56:21 PM

Lost Thought 00: RIP Bobcats. We barely knew thee


I feel bad for Big Al.  The guy was playing on a torn foot and the Cats put up a hell of a fight.
 
2014-04-28 09:56:23 PM
Go Mavs!

I really am just happy that they haven't been swept.
 
Displayed 50 of 118 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report