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(NBA)   Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals starts tonight with the Ibaka-less Thunder going head to head with the defending conference champion Spurs. Game tips off at 9:00 PM on TNT   (nba.com ) divider line 117
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2014-05-19 03:39:12 PM  
I am very conflicted about this series so I am going to watch a few games and decide who I want to win.
 
2014-05-19 03:56:26 PM  
If I'm the Spurs or the Thunder, I come out tonight with the whole team wearing nasal strips.
 
2014-05-19 04:48:28 PM  

Gunny Highway: I am very conflicted about this series so I am going to watch a few games and decide who I want to win.


Depends on whether Miami wins.  If they do, the most capable team needs to be there to cut them off.  If they don't, then Oklahoma and Indiana need to play so someone who hasn't won the whole thing gets a shot, and so the league has the lowest-rated Finals of all-time.
 
2014-05-19 04:57:02 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Gunny Highway: I am very conflicted about this series so I am going to watch a few games and decide who I want to win.

Depends on whether Miami wins.  If they do, the most capable team needs to be there to cut them off.  If they don't, then Oklahoma and Indiana need to play so someone who hasn't won the whole thing gets a shot, and so the league has the lowest-rated Finals of all-time.


I wouldn't worry about low ratings. All the people who complain about a lack of parity in the NBA, I assumed there are millions, will be tuning in to see a new champ crowned.
 
2014-05-19 05:14:02 PM  
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2014-05-19 05:14:53 PM  
Heat when losing Game 1 last four playoffs 
2011 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2012 vs. OKC: LWWWW
2013 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2013 vs. SAS: LWLWLWW
 
2014-05-19 07:21:45 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Gunny Highway: I am very conflicted about this series so I am going to watch a few games and decide who I want to win.

Depends on whether Miami wins.  If they do, the most capable team needs to be there to cut them off.  If they don't, then Oklahoma and Indiana need to play so someone who hasn't won the whole thing gets a shot, and so the league has the lowest-rated Finals of all-time.


Pretty much my train of thought, although I don't mind the Spurs winning.
 
2014-05-19 07:22:35 PM  

Gunny Highway: Heat when losing Game 1 last four playoffs
2011 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2012 vs. OKC: LWWWW
2013 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2013 vs. SAS: LWLWLWW


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/Duncan face!
 
2014-05-19 07:59:33 PM  
Anyone else think Ibaka's injury bought Scotty Brooks another year of job security?
 
2014-05-19 08:27:42 PM  
The game is too damn late!

That said, I think OKC is being underrated here. This series goes 7, and it starts tonight with a Thunder victory

/sorry okc fans
 
2014-05-19 08:29:29 PM  

Gunny Highway: Heat when losing Game 1 last four playoffs
2011 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2012 vs. OKC: LWWWW
2013 vs. CHI: LWWWW
2013 vs. SAS: LWLWLWW


Since they dropped game 1 on the road (and I'm guessing most of those were lost at home), I'm even less concerned.
 
2014-05-19 08:30:16 PM  

regindyn: Anyone else think Ibaka's injury bought Scotty Brooks another year of job security?


Possibly.  Bogut's injury didn't buy Jackson another year of job security.  While I'm a big fan of Ibaka, the backups are good enough that they can still win this thing.
 
2014-05-19 08:31:19 PM  
Pretty sure Shaq doesn't even watch the games.  Picking up the pace vs. the Spurs just results in getting 3s rained down on you by the Green/Ginobili/Belinelli machine.
 
2014-05-19 08:32:25 PM  

regindyn: Anyone else think Ibaka's injury bought Scotty Brooks another year of job security?


I think he's safe absent of losing this series in 4 or 5 games. I don't think Ibaka has any impact on that.
 
2014-05-19 08:35:33 PM  
I was wondering when this thread would show up. With Raw being taped tonight (and due to inadvertent spoilering...), I am deciding to come hang out in a thread about a sporting event with predetermined outcomes for a change.. ;-)

/Seriously, though...hoping to be entertained by some good hoops and a good thread. Maybe I'll show up for more of these.
 
2014-05-19 08:39:58 PM  
If anything, I think SVG and Kerr coming off the market made Brooks safer than anything else. Who would you replace him with now? Mike Brown?
 
2014-05-19 08:42:51 PM  

Lost Thought 00: regindyn: Anyone else think Ibaka's injury bought Scotty Brooks another year of job security?

I think he's safe absent of losing this series in 4 or 5 games. I don't think Ibaka has any impact on that.


Part of me hopes he gets pressured into hiring an offense-oriented associate coach, cause I feel like they could be so much more on that end.  Generally, I like the defensive end and the other stuffarkeeping players' heads on straight, etc.)
 
2014-05-19 08:44:16 PM  

Lost Thought 00: If anything, I think SVG and Kerr coming off the market made Brooks safer than anything else. Who would you replace him with now? Mike Brown?


Donald Sterling
 
2014-05-19 08:47:53 PM  
So...how is everyone tonight?
 
2014-05-19 08:58:59 PM  
I think Shaq and Barkley should be the game commentators.
 
2014-05-19 09:04:39 PM  
KD needs to learn how to bump better.
 
2014-05-19 09:05:38 PM  
theseasonalbrew.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 09:08:36 PM  
3/3

theseasonalbrew.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 09:09:16 PM  
4/5, 8 pts

theseasonalbrew.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 09:10:13 PM  
Tiago Splitter should be more assertive on offense.
 
2014-05-19 09:10:52 PM  

Lost Thought 00: If anything, I think SVG and Kerr coming off the market made Brooks safer than anything else. Who would you replace him with now? Mike Brown?


I also get the feeling the Thunder ownership is pretty cheap.

If I'm Clay Bennett, I'd just send armored trucks full of cash to Rick Carlisle's house every day and just hope.
 
2014-05-19 09:11:08 PM  
Spurs running early. Thunder need to ride it out and counter before the half.
 
2014-05-19 09:11:27 PM  
Holy crap, people!
 
2014-05-19 09:11:55 PM  

Killer Cars: Lost Thought 00: If anything, I think SVG and Kerr coming off the market made Brooks safer than anything else. Who would you replace him with now? Mike Brown?

I also get the feeling the Thunder ownership is pretty cheap.

If I'm Clay Bennett, I'd just send armored trucks full of cash to Rick Carlisle's house every day and just hope.


James Harden agrees.
 
2014-05-19 09:12:35 PM  

Killer Cars: Lost Thought 00: If anything, I think SVG and Kerr coming off the market made Brooks safer than anything else. Who would you replace him with now? Mike Brown?

I also get the feeling the Thunder ownership is pretty cheap.

If I'm Clay Bennett, I'd just send armored trucks full of cash to Rick Carlisle's house every day and just hope.


Out-money Mark Cuban?  Worth a shot, I guess.
 
2014-05-19 09:14:08 PM  
I just wondered who had the possession arrow. LOLn00b...
 
2014-05-19 09:14:54 PM  

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Tiago Splitter should be more assertive on offense.


See? Spurs just won.
 
2014-05-19 09:16:10 PM  

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Tiago Splitter should be more assertive on offense.

See? Spurs just won.


Durrant scores lots of points quickly.
 
2014-05-19 09:16:12 PM  

regindyn: Out-money Mark Cuban? Worth a shot, I guess.


Bennett probably can't out-money him, but he can certainly offer a much more enticing and younger roster.

Again, it's worth a shot. Brooks is a pretty average coach and Carlisle plays chess to his checkers.
 
2014-05-19 09:17:08 PM  

Gunny Highway: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: Tiago Splitter should be more assertive on offense.

See? Spurs just won.

Durrant scores lots of points quickly.


Not as quickly as...

theseasonalbrew.files.wordpress.com

10 pts
 
2014-05-19 09:17:38 PM  
Duncan putting on a clinic.
 
2014-05-19 09:19:27 PM  

Killer Cars: regindyn: Out-money Mark Cuban? Worth a shot, I guess.

Bennett probably can't out-money him, but he can certainly offer a much more enticing and younger roster.

Again, it's worth a shot. Brooks is a pretty average coach and Carlisle plays chess to his checkers.


He is not well liked by the basketball media.
 
2014-05-19 09:19:38 PM  

regindyn: Duncan putting on a clinic.


theseasonalbrew.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-19 09:22:10 PM  
12 points already. Man, get it together OKC...

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2014-05-19 09:22:30 PM  
Here come the Thunder.
 
2014-05-19 09:22:48 PM  
This Durant kid is gonna be good one day, I bet.
 
2014-05-19 09:24:02 PM  
Gah, have to grab that board.
 
2014-05-19 09:24:57 PM  
LOLBlockingFoul
 
2014-05-19 09:27:27 PM  
Not sure who to root for, so I'm just hoping for a good series.
 
2014-05-19 09:27:37 PM  
How in the actual fark is OKC only down 3?
 
2014-05-19 09:30:48 PM  

IAmTheTagTeamChampions: How in the actual fark is OKC only down 3?


Game of runs and the Thunder can score as well as anyone.
 
2014-05-19 09:32:03 PM  

Gunny Highway: IAmTheTagTeamChampions: How in the actual fark is OKC only down 3?

Game of runs and the Thunder can score as well as anyone.


Time for Tiago to stop the bleeding.
 
2014-05-19 09:32:40 PM  
And 1!!

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2014-05-19 09:33:10 PM  
Getting into a fight with the Spurs is Adam's greatest challenge to date.
 
2014-05-19 09:33:54 PM  
Good call.
 
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