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Offline Tanksleyd

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The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« on: May 14, 2017, 06:56:53 am »
I don't follow basketball that much at all these days
Just waiting for the inevitable Golden Cleveland
But I was in a bar Friday night and on TV
Was an amazing one point ball game
The last 5-10 minutes, 1 point
Seven seconds left, 2 points
Then in one fluid motion
Wall made a shot
Three points
All net
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 02:13:49 am by Tanksleyd »

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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 09:02:19 am »
Great shot and more importantly, John Wall was huge down the stretch when they absolutely had to have it or go home. I think maybe he grew up this season. I hope they show up for game 7. Not that it ultimately matters. Neither of these teams can take the Cavs.

Going forward, I'm not sure how the Wizards get better. Another year under Scott Brooks and some better role players for the bench would help. But I'm not sure their core is good enough to challenge the Cavs.
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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 08:55:49 pm »
Evan a fully healthy Golden State?

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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 02:41:16 pm »

Everybody's looking at GSW total sweep, but this Cavs team looks a lot like the first GSW team (2015 champs). Without Kawhi, the Spurs will struggle in WCF, but I thought they might beat GSW if Pop had everyone available.

GSW works well for a regular season run, but I'm cautious of relying on KD to beat Lebron in a Finals series.

If all four Oakland All-Stars are hot, then they'll win - it is just mathematics. 3>2.

However, if CLE defends like they did in 2016, with even more bench strength, CLE could take a second consecutive title in historic fashion.
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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 04:44:44 pm »
Evan a fully healthy Golden State?
I was just talking about the Eastern Conference Finals. I think Golden State will win it all.

They don't need KD to outduel LBJ. He makes a huge difference though. If the Cavs have some success disrupting GS's ball movement offense, they now have two ridiculous end of shot clock options.

To me, Kyle Korver is the only significant bench upgrade for Cleveland.
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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 11:50:33 am »
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By themselves, Williams, Korver, Frye, & Shumpert aren't much. With James, they are much better than Livingston, Iguodala, Ezeli, Brandon Rush, Leandro Barbosa.
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Re: The Three Point Shot in Chocolate City
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:10:23 am »
By themselves, Williams, Korver, Frye, & Shumpert aren't much. With James, they are much better than Livingston, Iguodala, Ezeli, Brandon Rush, Leandro Barbosa.
Not sure I get your point. Did you mean Liviingston, Iguodala, McGee, West, McCaw? I.e. this year's benches.

Also, those guys get to play with Steph, KD, etc. which allows them to be better than they would be in other circumstances similar to the LeBron effect on the Cavs role players.

At any rate, I think I agree with your central point that this is good finals matchup, more balanced than it might seem to some. Best player vs. best team.
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