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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by LA Dre, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Lee356

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    Just finished watching Cleveland beat Chicago. Good game. It came down to the wire, and Chicago missed 3 straight shots at point blank range on their last chance to win it. Anyone watching just that sequence might wonder how in the heck Chicago all the sudden could not make a shot like that. The answer is simple. Bynum had blocked 5 shots already in the game, to go along with his 20 points and 10 rebounds - despite really not being in any kind of game shape - as well as altering many more shots. Chicago was playing one eye on the hoop, and another eye searching for where Bynum and his mighty swatting hand was.

    Bynum looked exhausted at times, and only time will tell if he can come back and play another game like that anytime soon or need to go to intensive care for a week instead. But Bynum scored in a variety of ways, played great defense, and it was flat out fun to watch the offense go thru the guy. Bynum is a willing, and very capable passer.

    You add Irving to the mix, and hey, the moment Chicago would put all their defensive effort toward stopping Bynum, Irving swoops in and lays the ball in. Quick guy.

    Chicago has a lot of talent. They were forced to take a lot of contested shots, and they kept hitting them to stay in the game. Deng got out of his slump shooting 3's, hitting one with a minute left in the game to cut the lead from 7 to 4. Good clutch make. Just not quite enough to win this one.

    PS, I was rooting for Cleveland, as Cleveland is one of the teams I am following this season on NBA League Pass. Hard decision to choose Cleveland as one of the teams I follow, but other than Mophead coming off the bench for them, Cleveland is a totally different team these days. Yeah, I have rooted against Cleveland since forever now (the whole 90's especially) but they are in our division, and they have a couple of pretty interesting players to watch.
  2. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    In a possible finals preview, the Pacers and Trailblazers both flew out of LAX last night after each knocked off one of the LA teams and landed in Portland for a battle of the two teams with the best record.

    The teams played evenly tied at 70 at the end of three and Blazers outlasted the Pacers despite 43 points from Paul George who hit 7 of 15 three pointers.

    Final score, Portland 106-Indiana 102.

    The game however was won at the free throw line as the Trailblazers made 29-33 FT's to outlast the Pacers. That's 88% from the FT line.,,,(wish we would just hit 80%, we could have won a couple of those close ones.) Lillard and Aldridge scored 26 and 28. Good entertaining game...
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    Pg is insane. If the game would have gone on 5 more minutes, pacers would have won.
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    We should trade Stuckey and CV for Paul George. Totally a good deal for Pacers.
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    We've got to at least get a draft pick back if we're giving up those expiring contracts.


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  6. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    MCW and Olapadi both get triple doubles in the Sixers 126-125 double OT victory over the Magic. First time in NBA history that two rookies had accomplished the feat in the same game. (of course there were two OT's so that helped.)

    Also in the loss, Aaron Alflolo, scored 43 pts, Big Baby Davis scored 33pts and Victor Olapadi scored 26....that's 102 of the Magic 125 points or 82% of the scoring load. (JMax chipped in with 12)...
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    The long awaited return of the Black Mamba proved to be a ratings winner for NBA-TV and a spike in revenues for Stubhub ticket sellers who were scalping their $25 rafter tickets for $100.

    But for Kobe and the Lakers it was a disappointing loss to the Toronto Raptors who were short of their leading scorer Rudy Gay, who was traded this afternoon, basically lead the game from start to finish. Former Piston Amir Johnson was 14-17 from the field and led everyone in scoring with 32 points and had 10 boards and 2 blocks. He pretty much out hustled Gasoft and Piston made temporary star Jordan Hill.

    The Raptors were in the midst of a 5 game losing streak and 10 game losing streak at Staples Center.

    As for Kobe with 2 for 9 shooting, he almost had a triple double on 9 points, 8 rebounds and 8 turnovers....the fans at Staples for some reason thought he was going to lead them to a rousing W tonight..specially the fans and celebrities who paid premium for the tickets.....but he was rusty on both ends of the court.
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    Raps starters outscored the Lakers starters by 63 points!
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    The Laker starters only scored 23 points, including the 8 by Kobe. The coach thinks that they may have been to busy looking for Kobe, so he has to decide if he should bend Kobe's ego, by bringing him in off the bench.
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I am not sure who saw the game yesterday, but Kobe was just a rusty shadow of himself. The Lakers are about pride and loyalty to their fans...(not a bad culture to be a part of)...but they have to see the writing on wall. Giving him$42 M to assure that he finished his days in LA was a calculated move, but they know he wants another ring and if it appeared that there wasn't enough talent in LA, he would bolt to another contender.

    They need to just go through the rebuilding mode like other teams. Rushing Kobe back so that they can contend is ruse for all Laker nation who believe that they will win every title and point fingers when they fail. Selfish Kobe needs to be like Rose and let the injury heal itself instead of trying to get back on the floor.

    I am still upset that we were swept by the Lakers without Kobe in the lineup. I am thinking now if he had played, we would have won one of those games.
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    The former 4 and 13 Kings defeated the now 13-7 Mavericks tonight in Sactown. Final score Kings 112, Mavs 97.

    The Kings were without the services of the four players they gave up to the Raps and their future ball hogger, Rudy Gay.

    But alas their starters outscored the Mavs team 100-97 and apparently didn't need the Gay or the bench in doing so. Cousins fell just short of the non-publicized triple double with 32 pts, 19 boards and 9 turn:frown:vers . Isaiah Thomas scored 24 pts and dished out 12 assists. Newly aquired forward Derrick Williams broke out with his best game of the season with 31 pts, 6 boards and 5 steals.

    Based on the Rudy Gay story in the Articles Worth Mentioning thread, I don't think any of these guys would have scored that many points if Gay had been in the lineup and played over 25 minutes.
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    So I'm watching the Trailblazers against the Rockets right now and well, this Portland team is legit. When they are moving the rock and playing team ball, they are making the rockets look silly. They have brilliant shooters and all their role players know what to do. This is a cohesive, on fire, high chemistry team right now.

    Lemarcus Aldridge is a top 5 big guy in the league right now. 19/18 through 3. Ridiculous
    Chandler Parsons has to be one of the best value picks in the league. He is a solid rotation or starter on every NBA team right now. 2nd round pick. Unbelievable.
    Wes Matthews is on an awesome contract for his production.
    Damian Lillard needs to add another gear. He has slow and pointless, and stupid fast and reckless. Sometimes he helps, other times he makes himself look silly. But he has the tools to be a seriously good PG.

    Dwight Howard post moves.
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    Chandler Parsons is a poor mans Kyle Singler!


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    A poor man who is better in every way than his rich companion.

    I think you wrote it wrong.

    FTFY!
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Joe Johnson scored 29 points in the third quarter on his way for 37 for the game as the Nets beat the Sixers by 36 >>> 130-94.

    He was 10-14 from beyond the arc and only shot one free throw.
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Although our defense held Damian Lillard in check until he hit the game winning jumper, looks like he got loose in Cleveland as he dropped 36 points, handed out 10 assists and grabbed 8 boards....(yes he was my number one pick in the draft in the advanced fantasy league)

    He hit 8 three pointers including the 3 point game winner.....so two game winning shots in less than 48 hours and 175 miles apart.

    I guess the Cavs left two much time on the clock as they hit the tying bucket with 7.1 seconds and he buried his game winner with .4 seconds. Talking bout deja vu....

    Trail Blazers vs. Cavaliers | NBA.com
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    After watching that shot against us, I feel better about our defense. That was a good move he made.
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    Even when Pop sits the Big three, Duncan, Mano and the injured Parker, the Spurs scrubs still pull out a win.... if the Heat sat their big three, they'd be blown off the court. Final Spurs 104- Warriors 102
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    You would think that she would have lost her gag reflex by now.
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    As we sat there watching the last game of the NBA X-mas wardrobe games, I had to calm my wife, two sons and mother in law down as the refs decided that this would be a Warrior victory by throwing out Blake Griffin after two warriors, Green and Bogut baited him into two unwarranted techs and eventual tossing of the Clipper big man. No doubt CP3 would have been going to him down the stretch instead of trying to do it all himself as the Clippers were edged by 2 points.

    The league reviewed the game and decided 20 hours later that Griffin should not have been ejected.....much to chagrin on Clipper fans and wife and mom inlaw when I told them about it. Who then asked me.....do they get to play the quarter over??? :biggrin:

    League says Blake Griffin of Los Angeles Clippers shouldn't have been ejected from Golden State Warriors game - ESPN Los Angeles
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