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View Poll Results: who rang?
Los Angeles Lakers 17 35.42%
Brooklyn Nets 6 12.50%
Milwaukee Bucks 3 6.25%
Los Angeles Clippers 4 8.33%
Boston Celtics 2 4.17%
Philadelphia 76ers 0 0%
Miami Heat 0 0%
Denver Nuggets 4 8.33%
Dallas Mavericks 6 12.50%
other (shoot your shot) 6 12.50%
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:50 PM   #4576
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Celts even w/ all their issues this year are 1 of the better defensive teams in the league.

Boston is 22nd in defensive rating; God awful 4th quarter team.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:17 PM   #4577
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Boston is 22nd in defensive rating; God awful 4th quarter team.
yeah I meant offense, but even that they are 12th. Last time I checked (maybe 3 weeks ago? don't recall) I think they were like 7-8th but could be wrong on that too.

You really think it is time to get rid of Stevens? I think it is more bad personnel moves (as well as just a lot of bad luck tbh), they paid a small PG that is aging like small PG's age, Smart got hurt this year like he always does and they probably have the worst bench in the NBA. If someone has a worse bench, then I dunno who it is.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:08 PM   #4578
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yeah I meant offense, but even that they are 12th. Last time I checked (maybe 3 weeks ago? don't recall) I think they were like 7-8th but could be wrong on that too.

You really think it is time to get rid of Stevens? I think it is more bad personnel moves (as well as just a lot of bad luck tbh), they paid a small PG that is aging like small PG's age, Smart got hurt this year like he always does and they probably have the worst bench in the NBA. If someone has a worse bench, then I dunno who it is.

Ainge is more responsible than Stevens for this debacle; however, questions regarding Stevens abound.

Stevens flat-out couldn't handle the Irving roster/locker room. He was out-coached by both Nurse and Spoelstra in the bubble playoffs, and the current team is tissue paper soft - another late 4th meltdown tonight.

There is no defensive connectivity. Opponent lead guards get wherever they want to on the floor leading to kick out/ball movement open looks at the arc or drop dimes at the rim.

There is little to no flow on the offensive end. Side to side ball movement is non-existent. Hero/isolation ball abounds. They desperately need a point guard that can help Tatum and Brown get some easy buckets. Seven total free throws tonight is indicative of the lack of offensive end force.

It's a bad scene and likely to get worse before it gets better.

Fwiw, I only had a single Grant Williams "get him off the f*****g floor" scream tonight.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:15 PM   #4579
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2020-2021

Sometimes you just gotta appreciate TJ McConnell.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:22 PM   #4580
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Re: NBA Season Thread 2020-2021

FREE AARON GORDON!
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:22 PM   #4581
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Sometimes you just gotta appreciate TJ McConnell.
He's gone from run of the mill scrappy gym rat to BONAFIDE STAR!
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:45 PM   #4582
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NBA.COM > the big-market-biased ESPN.

44-year old Mass.hole???

So he's turned into Bill "shitbag" Simmons now?????

Fuc.k that noise, go to Indiana!
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:08 PM   #4583
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Stevens to IU is the only real option here.

C'mon home Brad
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:14 PM   #4584
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i'm cool with the pacers beating the heat due to
1. wholesome triple double culture
2. giving them a 1.5 game lead on the raptors* for the playin game
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:33 PM   #4585
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I was on the Peleton watching end of regulation Bulls/Nuggs and my watch told me that my heart rate was too high, never had that happen.
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:34 PM   #4586
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I was on the Peleton watching end of regulation Bulls/Nuggs and my watch told me that my heart rate was too high, never had that happen.

Donít forget to BREATHE Seadood.

BREATHE!
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:35 PM   #4587
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This is Jamal's career in a nutshell. Pass up the open C&T in favor of the pull-up.. So weird.

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Old 03-19-2021, 11:37 PM   #4588
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Not even watching OT AiML, gotta stay alive for the little d00d.
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:41 PM   #4589
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Not even watching OT AiML, gotta stay alive for the little d00d.

NBA Season Thread 2020-2021NBA Season Thread 2020-2021
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:12 AM   #4590
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Rodney "Clitoral" Hood
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:13 AM   #4591
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This is Jamal's career in a nutshell. Pass up the open C&T in favor of the pull-up.. So weird.
He moved from statistically the worst place to shoot a 3 to the best place to shoot a 3, got a slightly more clean look and managed to take the last shot. I'm not sure all of that was a conscious decision, but everything was perfect there.
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:31 AM   #4592
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the mind boggling part is the defender trying to defend the lane for some reason and leaves the one shot open to the one player he shouldn't
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Old 03-20-2021, 02:44 AM   #4593
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It is NOT appropriate to use derogatory language when discussing Brad Stevens. Do you understand? It's not funny, it's not cool. you can criticize him as a coach or as a leader but cmon. cut it out.

(note to self)
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Old 03-20-2021, 02:50 AM   #4594
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yeah I'm done with the c's. I don't like them. I don't like the coach. This isn't big green. It's a feminization of the...anatta stop it. just...cmon dude. u really know nothing.
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:22 AM   #4595
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Losing to the Kangz always gets fans up in their feels. At least you weren't the Nuggets liking it so much they did it thrice.
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Old 03-20-2021, 07:55 AM   #4597
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What's more interesting than the MVP discussion* to me is if LeBron's defense will be recognized. He is playing absolutely elite defense, far better than he has any right to be playing at this stage/mileage.

*LeBron is clearly both the best player and the player who impacts winning more than anyone in the league. The 76ers/Nuggets/any team all get better if you replace their best player with him and it is not close. Maybe that isn't "MVP", who knows? This is a pretty unique case and there's never been a clear definition of what the award is anyway. But him getting it, should he keep this up, would be more than fine.
Bron should be making defensive 1st team this year.
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:21 PM   #4598
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what do they mean by "fix"?
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:24 PM   #4599
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Jokic does that all the time.
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Old 03-20-2021, 04:20 PM   #4600
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Ruh roh Lebron :-/
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