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Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by infiniteloop, Jun 13, 2017.
Kyrie must be regretting his trade to the Celtics. - NOT!
He’s regretting it coz he is missing all the drama and finger-pointing probably occurring at the Cavs’ locker room these days.
Cavs are currently the worst defensive team in the NBA. they can't (or won't) defend the 3 pt line.. perfect recipe for a bad start.. now as to whether they'll be able to right the ship, ESPN has already predicted that they'll be a sub 50 win team this season....
As a Dubs fan that went through a tough year of 3-1 jokes at the hands of the Cavs, I don't feel sorry for them . I also don't think that IT's return will swing their season coz he's also a defensive liability to an already bad defensive team. It might be too early to say this but it's almost like the Cavs don't care anymore and have already accepted the fact that Lebron is leaving next season.
Kyrie might still think the earth is flat but he sure can ball and might even by psychic by choosing to bail out at the perfect time .
I'll finish with: Lonzo still looks pretty bad compared to the rest of this (excellent) draft class. The Lakers almost blew a huge lead against Memphis with Lonzo throwing an air ball, a brick, and a turnover in the dying minutes of that game. Don't forget that he had 0 points the game before that. He's a rookie, I know. But so are Tatum, Simmons, Fox, and DSJ. Heck, even Lauri Markkanen of the Bulls look better than him atm. He'll likely bounce back but LaVar certainly added pressure for Lonzo to deliver.
Although it's still early in the season, the Lakers' 2nd round pick, Kuzma seems to be showing his stuff in replacement of the injured Nance. He's beginning to look like a steal of the 2nd round draft.
The Cavs is made up of guys who used to be starters in their previous teams. They'll have to adjust coming off the bench. Look how Swaggy P is struggling to find his stroke with the Dubs. The situation in the LAND has required a players-only meeting. If the losing continues, a prayers-only meeting may also be needed.
Celtics fans should be very worried. Your team has just won 10 straight, without Hayward, and this latest one vs. the Lakers, without Horford and Tatum. Boston is certainly peaking at the wrong time haha.
Meanwhile, Lakers fans would be happy. The team is brimming with future potential, this drubbing at the hands of those darned Celts notwithstanding.
Celtics is a young team... they will win and loose in bunches...
As for the Lakers... They look ok, but chasing 2 max players in the off-season will mean loosing Randle and Clarkson.
Just heard something kinda mind-blowing - the D‘Antoni Suns, who played his famous “seven seconds or less” offense, well, if they played today, they would be ranked only 24th in pace.
The game has become that much faster.
They've won 12 games now, the last 2 without Irving! A lucky escape from Toronto the other day which means they have some luck to back up the young talent. And they are exciting to watch, too!
My fave teams so far this year are: the Bucks, Celtics, and Sixers. But I think the Warriors will take another title....
Interesting game coming up...Warriors vs Celtics in Boston!
Quite a close game! I read that some people are saying the refs were not giving the Dubs their calls but it was a good game nonetheless. Kyrie is doing much better than most people anticipate.
Am worried that the Dubs are getting over confident. They think they can turn it on anytime to win games. Not a good habit to have especially if they make the playoffs.
^Good point, but the Dubs have enough firepower to win when it matters. The Chuckster argues that Golden State won't have that many games when Curry or Clay are not producing enough. And he believes no team can beat the Warriors in 7 games when the championship is on the line.
That seems to be so, but it's good to see other teams trying...
GSW has been to 3 straight finals; it's tough to sustain the physical and motivational requirements of the long regular season, as many champion teams in the past have experienced.
The officiating favored the C's... and the Dubs' subpar performance didn't help.
In the end, it was still a close match.
Warriors is still the team to beat.
the celtics did enjoy some favorable calls.. especially that last ticky tack foul on Kyrie that put the Cs ahead... however, with the way the Warriors played towards the end of the 3rd & for most of the 4th, they didn't deserve to win either. I felt the Celtics wanted the game more.. which resulted in the win for them.
Steph and Klay shot blanks in that game (3/14 and 5/16). There were a lot of non-calls (clear foul on Iggy’s dunk and the highlight block of Brown on Klay which should have been a foul). Steph’s 4th foul early in the 3rd was also a bad call. Yet, the game still went down the wire. I still think the Dubs are the team to beat.
Well, just for a moment, let's say the Celtics do deserve their win and that they are doing quite better than expected of them sans GH...having said that, 66 games to go is still a long, long, long journey...
I want to see how they manage this. 82 games and at least 16 post season games for every visit to the finals. Those 16 games add up but with how well the dubs can distribute their workload, I think they can manage it.. they can rest Steph or Durant and still be as potent