2018 NBA Catch-All - LeBron Fallout Edition

I saw on Sportscenter that it was the 5th time in his career that he played all 48 in a playoff game. He's 5-0 in those games.

It's amazing yet also it looked like the NBA 0.5 league yesterday.

The East is really really terrible.

I'm looking forward to the future NBA when things are less predictable. This LeBron auto finals story is pretty boring especially when you actually watch.

Boston is ecstatic because that's probably the worst their team is going to be for the next 10 years barring massive injuries.

jowner wrote:

barring massive injuries.

Celtics fans, please send all future complaints to jowner, care of Gameswithjobs.com

Really hope this is the last time I have to watch Harden play until next year's playoffs.

Paul is out tonight, so it very likely is. Cavs vs Warriors part four coming up.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Paul is out tonight, so it very likely is. Cavs vs Warriors part four coming up.

Hope not, but no CP3 is a huge blow.

Yeah it sucks. I always hate it when players get injured in the playoffs, it cheapens the series and I feel like the wins are not as genuine.

I may have complained in game 4 or 5 when I gave up watching because of it but God is TNT's sound mix is awful. If it really is that loud give your commentators lip-ribbon microphones.

I didn't have an issue with the Eastern Conference games this round.

Durant's shooting blanks so far.

Harden is being much more aggressive about getting to the rim tonight, and I like it.

I wonder who the Cavs would prefer to play.

Blind_Evil wrote:

I wonder who the Cavs would prefer to play.

Depends on who's out longer: Iguadala or CP3.

Marv Albert hasn't watched enough Rockets' games if he thought Harden lost a contact: that was his dunk celebration.

Spoiler:

Harden acts like he got a nosebleed from getting up that high.

Reggie and Chris need to STFU and stop encouraging Harden flopping.

Refs are doing great ignoring that bullsh*t

Does he have much opportunity to flop? Dubs just kind of standing there letting the Rockets flow past them like Hawaiian lava.

Yeah, the last two times they said he was fouled it didn't look like much to me.

Felt like Harden really faded toward the end, that last three with Durant guarding him where he just stood with the ball for a few seconds before deciding to put one up was pretty sad. Houston looked great though with all the offensive rebounds (even if it feels to me like they didn't fully take advantage of the extra opportunities but I only had half an eye on things).

The one where Jordan Bell hit his arm while shooting then bumped his hips into Harden's legs as he was landing is 100% a foul under the current rules and to call it flopping is incorrect.

Not a fan of the Rockets but they deserve this lead. They're playing with the kind of admirable intensity that Boston needed last night. Seeing 7-foot Durant get walled off repeatedly by 6'-6" PJ Tucker was something to see.

Best first half Houston could have hoped for I think. Now they just have to withstand the inevitable 3rd quarter barrage from the Warriors.

I think no doubt the Cavs would rather play Houston.

Stele wrote:

Reggie and Chris need to STFU and stop encouraging Harden flopping.

Refs are doing great ignoring that bullsh*t

Bro you should know I love you from the Dark Souls threads but you are a confirmed hater.

On one of the two Harden non-fouls the announcers discussed he got clobbered. On the second one he was barely grazed if at all. How am I less biased than you?

Houston looked good. I like when role players show up in a big way.

DSGamer wrote:

Houston looked good. I like when role players show up in a big way.

Gordon and Tucker have been nails this whole series AND I HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR MORE CAPELA THE WHOLE TIME!

Seriously, with Iguadala out they have no answer for him. Kevin Durant ain't gonna do nothin' to a man who has twice his musculature.

Draymond pretending to help Harden up then letting go

Through the legs for the lead. Oh my!

Golden State are so much more fun to watch when Steph is handling the ball instead of Durant.

(and that escalated quickly. Sorry Fedaykin98. I hope Houston can start making shots).

That was some flurry by Curry Curry Curry.

Houston shooting 3s like Boston last night. Ouch.

Stele wrote:

Houston shooting 3s like Boston last night. Ouch.

Roke wrote:

Golden State are so much more fun to watch when Steph is handling the ball instead of Durant.

(and that escalated quickly. Sorry Fedaykin98. I hope Houston can start making shots).

Yeah. The offense just dies when Durant dominates the ball. I don’t know why they ever play that way.

I guess because Durant can make shots like that, over anyone. Wow.

Stele wrote:

I guess because Durant can make shots like that, over anyone. Wow.

Nah. Most of the time it kills their offense. Whereas the same shot by Curry seems to open up the entire court because you know it’s possible he’ll drive and lay it up or dish.