2019 NBA Catch-All - It’s Fantastic

Lillard is taking crazy shots in this game and making them all. Quite a performance so far in the first half.

Lol. Jesus.

That was a fun game (I wish I had watched more of this series) but my God what a shot.

I kind of expect Presti will be running the Lakers next season. Hard to see a path for this OKC team to get much better and I can't really see them blowing things up either. Getting out before the malaise sets in would be smart.

Shot it from Eugene. Coldest series winner I've ever seen, and Dame's got two of them now.

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That is a bad, bad man.

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Such a fantastic performance. Such a great game.

Lilliard on the season on shots of 30-40 feet: 39.2% of 51 attempts and 8/12 in the series. Paul George: 38.6% from all 3PAs on the season.

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f*cking Houston.

DSGamer wrote:

:lol:

Fatality!

SEA thanks Dame.

gamerparent wrote:

You don't really want me to start posting Giannis dunk highlights now, do you?

Kawhi Leonard is a Dreadnought.

(Love the Hero Image change).

Kawhi and Siakam are a terrifying tandem. The rest of the Raptors starting 5 are all great defenders but having those crazy limbs and unending energy must be so frustrating to face.

It takes so much to bury the damn Spurs. Credit to Denver however, and I'm looking forward to Denver vs. Portland, in what should be a great matchup that can only be seen on NBATV.

Roke wrote:

(Love the Hero Image change).

I mean, how could he not? It's pretty easily the image of the season. Not just the playoffs, the entire season.

Weird ending, Spurs dumb.

bhchrist wrote:
gamerparent wrote:

You don't really want me to start posting Giannis dunk highlights now, do you?

Yes I do! I love Giannis. I'm sorry that he has to try to beat us. (I'm feeling uncharacteristically confident right now. Talk to me later when the Raps are 2-2 or something...)

But yeah... Kawhi's 45 and Pascal's 29 or whatever... crazy night.

No highlights from today. Total beatdown. Boston took most everything away. Been a long time since the Bucks took a beating like this with a relatively full squad. Looking forward to seeing how they respond.

Why am I only now learning you can watch the games on ESPN's front page?

Rat Boy wrote:

Why am I only now learning you can watch the games on ESPN's front page?

You are old as f#[email protected] like I am?

There’s so much flopping going on in the GS/HOU game. It’s so corny.

How many fines are going to be handed out over the postgame comments?

I got bummed out watching Warriors-Rockets yesterday, it just wasn't fun for me to watch. I stopped at half-time.

Roke wrote:

I got bummed out watching Warriors-Rockets yesterday, it just wasn't fun for me to watch. I stopped at half-time.

I totally understand. Assuming we're talking about the same stuff. The flopping and the griping to officials.

Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo talked about this extensively on Simmons podcast today. Russillo made the very astute point that part of what's happened is that officials have given so much rope to players like Harden (and Durant and other superstars) that they sincerely view any tightening of the officiating as "unfair". They've literally been trained by the leg to keep trying to trick officials and been rewarded by being able to get away with it.

Russillo also made the notable point that when Harden flops on 3 point shots he's essentially trying to game how close a defender can get to him. On multiple plays in the game he actually kicked his legs forward and fell a couple feet ahead of where he started his jump. If the officials give him that they're basically saying that defenders aren't allowed to contest 3 point shots.

The only way out, as I see it, is for the league to tighten up more. Give out more technicals for griping to the officials and call more fouls when players try to initiate contact on offense.

I didn't really care for the game either. So much skill on both sides of the ball but cancelled out by the whining and cheapness of the style of play. Some of those Harden shots he definitely got fouled on though, and some were the usual exaggeration and him initiating contact. I think it is very natural to jump forward a little bit when shooting a 3, almost every player does it and the shooter should get that 12-18" of space. I thought the refs were bad and agree they should have called more from the jump.

Durant did the same kick forward thing, there was one shot where he almost kneed Chris Paul in the head but it got called great offense instead of trying to draw a foul.

I agree that Durant does similar stuff. Harden's feels more egregious. Shots like this really grab my attention. This was from the game Sunday.

I've played basketball. This isn't a natural way to land after a jump shot.