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Asal Mor

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #11775 on: May 08, 2018, 05:33:52 PM »
Apprehensive about warriors rockets. Warriors on their day win out handily enough but they just arenít that consistent this year, whilst the rockets are. Canít stand hardens style of play, well the looking for fouls part. Chris Paul really has taken a lot of pressure of him, cause before these play offs he wilted.
Think the Rockets will trouble the Warriors and take it to 6 or 7 games, maybe even beat them. Can't see anyone from the East winning out. LeBron is superhuman but would still need more help than he'll get. Bookies have it as a Warriors v Rockets 2 horse race as well.

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« Reply #11776 on: May 08, 2018, 05:57:45 PM »
Durant + Curry + Klay + Draymond >>>>> Harden + CP3.
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« Reply #11777 on: May 08, 2018, 06:18:17 PM »
Durant + Curry + Klay + Draymond >>>>> Harden + CP3.

Yeah too many weapons & if they all are on their game forget about it. You would think Durant was made in a lab, 7ft and can run the floor, shoot 3s and he is too long to be blocked shooting a jumper
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« Reply #11778 on: May 08, 2018, 06:25:06 PM »
Durant + Curry + Klay + Draymond >>>>> Harden + CP3.

Agreed but then Capela, Tucker, Ariza and Gordon are better than Swaggy, Magee, Livingston, Cook and Looney

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« Reply #11779 on: May 08, 2018, 10:22:03 PM »
Durant + Curry + Klay + Draymond >>>>> Harden + CP3.

Agreed but then Capela, Tucker, Ariza and Gordon are better than Swaggy, Magee, Livingston, Cook and Looney
Capela had 6 blocks last night and should be a menace at both ends under the basket. When Harden drives to the basket, the alley-oop to Capela is another option that's been working really well and is very difficult to defend. They have the 3 point shooters to potentially stay with the Warriors in a high scoring game. Home court advantage too.

I'd still make the Warriors slight favourites but think it will be close.

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« Reply #11780 on: May 09, 2018, 09:02:03 PM »
The Warriors i think will win it out, we were coasting during the season and had alot of injuries, Curry has only 40 games this year, so hes pretty fresh. Now everyone is nearly fully fit its hard to see anyone being consistent enough to stop us. Houston are our biggest threat but the Warriors defence is back to normal after going missing towards the end of the season. Pelicans and Spurs are better challenge than Jazz and Timberwolves. The Warriors are built for he play offs mentally, Houston untested.  Greens defensive abilities crucial with iguadalo and too many weapons going forward. It will be super aggressive and on the edge so hopefully we can avoid the technicals. Kerr is one of the greatest coaches too nothing will be left to chance.It will be a great series with Houston having home advantage but i think Warriors will win 4-2.

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« Reply #11781 on: May 12, 2018, 07:43:21 AM »
Canít wait for these 2 conference finals now, should be evenly enough matched. Only downside to the conference title games is the earlier start times. 7.30p western times suites me lovely. Childer sleeping and could enjoy, even could as far as catching the 2nd half at the local that has a 9pm happy hour!..going to miss a lot of the games due to bringing the cubs to baseball practice.

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« Reply #11782 on: May 15, 2018, 08:54:26 AM »
Warriors were a much better balanced team than the Rockets last night. Too much teamwork and too many options for them to handle. Durant and Thompson were a joy to watch. Hard to imagine the Warriors winning without KD now. Green very fortunate not to have been ejected with a 2nd technical on a couple of occasions for roaring at the refs. Had an excellent game too though.

Harden couldn't have done any more offensively and Capela was very good and effective doing what he does. Ariza was a bit unlucky with a couple of calls which got him into foul trouble and the Rockets bench was poor. Mbah a Moute went 0-6.

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« Reply #11783 on: May 15, 2018, 03:12:05 PM »
Only got to see the first five or so minutes.  Was anything made of the cp3 elbow on KDís butt?

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« Reply #11784 on: May 15, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
Only got to see the first five or so minutes.  Was anything made of the cp3 elbow on KDís butt?
The commentators just said something about Paul telling Durant to get up or some words to that effect. Paul gets away with a lot of fouls that a bigger man wouldn't, especially in his use of his spare arm when dribbling at defenders.

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« Reply #11785 on: May 15, 2018, 10:30:35 PM »
CP3 id the moaniest, whingiest, sneakiest player in the league and has been for years. The Sergio Ramos or the Busquets off the NBA.
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« Reply #11786 on: May 16, 2018, 12:46:08 AM »
Warriors in bonus territory now. Iím sure they though letís split the opening 2 games so now that can just go for it in the second.

KD was superb last night, difficult to know what the rockets can do to nullify him. Double team him and leave one of klay or Steph open or go one on one and he just dominates that defender

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #11787 on: May 16, 2018, 05:29:15 AM »
Celtics looked impressive again tonight. Cavs down 2 zip, tough seeing them coming back from them win 3 of 5 games. LBJ scores 42 and they still lose, has he got another level?

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« Reply #11788 on: May 16, 2018, 07:13:02 AM »
LeBron in really big trouble. The Cavs D is all over the place. You had lads knocking down massively wide open 3s mere minutes into the game. Be interesting to see if JR gets a ban. Least disgusted flagrant foul you'll see for a while.
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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #11789 on: May 17, 2018, 05:49:33 AM »
Will be delighted if Celtics gone on to win the East. I can't see them winning the whole thing - the Warriors are just too good, even if they had Irving they still wouldn't have the team to beat them.
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