2023 NBA Playoffs

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If it weren't for the Mavs there'd be a lot more talk about the Bulls failed "all in" move of a year or so ago...
 

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Toronto played like a dead dog in Boston, but are toying with the Bulls. They may put an end to the great Miami Heat and their legendary coach, who is such a plus that he can’t get his team up for a home play-in game against a bad Hawks team
 

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…aaaaaaand the production team has inexplicably decided that this behavior should be highlighted, praised, and encouraged.
 

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PedroKsBambino

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Masai and Nurse are both near the top of the heap for the NBA commentariat---and one is going to take the fall I assume
 

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There is no flow to this game whatsoever.

What the heck did the refs see there to give 3?
 

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Would be interested to know how long Nick Nurse stays in Canada. My over-under for his departure is Friday @ Saturday.
 

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Apparently the screamer was DeRozen's daughter...looks like she is 10-12 years old.


Edit: turns 10 in a couple weeks. I hope he tells her she can't do that anymore (if they advance).
 

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It’s pretty bad precedence to allow a 10 year old girl to scream at a road venue (or home really). Especially as the stakes rise and fans get more into fanatics. Not only is it annoying as hell, but something bad could ensue.
 

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Fans screaming during opponents free throws is not something the league will be regulating. Get a grip guys.
 

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fly her into Milwaukee for Giannis
Recruit Duece’s kindergarten class! Fill up the Garden with 8-year olds screaming at the top of their lungs when we are defending. An NBA playoff arena isn’t the place for quiet. My two cents.
 

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I wonder what happens if Toronto blows it up, and if Siakam moves. He's a really good player, would be interesting on a number of teams because his play style can fit in anywhere.
 

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Really hard to dislike either the Pelicans or Thunder. Bunch of lunchpail guys on NO (Murphy, Jones, Valanciunas) led by sleepy B. Ingraham. Lots of young, fun fellas* on OKC, obviously led by Shai. In the movie version of OKC's season, Timmy Chalamet is playing Josh Giddey.

This crowd is so subdued it's like bubble basketball.

*Lu Dort seems like a classic "you'd love to have him on your team" guy.
 

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Recruit Duece’s kindergarten class! Fill up the Garden with 8-year olds screaming at the top of their lungs when we are defending.
Correlation doesn’t equal causation, but 50% from the line? Might be worth looking into.
 

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It’s pretty bad precedence to allow a 10 year old girl to scream at a road venue (or home really). Especially as the stakes rise and fans get more into fanatics. Not only is it annoying as hell, but something bad could ensue.
Is this a joke? People don't scream during foul shots?

They're professional basketball players. It's their job to shut out the crowd.
 

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Is this a joke? People don't scream during foul shots?

They're professional basketball players. It's their job to shut out the crowd.
Yeah, not worried about the players. I can’t imagine having a 10 year old scream bloody murder 50x a game when the Celtics players were about to shoot a free throw. Can you? Fans get thrown out for ruining the fan experience all the time. Would the home crowd allow a 40 year old male to scream bloody murder yells on the road when the home team was shooting free throws in a playoff game? God forbid some overserved fan gets annoyed and tries to quiet the screaming fan on their own. It’s just a situation that doesn’t need to exist. Like shining lasers near players faces.
 

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That’s quite a choke by Toronto

maybe guard Zach?
This kind of game reminds me of something I posted a few months ago:

I'll never understand why Zach Lavine isn't a better player. He's basically a fully realized version of Gerald Green - 6'5 wing athletic enough to win multiple dunk contests, a good enough outside shooter to participate in multiple 3 point contests, and a pretty solid playmaker for his position (4.5 assists per game in the last 4+ seasons). He's a lousy defender, but there's a limit to how bad an uber athletic wing can be on defense (as opposed to an undersized point guard or a slower center). He should be a top 10 player who can look like the best scorer in the league on any given night, not an occasional all-star who can disappear for long stretches and might not even be a top 30 guy. Maybe he's unlocked if he goes to a better team, but he'll be 28 in March, he's in year 9 and already on his second team. He is who he is.
He should be better, especially considering that every night he enjoys the same advantage as Jaylen Brown (the opposing team's best wing defender is usually matched up with Derozan/Tatum).