2021-22 NBA

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, May 12, 2022 9:24 PM

This game was a very bad look for Harden, especially as he stands to make $47/million next season. Good for him and Westbrook for being some of the highest paid players despite looking like shells of their former selves. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, May 12, 2022 11:42 PM

The Mavs -Suns series is bizarre. Headed for a game seven but no game has been decided by less than seven points. The Mavs have actually lost two games by 20 and 30 points. They just alternate games where the home team wins usually by an uninteresting margin. It’d be nice if game 7 was close but at this rate Phoenix will win by 25. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 3:00 AM

So, ticket #2 to the conference finals, much to the displeasure of this board, was punched tonight by Golden State. The potential of that series felt overshadowed by flagrant fouls, injuries, and just overall dumb chippiness. Gary Payton II played basically just the first game, Morant went out late in game three, Brooks missed almost all of games 2 and 3 from his flagrant foul. 

Tatum rescues Boston's title chances tonight with a 46 point effort and looked unstoppable in the 4th quarter. They'll go back to Boston for game seven on Sunday along with Dallas - Phoenix also in game seven that night. 

It seems like we're set up for Boston - Miami and Phoenix - Golden State. Not really surprising, they had four of the top five records in the standings this season. I don't really have a rooting interest in any of those teams. I'd much rather see Milwaukee or Dallas but winning a game seven on the road will be really difficult. If it happens, it's because Doncic or Giannis put on a hell of a performance. 

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 3:30 PM

Tatum hasn’t been consistent, so banking on another 40-piece seems like a stretch. Giannis gets 40 as he walks on the floor. I like Milwaukee, as long as Jrue keeps Brown in check.

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 3:31 PM

Also want to see Doncic prove his status with an all timer. Doesn’t even have to win, but take it to the wire. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 4:26 PM

I'm pulling for the Suns.

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 34 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 7:19 PM
posted by Laley23

Also want to see Doncic prove his status with an all timer. Doesn’t even have to win, but take it to the wire. 

It’s effortless for him to and probably barring a major injury still a few years away from his prime. 


33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 14, 2022 10:07 PM
posted by sportchampps

It’s effortless for him to and probably barring a major injury still a few years away from his prime. 


Agree. But year 4-5 is when the all timers typically make their playoff push. LeBron took the worst Cavs team ever to the Finals. Kobe. Shaq did it year 3. Jordan hit the ECF his 4th year I think. Luka is great, at some point he’s gotta get past round 1-2 of the playoffs — and historically, this is the year a lot of greats do that.


sportchampps Senior Member
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Sun, May 15, 2022 12:04 AM
posted by Laley23

Agree. But year 4-5 is when the all timers typically make their playoff push. LeBron took the worst Cavs team ever to the Finals. Kobe. Shaq did it year 3. Jordan hit the ECF his 4th year I think. Luka is great, at some point he’s gotta get past round 1-2 of the playoffs — and historically, this is the year a lot of greats do that.


I think next year (I’m guessing they make a big splash in free agency) will be the year the Mavs make the next jump. Getting rid of Porzingas and the pick ups they made to compliment Lukas game were fantastic. It was good to see him get past the first round this year though. It does suck they will probably lose Brunson he made himself a ton of money this post season


friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 15, 2022 5:34 PM

Milwaukee on life support. Connaughton, Allen, Mathews shooting 1-14 at the moment. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 15, 2022 8:58 PM

This game is fucking nuts. Phoenix is completely shitting the bed

sportchampps Senior Member
7,527 posts 34 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 15, 2022 9:30 PM

Phoenix gave up

33,369 posts 124 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 15, 2022 10:49 PM

Got 1 of the 2. Milwaukee was 4/44 from 3??? Impossible to win lol

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 16, 2022 12:22 AM

I wasn't surprised by the first game. Just chalked it up to game seven at home, Celtics roleplayers outplayed the Bucks. But then the second game turned that on it's head. 


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