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    Share your thoughts ITT. Can be about current playoffs or just the state of the league in general. Anything really. Very interested in hearing what people have to say.
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    Giannis is the best player in the league. If his name was easier to pronounce and if he played in a larger market than Milwaukee he would be so much better known. He is surrounded by good players but it would be interesting to see where they would be without him.

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    The NBA has mastered the "team tank" and apparently it's rubbed off on several MLB teams. Atlanta perfected it in the past 4 years and now Baltimore is taking the concept to new heights. Soon we'll reach Cleveland Spiders territory which is like batting 100 points below the Mendoza line and expecting your fans to hang in there with you for 162 games. The team tank may be the only weapon small market teams have to combat wealthy teams laughing at the salary cap. But it's excruciatingly hard on the fans.
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    I'm enjoying the playoffs. Sadly my team (Sacramento Kings) are not contenders (something I have accustomed myself to), but I am enjoying cheering for my other home state team, the Warriors. Hoping Durant's injury is nothing major.

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    Still hoping for the Raptors in Game 7 Sunday -- go Kawhi (the Claw)!

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    The Boston Celtics did a nose-dive right in front of my eyes; it was pitiful to watch. Last year, they did quite well in the playoffs without the injured Irving. Just goes to show that picking up so-called "great" players isn't necessarily the answer. Irving was a terrible fit for the Celtics; he should have stayed in Cleveland. I'm sure the other Celtics players are ready to help Irving pack his bags and get lost.

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    Giannis made the Celtics look slow and flat-footed. Embiid is almost as great but the Bucks will sweep the next round. I'm a Warrior fan but sick of Draymond, even though he's absolutely essential to the team as a passer and tough guy.Portland looks too small to go all the way but their guards are most fun to watch. Denver v Milwaukee in the finals would be a nice rotation from the recent past and could go 7.

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    Amazing game tonight. Curry with 31 points, all in the second half. Warriors taking it from Houston, in Houston, without Durant. Nail-biting almost all the way to the end.

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    I’d love to see a Giannis KD matchup

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    I'm guessing Dray will guard Giannis and find some way to miss a game by injury or suspension. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philoctetes View Post
    Denver v Milwaukee in the finals would be a nice rotation from the recent past and could go 7.
    I don't think that Denver can hang with Golden State; they don't have the players or the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    I don't think that Denver can hang with Golden State; they don't have the players or the experience.
    Sure, I'd bet on GS if I was betting, given no spread. Just dreaming...

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    That Houston-GSW series was really incredible. Both teams' stars stepped up and played well especially in Game 6. Steve Kerr deserves a lot of credit for getting such a good bench performance and for finding new playable rotations on the fly to fill Durant's absence. It was as close as the team felt to the 2015 and 2016 Warriors in a long time. Kerr also brilliantly pulled out the seldom-used Curry-Draymond pick and roll at the end of the 4th and they executed it nearly flawlessly. Curry was once again unstoppable with the ball in his hands and, when Houston decided to double him, Draymond made great, lethal plays.

    The WCF will probably be a bit of an anticlimax in comparison, but I'm really interested in the ECF. Milwaukee-Toronto or Milwaukee-Philly look like really good series on paper.

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    Toronto-Milwaukee it is! Kawhi Leonard's game-winning shot at the buzzer was the difference in last night's 92-90 victory -- there's something uncanny about that man. Anyway, everyone's noticed him now. Philly 76'ers played a great series, could have gone either way. Go, Raptors!
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    As a Rockets fan, rooting for GS now to sweep the rest of the playoffs because it will make us look better

    With KD and perhaps Cousins back, it may happen.

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