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dazzer87
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
pg13 showing us how much he wants to stay in OKC next yr.

raprap
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
That was a foul...

Indian guy
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
OKC got screwed twice on 3 free throws.

elementally morale
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
I root for the Jazz but it was a huge foul on PG.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
:lol

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
PG got robbed on that .. should have been three free throws

NBAGOAT
04-28-2018, 01:08 AM
honestly just let felton take a 3 off a pnr lol. He might be the best option rn.

L8krH8tr
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
F the nba

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
holy shit...refs heel change again...i saw like 5 fouls...no calls

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
:roll: :roll: :lol

FreezingTsmoove
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
Thats some horrible refereeing

dazzer87
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
wtf........wow.....

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
OKC got screwed twice on 3 free throws.


i agree, unfortunate for them..

Foster5k
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
WOW!!! Obvious foul on Paul George. That's bull shit. Whatever.

JohnFreeman
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
I don't take 43 shots on NBA2k

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:09 AM
Wow....the refs jerked OKC like 8 times in 10 seconds :lol :lol

The anti-westrbook movement in the NBA is real....

Twiens
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Terrrrrrrible no call

SomeBlackDude
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
okc = lowest iq team in national basketball association history.

it's official.

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
hahaha

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Amazing without the great leader ricky

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rULYVUe5q68

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Russ mad as a MOFO

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Thats some horrible refereeing


i agree.. But I feel Utah was the better team

TMac&Luther
04-28-2018, 01:10 AM
Bwahahahaha :roll:

!@#$%Vectors!@#
04-28-2018, 01:11 AM
:facepalm If thats Harden... it's a foul.... Thats bullshit.

hold this L
04-28-2018, 01:11 AM
Rest in piss Westbrook and OKC

:hammertime:



Donovan the GOAT

:hammertime:

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:11 AM
incoming $250,000 fine for westbrook for what he is about to do to the referees in the post-game.

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:11 AM
:facepalm If thats Harden... it's a foul.... Thats bullshit.
hardens beard gets more calls than this game

Smook A.
04-28-2018, 01:11 AM
Donovan Mitchell looked like a veteran superstar in this series. Just unreal

raprap
04-28-2018, 01:12 AM
Man I feel for Westbrook.

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 01:12 AM
One of the worst no calls I've ever seen.

Then the refs don't give them the take foul multiple times.

God damn I hate when the NBA refs **** games up.

Just pathetic.

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:12 AM
so is pg13 returning to this shitshow and willing to play another year with brickmelo and westbrick

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:12 AM
In another timeline, PG13 hits 6 FTs on blatant foul calls on 3s and OKC wins when Mitchell misses a 3 at the buzzer

BANE?
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM

bigkingsfan
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
That bitch thought WB was actually going to high five him.

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
MITCHELL a supestar who is the new coming of DWADE... Amazing young player...

Westbrook the new Kobe.. Even Kobe said Westbrook reminded him most of himself.. He wasnt lying..

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
Hopefully Harden and CP3 are ready for a physical series.

Like I've been saying, Harden will NOT get those p.ussy calls throughout the entire post-season. And once he doesn't, it's a WRAP.

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
wanted the Jazz to win but that non call on PG was disgusting . That was huge . arguably 2 huge 3 point non calls:banghead:

Cherry Picker
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
Adam Silver gotta please the cac fans in Utah :facepalm

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:13 AM
In another timeline, PG13 hits 6 FTs on blatant foul calls on 3s and OKC wins when Mitchell misses a 3 at the buzzer
whenever you have melo on your team..your foul calling rate dips to record lows across the board for your team

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:14 AM
Melo play 20 seconds in the 4th

FreezingTsmoove
04-28-2018, 01:14 AM
so is pg13 returning to this shitshow and willing to play another year with brickmelo and westbrick

In another timeline Westbrook doesnt goof off at the end of game 6 2016 WCF and Durant/WB are on their way to a 3 peat right now

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:14 AM
People think that's a foul? Gobert was going sideways and wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him. Refs shouldn't reward that BS brand of basketball.

Cold soul
04-28-2018, 01:15 AM
MITCHELL a supestar who is the new coming of DWADE... Amazing young player...

Westbrook the new Kobe.. Even Kobe said Westbrook reminded him most of himself.. He wasnt lying..

Westbrook is a bum compared to Kobe don

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:15 AM
People think that's a foul? Gobert was going sideways and wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him. Refs shouldn't reward that BSD brand of basketball.

Exactly. Finals seconds of a huge game and you want a bail out call, vs getting the shot up.

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:15 AM
Man....only dude that showed up to hoop was Westbrook, Adams and a few bench guys.

PG13 and Melo were AWFUL for so many reasons. But still, PG13 didn't deserve to get jerked.

NBAGOAT
04-28-2018, 01:15 AM
one likely scenario i've hearing is kanter signs back. It might just be the old team again with the useless corpse of Melo. I think besides LA, George could be attracted to a place like NOP if they dont resign Cousins.

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:16 AM
People think that's a foul? Gobert was going sideways and wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him. Refs shouldn't reward that BSD brand of basketball.

that was a foul. i have seen players practically not touch Harden and a foul is called.

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:16 AM
whenever you have melo on your team..your foul calling rate dips to record lows across the board for your team


Melo should not be playing more than 15-20 minutes a game..

Gotterdammerung
04-28-2018, 01:16 AM
Good riddance.:oldlol:

The real playoff-built team put the vastly overrated, manufactured hype team out of their misery. Thanks for playing, OKC. Onto the second round, a date with the serious-as-shit Houston Rockets. :applause:

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/status/990077989667983365

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
that was a foul. i have seen players practically not touch Harden and a foul is called.

Like the call Carmelo got in game 5 to get OKC to game 6?

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
Man....only dude that showed up to hoop was Westbrook, Adams and a few bench guys.

PG13 and Melo were AWFUL for so many reasons. But still, PG13 didn't deserve to get jerked.
lol, westbrook showed up alright...chucked half the teams shot

tried to hero ball it

yeaaaman
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
Well George played like ass but the refs can't be scared to call a foul. That wasn't a 50/50 no call, that was a straight up foul.

Foster5k
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
Lmao! Westbrook not having any of that fan shit after the game. Love Westbrook.

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
Goodnight Chokelahoma City.

Paul George gets a big fvck you from the refs and rightfully so. That's his go-to move to try to tie or win the game and it's a bit tired at this point. Probably should have been called but fvck you George. Definitely a call if it's that disgrace Harden.

Jazz are a real team and deserved to win. The camaraderie :bowdown: :cheers:

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:17 AM
[QUOTE=Cold soul]Westbrook is a bum compared to Kobe don

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
that was a foul. i have seen players practically not touch Harden and a foul is called.
Just because Harden get's special treatment doesn't mean it's a legitimate foul.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2734489-report-nba-cracking-down-on-reckless-closeouts-creating-contact-to-draw-foul


NBA officials have revealed new points of emphasis for the 2017-18 season.

According to Bleacher Report's Howard Beck, officials will crack down on two primary areas this season. The first involves what the league is terming "reckless" closeouts on defense.

The second revolves around shooters who actively attempt to initiate contact to draw fouls.

!@#$%Vectors!@#
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Db2HVdrWsAAshrf.jpg

LoneyROY7
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
Hopefully Harden and CP3 are ready for a physical series.

Like I've been saying, Harden will NOT get those p.ussy calls throughout the entire post-season. And once he doesn't, it's a WRAP.

Harden's only averaging 7.5 FTAs in the playoffs and he's still averaging 29 ppg. :roll: :roll: :roll:

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
lol, westbrook showed up alright...chucked half the teams shot

tried to hero ball it
It's true. If Westbrook got PG the ball, OKC wins by 30

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
one likely scenario i've hearing is kanter signs back. It might just be the old team again with the useless corpse of Melo. I think besides LA, George could be attracted to a place like NOP if they dont resign Cousins.

i don't know. After seeing PG's performance tonight 5 points on 2-16 shooting would you max this guy out? was this a function of playing with Westbrook?? This was an elimination game geez...

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 01:19 AM
Refs collectively didn't want the game to be decided by a foul. It's pretty obvious. Whoever the head ref was, he must have pulled the other two refs aside and told them to swallow their whistles. It happens all the time, including a series in Boston vs Sixers back in the 80's when Bird went against Dr. J iirc. People were literally being thrown, tossed, and elbowed and the refs refused to call a foul.

That's why you don't try to rely on them to bail you out. Simple as that.

JGXEN
04-28-2018, 01:20 AM
Always hated that bullsh*t jump-into-defender-and-draw-foul antic... good on the refs for swallowing the whistle :applause:

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:20 AM
https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/990096872114024448

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hold this L
04-28-2018, 01:20 AM
People think that's a foul? Gobert was going sideways and wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him. Refs shouldn't reward that BS brand of basketball.
The people who think that are OKC fans or people that watch too much Harden.

yeaaaman
04-28-2018, 01:20 AM
Just because Harden get's special treatment doesn't mean it's a legitimate foul.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2734489-report-nba-cracking-down-on-reckless-closeouts-creating-contact-to-draw-foul

Right, that's for guys who are jumping into the defenders, kicking their legs out. That didn't happen on that last play by George. You don't reward Gobert for bad defense, that's his own fault.

Cold soul
04-28-2018, 01:20 AM
Kobe was the one that said that Westbrook reminded him of himself.. WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT

Westbrook got robbed though

When comes to his drive and competiviness nothing else. They have nothing else in common their games are completey different.

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/990096872114024448


:lol
He had every right to shoot those shots today. He's the only one who played like he wanted to win tbh.

hoopslife
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
Just because Harden get's special treatment doesn't mean it's a legitimate foul.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2734489-report-nba-cracking-down-on-reckless-closeouts-creating-contact-to-draw-foul

Gobert jumped into George. George didn't have to jump sideways or forward to initiate contact. That's a foul.

zeerghit
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
it was n no foul... he was leaning into gobert, its easy no call

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
It's true. If Westbrook got PG the ball, OKC wins by 30

Westbrook had no business chucking up 18 three's though. Three of them were air balls :lol

Live by the three you die by the three.

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
It's true. If Westbrook got PG the ball, OKC wins by 30

Hero ball does not work in a 7 game series!!!!

ErhnamDjinn
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
What happened to rubio was he injured?

bluechox2
04-28-2018, 01:21 AM
What happened to rubio was he injured?

rubio took the night off..he knew
knee or ankle sprain

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 01:22 AM
Serious, watch the second angle on this. If PG doesn't jump into Gobert then Gobert doesn't even touch him.

https://twitter.com/NateDuncanNBA/status/990096012902481920

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:22 AM
I feel bad for Xiao that he actually think his teams gonna win, or even be competitive with OKC

This is a 5 game series fellas, 6 absolute max
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

TMac&Luther
04-28-2018, 01:23 AM
:facepalm If that's anybody... it's a foul.... Thats bullshit.

FIFY

This has nothing to do with Harden..that was just a colossal shitty no call. I'm pretty sure this crew won't ref another playoff game this year.

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:23 AM
that was just crazy sequence 5-6 possessions on offensive rebounds and they all were chucking away:facepalm

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:23 AM
What happened to rubio was he injured?

He's soft. Hopefully he's out next series. Neto outplayed Paul in a game last year. Time to unleash the beast!

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:24 AM
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

But those refs!!! :oldlol: :oldlol:

Young X
04-28-2018, 01:24 AM
"OKC is built for the playoffs"

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:24 AM
Serious, watch the second angle on this. If PG doesn't jump into Gobert then Gobert doesn't even touch him.

https://twitter.com/NateDuncanNBA/status/990096012902481920

wrong angle

Naero
04-28-2018, 01:25 AM
I guess that signifies the end of OKC's "big three" mini-experiment. It's had its fun moments, but there was no semblance of synergy among them. :facepalm For whatever Xs and Os expertise Billy Donovan has, they seem to be fruitless on this team, because he hasn't proven he can massage egos at the NBA level.

I detested Durant's decision to join the Warriors; but in a vacuum, I didn't blame him for leaving Westbrook at all—and it's only been reinforced after this game. He can do carry-jobs on otherwise-lottery-bound teams, sure, but I've concluded that he just can't synergize with multiple stars. :facepalm

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:25 AM
Gobert jumped into George. George didn't have to jump sideways or forward to initiate contact. That's a foul.


def a foul, pg got robbed on two big time calls :wtf:

Don Mitchell is one hell of a player.. Dwade with a better jump shot is what he can become.. We will see if that is his destiny.. If he does achieve that than he will be a one of the best of all time.. EXCITING TIMES IN THE NBA:applause:

BANE?
04-28-2018, 01:25 AM
Westbrook is such a ****ing crybaby, always bitching and complaining. He

hold this L
04-28-2018, 01:25 AM
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
hahahaha brilliant. Kiiiing, where you at bruh? :pimp:

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:26 AM
[QUOTE=Naero]I guess that signifies the end of OKC's "big three" mini-experiment. It had its fun moments, but there was no semblance of synergy among them. :facepalm For whatever Xs and Os expertise Billy Donovan has, they seem to be fruitless because he hasn't proven he can massage egos at the NBA level.

I detested Durant's decision to join the Warriors; but in a vacuum, I didn't blame him for leaving Westbrook at all

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:26 AM
[QUOTE=Naero]I guess that signifies the end of OKC's "big three" mini-experiment. It had its fun moments, but there was no semblance of synergy among them. :facepalm For whatever Xs and Os expertise Billy Donovan has, they seem to be fruitless because he hasn't proven he can massage egos at the NBA level.

I detested Durant's decision to join the Warriors; but in a vacuum, I didn't blame him for leaving Westbrook at all

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:26 AM
But those refs!!! :oldlol: :oldlol:
:lol :lol :violin: :violin:

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:26 AM
Hero ball does not work in a 7 game series!!!!
That's the problem, it did when he had another great player with him. A consistent superstar in KD. I'm sorry but Paul George is not consistent. This was an elimination game and he got lit up like a Christmas tree by a rookie. Yeah the rookie is great and easily ROY but he's PG13

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:27 AM
def a foul, pg got robbed on two big time calls :wtf:

Don Mitchell is one hell of a player.. Dwade with a better jump shot is what he can become.. We will see if that is his destiny.. If he does achieve that than he will be a one of the best of all time.. EXCITING TIMES IN THE NBA:applause:

The big question is if the Jazz will surround him and Rudy with the shooters they need or go the Stockton/Malone route and be happy with playoff exits every year. You aren't winning with Rubio that much is for sure.

yeaaaman
04-28-2018, 01:28 AM
[QUOTE=Naero]I guess that signifies the end of OKC's "big three" mini-experiment. It's had its fun moments, but there was no semblance of synergy among them. :facepalm For whatever Xs and Os expertise Billy Donovan has, they seem to be fruitless on this team, because he hasn't proven he can massage egos at the NBA level.

I detested Durant's decision to join the Warriors; but in a vacuum, I didn't blame him for leaving Westbrook at all

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:29 AM
Donovan and Carmelo are the biggest problem but Westbrook can only take you so far.


YEP.. He needs a coach that will reel him in .. Kind of like pj did with mj and kobe..

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:29 AM
that experiment is done. Not sure which direction OKC takes moving forward. Melo is gone . PG most likely

How is Melo gone? Player option. They lose PG and replace him with minimum wage guys.

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:29 AM
He had every right to shoot those shots today. He's the only one who played like he wanted to win tbh.

100000% THIS.

Bond007
04-28-2018, 01:30 AM
That's the problem, it did when he had another great player with him. A consistent superstar in KD. I'm sorry but Paul George is not consistent. This was an elimination game and he got lit up like a Christmas tree by a rookie. Yeah the rookie is great and easily ROY but he's PG13

How did it work with KD ? they lost. KD was sick of it and bolted. oh and they had a deeper and more talented lineup

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:30 AM
:lol :lol :violin: :violin:

Kiiiiiiiiling where you my man? :D :D

fourkicks44
04-28-2018, 01:31 AM
Is everyone going to ignore what Steven Adams did in the last minute of the game? How many extra chances did he give his team on the offensive glass?

I wonder if the Refs are going to keep their whistles silent like that when Harden trys to draw contact on 3pt shots next series :lol

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:33 AM
Kiiiiiiiiling where you my man? :D :D
He's cuddled up under a blanket, sobbing, and hoping never to hear the name "Gobert" again. :( :violin:

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:33 AM
Westbrook had no business chucking up 18 three's though. Three of them were air balls :lol

Live by the three you die by the three.
Most definitely. I could tell he was shooting them because he made a couple and plus he was tired as hell :oldlol: It's physically impossible to drive every time down the court. He's gotta get the hell out of his tunnel vision or it's true, he'll never win a ring.

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:34 AM
The big question is if the Jazz will surround him and Rudy with the shooters they need or go the Stockton/Malone route and be happy with playoff exits every year. You aren't winning with Rubio that much is for sure.


Utah is loaded with talent but in todays NBA you need more.. So yea he needs a guy that is a great compliment for his style of play and can be a second scorer for that team.. They have some really good defensive players in Favors and Gobert.. Engalls is a baller and he can play... Still they would need a guy like Kawhi Leonard to make them title contenders .. Only cuz GS is so darn talented.. Favors and Rubio for Kawhi.. :D

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:34 AM
Is everyone going to ignore what Steven Adams did in the last minute of the game? How many extra chances did he give his team on the offensive glass?

I wonder if the Refs are going to keep their whistles silent like that when Harden trys to draw contact on 3pt shots next series :lol

Adams had a big game. The best he played all series. More of the battle I expected between him and Rudy

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:34 AM
He's cuddled up under a blanket, sobbing, and hoping never to hear the name "Gobert" again. :( :violin:

:oldlol: :oldlol: :oldlol:

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:35 AM
Same shit at halftime

https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/990078206177931264

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:36 AM
Utah is loaded with talent but in todays NBA you need more.. So yea he needs a guy that is a great compliment for his style of play and can be a second scorer for that team.. They have some really good defensive players in Favors and Gobert.. Engalls is a baller and he can play... Still they would need a guy like Kawhi Leonard to make them title contenders .. Only cuz GS is so darn talented.. Favors and Rubio for Kawhi.. :D

They have Rudy, Mitchell and Ingles. Need to get some shooters to spread the floor so Mitchell and Gobert can do their thing. SA is too smart to take on Ricky. Not sure Favors makes much sense for them either.

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:37 AM
How did it work with KD ? they lost. KD was sick of it and bolted. oh and they had a deeper and more talented lineup


YEP.. They had IBAKA, KANTER, and Waters as well as KD... That team was more talented than this team.. KD better than George and both IBAKA and Kanter are better than current Melo.. Waters was decent as well..

BarberSchool
04-28-2018, 01:37 AM
Don't even try to act ...
... like Paul George doesn't always ...
... shoot jumpshots ...
... while jumping sideways.

NBASTATMAN
04-28-2018, 01:38 AM
They have Rudy, Mitchell and Ingles. Need to get some shooters to spread the floor so Mitchell and Gobert can do their thing. SA is too smart to take on Ricky. Not sure Favors makes much sense for them either.


that is why I smiled at the end .. Shooters may help them but they wont win anything adding more shooters.. They need another top player to beat GS and Houston in the west..

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:38 AM
How did it work with KD ? they lost. KD was sick of it and bolted. oh and they had a deeper and more talented lineup
They went to 4 conference finals. That's not a chip by any means but it's not failure. I guess KD did want an easier time, but he's a villain now. I don't blame him, anyone can choose to live an easier life if they want.

Proctor
04-28-2018, 01:40 AM
Utah is loaded with talent but in todays NBA you need more.. So yea he needs a guy that is a great compliment for his style of play and can be a second scorer for that team.. They have some really good defensive players in Favors and Gobert.. Engalls is a baller and he can play... Still they would need a guy like Kawhi Leonard to make them title contenders .. Only cuz GS is so darn talented.. Favors and Rubio for Kawhi.. :D
No way the Jazz gut out their cohesive team to try to trade for Kawhi. There isn't exactly anything of fair trade value there except Mitchell and Gobert who the Jazz are most certainly not letting go of.

Spurs would love Ingles and maybe Burks but that's not enough

MJistheGOAT
04-28-2018, 01:41 AM
This was one of the more low IQ basketball I ve seen in the last minute by OKC.
Atrocious.

imdaman99
04-28-2018, 01:41 AM
I know I'm pissed my favorite player is gone fishing early again...

But he was entertaining till the end. Didn't go out like a bitch. Was in danger of it last game but he woke up.

Good series Utah fans... I think there's a couple of you guys :cheers: will definitely root for y'all next round. I'm a huge fan of Mitchell, the real ROY and I like Ingles' feistiness :cheers:

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:42 AM
that is why I smiled at the end .. Shooters may help them but they wont win anything adding more shooters.. They need another top player to beat GS and Houston in the west..

Adding top players not as easy as adding shooters. Paul George would rather play for a lottery team

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 01:46 AM
I know I'm pissed my favorite player is gone fishing early again...

But he was entertaining till the end. Didn't go out like a bitch. Was in danger of it last game but he woke up.

Good series Utah fans... I think there's a couple of you guys :cheers: will definitely root for y'all next round. I'm a huge fan of Mitchell, the real ROY and I like Ingles' feistiness :cheers:


:cheers: :cheers:

Great post

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:46 AM
http://gifimgs.com/res/0418/5ae40a54bbc21716947188.gif

:lol

https://j.gifs.com/pQl62m.gif

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 01:48 AM
Most definitely. I could tell he was shooting them because he made a couple and plus he was tired as hell :oldlol: It's physically impossible to drive every time down the court. He's gotta get the hell out of his tunnel vision or it's true, he'll never win a ring.

He hit a clutch one when he did a give and go with Felton because he was wide open. It's the little things that add up to a win. If Westbrook had done more of that then he would have had a far better night.

I've seen a lot of basketball. I've forgotten more than anyone here has probably ever seen. And I can say that Westbrook is a very unique player when it comes to his stamina. Rodman was another one, but he wasn't an offensive force. MJ and Pippen were too but their conditioning was superhuman. Kareem and Wilt are in the superhuman category as well.

Westbrook though genuinely never looks tired. There's no reason why he can't learn to pick his spots better. He has a big body, and big shoulders, he should learn to post-up and bully smaller guards.

My biggest issue with Westbrook is that he only knows how to play one way - and that's full throttle. A.I. was similar but he also was arguably a better playmaker than Westbrook. A.I. kept attacking and it surprised many bigs because they would attempt to put him on the ground, they were encouraged by their coaches. Isiah Thomas in detroit went through the same thing, but Westbrook will never have that issue. He's just too big, and he plays in a completely different era. But maybe that's part of the problem.

Anyways I'm rambling, but unless Westbrook learns to adjust his game, he'll never be a champion.

No wonder why Durant left. That entire situation was completely mishandled. Why couldn't Westbrook have been put as a SG like he was in college? I will never understand why the obsession of putting 2's at the 1 became prevalent in this era but it's fool's gold.

Oh well, good riddance to OKC. Maybe they'll give Seattle their team back :oldlol:

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 01:50 AM
http://gifimgs.com/res/0418/5ae40a54bbc21716947188.gif

:lol

https://j.gifs.com/pQl62m.gif
:roll: :roll:

Lakers Legend#32
04-28-2018, 01:56 AM
You butt-sore Clay Clay Bennett?
Curse of the Sonics
#FOKC

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 01:57 AM
http://gifimgs.com/res/0418/5ae40a54bbc21716947188.gif

:lol

https://j.gifs.com/pQl62m.gif

Why weren't those fans ejected? :roll: :roll: :roll:

Funktion
04-28-2018, 01:58 AM
Why weren't those fans ejected? :roll: :roll: :roll:

First one was at halftime. Theyre still there postgame :lol

34-24 Footwork
04-28-2018, 02:02 AM
GAWD I LOVE WESTBROOK.

The league needs this dude in the worst way.

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 02:02 AM
First one was at halftime. Theyre still there postgame :lol

I feel bad for laughing but it's hilarious :oldlol:

It looks like at half-time a fan heckled him and he got angry, then at the end of the game all he saw was the man's hand blocking his view and he thought that they were trying to heckle him again so he got angry about it

Either way :lol

LoneyROY7
04-28-2018, 02:08 AM
Jazz are a tough and smart team, but Houston's play style is a huge mismatch for them.

The Rockets are the best team in the league at taking bigs out of the paint, and Rudy manning the paint is what has made the Jazz special on defense.

Would be surprised if it went more than 5 games.

ImKobe
04-28-2018, 03:00 AM
Feel bad for Russ man.. he played his damn heart out and showed up once again, and look what his help does, 2/16 & 6 turnovers for "Playoff P" in a do-or-die game, Melo a -19, teammates were a combined 3/15 from 3 and y'all crying about him going 7/19 lol... Westbrook is the last person to blame for that loss.

kNIOKAS
04-28-2018, 04:57 AM
He hit a clutch one when he did a give and go with Felton because he was wide open. It's the little things that add up to a win. If Westbrook had done more of that then he would have had a far better night.

I've seen a lot of basketball. I've forgotten more than anyone here has probably ever seen. And I can say that Westbrook is a very unique player when it comes to his stamina. Rodman was another one, but he wasn't an offensive force. MJ and Pippen were too but their conditioning was superhuman. Kareem and Wilt are in the superhuman category as well.

Westbrook though genuinely never looks tired. There's no reason why he can't learn to pick his spots better. He has a big body, and big shoulders, he should learn to post-up and bully smaller guards.

My biggest issue with Westbrook is that he only knows how to play one way - and that's full throttle. A.I. was similar but he also was arguably a better playmaker than Westbrook. A.I. kept attacking and it surprised many bigs because they would attempt to put him on the ground, they were encouraged by their coaches. Isiah Thomas in detroit went through the same thing, but Westbrook will never have that issue. He's just too big, and he plays in a completely different era. But maybe that's part of the problem.

Anyways I'm rambling, but unless Westbrook learns to adjust his game, he'll never be a champion.

No wonder why Durant left. That entire situation was completely mishandled. Why couldn't Westbrook have been put as a SG like he was in college? I will never understand why the obsession of putting 2's at the 1 became prevalent in this era but it's fool's gold.

Oh well, good riddance to OKC. Maybe they'll give Seattle their team back :oldlol:
A good comment. Westbrook has a surprising lack of self-awareness despite the talent he has.


I also know a few guys who only play full-throttle, as you say. Expending energy in useless situations (fastbreaking against 5 defenders, dribbling behind the 3pt line, driving hard when being 3 against a single defender, etc.), growing bitter and giving up later in the game. It's bizzare.

WallIn
04-28-2018, 05:06 AM
Earlier in this thread I wrote that the more Westbrick shoots the better it is for Jazz.

As expected, team basketball prevailed over low IQ chucking.

ImKobe
04-28-2018, 05:12 AM
He hit a clutch one when he did a give and go with Felton because he was wide open. It's the little things that add up to a win. If Westbrook had done more of that then he would have had a far better night.

I've seen a lot of basketball. I've forgotten more than anyone here has probably ever seen. And I can say that Westbrook is a very unique player when it comes to his stamina. Rodman was another one, but he wasn't an offensive force. MJ and Pippen were too but their conditioning was superhuman. Kareem and Wilt are in the superhuman category as well.

Westbrook though genuinely never looks tired. There's no reason why he can't learn to pick his spots better. He has a big body, and big shoulders, he should learn to post-up and bully smaller guards.

My biggest issue with Westbrook is that he only knows how to play one way - and that's full throttle. A.I. was similar but he also was arguably a better playmaker than Westbrook. A.I. kept attacking and it surprised many bigs because they would attempt to put him on the ground, they were encouraged by their coaches. Isiah Thomas in detroit went through the same thing, but Westbrook will never have that issue. He's just too big, and he plays in a completely different era. But maybe that's part of the problem.

Anyways I'm rambling, but unless Westbrook learns to adjust his game, he'll never be a champion.

No wonder why Durant left. That entire situation was completely mishandled. Why couldn't Westbrook have been put as a SG like he was in college? I will never understand why the obsession of putting 2's at the 1 became prevalent in this era but it's fool's gold.

Oh well, good riddance to OKC. Maybe they'll give Seattle their team back :oldlol:

So it's always his fault and his teammates get away with coming up short, no one blames the coach for starting Carmelo again despite the fact that he hurt them all series and they just had a comeback in elimination without him..it always has to be his fault, I guess I shouldn't be surprised after what I read here last year, when he was a huge positive on the court for 4 straight games against Houston while averaging a 40-pt triple-double, it was still his fault and no one took a second to question Oladipo missing one wide open shot after another and giving up a double-digit lead in 2 minutes with Russ resting to start the 4th. But he takes one or two desperation threes because no one's doing shit and all of a sudden it's his fault. I'm surprised a Kobe/Irving fan would actually hate on him, because you know those guys made similar decisions all the time when it came down to it.

D-Wait
04-28-2018, 06:05 AM
http://gifimgs.com/res/0418/5ae40a54bbc21716947188.gif

:lol

https://j.gifs.com/pQl62m.gif

WOW. :lol :lol

CPointGod3
04-28-2018, 06:08 AM
Bye bye PG13:lol

Good luck on your own on the thunder for the rest of your career chuckbrick :lol

Oh wait, i forgot Melo will opt into a 28mil deal :banana: :lol

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 07:40 AM
[QUOTE]Fred Katz: Official Ron Garretson statement on the non-call on Gobert:

tontoz
04-28-2018, 09:15 AM
Mitchell is just nasty. Pretty rare to see a rookie play like that in a game 6.

GOBB
04-28-2018, 09:57 AM
Crazy game. Jazz defense man. Great defense vs great offense collide next round. Good luck Utah.


Why weren't those fans ejected? :roll: :roll: :roll:

Why would they be? Hopefully you weren't serious.

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 10:27 AM
Would be great if they called this consistency. That and the Harden throwing his arms into the defender are the worst calls
Boom. Exactly what I've been saying. ISH casual fans don't understand the rules.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 10:28 AM
Mitchell is just nasty. Pretty rare to see a rookie play like that in a game 6.

Not to mention games 1-5

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 10:30 AM
Boom. Exactly what I've been saying. ISH casual fans don't understand the rules.

We understand the rules. It is the refs that don't.

That play is called a foul 99% of the time. Look at the reaction from Snyder in the video. He puts his head down after the contact absolutely assuming a whistle is coming.

You can't call it one way all year and then, in that moment, call it like that.

It was a terrible no-call...made even worse by the fact that George was fouled on a 3 previously and they didn't give it to him even though he had already gathered.

It isn't about the actual rule. It is about how it is being called all year.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 10:38 AM
We understand the rules. It is the refs that don't.

That play is called a foul 99% of the time. Look at the reaction from Snyder in the video. He puts his head down after the contact absolutely assuming a whistle is coming.

You can't call it one way all year and then, in that moment, call it like that.

It was a terrible no-call...made even worse by the fact that George was fouled on a 3 previously and they didn't give it to him even though he had already gathered.

It isn't about the actual rule. It is about how it is being called all year.

If the whistles had been consistent all series or even all game you might have an argument but they weren't.

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 10:44 AM
If the whistles had been consistent all series or even all game you might have an argument but they weren't.

Again, you we all know you can't be objective about this series.

That was a call 99% of the time all year. Again, look at Snyder in the video and try to convince me he doesn't think it was a foul.

Nearly everyone watching that game expected them to blow the whistle there.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 10:53 AM
Again, you we all know you can't be objective about this series.

That was a call 99% of the time all year. Again, look at Snyder in the video and try to convince me he doesn't think it was a foul.

Nearly everyone watching that game expected them to blow the whistle there.

Snyder knows that stars get calls. He thought it would be called a foul. Doesn't mean he thought it was a foul

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 10:53 AM
We understand the rules. It is the refs that don't.

That play is called a foul 99% of the time. Look at the reaction from Snyder in the video. He puts his head down after the contact absolutely assuming a whistle is coming.

You can't call it one way all year and then, in that moment, call it like that.

It was a terrible no-call...made even worse by the fact that George was fouled on a 3 previously and they didn't give it to him even though he had already gathered.

It isn't about the actual rule. It is about how it is being called all year.
Clearly the refs do since it was called that way and video analysis after the fact confirmed it.:oldlol:

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 10:55 AM
Snyder knows that stars get calls. He thought it would be called a foul. Doesn't mean he thought it was a foul

That is my point. It isn't about the technicalities of the rule because players (stars or not) have been getting that call virtually all year with very few exceptions.

That was a mild lean in at best.

Here is my point.

If you polled real NBA fans right after the pump fake and jump in and froze time and asked them if they thought a foul would be called there. I think you'd get near 100% saying yes.

And that is mostly because the refs have been calling that foul each game all year consistently in favor of the offensive player.

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 10:56 AM
Clearly the refs do since it was called that way and video analysis after the fact confirmed it.:oldlol:

I disagree actually.

But even if that was the case...what do you say about the refs calling much worse lean ins than that all year.

They know the rules as well?

You can't have it both ways.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 10:57 AM
That is my point. It isn't about the technicalities of the rule because players (stars or not) have been getting that call virtually all year with very few exceptions.

That was a mild lean in at best.

Here is my point.

If you polled real NBA fans right after the pump fake and jump in and froze time and asked them if they thought a foul would be called there. I think you'd get near 100% saying yes.

And that is mostly because the refs have been calling that foul each game all year consistently in favor of the offensive player.

And it was supposed to be a point of emphasis this year. Good to see them make the right call. That call and the bullshit with Harden throwing his hands into a defender that is standing there are a joke!

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 10:59 AM
And it was supposed to be a point of emphasis this year. Good to see them make the right call. That call and the bullshit with Harden throwing his hands into a defender that is standing there are a joke!

I agree with that.

However, I think it is grossly unfair to call it all year (in much more egregious situations) and then not call it there.

I wish they never let players lean in and draw fouls...I hate it.

You just can't flip the script in a playoff elimination game. That isn't right...especially after the questionable gather call that went against George as well. He needs to get one of those calls for any semblance of consistency or fairness.

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 10:59 AM
I disagree actually.

But even if that was the case...what do you say about the refs calling much worse lean ins than that all year.

They know the rules as well?

You can't have it both ways.
Then those others were called incorrectly. The lean ins are much less of a problem then they were a few years ago and that cannot even be disputed. Yes, terrible no calls do happen but in a lot of cases the defender comes down and makes visible contact. Gobert is different because he wouldn't have made any contact at all if PG didn't jump into him. Refs called it by the rule book, it doesn't matter if shitty calls were made in the past.

And your argument about casual fans and polls? 95+% of casual fans think Eurosteps are travels and that LBJ literally commits offensive fouls on every possession :oldlol:

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 11:02 AM
Then those others were called incorrectly. The lean ins are much less of a problem then they were a few years ago and that cannot even be disputed. Yes, terrible no calls do happen but in a lot of cases the defender comes down and makes visible contact. Gobert is different because he wouldn't have made any contact at all if PG didn't jump into him. Refs called it by the rule book, it doesn't matter if shitty calls were made in the past.

And your argument about casual fans and polls? 95+% of casual fans think Eurosteps are travels and that LBJ literally commits offensive fouls on every possession :oldlol:

I said real fans...not casual fans...specifically to not include casual fans that don't follow closely.

The bold is where we disagree the most. I actually do think it was closer to a foul than not just on the real rules, but the bold...just couldn't disagree more.

How you call something all year absolutely matters for the playoffs. Asking players to play a different way in the playoffs is silly. You have to be consistent.

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 11:06 AM
I said real fans...not casual fans...specifically to not include casual fans that don't follow closely.

The bold is where we disagree the most. I actually do think it was closer to a foul than not just on the real rules, but the bold...just couldn't disagree more.

How you call something all year absolutely matters for the playoffs. Asking players to play a different way in the playoffs is silly. You have to be consistent.
My mistake.

You are ok with a playoff series potentially being decided by BS calls? Again, the fact that Gobert wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him is key here. I don't necessarily have a problem with a lean in if the defender makes clear contact (falls on top of the player) but when the defender wouldn't have fouled at all and calling it a foul is way over the line.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 11:09 AM
Too me the Jazz were obviously the better team in this series and they won so that's all that matters in the end

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 11:10 AM
Too me the Jazz were obviously the better team in this series and they won so that's all that matters in the end

Agreed.

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 11:12 AM
My mistake.

You are ok with a playoff series potentially being decided by BS calls? Again, the fact that Gobert wouldn't have touched PG if PG didn't jump into him is key here. I don't necessarily have a problem with a lean in if the defender makes clear contact (falls on top of the player) but when the defender wouldn't have fouled at all and calling it a foul is way over the line.

I don't see it exactly the same way you do, but I don't have a huge problem with it just on that one play if I ignore the entire year.

However, my opinion is that PG should have gotten one of those two calls down the stretch. I think the gather call and the last call with Gobert were both on the side of "he should be shooting 3 free throws here" and for him to not get one of those calls is the actual BS you reference.

Just my take though.

FireDavidKahn
04-28-2018, 11:13 AM
I don't see it exactly the same way you do, but I don't have a huge problem with it just on that one play if I ignore the entire year.

However, my opinion is that PG should have gotten one of those two calls down the stretch. I think the gather call and the last call with Gobert were both on the side of "he should be shooting 3 free throws here" and for him to not get one of those calls is the actual BS you reference.

Just my take though.
Fair enough

CelticBaller
04-28-2018, 11:40 AM
And idiots here thought the thunder could beat the Warriors :roll:

CuterThanRubio
04-28-2018, 12:00 PM
Splendid results!!

It's my golden birthday today and this is the greatest gift I could ever receive!


I feel overwhelming sympathy for all OKC fans

#TakeNote

If they manage to upset Houston I would lose my mind,the ride probably screeches to a halt in 5 games but I'm fully satisfied, this series was awesome.

And Donovan Mitchell> Simmons, but true heads already knew that

See you in the next thread Xiao!

Young X
04-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Feel bad for Russ man.. he played his damn heart out and showed up once again, and look what his help does, 2/16 & 6 turnovers for "Playoff P" in a do-or-die game, Melo a -19, teammates were a combined 3/15 from 3 and y'all crying about him going 7/19 lol... Westbrook is the last person to blame for that loss.They wouldn't have been in that position had he not played like trash in the first 4 games.

He put his team in this hole, he is just as much to blame as anybody.

ImKobe
04-28-2018, 03:29 PM
They wouldn't have been in that position had he not played like trash in the first 4 games.

He put his team in this hole, he is just as much to blame as anybody.

He had two bad games in this series, he played well enough when it came down to it for his team to at least have a Game 7 at home to advance in the series, so I don't get the hate. PG had 3 bad games, Melo was trash offensively in all but one game.

Still doesn't change the fact that his team lost by 5 pts in a game where his 2nd option went 2/15 with 5 pts & 6 TOs

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 04:08 PM
He had two bad games in this series, he played well enough when it came down to it for his team to at least have a Game 7 at home to advance in the series, so I don't get the hate. PG had 3 bad games, Melo was trash offensively in all but one game.

Still doesn't change the fact that his team lost by 5 pts in a game where his 2nd option went 2/15 with 5 pts & 6 TOs

Overall he played a really bad series though. There is no arguing that.

He had a 99 ortg and shot 49% TS. He also didn't involve his teammates enough and also let Rubio torch him in some key moments / games.

He was bad.

However, you are right to say that when it was do or die...he came through much better and gave his team chances and his teammates let him down. PG played an absolutely horrific game...and Melo was terrible again...and Donovan coached a poor game yet again.

Both things can be true.

But when you say "I don't get the hate"...like...what do you expect? He's a former MVP that played objectively bad basketball overall in the series...and has an inherent style that limits the play of his teammates.

It isn't a mystery at all why he's getting hate.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 04:36 PM
[QUOTE]Erik Horne: Billy Donovan on Carmelo Anthony:

PsychoBe
04-28-2018, 04:45 PM
So it's always his fault and his teammates get away with coming up short, no one blames the coach for starting Carmelo again despite the fact that he hurt them all series and they just had a comeback in elimination without him..it always has to be his fault, I guess I shouldn't be surprised after what I read here last year, when he was a huge positive on the court for 4 straight games against Houston while averaging a 40-pt triple-double, it was still his fault and no one took a second to question Oladipo missing one wide open shot after another and giving up a double-digit lead in 2 minutes with Russ resting to start the 4th. But he takes one or two desperation threes because no one's doing shit and all of a sudden it's his fault. I'm surprised a Kobe/Irving fan would actually hate on him, because you know those guys made similar decisions all the time when it came down to it.

I'm not hating on Westbrook at all. I don't blame him for last year, and I rarely ever bring up last year unless it's in a tongue-in-cheek way when we look at Oladipo's and Sabonis's sudden improvement.

Regardless, the Westbrook/Kobe comparisons being at competitiveness and end there as well.

Kobe was a surgeon on the court. He played chess. Westbrook played checkers.

You don't have to listen to Kobe talk about his game in order for you to understand how he's the greatest one-on-one player of all time. What makes him the best isn't his speed, athleticism, or trickery alone, it's a combination of them all.

He would put all-time great defenders in the triple threat and do a hesitation into a pull-up. Then next he'd do the same hesitation into a half-spin and fade away. Now the defender will give him just a inch too much space and now suddenly, Kobe simply pulls up and hits a shot between your eyes.

He has too many moves and too many counters. Hakeem was very similar, but unfortunately Westbrook is limited.

Kobe could afford to jack up 43 shots because of his unique arsenal. Westbrook isn't there yet, and even as great of a scorer as KD is, he isn't there yet as well. This is why he needs to learn to make the game easier for himself, but too often he doesn't.

Kyrie is much more similar due to his ball-handling skills and his ability to break any defender down with his dribbles. He's so good with his handles that he virtually cannot be double-teamed.

But Westbrook can't do that either. So when the game slows down and you're in a half-court set and can no longer go full-throttle through your defender, you need to find a way to use your teammates. They don't have to even score, just take up space.

Do you think that the Jazz still weren't scared that PG could go off on them at any time? Of course they were. Hell, they were scared of Raymond Felton. That's why Westbrook got a wide open three off of a give and go by him. They completely lost track of him.

But again, Westbrook doesn't do enough of that. There's no "system" in learning to run off screen, moving without the ball to your sweet spots, and firing the trigger. You learn that in middle school.

Unfortunately, Westbrook's basketball instincts isn't to be crafty, it's to "takeover" in the most overt sense of the word. When Kobe took over, it was because he had set the table already. He knew where he was going to go before went there, and he visualized it all in his mind.

Westbrook just goes. The three to tie that went in and out? His shooting form was off. He wanted the moment so badly that you can literally see it manifest in his shooting form.

But you're a student of the game I'm sure, but I want for you to take a moment whenever you can to rewatch this series over and analyze everything that Westbrook did right, and what he could have done better.

Now I'm not saying that he was to blame, but like what Charles Barkley said about James Harden, you can't just dribble and throw the ball to someone in the corner and expect for them to be ready. Even James Harden in 2015 when he was eliminated in the first round by the Warriors, vowed to be a better player. He knew that the way he played wasn't conducive to winning, so he looked into the mirror and made improvements in his game.

I really think Westbrook would benefit from being at the 2. No two guard can stop him, and he'd perform very well imo. It also allows for you to play into his strengths more and he could play the passing lanes better.

All in all, Westbrook is a great, great player, but he has to get better and he has to change his approach to the game.

He reminds me a lot of T-Mac as well, but there were a hundred and one things about T-Mac's game that I liked as well as disliked and I don't wanna get into all of that right now.

DMAVS41
04-28-2018, 04:48 PM
thought it was 6 games?

2 games?

He shot 45% TS for the series and sucked on defense.

Oh, and he sucked all year as well.

Donovan has become a joke. I really like him too...that is the sad part. Seems like a great dude and I think he's been a good coach.

But playing Melo that much in this series and in game 6 was just a true slap in the face to the franchise.

Young X
04-28-2018, 05:11 PM
He had two bad games in this series, he played well enough when it came down to it for his team to at least have a Game 7 at home to advance in the series, so I don't get the hate. PG had 3 bad games, Melo was trash offensively in all but one game.

Still doesn't change the fact that his team lost by 5 pts in a game where his 2nd option went 2/15 with 5 pts & 6 TOsHe had three straight mediocre/bad games which led to them going down 3-1. The series was basically over at that point. His game 5 performance was too late.

Actually he is more to blame than George for them losing this series.

smoovegittar
04-28-2018, 05:17 PM
:facepalm Carmelo, man...

ImKobe
04-28-2018, 05:35 PM
He had three straight mediocre/bad games which led to them going down 3-1. The series was basically over at that point. His game 5 performance was too late.

Actually he is more to blame than George for them losing this series.

You gotta be kidding me :oldlol: How was Game 2 mediocre or bad? They only lost that game because George played like ass, not only did he shoot worse than Westbrook & Melo, but he also got his ass lit up by Mitchell in the 4th to lose the game. They end the 3rd quarter up 5, go scoreless to start the 4th until WB gets back in, Melo & PG score 0 pts on the 4th as Mitchell lights them up. WB only took like 3 shots in the 4th, so you can't say that he shot them out of the game, tried to get the ball to everyone else in that game and only had 3 TOs.

But yeah, let's blame Russ again :facepalm

Young X
04-28-2018, 05:50 PM
You gotta be kidding me :oldlol: How was Game 2 mediocre or bad? They only lost that game because George played like ass, not only did he shoot worse than Westbrook & Melo, but he also got his ass lit up by Mitchell in the 4th to lose the game. They end the 3rd quarter up 5, go scoreless to start the 4th until WB gets back in, Melo & PG score 0 pts on the 4th as Mitchell lights them up. WB only took like 3 shots in the 4th, so you can't say that he shot them out of the game, tried to get the ball to everyone else in that game and only had 3 TOs.

But yeah, let's blame Russ again :facepalm7-19 shooting, 46 TS%, barely scored in the 4th quarter, clearly outplayed by Rubio...mediocre.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 06:07 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski: Tough blow for Utah: Jazz guard Ricky Rubio could miss 10 days with left hamstring injury, league sources tell ESPN. His return could be sooner, based upon progression in rehabilitation.

Xiao Yao You
04-28-2018, 06:08 PM
[QUOTE]Royce Young: Melo asked about possibly coming off the bench:

Doranku
04-28-2018, 09:41 PM
Playoff P :roll: :roll: :roll: 25 ppg on 40% shooting and more turnovers than assists. I don't know how I could root for this guy if he came to LA. Please stay away.

MJistheGOAT
04-28-2018, 09:45 PM
[QUOTE=Xiao Yao You]Adrian Wojnarowski: Tough blow for Utah: Jazz guard Ricky Rubio could miss 10 days with left hamstring injury, league sources tell ESPN. His return could be sooner, based upon progression in rehabilitation.