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    Default Denver in 5 or sweep

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    1) Denver demolished Booker/KD (122 to 112 team ortg), while the Lakers had trouble with Curry (113 to 110)

    * notice how Denver held the Suns to 112 ortg but that wasn't due to great individual defenders - the long-standing, organic Nuggets simply wear out opponents with superior brand of ball, thus yielding lower defensive requirements.

    2) Warriors had some success when they brought AD away from the rim and Denver has far greater capacity to do that - that's their whole game - they don't have non-scorers like Draymond or Looney and have perfected a new brand of ball that wears teams out

    3) Jokic & Murray are 25-30 ppg guys, while Lebron and AD only averaged 20-25 ppg against a 1-man team (Warriors), so they will perform worse and be more worn down against the Nuggets' superior onslaught

    4) Jokic is best player in series and will dictate brand of ball

    5) Reaves and D-Lo will be easy work for Murray compared to Booker and Anthony Edwards (who Murray played great against)
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    Default Re: Denver in 5 or sweep

    100% not a sweep.

    Lakers will win AT LEAST game 3 or 4, with hella FTA. Cmon man lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarberSchool View Post
    100% not a sweep.

    Lakers will win AT LEAST game 3 or 4, with hella FTA. Cmon man lol

    That's true the refs will give the Lakers 1 game.. But this series will look like the 09' ECF or 14' Finals where everyone was surprised at the inferiority of Lebron's heavy favorite or super-team.

    The issue is that 20-25 ppg won't be enough for AD and Lebron, so they will need to rely too much on Reaves/D-Lo and others - meanwhile, Jokic and Murray will be at 25-30 ppg - they're just a better duo - the best itl

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    In on another "Oubre > Klay" caliber thread

    Picking the nuggets is so disastrous

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    That's true the refs will give the Lakers 1 game.. But this series will look like the 09' ECF or 14' Finals where everyone was surprised at the inferiority of Lebron's heavy favorite or super-team.

    The issue is that 20-25 ppg won't be enough for AD and Lebron, so they will need to rely too much on Reaves/D-Lo and others - meanwhile, Jokic and Murray will be at 25-30 ppg - they're just a better duo - the best itl
    Good logic

    Durant/Booker being a higher scoring duo won them the series.

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    Default Re: Denver in 5 or sweep

    lebron in 5

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    Default Re: Denver in 5 or sweep

    Devin Booker himself broke Lebron.

    Devin Booker put up 47 his playoff career high on Lebron .....
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...high-on-Lebron

    Lebron stacking the deck in 2022 because he is afraid of Devin Booker
    http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...f-Devin-Booker

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternativeAcc. View Post
    Good logic

    Durant/Booker being a higher scoring duo won them the series.


    You just ethered the shit out of him, completely dismantled his argument. Now time for some serious goal post moving.

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    Default Re: Denver in 5 or sweep

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    That's true the refs will give the Lakers 1 game.. But this series will look like the 09' ECF or 14' Finals where everyone was surprised at the inferiority of Lebron's heavy favorite or super-team.

    The issue is that 20-25 ppg won't be enough for AD and Lebron, so they will need to rely too much on Reaves/D-Lo and others - meanwhile, Jokic and Murray will be at 25-30 ppg - they're just a better duo - the best itl
    Good logic

    Durant/Booker being a higher scoring duo won them the series.

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    3ball has a very simplistic way of looking at things. When judging match-ups, he just goes by the best 2-3 players on both teams and that will determine who will win the series. Completely ignores other starters and some key bench players and not to mention he completely disregards defense all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlternativeAcc. View Post
    Good logic

    Durant/Booker being a higher scoring duo won them the series.

    Jokic was easily the best player in the series, while Murray was still very good at 25 ppg, which makes them the best duo

    It's impressive that Murray can still get 25 ppg while facing the onslaught of Booker, so he will have a field day against reaves and d-lo

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post


    You just ethered the shit out of him, completely dismantled his argument. Now time for some serious goal post moving.
    It's a weird angle he's taking here. From a trolling perspective I think it'd be better to claim the Lakers are juggernauts and heavy favorites. Even if they lose he can claim LeBron underachieved due to inferior brand


    He's claiming the Nugs not only have a better brand but also have more talent at the top... Jokic/Murray is the best duo in the league he says... there is no backtracking now.


    Needless to say, this won't end well for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    Jokic was easily the best player in the series, while Murray was still very good at 25 ppg, which makes them the best duo

    It's impressive that Murray can still get 25 ppg while facing the onslaught of Booker, so he will have a field day against reaves and d-lo
    The game isn't played 1 on 1 and Lakers switch everything

    He will not be literally guarded by dlo and Reaves all game.

    So what's the excuse when the Nuggets lose? You're gonna claim AD is Kareem again?

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    How will denver take away ad from rim more than nuggets. Warriors do play some non shooters but take more 3s and have the goat shooting backcourt. Nuggets have shooters around jokic but he mostly plays in the paint still

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987_Lakers View Post
    3ball has a very simplistic way of looking at things. When judging match-ups, he just goes by the best 2-3 players on both teams and that will determine who will win the series. Completely ignores other starters and some key bench players and not to mention he completely disregards defense all the time.

    Actually, I thought the MOST about the "others" but simply cut out the weeds and presented the factors that matter - I realized that the role players cancel out for this particular series.. Essentially, the over-stacked-ness of the Lakers causes a situation where the 5th through 7th best players (Rui, Walker, Vanderbilt) don't get enough minutes (barely 100 minutes each) to impact the series the way lesser talents like Pope or Bowen do (150-200 minutes).. This is part of the Nuggets' chemistry advantage from having a long-standing organic system and chemistry that allows these guys to be superstars in their roles, while the Lakers bite their fingernails on the bench and wonder if they'll get back in the game

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