Bucks v Warriors

MichiganPacker2 posted:
Packdog posted:

Not a good time to have a bad game from Giannis. 

So 23 points on 10-19 shooting, 7 rebound, and 4 assists against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA is a bad game? 

It was an OK game. You need your best player to be a scorer down the stretch. But he 2-4 in the 4th. He also had 5 fouls (though that Durant flop should have drawn a technical foul and an ejection it was a ridiculous). And until he made that 4th q baseline fade, he was 0-fer from outside the paint. That’s not good enough if you want to beat the Champs. 

The Bledshow (21-4-3 but 3 turnovers) looked like he was trying to get the team going but every time they’d get Middleton a shot it was a wet blanket. 2-12, 8 points, one made 3. All Star? No. BledShow? Yes. 

And Brogdon goes off in the third and gets them back in the game... even gets a dunk on the first play of the 4th... and then they try to get Middleton the ball- so he gets 3 total shots in the 4th q (2-3). 12 points for the team in the 4th q. 

Glad that Jalen Rose sees how much the lineup needs Jabari Parker. We’ll see how things go after he comes back. 

Brainwashed Boris posted:

Yeah Kidd sucks ass. He's gotta go.

They lead 82-80 at the end of 3. Brogdon gets a dunk to start the 4th. 84-80. 

Their next made basket is at 7:48 on Giannis baseline fade. 86-86. 

BY the time they get their next basket on a Giannis baby hook at 3:40, they’re down 94-88. Bledsoe gets 2 FTs at 3:11 and it’s 94-90. 

Still within reach. They scored just 8 points in 8:49, but they were still only down 4... 14-4 finish and that’s all she wrote. 

If Kidd wanted to win this game, that stretch where Golden State couldn’t throw it in the ocean or avoid turnovers would have been the time to have your scorers in. By the time they get a scoring lineup in, Durant 2, Durant 3, Green 3, ballgame. 

MichiganPacker2 posted:
Packdog posted:

Not a good time to have a bad game from Giannis. 

So 23 points on 10-19 shooting, 7 rebound, and 4 assists against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA is a bad game? 

Didn't see the game ?  Giannis is great, his layups, dunks, length, etc...are great but when the guy can't hit a shot outside the lane it really hurts the team. Especially when much of the offense goes through him.  And he was in early foul trouble and wasn't available when needed. Several of his fouls were really poor play on his part . 

And then there's Middleton....clank. 

The Bucks desperately needed this one for their own confidence.  They had the game well within their reach and fell apart in the 4Q which is something they haven't done much at home.  Kidd just does not have a good feel for making the right calls or substitutions when it matters and it's probably cost them 4-5 games already this year.  

For this team to take a step this year they need a home playoff series and Cleveland is opening the door with their recent play so you need these games. 

Cleveland will be a 1-2 seed. I don’t buy it at all- they’re sandbagging and the EC is still weak. 

Toronto is fools gold IMO. Boston doing it with coaching and mirrors. One of them will stumble, Cleveland will go on a 15-20 run losing one or 2, and they’ll be right back up top when it matters. 

I'll have to disagree.  Cleveland got off to a fast start because they played a lot of easy home games early and in the last month have been getting taken apart by good teams.   I think the chemistry on that team flat out sucks and you know the "is he leaving" crowd is going to take over if they don't turn this thing around. 

Toronto is for real because Derozen has become a 3pt threat.  He was solid before that but has become a really good player and can carry them.  They might be the most balanced team in the East. 

Not totally sold Boston can keep up this pace but even if they come back to the pack that's still a top 3 seed easy.  

That's why Milwaukee can't waste these kind of opportunities.   

 

I know better than to think that a team that the best player and significant talent around him is going to play .500 ball. 

With Toronto, it isn’t Derozen I doubt- it’s the rest of them. Derozen is the real deal. 

Boston to me is the more likely to stumble- but that’s only if teams like Milwaukee, Detroit, Miami, and Washington step forward. I think they’re going to collapse at some point. 

But maybe not. And if if you’re right, Cleveland is still an offensive juggernaut that can run off a big string of wins. In this conference that can help you pass some teams. 

Packdog posted:
MichiganPacker2 posted:
Packdog posted:

Not a good time to have a bad game from Giannis. 

So 23 points on 10-19 shooting, 7 rebound, and 4 assists against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA is a bad game? 

Didn't see the game ?  Giannis is great, his layups, dunks, length, etc...are great but when the guy can't hit a shot outside the lane it really hurts the team. Especially when much of the offense goes through him.  And he was in early foul trouble and wasn't available when needed. Several of his fouls were really poor play on his part . 

And then there's Middleton....clank. 

More of the same against Miami today. The whole offense participated today. The Bucks offense was relegated to the perimeter cause thier inside game was shut down,,,,,,and they can't shoot.

Tell you what, Miami hustles, moves the ball, defends, and is well coached....unlike our bunch. And they have no star players. 

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