Cavs getting housed on their own floor...
Um WOW! Cleveland destroyed on their home floor.
Pacers are definitely 1 of the teams nobody wanted to play in the playoffs.
Long way to go yet...LeBronna has never lost a first round series.
Pacers are not a threat to anyone
GS got the Spurs best shot tonight but it was too much Splash Brother.
Draymond Green is easily the most hateable player in the NBA...
Eye Heart Draymond Green
Philly might take the East. Toronto may not have the firepower to match them. Who in the East does?
Indiana getting blown out at home
People shoveling dirt on the Cavs is a bad idea. LeBron is still the best player on the planet and can carry that team maybe all the way to the ECF
And now Indiana returns the favor
Pretty good series
So far officiating is atrocious.
Is Middleton ever hot. Making everything.
Zeller doing some good space occupying.
OKC down 2-1. That’s surprising yet not. OKC super team got a really bad matchup with Utah- they’re capable of beating anyone. Mitchell is unbelievable- he’s a rookie??? Utah caught lightning in a bottle with that pick (13th pick).
On the ROTY topic, I do not think Simmons should be the ROTY. He collected a paycheck, attended meetings, did all the things rookies do... LAST YEAR. He’s not a rookie. I think it’s ridiculous that he’s being considered, and that Embiid was considered last year. You don’t get a redshirt rookie year.
Meanwhile, Portland came in riding high, had a great year- and got swept. And except for game one, they were all pretty decisive. Moving Jrue Holiday to 2G just sent that team to the stratosphere. Finally a compliment to Davis. No one gave much to the Pelicans for picking up Rondo- but he is playing as well as he has ever. If they go deep, do they make a run to keep Cousins? If they do, is thatvteam a real challenger in the West? They’ll run out of gas in round 2 against GS, but they’re suddenly looking like a dangerous team.
The Timberwolves did what the Bucks did- got off their asses in game 3 to make it 2-1. I know the consensus was a that KAT is a top 10 player, but he scored 8 in game 1, 5 in game 2. Tonight he had 18-16-3-1-2, butbit was really Butler and Teague hitting 7 threes that were the big shots. And Derrick Rose had 17 our of nowhere... we’ll if Minnesota and Milwaukee can follow up in game 4.
Utah is pretty good and not sure anyone expected them to play this well. Having the ROTY (Mitchell) helps. I also think Quin Synder is really underrated as a coach. OKC is just an enigma of a team but that’s what you get with a Westbrook led squad. He’s a more talented version of Eric Bledsoe. When he’s focused and motivated he’s unstoppable but his body language and attitude and antics can work the other way (bad for chemistry) so you take the good with the bad.
Not surprised at all about how New Orleans is playing. They are the classic fly under the radar team which is amazing because I think Anthony Davis might be the best player in the league that no one talks about. To a lesser extent it’s the same thing with Holiday. All I know is that’s the best 1-2 punch in the playoffs and they are going to give Golden State some problems.
As for Minnesota, I think they have a tougher path than the Bucks and was expecting more out of Towns. He’s been a disappointment so far in the playoffs and not sure you can count on Derrick Rose scoring 17 again. Butler is the key guy on that team anyway. When he plays well they usually win.
Washington ties it up 2-2. The Raptors wilted down the stretch despite Beal fouling out with about 4 minutes remaining.
Bronnie tied up the series
Wizards & Raptors also tied up at 2
The NBA is happy because it looks like every series in the EC will go 7
Pacers giving LeBron and the Cavs a second chance
That play with Stephenson- how do you go from a jump ball to only a foul on him? Looked to me like both players were going at it... but they switch the call? At a crucial moment in the game? WTF???
If that’s what replay does, then the Bucks should have demanded a replay review so the officials could see that Snell got his jersey yanked, which lead to the turnover. Or on Giannis’ thunderous dunk that it should have been an and-one on Horford. Or on Horford’s layup on Parker where not only did Horford commit a flagrant foul by elbowing Parker in the face, he then proceeded to use Parker’s face as leverage to get the layup and then somehow complain to the officials about not getting a foul to boot and mysteriously holding his head as if he was the guy that got hit in the head.
Horford sure seems to get a lot of love from the refs. Half the time he has the ball he’s the one initiating contact yet the refs rarely call it.
The pulling of the jersey (no call) was amazing. How do you miss that.
NBA refs control the game. It's been that way since the 80's
Thanks for the memories Wolves. That was an ass kicking at home compliments of H Town
Utah up by 14 on OKC
OKC = bunch of thugs when things aren't going their way. WAHHHH.....
Probably sacrificial lamb for Houston
Boy, no ****- PG doesn’t like Engles. I LOVE IT! That Aussie “get up in your sh*t” defense (like Delly).
Wow... get chippy in SLC...